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Latest News from Courtesy Chevrolet

Courtesy Chevrolet's automotive expertise is a product of our sustained interest in industry trends and characteristics. We are privileged to share the latest news, promotions and events with you and hope the information will enhance your shopping experience. As you know, there are many new cars from which to choose, and we believe an informed customer is the best customer.
Courtesy Chevrolet Hosts Chevy Volt Tour During November in Phoenix

The public is invited to learn about the revolutionary Chevy Volt. The Chevy Volt is the industry's first electric vehicle with extended-range capability.

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) Oct. 26, 2012 - Courtesy Chevrolet - the No. 1 Volt dealer in Arizona - will host the Chevy Volt Tour Team during its 4-day stopover Nov. 6 through 9 in Phoenix as part of a select, 6-city tour. Current Volt owners, the public, and interested Volt buyers are invited to stop by Courtesy Chevrolet for informative Volt owner clinics, Volt test drives, and complimentary food and drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 7. Courtesy Chevrolet is proud to participate in the event.
Five Volts will be available at Courtesy Chevrolet during the event, along with a team of Volt experts that will answer any questions drivers may have. Current Volt owners will have an opportunity to review their Volts, and drivers with an interest in electric vehicles are encouraged to attend Nov. 7 at Courtesy Chevrolet, 1233 E. Camelback Rd. in Phoenix.

Since the Volt's Arizona debut launch on Feb. 9, 2011 at the W Scottsdale, the Volt has been voted MotorTrend's "Car of the Year" and "Automobile of the Year." Visit dealerrater.com for actual satisfied customer reviews of the Volt, including, "The Volt is a great car" and "I'm very happy with the two I have."

The Chevrolet Volt is the industry's first electric vehicle with extended-range capability. It can operate under a range of weather climates and driving conditions without depleting its battery. For the first 40 miles, the Volt drives gas- and tailpipe-emissions-free using electricity stored in its 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. When the Volt's battery runs low, a gas powered range-extending engine/generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range another 300 miles on a full tank.

The Chevrolet Volt comes standard with a 120-volt charge cord that will provide owners with the ability to charge their Volt directly from a standard home electrical outlet.

When it comes to advanced technology, the Volt is on the leading edge. Standard technology features link and entertain in innovative ways, starting with standard seven-inch touch screen navigation and an energy-efficient Bose premium audio system.

The Volt offers five years of OnStar Directions and Connections service, which includes Automatic Crash Response, stolen vehicle assistance and connected navigation, all standard. Plus, safety features include eight air bags and StabiliTrak electronic stability control with Traction Control.

Courtesy Chevrolet has certified Volt Specialists to help you experience the true features of this amazing new vehicle. To see what the excitement is about, come to Courtesy Chevrolet on Nov. 7 during the Chevy Volt Tour, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1233 E. Camelback Rd. in Phoenix.
Courtesy Chevrolet is locally owned. For over 50 years, the Fitzgerald and Gruwell families have provided the very best in automotive service and products to the people of Arizona.

For additional information on the Chevy Volt Tour, call 602-798-2940 or visit www.courtesychev.com.
Chevy Turns to Ham Radio Geek for Antenna Solution

When spy shots surfaced of the pre-production version of the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, an outcry went up among Camaro enthusiasts over the AM/FM whip antenna positioned on the rear deck lid.

Quite simply, they hated it.

Chevrolet was quick to respond, commissioning a self-described antenna freak named Don Hibbard to find a way to fix it.  "Antennas are a beautiful thing to me," says Hibbard, an antenna test performance engineer.

Engineers working on Camaro are passionate to drive perfection into every aspect of the vehicle. Hibbard and colleague Gregg Kittinger had to do what some thought was impossible: conceal the AM/FM antenna without sacrificing radio reception, while not putting it inside the Camaro's windows. The two, who share   three other patents, happily accepted the challenge.

