MotorTrend Car of the Year: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt

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Picture courtesy of Motortrend.com

Chevrolet is always looking for new and innovative ways to change the game. We are proud to say that our latest game changer – the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV – has been named MOTOR TREND 2017 Car of the Year!

“Chevrolet is the fastest-growing full-line retail brand in the industry thanks to an exceptional vehicle lineup, which includes ground-breaking products like the Bolt EV . . . Being recognized once again as MOTOR TREND Car of the Year is a great honor for the entire Chevrolet team.” – Alan Batey, President of GM North America & Global Brand Chief

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV is the all-new affordable electric vehicle that offers an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge. Known as the “regen effect”, the 2017 Bolt EV features Regen on Demand which allows you to slow down without using the brake pedal. This feature transfers energy back to the battery and converts that energy into electricity; just one of the many ways the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV maintains your range on the road.

nightThe 2017 Bolt EV keeps efficiency at its peak. With the latest in custom technology, the Bolt EV keeps you informed on battery/energy levels, range estimations, climate control, and audio. Features also include a 10.2 inch diagonal display and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Protecting you on the road is a top priority for Chevrolet. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV features ingenious safety systems that are designed to keep you safe from all angles.

front pedestrian braking | forward collision alert | 10 air bags |  OnStar automatic crash response | blind zone alert | rear cross traffic alert

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“The Bolt EV is certainly a game changing vehicle and we look forward to seeing whether we’ll be recognizing another Chevrolet next year in our annual awards.” – Ed Loh, MOTOR TREND Editor-in-Chief

Want to learn more about the 2017 MOTOR TREND Car of the Year? Visit chevrolet.com for more details!

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air
1230 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
410-879-2544

Sources: MOTOR TREND | Chevrolet Press Room | 2017 Bolt EV, Chevrolet

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It’s Worth the Drive to Save Lives: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Did you know that almost 200,000 people across the country will receive a breast cancer diagnosis this year? The Red Devils, Inc. stands by those who have received this diagnosis.

Our Bob Bell of Bel Air is dedicated to supporting a community that is made up of great people who have continuously supported us over the years. Every year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Bob Bell team raises funds to be donated to The Red Devils, Inc.; a local organization whose mission is to fund services that improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients and their families in the Maryland and Washington, DC area.

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Inspired by the strength and lives of Jessica Cowling and Ginny Schardt, The Red Devils were founded in 2002 and has since invested close to $3 million to fund treatment and support for nearly 6,000 breast cancer families to ensure that their loved ones are able to remain in treatment. With partnerships at over 40 hospitals throughout Maryland and Washington, DC, The Red Devils have made it possible for patients to receive treatment support free of charge!

The Red Devils provide transportation to treatment for patients, support for the families of women fighting breast cancer (groceries, childcare, rent & mortgage), as well as medical services & treatment related therapies (chemotherapy & radiation, medical co-payments & insurance premiums, exams, massage therapy).

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Inspired by this extreme generosity and strength, we had made it our focus to raise funds in support of the programs & services that The Red Devils have made it their 14642382_10154650993278887_6318717377381133056_nmission to provide. For every Chevrolet sold throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, #BobBellCares has donated $25 to The Red Devils in hopes of continuing to provide the support services needed to improve the quality of life for women fighting breast cancer and their families.

It’s always amazing to see a community rally together for change; and it’s no different with our Bob Bell community! Our loyal customers have, once again, shown their growing support for this cause and have taken the opportunity to stand by the strong women in our community. Thank you!

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air
1230 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
410-879-2544

Sources: National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. | The Red Devils, Inc. 

2017 Chevrolet Special Edition SUVs

Chevrolet recently announced the highly anticipated arrival of their latest special edition SUVs! The 2017 Equinox Midnight & Sport Editions, Traverse Graphite Edition, and the Tahoe & Suburban Midnight Editions are the newest additions to a growing portfolio of special edition vehicles from Chevy.

“Special Editions give consumers an opportunity to buy something outside of the mainstream trim designation . . . spend a little more for a unique model, one that often provides a higher resale value when it’s time to sell or trade the vehicle for their next purchase.” – Karl Brauer, Senior Director of Automotive Industry Insights, Kelly Blue Book

2017 Chevrolet Equinox Midnight & Sport Editions

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The 2017 Chevy Equinox features premium accents, wheel designs, and the latest in available safety features. Drivers can also enjoy the new standard features of a color touchscreen radio and rear-vision camera. The 2017 Equinox Midnight Edition is offered in Mosaic Black Metallic and the Sport Edition is offered in Summit White. Other features include:

black grille & Chevrolet bowties | black 18-inch aluminum wheels | jet black perforated leather-appointed seats | driver memory settings for front seats & side mirrors | black mirror caps & roof rack crossbars

