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GM's self-driving car, the Cruise, goes out for a spin

Last week on our sister site, SVGMotors.com, our blog post told you how General Motors was investing heavily in its new self-driving car service, Cruise, and hiring 1,000 new employees to support the program.

Despite the setbacks that Google has experienced with their self-driving vehicle program, GM seems to be having tremendous success with its Cruise program. Recently, GM released footage of the Cruise taking a drive and we thought we'd share…
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Top Ten Reasons the 2019 Camaro Should Be Your Next Ride

Top ten reasons a 2019 Camaro should be your next ride

Would you just look at it? The 2019 Camaro is a thing of beauty, but its virtues go beyond skin-deep. Read more to learn why the 2019 Camaro should be number one on your list for your next vehicle.

1.  Massive performance

The V8 engine in the legendary Camaro SS V8 delivers 455 horsepower resulting in a pavement-scorching 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds. For those who love deep, powerful exhaust tones, they’ll love the sound of the V-8. Enthusiasts can choose between a manual six-speed transmission or…

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The new Chevy Blazer has evolved with an attitude

The 2019 Blazer is the boldest, most progressive crossover Chevrolet has introduced to date. With its wide stance, athletic look, and enhanced body lines it has just the right mix of form, function, aggression and elegance. Of course from the Blazer’s conception in 1969 on a K5 full-size truck chassis, the Blazer has always…well, blazed trails.



When the Blazer name was introduced in 1969, it was designed to compete with the Ford Bronco. Interestingly, the Ford Bronco was designed to compete with the Jeep Wrangler. At its introduction, the Blazer sported a removable top, and Chevy boasted about…

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A 296 horsepower Cruze? It exists!

Image credit: Falando de Carro


While the US auto market is flooded with crossover SUVs, there’s still a need for affordable compact cars. Specifically, hot hatchbacks. You know, those FWD compact coupes and sedans with diminutive size that pack above average horsepower and have a 5th door…

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What to expect when your lease ends

Leasing is a great option for those who like to drive newer cars. However, because a lease carries some responsibilities, there are some things you should know before leasing a car.



 

1.)  At your lease end, you’ll have to decide between buying the vehicle you leased, giving it back, or leasing a new vehicle. No matter which option you choose, SVG will be…

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Name GM's new green machine and win!

GM launching a completely new product to add to its diverse line of transportation choices


With an end goal to give customers a wider variety of transportation, GM is introducing a new item in 2019. GM announced that they are presently creating two e-bikes. One adaptation will be compact, and the other will be foldable. While they didn't give many details, they released a photograph of its sleek structure.

During the announcement, GM clarified that they are seeking submissions from the public to give the machine a name. The person who…
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Explaining "Dealer Invoice" pricing

The SVG Auto Group knows that buying a car (whether it’s new or used) can be intimidating. That’s why we’re dedicated to educating you on industry terms so you feel comfortable during the whole buying process. The term that we’ll explain today is “dealer invoice”.


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Dream comes true for Steve VanGorder, owner of SVG Motors, purchases Chevy dealership in Greenville

July 1, 2015

After working at car dealerships for all of his adult life; Steve VanGorder purchases Ron Garrett Chevrolet in Greenville Ohio.  In 2014, Steve left Jeff Schmitt Auto Group after 20 years and started SVG Motors in Vandalia.  He explains that owning a Chevy dealership was "a dream come true."  

Ron and Barbara Garrett owned the Chevrolet dealership for 40 years at 1225 E. Russ Road in Greenville.

“Yesterday, we signed the contracts and that was the culmination of half dozen meetings at his house and my house, lunch and dinner, just getting to know each other,” VanGorder…
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Optimist 2.0 Meeting News – March 15, 2018 – Steve Van Gorder – Founder, SVG Motors

Greg Fay introduced our speaker, Steve Van Gorder, the president of SVG Motors / SVG Chevrolet / SVG Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram / SVG Urbana.

Steve gave us an uplifting story of how he came to be the successful owner of several automobile dealerships in the extended Dayton area.

When Steve was in his late teens in the 90’s he had the opportunity to sell cars and he liked it. He became bored and decided to sell…
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