January 13th, 2017
Here at our Chevrolet dealership serving DC, we know that pickup truck drivers aren’t your run of the mill new vehicle shoppers. After all, driving a sedan is all about getting from point A to point B; driving a pickup is all about versatility, flexibility, capability, and attitude.
Of course, the Chevrolet Silverado is a truck that’s paid its dues time and time again over the years. Drivers know that the Silverado is as dependable as they come, which is why it’s such a popular choice for the job site and the trail alike.
Chevy recently through the Silverado into high gear, building on the production High Desert package that drivers will find available on the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country at our DC area dealership. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Desert SEMA show truck highlights a range of custom cargo and performance options that build on the 2017 Silverado’s exquisite design.
Fashionable and functional, this show model sports a unique lockable, flexible storage system mounted above the high-strength steel roll-formed bed. With dual side storage bins and a three-part hard tonneau cover, the system gives the 2017 Silverado High Desert SEMA show truck a profile that features sail panels reminiscent of the Chevy Avalanche.
“The new High Desert package blends the capability and utility of Silverado with even greater refinement,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet truck marketing. “It’s ideal for those customers who want the security of a lockable cargo area as well as the flexibility of a pickup truck bed.”
In addition to this unique configuration, the truck also features magnetic ride control; this is a first for the Silverado nameplate. Electronically controlled shock absorbers are linked to sensors that read the road every millisecond, triggering damping changes in as few as 5 milliseconds for a supremely smooth ride.
To learn more about the latest 2017 Silverado trims and features, or to schedule a test drive in a brand new Chevy truck, don’t hesitate to contact Pohanka Chevrolet online or to call our team directly at (703) 968-6677 today!
January 12th, 2017
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s innovation that drives progress for the folks at Volkswagen! The automaker is committed to bringing drivers the enhancements, improvements, and upgrades that they crave, and it shows at our College Park area Volkswagen dealership.
The automaker recently unveiled a collection of upgrades for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf range, capturing the attention of attendees at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. From its outer appearance to its inner workings, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf brings College Park area drivers more to love than ever before!
In the front and rear, each version of the 2017 Golf features updated fascia and lighting. What might be most exciting for drivers who are eager to go green, though, are the upcoming updates to the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf electric model!
Under the hood of the upcoming 2017 e-Golf, shoppers will find a newly upgraded electric battery that packs a punch. The new 35.8 kWh battery provides a significant increase in range, bringing the e-Golf from the model’s current 83-mile range to a projected 124-mile range.
In addition to going farther, the 2017 e-Golf is also set to provide enhanced sporty performance. Volkswagen projects that the electric model will be capable of shaving more than a second off of its 0-60 mph time to check in at 9.6 seconds.
Charging the 2017 e-Golf will be faster and easier, too, thanks to the DC fast charging system. Available on the base SE and standard on the SEL Premium, this DC fast charging system provides an 80% charge in about an hour, allowing drivers to quickly get the power that they need.
To learn more about the upgrades to the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, including the 2017 e-Golf and when you can expect to find it in our showroom, be sure to contact us online or to call the Pohanka Volkswagen team at (301) 808-7100 today!
January 12th, 2017
At our Dale City area Lexus dealership, we always love it when things get turned up a notch. Whether it’s under the hood of our favorite car or on our dinner plate, we’re firm believers that a bit of spice never hurt anyone!
Of course, we’re not the only ones who think so. Legions of fans swear by Huy Fong Foods’ most famous product: Sriracha sauce. We can’t say that we blame them, given how the distinctive sauce adds a burst of flavor to just about anything you could think to put it on.
But what about a car? Sure, a non-edible 2017 Lexus IS at our Dale City area showroom may seem like a silly place to splash your favorite hot sauce. In the hands of the right custom shop, though, the idea isn’t quite as crazy as it sounds. It is, however, just as hot as you’d expect!
As Brian Smith, Lexus vice president of marketing, points out, “The new Lexus IS is so hot, we decided to make it Sriracha hot, with all the custom details every Sriracha fan will appreciate.” To make it happen, Lexus teamed up with the West Coast Customs team, as well as Huy Fong Foods.
It was an exciting move for David Tran, CEO and founder of Huy Fong Foods, too. As he said, “I feel so humbled to see my Lexus and Sriracha friends’ love for my hot sauce. The Lexus Sriracha IS is really the perfect mix for a ‘hot’ and ‘spicy car’ – just the way I like it.”
The custom 2017 Lexus Sriracha IS, which was unveiled at the LA Auto Show, sports a number of one-of-a-kind details. The paint job is noticeable immediately, with its fiery red hue, chili-inspired flakes, and bottle-inspired clear coat.
The interior features plenty of spicy details, too. A Sriracha-style steering wheel, “Sriracha Hot” climate control settings, and even a special driving mode tailored for faster gear changes and dynamic throttle mapping.
Of course, there’s plenty of excitement to be found behind the wheel of the stock 2017 Lexus IS, too! Schedule a test drive with the Pohanka Lexus of Chantilly team today by giving us a call at (703) 968-9100 or contacting us online.