The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Reveal

We all know this has been a big year for Chevrolet and their entire full-sized truck line.  With the reengineering of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500, we saw a lot of big changes and truly got a sense of what Chevy meant when they said “finding new roads”.  Well, on November 20th at 12:30pm ET at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Chevrolet will be revealing the final piece to Chevrolet’s pick-up truck portfolio with the reveal of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado.

Re-defining what a midsize pick-up is, the new Colorado has been designed to be the “most capable, most versatile and technologically advanced midsize truck in the market”

We are inviting you to join us on our AutoHwy Facebook page on November 20th at 12:30pm for the LIVE reveal in Los Angeles!

2015 Colorado reveal

As always, we encourage you to contact us if you are interested in any of the vehicles in our award winning line-up by visiting us at Queenston on the Mountain or Queenston on Centennial.  For the latest and up to date information make sure to follow us at Hamilton Auto Blog.

Consumer Reports Names 2014 Impala Best New Sedan

We have had a lot of good news lately regarding the 6th Generation Chevrolet Impala.  Whether it was this week’s 5 star safety score, awarded by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program or GM’s most recent J.D. Power Awards, which made them the only non-luxury brand to rank in the top 5.2014impala

General Motor’s Director for North American Design said the following about the re-design of this famous flagship car. “We were challenged to create a new classic, but that didn’t mean relying on nostalgia.  This is very much a contemporary car, with design elements, craftsmanship and attention to detail that complement its advanced technologies.”

It was that vision that created the 2014 Chevrolet Impala and has Consumer Reports declaring it the highest-scoring sedan this year. Praising its overall elegance, the Impala has gone from a forgettable score of 64 – too low to recommend, to a score of 95 out of a possible 100 points. This not only makes the Impala top of its class, but one of the top rated vehicles Consumer Reports tested overall this year.  Only 2 cars had better scores then the Impala and they were; Tesla Model S and the BMW 135iCoupe.  It should be notably mentioned that this is the first time an American sedan has held this standing in the last 20 years.

Chevrolet’s new saying “Finding New Road’s” truly defines the 2014 Impala.

If you would like more information on this award winning vehicle or if you would like to schedule a test drive, please visit us at www.queenstonchev.com today!

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: Consumerreports.org, GM Canada

5 Star Safety Score For The 2014 Chevrolet Impala

Last month, we were excited to announce that General Motors topped the list for the 2013 J.D. Power Awards with Chevrolet and GMC being the only non-luxury brands to rank in the top 5.  Well, it’s another first for Chevrolet with the redesigned 2014 Impala receiving a five-star safety score.  This score is the highest possible five-star overall vehicle score for safety, as part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.2014impala

So what makes the Impala so outstanding?  Well, it offers a variety of safety features that are attributed to this ranking.  The Collision Mitigation Braking allows for radar technology to sense traffic in front of the vehicle to adjust the vehicle speed, including stopping the vehicle in traffic and accelerating again after.  This is the first time that such a feature has been offered in a Chevrolet.  Some additional features include: forward collision alert, lane departure warning, side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, rear vision camera with dynamic guidelines, ultrasonic rear park assist, brake pre-fill feature, hill hold/start assist and full-speed-range-adaptive cruise control.  The 2014 Impala’s also come with 10 standard airbags and OnStar, providing you with an additional sense of comfort.  OnStar’s GPS and cellular phone technology will automatically call for help in case of a crash.

Gay Kent, GM general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness had the following to say. “Safety is a key consideration for all car buyers, and Impala sets a new benchmark for Chevrolet’s flagship sedan.  The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is designed to provide excellent crash safety, and offers customers several safety technologies not previously available in Chevrolet.”

If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience the 2014 Impala for yourself, we welcome you to either of our Chevrolet dealerships: Queenston on Centennial or Queenston on the Mountain.  Come and take a test drive today in the award winning Impala and see exactly what it has to offer.

