Cadillac CTS Adds Limited Edition Models

Cadillac is adding a number of new, limited edition models to its Cadillac CTS and V-series lines this year. These models will join the standard line up of Cadillac vehicles at your local Atlanta Cadillac dealer. These models will be available only for a short time, and must be order directly from your Cadillac dealer.

These special, limited edition cars feature a number of new features designed to make them look as fantastic as the perform on the road. Among other things, the Silver frost and Stelth Blue both feature specially designed paint jobs. Both of these special vehicles will be on sale by order through their dealer in Atlanta beginning in March.

The Silver Frost features a special edition matte paint, designed to show off the speed and performance of the Cadillace CTS-V coupe. In addition to the new paint job, this limited edition car has a 6.2L V-8 engine that delivers 556 horsepower. The CTS-V coupe is one of the ‘worlds top sports coupes, and these limited edition models are no exception.

It also has a number of other optional features including high polished or satin graphite wheels, a suede-covered steering wheel and shift knob, and yellow or red Brembo brake calipers.

Because of the special paint job, the car has a different feel than a traditional glossy paint. It is less smooth to the touch. The matte feel requires special care when washing. For best results, in order to maintain the matte finish, the car should be hand washed only.

The Stealth Blue will also begin production in March, and will be available on all CTS coupes and all CTS-V models. The paint on the Stealth Blue has a much more traditional metallic finish. Unlike the Silver Frost, the Stealth Blue does not require any special care or handwashing. There is also the option of an additional “Twilight Blue” leather interior package to go along with the limited edition paint color.

These new limited edition Stealth Blue models also offer a number of other additional optional features to make this special car even more unique. This includes a dark finish grill, recaro performance seats, and satin graphite wheels with silver calipers.

Both of these special editon collectors cars can be order from Atlanta Cadillac dealers begining in March. These unique limited edition cars will only be available for a short time, so any collector who wants a chance to own one of these two expertly designed cars will have to act fast.

Chevy Sonic Offers Eye Free Integration For Siri

Your local Atlanta Car Dealer offers great deals on the 2013 Chevy Spark and Chevy Sonic, and along with this great new car comes some even more exciting news. Chevy has announced some great news for drivers who are planning on purchasing or have already purchased the 2013 Chevy Spark or Chevy Sonic. Vehicles with Chevy MyLink are now available with Siri, the popular voice activated intelligent assistant.

Chevy is the first auto manufacturer to offer this revolutionary new technology. The service is free for all existing customers who have a compatible IPhone. Through the MyLink entertainment system, uses can direct Siri to perform a wide range of tasks, all while keeping their eyes on the road.

My Link  and Siri Avaliable at Newnan Chevy Car Dealer

This is a great service for anyone and everyone because of the great advances in safety it offers. Siri enhances the safety of the hands free functionality of the MyLink system by offering eyes free functionally. Nothing is more important than a driver keeping his or her hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

With the Siri system installed users are now able to do a large number of tasks while keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. For example, they can now make voice activated calls to people on their iPhone contact list. This is great for businesspeople that are on the road or parents who wish to call and check up on their kids before they get home. Siri combined with MyLink eliminates the need for a Bluetooth device and allows the user to make calls without fumbling with buttons.

Siri also allows users to ‘’read and write” text messages by using voice commands. This a great safety feature for people who are constantly texting, and can be a great way to keep a teen driver focused on the road while driving. Siri allow allows the driver to access their calendar and add appointments.

All of these and the other great features offered by adding Siri to your MyLink in your Chevy Sonic or Chevy Spark are great ways to keep you and your family safer, all while simplifying your life. Your Southtown Newnan Chevy Dealer can help you get started with all the great deals on they have to offer on the 2013 Chevy Sonic and Chevy Spark. When you come on down, be sure to ask about the new eyes free integration for Siri and go ahead and check it out for yourself.

Check Out The 2014 Chevy Silverado And GMC Sierra

When General Motors introduces a big truck, it’s a big deal. In 2013 GM introduced both the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 and, let me tell you,  these trucks have been vastly improved in all areas. The engines are more efficient and have three different options. The looks are more aerodynamic while still managing to look even more rugged. Further, the interiors of both the Chevrolet and the GMC have been vastly improved from earlier editions. The gauge cluster and control layouts are informative and easy to read. The center stack contains a large information screen that is extremely easy to use. Gone are the days of fumbling of complicated information systems and tiny knobs, or limited response screens. The bottom line is that, for truck people, these trucks border on revolutionary. Check out the new 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 in the video below.

