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).

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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 www.buick.com, on Twitter @buick, on Pinterest or at www.facebook.com/buick.

Dealership Media Contact:

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 www.YouthSportsWired.com.

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 www.chevrolet.com.

Media Information:   Kelly Ratz   kratz@redwingchev.com





2015 Chevrolet Colorado offers Segment-Leading Fuel Economy


EPA estimated 26 mpg highway for V-6 2wd models


Red Wing, Sept. 9, 2014 – The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, available this fall at Red Wing Chevroelt, will offer segment-leading fuel economy for V-6 midsize pickups, based on EPA fuel economy estimates released today.

“The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado offers some of the best EPA fuel economy estimates of any pickup in a fun-to-drive, easy-to-own package,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “The Colorado proves you don’t have to buy a lot of expensive technology to save money at the pump.”

For V-6 pickups with automatic transmissions, which make up the majority of midsize truck sales, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado offers highway fuel economy 3 to 5 mpg better than competitors.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado fuel economy

“The fuel economy is just one of the many features that make the Colorado desirable by Red Wing, MN area drivers,” said Brad Banitt of Red Wing Chevrolet. “The 2015 Colorado gives capability, strength and confidence that come with owning one of the larger models.”For the 2016 model year, the Chevrolet Colorado will add a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel to the engine lineup. Technical details and EPA fuel economy estimates will be available closer to launch.

The 2015 Colorado will be available in dealerships nationwide in the fall of 2014. EPA fuel economy estimates for four-cylinder Colorado will be finalized in the near future.

With the introduction of the 2015 Colorado, Chevrolet will offer customers more pickup choices than any other brand, including midsize, full-size light duty and heavy-duty pickups.



Kelly Ratz

2015 Chevrolet Suburban Delivers Unprecedented Performance To Customers


New EcoTec3 V-8, along with chassis refinements, result in a stronger, more powerful and more efficient Suburban.


Red Wing, MN – For almost eight decades, the Chevrolet Suburban has been known for its stout performance, but the new 2015 Suburban, now available at Red Wing Chevrolet, offers even more power and capability.

“The Suburban is synonymous with great power and towing capacity,” said Brad Banitt of Red Wing Chevrolet. “But with the new EcoTec3 V-8 and a number of chassis refinements, the 2015 Suburban is stronger, more powerful, and more efficient than ever before.”

All 2015 Suburban’s are powered by a new EcoTec3 5.3L V-8. The all-aluminum engine incorporates a number of state-of-the-art technologies, including direct injection, cylinder deactivation, and continuously variable valve timing. As a result, this new 5.3-liter engine produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, nearly 35 hp and 20 lb-ft more than the previous generation 5.3L V-8.

Better yet, those increases in power are paired with increases in fuel economy. 2WD 2015 Suburban’s are EPA-rated at 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. That amounts to roughly a 10-percent increase in highway mileage over the previous Suburban, and 7-percent greater city mileage.

Customers looking to put that power to work, especially when towing, will appreciate a number of other revisions made to the 2015 Suburban. All models receive a stronger fully-boxed perimeter frame, along with aluminum front suspension control arms that are 10-percent stiffer than comparable steel items. A wider rear track results in a more planted stance, while standard 18-inch wheels are a half-inch wider, delivering improved cornering performance.

2WD 2015 Suburban’s are capable of towing a stout 8300 pounds, 5 percent more than the previous model. While all Suburban’s are equipped with a standard 2-inch receiver hitch as standard equipment, an available Max Trailering Package adds an air-leveling rear suspension, a 3.41:1 rear axle ratio, and an integrated trailer brake controller.

The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban is built in Arlington, Texas, and is now available at Red Wing Chevrolet.


MEDIA CONTACT: Kelly Ratz                                          


Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac will Buy Your Car

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MyLink Keeps Red Wing, MN Area Silverado Drivers Calm, Cool and Connected

MyLink Keeps Red Wing, MN Area Silverado Drivers Calm, Cool and Connected

Red Wing, MN– The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado’s next-generation MyLink gives Red Wing, MN area customers the best of both worlds when it comes to infotainment. MyLink provides easy, intuitive operation of basic functions, yet it is also highly customizable and capable of linking up to 10 devices such as smartphones, SD cards and MP3 players, giving customers more ways to stay connected.

