Four Chevys Earn 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick Honors

Chevy is closing out 2014 in a big way, announcing that four of its 2015 models have been named Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu, Spark, and Volt all earned the distinction from IIHS for earning scores of “good” in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints test.

In order to earn that top honor, each vehicle also needed to earn a rating of good or acceptable in the daunting small overlap front test. The Volt and Spark both earned “acceptable” scores (with the latter being one of only two minicars to earn a Top Safety Pick rating), and the Equinox and Malibu earned “good” scores.

With available Forward Collision Alert, Volt, Malibu, and Equinox also earned basic scores for front crash prevention, just missing earning Top Safety Pick+ honors.

“Consumer metric programs such as IIHS Top Safety Pick and NHTSA NCAP provide our customers with information to make comparisons across vehicle manufacturers for a given market segment. Having these four vehicles named 2015 IIHS Top Safety Picks is a great achievement,” said Jeff Boyer, GM vice president, Global Vehicle Safety.

To test drive a new Malibu or Equinox, or to sample any member of the formidable 2015 Chevrolet lineup, stop in and see us at Nehls Chevrolet in the New Year!

Chevy Volt Charging System Now Easier than Ever

Chevy Volt Charging System

One of the best things about the Volt is that electricity is much cheaper than gasoline, and according to Chevy, it’s becoming more accessible for Volt drivers. Thanks to recent innovations, drivers are able to recharge easier than ever.

Chevy says that it has recently added new features like GPS charging, the Portable Charger, and intuitive visual clues to make the Volt easier than ever to use. The Chevy Volt charging system is so great, in fact, that a recent study revealed that 80% of trips by battery owners did not use a range extender.

“Chevrolet used the real-world experiences of today’s Volt owners to make the charging process simpler and more convenient in the next-generation Volt,” said Andrew Farah, chief engineer for the Volt. “The new Volt will give owners greater flexibility for charging it on their terms.”

We can help set you up with the next-generation Volt here at Nehls Chevrolet. A GPS system allows you to set a home location and pre-set levels, intuitive indicators make it easy to confirm and gauge charge status, and a portable cord enhancement allows you to charge virtually anywhere. What’s not to like about the Volt?