A Look at the All-New 2018 Chevy Equinox

If you are in the market for an SUV that is spacious and gets good gas mileage, stop by SouthTowne Motors to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and to learn more about this model’s features.

Convenience Features

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox features power lumbar and height adjuster for the driver’s seat, reclining rear seat, a front center console with covered storage, a rear center armrest with dual cup holders, a tilt and telescopic steering column with a comfort grip steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise control, Driver Information Center, express down windows, power programmable door locks, lockout protection, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, panic alarm and air conditioning.

Additional features include cup holders in the front center console, bottle holders in the doors, illuminated vanity mirrors, map pockets and theater dimming lighting.

Safety and Security Features

The 2018 Equinox features a rear vision camera, an engine immobilizer, an anti-theft alarm, rear window defroster, four-wheel ABS brakes, brake assist, hill start assist, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, dual stage front airbags with a passenger-sensing system, seat-mounted airbags and head curtain airbags.

Additional features include daytime running lights, OnStar Guidance for 6 months, OnStar Basic for 5 years, rear child security door locks, variably intermittent wipers, a rear variably intermittent wiper, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Entertainment Features

You’ll find plenty in the way of entertainment features on the Equinox including four auxiliary power outlets throughout the vehicle, OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in hotspot trial, 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, AM/FM radio, MP3 decoder, a radio data system, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, six speakers and a USB port.

Engine and Transmission

The Chevrolet Equinox features a 2.4-liter engine with spark ignition direct ignition and variable valve timing. The engine makes 182 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 172 pound-feet of torque at 4,900 rpm. The engine is backed b a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

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Stop by SouthTowne Motors to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and to learn more about this model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features.

Chevy Delivers First Bolt EVs to Customers

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In the San Francisco Bay this past December, Chevrolet delivered the first three Bolt EVs to customers, fulfilling the brand’s promise to offer a long-range electric vehicle at an affordable price.

“All of the hard work that the Chevrolet team have put into designing, engineering and building the Bolt EV brings us to this truly satisfying moment of making the first deliveries to customers on-time, as planned,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and Global Chevrolet brand chief. “Chevrolet is proud to offer a vehicle like the Bolt EV, with ground-breaking technology wrapped in a modern design that is also fun-to-drive at an affordable price.”

The first three customers to receive the highly anticipated Bolt EV are excited to take delivery and include:

  • William “Bill” Mattos, a retired law enforcement officer from Fremont, California, whose new Bolt EV becomes his third Chevrolet electric, after previously owning a Spark EV and second-generation Volt
  • Bobby Edmonds, a software developer with a family of four from Castro Valley, California, who replaces a BMW i3 with the Bolt EV
  • Steve Henry, a commercial real estate broker with a family of five from Portola Valley, California, whose new Bolt EV replaces a Toyota Prius

“The range and technology attracted me to the Bolt EV,” says Bobby Edmonds. “It’s also a great-looking, roomy vehicle and I love the fact it’s from an American brand. I look forward to the longer drives I can make compared to the i3 that I owned.”

Named the Motor Trend 2017 Car of the Year®, the Bolt EV offers an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge, enabling owners to go beyond average daily driving needs with range to spare.

The Bolt EV begins at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $37,495, which includes destination and freight charges, but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500.

Standard features include electronic precision shift, Regen on Demand™ steering wheel paddle and 10.2-inch-diagonal color touch screen. The top-trim Premier model adds leather-appointed seats, front and rear heated seats, surround camera, rear camera mirror and more.

Bolt EVs are currently in transit to California and Oregon markets and are arriving this month. A national rollout begins in 2017, and a number of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States including New York, Massachusetts and Virginia will see first deliveries this winter. Bolt EVs will arrive to more dealerships in additional major metro markets throughout the first half of 2017. The Bolt EV will be available at Bolt EV-certified dealerships across the United States in mid-2017.

Stop by SouthTowne Motors

Excited as we are about the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV? Stay tuned to this space for the latest news. Remember to stop by SouthTowne Motors when the Chevy Bolt becomes available to give it a test drive and learn more about it during your hands-on experience.

