The First-Ever Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback is Coming!

Chevrolet is pleased to announce the latest addition to its already incredible lineup: the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback!

UPDATE: new video from Chevrolet on the Cruze Hatchback above.

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This first-ever Cruze Hatch now shares your affinity for adventure with generous cargo space, sleek curves and sporty accents. Need more cargo space? Put down the second row of seats for 47.2 cubic ft. for whatever fuels your passions.

mm_gal_item_c2_2.img_resize.img_stage._1.jpgTake the scenic route with this hatchback: it comes with a standard 1.4L engine offers up to 38 MPG highway with 153 horsepower. In addition, get the best in tech with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, through the standard Chevrolet MyLink Display. Stay connected with available built-in 4G LTD Wi-Fi and connect up to seven devices for a more powerful connection than your smartphone.

mm_gal_item_c2_3.img_resize.img_stage._1.jpgStay safe in the Cruze Hatchback with available Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Available Forward Collision Alert. Are you a parent of a young driver? The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is also available with the Teen Driver technology that provides driving statistics to coach your new driver so you can relax and let everyone enjoy the drive.

View this amazing new addition online, or call us today at 1 (877) 338-3277!

Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC
12421 Auto Drive
Clarksville, MD 21029
Phone: (877)840-7541
Email: Contact Us

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Opening Soon: Dedicated Pre-Owned Car Building!

We’ve asked our customers what they wanted, and we listened: we are excited to announce that we are opening a new building exclusively for our pre-owned car department!

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If a new vehicle isn’t in your budget or you just want to change things up, you’ll be happy to know that Win Kelly has lots of quality pre-owned choices at your disposal. Buying a used vehicle at a dealership like Win Kelly ensures that the vehicle meets a higher mechanical, detailing, and appearance standards than other third parties. You can also test drive as many vehicles as you want until yo12253713261x400.jpgu find the vehicle that’s perfect for you!
Located next to our main showroom, our new, spacious facility provides plenty of room to browse both indoors and outside for the perfect vehicle for you. We will be revealing more details regarding the official opening in the upcoming weeks. We hope you will stop by and check it out soon!!

 

Want to find out more? Contact us or ask a staff member next time you visit us for sales or service.

Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC
12421 Auto Drive
Clarksville, MD 21029
Phone: (877)840-7541
Email: Contact Us

Win Kelly’s Preferred Customer Program

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Are YOU a Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC Preferred Customer?

The Preferred Customer Program is our way to say “Thank You” for being a loyal member of the Win Kelly family. We value your business, and thank you for your patronage. You can then earn money back to use towards future purchases!

For every qualifying dollar you spend with us (pre-tax), you will be awarded points that you can redeem for service, parts or accessories at Win Kelly. In addition, there are many other business where you can use your Preferred Customer card and accumulate even more points.
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All points are tracked online, so you can easily view your balance, transaction history and more. It only takes a few minutes to register and it is FREE. Earn rewards for simply maintaining your vehicle.
The Preferred Customer Program is open to all retail customers of Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC. Program participants do not need to own or purchase a GM vehicle to participate. The Preferred Customer card is available at NO COST TO YOU!


Customers can receive a card when they purchase a vehicle from Win Kelly or bring their existing vehicle in for service, body repairs or any purchase from our Parts Department. By shopping online at over 400 retail outlets, you will earn bonus points that can be used at Win Kelly for future services and maintenance. You will also receive exclusive discounts at participating retailers.

Contact us to find out more or ask a staff member next time you visit us for sales or service. We look forward to helping you save!

 

Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC
12421 Auto Drive
Clarksville, MD 21029
Phone: (877)840-7541
Email: Contact Us

2016 Next-Generation Chevrolet Volt

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Have you heard?  The electric car has been redefined with the 2016 Next-Generation Chevrolet Volt! This beautiful electric vehicle was voted the 2016 Green Car of the Year by the Green Car Journal not just for its amazing range 53 pure electric miles,* but its combination of gas-powered range extension up to 420 miles* so you can drive 1,000* miles between fill-ups with regular charging. 

