• Enhanced Smartphone Integration Coming Soon to Spark & Sonic

    1/29/2015 4:21:57 PM - by Amy Riley



    The Chevrolet Sonic and Spark are already pretty clever and well-connected little cars. They both feature the MyLink infotainment system that allows you to pair your phone and send and receive phone calls and text, all hands-free, as well as 4G LTE connectivity that can turn your car into its own Wi-Fi hotspot. The Sonic & Spark also have their own in-dash navigation options available through an OnStar subscription or with the Bringgo phone app. But a lot of smartphone users love their phone’s navigation app and don’t want to switch over to something new. Phone navigation loyalists will be thrilled to hear that later this year, the Chevy Spark and Sonic will offer smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Google Auto apps which will allow them to run apps from their phone right on their dashboard’s touchscreen. This feature is expected to arrive later this year, but in the meantime stop in at Phillips Chevrolet to see all that the Chevy Spark & Sonic have to offer.

  • Chevrolet to Introduce 2016 Equinox at Chicago Auto Show

    1/28/2015 4:17:52 PM - by Amy Riley



    It was recently announced that the 2016 Chevy Equinox will make its debut at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. The new Equinox will have a deeper, wider grille that will make it closely resemble the newer Chevrolet products. There will also be other minor tweaks to keep this hot-selling crossover fresh. President of GM North America, Alan Batey is excited to have the new Equinox debut at this year’s Auto Show. “The Chicago Auto Show attracts a tremendous audience, which makes it the perfect place for us to introduce the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, which is going to help keep the compact crossover segment one of the hottest in the industry.”  Chevrolet is not just stopping here, a third-generation Equinox is expected to be introduced sometime in 2017 with a design that will make the Equinox lighter and allow new engine options. If you can’t wait for the new styles, stop on by Phillips Chevrolet where we have Illinois’ Largest Inventory of new 2015 Chevy Equinox to choose from!

  • Chevy City Express Part of Fast Growing Segment

    1/27/2015 3:57:01 PM - by Amy Riley



    As businesses look for new ways to save money while they transport their merchandise and equipment, the compact van segment has been rapidly growing. 68,436 compact vans were sold in 2014, compared to 2013’s 53,222 – an increase of 64%. The Chevrolet City Express van joined the segment in the last few months and has been a big hit with small business owners. "We are hearing directly from our small business customers that the City Express is helping them deliver a better product and service to their customers," said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president for GM Fleet & Commercial. "The cargo space and fuel economy are the driving forces behind these purchases.” With 20 integrated reinforced cargo mounting points and six exterior roof rack mounting points, as well as a wide variety of available shelving, drawer, and divider packages, the Chevy City Express is highly customizable to meet the particular needs of just about any business. Here at Phillips Chevrolet, we have a dedicated team of Business Elite specialists who understand the needs of business customers – give them a call today to find out how to put the City Express to work for you.

  • Five Chevy Models Named Top Resale Values

    1/26/2015 4:17:16 PM - by Amy Riley



    Every year, the folks at Kelley Blue Book assess and rank the vehicle models expected to best retain their value, and we are pleased to announce that five Chevrolet models have earned their Best Resale Value Award. KBB’s team of market and pricing experts take into account vehicle sales data, market conditions, competition within vehicle segments, and expectations of the future economy to identify which vehicles should depreciate the least when owners decide to sell. The Chevy Silverado and Colorado pickup trucks each topped their segments, as the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, the Corvette Stingray, and Camaro. All of these great vehicles are available right now at Phillips Chevrolet, so stop in today to check out our award-winning lineup!

  • Chevy Trax Earns Five Star Safety Rating

    1/23/2015 4:19:46 PM - by Amy Riley



    The 2015 Chevy Trax joins eight other vehicles in the Chevy lineup in earning a Five Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), further cementing Chevrolet’s position as a safety leader. In fact, no other automotive brand sold in the US has as many Five Star rated models as Chevrolet. Ten standard airbags, a standard rearview camera, and available rear parking assist are among the features that earned the Trax high marks, as well as a body structure that creates a high-strength steel cage around the crossover’s occupants. “The Trax is the perfect example of Chevrolet’s commitment to putting state-of-the-art technology and class-leading safety features where it matters most for the customer,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet.  The Chevy Trax is in stock and available right now at Phillips Chevrolet – stop in and check it out!

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