Cadillac’s ELR

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Cadillac is introducing a new, state-of-the-art coupe which is their version of a hybrid vehicle. If you have always wanted an eco-friendly car with a luxurious style, the wait is over. The new Cadillac ELR is just the ticket to great mileage, a reduced environmental footprint and fantastic flair. This beautifully crafted vessel has an advanced electronic drive system and an onboard generator which has Art and Science balanced perfectly.

As far as the luxury goes with this car, the accents and features are stunning. The aerodynamics of this two-door beauty allow for little resistance while remaining sleek. The design includes jeweled tail-lamps that are engineered to enhance the aerodynamics as well as adding to the look and feel of the car. Even the headlights have been designed to showcase the vertical light-blade technology projected by LEDs. The door handles have also nearly been hidden due to the recessed design giving it a smooth and unbroken appearance. Just touching the inside of the handle opens the door.

The interior of the vehicle is just as lavish with the use of varied materials in every inch of the car. There is a harmonious balance of either Olive Ash or Laurel wood, carbon fiber, premium leather, suede microfiber and satin chrome accents. Auto-heated seats is another useful feature that the ELR will activate when the weather is cold outside. Other technology features include mood-setting lighting, automatic cupholders and a customizable instrument panel.

Of course, the biggest centerpiece to this newly designed work of art is the advanced electric drive system which lets you travel worry-free and with little gasoline. This system gives the ELR the power to regenerate the battery on demand while giving you the power when you need it. The charging time varies from 12.5 hours to 18 hours using a standard 120V supply. You can use a 240V power supply which will fully charge the battery in five hours or less. There are also four different drive modes to provide exactly the type of power you need.

Features such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Safety Alert Seats are just part of what sets this amazing vehicle apart from the rest. This exciting new coupe will be available soon at your Newnan Cadillac dealer.

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.

March Inventory Specials at Southtowne Motors

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March is a wonderful time to begin looking for a new car. There are several new options arriving daily at your Newnan car dealership. We even have some of the newest 2015 models to choose from. Here are just a few of the great options available to you.

Check out the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LT. This beautiful SUV is driven by a 5.3L V8 engine that is coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard features that come with this vehicle include a wide range of convenience and safety items. Just a few of these are speed-proportional power steering, dusk sensing headlights, heated seats, OnStar directions and communications, and a built-in compass. You can also add more options to this vehicle such as the Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package or the Luxury Package. The price of this vehicle with standard options is just $58,980.

The next new family vehicle you might be interested in is the 2015 GMC Yukon SLT. This well-styled SUV also has a load of great standard features such as power retractable mirrors, auto-dimming mirrors, rear air conditioning, signal mirrors and stability control with anti-roll. Some of the packages you can add are the Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package, Aluminum Wheels and Power Second Row Bucket Seats. This amazing, stylish and tech savvy car is $61,640.

One of the most anticipated trucks of the year is finally here. We know you can’t wait to test drive the 2015 Chevolet Silverado 3500HD. This truck has a crew cab so you can haul not only your tools for work, but your crew, too. This powerful truck is powered by a massive 6.6L V8 diesel engine. If you so desire, you can upgrade the engine to the Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 which will also give you a dual heavy-duty 70 amp batter and more. There is a video monitor in the front, power one-touch windows, trailer hitch, traction control and more. The base price of this model is $47,370.

When you want the best, you have to come visit the best at SouthTowne Motors. We are ready to assist you in any endeavor you desire. From new to used sales, or service and parts assistance, we are willing and ready to help you.

March Events in Newnan

The month of March begins the warmer months and hope for a fresh start. There’s something about the feel in the air that brings a smile to the face and gets us all ready to head outside. If you are one of the many who have been feeling the itch to get out and be more active, check out these events near you. There are several activities around that are sure to cure your winter blues or cabin fever.

Twice this month, Pickin’ on the Square will be held at Newnan’s Historic Courthouse. They invite everyone from all around to join them in playing music and just enjoying the company of fellow musicians. No matter what genre you play or what level you are, join them for some rockin’ good times. The two days this month are March 1 and March 15from 11am until they feel like packing up.

