First Look at the 2014 Chevy Malibu


Chevrolet today unveiled the 2014 Malibu – a roomier, more refined and more efficient execution of its midsize sedan. Updated styling, a revised interior, a new 2.5L standard engine and suspension enhancements highlight the changes. It goes on sale this fall.

“The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu builds on the strengths established by the all-new 2013 Malibu to make it a stronger choice for our  customers,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA. “The midsize sedan segment is the most contested in the industry and we’re not sitting still with the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu.”

The new and enhanced features include:

  • Revised front-end appearance
  • Roomier rear seat with 1.25 inches (31.7 mm) more knee room
  • Redesigned center console
  • New 2.5L engine with variable valve lift control and start/stop technology helps deliver estimated fuel economy of 23 city / 35 highway – a 5-percent improvement in city mileage and 3-percent greater highway efficiency
  • Nearly 14 percent more torque from the available 2.0L turbo engine – 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm) – engineered for a greater feeling of power on demand
  • Suspension enhancements derived from the all-new 2014 Impala engineered to contribute to a more refined driving experience
  • New available Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety features

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Chevrolet Camaro and Tahoe Rank Highest in Dependability Study



J.D. Power and Associates ranked the Chevrolet Camaro the industry’s most dependable midsize sporty car and the Chevrolet Tahoe as the most dependable large crossover/SUV in its 2013 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study.

The J.D. Power and Associates study tracked reliability during the third year of the ownership on 2010 model year vehicles. The fifth-generation Camaro took the highest ranking in its segment during its first year on the market.

“Receiving such a prestigious dependability award the first year Camaro was introduced demonstrates our commitment to provide customers with the best possible ownership experience,” said Alicia Boler-Davis, vice president General Motors Global Quality and U.S. Customer Experience. “Together with Tahoe leading its segment, this is another example of our focus on creating life-long customers.”

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Chevrolet’s Small Cars Gain Traction, Sales in All Weather

With increasing numbers of Chevrolet’s small cars on the road as the weather turns for the worse, Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown NY owners can drive confidently in conditions from summer thunderstorms to winter snow covered icy streets.

“Stereotypes abound like smaller vehicles can’t handle bad weather safely and smoothly” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA. “Chevrolet is disproving these beliefs by testing Cruze, Sonic and Spark in conditions beyond snow and ice, enabling class-competitive safety, and equipping the line-up with more advanced technologies than ever before.”

“We’ve seen an 11 percent sales increase of Chevrolet small cars since last year,” said Jim Federico, executive chief engineer, General Motors Small Cars. “These small cars are designed for consumers, climates and terrains around the country. Coupled with a number of advanced technologies, people can rest assured that our smallest cars will perform well when any inclement weather rolls in.” [Read more…]

Climatic Wind Tunnel Puts All-New 2013 Malibu to the Test

 Indoor torture testing simulates extreme weather conditions

2013 Chevy Malibu Turbo Climate Testing

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo endures sub-zero conditions in the General Motors Climatic Wind Tunnel where engineers take vehicle development and validation testing to the extremes.

Neither snow nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night kept product development engineers from swift completion of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA. The location for all of this torture testing? General Motors’ Climatic Wind Tunnel in Warren, Mich., where all Chevrolet vehicles take on the elements.

On the hottest days of summer, Malibu, which starts at $23,150.00, withstood blizzard and hurricane conditions inside the wind tunnel, where the temperature can replicate 40 below zero and the wind can blow 150 mph. Even on the coldest nights of winter, the tunnel’s temperature can easily climb to 140 degrees under 1,155 watts per square meter of simulated sunshine.

“The new Malibu was designed with the things that matter to our customers in mind, like starting on cold mornings and not overheating on hot summer days,” said Robert Crotty, VP of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “The engineers at GM placed the Malibu in extreme conditions – if the car survives there, then it’ll perform extremely well for our Corry, Warren, Titusville and Jamestown NY customers in their enviroments.”

At this state-of-the-art facility, engineers take vehicle development and validation testing to the extremes, subjecting powertrain cooling, cabin heating, ventilation and air conditioning   systems to the harshest weather conditions found from Death Valley, Calif., and Denali, Alaska.

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Chevrolet Test Drives Will Help Combat Breast Cancer

Brand will donate $10 to American Cancer Society for each test drive Oct. 6, up to $130,000

Consumers who test drive a new Chevrolet car, truck or crossover on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA will help the American Cancer Society fight breast cancer and support families affected by the disease.

Chevrolet will contribute $10 to the Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program for each test drive taken at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA, and all Chevrolet Dealers nationwide, up to a total of $130,000. All Chevrolet models are eligible for the test drive contribution.