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With its all-new 1.5L direct-injected, high-efficiency generator, the Volt is the electric car with a backup plan.  When the battery is depleted, Volt has the ability to generate additional electric power through a gas-powered generator giving you the confidence to go as far as you want eliminating the “range anxiety” common with other electric vehicles.  

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Volt is powered by two electric motors that work in unison to optimize efficiency and conserve electric charge while providing responsive power and torque. See below for a visualization:

Find out more about these innovative performance vehicles and click here

Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC
12421 Auto Drive
Clarksville, MD 21029
Phone: (877)840-7541
Email: Contact Us

*EPA-estimated 53-mile EV range based on 106 MPGe combined city/highway (electric) and 42 MPG combined city/highway (gas). Actual range varies with conditions.

Local Events this April with Win Kelly!

Whew! We’ve been busy this month at Win Kelly! Besides having a great time at our dealership in Clarksville, MD, we had the honor of taking part in two wonderful local events: Opening Day for Howard County Baseball, and the inspirational Walk for Special Olympics!

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We had another great Opening Day at Western Howard County Regional Park. The Rec League Teams kicked off the season with the exhibition games, and some great activities! Festivities included visits from the Oriole Bird, Oriole Advocate Cardboard to leather collection, inflatable games, moon bounce and more! 13043280_10154090964763373_3495665698608003215_n.jpg

Thank you to everyone that stopped by for Opening Day and got a bag; we had a great time!

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Inspirational Walk for Special Olympics

The 15th annual Special Olympics Howard County Inspiration The Walk took place on Saturday, April 16th at Centennial Park in Ellicott City. The Walk is the Special Olympics’ primary fundraiser and critical to their fundraising needed to provide sports training and competitions for over 680 athletes.
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Participants chose between a 2.4 mile walk around Centennial Lake and a half-mile family fun walk. There was face painting, Zumba, the Orioles and Poe birds, the Hogettes, car displays and lots of other activities!! We are honored to be a part of this event, and we are happy to report another beautiful day and a successful walk!

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Showroom Feature: Buick Encore

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The Buick Encore offers your kind of luxury. The Encore includes standard QuietTuning® technology using Bose active noise cancellation to absorb road noise. Looking for the perfect spot for your stuff when you’re driving? There’s a driver-side storage compartment for your phone, and tons of flexible storage inclu10646814_10153974009743373_1558028075785626510_n.jpgding fold-flat second row seats that helps you accommodate items up to eight feet long.

12809538_10153974010048373_4105015483102206551_n.jpgHave multiple people in the car? Accommodate everyone’s needs with available dual-zone automatic climate control and soft-touch materials throughout. Keep everyone happy with standard technologies like Buick’s voice-activated IntelliLink and OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hotspot including a three-month/3GB data trial!

12814170_10153974009748373_6628065835156419208_n.jpgOther standard features include 10 air bags, StabiliTrak stability enhancement and a 138-horsepower (102 kW) Ecotec 1.4L turbo four-cylinder/six-speed automatic powertrain – rated at 33 mpg on the highway (FWD models). What’s not to love about this small crossover’s unique package of luxury features, efficiency and safety?

Did you know the Encore was named Best Compact Crossover/SUV in Kelley Blue Book’s 2015 5-Year Cost to Own Awards Lease the Buick Encore? Lease from $149 a month for 24 months with just $1,000 down during our Irish Madness Sales Event going on now!
See all of our Encore Inventory here: http://bit.ly/1CO6TLm

Corvette Enthusiasts, Rejoice: Stingray Spotlight!

 

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Here at Win Kelly in Clarksville Maryland, we are not only the largest Corvette dealer in the Baltimore market, but HUGE Corvette fans! With a fully trained staff and multiple Corvette technician specialists, we love the 2016 Corvette! We have also been a sponsor of the Free State Corvette Club for 13 years: The Free State Corvette Club sponsors the Ocean City Corvette show each year in October and raises money for Spina Bifida. Today, we’ll be highlighting the Stingray: it’s the perfect driving machine!