"We weren't sure that it would be possible," said Kittinger. "Typically antennas are hidden in a vehicle's rear window, but with a retractable soft-top roof, that's not an option." 

So they came up with a novel approach - hide the antenna inside the rear spoiler. No one had tried that on a Chevrolet before because of the hit to radio reception. 

"We responded to a legitimate criticism from devoted Chevrolet Camaro enthusiasts and in 10 months found an innovative way to improve the overall aesthetics of the vehicle without sacrificing performance and quality," said Kittinger. 

While the shark fin antenna that transmits XM Satellite Radio, OnStar and cellular signals is still present on the car's deck lid, the built-in spoiler antenna eliminates the need for a longer, separate whip antenna to receive AM and FM radio signals.

Hibbard, a lifelong Ham radio enthusiast, says the unorthodox placement of the antenna within the body of the vehicle created a number of technical challenges, such as balancing form by preserving the car's styling and function of unimpeded audio reception.

"Where other automakers have tried and failed, Chevy succeeded," said Hibbard.  "We hope to take what we've learned with the Camaro Convertible, build on it and apply it to future vehicles."

The 2011 Camaro Convertible arrives in dealer showrooms this February.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Achieves 5-Star Overall Safety Score

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze earned five-star crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), further building on the vehicle's safety record in markets around the world. 

The Cruze was tested under NHTSA's revised New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) implemented this fall for the 2011 model year. The rating is based on more rigorous frontal and side crash tests in addition to rollover resistance testing. Under the new system, the three test conditions are combined mathematically into an "Overall Vehicle Score."

The Cruze is the first vehicle tested under the new rating system to achieve five stars in each of the individual crash impact conditions, leading to an overall vehicle score of five stars - the highest rating possible.

"Cruze has achieved five-star crash safety scores everywhere it is rated in the world.  This is the direct result of our global engineering team's focused effort," said Jeff Boyer, General Motors' executive director of vehicle safety. "These safety ratings reflect the confidence we have in Cruze's state-of-the-art safety technologies and overall crashworthiness."

The 2011 Cruze offers more standard safety features than any vehicle in its class and represents Chevrolet's commitment to continuous safety - before, during and after a crash.  Standard features include StabiliTrak electronic stability control, Panic Brake Assist and Enhanced Smart Pedal / Brake Override. The Cruze is the first car in its class with 10 standard air bags, including front knee air bags - a segment first. OnStar's safety and security package is standard. 

"Cruze is winning over consumers with its design, amenities, fuel economy and strong value for the money," said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. "The five-star overall vehicle safety score provides another great reason for small car buyers to consider Cruze."

The Cruze also received the highest-possible ratings of "Good" in front, side, rear and rollover crash protection tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which recognized Cruze as a 2011 Top Safety Pick.

Chevrolet Malibu Named "Best Buy" and "Top Safety Pick"

Brand's Top-Seller Has Won More Than 40 Industry Honors Since 2008

The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu sedan was recently named a 2011 Consumers Digest Automotive "Best Buy" and a Top Safety Pick for 2010 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The two awards add to Malibu's growing list of more than 40 industry honors since it was launched all-new in 2007 as a 2008 model.

"It's been a consistent winner for us," said Ron Chaudoin, general manager of Lou LaRiche Chevrolet in Plymouth, Mich. "Whether it's safety, availability, price point or lease offers, the Malibu just satisfies a majority of customers."

The Malibu is the only mid-sized car in the industry to win the Consumers Digest award for the third consecutive year. Consumers Digest "Best Buys" are based on behind-the-wheel assessment, safety ratings, ownership costs, warranty, price, comfort, ergonomics, styling and amenities. They reflect Consumers Digest's view of which vehicles offer the most value for the money. The Malibu won the award for 2009, 2010 and 2011 model year vehicles.

To determine how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests, a rollover test, plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. In addition, the winning vehicles must offer electronic stability control. The Malibu received a "good" rating in all four Institute tests.

