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Muncie Cars for Sale: New American Chevrolet Cadillac to Open
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MUNCIE, IN - Steve DeAnda appreciates all the support from the community for his new American Chevrolet Cadillac auto dealership in Muncie that opens August 31st on McGalliard and Nebo Roads. You can reach out to them via the American Chevy Muncie Facebook Fan Page.
The structure of the 42,000 square foot dealership which includes a state of the art service facility began construction last winter. Mostly local work crews have worked diligently to complete the project on schedule.
Companies like B and L Drywall, Lehman’s Heating and Cooling, Reid Electric, Manor Brothers Concrete, Love Roofing and 3D Construction have really pulled through for the project. The cities of Muncie and Yorktown and Delaware County have also facilitated the project without regard to politics. DeAnda says that everyone involved in government has been positive and enthusiastic about developing our community.
Longer, lower, leaner exterior complemented by hand-crafted, connected cabin
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DETROIT, MI - The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan evolves Cadillac’s Art & Science design philosophy, with new a proportion that resizes the brand’s signature sport sedan, giving it a longer, leaner aesthetic reflective of its lightweight, driver-focused ethos.
Inside and out, the new CTS sedan grows dimensionally and its features are executed with the exemplary attention to detail and technological elements for which the brand is known.
“The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan stretches literally and figuratively to take on the segment’s best with a performance-oriented spirit and confident sophistication,” said Bob Boniface, Cadillac exterior design director. “It has a lighter, thinner appearance, while taut, linear design elements emphasize its stretched profile.”
Luxury coupe’s Regen on Demand redefines the role of paddle shifters
DETROIT, MI - Paddle shifters take on new meaning in the Cadillac ELR, the brand’s first electric vehicle with extended range capability that goes on sale in early 2014.
Unlike traditional performance vehicles where the steering wheel-mounted paddles allow drivers to upshift and downshift the mechanical transmission, Cadillac ELR’s paddle shifters enable the driver to temporarily regenerate energy and store it as electricity in the battery pack for later use.
ELR’s Regen on Demand feature is unique to the compact luxury coupe and builds on Cadillac’s performance-bred heritage.
Best Highway Fuel Economy of Any Non-Hybrid Passenger Car in America
Speech engine picks up accents and dialects from IntelliLink voice commands
Redesigned flagship sedan offers hidden compartment behind PIN-activated faceplate
By Rick Yencer
MUNCIE, IN - Four people died on Delaware and Madison counties highways during the last 72 hours, making it the deadliest traffic time in recent history.
Whether it was recklessness, drunk driving, or health issues, the number of impaired drivers and traffic fatalities continues to rise in Indiana, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
MUNCIE, IN - Rising gas prices over the coming decade may make public transportation significantly more attractive to Hoosiers, say three new reports from Ball State University. In fact, ridership could more than double by 2035, meaning the customer base would expand well beyond the current “typical” users who are low income residents who are most dependent on Indiana’s current 66 fixed route public transportation systems.
Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) found that almost 70 percent of fixed-route bus riders are dependent on buses because they do not have access to a vehicle. CBER also discovered that a 10-percent increase in gas prices over several years will increase bus ridership by 3.4 percent while a sudden 10-percent spike in gas prices is associated with a 1.15 percent increase in bus ridership in Indiana.
“Under conservative assumptions, we expect ridership to more than double by 2035,” said Michael Hicks, CBER director and economics professor. “In fact, we anticipate ridership to increase as public transportation becomes more acceptable among more affluent urban and suburban residents — something that state officials have been promoting for several years.”
By Rick Yencer
MUNCIE, IN - A westside intersection prime for development down the road will be a third traffic roundabout, bringing local government together to share the cost.
Within two years, the intersection of Jackson Street and Nebo Road will join the Jackson-Morrison Road crossing where vehicles no longer stop.
MUNCIE, IN - The Ford Atlas Concept is a bold look at potential design, technology and capability features that could one day appear in Ford trucks.