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The sports car that captivated enthusiasts and casual drivers alike will render your expectations obsolete with precision performance and incredible technology. Born from brilliant engineering and precision performance, the Stingray is aggressively sculpted exterior is a statement of intent. It’s driver-oriented cockpit is a creation of purpose. Every element of the 2016 Stingray makes it the quickest, most powerful Stingray ever made.

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Technology Bar

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Every Wednesday at 6:30 we staff our “Technology Bar” with product experts to answer questions on your Corvettes features and how to use them. If you have any questions email us at customercarecenter@winkelly.com, to let our Customer care center know you are coming by and we will be here to help you. If you have technical questions, let us know and we will arrange to have one of our Chevrolet Certified Service technicians available also.

View our Corvette inventory online today and Click Here!

Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC
12421 Auto Drive
Clarksville, MD 21029
Phone: (877)840-7541
Email: Contact Us

Head To Head: The All-New Chevrolet Malibu Vs. the 2016 Toyota Camry

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A lot has been said about the brand-new 2016 Malibu, but how does it stack up against another heavyweight in the industry? When you’re looking for your next vehicle, you have mo make sure you’re getting the best value, reliability, fuel economy, and deal for a quality vehicle. Today, we’ll compare the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT to the 2016 Toyota Camry SE. To establish what makes a great car, we decided to look at design, performance, technology, and safety. Which one do you think will come out on top?

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Design

The 2016 Malibu 1 LT comes with Standard ambient lighting, and LED Daytime Running lamps: features not available in the Camry. The Camry comes with 17-inch alloy wheels while the Malibu 1LT is supplied with 17-inch aluminum. The Malibu also has greater passenger volume and trunk volume (102.9 and 15.8 (cu. ft.)1 respectively) than the Camry, with or without a monoroof. The Malibu also comes standard with passive entry/push button start…a feature only available for extra on the Camry.

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Performance

The Camry is equipped with a standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, while the Malibu has a 1.5L Turbocharged engine. The Malibu has better EPA-estimated MPG on the highway, combined and the city (37, 31, and 27 respectively), and the Camry has a little more horsepower. However, the Malibu comes standard with Stop/Start technology unavailable in the Camry.

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Technology

The Camry is equipped with 4.2-inch diagonal color DIC, while it is only available in the Malibu. However, the Malibu comes Standard with OnStar® 4G LTE Wi-Fi
hotspot trial: a savvy feature unavailable in the Camry. Each have their own infotainment system: The Malibu has MyLink, and the Camry has Entune, but only the Malibu has Apple CarPlay™4 and Android Auto™4 compatibility. What about the display? If you can’t read it, you can’t really use your infotainment system: the Malibu has a 7-inch display, versus the Camry’s smaller 6.1-inch display. Once you foctor in the  OnStar Guidance Plan 6 month trial, and text message alerts, the Malibu wipes the floor with the Camry for tech-savvy features.

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Safety

There’s no comparison in this category. If you want safety, there is one clear winner. Both the Malibu and the Camry comes Standard with ten airbags, and a rear-vision camera. However, The Malibu has a wide array of safety features available that the Camry does not have including Front Pedestrian Braking, Low Speed Front Automatic Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alertwith Side Blind Zone Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator, Intellibeam headlamps, and Teen Driver Technology.

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In Summary

We have concluded that the Malibu LT comes out on top for its EPA-estimated fuel economy, customization and savvy technology features like Apple CarPlay and Chevrolet MyLink, and comprehensive limited warranty coverage, including Courtesy Transportation and telematics – features not offered by Toyota. 

View our model showroom to find out more!

