Archive for December, 2014
The competition for pickup-truck bragging rights is fierce, with all of the major players constantly trying to outdo each other in every metric, from fuel economy to towing capacity to available features. This year, a new combatant entered the ring: the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, a small pickup designed for practical day-to-day use that still could be segued into real working situations. The Colorado offers so much, in fact, that is beat out the favored Ford F-150 for one of the highest pickup-truck honors, the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award!
“After days of testing, hundreds of miles on the road and our most rigorous truck testing program to date, our editors unanimously selected the Chevy Colorado as our 2015 Truck of the Year,” said Edward Loh, Motor Trend’s editor-in-chief. “Colorado is a smart, capable and refreshingly honest truck that makes a strong value and efficiency statement. It’s perfectly sized and suited for the needs of many of today’s truck users.”
All of the trucks up for the award were put through a trying gauntlet of tasks and measures across six comprehensive categories: design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value and performance of intended function. The Colorado was so impressive it was selected for the title unanimously, wowing every judge on the panel.
“A lot of our staff fell in love with that pickup,” said Loh. “It’s the thinking man’s kind of pickup.”
The 2015 Colorado’s exterior has a sleek, stylish look that differentiates the latest iteration of this model from the squarer, more traditional facades of large Chevy pickup trucks. Inside, the Colorado features a luxury-like feel focused on comfort and technology. A rear-vision camera is standard, and upgrade options include collision alert, lane departure warning, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and the Chevy MyLink infotainment system. The powerful engine options will let you tow up to 7,000 pounds, giving the 2015 Colorado the most towing power in its class.
See what made all of the experts swoon. Come try out the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the year today at our Chevrolet dealership in Lakewood, NJ!
It started with targeted ads during first-season breaks and grew from there — the love between Portlandia and Subaru has grown from commercial breaks to that of the official automotive sponsor. Candace and Toni might not be behind such a big-name partnership, but we at Pine Belt are certainly happy to see some of our favorite things come together in a fun and unique way, and there’s no denying that Portlandia and Subaru are both very fun and very unique.
Portlandia, which playfully mocks the unique subcultures of the Pacific Northwest, is the brainchild of SNL alum Fred Armisen and clever musician Carrie Brownstein. Whether they’re getting catnapped, running a feminist bookstore or tailgating at A Prairie Home Companion (check out the video below!), they show’s kitschy charm is undeniable, and suitably complemented by the fun and trendy vehicles offered by Subaru. To make things even better, the Portland area is one of the biggest Subaru markets, allowing for the integration of car and comedy in a way that feels natural.
When the partnership kicked off big-time in 2012, Brian Johnson, national advertising manager for Subaru of America, had this to say: “Subaru is very excited about its evolved partnership with IFC and Portlandia. Integrating into the second season of the program was a great venue to showcase the 2012 Impreza in a fun, comedic way. The viewers of IFC and Portlandia and Subaru owners share similar values and beliefs and we believe both audiences will appreciate the partnership.”
Bring some Armisen-Brownstein fun to the Garden State and swing by our Lakewood, NJ Subaru dealership! To finish things off, enjoy some Portlandia fun:
New Jersey is known for a lot of things, but during the holiday season the only ones that matter are all of its malls. As all of us who grew up in the Garden State know, you’re never very far from a shopping center, but during the holidays, having so many options can be a bit overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be great to get all your shopping done in one fell swoop? Sure! And that’s why your friends here at Pine Belt Jeep have both a list of the best malls in the area as well as the vehicle that can carry everything you need without having to stop and drop things off at home.
These three great malls are all within 25 minutes of our Jeep dealership in Lakewood, NJ and have a wide selection of shops to choose from. Coupled with the 68.3 cubic seat of space you get when you fold the Grand Cherokee’s back seat down, you might only have to make one trip this year!
The Ocean County Mall
1201 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ
The Ocean County Mall is probably the biggest in the area, boasting more than 120 stores from all the top brands. Whether you need gadgets, toys or fashion for the good people on your “nice” list, you’ll find it here. The Ocean County Mall is even offering extended hours for the holiday, so be sure to check out their website for details. Featured stores include staples like H&M and Old Navy, plus high-end brands like Coach and kids’ favorites like GameStop. You can even pick up a new phone at RadioShack — after all, with standard Bluetooth compatibility on your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you’ll need a lot more space for music and apps!
The Monmouth Mall
Routes 35 & 36, Eatontown, NJ
The Monmouth Mall is spicing things up for the holidays with regular on-site performances by local schools and studios, meaning you can shop ’til you drop to the tune of festive live music! If that’s not enough reason to check the mall out, it also offers every store you could possibly want — more than 120 places to shop and eat in total! Barnes & Noble is a great spot for the bookish pal, while Modell’s is sure to satisfy the sports fan in your life. Parking in the Monmouth Mall’s garage will even be stress-free thanks to features on your Grand Cherokee like Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection alongside the ParkSense park assist system.
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
One Premium Outlets Blvd, Tinton Falls, NJ
For the bargain hunters among us, there’s no stop better than the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets. Featuring discount stores from the most-coveted designer brands, the Premium Outlets let you get high-end gifts for prices you won’t find anywhere else. Highlights of the outlet selection include Anne Taylor, GUESS, Levi’s, Nike, Oakley and much more, such as home furnishing, jewelry and electronic stores. There’s really no feeling quite like knowing you got the best deal.
So team up with the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and make your life a little easier this December! If you don’t have one yet, there’s no reason to wait. Come on down to our Jeep dealership and test-drive the Grand Cherokee today, or make it the perfect gift for someone you love!