The 2017 Chevrolet Volt is raking in the awards left and right. Its most recent accolade was a spot on the prestigious Wards 10 Best Engines list. This is the third time that the Volt has earned a spot on this list, and the second year in a row it has done so.
“The Chevy Volt propulsion system wins a spot on the Wards 10 Best Engines list for the second year in a row for three reasons,” said WardsAuto Senior Content Director Drew Winter. “It has a torquey, fun-to-drive personality. It offers impressive electric-only range of 53 miles, and efficient gasoline-powered range whenever you need it for anxiety-free driving. That is flexibility unequaled in the automotive world.”
The Volt currently uses a two-motor drive unit that produces 294 lb-ft of torque. This unit is paired with an 18.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 1.5-liter gasoline Ecotec engine that helps extend range. With this system, the Volt manages to get an impressive 106 MPGe. It has 53 miles of all-electric range and 420 miles of total driving range.
Since the Volt entered the market, drivers of this model have driven an estimated 1.5 billion EV miles, helping save about 58 million gallons of gas. Along with this award-winning powertrain, the Volt also comes standard with Teen Driver Technology, which helps monitor teen drivers’ driving habits, and has available Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Automatic Braking.
To learn more about the 2017 Chevrolet Volt and its award-winning powertrain, stop in to Dan Young GM for a test drive.
Christmas gifts can be hard. You want to get the perfect gift for everyone, but sometimes it’s not that easy. But if you have any car-lovers in your life, we’re here to help! Here are some great Christmas gifts for car lovers.
Don’t underestimate the power of coasters. You can get cool racetrack coasters or you can shop around for coasters of their favorite car. Either way, it’s a great element to add to someone’s home décor that will help them express their love of cars (and save their coffee table from stains).
Who doesn’t love car racing games? Even people who aren’t car enthusiasts can enjoy them. There’s tons of great games out there, whether your car lover is into action and suspense (Fast and the Furious series) or just racing (the Need for Speed series).
If your car lover loves driving their car (and they probably do) then consider getting them a GoPro. They’ll be able to document any fun off-roading trips they go on or any race track laps they take.
If you’re less of a gift-wrap type person and your budget is big, offer to pay for customizations that your car lover has been dying to make on their car. It’ll be a long-lasting gift.
The holidays are just around the corner. After Thanksgiving dinner, there’s probably a couple things on your mind: Black Friday and Christmas. Take a break from the present-shopping to take part in some fun holiday events in Tipton.
Sensitive Santa – December 4th
Santa should be for everyone! That’s why Sensitive Santa is at the Markland Mall. This Santa is for children with special needs and their families. The private photo session makes sure to take into account sensory and physical needs of all kids attending.
Creative Night Out – December 7th
Wanna get creative? At this event, you’ll be able to create a holiday gift that’ll serve as a countdown until the days of Christmas. It’ll tell you how many days you’ll have until Christmas and serve as a cute home décor item!
Breakfast with Santa 2016 – December 17th
Have breakfast with Santa! You can bring the whole family to have breakfast or lunch with the Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. He’ll greet everyone one-on-one, so feel free to take pictures.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Bowling Party – December 17th
Fun for the whole family or fun for friends! Put on your best ugly Christmas sweater and hit the bowling alley for fun and festive bowling.