Visit Glacier National Park This Summer

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If you are planning a summer road trip, consider driving from Jackson, Wyoming, to Glacier National Park in Montana. Driving from Newnan to Jackson takes about 28 hours if you drive straight through, so plan for extra time to get there and back if you want to make this an epic road trip. Once you start out in Jackson, you’ll see some of the country’s best mountains and wildlife at five national parks. The route from Jackson to Glacier National Park is 600 miles. To get back to Newnan from Glacier National Park, you’ll need to plan for a 33-hour drive.

What to Bring

Be sure to bring binoculars, your camera, hiking shoes and cool-weather clothing along with the things you would normally pack for a summer road trip.

The Trip

Start out with visiting Jenny Lake, which rests in the shadow of the Teton Mountains. In Yellowstone, drive past the Yellowstone Lake; visit Hayden Valley to see buffalo, grizzly bear and elk; and soak in the 100-degree Gardener River, which is two miles north of Mammoth Hot Springs. Be sure to stop in Bozeman to grab a cold drink at the 406 Brewing Company.

Head over to Missoula, but be sure to stop at the Missouri Headwaters State Park. Rent a kayak at Brennan’s Wave, grab some great food at Biga Pizza or stop for a cold drink at the Montgomery Distillery.

Once you hit Whitefish, hike the Whitefish trail and take Highway 2 to the Walton Ranger Station. Hike up to Lake Isabel for some great views. Continue on your way north, stopping at various parks for hiking and biking; birding and to take some great pictures.

The route starts on 89 in Jackson, then picks up 90 in Bozeman and 93 near Missoula. The last part of the journey is on Highway 2 from Whitefish to the Glacier National Park. If you prefer to stay longer in one place, you can skip one of the other parks – but have fun trying to figure out which of these great parks to skip!

Visit SouthTowne Motors Before Hitting the Road

Be sure to have your vehicle serviced before you leave on this long road trip. Stop by SouthTowne Motors before you leave; and since this is a long trip, you may have to have your vehicle serviced when you get back. Watch for your service minders!

Need a new vehicle to get you to all of your summer destinations? Check out SouthTowne Motor’s entire selection of new vehicles online or come drop by in person.

Driving on a Budget

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Need a new car but don’t have the funds for a current year model? That’s what you may be thinking to yourself. However, there are several great cars for a lot less than you think, some even are 2014 models. It may not be the dream car you always wanted, but it will be a fantastic vehicle for less. Right now at your Newnan car dealer, we have several great options under $15,000. This is great for those with a tighter budget but still want to keep up with the newest styles, trends and luxuries.

For starters, the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic LS is a great car for a range of people. It’s a good beginner’s vehicle due to the easy handling and it’s also perfect for a couple or small family due to the spacious interior. This vehicle is powered by a 1.8L 4 cylinder engine coupled to an automatic 6-speed transmission. Just a few of the great features of this sedan include remote power door locks, tinted glass, a multi-function remote and Bluetooth capabilities. You are also safe in this vehicle due to the plethora of airbags and dusk sensing headlights. At only $14,995, don’t let this one pass you by.

We also have a beautiful 2014 Chevrolet Spark LS for under $15K as well. This cute hatchback is driven by a 1.2L f cylinder engine and has a continuously variable transmission. This futuristic designed vehicle stands out in a crowd and has a stunning leather interior. The outside features a rear spoiler, rear wiper and privacy glass. While the front contains bucket seats, the rear has a wonderfully spacious bench seat. Other great features to note are the transmission hill holder, traction control and more. This car won’t last long so come by today.

Not looking for something current year? Not a problem. We have a fantastic selection of older vehicles that have been previously loved. We have a gorgeous 2008 Cadillac DTS that has only 93,840 miles on the 4.6L V8 engine. This luxury sedan receives at least 18mpg highway and comes with some fantastic features such as eight-way adjustable leather seats and OnStar connectivity. When you see the price of just $13, 995, you won’t believe it. Stop on in at SouthTowne Motors. We look forward to seeing you.

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.

Upgrade on a Budget

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Many of us desire a new vehicle or perhaps you simply are in the market because you need one. No matter the reasoning for it, or whether you want a new or used one, we will have a vehicle to fit your budget. It’s easy to upgrade that old clunker for something more stylish and technology savvy at your friendly Newnan car dealership. Just take a look at the exciting vehicles we have on our sales lot.

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark LS is just the vehicle to get you where you need to go in style. It’s also a great car if you are trying to become more eco-friendly since it gets 30 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. Just a few of the amazing features of this compact car are satellite communications such as OnStar, a tire pressure monitoring system, privacy glass and more. The Chevy Spark comes in a variety of fun colors as well making for customization like nothing else. We have this car for under $15,000.

