Chevrolet Silverado Most Awarded Pickup of 2014

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Chevrolet and Crotty Chevrolet Buick offer pickup with most awards in the industry 

Since its launch in mid-2013, the Chevrolet Silverado has been impressing Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY arearesidents and the critics alike. So much so, that fans and critics alike have given the 2014 Silverado more awards than any other pickup truck in the industry.

Both light- and heavy-duty models have taken no less than 14 awards for 2014, including the prestigious North American Truck of the Year Award presented by the North American International Auto Show.

More importantly – and possibly even more impressive – is the amount of awards that were awarded to Silverado as a direct result of the interest and admiration of potential Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY buyers. These include the Edmunds.com Most Popular Vehicle award, which is given to the vehicle in each segment whose research pages are visited the most by Edmunds.com visitors.

Probably most impactful to Crotty Chevrolet Buick’s customers, and their wallets, is the various awards given to the Silverado for its low cost of ownership. Kelley Blue Book named the Silverado 1500 in the top ten vehicles in its Best Resale Value Awards across all segments, and the Silverado contributed to Vincentric naming Chevrolet the Best Value Truck Brand in America.

These awards are largely due to Silverado’s innovative technologies tailored to the way customers use full-size pickups, providing the power, efficiency, refinement and dependability they expect from their trucks, such as:

  • EcoTec3 engines that provide class-leading V-8 fuel efficiency and towing capability, without the cost and complexity of turbocharging
  • High-strength steel that makes the frames and cabs stronger and lighter, yet can take the pounding of towing, hauling and off-road operation, year after year
  • The strategic use of aluminum alloys to reduce the weight of engines, front suspension components, hoods and other parts
  • New interiors featuring ample storage, multiple power and USB connections and available high-wear cloth for bench or bucket seats
  • Chevrolet MyLink, which provides powerful connectivity for work or family with simple, intuitive controls.

Chevrolet Sweeps 2014 NACTOY Awards

Corvette Stingray, Silverado pickup represent brand’s first double win

Silverado and Stingray

The all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado 1500, now available at  Crotty Chevrolet Buick are the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year.  

It is the first time Chevrolet has won both awards in the same year. The Silverado was last named Truck of the Year in 2007 and the Corvette was last named Car of the Year in 1998.

“Chevrolet is constantly working on delivering the most eye-catching and innovative vehicles around,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “Both the Corvette and Silverado represent the brand’s commitment to providing Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown-area drivers with the best.”

Presentation of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards open media days each year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Forty-nine automotive journalists from the United States and Canada vote to recognize the most outstanding vehicles of the year based on factors including innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

The new Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque from a 6.2L V-8 engine – and 460 horsepower /465 lb-ft with the available performance exhaust system – enabling models with the available Z51 Performance Package to sprint from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds.

Silverado’s available 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 generates 355 horsepower for confident towing and hauling, yet seamlessly switches to four cylinders to save fuel during light-load driving. With an EPA estimated highway fuel economy of up to 23 mpg, Silverado offers the best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup.

“It is a distinct honor for the entire Chevrolet team to have both the Corvette and Silverado recognized with the prestigious North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards,” said Alan Batey, General Motors senior vice president, Global Chevrolet.

About:
Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.


 

 

All 2014 Silverado Light-Duty Trucks Earn 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score

New Car Assessment Program includes regular and double cab configurations

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The regular and double cab versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, now available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, have received the highest possible 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.

Joining the previously tested 2014 crew cab models, which also received a 5-star overall score, all cab configurations of the Silverado 1500 series now have the highest possible Overall Vehicle Score. These models are the first pickup trucks to receive the 5-star NHTSA Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the implementation of more rigorous requirements for the 2011 model year.

“Safety is important to Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY-area Silverado owners,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “This designation by NHTSA confirms that the 2014 Silverado Light-Duty truck delivers top safety performance.”

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Silverado’s Pick-up Box Makes Tough Jobs Easier

Back end designed with the user in mind 

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When it comes to pickup trucks, the usability of the back end is just as important as the power under the hood. Customer-focused innovations to the cargo box of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado were designed to make it easier to see, secure and access what’s back there.

“Silverado owners are the doers of the world,” said Lloyd Biermann, Silverado marketing manager. “Our goal when designing the Silverado’s pickup box was to create something that was stronger, more durable and versatile to help our owners get their toughest jobs done.”

“Silverado owners says they most frequently use their trucks for everyday projects” said Bill Mitchell of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “Seasoned truck owners want a pickup that makes loading and securing cargo as simple as possible. Making it easier to climb into the truck bed and retrieve items is a bonus.”

