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.

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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.

Tailgate in Style

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Tailgating is a time-honored American pastime at this point. Load up your toughest and roomiest vehicle, usually a truck or SUV, with all the makings of a party, head out to the parking lot at the stadium ahead of a big game, and celebrate the sport and spectacle with family, friends, and fellow fans.

Sound like a good time? Of course it is. Need a tailgate vehicle of your own? Want to be the one who makes the party happen? Of course you do.

Do it in style with one of these great vehicles from SouthTowne Motors:

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition

If you’re looking for that ultimate tailgating vehicle, the 2016 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition is right up there with the best.

Featuring an extended cab on a long box 4-wheel drive, the Colorado Z71 Trail Boss has all the comforts and features to make your tailgate party great.

The audio system is of special note here. Featuring Apple CarPlay capability, an aux jack, Bose Premium 7-Speaker System, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, the truck is ready to blast whatever tunes you want for whatever party you want to throw.

Of course the long truck bed is nice for toting all the gear you’ll need and for setting up a surface for serving your guests.

2016 GMC Yukon SLE

On the other hand, you could go with the GMC Yukon SLE, which can store just as much as a truck for tailgating, but that also offers more seating when it’s not game day.

With seating for up to 7 adults, the GMC is great for hauling your crew around. Even if you’re not the one hosting the tailgate party, you’ll still be the hero that can transport most of the attendees there!

Head to an Atlanta Falcon’s Game in Your New Truck

After you get your new truck, it’s time to give it a spin. Why not debut it at an Atlanta Falcon’s game by throwing a tailgate party for your family and friends?

Here are the games that the Falcons still have to play this season. Home games are in bold.

  • Nov 3 at Buccaneers
  • Nov 13 at Eagles
  • Nov 27 vs Cardinals
  • Dec 4 vs Chiefs
  • Dec 11 at Rams
  • Dec 18 vs 49ers
  • Dec 24 at Panthers
  • Jan 1 vs Saints

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Come test drive your next tailgating truck at SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, Georgia. SouthTowne Motors offers auto sales, service, parts, and accessories. Stop in and shop or schedule service for your car, truck, or SUV today!

Sweetwater Creek State Park

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If you are looking for something to do, take a road trip to Sweetwater Creek State Park. This park offers tons of activities and allows you to reserve a conference room, your choice of eight picnic shelter and a group shelter. The conference room or the group shelter is perfect for a workplace meeting or gathering.

Jr. Ranger Camp – Level II (Fox Badge)

On Monday, August 3, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the park will host a day camp for Rangers aged 6 to 12 years who already have their deer badge and want to move up to the fox badge. Activities include various history and nature related events, a hike to the five-story New Manchester Mill Ruins, a pedal boat program, a green building tour, a reptile show and arts and crafts. The cost is $25 and includes the Junior Ranger book and the fox patch. Lunch is not included. For more information call (770) 732-5871.

Sweetwater Creek by Kayak

On Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., enjoy a two-hour paddle through Sweetwater Creek. You’ll be in a tandem kayak. You’ll also take a short hike to the mill ruins so you can see that and whitewater rapids. This event is for those 18 years and older and you must be able to swim. Teens from 12 years through 17 years are also welcome as long as they can swim and have a parent with them. Admission is $25 plus $5 for parking. The kayak, personal flotation device and paddle are included.

Candlelight Hike to the Mill

On Saturday, October 17, November 21 and December 12, 2015, take a mile-ling guided night hike to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester. The October and November time are from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and the December time is from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The trail runs alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Admission is $5 plus $5 parking. The park will provide candle lanterns. Ages 7 and older; and no dogs are permitted. Register and meet at the Interpretive Center. For more information call (770) 732-5871.

The park is located at 1750 Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia Springs, Georgia, 30122.

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Be sure to stop by SouthTowne Motors to have your vehicle checked for a road trip, have it serviced or to test drive a new vehicle to take to the park.

S’more Recipes

Everyone loves the classic S’mores campfire treat. There’s something about the warm, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate sandwiched between two toasty graham crackers that leaves you feeling nostalgic. If you feel you’ve outgrown the classic S’mores, why not try a twist on the recipe? Your Newnan car dealer has a few for you to try.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lovers S’mores

Using creamy peanut butter, spread 1 tablespoon onto a thin Nabisco Chocolate wafer. It’s better to use the peanut butter at room temperature so it’s easiest to work with. Roast a jumbo marshmallow over the campfire until golden brown and slide it onto your peanut buttered wafer. Top with second wafer and smoosh together gently.

We all have been there before. Finally getting to the campsite, unloading and going to get the campfire started, but then the weather kicks up and it starts to rain. Have no fear, you can still enjoy a delicious s’mores treat mason jar style if you’re traveling with your RV. Just follow this easy recipe for a family of four.

