Born Again: Next-Gen Chevrolet Malibu Announced

Larger, lighter and more efficient Malibu to be unveiled at New York Auto Show

Red Wing, MN – Designed to deliver more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever, the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will make its public debut at the New York International Auto Show this April.
Using a blank slate approach, Chevrolet designers benefited from an entirely new architecture, which for Malibu includes a wheelbase nearly four inches longer than the outgoing model. That, in turn, provides increased rear legroom and interior space.
“Chevrolet has earned an impressive lineup of industry awards over the past year,” said Brad Banitt of Red Wing Chevrolet. “The upcoming debut of the next-generation Malibu will only continue the brand’s momentum and customer excitement.”
Due to a higher-strength steel structure, the new Malibu is also expected to be 300 pounds lighter than the current model, which benefits the sedan’s fuel economy and handling.
“Malibu’s gorgeous styling is the result of a masterful understanding of proportions,” said Ed Welburn, General Motors’ vice president of Global Design. “The roofline has been stretched rearward giving a more sleek profile, while the front wheels have moved forward and front and rear overhangs have been reduced. Along with the sculpted body side, these cues help Malibu appear more dynamic and sophisticated.”
The 2016 Malibu is expected to go on sale by the end of 2015.


About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at
Kelly Ratz


Take a Tour of Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac

Follow Dee Bauer as she gives us a tour of the dealership!

Stop in any time! We look forward to seeing you!






Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac is hiring Sales Staff


Help Wanted! We are Hiring!

Have you ever had an interest in selling cars? Do you like working with people? Do you have some basic computer skills? If you answered “NO” to any of theses questions then you can probably stop reading now. However, if you answered “YES”, then please keep reading and see if you’d like a career in the automotive field.

Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac is looking at hiring two sales people and you could be one of them. Here’s what we offer, if you think it’s a fit for you, great! If not, that’s ok, maybe but we’d appreciate it if you’d pass the word along to any interested parties.

Here are just a few things we offer at our dealership. Give us a call and we can tell you more if you like what you see here.

1. A 5 day work week! You will always have Sundays off and another day off during the week too.

2. Comfortable and non-confrontational selling process. We have a brand new building, it’s not even 2 years old. It’s cool in the summer and warm in the winter and exceptionally clean. We take pride in the building and our GM dealership as a whole. Our selling process is not pushy! We do NOT want uncomfortable customers, we want HAPPY customers and being pushy does not make people happy. Customers can buy when they are ready, not when we are.

3. Competitive and straightforward pricing and relaxed work environment. That’s a lot for one sentence. We have pricing tools here that price our vehicles competitively within the market. We are usually below what the  competitors are asking for similar a vehicle. You will be able to present and show this to customers when selling vehicles. It’s the straightforward part of the pricing!

4. Financial Freedom to make what you deserve and generate significant income. If you work hard and come to work ready to work, then this sentence speaks for itself.

If you’re still reading this then you must be somewhat interested in this position or just curious?? If you are interested, please do not email me, hiring is not my “thing”.  Please contact Scott Stanko the dealerships GSM (General Sales Manager) at to send your resume and/or to set up an interview. We would love to tell you more about this opportunity!

We have more details on our website at We’re located next to the large time and temperature sign right on Hwy 61 in Red Wing, MN.




Wishing you a Happy New Year

#Jan 4th, 2015

As I type this on Sunday morning I’m wondering where do I start here?? I can wish our friends, customers, and co-workers a happy new year then leave it at that, period, happy new year, ok done. Since it’s 2015 and I want to challenge myself to write these blogs with a little more genuine feel to them, I’m going to have to do better than that.  So here goes. Yikes!

My son is asleep on the couch, my husband is getting ready to go ice fishing (even though the wind chill is set today for somewhere between -20 to -30 below, but we like fish and someone’s gotta do it). Our daughter is off to the Mall of America for a little shopping and fun. I’ve already printed off my recipe for homemade caramel sauce and my 52 week savings plan and put my first dollar into the jar. My new year’s resolution list is done. Just kidding! Also, it’s quiet here today, which is nice but forces me to do things like this…lol.

There won’t be much talk in this blog today about Chevrolet, Buick or Cadillac. I haven’t been to work since Christmas Eve Day. That’s 5 days away from work so I will give 5 reason’s why I’m ready to go back to reality tomorrow:

1. The new 2015 Colorado should be in by then. The last one sold so fast, I never got to see it or drive it. Bummer…did I mention I was on vacation the day it sold so don’t feel too bad for me. There will be more. This will be the only “vehicle” mention in this blog. I really am excited to get back and see it!

