2016 Cadillac CTS-V performance

Here at Carl Hogan Automotive, we are very excited for the new track-ready Cadillac which boasts over 640 hp. You heard right. The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V performance is so incredible it can hit 200 mph no problem. The V-Series brings a whole new meaning to the term “luxury sports car.” According to Cadillac, the new CTS-V stomps the competition in terms of performance, and is capable of doing 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Aside from the 6.2-liter V8 supercharged engine, the CTS-V will feature a track-designed chassis and suspension, Brembo brakes, and advanced safety features among other things. “V-Series represents the very best of the Cadillac brand – the pinnacle of Read More →

2015 Dodge Challenger Safety Rating

It turns out, the 2015 Dodge Challenger isn’t all about top-notch speed—it’s also one of the safest vehicles available. The performance-oriented sedan recently earned the highest possible five-star overall safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), proving that the Challenger is more than just a sexy engine. “The new Dodge Challenger coupe further demonstrates our commitment to broaden the proliferation of advanced safety technologies, such as driver-assist features,” said Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President for Vehicle Safety and Regulatory at FCA-North America. “The 2015 Challenger checks all the boxes,” Kunselman added. “It affords premium safety and security in a stylish package that delivers a sporty driving Read More →

massage seats

If you’ve got a busy work schedule that makes it difficult for you to get a relaxing break at the massage therapist, you may want to consider one of the two models Cadillac has equipped with brand new Cadillac massage seats. The 2015 XTS Premium, XTS Platinum Collection, and Escalade Platinum Collection available at Carl Hogan Automotive offer front driver and passenger seats that can knead, roll, and relax your back as you drive, complete with an anti-fatigue option. The seats’ settings can be stored in the car’s memory just like the seat positions, and activated at just the flip of a switch. It won’t give you the same experience Read More →

First Chevy Volt to Reach 200,000 Miles

The Chevy Volt has reached a new milestone. One Volt, owned by Erick Belmer, has gone the distance – topping 200,000 miles on its speedometer – logging more miles than any other Volt to date. Even more impressive? Belmer says his Volt is in great shape and hasn’t lost any battery capacity. Belmer has been in the news because of his Volt more than once. With a daily commute of 220 miles there and back, this Volt has been well ahead of its siblings in mileage since it was purchased in March of 2012. We first heard about Belmer’s Volt about a year ago when it had logged at least Read More →

2015 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus

It’s hard, no, impossible to compare the SXT to the SRT Hellcat, but while the Hellcat spits out a teeth-rattling 707 horsepower and will really draw the crowds to the dealership, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus is the one they’ll drive home in. Sure, the Hellcat is the stuff automotive dreams are made of, but its higher price tag, higher maintenance costs, and higher insurance rates will really drive away the average consumer. This car gives off a no-nonsense vibe, with a sleek design hiding a V6 engine under the hood. Details such as the front splitter and fully functional hood vents really give away the power this vehicle Read More →

As if there isn’t already enough to despise about driving in the winter time—between nearly invisible patches of ice, blinding drifts of snow, and the sudden seeming cognitive failure of every other driver on the road—there’s the ever-increasing threat of potholes. So, just what are potholes, and why are they more prevalent in the winter? Potholes are formed when water soaks into the asphalt through cracks and breaks in the surface. Over time, water erodes the surface layer as cars drive over it. When that water is given a chance to freeze, it expands beneath the surface and takes up more space, further weakening the asphalt. When that water melts, Read More →

Vision Gran Turismo Concept

  Chaparral cars was founded back in 1962, and ever since then, Chaparral and Chevrolet have been collaborating together to make some of the most impressive race car concepts possible. Those cars have even made their way into the virtual world, with the Vision Gran Turismo Concept cars included in the Vision Gran Turismo PlayStation games. Now, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Vision Gran Turismo project, they’ve introduced the 2X VGT car as well. “Jim Hall and Chaparral blended the art of racing with science in an unprecedented way, changing the sport forever and inspiring a new generation to experiment with aerodynamics and unconventional materials,” said Mark Reuss, Read More →

fuel efficiency on the 2015 Yukon Denali

Driving a full-size SUV can often leave your wallet feeling a little empty after you fill up your gas tank. But owners of the 2015 GMC Yukon Denali will be able to keep a little more money in their pockets, thanks to the Yukon Denali’s new eight-speed transmission. With the new Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission, the fuel efficiency on the 2015 Yukon Denali increases to 22 mpg on the highway for two-wheel drive models. City mileage for the four-wheel drive Yukon Denali also gets bumped up to 15 mpg. Even with improved fuel efficiency, the Yukon Denali’s capabilities are not compromised. In fact, the new transmission can handle more Read More →

Chevy customization options

You may think you know everything there is to know about the new Colorado, but think again. Chevrolet has even more planned for your future mid-size pick-up than you can shake a stick at! The 2015 Colorado is getting a whole slew of Chevy customization options. While a number of the add-ons are in the works; special editions, multiple trim levels, performance pieces and up to 50 accessories are already in the books for the new Colorado. That means that your Colorado can be fitted and kitted to meet all of your needs and wants for your pickup. Whether you are buying your midsize for work or casual use, Chevrolet Read More →

GM climate disclosure

GM has proven in a really big way that it is a highly principled company. GM was recently rated according to its actions on climate change disclosure, and the results show that GM has made transparency and concern for environmental impact is a top priority. GM Authority reports that the GM climate disclosure earned perfect scores according to CDP, “the world’s only global environmental disclosure system.”  In the 2014 S&P 500 Climate Change Report, the CDP recognized GM as being one of the biggest corporations sensitive to climate change. Comments by GM CEO Mary Barra only served to reiterate GM’s role as a leader in climate issues.  She stated, “Our Read More →