Chevrolet Bolt Concept Has Rivals Shaking In Their Boots

General Motors made some serious waves around the automotive world with the unveiling of the Chevrolet Bolt concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. With the arrival of the Bolt, Chevy was essential pushing its chips in and announcing to the world that it will be a contender in the EV market.

Chevrolet Bolt Concept

As Forbes shares, “Most electric vehicles currently available on the market…are low-range (around 70 miles) and sell at a price of a few thousand less than what the Chevy Bolt was unveiled for.” This is exactly why the Bolt has given everyone such a…jolt (sorry). The Bolt will boast a range of 200 miles. It will also sell for around $30,000. That’s $50,000 less than a vehicle it’s sure to rival, the Tesla Model S.

Forbes lists the Bolt’s other admirable features:

  • Self-driving technology
  • Spacious (hatchback)
  • 10-inch diagonal screen
  • Fast-charging

And if the arrival of the Chevrolet Bolt concept didn’t prove Chevy’s intentions to compete in the EV market, the imminent arrival of the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt certainly will.  Keep an eye out for the brand-new Bolt here at Wiesner Huntsville in the next year or so.

When To Buy A New Car: Factors To Consider

With anything in life, it can be difficult to know when to call it quits. You wonder whether you are taking all the factors into account, even after you’ve made twenty pros-vs.-cons lists. Then, there is that raw emotional attachment we develop to people and to things.  Nowhere can this be more difficult than with a vehicle. That’s why we’ve put together a few things to consider to help you know when to buy a new car.

When To Buy A New Car

First and foremost, it’s time to get rid of your vehicle once it has become unsafe. If there are too many things wrong with it–or there is some mysterious deficiency that the world’s greatest mechanic can’t diagnose–making it a danger to yourself and other drivers, get rid of it.

Sell it or trade it in if the fuel economy has become unacceptable. It may never have had great fuel economy to begin with, or it may have lost efficiency due to wear and tear over time. Either way, fuel economy is an important factor to consider. Be sure and give efficiency it’s full measure when making your evaluation.

Whatever you do, don’t fall victim to the sunk cost fallacy. That’s when you factor in payments already rendered into current evaluations. Just because you’ve paid exorbitantly for repairs in the past, those payments have been made and the repairs are over. Is it worth putting your life at risk or paying over time for bad fuel economy?

If you have any questions about how to buy a new car or wonder what your trade-in would be worth, give us a visit at Wiesner Huntsville and our friendly staff will be glad to assist.

Say Hello to the All-New 2016 Cadillac CTS-V

While you were likely busy preparing for the holidays and traveling and family dinners, Cadillac snuck in the premiere of the all-new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V. The premium sports sedan hits the road with everything necessary for a run on the track. And since it is Cadillac’s most powerful model to date, we thought the news of its introduction bears repeating just in case you missed it in the midst of your busy schedule.

“Comprehensive updates make the new CTS-V essentially two cars in one: a luxury sedan with sophisticated road manners and a track-capable sports car straight from the factory,” the automaker stated in a press release.

2016 Cadillac CTS-V

The CTS-V comes with a new supercharged 6.2-liter V8 packing a whopping 640 horsepower and 630 lb.-ft. of torque.

The luxury sports sedan does not take the word “sports” lightly. It races up to 200 miles per hour, provides the race-ready Brembo braking system, and offers RECARO high-performance seating.

Nor does the sedan slack on the luxury side. Advanced technology takes center stage within the CTS-V’s luxurious cabin, outfitted with leather and sueded microfiber inserts. Wireless charging, navigation with Bose Surround Sound, and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot are just a few of the amenities offered.

For more information on the third-generation CTS-V, contact us here at Wiesner of Huntsville. The all-new meeting of luxury and sporty performance is scheduled to arrive late this summer.

2016 Chevy Volt Sneak Peek at Consumer Electronics Show

Chevrolet offered a sneak peak of the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Volt last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, giving viewers a quick look at the front of the vehicle. Naturally, photos of the 2016 Volt have surfaced online.

GM claims that the 2016 model year Volt will have more range as well as more power than its predecessor, in addition to all of the latest interior tech, such as in-car LTE Internet, keeping you connected on the go.

Chevy Volt Sneak Peek

2015 Chevy Volt

 

The front of the 2016 Volt, which has a sharp, angled face, with crisp lines and details, looks like a lean, mean sports car, and we can’t wait to see more of it. Fortunately, Chevrolet is scheduled to reveal it entirely next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Until then, visit us at Wiesner of Huntsville to check out our available models. What did you think of the Chevy Volt sneak peek? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

2016 CTS-V Represents the Best of the Cadillac Brand

Cadillac has introduced the new 2016 CTS-V, the most powerful vehicle the automaker has ever built in its 112-year history.

The CTS-V will launch with 640 horsepower, 630 lb-ft of torque, a top speed of 200 mph, and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of just 3.7 seconds. It will be the third generation of the V-series luxury sports sedan and, we think, will continue to improve upon a legacy of great cars here at Wiesner of Huntsville.

2016 CTS-V

2014 Cadillac CTS-V interior.

Some of the updates include a new 6.2-liter V8 engine paired with Cadillac’s paddle-shift automatic transmission, launch control, and Performance Algorithm Shifting. The chassis, suspension, and powertrain have all been tuned for enhanced capability, performance, and driver control, such as a standard carbon fiber spoiler and diffuser and the implementation of third-gen Magnetic Ride Control.

V-Series represents the very best of the Cadillac brand—the pinnacle of our design and technical capabilities,” said Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president. “The new CTS-V is the most compelling example of Cadillac’s product substance and brand trajectory. The new CTS-V soars into the stratosphere of the most exhilarating luxury cars.”