Midnight Editions for 2016

Chevrolet is expanding the popular Midnight Special Edition with new models available on 2016 Silverado 1500 Z71 and 2016 Colorado Z71. With the addition of the Silverado 2500 HD Z71 which was introduced in September, customers now can select from midsize, light-duty and heavy duty Midnight editions. Each combines off-road equipment and monochromatic details, such as:

  • Off-road suspension
  • Locking rear differential
  • Transfer case shield
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Aggressive Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires
  • All-black front end with body-colored grille, bumper, headlamp bezels, tow hooks and fog lamps
  • Black side moldings and beltline moldings
  • Black painted alloy wheels
  • Special Z71 badges on the doors
  • A spray-in bedliner (black, of course)
  • And black Chevrolet bowties for the front and rear.

“The Silverado 1500 Midnight was very well received by our customers in 2015,” said Alan Gamblin “Offering the combination of off-road equipment with a bold, black appearance in three Z71 Midnight Special editions is sure to be a big hit again this year.”

For 2016, Chevrolet will offer three Z71 Midnight Special editions – on Colorado, Silverado 1500, and Silverado 2500 HD, each combining off-road equipment with a monochromatic black appearance. They join a growing portfolio of special-edition trucks whose popularity helped Chevrolet truck sales increase 27 percent last year – double the increase for the total truck market.

For 2016, Chevrolet will offer three Z71 Midnight Special editions – on Colorado, Silverado 1500, and Silverado 2500 HD, each combining off-road equipment with a monochromatic black appearance. They join a growing portfolio of special-edition trucks whose popularity helped Chevrolet truck sales increase 27 percent last year – double the increase for the total truck market.

 

Chevrolet Introduces 2017 Trax

Building on its early success and the rapid growth of the segment, Chevrolet recently introduced the 2017 Trax – a more expressive take on one of America’s best-selling small SUVs.

Contemporary design elements, including an all-new front-end appearance and a new premium interior compose the visual updates, while new available active safety features and a new infotainment system – with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility – expand its range of customer-focused technologies.

The 2017 Trax goes on sale at  this fall, offered in LS, LT and new Premier trims.

Chevrolet introduces a refreshed 2017 Trax – just 13 months after its U.S. introduction.  The 2017 Trax delivers a new design, more technology and more active safety coming Fall 2016.

Chevrolet introduces a refreshed 2017 Trax – just 13 months after its U.S. introduction. The 2017 Trax delivers a new design, more technology and more active safety coming Fall 2016.

 

 

March’s Employee of the Month

Lisa Eng

Congratulation to Lisa Eng for being named March’s Employee of the month. She is the friendly and welcoming face of the Gamblin Collision Center. Lisa handles all the paperwork, including completing repair orders, insurance billings, payroll, and back-up estimating. She began working for us in 2005, but took several years off after the birth of her last daughter. She came back to work in 2011 and enjoys her part-time schedule so she can get her two daughters off to school and be home when they get out.    Congratulations Lisa!

Alan Has a Deal That Can’t Be Beat

Cruze red LS

Here is one of the BEST DEALS I can ever remember from Chevrolet.  It entails an alternative form of financing called a lease.  Before you say leasing is not for me, here are some people who lease their vehicles.  Three of my own children and the Comptroller, Service Manager, Finance Managers and Office Staff at Art Gamblin Motors all lease their vehicles.  For most people, leasing a new Cruze makes perfect sense.  With this two year lease you get over $1,500 more in rebates, lower interest and at the end of two years you can buy the car for a predetermined value, trade it in, or if you don’t have equity, just return it in good condition.  I hear people say, “I don’t own my vehicle if I lease.” Remember, if you have a conventional loan, you don’t own your car, the bank does.
Why would Gamblin and Chevrolet lease a new Cruze for $139 per month for two years?  The answer may be that there is a new body style change coming soon and we are betting you will want to drive that in two years.  Think about it.  Leasing makes sense for my family and it probably makes sense for someone in yours too.

-Alan Gamblin

 

The All New 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu is an enduring classic that helped launch the midsize sedan segment more than 50 years ago. It drives into the future with an all-new 2016 model engineered to offer more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever – all with a brand-new, progressive design.

The Chevrolet Malibu is an enduring classic that helped launch the midsize sedan segment more than 50 years ago. It drives into the future with an all-new 2016 model engineered to offer more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever – all with a brand-new, progressive design.

The Chevrolet Malibu is an enduring classic that helped launch the midsize sedan segment more than 50 years ago. It drives into the future with an all-new 2016 model engineered to offer drivers more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever – all with a brand-new, progressive design.