"The Chevrolet Malibu offers consumers a tremendous value, impressive fuel economy, class-leading safety features, and an unexpected amount of standard features that separate it from the competition," said Jon Hahn, Chevrolet Malibu marketing manager.

The Malibu is Chevrolet's and General Motors best-selling car in the U.S., representing nearly 10 percent of GM total vehicle sales and about 13 percent of Chevrolet total sales this year. Over the last two years Malibu has grown in total sales from 161,568 in 2009 to 187,250 through November this year. Malibu also has increased market share within the mid-car segment over the last two years from 8 percent in 2008 to 11 percent currently. 

The 2011 Malibu is offered in LS, LT and LTZ models. All models have a standard, fuel-efficient, four-cylinder 2.4L Ecotec engine mated to a fuel-saving six-speed transmission that deliver 33 mpg highway. A 252-horsepower 3.6L V-6 is available on 2LT and LTZ models. All Malibu powertrains are backed by GM's five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, the best and most comprehensive in the industry.

The Chevrolet Malibu is the only midsize sedan with standard OnStar Turn-by-Turn navigation. Also standard on all models are four-wheel anti-lock brakes; StabiliTrak electronic stability control; AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback; XM Satellite Radio; OnStar 9.0 with six months of Directions and Connections service; power height driver seat adjuster with power lumbar; Remote Keyless Entry and cruise control.

2011 Chevy Volt Builds on Earlier GM Electrification Efforts

Learning from Fuel Cells, Generators and Traction Motors All Contributed

The Chevrolet Volts now being delivered to enthusiastic retail customers would not have been possible without the lessons learned from previous General Motors electrification efforts.

Many of the technologies resulting from the development of the ground-breaking EV1 in the 1990s, the Two-Mode hybrid SUVs and pickup trucks and the fuel cell Chevrolet Equinox used for the Project Driveway program are part of the Volt.  

"The band is back together - only this time there are fans," said former EV1 chief engineer Jon Bereisa.

Regardless of whether a vehicle uses a hydrogen-powered fuel cell, a battery charged from the grid or just recovered kinetic energy from a hybrid drive system, the electric propulsion systems feature many common components and sub-systems. Traction motors and generators, power electronics and battery management systems work in much the same way for each. Improving one type can benefit all.  Each alternative drive vehicle also relies on systems like electric power assisted steering, electronic brake control and electric climate control.

While earlier vehicles were not built in mass-production numbers, many of the engineers that created them also contributed to the Volt development, including chief engineer Andrew Farah.

"By adapting sub-systems such as the EV1-descended motors developed for the front-wheel drive hybrid system and electronically controlled brakes from the fuel cell Equinox, the engineers were able to focus more resources on the new lithium ion battery and overall vehicle integration," said Farah. The hardware engineers weren't the only ones to benefit from the earlier programs. "A new drive system like this involves a lot of complex control software such as the regenerative brake blending which benefited from the Two-Mode hybrid development."

As the transportation ecosystem moves from a dependence on petroleum over the coming decades, electrification will allow vehicle engineers to separate the propulsion and energy storage systems.

"In the future, vehicles will likely combine different energy systems including batteries, ultra capacitors and hydrogen fuel cells with common and scalable electric drives systems depending on regional and application needs," said Daniel O'Connell, director of fuel cell commercialization.

And the advancements will pay off in future generations of the Volt and other electric and hybrid vehicles coming to market.  Even traditional internal combustion vehicles like the new Chevrolet Cruze and the 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist consume and pollute less thanks to the use of more energy efficient systems developed for electrified vehicles.

"Throughout GM's first century, internal combustion engines were the heart of the company's products. GM engineers are now using the lessons learned over the past two decades to make electric propulsion and energy storage systems a core competency for the next century," said Jamie Hresko, vice president of Global Powertrain Engineering.

