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Archive for May, 2016


Inexpensive and Big on Safety

With a starting price in the mid teens, the Chevy Sonic offers young drivers an affordable alternative that’s sporty and has a good safety rating. The “New York Daily News” has the Sonic at the top of its “Best New Cars for Teens” list. Even loaded with a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth streaming and hands-free phone communication, the Sonic still comes in at well under $20,000. Add in the fact that this four-seater earns 28 mpg in combined mileage and it’s pretty much the perfect car for your teen. See the new Sonic and have your teen take a test drive by visiting Chapman Chevrolet.

2017 Sonic Comes With Advanced Safety Features

Along with a stiff structural chassis and 10 standard air bags, the 2017 Sonic comes with a standard rearview camera to help your teen avoid careless collisions when backing up. Advanced features like forward collision alert and lane departure warning are optional driver assistance aids that keep your teen aware of a possible crash. Rear park assist helps avoid those annoying little fender benders that happen when a new driver is trying to park in a crowded urban area. If your child should get in a wreck, the available OnStar Automatic Crash Response system will get first responders out to the scene of the accident without delay.

Your Teen Will Never be Out of Touch

If your teen is like most people that age, or any age really, their phone is indispensable. The Chevy Sonic not only has both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability available, but also offers 4G LTE Wi-Fi. This makes the Sonic a rolling hot spot, where your child and their friends can connect to the Internet to play music, search for a restaurant or just communicate with friends. The strong signal provides a reliable connection that even lets passengers stream movies, which can make those long road trips fly by. Each Sonic allows you to connect up to seven devices at one time, meaning there won’t be any arguing over Internet access.

Turbo Engine Gets 40 MPG on the Highway

Chances are your teen will have to decide at some point whether to spend money on getting a hamburger or a couple of dollars worth of gas. With the standard 1.4L turbo engine, the Chevy Sonic achieves 40 mpg on the highway without losing any pep. Choose the RS package and you get a 6-speed manual transmission that comes with gear ratios designed to put a little thrill into the driving experience. A lowered and stiffened suspension will let your teen feel the road while still maintaining control. The 2017 Sonic will be out later this year, but you can drive the 2016 model now at Chapman Chevrolet.

The new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine to deliver exceptional performance. The Grand Sport Collector Edition features an exclusive Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes and black wheels. the new Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine.

Pays Homage to 1963 Race Cars

It was way back in 1963 when the Chevy Corvette’s chief engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov, assembled a team to produce five Grand Sport race cars. Paying homage to those special cars, plans are set to release the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, starting at a price tag of $66,445. “The racing DNA of the original Grand Sport race cars is in the 2017 model, adding greater dimensions of capability and driver involvement to the Corvette’s award-winning architecture, for a purer driving experience,” said Harlan Charles, product marketing manager for Corvette. “It is a worthy successor to the spirit of the originals.” The newest version of the Corvette, coming to Chapman Chevrolet this summer, will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. The Grand Sport will demolish the quarter-mile in 11.8 seconds, hitting 118 mph.

Grand Sport Offered in Stingray Colors

Choose from any of the current Corvette Stingray colors for your new Grand Sport, including a few special extra hues to set your car apart. Admiral Blue Metallic, Black Rose Metallic, Sterling Blue Metallic, Watkins Glen Gray Metallic, Long Beach Red Metallic, Arctic White, Black, Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat and Torch Red are all available. The Heritage package provides fender graphics in six different colors, with the same hash mark included on the aluminum trim in the interior. You can also have your choice of five different colors of full-length stripes, five different wheels and some carbon fiber attachments. “The choices are almost endless,” according to Charles. “The Corvette Grand Sport’s custom ordering options take personalization to an unprecedented level, enabling customers to create their own Corvette Grand Sport statement.”

Tuned Up Suspension Provides Dynamic Handling

Naturally, if you’re basing your design on a race car and the name is Corvette, you are expected to create a superior handling vehicle. The new Corvette Grand Sport has a lightweight architecture and aerodynamics package that produces an estimated 1.05 g in the corners, which rises to 1.2 g if you add the Z07 package and special tires. The car also comes with enhanced cooling and a limited slip electronic differential to keep you on the straight and narrow should you apply a little too much power to the rear wheels. The chassis and suspension is tuned for the track, which means your weekend runs through the mountains will be a wild thrill ride as your Corvette takes corners as if it was on rails. Get ready for the ride of your life when the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport comes to Chapman Chevrolet this summer.