Mason Jar S’mores

  • 4 tablespoons graham crackers crumbs
  • 1 pack of 4 chocolate puddings
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Four small 4 ounce mason jars

In each mason jar, add one tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs. Open chocolate pudding cups and add contents to the jars. Top the pudding with marshmallow fluff making sure to cover the pudding with enough to reach the top. Using your RV’s oven, do a quick broil so your marshmallow fluff starts to turn brown. Have the kids pick out their favorite movie, sit down and enjoy your s’mores in a jar together as a family.

Salted Carmel Bacon S’mores

  • Graham crackers
  • Bacon
  • Jumbo marshmallows
  • Carmel ghirardelli squares

Over a campfire in a skillet, cook your bacon until its extra crispy. Lay them on paper towels to let the grease run off. Now roast your marshmallow to your liking. Once finished, open a ghirardelli caramel square and place on a graham cracker. Add the crispy bacon and now you’re ready for the marshmallow. Slide it onto the graham cracker and gently press it all together. Now you’re ready to tantalize your taste buds with a sweet and salty combination that will have you cooking another one in moments.

We hope you enjoy these tasty versions from your friends at SouthTowne Motors.

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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.

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

With the arrival of spring and summer fun not far behind, planning a trip to enjoy the great outdoors is on the minds of many who are ready for a breath of fresh air. There is a long list of national parks across the US and in Georgia alone to visit, but if you’re looking for an outing close to home, make a reservation at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park located about 33 minutes from Newnan.

At SouthTowne, let us help you find the perfect ride for your visit to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Choose from our inventory of Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, and Cadillac pre-owned and certified pre-owned models and travel in comfort and style.

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

The nearly 3000-acre park is one of the largest with the majority of the acreage remaining in a natural state. Visitors can enjoy six miles along tree-lined trails for up-close, but careful, wildlife observations, hiking, bird watching, and photographing natural habitats.

The park resides along five miles of the Chattahoochee River and if water activities are your favorite pastime, you’ll have plenty to do including fishing, canoeing and paddling. Bring your boat and use the convenient ramp for a leisurely ride along the river or rent a kayak or canoe for a scenic experience.

You can also take advantage of scheduled activities throughout the year such as guided hikes. On these outings, you’ll learn about native snakes, plants and birds of prey from park experts.

Chattahoochee Bend State Park offers plenty of campsites for including RV, tent only, tent walk-in campsites. For the adventurous, there’s backcountry and paddle-in sites, primitive campsites, screened in Adirondack group camping, and riverside platform sites.The park also has a picnic shelter you can reserve, a playground, and a gift shop.

The park is a perfect destination for a day trip to observe and explore the beauty of southwest Georgia. If your plans include an overnight stay, choose from a variety of lodgings near the park that include choices from local hotels and motels.

Additional points of interest near Newnan to consider on your itinerary include McIntosh Reserve Park for horseback riding and a self-guided tour of Dunaway Gardens originally opened in 1934.

Contact us at SouthTowne and let us get you road-ready for your next adventure.

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Luxury Preowned Vehicles at Southtowne Motors

The Cadillac CTS Premium

When you’re looking for a luxury sport sedan, no vehicle turns heads on the street more than the Cadillac CTS Premium. This Cadillac sedan was designed for drivers who don’t want to do without a single luxury, and they don’t have to, because the 2011 Cadillac CTS Premium is stocked with five-star features inside and out. From the sleek exterior featuring that prominent Cadillac grille to the remote engine starter, multi-function trunk remote, extensive safety features, navigation system and rear glass sunroof, you’ll never find yourself asking for more.

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2011 Buick Enclave 1XL

When you’re looking for a vehicle that will fit your entire family, but don’t want to give up luxury, you’ll love the 2011 Buick Enclave 1XL. Enjoy the luxuries of interior heated leather seats, third-row seating, Xenon headlights, power heated mirrors, a multi-function remote starter and all of the technical frills you can imagine. With four-wheel ABS brakes, front fog lights, stability control and first, second and third-row airbags, you can rest assured that your Buick Enclave 1XL is designed to keep your family safe.

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2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

Already have your practical, family vehicle in the garage? You simply won’t be able to look beyond this 2013 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport. From the long and low design that makes this world-class Corvette look like its in motion even when it’s not. The rear spoiler, coupled with an all black exterior, privacy glass and all-black wheels will turn heads wherever you drive. And when it comes to the interior of your new Corvette, you’ll love the sport seats, compass, tachometer, spacious center console and multi-function remote. If you can dream it, your 2013 Corvette Grand Sport probably has it.

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All of These Vehicles at SouthTowne Motors

All three of these world-class vehicles are right here on our lot at your local Atlanta car dealer — SouthTowne Motors. We’re your home for all of the finest new and certified preowned cars in Atlanta, so stop in and browse our huge selection today.