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.

Crotty Chevrolet Forges Season-long Partnership to Aid Corry Area Little League

Jon Andrus and Shane Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet present Brandon Arnink, Jeffery Powell and Brendan Zajac, Players in the Corry Little League with new equipment for the upcoming season.

Jon Andrus and Shane Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet present Brandon Arnink, Jeffery Powell and Brendan Zajac, members of the Corry Little League with new equipment for the upcoming season.

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Crotty Chevrolet Buick is supporting Corry Area Little League through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program.  This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2014 youth baseball season.

Chevy Youth Baseball is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve.  Crotty Chevrolet Buick is sponsoring Corry Area Little League as a part of Chevrolet’s nation-wide commitment to support youth sports, one community at a time.  Over the course of the season, Crotty Chevrolet Buick will donate equipment to the league which may include: equipment bags, baseballs, softballs, catcher’s gear, batting helmets, ball buckets, umpire’s equipment, coach’s kits, break away bases, bat racks and first aid kits.

Thanks to Crotty Chevrolet Buick and other participating area Chevrolet dealers, youth baseball participants will have a chance to attend a youth clinic with a local professional baseball team.

“We are looking forward to a great season with Corry Area Little League that will be filled with exciting games and an enhanced experience for the teams through the equipment and cash donations” John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick, said.  “Chevy Youth Baseball is just one example of how committed our dealership is to supporting the youth and families in our community.”

The 2014 program will provide assistance to an impressive 334 leagues in the Northeastern region and Chevrolet dealers will contribute nearly $600,000 in monetary and equipment donations.

Corvette training drives high-performance sales

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By Eric Tichy
eric@thecorryjournal.com

COLUMBUS TOWNSHIP — Shane Crotty, a sales consultant at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Columbus Township, said it was an obvious choice when asked if he would take a work trip to Nevada.

Crotty, who has been helping out at the Route 6 family business since he was 14 years old, traveled in January to the Corvette Stingray Dealer Sales Academy at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nev., about an hour west of Las Vegas. The ranch is dubbed the country club for car fanatics.

Crotty said in order to sell the high-performance vehicle, a representative from the dealership had to take a two-day training session at the academy, which included classroom work and in-car driving.

“Every dealership that wants to sell the Corvette Stingray had to send someone,” Crotty said, noting that the dealership also had to designate Stingray specialists from the sales and service departments. “They told me someone had to go out to Nevada, and I said ‘Count me in,’” Crotty said.

According to Chevrolet, 900 dealerships across the country met qualifications to sell the Stingray when it became available over the summer. In order to qualify, the dealership had to sell a certain number of Corvettes. In addition to taking the $2,000 training class in Nevada, service personnel must undergo special training, and dealerships are required to purchase equipment specifically designed to service the cars.

“I was the lucky one picked to go to Nevada to drive the Corvette and experience the handling, performance and technology features which go into every 2014 Corvette,” Crotty said. “We got to learn all about them, too, of course.” Going through the training does have its perks. “If a customer comes in, I will be the Corvette consultant” Crotty said. “I get to inform them just how capable this performance vehicle is, the safety features, and technology Chevrolet has built into the automobile.” Crotty said while in the desert, he had the chance to drive the new model vehicle in a variety of surfaces, including a 2 1/2 mile road course and a wet figure eight course.

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There appears to be a market for the high-performance car locally. Aside from selling enough Corvettes to qualify for the training, Crotty Chevrolet already has an order for the Stingray model. In fact, before Crotty even went out in January, the dealership was aware of some interest in the Stingray. “We had one new one that sold already,” Crotty said. “We’re not sure when we’re going to get our next one, but we’re hoping over the summer.” “We probably sell three or four Corvettes a year,” he continued.

Rob Crotty, who co-owns the dealership with his brother, Chop, said he is excited to be able to sell the Stingray. “We’re very happy,” Rob Crotty said. “We know that our customers are looking for these types of vehicles, so we’re happy that we were able to obtain the special training to sell them.”

Those hoping to get their hands on the 2014 Stingray will need to fork over $51,000 for a base model. The price is still far lower than other high-performance cars in its class.

“It was an experience of a lifetime,” Shane Crotty, son of Chop Crotty, said of the Corvette training. “It was something that ended up being really neat, and not a lot of people get to do it.”