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Graphite Edition

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The 2017 Chevy Traverse is the perfect crossover SUV for those seeking a roomy interior and the latest in advanced vehicle safety technology. With seating for up to 8 passengers, the Traverse offers more cargo-carrying capacity than any other vehicle in its segment. The 2017 Traverse Graphite Edition comes in Mosaic Black Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat exterior colors and offers the following features:

20-inch Dark Charcoal wheels | dual exhaust | black Chevrolet bowties | integrated assist step

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe & Suburban Midnight Editions

Both the Tahoe and Suburban Midnight Editions come in the Z71 Midnight package and the LT Midnight package

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The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe & Suburban models come updated with features such as Teen Driver, enhanced aerodynamics, Chevrolet MyLink, and rear seat reminder customization. New features include low speed forward automatic braking. Both the Tahoe and Suburban offer the following features:

off-road tuned suspension | off-road tires | off-road tubular assist steps | tow hooks | hill descent control | high capacity air cleaner | Z71 badging | 18″ black painted Z71 wheels | roof rack cross rails | black grille insert | black Chevrolet bowties

“The Midnight Editions allow us to further deliver on the premium expectation that our customers already have for these class-leading full-size SUVs.” – Mike Weidman, Marketing & Advertising Manager, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe

The 2017 Equinox and Traverse Special Editions are currently available, while the Tahoe and Suburban models are arriving in showrooms later this year.

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air
1230 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
410-879-2544

Source: Chevrolet Press Room – Equinox & Traverse | Chevrolet Press Room – Tahoe & Suburban | Bob Bell of Bel Air

The Golden Years of the Chevrolet Camaro

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Camaro wasn’t built in a generation. 

Each innovation has been the starting point for the next. 

Every milestone a green light for another. 

The fittest arrived, and this its journey. 

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Designed and manufactured in Detroit, rumours of Chevrolet releasing it’s own sports car began in the mid-sixties when the Camaro was only known by it’s code name – Panther. Initially released to take on the Ford Mustang in 1967, Chevrolet told many members of the press that Camaro meant “a small, vicious animal that ate Mustangs!” And ate it did. The 1967 Camaro achieved 220,906 sales within it’s first year!

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Over the course of five generations, the Chevrolet Camaro has become a staple in the driveways and garages of sports car fanatics and Chevy lovers, alike. Despite notable changes since the 1967, Chevrolet has maintained (and perhaps enhanced) the performance and legendary status of the Camaro.

Celebrate the Camaro with us this year! Take a look back at where it all began and see where the road is leading us. It may be hard to believe, but there are far better things ahead.

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Create your own legendary performance when you drive home a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro from Bob Bell of Bel Air! View our Camaro inventory and  stay on top of our latest promotions and vehicle discounts.

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air
1230 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
410-879-2544

Sources: Chevrolet Press Room | Chevrolet Camaro Fifty 

Introducing the Chevrolet Small Car Initiative

We know you love Chevrolet, but do you consider yourself more of a “small car” person? If that sounds like you, then you’ll want to check out the all-new lifestyle website recently launched by Chevrolet to promote their small car line-up.

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Partnering with Funny Or Die and designed with the younger Chevy customer in mind, ChevySmallCars.com features short “Small Talk” episodes and engaging discovery tools that highlight the fun and easy-going personalities of the Sonic, Spark, and Trax models.

“The Spark, Sonic and Trax all target a younger, more socially savvy buyer . . . By aligning these products we can be more strategic and create more engaging, sharable content that speaks directly to this audience.” – Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of cars and crossovers

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With an estimated 41MPG on the highway, the 2016 Spark is the fuel-efficient Chevy that turns heads and will change the way you drive. Providing you with confidence, control, and connectivity there is no question why the Spark was awarded “Highest Ranked City Car in Initial Quality” by J.D. Power.

You know what they say: big things come in small packages. Featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the 2016 Spark is loaded with the latest in technology to keep you connected on the road, no matter the conditions. Other technology highlights include 4G LTE Wi-fi and Chevrolet MyLink.

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View our Spark inventory

2016 CHEVROLET SONIC

If you like to have a little fun behind the wheel, the turbocharged engine of the 2016 Sonic makes this the Chevy for you! Offering you more than just a way to get from A to B, the Sonic has an estimated 40MPG on the highway and features the latest in vehicle safety technology. Named the 2015 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, the Sonic is the first car in its class to offer 10 standard air bags.

