Chevrolet Has Big Plans for 2015 Colorado

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The steam has barely finished rising off of the hot new Chevrolet Colorado and already General Motors already has big plans for this midsize giant. After only a week of getting to know the 2015 Colorado, GM CEO Mark Reuss suggests a new, more rugged off-road variant is in the works.

The 2015 Colorado debuted with the capable Z71 Off-Road Package, but it seems Reuss wants even more. In speaking with Automotive News, he said that a more extreme off-road design was “absolutely” on the table.

“I think there’s all kinds of opportunity for accessorization and powertrain variants in a platform like this,” Reuss said. “There’s a lot of things you can do here that you can’t do in a full-sized truck.”

Unfortunately, we have to wait until next fall before the Chevrolet Colorado arrives here at Wiesner of Huntsville. In the mean time, we can all look and dream about what we want in a mid-size pickup truck.

2014 Buick Regal is All-Powerful and Mighty

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The all-new and enhanced 2014 Buick Regal is certainly a force to be reckoned with, and it’s doing great things for the Buick brand. Buick has not only recently seen its best U.S. retail sales since 2003, but it’s also seeing the great success of its brand new models, including the Regal. Why, you ask? It may be because of some of the features now included in the sport sedan.

The 2014 Buick Regal now features its most powerful standard engine ever, which brings along increased fuel efficiency as well. The new Regal boasts an SAE-rated 259 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque with its new turbo two-liter, four-cylinder engine. That’s more standard horsepower and torque than the Audi A4, Lexus IS 250, and even the Volvo S60! That’s not all. The new Regal achieves an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, making this sedan an all-around winner.

The 2014 Regal features an array of other new features as well, including new design elements that work closely together to enhance the Buick’s overall performance and efficiency. We can’t wait to get the new 2014 Buick Regal here at Wiesner of Huntsville!

Cadillac CTS Wins Motor Trend Car of the Year

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It has been another impressive win for the Cadillac CTS. Last week, it has been named the Motor Trend Car of the Year award, beating out the other finalists—the Mazda3 and the Chevy Corvette Stingray. It’s great to see such a great car win this prestigious honor.

The 2014 CTS has amazing styling, which added to the purpose for its win. The CTS previously won the same award back in 2008 when the car was last redesigned. Motor Trend says the CTS is “as relevant and trend-busting as it’s ever been; moreover, it has once again successfully evolved in order to remain contemporary and competitive well into the foreseeable future.”

The 2014 Cadillac CTS features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder V6 engine that boasts a class-competitive 30 miles per gallon (highway). Motor Trend also praises the CTS for its outstanding chassis, handling, and performance. Our hats are off to the Motor Trend Car of the Year—the 2014 Cadillac CTS.

Check out the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS at Wiesner of Huntsville today!

Chevrolet Camaro Lends Some Wheels to U-2 Spy Plane

When designing a high-performance car, you need to save as much weight as possible. The same goes for the high-flying Lockheed U-2 spy plane. This plane’s performance, however, isn’t reliant on speed as much as it is on sheer altitude.

This U-2 can fly at altitudes up to 70,000 feet—that’s basically in space. To get that high, engineers cut every bit of weight they could—even the landing gear! Normal planes have three sets of permanent landing gear; the U-2 only has two arranged like a bicycle, and the back pair is so small they call them “skateboard” wheels. This makes landing the U-2 incredibly difficult and dangerous.

Giving the U-2 some extra wheels, so to speak, is the Chevrolet Camaro. When the U-2 comes in to land, someone is there waiting to help guide the plane down. You need a fast car to keep up with a flying jet and the Camaro is the car of choice.

With one hand on the steering wheel and the other holding a radio, the driver follows right behind the jet, talks to the U-2 pilot, and tells him how high he is off the ground. Once the plane gets down to 2 feet off the runway, the pilot has to essentially stall the engine to land and then balance the plane on the two small sets of wheels. When the plane stops, the ground crew installs two “pogos” on the wings to hold the plane up.

Watch this incredible video to see the amazing piloting and driving skills in action.