Throw out everything you know, or think you know about the Silverado and Sierra; these new trucks simply have to be seen to be believed.

Atlanta GMC: GM Is Introducing A Bio-Fuel Option

There is no doubt that every time you jump in your Atlanta GMC, you think about fuel. Be it the unstable costs, or how many miles per gallon you are able to coax out of your vehicle, the bottom line is that fuel is expensive and we’re all waiting for a cheaper solution. GM has announced a new bio-fuel option for both the GMC Sierra HD and The Chevy Silverado 2500 HD. While the cost for the addition is set at an additional $11,000, GM understand the value of this technological advancement both in regards to saving at the pump and on environmental costs.

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GM justifies the cost of the bi-fuel option saying that it serves as protection against gasoline prices that are unstable at best, and that in the end, owners can potentially keep $5,000 to $10,000 dollars that would have otherwise been spent on fuel over a three year period. The bi-fuel option allows the vehicle to switch between CNG (compressed natural gas) and petrol fuels, and to acquire the capability buyers will have to drop $11,000. The upgrade adds a Type 3 tank in the bed that gets you a 650-mile range on any heavy-duty truck variant.

Granted, the cost at this time seems rather high, but in relation to the money you will save and the smaller carbon footprint you will be leaving it is very close to being on target fiscally. The fact of the matter is that once introduced and refined further, the cost will eventually drop as Bio-fuel becomes more available.

Is bio-fuel something that you would be interested in your future GMC, or Chevrolet? Is the cost at this time too high? Have you thought about the residual costs of not having a bio-fuel equipped vehicle? Do you think this will make a significant impact on the automotive industry? The jury is still out, but you can be certain that Southtowne Motors in Newnan will be on board with all of the latest technological advancements.

Atlanta Car Drivers, Take A Look At The 2012 GMC Terrain

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The Terrain comes relatively well-equipped in its base, SLE trim level, which starts at $25,560. For 2012, the Terrain’s new standard features are technology-focused, including a new standard audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, a 7-inch touch-screen and a USB input. Bluetooth, cruise control and OnStar remain standard.

So, I know you are dying to come and test drive a new GMC Terrain at Southtowne. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with all of the features that are available to you. The thing is, the GMC Terrain hasn’t really changed much since its introduction in 2010. They didn’t really need to do anything to spice it up. It was already a great crossover. The 2012 GMC Terrain has everything you’d expect from an Atlanta GMC, and a whole bunch more.

Of course, you can’t take a test drive from your couch, so swing by Southtowne and check out a new Terrain for yourself

Atlanta Car Drivers: Southtowne Gives You The First Look At The 2013 Acadia

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Southtowne Motors’ Lesson of the Day: The Left Lane

How long has it been since you taken a driving course? Unless you’ve had to take some sort of defensive driving class for a traffic violation, then I’m guessing it’s probably been awhile, unless you are a certain someone at Southtowne GM who will remain nameless. I swear, 98 percent of the population thinks that they are an amazing driver. Then you have the other two percent who will willingly admit they are terrible drivers and even go on shows like America’s Worst Drivers. (Pretty entertaining show by the way – check it out if you haven’t seen it.)
Imagine a world where everyone remembers every single thing they learned from driver’s ed and applied it to their everyday driving. Pretty sure we’d see a significant drop in cases of road rage. I’m a realistic person, though, and I know that will never happen. But in the meantime, I can share some mini refresher courses on the areas I think need the most attention — starting with the rules of the left lane.

Left Lane Rules

When it comes to the left lane, there are two things people seem to forget: how to use the left lane and how to pass someone in the left lane.
  1. Usage of the Left Lane
    Driver’s ed taught us that the left land is for faster-moving traffic and passing.  You probably don’t belong in the left lane if one or all of the following three things occurs: someone is dangerously tailgating you, one or more cars is weaving in and out of traffic in the other lanes just to land themselves directly in front of you or you see the person behind you making hand gestures or yelling at you. 