Everyone knows that Hondas are exceptional quality cars, they’re dependable and they seemingly last forever. If this sounds like a car for you, check out the 2005 Honda Accord LX we have for sale. This beauty has only 114,700 miles on its 2.4L engine and was well-cared for inside and out. Imagine cruising down the road with this sedan and bypassing gas stations with the help of 34 mpg highway. The gray cloth seats have been treated well and the entire vehicle is cleaned and ready to take you where you need to go. At only $10,995, what more can you ask for?

We have lots of fun and exciting cars and trucks to choose from. We even take motorcycles for trade-ins, so we are able to sell these as well. Right now, we have a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle that has only 6,384 miles on it. It is a 6-speed automatic and is in great condition. The detail is beautiful and it is shiny, clean, and ready to go.

Come see the best in cars, trucks, SUVs and more at SouthTowne Motors. When your vehicle needs service, keep our service department in mind.

2014 Chevrolet Sonic at SouthTowne Motors

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Commanding attention, the new 2014 Chevrolet Sonic LT is a vehicle in a class of its own. It is the first in its class to be awarded all five stars for Overall Vehicle Safety from the NHTSA. It is also the first in its class to offer a turbocharged engine which offers up to 40 mpg. With all of these incredible firsts, isn’t it time you saw what else the Sonic has in store? Fairly new on the scene, the Chevy Sonic boasts loads of features and amenities that you are sure to fall in love with. Let’s start from the top.

When you first lay eyes on the Chevy Sonic, you see a sleek and well-planned aero-dynamic hatchback that’s bold and daring. A few of the noteworthy exterior features include a dual-port grille, exposed headlamps, hidden rear door handles and aluminum wheels. Even though you can’t see it, the available turbocharged engine is quite powerful and something to be admired. Along with these exceptional features, this vehicle is spacious and comfortable. Need to take a lot of stuff along with you? There’s almost 50 cu feet of space in this hatchback to tackle that requirement.

As mentioned before, the turbocharged engine that is optional for this vehicle is perfect for both every day driving and weekend road trips. Imagine not having to fill up for almost 500 miles. You could get to a weekend getaway and home again with one tank of gas. Also included in the package is the Hill Start Assist so you never have to feel nervous about rolling backwards again. Stay steady with Sonic.

Along with these exciting features, the Sonic also comes with the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system if desired. This is designed to be used on a 7-inch full-color screen that keeps you up to date and connected to the world you know and love. When you are in park, the car will even allow you to project photos and videos onto the screen from your phone. Enjoy turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth capabilities and SiriusXM radio as well.

See this amazing, eco-friendly vehicle for yourself at SouthTowne Motors today. We have a beautiful automatic transmission model on sale for just $19,315. It also has a stunning fog lamp and wheels package installed for added customization. Make sure to act fast, as it won’t last long! We look forward to seeing you soon at your Newnan Chevy dealer.

May Events in Newnan and Atlanta

The month of May is in full swing and what better way to celebrate this beautiful weather than with an event or two? There are several family-friendly and fun happenings going on around the city of Newnan. There is always something to do or see even if you have to make the short trip to Atlanta in your Newnan Chevrolet. To get you started, here are a few events taking place throughout the month.

Feel like being active and being blasted with color? Join thousands as they participate in Run or Dye, which is coming to Atlanta on May 10. This is a colorful 5K walk/run that is suitable for people of all ages. This year, the race will be held at the Foxhall Resort in Douglasville and the race begins promptly at 9am. Get there early to register and be sure to wear light colors that you don’t mind getting colored. Also be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and towels to sit on in the car on the ride home. This is one race that you won’t want to miss and it’s sure to be lots of fun. There is even an after-race party to mingle with your fellow Run or Dyers.

If you love concerts, you won’t want to miss the Funk Fest happening May 16 and 17. This promises to be a show you won’t forget. Performing artists include Heads of State, Goodie Mob, SWV, Isley Brothers, Monica, and more. Tickets range in price from $55 to $250. This electrifying show will be held at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater and the gates will open at 4pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday.

