GM Takes Advice From Customers for Next Generation Volt

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General Motors is looking to the experts for advice on the next generation Volt hybrid car—and we are not talking about expert engineers. Instead, the American carmaker is looking to Chevrolet Volt owners for input on what needs to be improved for the extended-range plug-in hybrid, while making a pledge that the 2016 model year Volt will be improved in all meaningful areas.

Based on research gathered on Volt driving habits, General Motors was able to determine that two-thirds of the Volts’ collective miles are driven in electric mode, with 81% of the Volts’ trips being completed solely on electric power. The research has discovered that Volt drivers plug the car in an average of 10 times a week with 60% of Volt customers only using a standard 110 outlet to charge.

With this information, we can guess that there will be some improvements made to the range of the Volt, along with its charging capabilities. GM already released a teaser shot of the 2016 Volt and announced its worldwide debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show next January. Until the plug-in hybrid’s big debut, make sure you check back to Wiesner of Huntsville for more details as they are released.

New 2015 Sierra Carbon Editions Elevate GMC Truck Lineup

You might not have thought that the GMC Sierra, one of the most popular and capable full-size pickups on the market, could even get any better. But the folks at GMC, as usual, have proved that idea wrong with the all-new 2015 Sierra Carbon Editions. These new trucks, the standard Carbon, Carbon 20, and Carbon 22, all add much more style and sex appeal to an already robust and powerful truck.

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“The beauty of the new Sierra lies in its strength and sophistication,” said Stuart Pierce, Sierra marketing manager. “But for customers wanting to stand out and make a strong statement, the Sierra Carbon Edition models are the answer.”

Each version of the 2015 Sierra Carbon Edition comes with its very own charms and bells and whistles, but they all feature some of the same things—such as a black painted grille, many other exterior body accents, and a uber-cool cargo lighting box. To see these cool trucks for yourself, come visit us here at Wiesner of Huntsville!

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Gets the Job Done and Saves Fuel

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Pickup trucks aren’t known for their exceptional fuel economy, and pickup truck owners are not known for their interest in mileage figures… but is that a misconception?

At Wiesner of Huntsville, we’ve found that just because a customer wants a brawny vehicle that can haul all their gear doesn’t mean they care any less about efficiency. And that’s one area where the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon both excel.

Both are midsize trucks. They might not get super-duty jobs done quite all that well, but they’ll do everything else without breaking a sweat while offering highway fuel economy up to 5 mpg better than competitors.

This is possible thanks to the 3.6-liter V6 engine that both share, which uses direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing to produce 305 horsepower while returning 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined.

“Colorado offers some of the best EPA fuel economy estimates of any pickup in a fun-to-drive, easy-to-own package,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “Colorado proves you don’t have to buy a lot of expensive technology to save money at the pump.”

Four Star Safety Rating for 2015 GMC Terrain

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the 2015 GMC Terrain a four-star overall safety rating. The rating comes from the Terrain earning four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.

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The Terrain comes with standard safety equipment like six airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control and rearview camera. Some options include forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, side blind-zone alert and rear cross traffic alert.

All of these safety features combine to make the 2015 GMC Terrain one of the safest SUVs on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given I high remarks, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded last year’s model an overall “good” rating. We expect the 2015 model to earn a similar rating.

If you want to check out how the 2015 GMC Terrain can keep you and your family safe, come to Wiesner of Huntsville and see all the Terrain has to offer.