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Reasons to Choose Either a Hatchback or a Sedan

Hatchback or a Sedan

When it comes to choosing a subcompact vehicle, drivers usually have two body styles to choose from: hatchback or sedan. However, how do they determine which body style is right for them? Here are a few reasons to choose either a hatchback or a sedan.

Reasons to Choose a Sedan

If you want to save a little more money with your purchase, you might want to look into a sedan, as they often have less expensive asking prices. You may also want to select a sedan if you’re not a big fan of the larger rear ends featured on hatchbacks.

Reasons to Choose a Hatchback

If you have a lot of cargo to carry around with you, the hatchback is the ideal choice. There is a lot more trunk space inside of a hatchback. Also, if you want to fill up your bank account with more money when it comes time to sell your car, hatchbacks generally have a lot higher resale values.

Whether you decide to choose a sedan or a hatchback, you will find a wide variety of both at Bill Walsh GM Superstore!

Snow Driving Tips for Winter

Snow driving tips

 

Driving in the sleet and snow is a dangerous task on the best of days. As winter approaches, it might not be a bad idea to review winter driving safety tips, especially if you have a new drivers in the house. Just in case you need a starting point, here are a few snow driving tips from us here at Bill Walsh GM Superstore.

  1. Beware of Black Ice. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Black ice can be present on roads that appear clear as day. At night when the temperatures drops, the risk is even greater.
  2. Take it Slow. Slow down! Driving at normal speeds on slick snow- or ice-covered roads is a danger in itself. Taking a corner while accelerating makes the risk of sliding off the road or into other vehicles much greater. If you drive at normal speeds and need to brake unexpectedly, you could find yourself in an accident.
  3. Don’t Pass Plows. As a general rule, don’t pass snow plows or other maintenance vehicles. Obviously they’re there to clear the road ahead which means the road behind the plow is much better than the one in front. In addition, the plow extends nearly 10 feet outside the truck itself. Play it safe; don’t pass plows.

Tahoe K9 Units: Chevy Police Vehicles Keep Police Dogs Safe

tahoe k9 units

Our men and women in blue can’t get enough of the new Chevy Tahoe, especially when it comes to police dogs. In fact, the Tahoe K9 Units rank among the most popular in the US, especially thanks to the model’s roomy interior and advanced climate control.

For police forces around the country, the Chevy Tahoe Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) is a no-brainer. According to Chevy, the PPV keeps dogs nice and comfortable with advanced heating and cooling, and plenty of cargo room easily fits a large kennel.

“Our K-9s live with our deputies and their families. They are on duty with our deputies every day – responding to calls for service, training, and creating an unbreakable bond,” said Oakland County (Michigan) Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. “The K-9 Unit is an invaluable tool that serves our community and the Tahoe PPV is an important part of our operation.”

Because heat exhaustion is the number one killer of police dogs, having a good place to relax is important. The Tahoe provides necessary shelter from bumper to bumper, whether units are doing drills or in the field. There’s no substituting for Chevy quality.

Plans for New, Short Chevy Crossover to Be Added to Brand’s Lineup

 

After the success of the Traverse, pictured above, Chevy is planning to release a new crossover SUV, rumored to hit the market next year.

After the success of the Traverse, pictured above, Chevy is planning to release a new crossover SUV, rumored to hit the market next year.

Chevrolet has some of the most popular crossover models on the market—especially the acclaimed Traverse and Equinox. However, insight from Automotive News is that the carmaker believes there’s enough space between those two CUVs to fit a brand new crossover.

In order to more closely correspond to competing models, Chevrolet’s lineup is getting a “broader range.” This will involve fitting more models into the current lineup and giving current models a redesign to allow more room. After the Traverse gets a facelift next year, Chevrolet will introduce a three-row, short-wheelbase SUV to compete with the Nissan Murano, Toyota Highlander, and Honda Pilot. This new crossover has yet to receive an official name.

Stuffing a lineup with nearly-similar models isn’t something only Chevrolet is doing—many leading automakers are packing their lineups to the brim. The question is whether a new, short Chevy crossover will win over customers from competing models or merely usurp them from Chevrolet’s other sport utility vehicles.

New Buick Models Being Added to Brand’s Lineup in Coming Years

Buick Models

Buick is quickly becoming General Motors’ most impressive brand. Thanks to a clever marketing campaign and a strong visual redesign, Buick models have found their way into many new homes across the United States. Is the automaker ready to claim victory and casually coast through on its newfound popularity? Hardly!

Despite a staggering 1.2 million sales in 2014, Buick’s lineup only contains five models. Thus, there are plenty of gaps in the segment to be filled—starting with a sporty, three-door hatchback. Where will GM be getting the inspiration for this youth-oriented model? From Opel, of course!

After the successful introduction of the 2016 Cascada, which was also inspired by an Opel model, Buick is planning on rebadging the Opel Adam as a model it can sell stateside. However, it won’t arrive until the next generation of the hatch is released, around 2018.

Other new Buick models will include its own version of the Envision crossover from China, as well as redesigns for many of its current models. What types of models would you like to see Buick introduce? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

Chevy Colorado’s Performance Earns It Truck of the Year Award

We at Bill Walsh Chevrolet were thrilled to hear the new Colorado was named Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year. Despite having over ten different competitors for the title, the Colorado won in an astonishing unanimous vote.

“After days of testing, hundreds of miles on the road, and our most rigorous truck testing program to date, our editors unanimously selected the Chevy Colorado as our 2015 Truck of the Year,” said Edward Loh, Motor Trend’s editor-in-chief. “Colorado is a smart, capable, and refreshingly honest truck.”

According to Chevy, the judges were particularly impressed by the Chevy Colorado’s performance. The model comes with a stellar 3.6-liter DOHC V6 that’s perfectly paired with a six-speed automatic. The result generates over 300 horsepower. Not only that, the Colorado gets 26 highway mpg. No wonder Motor Trend said the Colorado makes a statement about fuel efficiency for trucks.

With all this and more, it’s no wonder the Colorado is everyone’s top pick.

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