Smartphone Cooling in your Car!

Whoa, this is cool! No pun intended…

For 2016, Chevrolet has introduced a nifty new feature called Active Phone Cooling. This feature will be available on the 2016 Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Volt and Cruze models that are equipped with the wireless charging option.

Most smartphones have built-in thermal protection features to protect battery life, but that protection – which can cause the phone to pause charging or turn off until it has cooled down – is inconvenient for drivers on the road who rely on their smartphones for streaming music, navigation or receiving phone calls.

What does Active Phone Cooling do? An air vent connected directly to the car’s air conditioning and ventilation system is directed to the charging bin where the phone rests for wireless charging, sending cool air to help lower the phone’s temperature. Active Phone Cooling operates only when the HVAC system is turned on by the driver.

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The 2016s are due to land in our showroom early next year and we can’t wait to check out the new innovations in technology that these GMs will feature. Visit us at www.queenstonchev.com for more details on our exciting Chevrolet lineup.

The 2016 Completely Redesigned Chevrolet Camaro

In May, Chevrolet unveiled the stunning redesign of the iconic Chevrolet Camaro, which will debut early in 2016.  This sixth generation Camaro will offer higher levels of performance, refinement and technology.

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The Camaro’s leaner, stiffer platform and slightly smaller dimensions are accentuated by a dramatic, sculpted exterior. Meticulously tunedin the wind tunnel, the exterior contributes to performance through reduced aerodynamic lift for better handling while enhancing efficiency.  The vehicle mass has been reduced by 90 kilograms (200 lbs) or more, depending on the model, creating a more nimble, responsive driving experience.

Six all-new powertrain combinations are offered, including a 2.0L Turbo rated at an SAE-certified 275 horsepower, an all-new 3.6L V-6 producing and SAE-certified 335 horsepower, and the LT1 6.2L V-8, assembled at GM’s St. Catharines, Ontario engine plant, which is SAE-certified at 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque – the most powerful Camaro SS ever. Each engine is available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.

For the exterior, the 2016 Camaro is honing in on customer customization, including 10 exterior colours, five interior colour combinations, lighting options and a full complement of dealer-available accessories available at launch – including wheels, stripe packages and additional accessories.

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A driver-focused interior integrates class-leading control technologies, including:

  • All-new Drive Mode Selector, which tailors up to eight vehicle attributes for four modes: Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport and – on SS models – Track settings
  • Segment-exclusive, Interior Spectrum Lighting that offers 24 different ambient lighting effects on the dash, door panels, and Centre console
  • High-definition, configurable colour displays – including available dual, 8-inch-diagonal screens.

“Redesigning the Camaro is thrilling and challenging all at once, but the secret is to offer something more,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Product Development. “For Camaro enthusiasts, it retains iconic design cues and offers even more performance. For a new generation of buyers, the 2016 Camaro incorporates our most innovative engineering ideas with finely honed performance and leading design.”

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The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is due to makes its arrival at Queenston early in 2016 and we can’t wait!  Visit us online at www.queenstonchev.com and stay tuned to Hamilton Auto Blog for more details on the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

Source:

http://media.gm.ca/media/ca/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/ca/en/2015/May/2016_Camaro.html

2016 Chevrolet Cruze

The sporty and fun Cruze has been Chevrolet’s best-selling global car, and it’s getting a complete makeover for the 2016 model year.  The new Cruze will be larger and lighter, more sophisticated and even more efficient than before.

Packed with new technologies such as available Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and new active safety features, as well as a more spacious interior and an athletic, aerodynamically optimized design, the 2016 Cruze elevates the compact car segment.

2016 cruze front

Due in North America in early 2016, where a new, standard 1.4L turbocharged engine with direct injection and an SAE-certified 153 horsepower (113 kW) will contribute to a General Motors-estimated 5.9 L/100km highway fuel efficiency with the available six-speed automatic transmission. Stop/start technology contributes to the Cruze’s efficiency in stop-and-go driving.  The new turbo engine and a leaner architecture that contributes up to a 113 kilogram (250-lbs.) overall weight reduction also contribute to the new Cruze offering stronger performance, with expected 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) acceleration of eight seconds.

“The 2016 Cruze builds on a very successful program that introduced Chevrolet to new customers the world over,” said Alan Batey, president, General Motors North America. “We retained all the attributes that made the original Cruze a hit around the globe and built on them to make this car more sophisticated, more fun and more Chevrolet.”