Longer and lighter, the new Malibu also offers drivers more interior space. Its wheelbase has been stretched close to four inches (101 mm), and it is nearly 300 pounds (136 kg) lighter than the previous model.

An all-new hybrid powertrain, which uses technology from the Chevrolet Volt, helps the 2016 Malibu attain fuel efficiency that’s unsurpassed in the segment – a General Motors-estimated 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined. The Malibu’s standard 1.5L turbo powertrain is EPA-estimated at 37 mpg on the highway.

The Chevrolet Malibu is an enduring classic that helped launch the midsize sedan segment more than 50 years ago. It drives into the future with an all-new 2016 model engineered to offer more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever – all with a brand-new, progressive design.

The Chevrolet Malibu is an enduring classic that helped launch the midsize sedan segment more than 50 years ago. It drives into the future with an all-new 2016 model engineered to offer more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever – all with a brand-new, progressive design.

“The all-new Malibu offers an engaging performance, advanced safety features, and forward thinking technologies, all packaged in a sleek design,” said Alan Gamblin. “It’s a great, fuel-efficient midsize car option for customers.”

The 2016 Malibu lineup is offered in L, LS, LT, Hybrid and Premier models. Pricing (with destination charges) and content details include

  • The Malibu Lis priced at $22,500 and standard features include 10 airbags, cruise control, push-button start with passive entry and a 1.5L turbo engine with fuel-saving Stop/Start technology and a GM-estimated 162 hp (122 kW)
  • The Malibu LS, starting at $23,995, includes a standard Chevrolet MyLink Radio with a 7-inch-diagonal color touch screen, available compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a rear vision camera
  • The Malibu LTis priced at $25,895 and adds LED daytime running lamps and eight-way power front seats
  • A 2.0L turbo with an eight-speed automatic transmission is available on the LT and Premiermodels as well, starting at $29,495 and $31,795, respectively. Malibu 2.0T models offer an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 33 highway, and a GM-estimated 250 hp (186 kW)
  • Hybrid pricing will be announced later.

Several new-to-Malibu, available safety technologies include Lane Keep Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking and Low Speed Front Automatic Braking. Teen Driver – available on LT and standard on Premier – helps support safe driving habits by muting the audio or any device paired with the vehicle when front-seat occupants aren’t wearing their safety belts.

The Chevrolet Malibu is an enduring classic that helped launch the midsize sedan segment more than 50 years ago. It drives into the future with an all-new 2016 model engineered to offer more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever – all with a brand-new, progressive design.

The Chevrolet Malibu is an enduring classic that helped launch the midsize sedan segment more than 50 years ago. It drives into the future with an all-new 2016 model engineered to offer more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever – all with a brand-new, progressive design.

The 2016 Malibu also offers segment-exclusive OnStar 4G LTE in-vehicle connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspot (with a three-month/3GB data trial – whichever comes first), wireless phone charging and new Chevrolet MyLink with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

 

Chevrolet Introduces 2017 Cruze Hatch

The 2017 Cruze Hatch offers the design, engineering and technological advancements of the 2016 Cruze sedan in a functional, sporty package with added cargo space.

The 2017 Cruze Hatch offers the design, engineering and technological advancements of the 2016 Cruze sedan in a functional, sporty package with added cargo space.

Ahead of its debut at the North American International Auto Show, Chevrolet introduced the 2017 Cruze Hatchback. Developed with all the technologies and dynamic driving attributes of the all-new 2016 Cruze sedan, the new hatch adds a functional and sporty choice for customers. It joins Colorado and Trax as the latest Chevrolets to push into new segments.

The Cruze Hatch has the same, class-leading 106.3-inch (2,700 mm) wheelbase as sedan models, but features a unique roof and rear-end structure – including wraparound taillamps and an integrated spoiler at the top of the liftgate. It opens to offer 22.7 cubic feet (643 liters) of cargo space behind the rear seat. With the rear seat folded, cargo space expands to 47.2 cubic feet (1,336 liters).

“Chevrolet continues to innovate with the 2017 Cruze Hatch,” said Alan Gamblin of Gamblin Motors. “It will be sure to delight customers with its functional, sporty package offering distinctive styling, greater efficiency and easy-to-use technology.”

An all-new, more rigid and lighter architecture is the Cruze’s foundation for driving dynamism, while also playing a significant role in safety and efficiency. It is more than 200 pounds (91 kg) lighter than the previous-generation model due largely to a body structure that is 100 pounds lighter and an engine that’s 44 pounds (20 kg) lighter.

