Why Small Cars are a Smart Buy

Why Small Cars are a Smart Buy

While crossovers and SUVs are gaining popularity in America, Europe is still obsessed with compact cars. When you look at the benefits of small cars, they have good reason. If you can let go of a need for massive towing power and maximum space, these upsides to small cars might win you over.

 

Fuel Efficient

If you want to save the most at the gas tank, a small car is the way to go. A 2018 Chevrolet Cruze can offer a whopping 52 mpg highway* with its available turbo-diesel engine. You won’t find that kind of mileage in a crossover or SUV.

 

Affordable

Not only can a small car save you money at the gas tank, but it can save you money at the initial purchase as well. Small cars are often the most affordable of a manufacturer’s lineup, making them great choices for young drivers or any shopper on a budget.

 

Fun to Drive

With modern, peppy engines entering the compact car segment, and small, nimble designs, small cars are generally lots of fun to drive. They can take swift turns and fit into tight parking spaces with ease. If you’ve been used to driving an SUV or even a large car, you may be pleasantly surprised by the difference in feel.

If you want to learn more about what cars like the 2018 Chevy Cruze can do for you, contact us at H&H Chevrolet.

 

*EPA-estimated MPG highway for Cruze Diesel Sedan with 1.6L 4-cylinder Turbo-Diesel engine and manual transmission. EPA-estimated 47 MPG highway for Cruze Diesel Sedan with automatic transmission.

Autonomous Chevrolet Bolt Taxi

Chevrolet Bolt taxi is going to be seen on the road soon!

Chevrolet Bolt taxi is going to be seen on the road soon!

General Motors has generated a lot of interest with its latest electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Bolt. Now the company is taking that interest to new heights by making use of their partnership with Lyft. General Motors and Lyft will begin testing the autonomous Chevrolet Bolt taxi by mid-2017.

While neither company has revealed the location, the Chevrolet Bolt taxi isn’t likely to go unnoticed. Using technology developed by Cruise Automation Inc., General Motors hopes to increase sales via those who use Lyft.

“We have said the Chevrolet Bolt EV is the ideal platform for ride sharing solutions,” General Motors said. “We believe electrification blends perfectly with autonomy when it comes to technology integration.”

General Motors invested $500 million in Lyft back in January and both companies have heavily invested in autonomous technology. That’s not the only company the conglomerate is looking to acquire. Cruise Automation Inc. is in talks with General Motors for a $1 billion price tag.

Have no fear, ride-sharing users! Lyft will keep drivers in autonomous vehicles at first to ensure passenger safety. Customers in the unnamed city can opt into the program to receive a ride in an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt taxi within the coming year.

Here at H&H Chevrolet Cadillac of Shippensburg, PA, we can’t wait to see the latest in autonomous technology hit the road!