SouthTowne Motors Wins

Every year, hundreds of small businesses get ready to attend one of the most anticipated events in Coweta. It’s the Small Business of the Year Awards and it took place on August 21 this year. The folks here at SouthTowne Motors were present as a sponsor and to kick off the event with our award luncheon. Although the winners were chosen at the time of the ceremony, we are excited to announce the winners again just in case you weren’t able to be there.

There were over 100 nominations that were made at this award ceremony. However, only the top 10 were chosen, plus six honorable mentions. Each winner was awarded based on the company’s growth, industry longevity, success in strategy, uniqueness and community involvement. The overall winner was Newnan GNC, which is locally owned and has grown over 70% since 2010. The winner of the Entrepreneur Category, which employs up to five people, was Key Promotions.

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PrintSource experienced a growth rate of over 20% since 2011. This led them to take home the award for the Growth Category. Uniglobe Travel Partners was able to pick up the award in the Employer Category due to their fifth year in a row of being on the list of top 40 largest travel management companies throughout the United States. There were more winners than we can mention including the honorable mentions of Southern Crescent Solutions, Bubbles and Brushes Art Studio, Shine ‘N Drive Car Wash and Balanced Family Wellness. All in all, it was a huge successful turnout and lots of businesses were recognized on that special day.

Small businesses make up more than 98% of businesses and enterprises across the nation. They help to keep the economy flowing and people working. Coweta is proud of the work that all of our small businesses accomplish every day and are very grateful for them. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who participated and/or came by to spend the day with your Newnan car dealership. We look forward to seeing you all again next year for another fun-filled event.

Ergo Chairs on Chevy Assembly Line

There are new ideas forming all of the time for lots of different things. Some companies keep their newest developments and news secret until time to reveal. There are a few, however, that are willing to share everything with you upfront. Chevrolet is one of the ones that is always excited to bring you the latest and greatest news dealing with their brand. They are always on the lookout for new technology ideas and adjustments to their already stellar vehicles. Your local Newnan Chevy dealer wants to keep you in the loop on the newest articles.

The vehicles Chevrolet makes are fantastic and among the best in the industry. There is something else, though, that is making headlines. The workers that are assembling the new Traverse have been given a very unique tool to complete their work. That’s right, they have been fitted with a high-tech pivoting chair called the ‘Ergo Chair’ that raises them to the correct level in order to perform the duties necessary inside. These chairs are said to have the precision of a ballet dancer and are controlled by the body motions of the worker.

Each chair carries the correct number of parts needed to each job the individual performs. They are simply slid into position on the Ergo Chair, do what they have to do, and then are off to the next order. No longer do they need to crawl through openings or hard to reach places to perform their job functions. This newly developed invention for this company is groundbreaking and will give workers an improvement in safety and health while also improving quality of the vehicle.

So far, there are only two plants in the United States that have these awesome chairs. The plant at Lansing Delta Township and also the Spring Hill Assembly line in Tennessee both have seen these in their day-to-day operations. The Ergo Chair is currently being evaluated for use in assembly environments across America. The next time you load your friends and family up in your Chevrolet Traverse from SouthTowne Motors, remember all of the phenomenal work the amazing team performed thanks to the new robotic Ergo Chairs. Come see these fantastic SUVs today. We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Chevy Silverado is the North American Truck of the Year!

2014 Chevy Silverado Fuel-efficient Pickup Exterior

Chevrolet has always been a brand that you can rely on. Their amazing quality vehicles and modern technology advancements keep this brand above the others. Due to their dedication to service and quality, they have been able to claim both awards this year at the North American International Auto Show. The all-new Chevy Corvette Stingray and the Silverado 1500 took both spots for Car and Truck of the Year. This is actually only the third time in the Show’s 21-year history that one automaker collected both awards.

The Chevy Silverado was recognized for its available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine which churns out over 350 horsepower. This incredible amount of power gives you unrivaled towing and hauling ability and yet switches to use only four cylinders when needed. With an estimated fuel economy of 23 miles to the gallon, this awesome truck is the best in class for any V8 pickup. In addition to this, the Silverado 1500 HD also has a perfect overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Silverado won the Truck of the Year award with no question. The points tallied at the end of the NAIAS showed it with a leading 219 points. Second place was the Jeep Cherokee with 174 points and then the Acura MDX with just 97. This was a landslide win for this truck and for the bowtie brand. After viewing some of the great features and options of this vehicle, it’s understandable why it won.