“For the real truck buyer, they want a pickup that puts up with their abuse without making any compromises from the back end of the truck,” said Mark Williams of PickupTrucks.com. “The whole point of having a pickup is about solving problems, not creating them.”

From design to functionality, the Silverado pickup box is engineered to be the most innovative cargo box in its segment with these features:

  • LED Box Lights – Located in the cargo box, under the side rails, the available lights turn on with the standard overhead box lamp and make it easier to find cargo in the bed, even under a tonneau cover.
  • EZ Lift & Lower Tailgate – An internal torsion bar reduces the effort to raise the tailgate while a rotary damper allows for a controlled and more gradual lowering motion when opening it.
  • CornerStep Bumper – Unique steps incorporated into the corners of the rear bumper are designed to accommodate work boots and can be used with the tailgate up or down.
  • Hand Grip Pockets – Located within the rails, at the rear of the cargo box, they provide easier access into the cargo box and work in tandem with the CornerStep Bumper.
  • Removable Upper Tie-Down Hooks – Allow maximum flexibility to secure cargo of varying shapes and sizes and can be placed in several locations around the cargo box. 

“Every time we get into a new Silverado and fill the bed with payload, we’re reminded just how much thought their truck engineers put into, what we believe is, the most important part of a pickup – the bed,” said Williams.

2014 Silverado Gets Lean and Mean for Corry-area Drivers

Lighter, high-strength materials help improve capability, safety and efficiency

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Like athletes who burn fat and build muscle to become more competitive, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 strategically replaced traditional steel with lightweight, high-strength steel for improved capability, safety and fuel efficiency.

High-strength and ultra-high-strength steels make the Silverado’s fully boxed frame and cab lighter and stronger, helping the truck deliver the best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup, up to 23 mpg highway for Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown-area drivers. It also has class-leading towing capability of up to 12,000 pounds when equipped with the available 6.2L V-8.

Similarly, making the most of mass also enables the Silverado equipped with 4.3L V-6 to tow up to 7,600 pounds, the highest for any standard V-6 in the segment, with EPA highway fuel economy of up to 24 mpg.

“For our customers, the use of lightweight materials like ultra-high-strength steel and aluminum means improves capability and efficiency for our customers, which is a win-win for everyone,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick.

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Corry-Silverado Drivers Benefit from 12.5 Million Miles of Durability Testing

2014 Silverado Durability Testing

All-new full-size pickups engineered to outlast the toughest tasks Corry-area owners can come up with

Each of the shiny new Silverados at Crotty Chevrolet Buick benefited from 12.5 million miles of durability testing before the first Corry, Warren and Erie-area customer ever received the keys.

From the scorching desert of Yuma, Ariz. to the sub-zero cold of Kapuskasing, Ontario, and the outdoor torture tests of General Motors’ Milford Proving Ground in Milford, Mich., the all-new full-size trucks completed more than 4 million miles of combined vehicle durability testing. In addition, a fleet of test vehicles racked up 8.2 million miles of real-world mileage.

Validation and durability testing pushed the trucks to their limits before they went into production in Silao, Mexico, Flint, Mich., and Fort Wayne, Ind. In many of the tests, the trucks are loaded to gross vehicle weight. While most Corry, Warren and Erie-area customers do not drive fully loaded on a regular basis, these tests ensure the Silverado can withstand even the most demanding conditions.

“The 2014 Silverado is Chevrolet’s strongest and most reliable truck yet,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “The durability testing endured ensures the truck will continue to meet our owners’ needs throughout its life.”

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The trucks proved their mettle by traversing the Belgian blocks, splashing though the off-road-simulating grit trough, climbing and descending a 30 percent grade and driving at high speeds.

Grit intrusion is a challenge for any Corry, Warren and Erie-area off road vehicle. The grit trough test ensures the trucks have enough sealing to protect bearings and key suspension points, while a trip along the dust road helps determine all seals are functioning properly and that dust does not contaminate the bearings or other moving parts.

Some of the key durability improvements from the previous generation trucks include:
• A frame formed from high-strength steel to ensure it will not crack, even when Corry, Warren and Erie-area drivers load them to full capacity
• New four-wheel-disc brake system with Duralife™ brake rotors offer up to double the service life, along with brake-tuning revisions that improve pedal feel for more confident braking performance on any driving surface
• Anti-chip coating on the lower body side for extra protection from stones or gravel

About:
Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.

2014 Silverado is Most Corrosion-Resistant Chevrolet Truck

Months of proving ground testing equivalent to 10 years on the road

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado has been designed to be the most corrosion resistant Chevrolet truck ever. The use of improved hem flange sealing on the doors and hood, and additional underbody flange sealing, help minimize deterioration over time.