The Cruze lineup is offered in L, LS, LT and Premier – and a more expressive RS package, featuring unique front and rear fascias, rocker panels, rear spoiler, fog lamps and – on the Premier model – 18-inch wheels.

The 2017 Cruze Hatch will be offered in LT and Premier trims, and with the RS package.

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KEY FEATURES

  • Segment-exclusive standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility via the MyLink radio systems and available 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot
  • More standard safety features than any other compact car – including Corolla and Civic – with available adaptive features including Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Park Assist
  • Available Teen Driver feature helps support safe driving habits and offers driving statistics for parents
  • Standard 1.4L turbo engine with direct injection and Stop/Start technologies, electric power steering and, on Premier models, a Z-link rear suspension
  • Interior with midsize-level roominess, including two inches greater rear legroom than Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra
  • Available features include a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, Athens leather-appointed seating surfaces, true French seams and halogen projector-beam headlamps with LED signature lighting.

Chevrolet Introduces 2017 Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevrolet introduced the 2017 Bolt EV at the Consumer Electronics Show, fulfilling its promise to offer a long-range, affordable electric vehicle for the masses.

The Bolt EV, which will go into production by the end of 2016, will offer more than 200 miles of range on a full charge. It also features advanced connectivity technologies designed to enhance and personalize the driving experience.

Connectivity Simplifies Ownership Experience

The Bolt EV benefits directly from the suggestions and ideas of Volt owners and features technologies that make owning a long-range electric vehicle easy.

The Bolt EV’s connectivity innovations will provide smart, personalized solutions for managing the driving experience. For example, in the future an accurate driving range projection will be based on the time of day, typography, weather and the owner’s driving habits.

Bluetooth low-energy – designed specifically for the Bolt EV to minimize energy draw – seamlessly connects a smart phone to the car while the owner approaches the vehicle.

Many of the Bolt EV’s driver-focused technologies are supported by OnStar 4G LTE, which turns the Bolt EV into a Wi-Fi hotspot, giving owners easier access to apps and services via a high-speed wireless connection.cq5dam.web.1280.1280

Other connectivity and infotainment features include:

  • 2’’ MyLink color touch-screen display
    • Customizable, widget-based “flip-board style” operation.
  • Rear Camera Mirror
    • Rear-facing camera provides a wide-angle view of the environment behind the vehicle.
  • Surround Vision
    • Provides a bird’s-eye view of what’s around the Bolt EV for improved safety during low-speed driving and when parking.
  • All-New MyChevrolet Mobile App: Combines important owner and vehicle information and functions, such as:
    • Vehicle charge status
    • OnStar Map service
    • Remote start
    • Cabin pre-conditioning
    • Owner’s manual information
    • Dealer service scheduling
  • EV Navigation Mapping
    • EV-specific navigation capability that designs routes to maximize range and provide locations of nearby charging station locations if needed.
  • Gamification
    • In the future, Bolt EV owners will be able to “compete” by comparing driving styles to determine who is driving most efficiently.

 

 

A Great Partnership

2016 Costco PricingChevrolet and Buick are pleased to announce a national GM Supplier Pricing promotion with Costco. If you are a Costco member, you can take advantage of this great offer. All members receive GM Supplier Pricing and a Costco Cash Card for purchasing an eligible vehicle. Purchase or lease a 2015 or 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Cruze, Volt, or Buick Enclave, Encore, LaCrosse, Regal, or Verano at GM Supplier Pricing. Once your purchase is complete, submit a redemption form and Costco Auto Program will call you to complete a quick survey. Once your survey is complete, you will receive a Costco Cash Card. Gold Star and Business members will be eligible for the $300 Costco Gift Card and Executive Members will be eligible for the $700 Costco Gift Card. This deal ends January 4, 2016, so schedule your test drive today.

https://www.costcoauto.com/GM/

Thank You For Your Coat Donations

Thank You Coat Drive

Thank you for all your donations during our Annual Coat Drive. We love taking car loads of coats, hats, and gloves to the Enumclaw Clothing Bank. Over the last few years Gamblin Motors has supported the Enumclaw Clothing Bank with generous coat donations from our employees, customers, and community members, and it was another successful year. The Enumclaw Clothing Bank is a non-profit organization that offers clothes, coats, shoes and “new” socks and underwear to children in the district that need a little extra help. One day a week the Enumclaw Clothing Bank welcomes families to pick up needed clothing items for FREE.

If you have other clothing items you wish to donate, feel free to drop these items off on Tuesdays at the Enumclaw Clothing Bank. The clothing bank is located JJ Smith School. Any cash donations are used to buy new underwear and socks. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit their website. http://www.enumclaw.wednet.edu/families/clothingbank.pdf