Remember The Subaru Baja?

Subaru Truck

The Subaru Baja. A compact pickup that hit the North American market after the International Auto Show back in January 2001. It was the successor to the Brat pickup, something a little smaller, and they were both based Subaru’s wagon platform. Well, since Hurricane Harvey and Irma hit Texas and Florida, the market for mid-size pickup trucks is booming. Pine Belt Subaru thinks this is the perfect time for our automaker to bring back the Baja.

Thanks To Harvey And Irma

Hundreds of thousands of vehicles were destroyed in Texas and Florida. Midsize pickup interest has skyrocketed 26% in Houston since Harvey came around, according to data from Jumpstart Automotive Media. Shoppers in Florida have also been looking for pickups since Irma hit. Interest is up 21% across the entire state and 26% in Miami alone. If Pine Belt Subaru learned anything from these disasters, it’s that Subaru could cash in on the explosion of mid-size pickup sales. It only took three weeks to reveal a lot about American’s buying trends, as least in these two states.

If Anything Happens, We’re Hoping For Updated First

If our Subaru dealer NJ was being completely honest, the Baja wasn’t the perfect vehicle. It only held four passengers and was missing a middle seat. Only a small part of the midgate folded down making it hard to haul extra cargo. The back bed was a little smaller than Pine Belt Subaru had hoped for, too. Well, there’s always room for improvement and the explosion of the mid-size pickup market could be the perfect time to resurrect the Baja into something new.

A new Global Platform has been developed for every new-generation vehicles, like the Ascent 3-Row crossover. The larger versions Platform, the Ascent SUV, could also be used as a launching point for a new Baja. Make a few changes to the outside design, cut off the back and voila! You’ve got an awesome 4-door, all-wheel-drive pickup. Manufacture it alongside the Ascent 3-Row in Indiana, offer with the new 2.5-liter direct injection four-cylinder boxer or 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine. It could be amazing.

Keep Dreaming With Pine Belt Subaru

Pine Belt Subaru might be dreaming but we think a revamped Baja would be a hot-ticket item in the American pickup market to compete with the Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado, Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, we’d love to show you what we have here at our Lakewood car dealers so head in to see us soon!

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466


The Best Barre Class Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep Have Ever Taken

Lift, tone, burn. It’s the Pure Barre way! If you’ve never taken one of these classes, Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep Highly recommends signing up. The closest studio to our Lakewood car dealers is less than 20 miles away in Spring Lake. Here’s what you need to know before taking your first low-impact barre class. Oh, and men are welcome, too!


Believe Us, Get The Sticky Socks


If you’re not sure what to wear, Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep can give you some tips. Leggings, yoga pants or capris are preferred, no shorts. You’ll notice quicker results because you’ll be able to work on your flexibility. Socks are required, which retain your body’s heat, but take our word for it and get the sticky socks! Not only will you feel cute but it will help you from sliding.


What To Bring And When To Arrive


If it’s your first class you’ll want to arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign a waiver. You’ll get to meet the teacher and have a quick tour of the studio. They’ll get you setup with what you need for class, too. You’ll use 2-3 lb. hand weights, a ball and a tube. The only thing you need to bring is water, maybe a hand towel and a positive attitude! Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep likes to get there early every time to pick our favorite spot. It’s always a good idea to be by a mirror if you’re new so you can see what you’re doing. Also, leave your cell in your purse on silent. It’s important to stay focused with no distractions.


What To Expect With Class


Class is a short 55 minutes. There’s a quick warm up, arm sculpting, then you’ll tone thighs, lift your tush, flatten those abs and finally cool down. The flow of class is always the same but music and exercises vary so no class is ever the same! Each teacher has their own style, too. Some lingo to listen for include tuck, heavy tailbone, bend stretch, LTB, pulse and down-an-inch-up-an-inch.