2. Who will be the employee of the month? That is always a fun meeting reading nominations from fellow employees on who they thought went over and above in their daily routine. People do see good things and like to mention them about their co-workers. It has a positive impact at our dealership. I don’t think a lot of places do this, maybe they do but I don’t hear about it much.

3. New Years Eve! What did everyone do? Where did they go? What fancy place did they eat at? Did they stay home like most people I know did? What are there resolution’s for 2015?

4. My daughter is working at the dealership Monday through Thursday this week ! I’ll get to ride with her to work and back almost every day! She is in college at Iowa State University and is home on winter break. Big deal to me for this extra time with her before she heads back to ISU next Sunday.

5. This one’s very obvious. It’s Sunday, I’m at home. I’m working at home. I’m writing a blog for work from home… Time to get creative again. Time to put some new ideas in motion. Time to…

Time to call my mom!  My mom’s birthday is today, I must keep this short, phone call to be made.

So truly have a great 2015 everyone, from all of us at Red Wing Chevrolet, WE WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR and I do too!






OnStar Offers Real-Time Updates on Santa’s Progress in Red Wing, MN


OnStar to donate a dollar to United Way for each Santa call received


[Red Wing, MN] – For the sixth consecutive year, OnStar is providing U.S., Canada and Mexico subscribers the opportunity to learn Santa’s whereabouts on his journey across the globe Christmas Eve.  With the press of the blue OnStar button, Red Wing, MN drivers can be informed of Santa’s location at that moment in time.

Through collaboration with the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) Tracks Santa program anyone with an active OnStar subscription can request a “Santa Update” between 7 a.m. on December 24 until 5 a.m. EST on December 25. OnStar advisors will provide Santa’s location based on NORAD’s official Santa Radar Plot Map.

“My 2-year-old son has finally reached the age where he is excited about Santa,” said Keitha Martin, a GMC Acadia owner and OnStar subscriber. “This year we will be following Santa’s journey to deliver his gifts through OnStar. My husband and I are just as excited for this magical experience!”

This year for each Santa call received, OnStar will donate a dollar to United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

“We are grateful to OnStar for making United Way for Southeastern Michigan the recipient of dollars raised through the program to chart Santa’s progress,” said United Way for Southeast Michigan President and CEO Michael J. Brennan, “We are pleased to be part of a program that brings such delight to so many during this holiday season.”

OnStar is dedicated to the safety and security of subscribers year-round. To accommodate the volume of calls seeking Santa’s location, advisor staffing is adjusted to accommodate the extra traffic.

“We are happy to provide our subscribers with a special way to get into the holiday spirit,” said Terry Inch, OnStar chief operating officer. “OnStar’s advisors enjoy responding to these calls and helping make the season a little more joyous.”

Individuals without an OnStar subscription can follow Santa’s journey via the NORAD Tracks Santa website, Facebook page, Twitter hashtag #NORADSanta or by calling the hotline at 1-877-HI-NORAD (1-877-446-6723).

Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, 2500 W Hwy 61, Red Wing, MN

About OnStar LLC
OnStar, LLC (OnStar) is a wholly owned subsidiary of GM Holdings LLC (“GM”). Along with its affiliate Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co. Ltd (a joint venture involving OnStar, Shanghai General Motors Co., Ltd (SGM) and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC)), OnStar serves more than seven million subscribers in North America and China. OnStar is a provider of connected safety, security and mobility solutions and advanced information technology. OnStar’s key services include automatic crash response, stolen vehicle assistance, remote door unlock, turn-by-turn navigation, vehicle diagnostics and hands-free calling.



The 2015 Buick Encore Offers Distinctive Styling for Red Wing MN area Drivers


Red Wing, MN – The 2015 Buick Encore, now available at Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, introduce Red Wing,MN area drivers to the Encore’s sculpted styling that identifies it as a contemporary Buick.

“The inspiration for the 2015 Buick Encore’s style was to combine luxury and efficiency in an effortless way,” said Brad Banitt of Red Wing Buick. “From a crowded street to the open road, the Encore adapts easily for Red Wing drivers and does so in a stylish and sculpted body.”