This truck went through 13 million miles of testing which resulted in a smarter, stronger and more capable truck. The Max Trailering Package makes it easy to tow up to 12,000 pounds and includes enhancements such as a CornerStep rear bumper and removable cargo tie-downs. The technology in this truck is stellar and comes with their MyLink infotainment system which lets you stay connected to what matters to you.

Right now during Chevrolet’s Truck Month, you can rest assured knowing that you are driving away in the safest and most secure truck out there. When you are ready to get into a Silverado, come check out the great inventory we have over at SouthTowne Motors. No matter what you are looking for, our outstanding service team will help you every step of the way.

Cadillac Deals For February

2014 Cadillac CTS

Something new is coming your way for the month of February. Cadillac is offering lots of incentives and deals on the newest models of vehicles. Visit your Newnan Cadillac dealership for more information or for other great deals. The ones listed below are the most current incentives on some of the most sought after vehicles.

The 2014 CTS coupe is being currently offered for $339 per month on a 36 month lease. This deal is for all current owners and lessees of any 1999 or newer GM vehicle. If you are a well-qualified individual looking for a lease and do not have a GM vehicle, you may still get this lease with just $1,000 more down at signing. You may also purchase this vehicle with their finance specials of 1.9% APR for 36 months.

Looking for a sedan? Check out the deals on the 2014 XTS. This fantastic car gets 28mpg highway and is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine. It features options such as OnStar, Bluetooth, keyless ignition and remote engine start. Current owners can drive away with a 36 month lease at $429 per month and $3,499 due at signing. This car also has a finance special of 1.9% APR for 36 months for qualified buyers.

Need more cargo space? The 2014 Escalade is the SUV for you. It is spacious, technology advanced and has great safety features. New to this year’s model is a universal remote transmitter, auto-dimming mirrors, eight-way power adjustable seats that are heated or cooled for driver and passenger and dusk sensing headlights. This amazing vehicle can be yours for $699 per month on a 36 month lease. Or you can purchase at 1.9% APR for 36 months for well-qualified buyers.

This is just a few of the cars on our list that are offered with great incentives. Check with the friendly and knowledgeable staff for a complete list of offers. When you are looking for a great deal on a Cadillac, remember to visit the best at SouthTowne Motors. Not only do we sell the best in new and used vehicles south of Atlanta, we have a stellar service department. So if you ever need parts or repairs, keep us in mind. We look forward to serving you today, tomorrow and every day.

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Silverado Playbook

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2015 Chevy Silverado – Photo by Gib Goodrich (Flickr Creative Commons)

The 2014 Chevolet Silverado 1500 is a beast of a truck to behold and has lots of amazing new technology features. This truck is stronger than ever and is more capable of handling whatever life throws your direction. The new strength of this truck comes from its all-aluminum 5.3L V8 engine. It is also built with an ultra-high-strength steel for improved structure. The cargo box in the back of the truck is even made from roll-formed steel for added strength. These facts were reported in their Silverado Playbook.

The ride has become more comfortable as well with increased capability and improved off-road performance. Towing has been made easier as well with the new 6.2L MAX trailering package. Even better for trailering, you have two-tier loading access and upper tie-down hooks and are able to tow up to 11,500 pounds. The High Country version of this truck comes with heated and cooled leather front seats and front and rear park assist. It also has a Bose premium audio system and includes the all-new MyLink infotainment system through an eight-inch color touchscreen.

There are three different engine options available for this truck depending on what trim you are interested in. The engine types are a standard 4.3L V6 engine with 285 horsepower, an available 5.3L V8 with EcoBoost that gets 355 horsepower and a 6.2L V8 engine that receives an estimated 420 horsepower. This trucks pricing begins at $24,585 for the base model and it includes a quieter cab, new interior, four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife rotors and a newly designed bed with box rail protectors.