“By visiting a Chevrolet dealer on Oct. 6, consumers can see and experience for themselves why we sold a record number of cars, trucks and crossovers last year, and help the American Cancer Society fight for more birthdays,” said Don Johnson, vice president, Chevrolet Sales and Service.

“Breast cancer affects everyone in some way; either through our grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters or friends,” said Robert Crotty, VP of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “That’s why we’re helping to make strides against breast cancer, hoping we can help in finding a cure for breast cancer.”

To participate, a consumer must have a valid driver’s license.

October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year with Chevrolet’s support, the American Cancer Society raised $1,079,633 in contributions to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The money helps fund research, wellness and breast cancer awareness education, and support for breast cancer patients and their families.

2013 Chevrolet Camaro Range Expands with Track-Ready 1LE Package

2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS

The road-racing-inspired Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2013 with unique gearing, suspension tuning and tires that make the model capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration and a sub-three minute lap time at Virginia International Raceway’s Grand Course. It is offered on Camaro SS coupes with manual transmissions.

“The 2013 Camaro models offer everything that performance enthusiast in Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown could ask for” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick.  “From the affordable performance of the LS and LT V6 models, to the spirited 426 horsepowered SS, to the race track ready Camero 1LE to the supercar performance of the ZL1,it is no wonder why Camaro is America’s most popular sports car.”

All Camaro SS models now feature variable-effort electric power steering and an available dual-mode exhaust system on manual transmission-equipped models. Both features were introduced on the Camaro ZL1.

The 2013 Camaro lineup includes:

  • The 323-horsepower (241 kW) V-6-powered LS coupe and LT coupe and convertible – including the 2LS with an EPA-rated 30 mpg on the highway
  • The Camaro SS coupe and convertible, with a 6.2L V-8 delivering up to 426 horsepower (318 kW)
  • The 580-horsepower (432 kW) supercharged Camaro ZL1 coupe and convertible. (Please see the separate Camaro ZL1 release for complete details.)

In addition to the new performance features offered on the Camaro SS, all 2013 Camaro models offer a wider range of choices and enhancements that will help it remain America’s most popular sports car. New and revised content includes:

  • Chevrolet MyLink and color-touch radio standard on LT, SS, and ZL1 models
  • Chevrolet MyLink and color-touch radio with GPS map navigation (late availability)
  • Hill start assist now standard on all manual transmissions
  • ZL1-style shift knob standard on all manual transmissions
  • Remote vehicle start now include on 1LT and 1SS with automatic transmission
  • Blue Ray Metallic exterior color
  • Frameless inside rearview mirror
  • New 18-inch and 20-inch wheel designs
  • Mojave leather interior trim.

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2013 Chevrolet Suburban is an SUV Icon with Unmatched Capability

2013 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ

2013 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ

Introduced in 1935, Chevrolet Suburban is the original SUV and the oldest continuous nameplate in automotive history. Seventy-eight years later, it continues with the same blend of spaciousness and capability that has distinguished it for generations.

For 2013, Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA will offer the Suburban in LS, LT and LTZ models – in 2WD and 4WD – as well as half-ton and heavy-duty ¾-ton series. (LTZ is available only on half-ton.) A Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed is standard on half-ton models, optimizing fuel economy on the highway via reduced engine speed. Also, the lower-rpm engine speed on the highway enhances interior quietness.

All models ride on a 130-inch (3,302 mm) wheelbase, which supports the Suburban’s generous passenger and cargo capability, while enabling a smooth ride for Corry, Erie, Warren and Titusville area drivers looking for the capability only a Chevrolet Suburban can provide. It is based on GM’s full-size SUV architecture, which features sleek, exterior styling; a sharp, precise driving feel; and excellent interior refinement and quietness.

Behind the first-row seats, Suburban offers 137.4 cubic feet (3,890 liters) of cargo room, along with up to 8,100 pounds (3,674 kg) of towing capability (half-ton 2WD models). When properly equipped, Suburban ¾-ton can tow up to 9,600 pounds (4,354 kg).

New for 2013 is a trio of exterior colors, including Champagne Silver Metallic, Concord Metallic (late availability) and Blue Ray Metallic (late availability).

Also new is powertrain grade braking in the normal transmission mode – it was previously incorporated only when the Tow/Haul mode was activated. It uses engine torque to help slow the vehicle on descents, which helps reduce brake wear.

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2013 Chevrolet Sonic Family Adds New RS Model and Connectivity

2013 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Since its introduction in late 2011, the Chevrolet Sonic – the only subcompact built in America – has been making a name for itself among Corry, Warren, Erie, and Titsuvillle, PA drivers as a small car with big attitude. Available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA for 2013, an all-new, performance-inspired, Sonic RS five-door hatchback model joins the Sonic family.