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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Save Thousands During Crotty Chevrolet’s Black Friday Sale

Chevrolet provides shoppers with a better way to do Black Friday

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Between Nov. 21 and Dec. 2, 2013, Crotty Chevrolet Buick will be offering special Black Friday pricing to every customer in the Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown  area. Shoppers in the market to buy or lease a 2013 or 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, Malibu or Traverse can save thousands.

“Why save a few hundred dollars on a TV or smart phone this Black Friday, when you can save thousands on an-all new vehicle,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “During our Black Friday sale, the price you see is the price you pay at Crotty Chevrolet Buick. There are no extra fees or charges other than tax, title and license.”

Toys for Tots

During this Holiday Season, Crotty Chevrolet Buick is proud to be partnering with Toys for Tots, to bring holiday cheer to local underprivileged children.

Toys for Tots is a charitable organization supported by the U.S. Marines Reserve. Its mission is to deliver – thorough a new toy at Christmas – a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters and to assist them in becoming responsible, productive and patriotic citizens.

Crotty Chevrolet Buick appreciates area residents’ continued support of this very worthwhile charity. With our customers’ help we are able to play a strong role in the community through our partnership with Toys for Tots.

To help make the holidays a little brighter for needy local children, residents can drop off new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned at the dealership anytime between now and December 15th. Each donation goes directly to the local branch of the Toys for Tots program which distributes the toys to the less fortunate children of the area.

For more information about Crotty Chevrolet Buick, visit http://www.CrottyChevy.com.

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-New 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Redefines Midsize Trucks

  • Midsize truck with the DNA of Chevy’s full-size trucks
  • Expected to deliver class-leading horsepower, payload and trailering
  • Rounds out the industry’s only three-truck portfolio to give customers more choices

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Chevrolet today unveiled the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, which will redefine the midsize truck and offer real truck capability and versatility to customers who don’t require a full-size truck.

The new Colorado is built with the DNA of a true Chevy truck, expected to deliver class-leading power, payload and trailering ratings. Colorado goes on sale at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in fall 2014 as a 2015 model.

“Our strategy is simple: meet the needs of the broadest possible customer base, and let them choose precisely the right truck to meet their needs,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president and president of GM North America. “The all-new Colorado benefits from the solid foundation established by the Silverado, and it reinvents the midsize truck while reinvigorating the segment at the same time.”

The new Colorado was developed for the North American truck customer, with distinctive design, comfort and connectivity features, including segment firsts such as available forward collision alert and lane departure warning.

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Chevrolet expects Colorado to be the most powerful truck in the segment, allowing owners to haul and tow more. A 2.5L I-4 is standard, and a 3.6L V-6 is available. Each engine is tuned, tested and validated for truck use, and each features direct injection and variable valve timing to make the most of power and efficiency. Each is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission.

When properly equipped, the Colorado is expected to offer class leading payload capacity and trailering capacity of more than 6,700 pounds (3,039 kg). That is more than enough capability to throw a weekend’s worth of camping gear in the bed and tow a boat to a favorite lake.

Colorado will also offer the segment’s only diesel engine in its second year – a proven Duramax 2.8L I-4 turbodiesel already offered in global markets. The diesel engine will expand Colorado’s powertrain lineup to cover the broadest range of needs

“We designed the Colorado to be the most versatile and most capable in its segment, bar none,” said Jeff Luke, executive engineer, GM Trucks. “Not everyone needs full-size capability, but they still deserve the strength and true-truck attributes that come in larger models. The Colorado delivers capability with confidence – and a fun-to-drive spirit that complements active lifestyles.”  [Read more…]

Toys For Tots – Help Crotty Chevrolet Collect a Showroom full of Toys!

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As the Holiday Season approaches, it is time once again to remember the thousands of children who would not celebrate the Season without the selfless efforts of the U.S. Marines and the wonderful folks at TOYS FOR TOTS! This year, Crotty Chevrolet – Buick will be a primary drop point for your toy donation!

Please help fill our showroom with Toys!  You can drop off your donation of NEW, UNWRAPPED, NON-VIOLENT TOYS for children up to 16 years old. The people at Toys for Tots have requested that donations be made prior to December 14, 2013 so that they have time to wrap and distribute the toys.

Today, Toy for Tots distributes an average of 16 million toy’s annually to over 7 million needy children. While Marines organize and coordinate the program, the ultimate success of the program depends on our support, the support of our community, and the generosity of every one of us.

