Entries in buffalo chevrolet (8)

Monday
May212012

Welcome Your New Buffalo Chevy Dealer

West Herr Opens New Building:  Chevy Williamsville

We are proud to announce a new addition to the West Herr family:  West Herr Chevrolet of Williamsville.  This is the former Glen Campbell Chevrolet building on Transit and and Maple Rd. 

"Our entire team is excited about the potential that this store has based on the popularity of the Chevrolet brand in Western New York and because of the outstanding location," said Scott Bieler, West Herr's president, in a statement.

This is our 18th location and we now represent over 20 brands.  This marks our third Chevy store, and we are proud to bring new and used Chevrolets to Buffalo, NY. 

"They're doing it through good business practices and they're pretty successful," said Paul Stasiak, president of the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association, to the Buffalo news. 

We are very thankful to the Chevrolet brand for their continued support, but most importantly we owe a huge thank you to our customers, employees and supporters.  Without you, none of this would be possible.  

Thursday
Nov032011

100 Years of Chevy!

American Staple Celebrates A Century

Through all the craziness that's happened over the last 100 years, one thing has remained constant: quality Chevrolet automobiles.  

Chevy is top-selling auto brand of all time.

"The American car from the mid-1930s to the end of the `60s was a Chevrolet," said John Heitmann, an automotive history professor at the University of Dayton and author of a book about the automobile's impact on American life. "It was the car of the aspiring American lower and middle classes for a long period."

On the way to selling more than 204 million cars and trucks, Chevy invented the sport utility vehicle and an electric car with a generator on board to keep it going when the batteries die.  

"Because of its design, it really woke up the culture," said Jim Mattison, a Chevrolet sales executive in the 1960s who often speaks about the brand's history.

Plus who doesn't remember the famous "Like A Rock" ads?  

Most recently, the Chevy Cruze was the highest selling compact car in America.  

At West Herr, we are proud to have 2 Chevrolet dealerships and can say with certainty that we love selling the brand.  Congratulations to Chevy and we wish them many more anniversaries!  

Thursday
Mar172011

Made in America

2012 Chevy Sonic To Be Only Subcompact Built In U.S

Chevy rocked 2011 with the Volt and Silverado being named Car and Truck of the Year, respectively.  2012 is looking up with the introduction of the Sonic, the only subcompact to be built in America.  

"The Sonic represents a new beginning for Chevrolet in the small car segment and so we felt it was time to give it a new name,” Chris Perry, vice president of marketing for Chevrolet in the United States, said in a statement. “The new car is roomy, stylish and fun to drive, and Sonic is a youthful, energetic name that helps convey what this vehicle is about.”

The Sonic hatchback and sedan will come with a 135-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine or a torquey optional 1.4-liter turbo.

Those are the same engines Chevy fits in the 500-pound-heavier Cruze compact, so the Sonic should be one quick ride. Five- and six-speed manual transmissions and a six-speed automatic will be available. The New York Times described the Sonic as "aggressive."  

Safety equipment will include 10 air bags, stability control and antilock brakes with emergency assist.Production of the 2012 Sonic will kick off later this year at GM's Orion Assembly Center in Michigan. 

Friday
Feb182011

The Future is MyLink

Chevy Launches Competitor To Ford Sync, Toyota Entune 

Ford Sync started a trend with integrating smartphone apps and infotainment into car dashboards.  Then came Toyota Entune.  Now Chevy has entered the market with MyLink.  

The goal with all of these apps is customization, and safety of course.  

"There is a new generation of car buyers who don't want to settle for mass market radio," said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. "They want to create their own individual stations and have access to them wherever they are.. " 

Among the new benefits provided by MyLink:

• Enhanced hands-free voice control system powered by Nuance®, which allows simple voice commands to initiate phone calls and select radio stations or media from portable MP3 players and smartphones.

A tap of a button on the steering wheel enables intuitive verbal control of smartphone applications like "play (artist name)" or "call (name of contact)" to keep the driver's hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

Pandora® internet radio allows users to create personalized radio stations based on favorite artists or genres and Stitcher SmartRadio® enables access to thousands of audio programming choices allowing customers to build a personalized listening experience. MyLink integrates control of both of these apps for a driver directed listening experience.

• Gracenote®: identifies the music collection on the driver's smartphone or MP3 player and presents information such artist name, genres and album cover art on the MyLink screen and enables users to select similar music to the tunes they love.

Gracenote also improves the accuracy of MyLink's voice activation system by allowing users to access music using artist nicknames, such as "The Boss," "G.N.R," or "The Fab Four" simply by using MyLink's touch-screen or steering wheel buttons and voice control interfaces.

• Upgraded USB connectivity: While Chevrolet has offered auxiliary device connectivity since 2006, MyLink adds flash memory capability to its USB device connections. This provides users with the ability to access approved applications that will make their MyLink system even more functional, while assuring that driver's maintain eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Chevrolet MyLink will be available beginning with the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and Equinox this fall before expanding to other vehicles in the Chevy lineup over the next 18 months.

Until then, stop by a West Herr Chevy location for more information! 

Friday
Jan072011

Re-Birth of the Cool

The Redesigned Chevy Camaro Is Coming To Buffalo 

The Camaro look is a memorable one, but wait until you see the redesigned model.  The 2011 Chevy Camaro is another entry into a fine product line, and so far the critics are buzzing.  

"The Camaro's retro-influenced exterior will seldom fail to turn heads", said Bengt Halvorson of TheCarConnection.com.  