 

Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC
12421 Auto Drive
Clarksville, MD 21029
Phone: (877)840-7541
Email: Contact Us

7 Gift Ideas for the Car Enthusiast

The holiday season is here! Have you bought all of the gifts for everyone on your list? Or are you looking for a little inspiration, first? We’ve taken the time to compile some gift ideas for the car enthusiast on your list!84808B_1000x1000

  1. Car Care Items: Does your Car Enthusiast already have everything? Than why not get some quality detailing items! From microfiber towels to cleaning kits, there’s plenty of options out there. If you want something a little bigger, try a polisher, drill accessories, vacuums or machine cleaners.
  2. GPS: They have come a long way in the past few years when it comes to GPS systems, and they are always handy for travel. With Garmin’s popular latest generation software you’ll never have to ask for directions again
  3. Race Car Driving Experience Suit up, strap in, and enjoy the ride! Why don’t you give the car enthusiast on your list the racecar experience without having to buy the racecar? Some examples include the Driving a Stock Car, 3 Day Formula Racing School, Motorcycle School, and NASCAR Ride Along.richmond-race-car-driving-take-the-wheel-of-real-nascar.jpg
  4. Car Books: There’s some great books available at bookstores and online. Whether you are interested in picking up a specific guide, jargon-filled tuner handbooks, or just beautiful, glossy photos of the hottest vehicles. There’s plenty of options out there for you!
  5. Race Ticket: Catch your latest race with your favorite gearhead! There’s numerous raceways to pick from, and you can always make a trip out of it!
  6. Video Games: You don’t have to head to the garage to please a car enthusiast: find them the best in video games at your local store. Click here for a list of the best car racing games for 2015 and 2016.maxresdefault.jpg
  7. Chevrolet Corvette: Is the sky the limit when it comes to your budget? Than why not skip the accessories and go straight for the real thing. Few joys in life are as great as owning a Chevrolet Corvette. Get your car enthusiast this performance vehicle, and they’ll love you forever.0805bbb848a410058f9b10145edef087.jpg

If you’re in Maryland, every Wednesday at 6:30 we host a Technology Bar with product experts to answer questions on Corvette features and how to use them to get the most out of your new purchase!

If you have any questions email us at, customercarecenter@winkelly.com, to let our Customer care center know you are coming by and we will be here to help you. If you have technical questions, let us know and we will arrange to have one of our Chevrolet Certified Service technicians available also.

Need further assistance finding the right gift? Contact us directly and we’ll be happy to help you!

Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC
12421 Auto Drive
Clarksville, MD 21029
Phone: (877)840-7541
Email: Contact Us

2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro: Back to the Future

The Camaro has always been one of those cars I’ve liked, but could never see myself owning. I could say that about the Challenger and Mustang also. Blame it on the BMW snob in me. Something about a big powerful engines and live rear axles was counter to the small intractably engineered Japanese and European cars I admired in my formative years.

Those dinky little cars with front wheel drive and a tiny appetites for gas was all I could relate to with my meager budget. When I got more money the engines became more advanced and powerful, yet remained small while cars like the Camaro got bigger like the typical American’s waistline.

At some point Chevy and Ford begun to see diminishing returns on their gradual move to larger engines. Smaller more advanced power plants were approaching and in some cases surpassing old guard V8s, threating the supremacy of the red blooded (American) muscle car. It was happening in Australia also where big V8 powered Holdens and Fords were giving way to the new world order of unibody front wheel drive dominance.

Pony cars like the Camaro and Mustang were supposed to be a dying breed, yet they remained strong sellers with their time tested drive wheels in back and big engine up front. When the fourth generation Camaro disappeared in 2002, it had already overstayed its welcome, yet had a loyal following down to the end.

It would be nearly a decade of watching Ford’s Mustang rack up sales before Chevy would bring back it’s pony car. During that time you’d be forgiven if you thought the Mustang was the uncontested king of redneck power slides and doughnuts in the Walmart parking lot. In reality, the pony car grew up and became more sophisticated (to a point). The Ford had little competition in its price range. To get rear wheel drive with a V8 (or V6), you had to look to expensive German or the occasional Japanese import.