Courtesy Chevrolet Finance Director Rick Saenz helping Jerry's Kids
 

Courtesy Chevrolet's Finance Director, Rick Saenz, is helping the Arizona Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association raise funds by being "arrested" and taken in handcuffs to "jail" until his goal of $3,200 is raised for his "bail". Click here to donate to MDA. Jerry's kids will be grateful, and so will Rick!

Courtesy Chevrolet is making the first $300 donation because we need our Finance Director back!

Visit Rick's page on MDA's website to follow  his "Bail Barometer"

Click here to donate and help Rick meet his goal of $3,200
Win an iPod Touch!

Become a fan and help increase the word of our Facebook page and have a chance to win an iPod Touch at the same time!!

The person who sends the most fans to our fan page will win a free iPod Touch. Just make sure your friends write your name on the Fanpage wall.

With its incredible features, iPod Touch is the funnest iPod ever. Listen to music. Watch movies. Play games. Surf the web. And that's just for starters. Everyone wants an 8GB iPod Touch and now you have a chance to win one from Courtesy Chevrolet.

Click here to visit our Facebook page and become a fan! www.facebook.com/courtesychevrolet

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Edmunds.com Review

As reported by Edmunds: The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, a replacement for the outgoing Chevy Cobalt, arrives in the fall of 2010. Meant to be a fully viable choice in the small car market, the Cruze is a "world car" already on sale in Europe and Asia. It's a big departure from General Motors' previous small cars that were often built to satisfy various local markets.

With that in mind, it's no surprise that the Cruze headed to the U.S. this year will look and feel much like its European counterparts. The base engine is a 1.8-liter inline-4 making 136 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque. A slight upgrade will be available in the form of a turbocharged 1.4-liter four that develops 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be offered with either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. Chevrolet says the turbocharged model, dubbed the "Eco," should get as much as 40 mpg on the highway.

Three trim levels will be offered: LS, LT and LTZ. Base models get 16-inch wheels, while the LT and LTZ come standard with 17-inch wheels and tires. A set of 18-inch wheels is optional. Other notable options include navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and a Pioneer audio system. We've only briefly sampled an overseas version of the Cruze, but our initial impressions were positive. The interior is roomy and of high quality, and trunk is quite large. The car has solid feel to it on the road and power is acceptable from the base 1.8-liter engine.

The New 2011 Chevy Silverado HD

At the end of each work day, it's just you and your truck. And the only way to measure success is by what you got done. So whether working or playing, you need a truck that gets it done and always wants to do more. The new Silverado HD is ready for enormous undertakings. It starts with an available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 that offers a maximum 397 horsepower and 765 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful heavy duty pickup on the planet. And amazingly, it's more fuel-efficient  with an 11 % improvement in highway fuel economy over the 2010 HD. Plus, it can go up to 680 highway miles between fill-ups. To transfer all the power to the rear axle, you're going to need one heck of a transmission. Say "hello" to our strongest one yet - the legendary Allison six-speed automatic transmission. And the foundation on which it all rests is an all new chassis - giving you an improved ride and more payload and towing capabilities than Dodge. Plus, innovative trailering features like Trailer Sway Control (SRW only) and StabiliTrak help keep you on track. Silverado. The most-dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road. 2011 Silverado HD starting at $27,965. As shown $53,340. Coming to Courtesy Chevrolet summer 2010. Reserve yours now!


Building Diamonds and Dreams

Get involved. Stay involved. Chevy and Scotts are reaching out to communities and rebuilding local ballparks nationwide. Go to chevybaseball.com  and enter for the chance to bring a local diamond in your community back to life. When you do, you'll also be entered for a chance to win your choice of a select Chevy car, truck or crossover.

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Enter you local diamond for a chance to reeve a big league makeover. Along the way, you could score a new Chevy.

Step 1:
Go to chevybaseball.com and enter you ZIP code to qualify your community playing field? as we being to rebuild local ballparks nationwide.

Step 2:
Choose a Chevy vehicle you'd like to win. Your entry also gives you a chance to win you choice of a select Chevy car, truck or crossover.

