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Sneak Peek at the 2015 Tahoe at Colonial Chevrolet of Acton

On January 16th Colonial Chevrolet will be attending the New England International Auto Show Boston for training on and to have a Sneak Peek at the 2015 Tahoe.

It’s everything you’ve come to expect from a large SUV and so much more. The all-new 2015 Suburban is still as reliable and reputable as ever, but has been redesigned inside and out, with your passengers’ every need considered. This is your first look at the next generation of the ever-iconic Chevrolet Suburban, coming early Spring 2014.

2015 tahoe

The All new 2015 Tahoe is primed to make its appearance in early Spring 2014! Get a chance to see it live at the New England International Auto Show Boston at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Thursday January 16th through Monday January 20th. The show hours are Thursday and Friday, Noon to 9:00PM, Saturday and Sunday 10:00AM to 9:00PM and Monday 10:00AM to 6:00PM.

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Introducing the 2015 GMC Yukon


Introducing the 2015 GMC Yukon. With bold styling, premium materials, advanced technologies and inspiring capability, Yukon will transport you in comfort and style.


The 2015 Yukon interior, a perfect blend of craftsmanship, refinement and functionality. Features include:

  • Wrapped surfaces with contrasting stitching and authentic aluminum trim
  • Innovative storage for today’s lifestyles
  • Denali’s aluminum trim features a unique burnished finish that is complemented by real poplar wood accents


GMC engineers concentrated on every aspect of the Yukon to reduce noise resulting in a noticeably quiet interior cabin.

  • Inlaid doors and redesigned mirrors reduce wind noise and improve aerodynamics
  • Acoustic laminated windshield and front-door glass
  • Triple-sealed doors
  • Valved exhaust system reduces exhaust noise


Yukon delivers on your need for comfort as well as unparalleled flexibility for passengers, cargo – or both. Features include:

  • Third-row fold-flat seats with available power release option
  • Available segment-exclusive second-row power release fold-and-tumble seats
  • Integrated rear cargo management system
  • Lit storage behind articulating 8-inch-diagonal color touch screen
  • Center console large enough for hanging folders or a laptop
  • New upper door storage


Setting a new standard for large SUV technology advancements means letting you stay connected and conveniently in control. The all-new 2015 Yukon arrives complete with the technology and infotainment innovations to complement your life – including standard next-generation Color Touch Radio with IntelliLink1, Rear Vision Camera and much more.


The enhanced GMC IntelliLink system enables you to seamlessly experience your media like never before through a logical, intuitive interface. Features include:

  • 8-inch-diagonal Color Touch Screen with smartphone-inspired interface
  • Natural language voice recognition
  • MyMedia functionality compiles media from multiple devices
  • Smartphone integration for hands-free calling and phone book access
  • Customizable ‘Favorites’ allow you to save albums, songs, artists, destinations and contacts
  • Bluetooth3 with phone and audio streaming capability


In addition to IntelliLink, Yukon is equipped with a suite of technology features that offer the flexible convenience and control that let you connect on command. Features include:

  • Full USB2/SD Card and MP3 player inputs
  • Bluetooth®3 for phone and audio
  • 4.2-inch full-color Driver Information Center
  • Denali Exclusive 8-inch-diagonal Customizable Driver Display
  • Available navigation4 system
  • Bose® Premium Sound Systems


Yukon’s new instrument clusters are more user friendly and allow the driver seamless integration with the center stack display.

  • Convenient access to audio, phone and navigation functions
  • Denali’s 8-inch-diagonal, color Customizable Driver Display, is fully reconfigurable with three selectable themes to choose from
  • All functions are controlled via the steering wheel and are integrated with the 8-inch-diagonal Color Touch Screen display located in the center stack


The all-new 2015 GMC Yukon has been redesigned to make a powerful first impression, as distinctive to behold as it is innovative and comfortable to drive.


The all-new Yukon exterior exudes style and confidence from first impression to lasting glance. Design highlights include:

  • Detailed GMC grille with chrome surround
  • Projector beam headlights
  • LED lamps with GMC-specific light signature
  • Distinctive 20-inch wheel options


Yukon Denali is the epitome of GMC’s bold styling. Design highlights include:

  • Signature chrome Denali grille
  • HID projector beam headlights
  • Chrome exterior accents on the door handles, bodyside molding, roof rack and rear liftgate
  • Available power retractable illuminated assist steps
  • Available 22-inch wheels

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Colonial South CJD team members to Run the West Island 5K

This upcoming weekend in Fairhaven, MA 5 Colonial South Chrysler Jeep Dodge employees will be running in the West Island 5K as members of Team ” Colonial South Coast “ All proceeds from the West Island 5K  go to the Fairhaven High School Cross Country program & The Crispin Demers Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Along with running and walking in the event Colonial South Chrysler Jeep Dodge is a Bronze Sponsor for the event.

Mary Durocher who is our Office Manager at Colonial South Chrysler Jeep Dodge ran point on getting the dealership involved in the West Island 5K which is in its second year has ran in several 5K’s in the past and was thrilled to rally team Colonial South Coast to run in the event this weekend.

Time to meet Team Colonial South Coast

Our Service Manager Paul Sutherland who is a Marathon Runner and will be also participating in the Megatransect Challenge in September 2013. Megatransect is a 26+ Mile hike/trail run that is in Central Pennsylvania and it not for the faint of heart.

As I have already mentioned Mary Durocher has ran in several 5K’s events in the past was responsible for coordinating the team. She is in some ways by default the team Captain.

When asked, ” How did you get involved with the West Island 5k? ” Mary replied, ” The dealership wanted to get involved in the community.  As a part of that effort I hopped on Google and started looking for local events that we could get involved in. I saw the West Island 5K and knew that Paul was a marathon runner, I asked him if he would be interested and of course he was and the team grew from there. ”

The 3rd member of Team Colonial South Coast is our Finance Manager George Simone. George trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as MMA. While this is George’s first 5K he is looking forward to as it is a great augmentation to his existing training.

For Team Colonial South Coast Team members 4 and 5, Keri and Sarah will be walking the race course. This is the first event for each of them and they are excited to get involved and be a part of the team efforts.

Colonial South Chrysler Jeep Dodge General Manager, Mark Babineau had intended to Run in the race but there was so much interest from other team members, he quickly realized that if he did there would be no one to open the store this Sunday from 12-4.

" Colonial South Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Dartmouth is committed to being involved with the South Coast community. We are a part of this community and are proud to have supported the Lions Club recently by sponsoring and allowing them to use one of our vans for trash pick up efforts on Faunce Corner Road." Mark said " It is really important to give when we can, whether is time, donations or general support for local events and schools. Colonial is committed helping out when are able to " he added.

Here are details if you are interested in participating in the West Island 5K on April 28th.


5K Run/Walk


Sunday, April 28, 2013
11:00 A.M
41 Causeway Road, West Island – See Map
Fairhaven, MA 02719

All proceeds go to the Fairhaven High School Cross Country program
& The Crispin Demers Memorial Scholarship Fund
Online registration is open until 10 AM on Saturday, April 27, 2013.


  • Mostly flat and fast loop throughout scenic West Island with a fast downhill start and a challenging uphill finish.
  • Each mile will be marked and timed.
  • A water station will be fully stocked at the 1.5-mile point.

Registration & Number Pick-up

  • 41 Causeway Road, Fairhaven, MA
  • Saturday, April 27, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
  • Sunday, April 28, 9:00-10:45 A.M.
  • Great post-race refreshments!
  • Awards Ceremony/Raffle will begin at 12:15 P.M.


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