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado has been designed to be the most corrosion resistant Chevrolet truck ever. The use of improved hem flange sealing on the doors and hood, and additional underbody flange sealing, help minimize deterioration over time.

More than half of light-duty pick-up trucks on Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY-area roads are now 11 years or older. To help build on the Chevrolet Silverado’s reputation as the most dependable, longest lasting full-size pickup, engineers designed the 2014 Silverado to be the most corrosion resistant Chevrolet truck ever.

The 2014 Silverado, now available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, starts with zinc-coated (galvanized) steel for the roof and all body panels except the hood, which is made of an aluminum alloy that reduces weight and provides corrosion resistance. At every step of the design and manufacture of the new Silverado, materials and production processes were selected to help minimize deterioration over time.

“Silverado’s new corrosion resistant design gives area drivers protection against the elements – dirt, gravel and weather related,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “The 2014 Silverado is Chevrolet’s strongest and most reliable truck yet, and the added corrosion protection measures ensure the truck will continue to meet the customers’ needs throughout its life.”

Additional 2014 improvements over previous models include:

  • All new body structures designed to minimize the potential for corrosion
  • Improved hem flange sealing on the doors and hood, and additional underbody flange sealing help keep the joints of the truck dry, discouraging deterioration that might occur from moisture
  • Extensive and improved chassis corrosion protection that enhances the truck’s appearance and lengthens the life of underbody components
  • Anti-chip protection on the lower body side for extra protection from stones or gravel

The effectiveness of these changes was borne out during extensive proving ground testing at exposure levels higher than most drivers ever experience. The months of accelerated testing these trucks undergo is equivalent to more than 10 years on the road.

Post-test evaluations of the trucks, including the search for and elimination of corrosion even on areas of parts customers never see, helps ensure the overall vehicle performance.

About Crotty Chevrolet Buick:
Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.

2014 Silverado Scores a Safety First for Trucks

New Chevrolet Silverado crew cab receive first five-star scores under new rating system

2014 Silverado Score a Safety First for Trucks

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the first pickup truck to receive the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year.

NHTSA only tested the crew cab models of Silverado. Chevrolet expects crew cab models to account for 60 percent of their 2014 light duty full-size pickup truck sales.

“Our customers are looking for state-of-the-art safety when purchasing a vehicle,” said Robert Crotty, VP for Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “The 2014 Silverado’s unmatched combination of safety systems, we’re confident that the 2014 Silverado will meet the needs of Northwestern Pennsylavania and Southwestern New York area drivers.”

“Safety is as important to truck buyers as it is to car buyers,” said Gay Kent, GM general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “Silverado sets a benchmark for pickup truck safety by offering a full array of advanced features designed to protect occupants before, during and after a collision.”

Silverado offers a fully boxed frames, extensive use of high-strength steel, and several segment-exclusive safety features are available, including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Safety Alert Seat.

  • Safety Alert Seat warns the driver of potential traffic danger using directional vibration pulses from the seat cushion. The patented warning approach is tied to all of the on-board crash avoidance systems.
  • Forward collision alert technology helps prevent frontal crashes by alerting the driver when the truck is closing in on a vehicle ahead too quickly, giving him or her additional time to react and avoid a crash.
  • Lane Departure Warning technology alerts the driver when the truck drifts over a lane line when traveling at least 35 mph.
  • Rear Vision Camera with Dynamic Guidelines allows the driver, when in reverse, to view objects directly behind the vehicle via the radio screen in the center stack, allowing for easier parking and backing maneuvers.
  • New, standard lap belt pretensions in the front-seat outboard safety belts.
  • Six standard air bags and 360-degree sensor system, including dual-stage frontal air bags, head-curtain side-impact air bags with rollover protection, and seat-mounted side-impact air bags.
  • Trailer-sway control that works with StabiliTrak to provide the driver with additional assistance when towing a trailer. When it senses trailer sway, it intervenes with braking and/or reduced engine power to bring the trailer under control.
  • Four-wheel, four-channel, antilock disc brakes (ABS) that help provide straight, more controlled stops by preventing wheel lock-up in most road conditions.
  • OnStar is available, using GPS and cellular phone technology to automatically call for help in the event of crash. OnStar service also includes MyLink mobile apps, which offer vehicle information and OnStar services via the customer’s smartphone.

 About Crotty Chevrolet:
Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.