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View our Sonic inventory | Stay tuned for the arrival of the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic

2016 CHEVROLET TRAX

The 2016 Trax is so much more than just a small SUV; it’s the city-smart SUV offering street-smart features and technologies. Offering the latest in vehicle technology, the Trax allows you to make hands-free phone calls, send texts, and check your personal calendar using Siri Eyes Free. Designed for city life, and everything in between, the Chevy Trax features 60/40 split-folding rear seats that allow the flexibility for you to take on any adventure.

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View our Trax inventory | Stay tuned for the arrival of the 2017 Chevrolet Trax

“Sonic, Spark and Trax customers are likely to be first-time new car buyers and traditionally are more likely to stay with the brand as their needs and lifestyle changes . . . We’ve introduced a lot of new vehicles in the last few years and the new website is a great way to expose a portion of our portfolio that not everyone knows about.”– Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of cars and crossovers

Which Chevy small car best fits your lifestyle? Head over to ChevySmallCars.com to find your perfect Smallmate! You can also watch interactive videos and customize your own Smallmate.

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air
1230 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
Sales: (443)692-2111

Sources: Bob Bell Bel Air | Chevrolet | Chevy Small Cars | Chevrolet Press Room

Special Edition Feature: Silverado High Desert Package

Holding true to their promise of building upon a legacy, Chevrolet introduced the latest Special Edition Silverado at the beginning of the summer. The Silverado High Desert package, arriving in showrooms Fall 2016, is the perfect combination of luxury and durability.

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Originally unveiled at the 2014 SEMA show, the High Desert package comes available in LT, LTZ, and High Country trim levels. Offering more choices for truck buyers than any other brand, the Chevrolet Silverado High Desert blends “. . . the capability and utility of Silverado with the refinement and luxury of Suburban.” Powered by Silverado’s EcoTec3 6.2L V-8 engine, the High Desert engine is SAE-certified at 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque – the most powerful engine offered on a light-duty truck!

ChevroletHighDesertThe all-new flexible and lockable storage system makes the High Desert the best package for truck buyers who want their cargo continuously protected from the elements. The high-strength, roll-formed steel bed with dual side storage bins can be raised to protect smaller items and lowered to fit larger cargo.

“It’s ideal for those customers who want both the security of a lockable cargo area, as well as the flexibility of a pickup truck bed.” – Sandor Piszar, Director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing

One of the most notable features of the Silverado High Desert Special Edition is the all-new Magnetic Ride Control suspension. Delivering more precise body motion control, the Magnetic Ride Control sensors monitor the road every millisecond, “. . . triggering damping changes in as little as five milliseconds in electronically controlled shock absorbers . . ..” When the system senses changes in the magnetic charge, changes within the shock absorption, almost immediately!

Arriving in showrooms Fall 2016, the Silverado High Desert package is the perfect light-duty truck for the buyer seeking luxury and durability.

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air
1230 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
(888) 844-0314

Sources: Chevrolet Press Room | YouTube: Cars.com 

Military Appreciation & the Silverado 1500 Special Ops Edition

The month of May is National Military Appreciation Month  and to mark this important day, Chevrolet joined the National Navy SEAL Museum to honor the men and women who have served in the United States military – specifically the special forces.

In November 2015, Chevrolet introduced the Silverado Special Ops concept; a multi-purpose truck that reflected the commitment of the special-forces to do anything, anywhere. Based on the Silverado 1500 Z71, the Special Ops edition features a new front-end design, high-strength body structure, and new technologies that draw upon navel design aesthetics. For every Special Ops edition sold, Chevrolet will make a donation to the Navy SEAL Museum.

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Silverado Special Ops Features:

20″ Black Aluminum Wheels | Deep-tinted windows | Black Chevrolet emblems | Naval Inspired Graphics | Bed-mounted Sport Bar with Special Ops signature | All-terrain tires | Available on Silverado 1500 Double Cab model

Beyond the release of the Silverado Special Ops Edition, Chevrolet has made a deep commitment to honor the men and women of our Military each and every day. Throughout the month of May, Chevrolet has extended the Military Discount Program to the family members who support their heroes in the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard, and Coast Guard.

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You can learn more about the programs that Chevrolet has partnered with, in support of the men and women who protect our country, through their website.

If you or your spouse are part of the Military or live in and around the Bel Air area, please contact our Sales Team by phone (888.392.0460) or through our website. We would be happy and honored to assist you purchasing a new or used Chevrolet vehicle.

We proudly support and appreciate all of those who serve our country.

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air
1230 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
(888) 844-0314

Sources: Military Appreciation Month, Chevrolet | Chevrolet Military Discount Program | Chevrolet Silverado Special Ops Edition | National Military Appreciation Month

GM Introduces Take 2 Internship for Women

“. . . you’ll polish your skills, acquire new ones, and restore the confidence you need to launch a new phase in your professional journey . . . Your comeback story begins now.” – GM Website

Earlier this year, General Motors announced that they would be introducing a pivotal and innovative internship program to their line-up. Aimed at experienced women in the field of engineering, the program offers women a chance to re-enter the workforce after a 2, or more, year hiatus from their career.