Crotty Chevrolet Buick and Chevrolet Support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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Dealership and Corry area residents mobilize to help fight breast cancer this October

Crotty Chevrolet Buick, Chevrolet and Corry-area customers will unite for the third consecutive year in the fight against breast cancer. Together with the American Cancer Society, Chevrolet provides nationwide grassroots support of the Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walks and other activities.

“Crotty Chevrolet Buick is committed to helping find a cure for breast cancer,” said Robert Crotty 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.”

Last year, with the support of Chevrolet, Crotty Chevrolet Buick and dealerships across the country, the American Cancer Society raised $1,211,463 in contributions through the Making Strides walks. This money helps fund research, wellness, breast cancer awareness education and support for breast cancer patients and their families.

Here are the Chevrolet- and Crotty Chevrolet Buick-sponsored activities planned in October in support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:

• Facebook Fundraising “Likes” campaign
• Dealership “Wall of Hope”
• Test drive promotions
• Service rebate promotions
• Recognition at select NASCAR Sprint Cup Races, including a branded pink pace car and caution lap donations

Crotty Chevrolet Buick will donate $1.00 to the American Cancer Society for every new “like” to our Facebook http://a.pgtb.me/D5b3VS page between now and November 17th. Facebook users can also sign up for a chance to win a free iPad Mini http://a.pgtb.me/D5b3VS

At the Dealership Crotty Chevrolet has created a “Wall of Hope”. For a donation, a breast cancer symbol is placed on our wall with the name of a loved one or your own name showing support of Making Strides against Breast Cancer.

Corry-area customers can also join Chevrolet in the fight against breast cancer just by taking a test drive at Crotty Chevrolet. A $10 contribution per test drive up to $130,000 will be made to the American Cancer Society for every eligible test drives taken nationally on select dates at participating dealerships. Drivers must be over 21 with a valid driver’s license. The promotion is limited to one test drive per person.

Additionally, a Chevrolet Certified Service matching rebate promotion on select services encourages Corry-area to contribute their service rebate to the American Cancer Society from October 1 through November 30, with Chevrolet matching contributions dollar for dollar up to $60,000.

Chevrolet will also donate $200 for every lap run under caution during select NASCAR Sprint Cup and IZOD IndyCar Series races throughout October. In addition to the donation, a special themed pink Chevrolet Camaro SS will pace select NASCAR Sprint Cup series races. A special 2014 Corvette Stingray will serve as the pace car for the IZOD IndyCar Series event at Auto Club Speedway in October.

Those interested in participating in a Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk in their community can visit http://www.makingstrideswalk.org.

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 Chevrolet Impala Receives Five-Star Safety Score

Redesigned flagship sedan also offers Corry-area drivers safety firsts for Chevrolet 

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The 2014 Chevrolet Impala has received the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.

“Safety is a big concern for Corry-area car buyers,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “The new Impala is designed with quite a few new safety technologies, to provide excellent crash safety.”

The redesigned, full-size sedan presents Corry-area drivers with one of the most comprehensive collections of standard and available safety features in the segment. It employs advanced technologies – including radar – to help avoid crashes. Visual and audible alerts, depending on the alert feature, help Corry-area drivers identify potential crash situations and even intervene when a crash threat appears more imminent. The alerts are designed to identify potential threats with sufficient warning to give the driver time to react and make changes.

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All New 2014 Silverado Now Available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick

New pickup delivers power, efficiency and value for Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY drivers
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New from hood to hitch, the 2014 Silverado 1500 is engineered to be stronger, smarter and more capable than ever before for Corry, Erie, Warren 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

Base prices for the Silverado 1500 – regular cab, double cab, and crew cab – carry over from 2013. Corry-area buyers of all 2014 Silverado 1500s also will receive a standard scheduled maintenance program for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Silverado crew cabs with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 arrived at Chevrolet dealers in May. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for crew cabs start at $32,710, including a $995 destination freight charge – the same as the 2013 model.

The crew cab will be joined this summer by a regular cab model and a new double cab Silverado, which replaces the extended cab. Also available this summer will be an all-new EcoTec3 V-6 with the most torque and highest towing rating of any standard V-6.

Coming later in 2013 are an all-new 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8, engineered to raise the bar for premium truck engines, and the High Country, a rugged, luxurious Silverado tailored to the growing market for high-end pickups.

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