Raising Spirits and Sharing Hope with United Way

Listen up, Chevrolet fans! You still have time to join us in sharing hope with friends and raising money for United Way. It’s simple! Check out Chevrolet’s holiday video and share it with friends! For every share on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube through December, 31, 2014, Chevrolet will contribute $1 to United Way up to a grand total of $500,000.

We’re proud of Chevrolet’s commitment to building better communities and we hope you’ll join us in raising money for United Way this holiday season. We’d also love for you to come see us! Our team at Coleman Chevrolet has a large selection of new cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as many great used and certified used vehicles to choose from. We are conveniently located at 510 Addison St. in New Boston, TX, and if you are in the Texarkana area, we’re only a short 20 minute drive away.

Fun in the Sun Even After Summer Ends

Have you ever built a sand castle? At some point in our youth, we can remember packing the mold to the brim to create a sandy masterpiece. The molds always came in various shapes and sizes. Well, Chevy decided to do it big at the U.S. Sand Sculpting Championship. Check out this full-sized sand 2015 Chevrolet Colorado!

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Coleman Chevrolet is your local Chevrolet dealership. We have a large selection of new 2014 and 2015 cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as many great used and certified used vehicles to choose from. Are you needing a service? Visit our website and schedule a service or check out for our convenient pickup and delivery service for those of you on the go! Make sure to stop, we would love to meet you! We are conveniently located at 510 Addison St. in New Boston, TX. Also, if you are in the Texarkana area, we are only a short 20-minute drive away!

Chevrolet Brings Back the Midsized Colorado

2015 Chevy ColoradoNot only is Chevrolet bringing back the Colorado, but it is coming back with a bang! So far, even before the official release, dealer orders have already exceeded the original projections.

The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado will hit dealer showrooms with class-leading numbers in fuel economy and segment-best payload ratings. The new midsize will be powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque.

Trucks equipped with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 2WD and 6-spd automatic transmission will get an EPA-estimated 20mpg city and 27mpg highway for a combined 21 mpg, making the Colorado the segment-leading highway fuel efficiency and segment–leading power for a four-cylinder with automatic transmission. If you opt for the 4WD you can expect to get 19/25/21 mpg ratings.

Colorado fuel economy

Engine Transmission Drive EPA Fuel Economy Estimates
City Combined Highway

200-hp 2.5L I-4 with direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing

6-speed automatic 2wd 20 22 27
4×4 19 21 25
6-Speed manual 2wd 19 22 26

 

“Offering segment-leading four-cylinder fuel economy is yet another item to add to the Chevrolet Colorado’s long list of segment leads,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “It shows once again how the midsize segment can benefit from a fresh competitor offering the latest technologies.”

Chevrolet began shipping the all-new 2015 Colorado to dealers just in the past week, but don’t miss your opportunity to be one of the first to own this class-leading midsized pickup truck. If you’re interested in getting your name on one, make sure to come in to Coleman Chevrolet, the Chevrolet dealer for Texarkana and the surrounding area. We can pre-order your 2015 Chevrolet Colorado or we also have a large selection of new and used Chevy cars, trucks and SUVs to choose from. Be sure to LIKE US on Facebook and FOLLOW US on Twitter for all the latest news and information from Chevrolet.

Look for This Name Plate

Sound familiar? This is the slogan for the very first Chevrolet bowtie ad found in the Washington Post, dated October 2, 1913. For over one hundred years now, people all over the world have been looking for the iconic Chevrolet bowtie emblem when searching for the perfect car, truck or SUV.

Chevy Emblem HistoryHistories and mysteries behind the Chevrolet bowtie

In 2012, Chevrolet celebrated their centennial anniversary and for as long as the company has been around there have been stories/myths about the origins of the iconic bowtie marquee. Stories that include French wallpaper, stealing other company logos, even so far as to say it’s a take on the Swiss Flag, but which is true? We may never truly know the origins of the bowtie, but let’s take a look at the theories and you decide which one you think is more likely.

Theory one: Inspired by a wallpaper in a Parisian hotel  

The first and most notable theory is one from the mouth of company cofounder William C. Durant. In 1961, when Chevrolet celebrated their 50th anniversary the company released an official publication in regards to the creation of the logo, it read:

“It originated in Durant’s imagination when, as a world traveler in 1908, he saw the pattern marching off into infinity as a design on wallpaper in a French hotel. He tore off a piece of the wallpaper and kept it to show friends, with the thought that it would make a good nameplate for a car.”

Since then, many more plausible stories have emerged with two originating from within the Durant family itself.

Theory two: Dinner-table sketch

My Father, a book written in 1929 by Durant’s daughter, Margery conveys a different version of the bowtie origin.

“As in the case of the Buick, my father drew name-plates on pieces of paper at the dinner table. I think it was between the soup and the fried chicken one night that he sketched out the design that is used on the Chevrolet car to this day.”

Chevy Emblem HistoryTheory three: Something borrowed?

This theory is based off of a 13-year-old interview with Durant’s widow, Catherine. She claims that in 1912, when she and her husband were on vacation in Hot Springs, Virginia, while reading the newspaper in their hotel room Durant spotted a design and exclaimed, “I think this would be a very good emblem for the Chevrolet.” Although Catherine never clarified what the ad was, rumor has it that it was an ad that the Southern Compressed Coal Company had placed for their product “Coalettes,” a refined fuel product for fires. Check out the “Coalettes” ad to the right, what do you think?

Theory four: The logo is Durant’s take on the Swiss flag

The final theory is that the design is Durant’s stylized version of the cross of the Swiss flag. In 1878, Louis Chevrolet was born in Switzerland at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton of Neuchatel, to French parents. Seems legitimate that you would stylize the founder of the companies’ birth country’s symbol.