This truck is also great for your commercial fleet. The options for fleet vehicles gives you more functional packages such as tinted windows, power bench seating, upfitter switches and 110V power outlets. You can order the 1WT, 2WT and 1LT models with these options. The EPA fuel economy for both the V8 and turbocharged V6 engines gets 16mpg city, 23mpg highway and a combined rating of at least 19mpg. Overall, Silverado offers the best fuel economy in the industry for a V8 pickup.

The best truck is here so visit your Newnan Chevy dealership at SouthTowne Motors to get yours today. We also sell parts and accessories and service all makes and models of vehicles.

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Cadillac Unveils New Editions For 2015

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The year coming up holds many great new vehicles which will be available from Cadillac. No matter what type of new car you are looking for, your friendly Newnan Cadillac dealership is sure to have it. Recently, Cadillac unveiled the newest 2015 models. They are readying to release a new ATS and an Escalade. If either of these excite you, read on for more information about these two wonderful and beautiful vehicles.

The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is a stunning and compact sports car with a luxury twist. Everything in this car was handcrafted to give the driver an experience like none other. This beauty is powered by a 2.0L Turbo engine that pumps out 272 horsepower. Want more power? Try the 3.6L engine that gives you 321 horsepower. The system is completed with Brembo brakes which are the best in the industry. Both engines are coupled to a six-speed manual transmission system.

The aerodynamics were designed to smoothly redirect wind under and around the vehicle for better performance. Even the shape of the trunk lid doubles as a spoiler which forces wind downward. The weight of the car is equally dispersed to keep your wheels on the ground in turns. Magnetic Ride Control is also a great feature on this vehicle to keep you safe on the road.

The new 2015 Cadillac Escalade has been designed to blow your mind. It’s powered by an impressive 6.2L V8 engine that gives you 420 horsepower. This beast of an SUV can trailer up to 8200 pounds and can carry 94 cubic feet of cargo. It comfortably seats you and six of your closest friends and family while still giving you plenty of legroom. You can customize your Escalade with three different trims and a variety of colors and wheels.

For your added convenience, there is a hands-free liftgate, head-up display and an available driver awareness package. All of these things have led to make this model the best SUV Cadillac has ever made. Keep checking back with SouthTowne Motors in Newnan for more information on these two vehicles. When you want the best in new or used vehicles, you want SouthTowne. Come visit our magnificent staff for any of your sales and service needs.

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2014 GM Maintenance Program

Today, we watch TV or read the paper and there’s not always good things to report. Well, how about some good news for a change? GM has announced a new maintenance package for all eligible 2014 GMC, Buick and Chevrolet vehicles. You can buy or lease a new 2014 Chevy car, truck or crossover with worry-free scheduled maintenance for 24,000 miles or two years, whichever comes first. That’s incredible!

So what is included in this scheduled maintenance package? For most 2014 vehicles, any GMC, Chevrolet and Buick dealer will perform an oil change including filter, a 4-wheel tire rotation and a 27-point inspection of the vehicle according to the owner’s manual maintenance schedule. They might even throw in a free car wash.

The exceptions to this program are alternative-fueled vehicles that might not include an oil change or performance vehicles which might not need tire rotations. This program covers up to four visits in the 24-month period. And if you sell the vehicle under this time limit, the new owner also receives this benefit.

General Motors Chariman, Dan Ackerson, announced the plan at the GM 2013 annual stockholder’s meeting, “This will kick off our customers’ ownership experience and keep our strong sales momentum going.”

But this program is not exactly new. Cadillac has offered this type of program since 2011. The difference is that Cadillac offers a 48-month/50,000 mile program that will remain unchanged. The new program from GM will be extended retroactively to customers who have already purchased or leased a 2014 model as well.

Many manufacturers already include scheduled maintenance such as Jaguar, BMW, Volkswagen, Mini and Volvo. The competition is heating up to give customers the best packages out there without robbing their wallet.

Come and see us at Southtowne, your Georgia GM dealer! Feel free to shop around while having your scheduled maintenance completed.

Summer’s Best Event

Cadillac is offering their best deals of the year with their Summer’s Best Event. This is one event you will not want to miss! You can take advantage of deals like a 2013 ATS 2.0L Turbo for only $299 a month with a 36-month lease. The amount of $2,779 is due at signing. Or you can purchase this same amazing vehicle with 0% APR for 60 months for qualified buyers. The ATS is North America’s car of the year for 2013.