This is the second model year of the redesign and like last year, the design is only part of the appeal. Halvorson credits Chevy for the car's performance.  

"The Camaro offers scorching-hot performance from strong, torquey engines, with commendable steering, handling, and braking to match."  They went on to say the steering is crisp and direct, with a level of communication, and brakes across the line are good for triple-digit speeds.  So clearly Car Connection is into it but they aren't the only ones.

The Washington Post said the Camaro "Invites driving for the sheer joy of driving."  

Chevrolet doesn't lose their focus on safety either.  Crash test ratings are around the top of the segment in just about every category.  Six airbags are standard (four in front with side-curtain airbags that extend to the second row), as are anti-lock brakes, traction control, and dynamic stability control.

West Herr Chevrolet in Orchard Park currently has 2 Convertible allocations from the factory and orders can be placed for Spring arrival.  Be the first in Buffalo to get on the Camaro train!   

Monday
Dec132010

Chevy- Brand of the Year?

Chevrolet Sweeps Motortrend's Car and Truck of the Year Awards

In the eyes of Motortrend, one of the top automobile review magazines, Chevy is on fire.  The 2011 Silverado took home Motortrend's "Truck of the Year" while the electric Chevy Volt won "Car of the Year."

This is the first time a brand has won both awards since 2006.  

The Volt was praised for it's long range capability, one of the most important hurdles to making a proficient electric car.  The Silverado has earned near universal praise from Motortend and other automotive media outlets.  

"On the outside the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD appears to have been given a subtle makeover, but it's what's under the skin that makes this truck a winner," said Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief Angus MacKenzie. "Chevy engineers focused on three key areas - powertrain, frame, and suspension - to deliver a truck with significantly improved capability and more refinement."

The 2011 Silverado HD is capable of towing up to 21,700 pounds, or carrying 6,635 pounds of payload. The new Silverado HD also offers available confidence- and control-related features specifically for towing including electronic trailer sway control, hill start assist and smart exhaust brake system. 

Clearly, Chevrolet is on a roll.   So why not stop by West Herr Chevy in Orchard Park or Hamburg for a test drive?  

Tuesday
Jul132010

Have an iPhone? Find A Chevy 

Chevrolet's "Showroom" App To Display Full Car Line Up

In the smart phone era, ithe way consumers shop is evolving.  Like other auto makers, Chevrolet is reacting accordingly. Now iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users can browse the entire Chevrolet fleet with the new free Showroom app. 

“The Chevrolet Showroom app allows customers to shop nearly anywhere and share their virtual vehicle with their friends,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “This is a natural addition to the ways people shop online for vehicles today.”

With the Showroom app, users to pick interior and exterior colors and search for a matching vehicle in a nearby dealer’s inventory.

Once a vehicle has been located, users can save it to their device and share it with friends and family via e-mail or Facebook. The click-to-call feature also easily allows customers to call their local Chevrolet dealer for more information. Users also can request a quote from the dealership through the app.

The application also incorporates a dealer locator, current offers and incentives down to the trim level of the chosen vehicle as well as a convenient payment calculator.  Essentially, users can do everything but actually test drive and buy the car with their phones.

The Chevrolet Showroom is now available through the iPhone app store. 

For iPhone users in Buffalo, once you find the Chevrolet you like be sure to visit West Herr Chevrolet in Orchard Park or Hamburg.  We're proud to be your Buffalo Chevrolet dealer. 

Tuesday
Jul062010

Chevy Volt Hits The Road For Launch

Social Media and Customer Engagement Helps Launch New Electric Car

Chevrolet just took their electric vehicle for a spin- across the country.  The Chevrolet Volt celebrates 4th of July

To celebrate Chevrolet adding Texas, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to the launch markets for the Volt, the electric vehicle traveled 1,776 miles from Austin to New York, while passengers post real-time updates along the way.  The "Freedom Drive" finished on fittingly on July 4th. 

“This drive is a demonstration of the freedom the Volt will provide customers – freedom to drive where you want, when you want,” said Tony DiSalle, director of product marketing for Chevrolet Volt.

The Freedom Drive was fully interactive and featured multiple live daily updates.  Chevrolet opened Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as a blog specifically for the Volt. 

One of the best features of the Volt is the Onstar mobile application which includes location based voice search.  See a full video demonstration of that here:

 

The “Freedom Drive” was meant to demonstrate the  Volt’s unique capability of driving approximately 40 miles as a pure electric vehicle, with a total driving range of 340 miles, with electricity powering the car at all times and speeds. 

For trips of up to 40 miles, the Volt gets it power solely from electricity stored in its 16-kWh lithium-ion battery.  When the Volt’s battery runs low, a sophisticated engine-generator seamlessly engages to extend the driving range to about 300 miles on a full tank of gas.

Chevrolet is accelerating the national launch of the revolutionary electric vehicle in response to intense interest in the Volt from customers across the country.  The recent announcement brings the initial Volt retail markets to seven, including California, Washington D.C. and Michigan. 

The retail launch in Texas and New York will begin with Austin and New York City in late 2010.  Chevrolet dealers in the balance of Texas and New York, as well as New Jersey and Connecticut, are scheduled to begin receiving Volts in early 2011.West Herr Chevrolet in Orchard Park

We know our Buffalo Chevrolet customers are looking forward to the Volt, so what better spot to go than West Herr, your Buffalo Chevrolet dealer?  West Herr Chevrolet in Orchard Park and Hamburg will have the Volt, so stay tuned to our websites for details, or just stop in!