Take 2 is a 12-week internship program for women  with technical backgrounds in vehicle engineering, manufacturing engineering, or manufacturing operations. Women involved with Take 2 will receive quality training, professional development, and the chance to network with other technical leaders to gain a better understanding of GM’s functional areas and structure.

To increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) – a larger initiative powered by the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch – Take 2 provides participants with the opportunity to “refresh their workforce skills and rebuild their network,” all while being able to work with actual engineering situations at GM.

“GM is proud to be a founding member of the STEM Re-entry Task force, and understands there are many high-caliber, technical women who have taken a break from their careers and are ready to come back to work but may feel out of touch with their former professional network.” – Kristen Siemen, executive director Global Thermal Engineering and executive champion of the program.

Take 2 began on April 1, 2016 and sought out talented and capable women who were looking to tackle challenging opportunities in the vehicle workforce. John Quattrone, Senior VP of Global Human Resources explains that Take 2 is a “win-win opportunity for women and GM”, stating that the opportunity is one of the many of the commitments GM has made to support women’s careers in the car industry.

Learn more about the Take 2 internship and other career re-entry opportunities at General Motors through their website.

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air
1230 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
(888) 844-0314

Sources: Made for More – General Motors | GM Corporate Newsroom 

Are You Confident with Your Teen’s Driving?

When your 16 year old son or daughter finally gets their learners permit it can be a huge relief. On some level, they are finally independent. But with this sudden onset of independence comes a large amount of responsibility that, perhaps, they’ve never had before.

You might spend the last ten minutes before they walk out the door listing the different responsibilities they have as a young adult driver: don’t speed, don’t text and drive, wear your seatbelt, don’t have the music too loud, watch out for pedestrians, take care of your passengers; the list goes on and on.

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Chevrolet wants to parents to feel confident while their teen driver is on the road, which is
why we created the Teen Driver feature available in the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.

When the Teen Driver feature is activated, parents create a PIN that allows them to make limits on certain features in the 2016 Malibu. For example, the volume of the radio will only reach a certain level and the vehicle will only accelerate between zero and the speed determined by the PIN holder. The 2016 Malibu will also automatically mute the radio until both the driver and front passenger have securely buckled their seat belts.

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With the Report Card tool, parents can monitor:

  • the distance their teen drove,
  • how many times the over-speed warning was triggered,
  • any anti-lock braking situations,
  • forward collision alerts/forward braking situation (ie: continuously slamming on the brakes)

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By introducing the Teen Driver feature in our 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, and future vehicles, we aim to keep teen drivers safe behind the wheel. “We developed this system so parents could use it as a teaching tool with their kids — they can discuss and reinforce safe driving habits,” said MaryAnn Beebe, a General Motors safety engineer.

This feature comes standard in all 2016 Malibu Premier models and is optional for Malibu LT models. You can learn more about the Teen Driver feature on the Chevrolet Media page and don’t forget to ask a Sales Representative at Bob Bell of Bel Air if the Teen Driver feature is the right choice for you and your teen.

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air
1230 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
(888) 844-0314

Sources:

http://www.media.chevrolet.com | www.autonews.com | www.theverge.com

 

 

The 2017 Cruze Hatchback is Here

Are you looking for a vehicle that matches your taste for adventure? How about a vehicle that has sport-like features, but has enough space for you to travel comfortably? What about a vehicle that is as tech savvy as you and your friends?

Introducing the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback…

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PICK YOUR ADVENTURE 

With 47.2 cubic feet of cargo space when the second row of seats are down, the 2017 Cruze Hatchback is always ready for any ADVENTURE that comes your way.

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Camping? Biking? DIY? Pets? With the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback, there isn’t an adventure that you can’t take.

TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE 

The all-new 2017 Cruze Hatchback comes with a standard 1.4L turbo engine; efficient and powerful.

KEEPING YOU CONNECTED 

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Equipped with built in 4G LTE Wi-Fi – our strongest connection yet – the 2017 Cruze Hatchback allows you to connect up to 7 devices easily.

Offering support for Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, the 2017 Cruze Hatchback allows you to remain connected by utilizing certain features on your Smartphone through the Chevrolet MyLink™ display.

PROTECTION FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

A collection of active safety technologies ensure the protection of you and your passengers by scanning the road for potential driving hazards.

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Click here to view our showroom and available inventory

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air
1230 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
(888) 844-0314