Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The 2011 Chevy Cruze
Made In America
When you buy American, you help to keep our economy strong, and you show your support for American workers.
The most obvious reason to buy American made products is quite simply to keep American's working, when you buy products made in the USA it helps keep American workers employed, it helps American businesses stay in business, and helps the economy.
The Chevy Cruze is a World Class American Made car you can be proud to own.
Every U.S. and Canadian version of the Cruze is built in Lordstown, Ohio. Chevrolet invested $350 million in this location to assure this American car would be produced right here at home.
ENGINE BLOCKS, Made in Defiance, Ohio: The Cruze is powered by 1.4L and 1.8L turbo Ecotec engines, part of a new generation of highly-efficient, small-displacement, four-cylinder engines. General Motors invested $59 million in the Defiance Foundry to retool the facilities and equipment for the production of these engines. The plant now employs 1,346 workers. The Ecotec engines are built on a strong, low-mass foundation that supports high fuel efficiency. The cylinder blocks are made of gray cast-iron with five reinforced main bearings. To minimize weight, the block has a hollow-frame construction that makes it about 20 percent lighter than conventional casting. The block also incorporates a gray cast-iron bedplate that reduces engine vibration. The cylinders in the block are triple-honed to minimize friction and wear and optimize oil and fuel consumption.

SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSIONS, Made in Toledo, Ohio: General Motors has invested $350 million in new equipment for its Toledo Powertrain Center to manufacture six-speed front-wheel-drive transmissions that go in both the Cruze and the Malibu. Both the automatic and manual six-speed transmission available in the Cruze are to improve the car’s fuel-economy and engine performance. The six-speed automatic transmission — standard in the Cruze LT and LTZ models — is designed to bolster engine power. The automatic transmission has an on- axis design — the gear sets are on the same axis as the engine centerline — that enhances the car’s interior space and gives it a lower hood line. The six-speed manual transmission — standard in the Cruze LS and the Cruze Eco — delivers a wide set of gear ratios. The manual transmission includes triple-cone synchronization in first and second gears for easier engagement, and a synchronized reverse gear.

STAMP METAL PRODUCTS, Made in Parma, Ohio: GM’s Parma Metal Center is stamping 49 different parts for the Cruze, including many of the car’s critical structural components. In the past year, the company has spent $60 million on new equipment and machine upgrades at the plant, including the installment of new robotic welding lines. The plant, which employs about 1,450 workers, now uses five high-speed progressive systems and 13 transfer presses to produce many of the smaller parts used in GM cars. The plant is on target to produce 58.9 million parts this year, up from about 28 million produced in 2009.

ALLOY WHEELS, Made in Cleveland, Ohio: Alcoa Automotive Wheel, a division of Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, will provide the aluminum alloy wheels that will be standard on the Cruze Eco model that will be released in the fourth quarter. Production of wheels will take place at the company’s Cleveland Works facility that employs about 1,000 people. Alloy wheels are lighter than cast aluminum wheels, which helps reduce fuel consumption. The Cruze Eco model will come equipped with light-weight 17-inch forged aluminum wheels. The wheels are said to weigh less than 18 pounds, about 20 percent less than comparable cast aluminum wheels. The wheels are designed to help the Eco achieve an average 40 miles to the gallon. Alcoa says that the reduction in the car’s unsprung weight also will improve the Cruze’s handling and overall performance. The wheels will also be available on the Cruze 2LT and LTZ models.

SEATING, Made in Lordstown, Ohio: Magna International’s Lordstown Seating, the company that supplied seating systems for the Chevy Cobalt, is supplying the seats for the Cruze. Magna is among 18 tier-one suppliers in Ohio that are supplying parts for the Cruze. Other local suppliers include Comprehensive Logistics and Jamestown Industries in Youngstown and Falcon Transport in Austintown. The seating systems are part of an interior refinement strategy that aims to set the Cruze apart from other cars in the compact segment. Standard six-way power driver’s seats, leather seating surfaces and heated seats are included in the Cruze 2LT and LTZ models.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Audiophiles Hail Chevy Cruze Stereo as “Luxury-Car Quality”

If we’re being honest, no one expects the factory-installed stereo in a budget-friendly sedan to be all that stellar. But in the case of the Chevy Cruze, flick on the radio and you can expect to be blown out of the proverbial water.