It’s Tucking Awesome At Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep


Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep loves taking those 55 minutes to ourselves to focus on positive energy and release daily stresses. It helps keep us focused and ready to go for all of our car dealerships in NJ customers. We can’t wait to hear what you think about Pure Barre so don’t forget to let us know when you’re in to see us!


Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920


GAME CHANGERS – Pine Belt Chevrolet and the 2017 Chevy Bolt!

It’s an electric vehicle but it drivers further on a charge and has a lower price. It qualifies for a $7,500 tax incentive and the emissions are cleaner than ever. What is this amazing vehicle? It is the award winning Chevrolet Bolt EV from Pine Belt Chevrolet,  your premier Lakewood car dealer of Chevrolet vehicles.

Double the Win, Double the Miles

In addition to previous wins of Motor Trend Car of the Year and Green Car of the Year, the #2017ChevyBolt is the winner of the North American Car of the Year chosen by auto journalists who test-drive vehicles and vote in this prestigious award.  The new #ChevyBolt can travel 238 miles, or 119 miles per gallon equivalent, on a single charge. This is double that of most electric vehicles in the electric car category and at half the cost of its closest competitor, Tesla. The savings you experience by driving the new Chevy Bolt for five years adds up to about $4,500 in fuel costs  over an internal combustion engine vehicle.


Comfort and High-Tech

The Bolt EV is a sub-compact Crossover with an interior is as large and comfortable as any standard sedan. But is unlike any other sedan. Instant torque technology makes acceleration instantaneous. The drive system is a high capacity electric motor with 200 horsepower that can go from 0-60 in seven seconds. An Electronic Precision Shift system uses electronic signals to the drive system to deliver power and torque. The newly designed battery pack extends the entire floor of the vehicle and can be charged overnight using a standard 240-volt wall outlet. Even the braking technology is high-tech jewel which sports one pedal driving and braking using a paddle on the back side of the steering wheel.


Bring it on Home with Pine Belt Chevy

For more information on the award winning Chevrolet Bolt EV and electric vehicles, go to our website at  We’re the best among Chevrolet dealers NJ!  Be a game changer today at Pine Belt Chevrolet.





Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920


New Year, New Style.


What better way to start out the New Year but in a re-designed 2018 Chevrolet Equinox? If you’re looking for a compact SUV with a fresh, new look and state-of-the-art safety features, look no further!

It’s no surprise that the #Equinox is Chevy’s second-best selling retail vehicle, following the ever-favorite Silverado. And we know why. The new streamlined and modern design features mimic the Cruz, Volt and Malibu. The impressive design is carried throughout the interior of the vehicle, as well. Your passengers will ride in total comfort and enjoy the best in entertainment, thanks to the latest 7- and 8-inch-diagonal MyLink infotainment systems. Pure enjoyment!

Whether you’re looking for capability, performance standards or the most efficient vehicle, the Chevy 2018 Equinox more than hits the mark. We also love that the vehicle is 400 lbs. lighter than the previous design.

Ever drive a vehicle that actually made you a better driver?  This one will, because it enhances driver awareness.  You can drive with ease and peace of mind with all-new crash-avoidance features, including:  surround vision, lane keep assist with lane departure warning,  safety alert seat, a rear seat reminder, low-speed forward automatic braking and forward collision!

Do you have a teen driver?  You’ll be able to encourage safe driving habits even when you’re not in the vehicle. The available #TeenDriver option offers in-vehicle report cards and allows controls to be set before sending your new driver out alone.

And wait until you look under the hood!  That’s where you’ll see the biggest changes. Three #turbocharged engine choices include: 1.5L turbo, 2.0L turbo or 1.6L turbo-diesel. This is North America’s first compact SUV turbo diesel engine.

Look for the newest Equinox model to be on sale in the first quarter of 2017 so come visit your favorite Lakewood car dealer for a closer look. You can also check out all of our inventory online at  We at Pine Belt Chevy would like to wish all of our customers, employees and neighbors in Lakewood NJ a healthy and happy 2017!





Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920