This was the perfect environment to bring back the Camaro. When it arrived in late 2009, it closely followed the retro cues of the 2006 concept car in that it looked like a remix of a 1967-1969 car. The concept created a sensation amongst the F car faithful who were still weeping over the loss of the Trans-Am. The “new Camaro” as it was called joined a recently revamped retro Mustang and Dodge Challenger in a renewal of an old rivalry, not seen since the 70s. A few Transformer movies later and the Camaro emerged as close competition to the Mustang in sales.

Where the Canadian built 2002 Camaro was low and wide, the new car was more upright by comparison. Designed in-house by Tom Peters, much of the Camaro’s imposing dynamics came from being on the large GM Zeta platform. Like Chrysler’s Challenger, it shared a platform with larger four door luxury cars. This new emphasis on space did not instantly translate to more room inside, although the new Camaro was more comfortable and roomy than any Camaro of the past and had more usable cargo space. In fact it’s interior was one of its high points. Simple, direct yet purposeful with subdued elegance due to brushed aluminum accents.

The exterior of course was just as impressive. A shark like nose with two prominent round headlights recalled early Camaros, yet looked futuristic with halo daytime running lights. The rear too was a blend of first and second generation cars with four pronounced tail lights (a nod to the second generation cars).This fifth generation was easily the fastest and most agile Camaro ever. A fully independent suspension meant that every Camaro could corner as well as it burned rubber in a straight line.

Despite its imposing size, its proportions were taunt and muscular with graceful lines that ended in creases that gave it an angular appearance if you saw if from the right angles. The rear, perhaps it’s weakest link with four ovoid tail lights recalled the first two generations.

Camaros came in coupe and convertible forms with a range of trims with either a 3.6 liter 312 hp V6 or the LS3 6.2 liter V8 with up to 426 hp. 6 speed manuals and automatic were also available. All that power had a better chance of connecting to rough roads thanks to a fully independent suspension – on all models. There were plenty of tuners available to make any Camaro a supercharged or turbo powered road car to rival any BMW. Even the V6 got love as a candidate for supercharging.

The high point of Camaro power came with the ZL1 version that used the same engine as Cadillac’s CTS-V. That 6.2 liter supercharged tour de force made a whopping 580 hp. There were no Z28 versions of this generation. Instead the gamut of Camaro trim and package names from the past like LT,LS, RS and SS took its place.

It was once easy to determine what was a high trim Camaro.  It was either a Z28, IROC or SS. With this generation the distinctions could be blurred externally for buyers who chose the right packages. The popular RS appearance packages that made base cars look menacing and others look like the SS model with its 20 inch wheels. One thing was clear, an un molested base model with the standard 16 inch black painted steel wheels looked almost homely. Still this was the first generation of Camaro that I could actually see myself in.

A refresh in 2014 saw a more angular appearance, especially in front with a squatter grill and revised horizontal taillights. The array of small improvements amounted to the most polished Camaro and the most refined look yet. The only bit that looked odd was the thin horizontal tail lights that did their best to recall the rump of the first generation cars.

Be it coupe or elegant convertible form, the fifth generation Camaro was a design and sales hit. Things that had plagued Camaros of the past like fit and finish issues had been licked too (mostly). Despite all the improvements, Camaro sales still lagged behind Ford’s evergreen Mustang. Still, it was no small feat that GM managed to keep its version of the pony car alive in a regulatory environment that favored more efficient cars.

Today the V6 Camaro remains an affordable option for those seeking an relatively efficient and stylish coupe. The very latest Camaros are being compared to M3s and such. One would have never seen that coming. Every sence the Mustang stepped it up with a independent suspension and global ambitions, the American pony car changed forever.  Somewhere in the Euro bound Camaro with all of its advance safety and performance features, a lottery winning good olde boy is waiting for his car of choice to make some tire smoke in the Walmart or Appleby’s parking lot.

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Source: 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro: Back to the Future