Archive for February, 2015

Pine Belt Chevy Gets a DealerRater Consumer Satisfaction Award


2015 Consumer Satisfaction Award We’ve always said that when you visit Pine Belt Chevrolet, you’re sure to get an outstanding customer experience. But that’s just a claim — one a lot of dealerships make without anything to back it up. Well, we’re incredibly proud to announce that we have been honored by with one of their inaugural Consumer Satisfaction Awards for the excellent reviews our lovely customers have left us on their web site. This is a huge credit to every single member of our sales, financing and service teams, and we couldn’t be more proud of them and all of their hard work.

In order to qualify for a Consumer Satisfaction Award, dealerships must have gotten at least 25 reviews in 2014 with an average rating of 4.0 or higher. Of those, the top 10 percent receive the award. Pine Belt Chevrolet can say that, across more than 650 total reviews, we have an average score of 4.8 out of 5 and 98 percent of people would recommend us! Those numbers are truly humbling, and we’re thrilled not just to win this award, but to have made so many people in New Jersey happy for so long. Most of all, we’re thankful that so many of you have taken the time to leave your feedback with sites like DealerRater. This feedback in invaluable to us, as it helps us continue to grow and serve our community even better in the future.

This isn’t even the first time around the block for the Pine Belt Chevrolet team — back in 2013, we won one of DealerRater’s Dealer of the Year Awards for general excellence! The specific Consumer Satisfaction Award is brand new, but we definitely hope our continued dedication to service means our first won’t be our last.

Thanks again from everyone at Pine Belt Chevrolet!

By Popular Demand, the All-Electric Bolt Will Be Coming in Time for 2017


In a world that’s increasingly concerned with tomorrow, it’s important that companies are always innovating and striving to introduce technologies that make the world a brighter place. Last month at the Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet exhibited its commitment to that ideal with a concept car called the Bolt: an affordable, all-electric compact car meant to rival big names like the Tesla Model 3. There was no timeline for the car’s release, but public opinion was sure and swift — this car was already in demand. Chevy’s response? “Let’s do it.”

Riding the wave of demand, Chevy has announced this week at the Chicago Auto Show that the Bolt has been greenlit for production, barely a month after the concept made its debut. What has everyone show excited? Taking advantage of the battery technology in already-available vehicle like the Chevy Volt hybrid, the Bolt is expected to get more than 200 miles on one charge and cost around $30,000. Plus, unlike many hybrid and electric vehicles, it’s slated to be available in all 50 states! That’s good news for green-minded customers here in New Jersey. To top things off, Chevy is planning to build this futuristic car right here in the States, at its Orion plant near Detroit.

Featuring a great, modern look that is stylish without being gaudy, the Bolt will feature the ability to select your mode of driving to suit the car’s capabilities to the situation. It will also be compatible with DC fast chargers. The Bolt is looking to hit dealerships for the 2017 model year, which means it still is a little ways off, and as more details become available we’re only going to get more excited for this eco-friendly ride.

Check out a video of the Bolt’s reveal below, and stay tuned for more news about this incredible new vehicle from Chevrolet!

Share Your Renegade Spirit and Win with the Renegade Life Contest!


The countdown to the release of the Jeep Renegade at the end of this month continues, and Jeep has decided to go all-out in celebration of the little crossover that’s making big waves. The good folks over at Jeep have partnered up with NBCUniversal and iHeartRadio to bring an epic contest to the Jeep faithful. Entrants have the chance to win a trip to the iHeart Radio Music Awards, a spot in a custom ad to air across several networks during the show on March 29 and, best of all, a shiny, new 2015 Jeep Renegade Latitude!

Entry is simple. First, take a picture of yourself embodying your “Renegade Spirit.” What makes you the kind of adventurous go-getter that defines what Jeep ownership is all about? Then just pick the best photo and post it to either Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #RenegadeLifeContest and boom, you’ve entered. Three lucky winners chosen by a panel of judges will be flown to the iHeartRadio Music Awards and they’ll receive a Renegade all their own! In addition, everyone who enters the contest will have the chance to have their photo appear in a commercial to air on Bravo, E!, NBC and Syfy. We know our customers are fun people who like to break the mold, so we’re sure you have what it takes to enter!

“Social media remains an extension of our networks’ brands, and we’re excited to harness the audience reach and engagement to launch the all-new Jeep Renegade,” said Alison Tarrant, Executive VP of Client Solutions at NBCUniversal.

The 2015 Jeep Renegade should be arriving at our New Jersey Jeep Dealership in just a few weeks, and we can’t wait to bring it to all of you. Check out this neat video of the Renegade in action below, and get pumped!


Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Brings Home the Gold in Off-Road Acumen


Off-road vehicles like those in the Jeep lineup have gotten more stylish and comfortable than ever before, but that doesn’t mean they’ve lost any of their grit. Case in point: the 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, which got a high-end makeover but nonetheless took home the esteemed Four-Wheeler of the Year award from Four-Wheeler Magazine. Earning the honor entailed a harrowing off-road test that took the Cherokee through water, dirt, sand and even snow to determine exactly how tough it was. In the end, the Cherokee beat out the Toyota 4RUNNER TRD Pro and its little sibling the Jeep Renegade to earn the honor.

“The team of seasoned judges appreciated Cherokee Trailhawk’s cutting-edge technology, fresh styling, and luxurious interior amenities packed in a vehicle designed for the 21st century that still maintains true off-road capability,” editor Christian Hazel said.

The Trailhawk was praised for its incredible high-tech interior and its capable handling in a variety of environments, as well as its trouncing of the other vehicles on the loose-dirt hillclimb test. At the end of the day, the judges agreed that the Cherokee was just straight-up fun to drive!

“Winning the prestigious ‘Four Wheeler of the Year’ award reinforces the fact that the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is unquestionably the most capable mid-size SUV on the planet,” said Mike Manley, Jeep President and CEO.

There’s little need for modesty when you’re the proven winner, and in fact Jeep vehicles have won 13 off-roading awards (although this is the first for the Cherokee from an enthusiast publication, making it quite a special one).

For our part, we’re thrilled to see two amazing Jeep vehicles put to the test and pass with flying colors! It’s just more proof that the modern Jeep is a beautiful marriage of form and function. To test out any of the enterprising Jeep models, including the Cherokee Trailhawk, pay us a visit at our Jeep dealership in Lakewood, NJ.

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