Some highlights of the all-new Cruze include:

  • Next-generation Chevrolet MyLink with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, including a standard 7-inch-diagonal screen and available 8-inch-diagonal screen (at launch, 8-inch screen only with Apple CarPlay)
  • Projector headlamps with light-emitting diode (LED) signature lighting – and LED daytime running lamps on uplevel models
  • More standard features than most competitors such as 10 air bags, four-wheel disc brakes, rearview camera and available OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot
  • New available features including wireless phone charging, heated rear leather seats and heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available advanced safety features include Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert

 

The Cruze will also boast a new model range for North America including L, LS, LT and Premier – and a more expressive RS package.

Esthetically, the Cruze’s sleek profile is complemented by detailed, layered line work in the hood and body-side panels, contributing to an overall impression of muscularity – with an athletic stance enhanced by a longer wheelbase. The headlamps sweep back into the front fenders and an expressive, stacked dual-port grille design offers upscale attention to detail. LT and Premier models feature premium forward lighting systems, including projector-beam headlamps and LED signature daytime running lamps.

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The redesigned interior will feature more spaciousness and legroom in both the front and rear passenger areas and will echo the exterior’s lean, muscular design. A mixture of accents, from piano black and matte black finishes to bright trim, along with more premium features such as available heated rear leather seats and wireless phone charging, complement the cabin with an upscale ambience.

2016 cruze interior

As always, safety is the Cruze’s top priority.  It features a new, stronger body structure that incorporates high-strength steel in key areas, a segment-leading 10 standard air bags, and available safety features including an expanded range of adaptive crash-avoidance technologies.  These include Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert.

Cruising into our showroom in early 2016, the all-new Chevrolet Cruze is set to take Canada by storm!   Visit us today or browse our online showroom at www.queenstonchev.com.

 

Source:

http://media.gm.ca/media/ca/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/ca/en/2015/Jun/0624_Cruze.html

GM Certified Service at Queenston

From maintenance to major repairs, the Certified Service experts and technicians at Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC can take care of all your vehicle needs.

gm_certified_serviceMany people have the misconception that maintaining your vehicle at a dealership is more expensive than a local lube shop. We have shopped around, and when you compare apples to apples (same quality of oil, fluid, filter and multi-point inspection), our prices are very competitive for regular maintenance items.

At Queenston you get:

-GM certified technicians who know your GM vehicle inside and out.

-Technicians who are equipped with state of the art diagnostic equipment, enabling quick and accurate diagnosis.

-Service experts who know the maintenance schedule for your Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC, as well as Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer or Oldsmobile.

-Service experts who recommend what service is required and when, according to your vehicle maintenance schedule, your environment and your personal driving habits.

-A choice of certified parts to suit your budget and driving habits.

-A comprehensive explanation of the services performed on your vehicle so that you can stay informed of your vehicle’s needs.

Our Queenston on the Mountain location’s extensive renovations are almost complete. Our state-of-the-art car wash is now operational, and we offer a complimentary car wash with each service. We are in the process of updating our lounge, to provide a more comfortable, inviting environment. Soon, we will open our Certified Service Express, which will offer an under 30 minute Lube, Oil & Filter service and extended hours for your convenience.

drive_smarterBring your vehicle to the experts at Queenston’s Certified Service. Visit us at www.queenstonchev.com to schedule your service appointment online, 24/7!

2016 Bolt EV Concept

Debuting at the Detroit International Auto Show, the 2016 Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept caused quite a stir! With an estimated range of more than 300 kilometres, the Bolt represents Chevrolet’s vision for an affordable, global EV solution. And don’t you just love the name – the Bolt sounds fun to drive!

bolt1Every aspect of the innovative and uncompromising design, from the body’s unique silhouette to the lightweight materials used both inside and out, is designed to push the envelope both technologically and aesthetically. For the interior, Chevrolet revised their signature dual-cockpit design, incorporating easy-to-use technology with minimal design to create a more enjoyable driving experience.

An advanced lithium-ion battery provides over 300 kilometres of all-electric range, and with DC fast-charging capability, an 80 percent charge can be achieved in less than 45 minutes. The Chevrolet Bolt EV is also equipped with lightweight aluminum wheels featuring clear inserts between the spokes, giving the wheels a unique look while maximizing efficiency by reducing drag.

bolt2Fun, funky and futuristic, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is due to go into production in 2016, and we should see it in our Queenston showroom in 2017. Visit us online at www.queenstonchev.com.

Queenston on the Mountain State-of-the-art Car Wash Now Open – Complimentary With Every Service

We have some very exciting news to share at Queenston on the Mountain!  We are happy to announce that we have completed construction on our new state-of-the-art onsite car wash!  Now, every time you service your vehicle at Queenston on the mountain, you will receive a complimentary wash of your vehicle.

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Did you know we offer detailing?

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Please call our appointment coordinators directly at 905-381-4286 or email us at service@queenstonchev.com to schedule your detailing appointment.