Many different kinds of people enjoy video games, anime, board games, and cosplaying. This year, join your fellow community on May 23-25 for MomoCon and enjoy a variety of panels, discussions, workshops, performances, and more all weekend. A few of the noteworthy panelists that are attending include Troy Baker, Dante Basco, and Rob Paulsen. After checking out the sessions with these exceptional individuals, hit up the dealer’s room where you can find amazing deals on all the goods you want.

Make sure to keep plenty of sunscreen and water for any outdoor activities. Have a fun and safe May from your friends at SouthTowne Motors.

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A Road Trip Playlist to Suit Every Taste

Summertime means getting away from it all and enjoying the wide open roads. If you are armed with an awesome playlist, you will be ready to hit the road in no time. But you can’t just play any old playlist on an otherwise amazing road trip.

If the drive is long, you will want a playlist with an upbeat song selection. Choose many different genres of music to keep the list interesting. Don’t feel like you have to stick to the songs in your everyday music library, as variety is key for a road trip playlist. Here’s a short list to give you an idea of some great songs to play in your Newnan Cadillac.

No song goes better with windows rolled down and the music playing than the Beach Boys “I Get Around”. Another great tune is “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina & The Waves. This is a fun and upbeat favorite of children and adults alike. Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin” is a song that could get you through the worst of traffic jams so crank it up and have faith. No true road trip is complete until you’ve added Rascal Flatts “Life Is A Highway” to your mix. Another to include is Capital Cities “Safe and Sound,” which will have everyone singing along. Other song suggestions include:

  • Mumford and Sons “I Will Wait”
  • Willie Nelson “On The Road Again”
  • Tom Petty “Runnin’ Down a Dream”
  • Steppenwolf “Born to be Wild”
  • Janis Joplin “Me and Bobby Mcgee”
  • The Proclamiers “500 Miles”
  • Queen “Bohemian Rhaspody”
  • U2 “Beautiful Day”
  • The Wallflowers “One Headlight”
  • Florence & the Machine “Dog Days Are Over”
  • The Eagles “Life in the Fast Lane”
  • Cake “Going the Distance”
  • Animals “We Gotta Get Out of This Place”
  • Ok Go “1000 MPH”
  • Lindsey Buckingham “Holiday Road”
  • Sheryl Crow “Everyday is a Winding Road”
  • Modest Mouse “Float On”
  • The Whit Stripes “Seven Nation Army”
  • The Verve “Bittersweet Symphony”
  • Ray Charles “Hit the Road Jack”
  • Van Morrison “Brown-Eyed Girl”
  • The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations”
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers “Three Little Birds”
  • Tom Petty “Free Fallin’”
  • Indigo Girls “Closer to Fine”
  • Roger Miller “King of the Road”

Wherever you decide to go, have fun with this playlist and make it your own. Enjoy the time spent on the road from your friends at SouthTowne Motors.

Tailgating at a Braves Game

Any time you go to a sports game, whether it is baseball or football, there is always a level of tailgating involved by enthusiastic fans. There’s something magical about setting up your grill and chairs and relaxing with friends and family before a game. The crowd enjoys the camaraderie as well and you can hear everyone talking about their favorite team and even their favorite tailgating burger recipe. Here are a few things from SouthTowne Motors to keep in mind.

If you have never experienced the fun of tailgating at a Brave’s game, then you are missing out. Some of the most exciting moments happen at tailgate parties. But there are a few things you need to keep in mind before you break out the grill and accessories. For starters, tailgating is only allowed in certain parking areas at Turner Field. Furthermore, the use of open flames are only permitted in the grassy area of the Blue Lot only.

The gates open every game day approximately two and a half hours before game time, so be sure to get there ahead of time to claim your space. If you are able and you have a large party attending your tailgating session, it may behoove you to spend a little more for two parking space. This will allow everyone to spread out during the festivities. Another helpful tip is that if you have leftover food before the game begins, put them in plastic or disposable containers. Take these into the park with you and snack at your leisure. Outside food is permitted as long as it is not in glass or metal containers.

One crucial tip is to not slide your hot grill under your car or truck for storage while you are at the game. The heat from the grill can ignite the gas tank and you will be left with a burning mess and a lot of angry tailgaters if it gets out of hand.

Oh, and remember to keep cool if someone badmouths your team — tailgating is supposed to be fun for all attending, regardless of which team they’re going for.

We hope you enjoy the next time you get out there and tailgate with your Newnan Chevy.

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