Best New Car for College Graduates

School’s out for the summer! For all you recent college graduates, the time has come to start the next chapter of your life. Oftentimes, that means getting a more reliable mode of transportation to get you to and from a new job. We’re here to talk about the new 2015 Chrysler 200 and why it’s the best new car for college graduates! Technology – In this day and age it’s all about the technology. What can your car do for you? When it comes to the new Chrysler 200, the answer is “a lot.” It includes full color information displays, navigation, real-time fuel economy, park assist, trip information, Connect, Bluetooth, Read More →

new Chevrolet Volt price

The new Chevrolet Volt probably doesn’t need to lower its price to entice tons of new customers to the next-generation of the EV model, but the Bowtie brand has slashed $1,175 off the sticker price of the new Volt anyhow, making it an even more affordable option for new EV customers. Those customers are turning up in droves, too; over 70% of new buyers trade in non-GM cars when getting their Volt. The new Chevrolet Volt price, after the slash, starts at just $33,995—and that includes the $825 delivery charge. Of course, you can also get a $7,500 tax credit applied to your purchase since it’s an electric vehicle, and Read More →

Buick Cascada Convertible seal

Buick is making sure you can enjoy its new convertible all year round. The American carmaker recently released a video highlighting how watertight the Cascada convertible seal is. To ensure that your Buick Cascada convertible is as waterproof as possible, the luxury carmaker literally “makes it rain” on the convertible’s assembly line. “Convertibles are best enjoyed when it’s warm and sunny, but Cascada has been designed and engineered to be used year-round, regardless of the weather,” said John Dolch, program quality manager for Cascada. “Not only is Cascada’s top engineered to be weatherproof in extreme conditions, but each and every Cascada built will also be put through a rigorous water Read More →

10 Best Interiors award

While the exterior design and capabilities of the GMC Canyon may be what first drew you in, its spacious and fully-outfitted interior is what sealed the deal. The Canyon’s interior is so impressive, it just won a Ward’s 10 Best Interiors award. “It’s important that great interiors be available in every class of vehicle, not just luxury models that most consumers will never be able to afford,” says WardsAuto World Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter, in a statement. “The Canyon demonstrates that shoppers need not buy a loaded full-size pickup to get lots of soft surfaces, a Bose audio system, supple and durable leather, an easily navigated touchscreen and advanced safety features.” Read More →

make your car eco-friendly

Today is Earth Day, a national holiday established for events to support the protection of the Earth. This day of all days is truly the time to “be green.” One of the biggest and easiest ways we can do this is to change our car habits. Here are some tips to make your car eco-friendly in honor of Earth Day: Carpool to work, school, or to run errands, reducing car emissions overall. Reduce the weight of your car, allowing it to use less energy. If possible – turn off the A/C, which increases fuel costs, and roll up windows, which decrease vehicles’ aerodynamic efficiency when down. Be sure to get Read More →

sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro

Recent comments by GM’s product chief make it very clear that the design of the upcoming sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro took its own unique path. Mark Ruess set the record straight when he said, “We did the car way before the new Mustang came out.” No one would ever suspect or accuse Chevy of following in another automaker’s footsteps, especially when it comes to the Camaro. Chevy (nor the Camaro) would have ever made it this far if they were a bunch of copycats. So what happens when Chevy conceives the new Camaro in-house and from the ground up? What we know so far is very little. GM Authority makes an Read More →

Arlington Assembly Center

Congratulations to the General Motors Arlington Assembly Center! In the midst of recognizing its 60th year of operations, the plant recently produced its 10 millionth vehicle, a black 2015 Chevy Suburban. We at Carl Hogan Automotive are still having a hard time comprehending 10 million vehicles. What a testament that number is to the hard work of the plant’s employees and the quality of Chevrolet’s products. This year also happens to be the Chevy Suburban’s 80th anniversary. These certainly are exciting times with numerous reasons to celebrate. Dave Holt, one of the employees on the general assembly line who has worked for the plant for 50 years, has been present Read More →

Jeep pickup truck version

Whether you are a casual observer of the Jeep’s off-roading line-ups or are an aficionado of the brand, you probably can’t escape the sense of adventure while looking over the Jeep Wrangler family of cars. And now, there’s one more thing to get excited about. The ever capable, go-anywhere brand just unveiled a concept Wrangler that just might hint at the exciting future for the lineup. Although just a concept, the Red Rock Responder is a Jeep pickup truck version of the four-door Wrangler which features custom parts, red and black accents, over-sized tires, and a pickup bed. Jeep brand CEO Mike Manley says, “I am a huge fan of Read More →

AAA Top Vehicle Picks

Chrysler caused quite a stir recently by dominating the AAA Top Vehicle Picks for 2015. Among the favorites were both the Chrysler 300 and the Jeep Renegade, both beating out competitors in their respective segments. According to Chrysler, the 300 was named Top Pick in the full-size sedan segment, and the Jeep Renegade was named Top Pick in the “Cool Car Segment.” You heard right – the Renegade was chosen as the coolest new car on the market, especially thanks to its off-road capability and new styling. “It has personality, character, and most importantly, it is iconic Jeep in spades. Its appearance suggests a cartoonish ruggedness and its Trail Rated Read More →

Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition

After showing up at the Chicago Auto Show with the Colorado GearOn Edition, Chevrolet has now brought a new version of its favorite midsize pickup truck to Cleveland: the Trail Boss Edition. This new edition mostly serves the same purpose as the old one—to show the flexibility and versatility of the Colorado—except this time it uses the Z71 off-road truck suspension package, aggressive tires, and additional appearance enhancements instead of the GearOn accessories. In addition to the Z71 package and among numerous other features, the Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition comes equipped with Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 265/65R17 all-terrain tires and 17-inch dark argent metallic painted cast-aluminum wheels; a G80 automatic Read More →