Sonic also adds an available version of Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system, which uses owners’ smartphones to personalize delivery of music, video, photo galleries, phone books and other information into the vehicle – including full-function navigation via an available smartphone app.

Standard on LTZ and RS and available on LS and LT models, MyLink for Sonic includes a seven-inch diagonal color screen, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and selected phones, voice recognition for compatible smartphones, and Pandora and Stitcher compatibility. Easy-to-use and intuitive, MyLink for Sonic was influenced by Chevrolet consumer data that shows 90 percent of target Sonic buyers own and are heavy users of smartphones.

Other additions to the 2013 Sonic lineup include the addition of a rear decklid spoiler on the LTZ sedan.

Sonic was designated as one of the Best Family Cars of 2012 by Edmunds and Parents magazine, and its interior was named one of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors for 2012.

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze adds Infotainment and Safety Technology

The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze available now at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA, provides the amenities, quietness, safety features, infotainment and roominess expected of a larger sedan, but with the efficiency and value of a compact car.

2013 Chrevrolet Cruze RS

For 2013, Chevrolet adds infotainment and safety technologies that bring even more value to Cruze.

They include the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, standard on 2LT, Eco and LTZ models and available on 1LT. Two audio systems – including an AM/FM audio system with GPS-enabled navigation and a seven-inch-diagonal color touch-screen, are also new for 2013.

New for 2013

  • Standard (Eco, 2LT, LTZ) Chevrolet MyLink includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice recognition for phone, music and radio; Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatibility; Gracenote (playlist and album art) capability
  • Available color-touch AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 capability, GPS navigation, USB port, seven-inch-diagonal touch screen display and Radio Data System (RDS)
  • Standard color-touch AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability, seven-inch-diagonal color touch-screen display on 2LT, Eco, LTZ; available on 1LT
  • Available Technology Package includes color-touch AM/FM stereo with CD player, Chevrolet MyLink and rear vision camera
  • Available 1LT Driver Convenience Package includes driver six-way power seat adjuster with manual recliner, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror and outside heated, power-adjustable mirrors; also includes remote vehicle start on 1LT and automatic 1SD
  • Available 2LT Driver Convenience Package includes driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors; auto-dimming inside rearview mirror; rear vision camera and outside heated, power-adjustable mirrors
  • Available Enhanced Safety Package with rear park assist, Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Ecotec 1.8L DOHC engine with variable valve timing (AT-PZEV enhanced emissions for California and Northeast states)
  • Six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with overdrive on LS automatic (1SB)
  • Exterior colors: Cyber Gray Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic and Atlantis Blue Metallic

Cruze also adds an Enhanced Safety Package – available on LT, Eco and LTZ models – that offers crash-avoidance technologies such as Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and rear park assist.

Cruze is available in LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ models, as well as a gas-sipping Eco model that, when equipped with a manual transmission, achieves an EPA-estimated 42 mpg highway, making it the most fuel-efficient, gasoline-powered non-hybrid car in America.

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Crotty Chevrolet Total Confidence

A Little Confidence Goes a Long Way

Crotty Chevy Total Confidence


Crotty Chevrolet, the premier Chevrolet dealership in Erie County wants consumers to feel comfortable with the car buying process. That’s why the dealership is participating in a program that puts consumers at ease, by participating in the Chevy Confidence program. Crotty Chevrolet is allowing consumers an opportunity to return their new vehicle if they don’t love it, as well as experience special pricing on 2012 and 2013 models. This means that if you purchase a new 2012 or 2013 model year Chevy from now until September 4, 2012, you will be able to bring the car back to the dealership and return it if you do not love it. Chevy and Crotty Chevrolet are confident this won’t be an issue, but they are offering it just the same.

“The Chevrolet Confidence program will help attract new and old customers to our showroom by adding another element of consumer convenience,” said John Crotty, Dealer of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “Area drivers continue to discover the new Chevy lineup, and we know that once they get behind the wheel of one of our Chevy vehicles that they are more likely to drive one home. Our commitment has always been to fantastic customer service and confidence in our Chevrolet vehicles, and now this offer just takes it a step further”

Chevy Love it or Return ItThe Chevy Confidence program has two main features. The first is the “Love it or Return it” option. This applies to all new 2012 or 2013 models and allows consumers to return their car within 30 to 60 days of purchase, provided it has no damage and less than 4,000 miles on it. The other feature is the “Total Confidence Pricing,” which applies to all 2012 model Chevrolets and places them at special preferred prices. This allows consumers to avoid haggling over a price, because Chevy is already offering its best value.

By featuring this offer on its lineup of new Chevy cars in Corry, PA, Crotty Chevrolet is giving consumers a great opportunity to own the new and improved Chevy cars, SUV’s and trucks. The dealership also hopes that this will make the entire process easier for consumers