Rick Hendrick Chevrolet of Duluth Named One of General Motors’ Dealers of the Year!
Duluth, GA, 04-06-2012 - Rick Hendrick Chevrolet of Duluth announced today that General Motors has named the dealership as one of GM’s Dealers of the Year.
This is Rick Hendrick Chevrolet of Duluth's second time being recognized with this honor by GM. The honor is given to only 2 percent of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers in the Georgia region.
“We are proud that our hard work and dedication to the customer has allowed us to be recognized as one of General Motors’ Dealers of the Year” said Ryan Regnier of Rick Hendrick Chevrolet of Duluth. “Our number one priority is providing the best customer experience, and we look forward to building on this in 2012."
To receive Dealer of the Year recognition, Rick Hendrick Chevrolet of Duluth must be a top performer in sales and customer service. Dealers also need to show a commitment to these areas on a long term basis by retaining customers and providing customers with exceptional service using Genuine GM Parts.
GM has recognized dealerships in the U.S. with this honor since 2000.
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DETROIT – Chevrolet announced today that it will once again elevate Corvette’s performance capabilities with a series of improvements for the 2012 model year that improve on-track performance and on-road comfort. They include enhancements to the high-performance Z06 and ZR1 models as well as interior upgrades across the Corvette lineup.
Sports car fans will get their first look at the 2012 models – including the racing-inspired appearance of the Chevrolet Centennial Edition – at a special event this weekend at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. Production begins in July.
“We constantly strive to make the Corvette a better car on the road and the track,” says Tadge Juechter, Corvette vehicle line director and chief engineer. “For 2012, the Corvette lineup achieves its highest performance level ever, while at the same time being easier to drive and enjoy thanks to several changes and new features inside the car.”
New Michelin Cup ZP tires elevate Z06/ZR1 performance
Corvette’s greater performance for 2012 begins with the new, optional Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires, which are available on the two highest-performing models, the lightweight, 505-hp (377 kW) Z06 and the maximum-performance, 638-hp (476 kW) supercharged ZR1. They are competition-oriented tires, optimized for warm, dry conditions to increase cornering and handling capability.
When combined with the Corvette’s exclusive Performance Traction Management (PTM) technology – which manages torque delivery for maximum performance – the tires are expected to help set new benchmarks for Corvette performance. Engineers estimate an 8-percent gain in maximum lateral acceleration, to more than 1.1g, and improved braking distance. Testing at Virginia International Raceway has demonstrated improvement of approximately three seconds per lap.
The Cup ZP tires were developed by the same Michelin engineers who develop tires for Corvette Racing in the American Le Mans Series and are essentially street-legal versions of a racing tire. They are included in the optional Z07 performance package on the Corvette Z06 and a new PDE performance package on the ZR1. The 285/30-19 (front) and 335/25-20 (rear) tires are matched with all-new aluminum Cup-style wheels in satin black or machined finishes. They are about five pounds lighter (2.2 kg) and stronger than the 20-spoke wheel offered in 2011.
Performance Traction Management (offered on the Z06 for the first time in 2012) is an advanced system that optimizes traction for greater and more consistent on-track performance. The system also integrates traction control, active handling and selective ride control systems to enhance race track driving consistency and overall performance. When full throttle is applied upon exiting a corner, it automatically manages acceleration dynamics.
A full-width racing-style spoiler for improved aerodynamics is also included in both the ’12 Z07 and PDE packages. The Z06 model will now offer Magnetic Selective Ride Control, the world’s fastest-reacting suspension technology – an innovation Corvette pioneered several years ago. And as before, Brembo carbon ceramic brakes will be a part of the Z07 chassis package (they are standard on ZR1). Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires remain standard on the ZR1.
A carbon fiber hood will be an available option on 2012 Z06 models, while the standard manual transmission for ZR1 will include taller gearing in fifth and sixth gears, for a 2-mpg improvement in highway fuel economy.
Interior and feature changes
All 2012 Corvette models will include a new seat design and a new steering wheel. The seats feature larger bolsters on the seat back and cushion areas, which provide better driver support, especially in high-performance driving while remaining comfortable for daily street driving. Microfiber suede seat inserts are optional and improve tactile feel, as well as add additional support.
