A Fun Ride: 2020 Corvette Convertible

From: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1130390_2020-chevrolet-corvette-convertible-price-specs-review-info-photos

Before the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette was unveiled in 2019 I argued there was no point in America’s sports car morphing to a mid-engine layout. The C7 Corvette was a value and I predicted the price point would rise significantly if it went mid-engine. The C7 Corvette’s performance bar was already so high that it required a race car driver to extract the limits of the C7’s performance, especially the top-dog ZR1 model. Why move that bar further?

A Corvette should look like a Corvette, not a Ferrari. This is America’s sports car and it doesn’t hail from Italy, I said.

When it became apparent that a mid-engine sports car was indeed coming from Chevrolet, I argued it should be a true moonshot supercar called the Zora that would sit above the Corvette. I figured it would have an expensive price tag that would still undercut the Italians substantially.

I recently spent a week with the mid-engine Corvette, and it turns out I was wrong. I’ll say it louder for my wife: I was wrong…. KEEP READING

The All New Kia Sorento, The All New Year And The Cross Country Trip

From: https://www.kiamedia.com/us/en/media/pressreleases/16815/all-new-kia-sorento-embarks-on-a-cross-country-journey-from-california-to-new-years-eve-in-new-york-1

Heralding the arrival of the all-new 2021 Sorento, Kia Motors America is accelerating the countdown to the New Year with a coast-to-coast tour of the U.S. The fourth generation Sorento, Kia’s newest SUV will haul the “2021” New Year’s Eve numerals from the brand’s headquarters in Irvine, CA, to Times Square in New York City for installation at the top of One Times Square. At select points along the route, National Geographic will document the Sorento’s journey as well as bring the stories from these locations to life through photography and video.

“New Year’s Eve is typically seen as a fresh start and a new beginning, and that holds true this year more than ever. With its rugged capability, the Kia Sorento will bring a little piece of the energy and fun of New Year’s Eve in Times Square to people nationwide. This will also be a reminder that we’re all in this together and that the New Year brings new opportunities and excitement,” said Russell Wager, director, marketing operations, Kia Motors America.

The road trip will culminate in Times Square, where for three days after arriving, the “2021” numerals will be part of a larger vehicle display before being installed at the top of One Times Square for the iconic New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, with Kia as the Official Countdown Sponsor. On December 31, a new creative campaign featuring the all-new Sorento will debut during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021, on ABC. And to recognize and thank them for their hard work and dedication, Kia will host frontline workers and their families in Times Square so they can ring in the New Year. The frontline workers will be shuttled to and from the festivities by a fleet of Sorento SUVs.

With the “2021” numbers in tow, the Sorento departed Kia’s Orange County headquarters with arrival in Times Square set for December 21. Along the way, the Sorento will stop at Kia dealerships in Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

Throughout the road trip and including all activities in Times Square, Kia will adhere to CDC recommended protocols regarding face masks and social distancing guidelines.

 

Employee Halloween Costume & Pumpkin Carving Contest

Employees are are invited to join our VanDevere costume contest by dressing in their most creative costumes on October 22nd. This will include a parade in the service department followed by voting for best individual and team costumes.

There will also be a pumkin carving contest. Employees will carve pumkins at home and bring them in to decorate showrooms on Monday October 19th. Voting will take place on the 22nd.