Chevrolet Sweeps in J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study

2015 Chevy Impala
The 2015 Chevrolet Impala was one of Chevrolet’s multiple vehicles to receive high marks in the J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study.

Chevy dominated the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM, taking four number one spots, and 10 Chevy models in Top 3 positions – a feat not matched by any other brand (foreign or domestic).

The Chevrolet Malibu, Equinox, Silverado LD, and Spark ranked highest in their respective segments, while the Camaro, Impala, Silverado HD, Sonic, Traverse, and Tahoe all earned a Top 3 score for their segments.

2015 Chevy Malibu

“We are constantly challenging ourselves to bring to market the highest-quality products for our customers, regardless of the type of vehicle they purchase,” said Alan Batey, global Chevrolet president in a statement. “Quality studies like this one tell us we are moving in the right direction.”

2015 Chevy Silverado 1500

The J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study surveys more than 86,000 car purchasers and lessees of new 2015 models at 90 days of ownership. The 233-question survey is designed to determine how happy buyers are with the quality of their brand-new vehicles, and provide feedback to car manufacturers so that timely improvements can be made.

Stop by Stalker Chevrolet today to learn more about our dependable, quality-crafted vehicles!

$439 Million Goes Toward Chevrolet Corvette Plant Upgrades

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray rear profile view
Expect more brilliance from the Corvette team as Chevrolet invest heavily in facility upgrades!

The Chevrolet Corvette is an icon in the automotive world, which is why it comes as no surprise that the American carmaker wants to make sure it looks its best. Chevrolet recently announced a $439 million investment into the only plant that produces this world-class vehicle to create a new paint shop.

“With this major technology investment, we can continue to exceed the expectations of sports car buyers for years to come,” said Arvin Jones, North American Manufacturing Manager. “These types of investments are evidence that the customer is at the center of every decision we make.”

This investment will provide a variety of upgrades for the plant, allowing it to retain 150 jobs in the process. The Corvette plant upgrades include the creation of a 450,000 square-foot paint shop on the premises. This shop will include new tooling and robots including a Dry Scrubber Booth Technology, which will help eliminate sludge waste, and FANUC robots, which makes sure each Corvette has a smooth finish.

It will take two years for the Corvette plant upgrades to be built. Make sure you check back to Stalker Chevrolet in the future for more information on the Chevrolet Corvette!

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Pace Car Takes Indy 500 Track

When it comes to performance, there is no better place to show your vehicle’s stripes than on the racetrack. Chevrolet recently announced that the Corvette Z06 acted as the pace car for the 99th Indianapolis 500, which took place earlier this month. As the fastest car in Chevrolet’s lineup, the Corvette Z06 used this opportunity to stretch its legs, showing off its performance-oriented powertrain.

The Corvette Z06 pace car is a production-spec model that produces 650 horsepower with a supercharged engine and a seven-speed manual transmission. With its performance-oriented ride and power, it is no surprise that NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was chosen to handle this pace car.

This is the 26th time the Chevrolet brand has acted as a pace car in the Indy 500 and the 13th time that a Corvette has been used. The first time the iconic sports car was used as a pace car was in 1978. For more information on the Corvette Z06, stop in to Stalker Chevrolet today!

Take to the Racetrack with 2016 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R

 

Chevrolet is looking to add a bit of vroom to your garage. The American carmaker recently announced the addition of the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Edition to the Corvette lineup, giving performance-lovers everywhere the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a race-worthy sports car.

“Corvette Racing’s legacy and technology were significant influences on the development of the Corvette Z06 and the new C7.R Edition honors the direct link between the racecar and the production model,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product and marketing manager. “It also advances Chevrolet’s plan to offer special-edition models that offer unique, personal ownership experiences, which become important parts of Corvette’s legacy.”

Chevrolet offers an abundance of unique features in the C7.R Edition including the option of a coupe or convertible body, a Jet Black leather interior, a C7.R Edition graphics package, a special indoor car cover and many more. These features allow you to create the track-ready car of your dreams, even allowing you to add a power-cinching hatch/trunk latch and an available front curb-view parking camera to help you park with ease.

Contact Stalker Chevrolet today to learn more about the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R and other Chevy models.

Wounded Veterans Receive First Chevrolet COPO Camaro Auction Proceeds


2014 COPO Camaro being auctioned off to support the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.

More wounded veterans can now participate in marathons, thanks to Chevrolet. The American carmaker recently made a $400,000 donation to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, a program that helps veterans wounded in war participate in races. This donation represents the sale of the first-ever 2015 COPO Camaro racecar, which sold earlier this month at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction.

“This sale gave the highest bidder the opportunity to buy the first of only 69 factory-assembled 2015 COPO Camaro race cars, the final year of the fifth-generation Camaro,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Chevrolet was excited to offer this milestone Camaro to help a very worthy organization.”

 The COPO Camaro was hand-built, carrying the serial number, ‘2015COPO001’. With a distinctive styling, this racecar features a white exterior that is highlighted with matte gray and orange accents. It even features bold “15” graphics. Chevrolet has also fitted the COPO with a Whipple 2.9-liter supercharger, which is rated at 555 horsepower. The first Chevrolet COPO Camaro auction proceeds will allow the Achilles Freedom Team to support more wounded athletes as they train to reach their racing goals.

For those of you interested in adding a Camaro to your collection, don’t forget to stop in to Stalker Chevrolet today.