The 2011 Chevy Cruze, one of the most anticipated vehicles this year, and its premium audio system are music to the ears of Chevrolet fans in Wilmington.

Reinforcing the point, the all-new Chevy Cruze recently earned the highest ratings from the Mobile Electronics Competition Association (MECA) in a competition comparing sound systems of popular vehicles. The MECA’s professional audio judges determined that the sound system of the Cruze outperformed those in major competing vehicles, the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.

Three areas were evaluated in the competition: volume, fidelity, and listening experience. “Audiophiles believe that rating audio performance requires critical listening as well as measuring output,” said Steve Stern, MECA president. “Sound provides a baseline rating of the potential of a sound system, but does not necessarily equate to a great-sounding system. Only the human ear can gauge how natural and believable the listening experience is.” Each of the vehicles in the competition were equipped with comparable factory-installed audio systems. The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 2LT featured with a Pioneer nine-speaker sound system, which is available as a $445 option on Cruze LT and LTZ models.

The other vehicles were the 2010 Toyota Corolla LE, with a six-speaker sound system available starting at $490 and the 2010 Honda Civic EX, with a six-speaker, 160-watt sound system included on EX models and above.
The final test involved the judges listening to music selections in each car and awarded points based on system noise, tonality, realism, staging, and placement. With an average of 74.83 points out of a possible 100 the Cruze earned the highest score, with Corolla earning a score of 69.75 and the Civic finishing with 58.83. “The most important measure of an audio system is how well it recreates the experience of listening to a live performance,” said Stern. “From that perspective, the Cruze was clearly the best of the group, delivering more presence, more realistic sub-bass, and silky smooth midrange.
“In our competitions, stock systems typically score between 55 and 65 points,” Stern said. “With nearly 75 points, the Cruze delivers the performance we would expect in a luxury car – not an $18,000 car.”
The 2011 Chevy Cruze adds award-winning audio to its long list of exciting features. This, of course, is in addition to its 40 miles per gallon highway rating and numerous standard convenience and safety features.
Listen as the Chevy Cruze hits all the right notes when it arrives this October at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

For many of us, saying goodbye is one of the hardest things to do. Whether it is to a close friend who is moving to a new town to start a job or the last spoonful of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream..… sometimes there are no adequate words.

We are now faced with that sweet sorrow: we are sad to announce that it is almost time to say goodbye to the last few remaining 2010 Chevrolet’s on the lot.
"Greif Counselors have been made available for members of our sales staff who are having a hard time letting go" said Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Marketing Manager Mark Santilli. "We also recently sold our last 2010 Hendrick Motorsports Performance Camaro, it had nearly 500 horsepower and it's been a difficult time for all of us" Santilli added.

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has offered 0% for up to 72 months on many of its vehicles for several months. This adds up to huge discounts and significant savings on many of America’s favorite vehicles like Silverado, Malibu and Traverse.

Recently, the staff at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has decided it’s time to let go of the 2010 Chevrolet’s, and now it is time to move on. There will, of course, continue to be amazing offers on new Chevrolet’s. The lease specials have been as low as anyone can remember. And new inventory is arriving almost every day.

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has new 2011 models including the Camaro, Equinox, Traverse and the all new Chevy Cruze is now at the dealership.

The 2011 Hendrick Motorsports Performance Camaro's are also now available and if you order a 2011 Hendrick Performance Camaro you can take delivery in Charlotte North Carolina at the Hendrick Motorsports Facility!!!

However, if you still want 0% financing on a brand new 2010 Chevrolet, come in right away and take advantage of it. There are only a few remaining until they are gone forever. Think of it this way….you can put off saying goodbye for a few more years by coming in now, buying a new car with 0% APR, and taking the great deal home with you. That’s not so hard.
If you need a shoulder to lean on or just feel like talking to someone about it, please call Jason Nicholas at 910-798-2722. He can discuss available inventory, get you pre approved or just be there for you in this difficult time. I know…I know

