If you would like to see all that the 2014 Chevrolet Impala has to offer, visit http://www.queenstonchev.com today and schedule your test drive! For the lastest updates and information on our dealership, please check back with Hamilton Auto Blog.
Have you every worried about a loved one who is making a long trip or driving in poor weather conditions? Maybe you have a new driver in the family and want to ensure their safety. Now you can have peace of mind with OnStar Family Link. This service is an opt-in extension to your monthly OnStar subscription and is made available to you for a nominal fee. With no limit to the number of vehicles you can add, you will always be able to track your vehicle on the road without bothering the driver.
Upon sign up, you will be given direct access to the location of your vehicle by viewing a map, as well as the ability to schedule email or text message notifications with Family Link’s unique “Vehicle Location Alert”. You can even personalize the system by setting the day, time and frequency of your alerts.
This year in the United States, OnStar was awarded a 2013 Silver Edison Award for the Family Link service. Jon Lauckner, GM’s chief technology officer and vice-president of Global Research & Development was quoted as saying “These awards reaffirm our ability to lead in the transformation of the automotive industry with a commitment to innovation that benefits our customers around the globe”.
By: Amy Cochren
The wait will soon be over – the new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2.0TD (Diesel) is said to be in Canadian Dealerships by as early as this summer. This new Cruze has an estimated range of 700 highway miles on one tank of diesel fuel, which is roughly equivalent to 10 hours of highway driving.
With a starting price of $26,495 including freight, this new Cruze has a better value ($510 lower) than its competitor – the comparably equipped 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI automatic.
Offered in one trim level, the Cruze 2TD offers some excellent standard features.
Interior product highlights include:
Heated leather seats with 6 way power driver seat
Leather wrapped steering wheel
USB port & Bluetooth for phone
Remote start, MyLink & rear view camera
Exterior product highlights include:
Unique 17-inch alloy wheels
Standard rear spoiler
Mechanical Product highlights include:
2.0L Turbo Diesel – engine built in Europe
148 hp and 25lb-ft. torque
Z-link rear suspension from the RS
4-wheel disc brakes
Surpassing its competitors, the Cruze Diesel has an estimated 148 horsepower and can go 0-60mph in 8.6 seconds, which is better than the Volkswagen TDI automatic. Powered by the cleanest diesel passenger engine GM has ever produced, this car generates 90 percent less Nitrogen Oxide and particulate emissions then past generations.
By: Amy Cochren
Credit: Chevrolet Canada, GM Canada
Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC will be holding our “Drive for a Cause” event on May 10th and 11th, 2013 at our Queenston on the Mountain dealership. This event will provide individuals the opportunity to support a great cause and test drive one of our exciting 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles. These vehicles include: the re-designed Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Malibu, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, as well as, the new Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore.
For each test drive taken during the two day event, Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC will donate $25 to The Arthritis Society on behalf of that individual. The dealership’s goal for this event is to donate $4,500.
Here are some facts regarding Arthritis in Canada:
4.6 Million Canadians Have Arthritis
· 4.6 million, or one in six, Canadians aged 15 years and older report having arthritis. By 2031, approximately seven million Canadians (one in five) are expected to have arthritis.
· Arthritis can strike anyone at any time, regardless of age, physical condition or ethnic background.
· Two-thirds of those affected with arthritis are women.
· Among all causes of disability in Canada, arthritis ranks first among women and second among men.
The event runs Friday, May 10th from 9am-8pm and Saturday May 11th from 9am-5pm. For more information, please contact Queenston on the Mountain: 2260 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, ON 905-528-7001 or visit us at www.queenstonchev.com
On Sunday June 9th, 2013 Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC and Image Honda will be participating in the annual Walk to Fight Arthritis at the Royal Botanical Gardens. If you are interested in participating in the walk or making a donation please visit our team pages and register.
By: Amy Cochren
This luxury crossover SUV comes standard with a 1.4L turbocharged 4 cylinder engine. With a long list of available features, you can choose what model suits your life best.
From Buick Intellilink and Quiet Tuning technology to the standard 10 air bags and elegant design of the Encore – the whole package is quite impressive.
This week, the production of the tenth generation Chevrolet Impala began. The 2014 Impala rolled off the assembly line at Ontario’s very own Oshawa Assembly plant.
“The all-new Impala demonstrates the new direction of Chevrolet,” said Kevin Williams, president and managing director of GM Canada. “Our employees in Oshawa have executed a flawless plan in bringing this iconic nameplate to life. The newly-redesigned Impala will exceed customers’ expectations because of the hard work and dedication of our employees at Oshawa Assembly.”
Some of the new features available in the new Impala include Adaptive Cruise Control, crash avoidance technologies like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert.
Technologically advanced – the new Impala will include the latest MyLink in-vehicle entertainment system which features a customizable color display screen and a natural voice recognition system (a first for Chevrolet).
The engine choices available will be a 3.6L V-6, a new 2.5L four-cylinder and a 2.4L four-cylinder with fuel-saving eAssist technology.
The 2014 Impala will start at $28,445 – only $145 more than the 2013 Impala.
By Nerissa Mohamed
Credit: GM Canada
You’re cleaning out your car and are struggling to get the vacuum to reach the back! No wait, you’re cleaning out your car, but you don’t have a vacuum? Say goodbye to your frustration as Honda has introduced the HondaVAC. Yes, Honda has created the first in-car vacuum, which will make its debut in the all-new 2014 Honda Odyssey. This vacuum is exclusive to the Touring trim adding to the already impressive styling, unmatched safety ratings and top of the line features and technologies the Odyssey has always been known for.
Along with Shop-Vac, Honda has created a powerful vacuum that comes with nozzle accessories that are neatly integrated into the rear-cargo area. With powerful suction capabilities and a hose that can reach every corner of your vehicle, you won’t have to worry about your children making a mess or your dog shedding anymore. With an electric motor, you can use the HondaVAC continuously while the engine is running. Alternatively, you can use the vacuum for up to eight minutes while the car is turned off.
The 2014 Honda Odyssey provides additional standard technology on the Touring edition such as; keyless Smart Entry with Push Button Start, an SMS text messaging function, and HondaLink featuring Aha Mobile Interface. If you would like more information on HondaLink , please visit our previous blog and video.
By: Amy Cochren
Credit: Honda Canada