Silverado’s MyLink is one of the first to use of natural language voice recognition technology, which enables customers to safely place calls, enter destinations, browse media, play music and control other functions simply by telling the vehicle what to do. There are no key phrases to remember and no need to look at a screen. MyLink also can be operated via a touch screen, with large, clearly labeled knobs, or through integrated steering wheel controls.

The system can store up to 60 favorites including radio stations (AM/FM/XM), contacts, destinations, music and other media – a convenient feature for those who travel to the same destination regularly and want to save locations.

The graphic treatment of the MyLink screen and the Driver Information Center in the instrument cluster can be customized to one of four distinct personalities, depending on who’s behind the wheel and how the Silverado is being used – Main Street (default setting), Contemporary, Edge and Velocity.

One of the most noticeable additions to the new Silverado is the available high-resolution, full-color touch-screen display radio that is seamlessly integrated into the top of the central instrument panel. This vibrant LCD screen is standard on LTZ and available on LT, and it displays a home page resembling a smartphone screen or tablet, with just a few, large buttons and easily recognizable icons to execute commands.

Functionality is highly intuitive and includes the driver’s five most frequently used apps located along the top of the screen. At the bottom of the screen, users can select music, points of interest, addresses, maps for weather or directions, phone numbers or system commands.

“Our Silverado owners need an infotainment system that does not compromise their drive experience,” said Brad Banitt of Red Wing Chevrolet. “With Chevrolet MyLink, they get multimedia personalization that’s easy to use – especially on-the-go.”

Versatile – just like the Silverado
The Silverado’s MyLink system can be as simple or as capable as customers want it to be. It functions as an extension of the owner’s Android, BlackBerry or iPhone. It also supports phones with the Symbian operating system from Nokia and phones with the Windows Mobile operating system from Microsoft.

Once users connect and properly stow their devices, they can access Audio, Phone and Settings to connect their customized music libraries, contacts, videos and photos with the radio using their smartphones, and the vehicle’s Bluetooth or USB.

Designed with customers in mind
Customer clinic data, extensive Human Machine Interface (HMI) input and feedback from prominent customer satisfaction survey companies was used to determine screen colors, font sizes, placement of the buttons and number of items per screen. The result is a system that is both safe and easy to use.

MyLink designers developed four specific graphic appearances designed to appeal to the distinctive personalities of Chevrolet customer groups. They include:

• Main Street – An all-around, crowd pleasing design using primary colors; a typical customer may drive a truck and use it as a high-tech mobile office. This is the system’s default setting.
• Contemporary – Clean, simple interface that’s not overly colorful or busy, geared to busy moms and families.
• Edge – Youth-oriented, dynamic feel with vibrant colors and pop culture-inspired icons.
• Velocity – Sleek, with carbon fiber background appearance and glowing neon, aimed at driving enthusiasts.

Customers simply use the Settings menu to personalize their Silverado.

Additionally, GM has hired connected customer specialists throughout the country to help Red Wing Chevrolet train customers on how to get the most out of their infotainment systems.

A trusted traveling companion: OnStar
OnStar accessibility expands in the 2014 Silverado. Besides the venerable Blue button, customers can access OnStar via the screen display.

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is equipped with six months of OnStar’s premium Directions and Connections service (OnStar is optional on the 1WT model). OnStar brings added safety, security and connectivity to these vehicles, including services such as Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostics and Roadside Assistance.

Most smartphone owners can also download the RemoteLink Mobile App, which allows OnStar subscribers to control and manage certain vehicle functions from their phone. For more information on OnStar’s services, visit onstar.com.


Kelly Ratz

Source: http://media.gm.com/content/media/us/en/chevrolet/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2013/May/Silverado-May-5/0505-silv-mylink.html