Chevrolet has donated the first retail production, VIN #001 – of the all-new 1st 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Collector’s Edition
– in support of Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 34th Annual Dinner which will be held Saturday, April 16, at Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac, Mich. In addition, the GM Foundation has once again made a significant grant of $400,000 to also fund cancer research at Karmanos.
Auctioned on April 8th, the bidding on the car was fairly steady with one break in the bidding to ramp up additional support. The 1st 2017 Chevrolet Corvette reached a high bid of $170,000 when the hammer dropped. Winning the car the automotive dealer David Flynn, who bought the first retail Cadillac ATS in last year’s Palm Beach auction which also benefited the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
The Karmanos Cancer Institute is a unique, integrated center of research, patient care and education, dedicated to the prevention, early detection, treatment and eventual eradication of cancer. Based in Detroit, Mich., Karmanos is at the forefront of developing new cancer treatments that will benefit cancer patients around the globe.
Grand Sport, the latest member of the Corvette lineup, combines signature Corvette DNA with ingenious engineering to create a stunning, track-ready aerodynamic sports car. The Grand Sport Collector Edition is a limited production edition and features a Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes, black wheels and an exclusive Tension Blue full leather and suede-wrapped interior. The Tension Blue color is a bold, modern take on the hue historically associated with the Grand Sport. Inside, a three-dimensional representation of an original Grand Sport race car is embossed in the headrests and that shape is also used on an instrument panel plaque that carries a unique build sequence number.
The 2017 Grand Sport features a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine, capable of 460 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. The compact design lowers the hood line, providing optimal weight balance. A dry-sump oil system delivers oil flow through the most extreme cornering, helping Grand Sport deliver a consistently high level of performance. The coupe and convertible go on sale this summer in the U.S. and in the fall in Europe. The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Collector’s Edition will be offered later in the model year in the U.S. and Europe.
Would you like a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette of your own? Call our customer care team at 630-898-9630 or visit us online and we’ll turn your dream of owning a Corvette into a wonderful reality.
About the GM Foundation Since its inception in 1976, the GM Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to American charities, educational organizations and to disaster relief efforts worldwide. The GM Foundation focuses on supporting Education, Health and Human Services, the Environment and Community Development initiatives, mainly in the communities where GM operates. Funding of the GM Foundation comes solely from GM. The last contribution to the GM Foundation was made in 2001. For more information, visit www.gm.com/gmfoundation.
About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Located in midtown Detroit, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, is one of 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Karmanos is among the nation’s best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute’s president and chief executive officer.
Find your Bonus Tag. Ron Westphal Chevy is offering Bonus Tags again this April! As a spring bonus his time each Bonus Tag is worth more cash back than previous months. Additional Tag discounts range from $1,500 up to $2,500 per vehicle. And of course, that is in addition to Ron Westphal Chevrolet’s generous discount.
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We also have several very attractive lease specials going on this month. We are advertising a new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited for only $99 per month with only $2,295 cash or trade down. Or, invest ZERO down and pay only $179 per month.* Ron Westphal Chevrolet also has leasing specials on new Silverados, Malibu, Impala, Equinox, Traverse and others.
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*Stock # N16109, MSRP 20,180, 24 month lease. 10,000 miles per year. Well qualified lessees. See dealer for details. Leasing incentives may vary. 15% off MSRP is not compatible with most other offers. Plus tax, license and doc fees. Must take delivery by 4.18.16.
General Motors has launched a new platform called Commercial Link that is specifically designed for small businesses to access key vehicle information such as location, fuel level, miles driven and maintenance needs at any time. The new vehicle management service known as Gm Commercial Link uses data provided by the embedded OnStar hardware and aims to provide small business owners with a detailed, near real-time view of their vehicle operations to more efficiently manage their fleet. Additionally, it saves owners the cost of adding aftermarket hardware to access their vehicle data.
Available on most 2015 model year and newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, Commercial Link will give customers with an active OnStar account instant access to vehicle information through a website for $10 per vehicle per month. A Commercial Link mobile app will also be available this summer for both Android and Apple devices.
With Commercial Link, users can monitor the following:
Location View the current location or route of any registered vehicle and access its location history.
Fuel Monitor vehicle fuel consumption rates and view fuel efficiency reports to achieve cost savings.
Speed Encourage safe driving behaviors and protect equipment by monitoring vehicle speeds and assigning speed email and text message alerts.
Maintenance Receive service and maintenance notifications to stay on top of needs and reduce vehicle downtime.
Reporting View simple to read charts and graphs, including consolidated reporting for year-end analysis and business expense purposes.
“Our customers are always looking for ways to increase the productivity of their vehicles, while at the same time saving money to become a better business,” said
Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, General Motors Fleet. “Commercial Link is going to give them an up-to-date component they crave so that they are always in touch with their vehicles’ performance and location, no matter where they are.”
Commercial Link can be customized around the needs of each user, allowing for personalization of account dashboards and the ability to set up text or email alerts around sensitive items, such as if a driver is low on fuel or requires vehicle maintenance.
In addition to Commercial Link, most 2015 model year and newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles have recently been equipped with OnStar 4G LTE, which provides a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven mobile devices to connect.
The Wi-Fi hotspot works both in and around the vehicle when the vehicle is on or in accessory mode. This allows drivers to utilize their vehicle as a mobile office, allowing them to send and receive emails while parked at job sites. Most GM vehicles come with a three month or three gigabyte data trial. After the trial ends, 12 gigabyte and 24 gigabyte plans, specifically designed for fleets, are both available for purchase. One gigabyte of data equates to approximately 10,000 emails or 70 hours of surfing the Web.
With more in-vehicle technologies and connected services appearing in the GM lineup, the company has hired a team of Fleet and Commercial Connected Vehicle Specialists to assist solely with this segment. This team, modeled after GM’s Connected Customer Specialists, is up-to-date on the latest connected vehicle technologies and is responsible for training dealership employees and directly answering customer questions.
With the launch of Commercial Link, General Motors continues to lead the industry in customer focused connected vehicle services.
For more information about Commercial Link and OnStar 4G LTE call Ron Westphal Chevrolet’s customer care team at 630-898-9630. Search for your next commercial vehicle at http://www.WestphalChevy.com.
Data usage varies by device. The above examples are based on averages and estimates only. The actual amount of data used for the described activity can vary.