Signature cues include a waterfall grille, chrome accents and surrounds, portholes on the hood and painted lower panels. Standard body-color door handles with chrome strips and a styled, stainless steel exhaust tip add to the premium look.

Blue-accented halogen composite projector-beam headlamps and detailed taillamps further enhance the exterior and are designed to give the Encore an unmistakable signature on Red Wing, MN area roads. While the 18-inch, five-spoke painted aluminum wheels are standard, seven-spoke chromed aluminum wheels are available.

All eight exterior colors include a lower accent color: Quicksilver Metallic, Satin Steel Gray Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic and Brilliant Blue Metallic (with Dark Argent Metallic lower accent); Cocoa Silver Metallic and Deep Espresso Brown Metallic (with Dark Cocoa Ash lower accent); and White Pearl Tricoat (Satin Nickel Metallic accent).

Inside, the Encore’s distinctive styling carries over to a flowing instrument panel that wraps naturally into the door panels. A prominent central instrument panel houses the seven-inch, high-resolution, full-color display for the standard IntelliLink voice-activated infotainment system that Red Wing, MN area drivers will love. It also features displays for the SiriusXM Satellite Radio and standard rearview camera, as well as the available GPS-enabled navigation system.

An all-Ebony or a contemporary mix of dark and light tones distinguishes the cabin, which is accented with ice-blue ambient lighting and select use of chrome and woodgrain trim. Premium seats feature high-density foam for greater comfort on long drives. They are trimmed in either cloth/leatherette or available premium leather.

Encore features ample storage, including eight beverage holders, storage in all four doors, four bins in the dash, pockets in the seatbacks and bins under the rear load floor around the spare tire. It offers 18.8 cubic feet (532 liters) of storage behind the split-folding rear seat and 48.4 cubic feet (1,371 liters) with the rear seat folded. The front passenger seat also folds flat to extend the cargo length and accommodate items up to eight feet long.

Interior upholstery and color combinations include: upscale cloth with leatherette accents in a choice of Ebony or Medium Titanium with Ebony accents; and leather-appointed seats in a choice of Ebony, Medium Titanium with Ebony accents, and Saddle with Cocoa accents. New, upscale fabric seat inserts are offered on 1SB and 1SD trims for 2015.

Experience Buick Protection on all 2015 Buick models includes two years/24,000 miles of scheduled maintenance, including oil changes, oil filter changes and tire rotations. It complements Buick’s four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and six-year/70,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

The 2015 Buick Encore is now available at Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, starting at $24,065 including a $925 destination.

About Buick

Buick is a modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs, luxurious interiors and thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury models, including the Enclave crossover, LaCrosse sedan, Regal sport sedan, Buick Verano sedan and the all-new Encore crossover. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at, on Twitter @buick, on Pinterest or at

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Kelly Ratz

Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac Scores Big Assist with Red Wing Hockey Association

Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac teams up with Red Wing Hockey Association to support youth hockey program


(Brad Banitt, GM  & Scott Hegseth- RWYH Representative)

Red Wing, Oct. 2, 2014 – In the spirit of teamwork taught by youth sports, Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac is teaming up with Red Wing Hockey Association to provide players and coaches with hockey equipment kits that include hockey pucks, t-shirts and knit caps, a sponsorship check and an opportunity for community members to enter the free Ultimate Pro Hockey Experience sweepstakes.

Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac and other Minneapolis-St Paul-area Chevrolet dealerships are donating these items to participating leagues in the area.

Each of the sponsored leagues across the region will receive 2,000 free sweepstakes entry forms to distribute within the community.  At the end of two entry periods, one in December and one in February, four lucky winners will receive Minnesota Wild game tickets or gear from Minnesota Hockey.

After the February entry period, one winner from the Minneapolis-St Paul area will win the Ultimate Pro Hockey Package, which includes four tickets to a Minnesota Wild game, in addition to hotel accommodations and all-access passes.

Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac will also present a check representing a one-time monetary contribution to Red Wing Hockey Association.

Some leagues plan to grant scholarships to families who cannot afford to enroll their children in the league, while others will use the funds to improve facilities and equipment.

“We are proud to be able to support youth hockey in our community by donating equipment and giving them the opportunity to raise much-needed funds for their league,” said Brad Banitt, GM  for Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac. “We are excited to be part of the effort this year, and anticipate a fun-filled season with Red Wing Hockey Association.”

For more information about Chevy Youth Hockey, visit

About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year.  Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

Media Information:   Kelly Ratz