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: Chevrolet Canada, GM Canada

More than $57,000 Raised for Make-A-Wish Canada at Honda Indy Toronto

It was another successful year for Honda Canada and the Ontario Honda Dealers Association, who hosted the 4th annual Fan Friday last week at the Honda Indy Toronto.  Thanks to the charity of Toronto race fans, more than $57,000 was raised for Make-A-Wish Canada this year.  Since Fan Friday started 4 years ago, a total of $308,000 has been raised. Jennifer Ritter, CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada expressed her gratitude. “On behalf of everyone at Make-A-Wish Canada, I’d like to express our sincere thanks to Honda Canada, its dealers, and of course the fans.  This level of commitment and support is a huge part of how we can continue to grant wishes and bring happiness and strength to the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions.”

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How Fan Friday works:

Each year, on the Friday of the Honda Indy Toronto, race fans are encouraged to make a donation to the Make-A-Wish foundation rather than pay an admission fee.  Additionally, all activities at the race accept donations including: the Blue Jays batting cages and all-new Honda Pit Stop Challenge and racing simulators.  Then, at the end of the race weekend, Honda Canada matches the combined contributions dollar for dollar.

Honda Canada would like to let everyone know that just because “Race” weekend is over, doesn’t mean the donations have to stop.  You can make a five dollar donation to Make-A-Wish anytime, by texting the word “DREAM” to 41010 from any mobile phone.

Please remember to visit www.imagehonda.com for details on current programs and events.

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: Honda Canada

Klout Influencer – Buick Test Drive Experience

Over the course of a 6 month period, Buick held the ultimate test drive experience to socially connected individuals in conjunction with Klout.  From October 2012 to March of this year, 50 influential Torontonians were provided a Buick Verano to test drive.  When the program concluded in March, 2 people were chosen to participate in a video interview where they were asked to share their experience with Klout.  At Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, we already know how fabulous the Verano truly is and are excited for you to see as well. View the videos below and get a sense of what the award winning Buick Verano has to offer! #VeranoDrive

 

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: GM Canada

J.D. Power Awards Honda of Canada Mfg.

We have more good news resulting from the 2013 J.D. Power Awards.  Honda of Canada Mfg. Plant in Alliston, Ontario has been awarded the bronze plant ranking for North/South America in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey. Not only has the plant been recognized individually, but the Honda Civic, Canada’s best-selling vehicle for the last 15 years won for initial quality in the compact car category.  Honda CR-V and Ridgeline also placed first in their categories for initial quality.

Betty Jones, Quality Division Manager for Honda of Canada Mfg was quoted the following: “These results are validation of the dedication of our Associates…our Associates work exceptionally hard to produce the best possible quality for our customers, so it is encouraging to see those efforts reflected in this year’s results.  We are particularly thrilled to see Civic win its category because the 2013 Civic has some significant changes from its predecessor.”

This annual survey, now in its 27th year, closely measures the number of problems on 2013 vehicles reported after 90 days from purchase and ran from February to May of this year.   This survey had many updates, including more consumer feedback with particular focus to newer technologies such as: lane departure warning, navigation and voice activated systems.

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: Honda Canada, autos.jdpower.com

Honda Makes Changes to the 2014 Accord Line-up

Honda will be making changes to the Accord line-up this fall as they launch the 2014 Accord Hybrid.  The all-new Canadian version will feature exclusive detailing and unique hybrid badging along with a blue-accented grille and light lenses, LED lighting and a new wheel design and decklid spoiler.  Honda Canada expects the new car to be in Canadian dealerships by this October.

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The Hybrid is projected to have class-leading fuel economy ratings with 45mpg on the highway and 45 mpg in the city.  Honda uses a new two-motor hybrid powertrain and the two-motor SPORT HYBRID Intelligent Multi Mode Drive Powertrain.  To break this down in simpler terms, the car will have 3 different driving modes: EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive.

The inside of the Hybrid will have all the same features as the 2013 Accord including: Lane Departure and Forward Collision Warning, iMID display, HondaLink and Aha.

If you are interested in more information on this vehicle or any of the vehicles in the Honda line-up, please feel free to Contact Image Honda at 1-888-375-5914 or visit us at www.imagehonda.com

Make sure to follow Hamilton Auto Blog for the latest updates and information on everything Honda!

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: Honda Canada