Step 3:
Get involved, and stay involved. Improve you community's chances by encouraging others to participate, and coming back to enter every day.

No purchase necessary. Ends 7/16/2010. See Courtesy Chevrolet for details.



Courtesy Chevrolet and KTAR Community Champion



Courtesy Chevrolet and KTAR 92.3 Community Champion Event where Pat McMahon and Courtesy honor the 43 Community Champion nominaties. One lucky, deserving Champion will drive away in a New 2010 Chevrolet Camaro! Thanks to all the Champions who help out in the community and make a difference.



Courtesy Chevrolet enters the World of Texting

Get your Courtesy Chevrolet e-coupons for the month of April by texting us from your cell phone! If you opt in, you will receive the latest news and specials from Courtesy. Here's how to get your e-coupons:

Just text "EPRICE" to NEWCAR (639227), and you'll get a $250 coupon from Courtesy. This is valid only through the Internet department for the month of July. You must bring in your cell phone with the coupon.

Or, text "AZNITRO" to NEWCAR (639227), and get a free nitrogen air fill on your vehicle's tires. The hot summer is here! You'll save on fuel, and wear and tear on your tires, all for free! The normal value is $49.99.

Don't forget to check out Courtesy's Facebook and Twitter pages to also stay up-to-date on specials. You can access both via your computer or cell phone. On Twitter, subscribe to http://twitter.com/courtesychevcom. Or, share information, resources and news on Facebook. Join our network of friends at www.facebook.com/courtesychevrolet.

Come aboard and find out what's happening at Courtesy Chevrolet today.


A new and easier way to trad-in or sell your car

Get Guaranteed Market Value for Your Vehicle from AutoTrader Trade-In Marketplace

Courtesy Chevrolet is an Authorized AutoTrader.com Trade-In Center

Available to consumers for the first time here at Courtesy Chevrolet, the AutoTrader.com Trade-In Marketplace is the only fast and easy way to get a GUARANTEED OFFER for your vehicle. Within moments, you'll receive an actual firm offer for your car based on actual sales data compiled by America's largest independent automotive buyer. AutoTrader.com guarantees your offer.

Redeem your Guaranteed Offer by trading your car here at Courtesy OR selling it outright to Courtesy Chevrolet, AutoTrader.com's official Trade-In Center. Your Offer is guaranteed here.  Bring your guarantee and your car - and take home either CASH for your car or a guaranteed Trade value.

>>> CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TRADE-IN OFFER <<<


Goodwrench Service Coupons

With Goodwrench services for your GM vehicle, you can expect professional care performed by trained experts, all at a great value. From routine maintenance to major repairs, Courtesy Chevrolet's Goodwrench technicians are GM-trained to know your GM vehicle better than anyone. Stop in and experience the Goodwrench difference for yourself.

Click here to view this month's money-saving special coupons


Leasing is back!

The leasing program offers some great savings this month on Malibu's, Cobalt's, Equniox's and Traverses.

What has been missing from this is a competitive leasing program on Chevrolet's full size truck line up. Well finally GMAC has come to the table with strong leases open on the Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban and Avalanche  line up. So if you own a business, or are simply in the market for a new Chevrolet - be sure to ask for the finance options to purchase and the lease options. Leasing does not work in every case, but here at Courtesy we work all avenues to get you the vehicle and the financing options that work for you. In addition our internet team can send you a full quote with Lease payments versus Purchase payments - giving you more  information to help you in your purchase decision.
 
Don't forget there are some tax benefits on leasing, we are not the IRS or consultants but it is worth asking your tax consultant if you can realize these depreciation benefits if you do lease.


Gas-friendly to gas-free!

