Demand for Chevrolet vehicles is increasing, so General Motors needed to find a way to increase its production capacity. Its solution is to add a second shift at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. This will open up spots for an additional 1,200 employees. Pine Belt Chevrolet in Lakewood sees the benefit for the company, as well as the local economy. The assembly plant currently manufactures two General Motors brands, including three Chevrolet models (Volt, Malibu, Impala). Applications are already available and the new employees will begin working at the 4.1 million square-foot plant in the beginning of next year.
Chevrolet will not be going to the 2015 SEMA auto show in Las Vegas empty handed. It has plans to bring the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Red Line concept. This will be one of several Chevrolet vehicles in the Red Line concept lineup. Looking from the outside, you will notice the “Enhanced Silver Metallic” paintjob, charcoal roof top, and red accents. Other features you can spot on the Camaro’s exterior are Satin Graphite mirror caps, new 20-inch wheels, and darkened taillights. Additionally, the Camaro will be equipped with a suspension lowering kit and brake package, as well as an air intake kit. Pine Belt Chevrolet in Lakewood is excited to see what the entire Red Line concept lineup will offer.
There are still several rumors surrounding a new Jeep-branded truck. Jeep revealed a Jeep-branded truck in 1981 as the CJ-8 that was based on the CJ-7, but had an expanded wheelbase. Additionally, Jeep manufactured the Gladiator full-size truck between 1962 and 1988. Jeep remained in the pickup segment with its Comanche until the company decided to back out of the segment in 1992. Now the company seems like it is ready to compete once again. Jeep is in the midst of experimenting with two entirely different body styles. The first body style will be based on the next-generation Wrangler, but with an expanded wheelbase to make room for the pickup bed. It will reduce the company’s cost of building the pickup, but there is some doubt that it will appeal to many consumers. The other body style is to be less rugged than the Wrangler and focus more on play and adventure. Jeep wants to build a truck that will appeal to consumers across the globe. Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep in Lakewood sees some possibilities in a Jeep-branded truck being introduced to the market by the end of 2020.
The Rally America race season for the SRT USA team has been nothing but successful. Driver David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew have already achieved victories in seven competitions with their 2015 Subaru WRX STI and now the team is looking for something more: a spot in the record books. No team has been able to achieve a perfect season in the Rally America National Championship since 1987, but Higgins and Drew are one race away from achieving this amazing feat. Even though the team has been dominant, they are not going into the Lake Superior Performance Rally feeling like they have already won. They are focused and read to leave everything they have out on the course. The team knows that the competition is going to be gunning for them and they cannot relax until they cross the finish line. Pine Belt Subaru in Lakewood wants to wish Higgins, Drew, and the rest of the team in their path to make history once again.
Subaru has exciting plans for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. The company will be revealing the VIZIV Future Concept car with a rugged style and an Impreza 5-Door Concept. If the thought of those concept cars haven’t given you the goosebumps yet, Subaru has announced that it will also be showcasing a WRX SporVita, which will take the sports sedan to a more luxurious level. The SporVita will be one of the most luxurious vehicles that Subaru has ever developed. Much of the focus will be in the vehicle’s cabin. Subaru collaborated with an Italian leather maker, Mario Levi, to create a two-tone brown and black leather upholstery, along with a piano black trip on the dashboard. The exterior will feature new silver-finished 18-inch alloy wheels. Pine Belt Subaru in Lakewood is excited for the debut of the WRX SporVita.
The Subaru BRAT was a very unique pickup truck in the 1970s and it still remains that way today. The BRAT stood for Bi-Drive Recreational All-Terrain and it was Subaru’s different take on a pickup truck. The BRAT actually was introduced in several markets with six different nameplates. There are definitely a few unorthodox aspects, such as the all-wheel-drive system it utilized and the rear-facing jump seats in the bed of the truck. Doug DeMuro is featured in a video titled The Subaru BRAT: Everything You Need to Know, where he gives you all the necessary facts about the Subaru pickup. Pine Belt Subaru in Lakewood urges you to check out the video because there is definitely some interesting information.
Although the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country Anniversary Edition has not yet made it to the Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep showroom floor in Lakewood, the initial pricing has been revealed. The Town & Country will have a price tag of $37,890, which includes the destination charge. The Anniversary Edition is similar to the Touring-L model, but with a multitude of additional features. Such features include a power sunroof, keyless entry, and the “Anniversary Edition” logo throughout the exterior. For those really cold days and nights, the vehicle will also offer heated front seats, second row seats, and steering wheel. The reason behind the Anniversary Edition is to celebrate 90 years since the Chrysler brand was established.
Nashville native, Addison Edmonds, drove his pickup truck to his daily hunting adventures and needed a way to safely transport his two four-legged companions. As a result, he designed heavy duty travel kennels. Edmond’s Gunner Kennels have caught the eye of Subaru of America and they have reported that the kennels are the safest crates of the market. The company stated that it has never tested anything like it. The kennel is composed of double-walled rotomolded plastic. The bottom the kennel is fitted with rubber feet to prevent the product from sliding. Owners can utilize the tie-down pins for additional stability. Edmonds wanted to make sure that each of the 170 components are optimized for the best quality, safety, comfortability, and convenience. The kennel was able to withstand a 60-pound weight that was dropped from two-stories, showing the capability of the crate to endure a collision or crash. Edmond began selling the kennels in March 2015 and has already sold over 500 units for $499 for the intermediate size. If you have a dog that you like to take on your adventures, Pine Belt Subaru in Lakewood suggests that you check out Gunner Kennels.
The 2016 Subaru WRX has proven its excellence with a total of six top safety picks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The WRX received the highest “Superior” rating for preventing a front end collision when utilizing the Eyesight technology. Furthermore, the vehicle received 6 of 6 points with its Eyesight system. In order to obtain that many points, the vehicle needed to earn “Good” ratings in four various tests. The tests involved high-speed collisions, rollovers, and evaluations of the how well the seats protect the driver and passenger from neck injuries. All of these ratings allowed for the 2016 Subaru WRX to receive the highest praise of being the TOP SAFETY PICK+. Pine Belt Subaru in Lakewood wants to congratulate Subaru on creating the safest vehicles on the market.
There has been a couple of Jeep Wrangler prototypes spotted undergoing testing with an extended chassis of around 10-inches. This extension was necessary for Jeep to equip the Wrangler with an eight-speed transmission in order offer a great off-road vehicle. Furthermore, the prototypes are fitted with modified rear axles and differentials. Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep in Lakewood expects the Wrangler to be introduced to the market in 2017. We will inform you of more specifications regarding the vehicle as it is revealed.