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The 2011 Chevy Cruze
The Cruze is already Chevrolet’s top-selling car worldwide this year, with more than 165,000 sold, and second only to the Silverado full-size pickup for all Chevrolet vehicles– even before sales begin this month in the United States.
The Cruze sets itself apart from other compacts on safety with 10 standard airbags, 5 including frontal, front seat side-impact, roof-rail head-curtain, rear-seat side impact, second row side, and front knee air bags. Technologies like StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control and four-wheel antilock brakes help you stay on the road and in control. And should the unthinkable ever happen, Cruze is equipped with OnStar® Automatic Crash Response6 standard for the first six months. Built-in sensors can automatically alert an Advisor, who is immediately connected to your vehicle and can request emergency help be sent to your exact GPS location, even if you're not able to respond.
The Cruze blueprint calls for more than you'd expect. That's why every Cruze has the OnStar Directions & Connections plan® — including Turn-by-Turn Navigation7 — standard for the first six months. Hands-free calling is available with Bluetooth® wireless technology8 for select phones. An available USB9 port for your iPod®10 and XM Radio11 for three trial months give you plenty of entertainment options. Best of all, treat your senses to the available nine-speaker Pioneer®12 sound system. There are just some things that no driver should live without, even in a car this size.
The 2011 Cruze is just days away from arriving at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet. Call jason Nicholas directly at 910-798-2722 to talk about available inventory or color and option your very own Cruze!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Production Begins On The Chevy Cruze
The American Made Car You've Always Wanted Has Arrived

General Motors North America President Mark Reuss joined autoworkers and other local and state leaders to launch the new Chevrolet Cruze which is assembled in Lordstown Ohio.

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland helped kick-off the launch by driving a Chevy Cruze off of the production line as the new cars depart to Jeff Gordon Chevrolet and other Chevrolet dealerships across the country.

The Lordstown Complex employs 4,500 people and has produced more than 14 million vehicles since 1966, making it one of the most productive automotive facilities in the world.

Production of the Chevrolet Cruze also benefits facilities across Ohio. The engine blocks are made in Defiance; dozens of components for the Cruze are stamped in Parma; transmissions are produced in Toledo; and numerous other suppliers in the Mahoning Valley and across the state contribute parts to the Cruze.

“We are delivering a car with the quality which Americans desire matched with features they would not expect in this segment, from 40 mpg on our Eco model to 10 airbags as standard across the range,” Reuss said. “Equally importantly, we are working to redefine the views on a domestic carmaker building such a car here in the United States.”

“Our new body shop is among the best in the world. Our team is inspired and energized by the build of the Cruze. It’s a safe and reliable compact car with that mid-size experience,” said Dave Green, president of UAW Local 1714 at the Lordstown Metal Center.

“The auto industry has had some tough times in recent years, but today’s launch is a testament to the staying power of the American-made automobile. Cars like GM’s Chevy Cruze represent the future of the auto industry: safe, affordable, and fuel-efficient cars built right here in the United States,” said U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. “This launch is a landmark moment for the state of Ohio, and a turning point for our country’s manufacturing sector as a whole. Manufacturing helped build this country’s middle class, and its importance to our economy will only grow as our nation demands cleaner and more energy-efficient American-made products like the Cruze.”

“Lordstown begins a new chapter today with the Cruze–the very first of a new family of Chevrolet cars designed to offer outstanding gas mileage, quality, and safety,” Lt. Governor Lee Fisher said. “I’m extremely proud to stand with the working men and women of this plant who have dedicated themselves to making an unparalleled car that will help drive growth in Ohio’s automobile industry for decades to come.”

“Looking back a decade ago–or even just last year–it was difficult to imagine this moment. But many of us in this community believed it was possible, and today’s celebration highlights the vision and hard work of people at every level of business and government. It is a compelling story of cooperation from the President to the Governor to all of those on the shop floor,” said U.S. Congressman Ryan. “It’s one thing to build a company the size of GM–it’s quite another thing to reinvent that same company. I am proud of the work that has been done here at Lordstown–the cooperation between labor and management, the commitment General Motors has made to the Valley and all of the people who have made difficult–and sometimes unpopular–decisions that were necessary to get us to today. That’s the kind of leadership that has brought us so many of these kinds of celebrations in the last few months.”

