Veterans Take Advantage of Expanded Military Discount

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DETROIT – Nearly 8,000 U.S. military veterans have purchased a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac by taking advantage of General Motors’ enhanced Military Discount Program, which runs through June 30. All active-duty military, reservists, retirees and veterans – regardless of separation date – are eligible.

“We anticipate many more will use the discount through the end of the month,” said Steve Hill, GM vice president of U.S. sales and service. “It’s our small way of thanking those who have made so many sacrifices for the safety and security of our nation.”

In May, National Military Appreciation Month, GM extended military pricing to the more than 21 million U.S. veterans from all five service branches. After June 30, the discount applies to active-duty, reserve and retired military personnel, and veterans within a year of their separation date.

First offered in 2008, the GM Military Discount Program features a discount price below the manufacturer’s suggested retail for eligible vehicles.

“GM has a long legacy of support for those who have served,” said Ken Barrett, GM chief diversity officer and retired Navy captain. “I’m pleased to see so many of our current and former service members taking advantage of the industry’s best military discount to purchase vehicles for themselves and their families.”

The military discount can be combined with most current customer incentives, which vary by region. USAA members are eligible for an additional $750 discount. Eligible buyers must take delivery by June 30, 2014.

Learn more at GMMilitaryDiscount.com and ChevySalutes.com.

About General Motors

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com

About GM Military Support

With thousands of military veteran employees, General Motors’ support for the United States armed forces spans generations. Today, Chevrolet assists Cell Phones for SoldiersAchilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, a variety of employment and grassroots initiatives, and is the Official Vehicle of the Army-Navy game. The GM Military Discount program offers discounts on most Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles for active duty, reserves, retirees, veterans (within one year of separation) and spouses of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard. GM proudly participates in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative aimed at finding meaningful employment for veterans transitioning to civilian life.

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GM Finally Gets Some Good News—And It’s About Safety

Inside A Chevrolet Dealership Ahead Of Domestic Vehicle Sales DataThe GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox received top marks in a new safety test, which must have GM executives smiling even as the company remains under investigation for a faulty ignition defect that went ignored for a decade

General Motors got some much needed good news Tuesday that two of its SUVs received top scores on a new crash test.

The GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox were the only two cars in the SUV category to get the top mark in an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) test, which had cars’ front corners crash into trees and other vehicles at 40 miles an hour. The Honda Pilot received the lowest score.

These positive safety stats offer a brief ray of light for the auto giant, which has been under intense scrutiny over the recall of 2.6 million cars over a faulty ignition switch. The company is under investigation by Congress and the Justice Department after it emerged that it took GM 10 years to issue the recall for a fault which has been linked to more than a dozen deaths.

But the future looks slightly brighter. “When it comes to midsize SUVs, General Motors is showing the way forward,” the IIHS said its safety test summary.

2015 Corvette Stingray Gets 8-Speed Auto, New Colors, OnStar 4G LTE & More: RPO Central

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There is simply no questioning the general aptitude for performance of the 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray. What started out as one of Chevrolet’s most anticipated reveals of the decade has turned into a giant success story, with the new 2014 Stingray winning accolades, praise, and wishful looks from bystanders all around. And for the 2015 model year, Chevy is making its uncompromising sports car even better.

To start, the Lime Rock Green Metallic and Cyber Gray Metallic exterior colors are being replaced by two new hues — Shark Gray Metallic and Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic (an extra cost color). But the bigger news is that the standard 6-speed paddle-shift automatic gearbox with the 2.56 rear axle ratio will officially be replaced by a new 8-speed unit with a 2.41 ratio.

On the high-tech front, the 2015 Vette Stingray joins the host of GM vehicles to get OnStar 4G LTE, while the very useful (and cool) Performance Data and Video Recorder (PDR) gets direct integration.

A host of new packages joins the options list, including new wheels, a Chrome Badge Package, Carbon Flash Badge Package, and Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package. In addition, the Z51 Performance Package now (finally!) includes the Performance Exhaust and 3LT trim level includes the Sueded Microfiber-Wrapped Upper Interior Trim Package.

Check the official RPO-level changes for yourself:

Deletions

  • (G7J) Lime Rock Green Metallic exterior color
  • (GBV) Cyber Gray Metallic exterior color
  • (MYC) 6-speed paddle shift automatic transmission
  • (GM8) 2.56 rear axle ratio

New Features

  • (G1B) Shark Gray Metallic exterior color
  • (G1H) Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic exterior color (extra cost)
  • (M5U) 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission with automatic modes
  • (VV4) OnStar with 4G LTE
  • (UQT) Performance data and video recorder
  • (EYK) Chrome Badge Package
  • (EYT) Carbon Flash Badge Package
  • (CFZ) Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package – Carbon Flash-painted
  • (QCC) 19″ front and 20″ rear Black machined aluminum wheels
  • (QX1) 18″ front and 19″ rear 5-spoke, Black aluminum wheels
  • (RPK) 18″ front and 19″ rear Black machined aluminum wheels
  • (PFI) Pacific Design Package for Stingray Coupe with Z51 on 2LT and 3LT (late availability)
  • (ATI) Atlantic Design Package for Stingray Convertible with Z51 on 2LT and 3LT (late availability)
  • (ZF1) ZF1 Appearance Package for Stingray without Z51, includes 19″ front and 20″ rear wheels and tires and body-color Z51-style rear spoiler
  • (E57) Carbon Fiber tonneau inserts for Convertible
  • (WA8) Clear protective film
  • (GXB) 2.41 rear axle ratio
  • (SDN) Black and Silver Custom Valve Stem Package, LPO
  • (VTB) Rear fascia protector, LPO

Changes

  • Chevrolet MyLink audio system with 8″ diagonal Color Touch screen display RPO code changes to (IO5)
  • Chevrolet MyLink audio system with Navigation RPO code changes to (IO6)
  • (IWE) Sueded Microfiber-Wrapped Upper Interior Trim Package is now included on 3LT
  • (NPP) Performance exhaust is now included with the Z51 Performance Package