The new seats are complemented by the revised steering wheel, featuring model-specific badges, streamlined switch trim and wrapped spokes. Padded center console and armrests for all models are now included for 2012. An additional visual touch inside the car is contrasting color stitching – in red, blue and yellow – which is available with the custom leather-wrapped interior.
Also coming in 2012 is a new Bose uplevel audio system, which includes nine speakers (compared to seven in 2011) for improved audio quality that is more precisely tuned to the cabin’s acoustics. New tweeters located in the instrument panel and improved Bose Nd next-generation bass performance is the main benefit that Corvette drivers will hear.
A new Technology Package (2LT trim level) brings together many of the Corvette’s popular infotainment features and makes them available for more models. The package’s equipment includes the navigation radio, head-up display, Bose premium audio system, Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity and a USB port.
Wrapping up the new features for 2012 is the availability for customers to select brake caliper colors, for more personalization of their Corvette. The calipers are offered in the red, yellow, silver or gray.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be among the drivers signing autographs for fans during Daytona Speedweeks at the Team Chevy Racing Display.
Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, will join fans at the Display for a question-and-answer session at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19. His teammate Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, will follow at 9:30 a.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet, will appear on Sunday at 10 a.m.
“Racing is a very important part of Chevy’s long history, and sharing that heritage with our fans is very important to us,” said Jeff Chew, Marketing Manager-NASCAR, Chevy Racing. “We are coming off of another phenomenally successful season, and are very happy to be rolling out the all-new Team Chevy Racing Display for the 2011 season. This year we’ve added even more elements, like the latest GM Performance Parts crate engines and an assortment of GM accessories and performance parts for fans to purchase from their local Chevy dealer and install on their own vehicles. Plus, there are interactive games and other activities for fans of all ages.”
The Team Chevy Racing Display—where fans can see and learn about Chevrolet vehicles like the Volt, Camaro convertible, Cruze, Corvette Z06, Silverado HD and many more – will be located in the Midway, south of International Speedway Blvd., near the main tunnel, and will be open from 12-7 p.m. on Friday, February 11; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, February 12; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, February 13; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday, February 17; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday, February 18; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, February 19; and 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday, February 20.
Fans who sign up with Team Chevy will receive a “Team Chevy 34 Manufacturers’ Championships” commemorative t-shirt.
Rick Hendrick Chevrolet SCORES A GOAL FOR
AREA YOUTH SOCCER
Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Donates More Than $2,100 in Cash and Sports Equipment to Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA
Duluth (January 24, 2011) – Rick Hendrick Chevrolet, one of 34 Chevrolet dealers from the Atlanta area that partnered with local youth soccer leagues for the 2010 season, raised nearly 96815 in total donations from the dealership and private parties. In addition to monetary support, Rick Hendrick Chevrolet provided Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA with equipment donations, an opportunity to raise and keep up to $10,000 through a unique fundraiser, and participation in an instructional soccer clinic.
“Chevrolet has a long history with youth sports and we’re glad we were able to bring that commitment to our youth soccer leagues in Duluth where our customers and their families live, work, and play,” said Ryan, GM for Rick Hendrick Chevrolet. “We’ve been part of this community for over 15 years and enjoy supporting our youth sports teams.”
Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA had the opportunity to raise as much as $10,000 through a fundraising opportunity where one lucky recipient won his or her choice of a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox or Malibu. Another lucky winner received a Home Entertainment Package. One-hundred percent of the proceeds of the fundraiser went directly to the league.
“We are delighted to be involved with youth soccer,” said Regnier, of Rick Hendrick Chevrolet. “Sponsoring Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA gave us the opportunity to illustrate our commitment to the youth and families in Duluth and we’re glad to have achieved such positive outcome for the community.”
In 2010, more than 600 Chevrolet dealers participated in Chevy Youth Soccer and helped raise more than $1.9 million for youth soccer programs across the USA.
Chevrolet is a global automotive brand, with annual sales of about 3.5 million vehicles in more than 130 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. In the U.S., the Chevrolet portfolio includes: iconic performance cars, such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long lasting pickups and SUVs, such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers, such as Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers "gas-friendly" solutions, such as Chevrolet Cruze Eco with an EPA-estimated 42 miles per gallon highway, and the Chevrolet Volt offering 35 miles of electric driving and an additional 344 miles of extended gasoline range, according to EPA estimates. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security, and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response, and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models, fuel solutions, and OnStar availability can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
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