2015 Silverado HD Custom Sport Edition Makes Official Debut

2015 Silverado 2500 HDFinding the perfect pickup truck for your sporty lifestyle can be difficult—unless you’re looking at the 2015 Silverado HD Custom Sport Edition. Chevrolet recently introduced this brand-new special edition Silverado HD for those consumers who have an active lifestyle. With a sporty design and a variety of top-notch features, the Custom Sport Edition is ready to go on an adventure with you.

With the choice of either Summit White or Black body paint, the 2015 Silverado HD Custom Sport Edition offers consumers body-color front and rear bumpers and a body-colored grille with chrome accents. These chrome accents continue throughout the truck’s exterior with chrome door handles, chrome body moldings, and chrome trailering mirrors, helping add at touch of refinement to the athletic silhouette.

Consumers also have the option of choosing between the features offered in the LT or LTZ trim levels, which include projector beam headlights and heated, power-adjusted mirrors.

Consumers will receive all of these stylistic changes for a suggested price ranging from $700 to $1,695, depending on the model you choose. For more information about the Custom Sport Edition package, contact Stalker Chevrolet today!

Chevrolet #BestDayEver Campaign Spreads Joy Across Country

April 1 wasn’t just April Fool’s Day for Chevrolet—it was also the best day ever. The American carmaker surprised more than 12,000 people around the world during the Chevrolet #BestDayEver campaign, treating individuals to a treat, rather than tricking them per April Fool’s Day custom.

“Chevrolet took a vanguard position in creating a real-time marketing program that reached diverse audiences and brought about a new level of conversation about the brand,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. Vice President of Chevrolet marketing. “The brand engaged millions of people today and if we got just a fraction of those folks to take another look at our cars, trucks, and crossovers, we accomplished our goals.”

The Chevrolet #BestDayEver campaign recruited partners in sports, entertainment, and philanthropy to surprise people across the country. For instance, Kelly Clarkson held a free concert for pregnant women and new moms, while others received tickets for Major League Baseball games across the country. The surprises were endless, making sure thousands had the best day ever.

Do you want to make your day the best day ever? Then stop in to Stalker Chevrolet and check out our brand’s lineup.

Chevrolet, Disney Team Up for Chevy Volt Movie Debut

2016 Volt reveal at NAIAS

It looks like the Chevrolet Volt is going to be a star outside the automotive industry. Chevrolet recently announced that the 2016 Volt model is making its movie debut in Disney’s new film Tomorrowland. The film takes place in the present day and Tomorrowland, where anything can happen.

“Tomorrowland is a place where nothing is impossible, which is something that Chevrolet believes can exist in the here and now,” said Tim Mahoney, vice president of Global Chevrolet. “The Chevrolet spirit reflects the hopes and possibilities of tomorrow in real instruments of change for today like the next-generation Chevrolet Volt.”

This isn’t the first time Chevrolet and Disney have teamed up, though. The two powerhouses also offered an in-depth look into the automotive design process with the Test Track ride at Epcot, highlighting what goes into creating an innovative vehicle like the Chevrolet Volt.

Marketing for the Tomorrowland film and the Chevrolet Volt will debut in May, while the film will make its debut on May 22 in the United States. Check back with Stalker Chevrolet then for more information about the Chevrolet Volt movie debut!

2016 Malibu Teen Driver System Helps Teach Safe Driving

All-New 2016 Chevy Malibu
The 2016 Malibu will be the first vehicle equipped with Teen Driver. As system designed to help teach your teenager proper driving habits.

When your teenager finally earns the freedom of a driver’s license, it can be difficult to hand over the keys. Chevrolet is hoping to make this momentous occasion easier than ever before with the brand new Chevrolet Malibu Teen Driver System. This new safety system, available only in the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, helps keep your teenager safe in the driver seat—even when you’re not in the car.

“We developed this system so parents could use it as a teaching tool with their kids—they can discuss and reinforce safe driving habits,” said MaryAnn Beebe, General Motors’ safety engineer. “As a mother of two, I know anything that has the potential of keeping one’s family safer is of great value to parents.”

The system can track a variety of tidbits about your teen’s driving habits, encouraging safe driving and discouraging distracted driving. It collects data such as the distance your teen has driven, his or her maximum speed traveled, incidents where either stability control or antilock brakes were needed, and any Forward Collision Alerts that caused the braking system to be used. And that’s not all! The Teen Driver System even warns your teen to slow down if they are driving over the speed limit.

For more information about this innovative safety system, make sure you contact Stalker Chevrolet today.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Debut Set for May 16

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Commemerative  Edition
The 6th Gen Chevy Camaro will debut May 16th. Until then feast your eyes on this 2015 Chevy Camaro Commemorative Edition

It looks like Christmas will come in May this year for Camaro fans. Chevrolet just announced that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro debut is now scheduled for May 16—and it looks like you can be part of the party! Not only did the automaker announce the iconic muscle car’s debut, but it also extended an invitation to Camaro lovers across the country to join in the festivities on Belle Isle in Detroit.

“This will be an event Camaro fans will not want to miss,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “This is only the sixth time we have introduced an all-new Camaro. We wanted to share the moment with the customers and fans who have helped make Camaro both America’s favorite performance car for the past five years, and a cultural icon since 1967.”

If you are hoping to take Chevrolet up on its offer to see the newest cultural icon, don’t hesitate! There are only approximately 1,000 open spots to register for the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro debut. Just go to www.thecamarosix.com to register, and you will have access to a variety of events at the unveiling. These events include hot-lap rides in the 2015 Camaro Z/28, meet-and-greet opportunities with Camaro designers and engineers, and a “Camaro Museum” display.

For more information about the 2016 Camaro, contact Stalker Chevrolet today!