 

 

 

Top 10 Reasons Why Silverado is Summer’s Perfect Pickup for Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY Drivers

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The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado – now available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick – has been re-engineered to be stronger, smarter and more capable, making it the perfect pickup for hitting the road this summer. Crotty Chevrolet and Chevrolet knows that Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY-area drivers taking road trips need more than just extra trunk space, which is why Silverado offers something for all passengers.

“The 2014 Silverado has everything local families’ need to have a wonderful summer vacation,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “Its combination of efficiency and capability will help drivers save money and enjoy conveniences that enhance the overall functionality of the vehicle mile after mile.”

From hood to hitch, here are the top 10 reasons the Silverado is well equipped and capable to exceed Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY-area drivers’ expectations on the roadways this summer:

  1. No need to stop for directions. Drivers can stay on course with Chevrolet MyLink and OnStar. Simply choose a destination and an OnStar advisor will send turn-by-turn directions directly to the in-dash touch screen.
  2. Ditch the mixed CD. Energize your ride with a road-worthy playlist. The MyLink system includes Bluetooth for phone streaming and enough USB ports and outlets to support multiple devices, making it easier to enjoy your music on the road.
  3. Forget the days of the dead cell phone. Stay charged up with a new 110-volt outlet and cord management system which enables you to leave your cell phone charger plugged in for easy access when it’s needed and concealed when it’s not.
  4. Store snacks and water for the road. The front door panels have integrated pockets perfect for snacks, drink bottles, or travel guides. The rear panels also have room for a typical 20-ounce bottle.
  5. Spend less time stopping for gas. The redesigned 2014 Silverado is aerodynamically enhanced to reduce drag, giving drivers greater fuel efficiency on the highway.
  6. Stretch out. Passengers can enjoy plenty of legroom, even in the backseat. Thanks to new sculpted seatbacks, rear seat passengers enjoy about two inches more legroom and the ease of entering and exiting through wider rear crew cab doors.
  7. Sleep it off. Passengers can enjoy a quiet nap thanks to Silverado’s new inlaid doors. This new design, combined with triple door seals, helps to reduce wind noise and turbulence, quieting the interior of the cab.
  8. Secure travel necessities. With Silverado’s new Smart Pickup Box and four built-in cargo tie-down provisions, your items remain safe and secure on the road. The new CornerStep bumper and handholds also provide easier access to climb in the box for loading and unloading.
  9. Tow your boat, camper, trailer, and more. Silverado’s 5.3 L EcoTec3 V-8 and stronger chassis provide the durable towing capability, up to 11,500 pounds, that you need for hauling on long road trips.
  10. Be on the safe side. Travel companions stay safe with Silverado’s two available active safety technologies – forward collision alert and lane departure warning. These features, new to Silverado, warn you when you’re at risk of colliding with another vehicle or leaving the lane.

About Crotty Chevrolet Buick:
Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.

 

 

Crotty Chevrolet Buick Delivers First 2014 Chevrolet Silverado in Corry, PA

Charlie Fargo 2014 Silverado

Not even on the dealer lot for a day, the first 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was sold at Crotty Chevrolet Buick. The new owner of the Silverado is Charlie Fargo of Corry, PA.

“There are a lot of hardworking Corry residents who depend on full-size pickups to run their businesses, earn a living, and take care of their families,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “The Chevrolet Silverado is all-new, inside and out, and Corry-area residents love it.”

The Silverado, now on sale at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, is new from hood to hitch. It is engineered to be stronger, smarter and more capable than ever before for Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY-area drivers.

Among the hundreds of improvements, large and small, are:

  • A trio of all-new EcoTec3 engines, a V-6 and two V-8s
  • A stronger, quieter and more comfortable cab
  • A refined new interior with features and connectivity tailored to the needs of truck customers
  • Revised steering, suspension and brakes for improved ride and handling
  • Ingenious solutions for managing cargo in the bed

Seven models offer local-area customers many choices: The 2014 Silverado 1500 is available in seven distinct trim levels. Two work trucks are available, a 1WT and 2WT, with the 2WT adding features such as chrome bumpers, high-wear cloth seats and Chevrolet MyLink with a 4.2-inch color touch screen.

Silverado LT and LTZ models provide additional features, such as an 8-inch color touch radio and trailering package on the LT, and a standard 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8, leather seating, and dual-zone climate control on the LTZ. Z71 models with enhanced off-road capability are available in both LT and LTZ trim levels. The Silverado High Country gives Chevrolet a fresh new entry in the fast-growing premium pickup segment.

Prices for the new 2014 Silverado regular cab will start at $24,585, including a $995 destination freight charge, the same base price as the 2013 model.

About Crotty Chevrolet Buick:
Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.