Imagine: A daily commute without a drop of gas. The extended-range electric car is no longer just a rumor. Chevrolet has put tremendous design and engineering resources in place to make this vehicle a reality. The Chevy Volt, with its revolutionary E-Flex Propulsion System, is different than any previous electric vehicle because it will use a High-Energy Battery and range-extending onboard power source that can run on gas, E85 ethanol, or biodiesel to recharge the battery while driving. When it comes to plugging in, the Volt will be designed to use a common 110-volt household plug. Chevy Volt will use zero gasoline and produce zero emissions for someone who drives less than 40 miles a day. For longer trips, Chevy Volt's range-extending power source (which can be configured to run on gasoline or E85 ethanol) kicks in to recharge the lithium-ion battery pack as required. We expect a driving range of an estimated 640 miles. Do more. Use less. Find out how at Courtesy Chevrolet, now.


The Original car dealership row in Phoenix!

Today, if you were to drive down Camelback Road between 12th Street and 16th Street, you'll find one car dealership after another. This stretch of road was the Phoenix area's original "car row" as more and more auto dealerships began building new car sales facilities down this 1/2 mile stretch of busy Camelback Road.

Click here to read the full story on examiner.com, the insider source for everything local.


Social Networks

Do you tweet? How about inviting "friends" to view videos online? Then mobile technology is second nature to you. For posts you don't want to miss, join the Courtesy Chevrolet family on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or all three! Stay in touch with current offers, find out when sales are held, log on to see what's new at Chevy.

Social media. It's the new way to stay on top of what is going on at Courtesy Chevrolet. And, it's a great way for them to stay in touch with their community and customers.

Follow them on Twitter, the micro-blogging tool. For offers and weblinks, subscribe to http://twitter.com/courtesychevcom.

Share information, resources and news on Facebook. Join their network of friends at www.facebook.com/courtesychevrolet where they talk about their business, specials, videos and fun!

One of the biggest websites in the world is the video-sharing site YouTube, and they're on it, too! Check out Internet Manager Bryan Long's channel at http://www.youtube.com/blongphx.

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are new, fast ways of communicating. Come aboard and find out what's happening at Courtesy Chevrolet today.

Fuel Efficiency

Chevy offer more models than Toyota or Honda with an EPA Est. 30 MPG HWY. or better.

Making a difference in our environment is as simple as driving a more fuel-efficient vehicle. That's why Chevy offers more models than Toyota or Honda with an EPA estimated 30 MPG highway or better. Select models of Aveo Sedan, Aveo5, Cobalt, HHR and Malibu all fall into the 30 MPG highway or better club.

A few things to think about: Malibu has received over 30 awards including 2008 Automobile Magazine All-Star, Kelley Blue Book's™ kbb.com 2008 Best Redesigned Vehicle, and Best Family Cars of 2008. Chevy Cobalt XFE offers best-in-class standard highway fuel economy with an EPA estimated 37 MPG highway. That's better than Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic.

But our commitment to fuel economy goes way beyond cars. In fact, there's now a more stylish approach to carrying people and cargo - the all new Traverse offers an EPA estimated 24 MPG highway - the best fuel economy of any 8-passenger crossover. That's better than the Honda Pilot. Need full-size capability and efficiency? Tahoe XFE offers better fuel economy than any of its competitors. And with Silverado XFE's EPA estimated 21 MPG highway, no other full-size pickup has better fuel economy. Not Ford. Not Toyota.

 8 models with 30 MPG HWY or better:

    * Aveo5
      Every Aveo5 has an EPA est. 34 MPG Hwy.
    * Aveo Sedan
      Every Aveo sedan has an EPA est. 34 MPG Hwy.
    * Cobalt XFE
      Every Cobalt XFE has an EPA est. 37 MPG Hwy.
    * Cobalt
      Cobalt with available automatic transmission has an EPA est. 33 MPG Hwy.
    * HHR
      LS and 1LT with manual transmission have an EPA est. 32 MPG Hwy.
    * HHR Panel
      LS and 1LT with manual transmission have an EPA est. 32 MPG Hwy
    * Malibu
      LTZ and 2LT has an EPA est. 33 MPG Hwy.
    * Malibu Hybrid
      Hybrid has an EPA est. 34 MPG Hwy. (Limited availability)

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