Four different stories and we may never know which one is the truth behind the Chevrolet logo. Whatever the case may be, the logo has been going strong for 100 plus years.

Today’s Bowtie

Over the course of time the logo has had its fair share of facelifts, keeping with the same slanted bowtie all that’s changed has been the coloring of the design. Today the gold logo conveys the message of style, speed, economy, power and easy riding that Chevrolet customers have come to expect.

You can expect the same gold standard today when you purchase your next Chevrolet from Coleman Chevrolet. We have a large selection of new, used and certified used cars, trucks and SUVs to choose from. We also have state of the art service facilities for your GM repair and recall needs. When looking for your next Chevrolet dealer, look no further than the dealership that holds true to the gold standard that Chevrolet has been conveying for over 100 years.

Chevy Emblem History

American Billionaire Stays True to His American Roots

General Motors is proud to have well known Warren Buffett is a major investor. Buffett is also known for his involvement in other top brands like Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs. This month, Buffett expressed his utmost interest and loyalty to the Detroit three and Cadillac.

In July, rumors began spreading that Buffett was abandoning the American auto industry after he was photographed in a Subaru Outback. However, Buffet himself quickly dismissed these rumors when he told Forbes magazine that he was merely waiting in a courtesy car.

Warren Buffett GM CadillacPrior to the rumors, Buffett had upgraded his 2006 Cadillac DTS to a new XTS after having a meeting with General Motors CEO, Mary Barra. Barra had traveled to Omaha, NE to have a meeting with Buffett after it was disclosed in May that Buffett’s company, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, had cut their stakes in GM by 25% reducing the total number to just 30 million shares. After their meeting, Buffett raved about the GM CEO, telling Forbes that, “She’s the person to do it.” Within a few weeks of their meeting, Buffett was behind the wheel of a brand new Cadillac XTS, even among the recall crisis that GM is facing.

It is no surprise to see faith being put into General Motors. For top of the line GM customer service, whether you wish to buy a new car or have your current GM serviced, visit Coleman Chevrolet in New, Boston, TX. Our friendly, knowledgeable service team can help with all your GM recall, repairs or maintenance needs. If you are interested getting behind the wheel of a new Chevy, we have a large selection of 2015’s and 2014’s Chevrolet models to choose from as well as a great selection of used and certified used cars, trucks and SUVs.

The All-New 2015 Corvette ZO6

Some of you may remember a few months ago at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show the introduction of the all-new 2015 Corvette ZO6. In case you missed it, the buzz around this all-new Corvette was about the power packed under the hood. And in fact the 2015 ZO6 is the most powerful production car that General Motors has ever produced. What kind of power are we talking about? This American made supercar will be one of just a few production cars available that are capable of producing more than 600 horsepower and has actually been SAE-certified to produce an astonishing 650 hp and an equally impressive 650 pound-feet of torque.

You may be trying to run the numbers in your head to figure out just who can compare to this beast, and just to give you an idea of the magnitude of power this ZO6 is packing it is only bested by the following foreign supercars: the Ferrari LaFerrari, the Lamborghini Aventador, the McLaren P1, the Ferrari FF and the Porsche 918 Spyder. Not a bad crowd to be running with.

Keep an eye out for the 2015 Corvette ZO6 to hit showroom floors beginning early next year. In the mean time you can come by Coleman Motors and pre-order yours today, or if you just can’t wait take the precursor to the 2015 ZO6, the 2014 Corvette Stingray out for a test drive. We look forward to meeting you, so come by Coleman Motors in New Boston TX and let us help you get your hands on the power that you deserve.

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala four-cylinder now comes with standard stop-start feature

It’s new and it’s here – the new 2015 Chevrolet Impala with the stop-start feature on all base models.

2015 Chevrolet impala

For the first time the new 2015 Impala with the 2.5-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine will come with the new stop-start technology feature. This new stop-start technology is credited for the improvement of the vehicle’s city fuel economy by nearly 5 percent, or one mile per gallon, giving the Impala an EPA estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway/25 mpg combined.

What is the Stop-Start technology?

The Stop-Start technology is an addition to the 2015 Impala, Chevrolet’s second vehicle to feature the new technology, which allows the engine to shut down in certain conditions to reduce fuel consumption. The engineers developed the Stop-Start technology based off of the experiences with the GM eAssist system and the accompanying algorithms that allow engines to engage and disengage subtly.

How does Stop-Start Work?

The software works by calculating the speed at which the car is traveling and prevents the system from engaging if the car has not reached a speed of six miles per hour, good news for those of you who feel like you live in constant traffic jams. It can also initiate the starter even if the engine has not come to a full stop, quickening the reaction time for instances which Chevrolet refers to as “change-of-mind events. These “change-of-mind events” were a challenge for the engineers working on the Stop-Start feature, in these instances a driver will begin to stop, but then change their mind and quickly accelerate. The algorithms of the Start-Stop have been designed to handle these situations and adapt the system so the starter can fire even if the engine did not fully shut off.  The system also takes into consideration the cabin temperature, humidity, battery charger as well as other factors when calculating whether the engine should come to a stop or not.

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala will be appearing on showroom floors this summer and to get ahead of the game come in to Coleman Motors and reserve your 2015 Impala today. Whether your interest has been piqued by the Stop-Start function of the new Impala or maybe you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, Coleman Motors has a large selection of new, used and certified used cars, trucks and SUV’s for you to choose from. If you are in the Texarkana area, come by Coleman Motors conveniently located at 510 Addison St in New Boston, TX and let us help you find the perfect vehicle.