    Regardless of how fast these other drivers may be going, the proper thing to do is yield to faster moving traffic in the left lane. Failure to do so results in impeding the flow of traffic, which is not only dangerous, it’s also illegal in most jurisdictions.
  2. Left-Lane Passing
    Have you ever been stuck on a four-lane highway or road because two vehicles are driving at the exact same speed? This is one of my biggest pet peeves and is usually a result of the “cruise control pass”.  Here’s how this happens… John Doe      decides that he wants to pass Joe Black so he pulls into the left lane to do so. However, John Doe is attempting to pass Joe Black with his cruise control set at 65 mph. Since Joe Black is only going 62 mph, it takes forever for this pass to be complete which is only two mph faster than the car he is attempting to pass. Remember, when passing someone in the left lane, you must speed up sufficiently enough to get past the other guy quickly.
So there you have it, Newnan cars. The rules of the left lane. Know them, learn them, live them. Stay tuned for more lessons in driving.

Southtowne GMC: Technology That Could Help Avert 81 Percent of Crashes

Keep your eyes and ears open for future GM technology in Atlanta cars, Newnan. At the recent Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Orlando, GM showcased their development of a new technology that could help avert 81 percent of all U.S. car crashes according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Our current safety systems are designed to minimize the damage to our vehicles and passengers after an accident, but GM’s technology will actually help prevent the accident from happening at all.

The Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology System will be able to communicate with other vehicles, surrounding infrastructure and pedestrians to warn drivers about potholes, construction zones and cyclists. Researchers at GM are putting the technology into small mobile devices and smartphone applications connected to vehicle’s display. There will also be an app for pedestrians and cyclists to download that will alert drivers of their position.

I’m sure you’re wondering how exactly this would work, and the answer is simple. The technology uses basic location information to warn drivers about slowed or stalled vehicles, hard-braking drivers, slippery roads, sharp curves and upcoming stop signs and intersections.

“These safety systems could provide a significant leap in automotive safety, but their effectiveness goes up dramatically as more people use them,” said Don Grimm, senior researcher for GM’s Perception and Vehicle Control Systems group. “By putting the technology into portable devices, we could make this potentially life-saving technology widely available and more affordable.”

This new technology is yet another reason why the Southtowne General Motors Superstore is a proud representative of the GM brand. I’ll be sure to keep you updated on GM’s progress.

Look for GM’s Center Air Bag in the 2013 Chevy Traverse

This is why The Southtowne General Motors Superstore is a proud representative of the GM brand. Last Thursday, GM announced that they plan to add a center air bag as a standard to all crossover vehicles in 2013 including the Chevy Traverse. Though this isn’t required by federal safety standards, GM is dedicated to delivering the highest standards of safety for their customers.

According to GM’s analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System database, side-impact crashes accounted for 11 percent of fatalities between 2004 – 2009. In the same type of crashes, the passenger on the non-struck side of the car represented 29 percent of fatalities.

This type of center air bag is an industry first and will help reduce injury to front seat passengers during side-impact crashes. It’s located between the driver’s front and passenger seats and provides cushioning between drivers and front passengers. Check out this video and see how it works.

In the press release, Adrian Lund, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said, “The front center airbag has real potential to save lives in side crashes. GM and Takata are to be commended for taking the lead in this important area.”

And boy is he right. It took three years of testing different designs to achieve the perfect packaging, cushioning and restraint for several different crash and occupant positioning scenarios before GM and supplier Takata finalized the design.

So Newnan, GA Chevrolet drivers, are you ready for the latest advancement in air bag safety, I know I am!

Newnan, are you one of the worst drivers in America

How long has it been since you tested your knowledge of the road? I guess it depends on the last time you took defensive driving.

For the past five years, GMAC has surveyed 5,000 people across the country with 20 test questions taken from various state driving tests. Overall, the Northeast had the lowest average test scores at 74.5 percent, and the South had the highest failure rate at 41 percent. The Midwest had the highest average test scores at 79 percent and the lowest failure rates at 15 percent. (Test-takers need to score at least 70 percent on the test to pass.)

If the numbers from the GMAC survey held true for the entire U.S. population, that means roughly 41 million licensed Americans on the road today would not pass a written drivers test exam. Don’t you feel safe on the road now?

Take a crack at it yourself and see how you do.

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