Kids Turn to OnStar for News on Santa’s Journey

Latest status just a Blue Button push away for area families

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Starting on Christmas Eve, Corry, Warren, Erie, and Jamestown-area families traveling in General Motors’ vehicles with OnStar services will be able to learn Santa’s whereabouts by simply pressing the blue OnStar button in the U.S., Canada and now in Mexico.

For the fifth consecutive year, OnStar is providing the service through collaboration with the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, “Track Santa” program.

From 7 a.m. on December 24 until 5 a.m. on December 25, anyone with an active OnStar subscription can request a “Santa Update,” which an OnStar advisor will provide based on NORAD information.

“The ‘Santa Seeker’ really helps spread holiday cheer,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “The OnStar advisors put on their Santa hats and elf ears and wholeheartedly take advantage of the opportunity to spread such joy to the children in Corry, Warren, Erie, and Jamestown and more.”

So how does OnStar keep up with the high volume of inquiries from these curious little callers?

While their first priority is the safety and security of their subscribers, they make adjustments in staff so that they are able to respond to the Santa calls as well as their day-to-day calls for assistance.

“For nearly 60 years, NORAD has employed the same military technology used every day for Homeland Defense mission to also track Santa during his Yuletide journey,” said Stacey Knott, NORAD Tracks Santa program manager. “We use our military satellites, radars, fighter jets and Santa Cams to tell the world Santa’s location every Christmas Eve.”

Individuals without OnStar technology can also follow Santa’s progress via the NORAD Tracks Santa website, Facebook page Twitter hashtag #NoradSanta or by calling the hotline at 1-877-HI-NORAD.

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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.

All-New 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Now Available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick

The Chevrolet Cruze, now available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, is the brand’s best-selling passenger car around the world. It provides the amenities, quietness, safety features, infotainment and roominess expected of a larger, more expensive sedan, but with the efficiency and value of a compact car.

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With a starting price of $17,995, including an $825 destination charge, the Chevrolet Cruze model has helped Chevrolet grow its share of the rising global small car market. Chevrolet has sold more than 2 million Cruzes around the world, and has the second highest share of buyers under age 25. The Cruze is available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, in LS, 1LT, 2LT, LTZ, Eco and Diesel models.

“The all-new Cruze lineup provides our customers with a wide range of options that are sure to fit their needs on the road,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick.  “Ranging from the Eco model to the Cruze Diesel, this vehicle has something for everyone.”

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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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All-New 2014 Chevrolet Impala Now Available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick

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Chevrolet completes the transformation of its North American passenger car lineup with the introduction of the all-new 2014 Impala, now available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick. The redesigned flagship sedan builds on the strong heritage of the Impala nameplate by offering expressive style, a more-refined interior, easy-to-use technology, and an exhilarating driving experience.

“For Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY area drivers the 2014 Impala re-establishes the iconic Impala as a design leader that is sure to turn heads wherever it goes,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “Add to that, the Impala delivers the comfort, safety, fuel efficiency and technology. With that combination, we are sure the Impala will make our customers very happy.”

The all-new Impala, now on sale at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, is the 10th generation of one of the industry’s most enduring – and popular – nameplates. Impala was America’s best-selling full-size sedan in 2011, with sales of more than 171,000, which also made it one of the 10 best-selling cars overall in the United States, along with Chevrolet Malibu and Cruze.

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First Look at the 2014 Chevy Malibu

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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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Impala’s 2.5L Engine Delivers Quiet Power, Fuel Efficiency to Corry, PA Residents

Sedan benefits from powertrain refinement, computer-controlled valvetrain technology

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Corry, Erie, Edinboro, and Warren area drivers of the new 2014 Chevrolet Impala will enjoy sweet sound and sweeter savings at the pump thanks to precision noise reduction and a new advanced valve train technology on the Ecotec 2.5L four-cylinder engine, arriving at Crotty Chevrolet Buick this month.

Chevrolet expects the 2.5L model to be a popular choice among Impala buyers. More than two-thirds of Chevrolet cars sold in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2013 had a four-cylinder engine.

“Chevrolet has provided Corry, Erie, Edinboro, and Warren-area buyers with a variety of engines, appealing to a wide variety of needs,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “Crotty Chevrolet Buick’s customers now have three engines to choose from, inducing the 2.5L model that offers great fuel savings and a great starting price of $27,535.”

Chevrolet expects its new flagship sedan to be more fuel efficient, due in part to the 2.5L engine’s Intake Valve Lift Control technology.

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2014 Silverado’s New 4.3L Tops in Standard V-6 Pickup Torque

New EcoTec3 engine continues rich Chevrolet V-6 heritage for Corry, Erie, Warren, & Jamestown area drivers

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When the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado full-size pickup arrives at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, this summer, its standard 4.3L EcoTec V-6 it will offer the most torque of any standard V-6 in the segment – 305 lb-ft (413 Nm).

Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY area Silverado buyers will choose from three new, advanced EcoTec3 engines – a 5.3L available at launch, followed by the 4.3L and 6.2L versions available later this year. All are designed specifically for the high trailering and hauling demands unique to truck buyers.

Torque is the turning force that generates off-the-line acceleration and confident trailering performance. Silverado’s equipped with the 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 will have trailering ratings up to 7,200 pounds (3,266 kg) for a regular cab, short bed, four-wheel-drive model – 500 pounds more than the most capable Ford F-150 3.7L and 700 pounds more than a Ram 1500 3.6L. Silverado’s standard V-6 produces an SAE-certified 285 horsepower (212 kW) and is matched with a proven, efficient six-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy estimates will be released later.  [Read more…]

2014 Silverado Delivers Power, Efficiency and Value to Corry, Warren and Erie Drivers

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Chevrolet and Crotty Chevrolet Buick recently announced initial pricing, performance data, and EPA fuel efficiency estimates for the 2014 Silverado 1500, raising the bar in Corry, Warren and Erie’s fiercely competitive light-duty pickup segment.

Manufacturer’s suggested retail 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.  For that price, the 2014 Silverado regular cab, which starts production this summer, will include a number of major improvements:

  • A more powerful, more efficient EcoTec3 engine,
  • A six-speed automatic transmission,
  • A stronger, quieter cab with an all-new interior,
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife rotors
  • A new bed with standard box rail protectors and CornerStep bumper

The base starting prices for the Silverado crew cab, the first model to be available in Crotty Chevrolet Buick’s showroom later this spring, and for the new double cab Silverado, which replaces the extended cab, also will be the same as for the corresponding 2013 models.

Corry, Warren and Erie area buyers of all 2014 Silverados also will receive a standard scheduled maintenance program for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Up to four maintenance visits are included in the price of the vehicle, each one of which includes a regularly scheduled oil change, oil filter replacement, tire rotation and multi-point vehicle inspection, based on the schedule in the vehicle owner’s manual.

“The 2014 Silverado is all-new, inside and out,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “Our local area pick-up owners will find that the new Silverado is an excellent choice that combines innovative features and equivalent pricing to the 2013 models. The 2014 Silverado is sure to wow our customers.”

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