The epic tale of Faust will be performed at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center for four days in March. This is a French play that retells how the elderly scholar sold his soul for the chance to seduce the attractive Marguerite. The struggle between good and evil ensues and leaves you wondering how it ends. The dates for the play are March 8, 11, 14, and 16. Check the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center website for more information.

If you are in the mood for some moving musical talents, we invite you to catch the concert of Ellie Goulding on March 20. This inspiring young woman has sold over 3 million albums worldwide and her hit single “Lights” peaked at the number two spot on the Billboard Hot 100 list. She continues to dazzle the audience with her piercing vibrato voice and breathy tones. Don’t miss this amazing performance.

The Spring Art Walk is going to take place on March 21 from 5pm until 9pm. Dozens of stores lining the downtown area will be open late so you can stroll through and view items from local artists. There will also be demonstrations and exhibits and it is completely free to attend. Grab your friends and family, pile into your Newnan Buick and have an exceptional night.

Before you head out to any of these fantastic events, make sure your vehicle is in top-notch condition. Stop by SouthTowne Motors for any service, sales or parts to make your ride an enjoyable one.

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A Trip to Chattanooga

Walnut St. Bridge

Walnut St. Bridge, Chattanooga – Photo by rjones0856 (Flickr Creative Commons)

There are lots of quick weekend getaways close to your Newnan car dealership. If you are looking for something fun, family-friendly, and educational, take a trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee. This city is the fourth largest city in the state of Tennessee.

Some of their top attractions include the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain and Rock City. If you have never seen these attractions, you have no idea what you are missing out on.

The Tennessee Aquarium holds over 10,000 animals and an educational center. Discover various fish species, shark, aquatic mammals, and lots more. There is also an IMAX 3D movie theater that is six stories tall. This aquarium was rated a FamilyFun Top 10 attraction in 2013. Tickets are $24.95 for adults and $14.95 for children between the ages of three and twelve.

Rock City is one of the most amazing and fascinating attractions around. It is part of Lookout Mountain which is just a few miles from Chattanooga city center. Massive rock formations overlook the surrounding area. At the top of the overlook, you can see the famous “See 7 States” in a stunning panoramic view. The states you can see are Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, South Carolina and Virginia. Tickets for this amazing and one-of-a-kind attraction are just $19.95 for adults and $11.95 for children between three and twelve.

A hidden treasure in Chattanooga sits on an 80-foot bluff which overlooks the Tennessee River. The Hunter Museum of American Art offers a collection so exceptional that it is considered some of America’s finest. There are paintings, sculptures, furniture and lots more that the entire family is sure to enjoy. Some of the artists on display here are Andy Warhol, Thomas Cole, Robert Henri and Helen Frankenthaler. Tickets are just $9.95 per adult and $4.95 per child age three to seventeen.

One last stunning attraction is the Raccoon Mountain Caverns. This is the state’s highest rated cave site and you can pan gemstones, tour the area and even camp out here. Tickets are just $14.95 per adult and $6.95 per child ages five to twelve. If you are looking for a trip that leaves everyone spellbound, Chattanooga is it. Load up the SouthTowne Chevrolet and have fun.

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Revved Up for Healthy Snacks


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Eating healthy for every meal and the in-between snacks isn’t always easy when you are at home, so keeping it healthy on your upcoming road trip could be viewed as an even bigger challenge, especially when fast food restaurants and gas stations line the access roads of every exit. Don’t worry though, there are ways around poor snacking on the road!

Planning what you are going to eat in advance is the most important thing to help make healthy-eating road-tripping easier. While you are doing laundry, typing up your itinerary, and packing up the clothes for your trip, add a quick stop at the grocery store to your to-do list. Southtowne Motors, your Newnan car dealership, has these snacking tips for you.

Snack-sized Ziploc bags:

These easy to open and close bags are great to portion out some fruits and veggies. Fill the bags to the top with baby carrots, maybe some cherry tomatoes, and some grapes.

Pick up a few packages of string cheese. Kraft makes a great stick, or there are Weight Watchers 1% milk, Colby Jack string cheese sticks that are only two points a stick. They are easy to eat while in the car and they help match your dairy intake.

And, of course, don’t forget an apple. Like they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. I haven’t heard any sayings about the dollar menu at the hamburger joints keeping doctors away.