The same 0% APR for 60 months applies to all Cadillac models. The 2013 XTS is also available for $399 per month on a 36-month lease with $3,999 due at signing. This is more than just a car. It is powerful and efficient.

Looking for something sportier? How about the 2013 CTS Sport Sedan. This luxury edition is just $329 per month with a 36-month lease. $2,999 is due at lease signing after all offers. This is the perfect car for the driving enthusiast.

If you need a new SUV, check out the 2013 SRX Crossover. This family-style vehicle is $369 a month on a 36-month lease with $3,999 due at signing. This is a luxury road trip vehicle at its finest.

You can’t forget about Cadillac’s best-selling SUV, the Escalade. The 2013 model is $699 a month on a 36-month lease. $3,859 is due at signing. This standard of SUVs comes equipped with navigation, heating and cooling seats and a rear-view camera. This vehicle is the perfect blend of technology and performance.

For all of these great vehicles, there is no security deposit required. Of course, the tax, title and any dealer fees are extra. If you’re interested in viewing or test-driving any of these wonderful new cars, come see your friendly Atlanta Cadillac dealer at SouthTowne.

2014 Cadillac XTS

2014 Cadillac XTSKeeping up with news of various car brands is difficult. Fortunately for you, we have done the hard part and scoped the news out for you! Here is what is making headlines recently for Cadillac. Cadillac is adding a new engine option for the 2014 Cadillac XTS. How about more power and torque with a Twin Turbo V6 engine? This same engine will also be a signature feature in the new 2014 Cadillac CTS luxury sedan.

Vice President of Global Cadillac, Bob Ferguson, added “This is a compelling enhancement to what is already the most technically advanced sedans in history.” And he’s right. The newest engine option will head a new model line called Vsport. The XTS will be offered starting at $45,525 with standard equipment including intelligent brake assist, Magnetic Ride Control and the CUE.

Since 1902, Cadillac has grown globally remarkably well with their dramatic design and technology portfolio. This has caused the largest sales increase since 1976. Their sales have increased by 38 percent which makes the 110-year old brand the fastest growing one in the United States. May was a great sales month for the brand with their best sales of the Escalade model since 2008 and 122 percent increase of overall sedan sales so far this year.

Also this month, as far as the Escalade goes, it was deemed Large Premium CUV segment in the Initial Quality Study by J.D. Power and Associates. This marks the 4th year in a row for this model. The CTS luxury sport sedan finished 3rd under the Compact Premium Car segment. The 233-question survey was given to over 83,000 purchasers and lessees of the 2013 model year vehicles.

Not bad Cadillac. Whatever you’re doing, keep at it. You’re doing great! For more news, keep in touch with your Atlanta Cadillac dealer.

2014 Malibu

2014 Chevrolet MalibuChevrolet’s Malibu was first introduced as a trim model for the Chevy Chevelle. It became its own model line in 1978. The Malibu, which was originally a rear-wheel drive car, became front-wheel drive in 1997. The new 2014 Chevrolet Malibu is almost here. This amazing new car will go on sale this fall. It boasts an updated front-end style that looks similar to that of the new redesigned 2014 Impala. The biggest attention grabber will be the new engine which will get an estimated 23 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. This is an improvement from previous years of 5 percent city and 3 percent highway.

Another thing they improved on was the back seat. It now has more space and room than ever. This was achieved by making the front seat backs slightly thinner which is becoming a common practice in the auto industry. Other enhancements include a redesigned center console, almost 14 percent more torque, suspension enhancements and the new Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety features.

The wheelbase is another big difference in the 2013 and 2014 years. The older models have 4 inches or so longer wheelbase. This shorter wheelbase has given the current models the tighter interior dimensions. Sales for this model vehicle have steadily increased since 2009. Hopefully, it will continue with this new addition. The base price point for the new 2014 Malibu is rumored to be around $22,805.

For more information or to view this great classic vehicle, stop by your Newnan car dealer at Southtowne Motors! We also offer a wide selection of other great cars like Buick, GMC and Cadillac. If you need your car serviced, we gladly do that as well! Be sure to check out all of our inventory.