The Cruze is already Chevrolet’s top-selling car worldwide this year, with more than 165,000 sold, and second only to the Silverado full-size pickup for all Chevrolet vehicles– even before sales begin this month in the United States

10 Brand New 2011 Chevy Cruze are on their way to Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington, and even more are on order. Call jason Nicholas 910-798-2722 to discuss available inventory or color and option your very own Cruze!!

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Shop In The Comfort Of Your Home - Shopping For Your Next Vehicle Starts On The Internet

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Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is excited to offer you the Carolina's largest inventory of new Chevrolet's, 500 GM Certified pre-owned and over 3,500 Hendrick Certified Pre owned vehicles on our 15 acre dealership in Wilmington, North Carolina. It's just one of the reasons we are the #1 GM Certified pre-owned dealer for 8 consecutive years, and one of the largest Chevy dealers in the United States. Quite simply, we want to be Your Dealer for Life.

Simply click on the vehicle you're interested in and you'll see all the information about that vehicle. Pictures, safety ratings, miles per gallon information and free CARFAX history's are just a small sample of what's available at your fingertips. You can even get Pre-Approved and find out what your trade's worth.

Our Certified Internet Sales Managers are committed to providing an easy, hassle free experience when shopping on line for a vehicle. Once you get all the information you're looking for, you can come into the dealership and take a test drive!!

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet & Hendrick Automotive Launch

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Jeff Gordon and Hendrick, names synonymous with racing, performance and Chevrolet.

Now Jeff Gordon Chevrolet and have joined these two great names to offer over 500 new Corvettes, new Camaros, GM Certified Pre-owned Corvettes and GM Certified Pre-owned Camaros, plus gently used Corvette and used Camaro models from the sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties.

If you've always wanted a Brand New Corvette or Camaro, here is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet currently has an allocation Corvevette's & Camaro's that can be modified to your exact specifications. You pick the color you want, you choose the options you can't live without. Your vehicle will come straight from the factory to the showroom of our 15 acre Award Winning Chevrolet Dealership in Wilmington North Carolina.

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Jeff Gordon Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports are also producing a limited number of Performance Camaros that are available exclusively at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet. Destined to be collectors items, these Camaro's are In Stock for immediate delivery and can also be ordered with a 6 speed manual or automatic transmission.

The Hendrick Performance (HP) Camaro’s feature supercharged engines with up to 588 horsepower, unique styling, and suspension improvements engineered at Hendrick Motorsports. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet offers the Hendrick Motorsports Heritage Center Delivery Option.

Order a 2011 Hendrick Performance Camaro and take delivery in Charlotte North Carolina at the Hendrick Motorsports Facility!!! The Hendrick Motorsports Facility is where the transformation from stock Camaro to Performance Camaro begins. With a current staff of more than 82 specialists, the Hendrick Engine Program also does extensive developmental work for General Motors while setting the pace in cutting-edge technologies.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

How The Chevy Cruze Gets Such Great Mileage

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is a game-changer. With up to 40 mpg highway, and well-equipped with great standard features for the money, this efficient and attractive little compact is poised to win a lot of hearts (and save those drivers a lot of green at the pump).

How does fuel efficiency come about? Why haven’t cars always been so fuel efficient if we were capable of 40 mpg all along? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. People want cars with enough acceleration to feel confident and in control on the road (which means a more powerful engine), and to be safe and protected in the event of an accident (which can mean a heavy frame and thick body). These were the sorts of criteria driving the evolution of the automobile.

But fuel economy, both for ecological and economic reasons, is high in the consciousness of many drivers today—and that’s definitely a good thing. It’s challenged automakers the world over to make cars that work smarter, not harder, to deliver what buyers want without guzzling gas to do so.

Enter the Chevy Cruze, expected to get a full 40 miles to the gallon and deliver World Class Style!!

Want to learn more? The 2011 Cruze be in our Wilmington Chevrolet Dealership soon. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has been designated Official Chevy Cruze Headquarters for the Coastal Carolinas. Special arrangements have been made to begin taking Pre Orders Now!!

Don't miss the opportunity to color and option your very own 2011 Chevy Cruze. Pre Order now, and get a Special Offer exclusively for Jeff Gordon Chevrolet's Chevy Cruze Owners. Trust me, you'll want to be in on this one!!!

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