Sandwich-sized Ziploc bags:

These bags are great for keeping your food in the bag and not on the floor mats. You can’t zip up a bag of Doritos! These are a great size bag for your dry foods. Fill them up with granola, or dried bananas and apricots. One of the newest healthy snacks out on the market is Veggie Sticks, 38 sticks per serving and they fill you up! Now, you just have to decide between zesty ranch or sea salt!

It is always great to have fruits and vegetables close by but if you aren’t bringing a cooler or cool pack with you on your trip then it is nice to have healthy treats that will withstand any temperature.

Quart-sized Ziploc bags:

These are perfect for housing the plain, unbuttered popcorn that you can pop before you start the car for the trip. Let the popcorn cool for a few minutes after you’ve popped the bag so the kernels don’t burn through the Ziploc bag. I won’t confirm or deny that I know that from experience!

Already bagged:

Prepackaged almonds are great. They provide tons of protein that will make you full. This will lessen the need to pull over for a quick, unhealthy bite.

Granola bars and fiber one bars are famous for giving you enough of the good carbs, and enough of the good sugar to spike your energy and keep you alert while driving.

Don’t take the easier route towards sugary drinks and greasy foods, healthy foods and lots of water give you the energy you’ll need to take in all the sites on the scenic route. It will be worth it, you’ll see! Let us know what other healthy snacks you pick up along way.

Come see us at Southtowne Motors if you’re looking for a new or used vehicle in Newnan, Georgia!

GMC Tax Deduction

It’s time to start thinking of what you need for your small business next year. If one of the biggest items on your list is a new vehicle fleet for your company, look no further than SouthTowne Motors in Newnan. Right now, the Federal Government is offering up to $500,000 tax deduction for your small business on select vehicles through the end of the year. What better time to take advantage of some great deductions while expanding your workforce fleet? Here are some of the vehicles you can choose from and their limits.

You can earn up to $11,600 per vehicle on any eligible Buick Encore, LaCrosse, Regal, Verano or GMC Terrain vehicle. There are other vehicle options as well such as a range of Cadillac and Chevrolet sedans including the Impala, Volt, CTS and Camaro. The new Chevrolet Impala has been completely redesigned in an effort to steer away from the predictable feel the car once gave. It has a bold new feel and has a lot of great new standard features including programmable power door locks and halogen headlamps.

Earn up to $25,000 per vehicle on any Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Savana Passenger 1500, short box Sierra, Yukon or Yukon XL vehicle. Other options in this category include the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe, and Chevy Traverse. If you are in need of a vehicle that will give you great towing capabilities every time, you want to check out the Tahoe. This amazing full-sized SUV has trailering equipment for heavy lifting as well as luxury comforts such as tri-zone climate control and Bluetooth capabilities.

Get back the largest tax deduction of up to $500,000 when you purchase any GMC Savana Cargo, Savana Cutaway, Savana Passenger 2500 or 3500, standard and long box Sierra or Sierra Chassis Cab vehicle. The Savana Cargo van features driver-side cargo doors, side access storage bins and power windows and door locks. It has rear doors that swing out for easy access and an oil life monitoring system. This is the perfect van for your small business fleet needs.

For additional information, visit or see your Newnan GMC and Buick dealer. Remember, this offer expires December 31, 2013 so get these deals before they are gone. Happy Holidays from your friends at SouthTowne.

Car Care Tips for Fall

Keeping your car in top-notch condition is something we all strive to do. We are not all mechanics, but there are still some tips and tricks you can do yourself to help keep your ride ready for the cooler months ahead.

Change your wiper blades. This is a simple and affordable way to prepare for the rainy autumn months and they are easy to install. Windshield wiper solvents and weather break them down. Having a fresh set of wiper blades keeps them ready for heavy rain or snow. Make sure you check your car’s manual for the appropriate size.

Check the spare tire. You never know when you might be caught with a flat. No one wants to be out in the cold longer than they have to be, especially in an emergency situation. Make sure the tire is at proper pressure and that you can get to it without hassle. If you own a truck, the spare might be under the vehicle attached by a cable. Check this cable to see that it works properly.

Check and top off all of your fluids. This should be done on a regular basis anyway. But if you only check them occasionally, be sure all of your fluids are where they should be. Check the antifreeze, brake fluid, power steering, oil and windshield wiper fluids. The most important one to check is your antifreeze since it is imperative for colder weather.

Air filters need replacing at least twice a year as a general rule of thumb. Having a dirty air filter not only effects the quality of air you breathe in, it can cause your fuel economy and performance to decrease. It will also deteriorate your emissions until the filter is replaced.

Be sure all of your lights and battery terminals are in working order. If you notice any loose cables or corrosion, gently brush the wires with the appropriate brush and reconnect the wires. If you notice any lights are burned out or not working, replace the bulbs. Most will be fairly inexpensive with the exception of the headlight bulbs.

All of these things can be done with minimal knowledge and simple tools. If you are ever in doubt, bring your car in to the helpful staff at SouthTowne Motors. We will get you ready and back on the road in no time.

Ownership on a Budget

The friendly staff over at SouthTowne Motors understands the need for a dependable vehicle without the large price tag. Not everyone can afford a brand new car. Thankfully, there are a lot of great deals on our sales lot. We have dozens that are under $15,000. To give you an idea of what you can come and test drive, here are a few of the options we have available right now.

We have a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo that has under 21,000 miles on the odometer. It is powered by a 1.6L i4 DOHC engine that gets 108 horsepower. A few of the features this beautiful red 4 door car has are a tilt steering wheel, passenger airbag, and daytime running lights. This sedan gets great mileage with 27 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. This great car is just $12,995. We also have a 2008 year model of the Aveo 5 LS with under 70,000 miles for just $7,995.

Want something newer without the high price? Check out the 2013 Chevy Spark 2LT we have for only $14,995. This cozy hatchback gets amazing gas mileage at 32 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. With just over 6,000 miles on the 1.2L I4 engine, this car is a steal. A few of the standard features this car has are Bluetooth capability, remote power door locks, heated front seats, and front video monitor location. For the sporty consumers, this car also has a rear spoiler and tinted windows.

Need something with a little more power? We have a great 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 for $8,995. This family-styled sedan does have a 2.5L 5 cylinder engine but is great for rides with family and friends. It rides smooth and has only 103,800 miles. This car looks great and runs even better. Don’t hesitate to drive any of the cars on our specials lot. We have more coming in every day so take a look for yourself.

Here at your Newnan car dealer, we strive to provide you with the best in cars and service. No matter your needs, from sales to parts or service, we will do our best to send you out the door with nothing but satisfaction. Give us the chance to show you how superior our car dealership is.

September Features

There is always a deal at SouthTowne Motors in Newnan. Every day we have several featured vehicles to choose from. Whether you are looking for something new or used, car or truck, we have it all. Take a look at these exciting vehicles we have right now on our specials lot.

Looking for a classic? Right now, we have a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS on special for only $64,900. This beauty is in great shape and has under 50,000 miles on it. It features an 8 cylinder 396CI engine coupled with a manual 4-speed transmission. This highly sought-after coupe boasts a leather interior, manual windows and loads of other features. This will go fast, so hurry in today to take a look or even take it for a spin.

There is also a 2013 Buick Regal hybrid on our sales lot which is a great eco-friendly family car with plenty of style and class. It’s driven by a 2.4L 4 cylinder engine with an electric motor coupled to an automatic 6-speed transmission. It receives 25 mpg city and an impressive 36 mpg highway. This fabulous car has loads of convenience features such as one-touch power windows, heated mirrors, heated driver and passenger seat, leather interior and privacy glass. Roll out in style for only $27,803.

If you have ever dreamed of owning a real luxury vehicle, check out the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 we have on our lot for just $24,995. This extravagant sedan comes with a 3.0L V6 engine and has only 37,000 miles on it. The list of features on this beauty include power heated mirrors, a sunroof, speed-proportional power steering, heated windshield washer jets, signal mirrors and more.

Are you a thrill seeker? We also have other types of motorized vehicles ready for purchase, such as a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle on our sales lot for just $11,995. It has an automatic 6-speed transmission and only 6,384 miles on it. It has two comfortable seats for you and a friend and side storage bags. This bike is in excellent condition for its year. Come in today to see it for yourself.

Here at SouthTowne, we have cars, trucks and SUVs for every need. Come on down and check us out. We are just south of Atlanta.