Wilson County Motors the First in Middle Tennessee to Receive the Chevrolet Volt

Wilson County Chevrolet Buick GMC Hyundai in Lebanon is the first dealership in Middle Tennessee to have the Chevy Volt electric vehicle with extended range capability. The dealership plans to keep the vehicle for the public to see and test drive.
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July 20, 2011 - PRLog -- LEBANON, TN – Wilson County Chevrolet Buick GMC Hyundai in Lebanon is now the first dealership in Middle Tennessee to have the groundbreaking Chevrolet Volt.  Customers, enthusiasts, techies, and everyone else are invited out to see and test drive the vehicle that has revolutionized the automobile industry.

The Volt is an award-winning electric vehicle with extended-range driving capability. It establishes an entirely new segment in the global automotive market. The five-door, four-passenger Chevrolet Volt is designed to be a family’s primary vehicle providing the benefits of gas-free electric driving for most daily commutes with the capability to drive on long trips when needed.

“The Volt is a revolutionary car, and there’s nothing else like it,” said Mitchel Bone, General Manager. “The Volt is in a class by itself. I am very excited to be able to show off and provide test drives of this amazing new vehicle to the Middle Tennessee area.  I am confident that everyone that experiences this vehicle will be extremely impressed.”

The Volt can operate under a range of weather climates and driving conditions without limitations. The Volt has a total driving range of up to 379 miles, based on EPA estimates. For the first 35 miles, the Volt can drive gas- and tailpipe-emissions-free using a full charge of electricity stored in its 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. When the Volt’s battery runs low, a gas powered engine seamlessly operates to extend the driving range another 344 miles on a full tank. This distinguishes the Volt from electric-only vehicles, which cannot be operated when recharging is not immediately available – such as during a power interruption or on a long-distance trip.

Charging the Volt’s battery is simple as plugging in the vehicle’s charge cord into a standard 120V household electrical outlet. For faster charging capability, a Volt owner can upgrade to a 240V charging station. The Volt is completely rechargeable in about four hours using 240-volts and 10-to-12 hours on a 120V outlet. Owners can also choose to schedule charging times using a Chevrolet Mobile App powered by OnStar MyLink Volt or can manage and monitor the Volt remotely via computer on MyVolt.com.

The Volt is loaded with premium equipment standard such as:

•   Navigation
•   6-speaker Bose Energy Efficient Series stereo
•   5-years OnStar Directions & Connections
•   Chevrolet Connect Mobile App
•   Bluetooth for phone with phone book access
•   30 gig hard drive to store digital music files
•   XM radio, NavTraffic and NavWeather (3 month subscription included)
•   Reconfigurable instrument digital display
•   Remote Start
•   Touch-sensitive controls on the center stack with 7-inch touch-screen
•   8 air bags, StabiliTrak stability control with traction control and more

Volt owners receive outstanding battery and vehicle limited warranty coverage. In addition to the eight-year/100,000-mile limited warranty on the Volt’s 16-kWh lithium-ion battery, Chevrolet will provide:

•   Three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage
•   Five-year/100,000-mile roadside assistance and courtesy transportation
•   Five-year/100,000-mile limited gas engine coverage
•   Six-year/100,000-mile corrosion protection coverage

The Chevrolet Volt has been stacking up industry awards. It was recently named Motor Trend “Car of the Year,” “Automobile of the Year” by Automobile, Car & Driver “10Best,” Green Car Journal’s “Green Car of the Year,” Ward’s AutoWorld “10 Best Engine,” and 2011 North American Car of the Year.

“Customer reaction nationwide to the Volt has been exceptional thus far, and we know the best way for them to experience the Volt is to drive it,” said Paine Bone, Partner. “We are excited for consumer to form their own opinions of this revolutionary car that offers piece of mind that this is the only car that they need to own.  Our intention is to keep the vehicle for a few months so as many people as possible can come test drive the vehicle.”

About Wilson County Chevrolet – Buick – GMC – Hyundai

Wilson County Motors was founded in 1927 on South Maple Street in Lebanon, TN, just one block from the public square.  In 1964, we moved to West Main Street.  Despite a fire in parts of the building in 1975, we have continued to grow and prosper.

Mr. Winstead P. Bone, Jr., in partnership with Mr. A. W. Hooker, founded Wilson County Motors and envisioned the dynamic growth and progress experienced by our community.  Their ethical business practices and sense of community leadership worked hand-in-hand building the success and progress we now enjoy.  Other partners in the dealership have been Mr. Dee Manning, Mr. Sam Hopkins, Mr. Mort Harkey, and Mr. Dan Denney.  They all supported the company's goals of ethical leadership.  Over the years, the Wilson County Motors sold Plymouth and Oldsmobile, as well as current makes: Chevrolet, Buick and GMC.

Originally, the dealership was located on South Maple Street where it survived fire, flood, war, and depression.  In 1933, in the heart of the Depression the total profit for the year was just a little over $400.  While there, it survived a major fire and several floods from Town Creek.  One of the pictures in the Chevy store shows Frances Anderson in a rowboat on South Maple Street in about 1950.  The dealership moved to its current location at 1310 West Main Street in 1964.  Since then, we had a major fire in 1975.

In the 1940s, there were few cars to sell because of the war.  Wilson County Motors became one of the largest parts sellers in the nation moving over $100,000 in parts every month.  This continued until the late fifties when independent parts houses began to open.  By then, however, there were plenty of hot cars to sell and parts were less of a factor.

The founder, W. P. Bone, Jr. retired in 1977.   Dan Denney began his career in 1952.  W. P. Bone, III began as a teenager and bought into the business in 1969.  Recently, his sons W. Paine Bone IV and Mitchel Bone have become partners in the thriving business.  Long-term employees include James Petty (1964), Frances Anderson (1947), Sheree Griffin (1972), and Donny Bentley (1978).

Wilson County Motors has been among the top Chevy Dealers in the South and is one of largest volume used car dealers in Middle Tennessee.  In 2004, Wilson County Motors received the Tennessee American Business Ethics Award and went on to win the American Business Ethics Award in the small company division. This is a national recognition program for companies with a strong, demonstrated commitment to ethics.  We are very proud of this recognition and the many services and sales awards that come our way, but one of the best recognitions is when one of our customers says, "You're the Greatest."  As a tribute to the dealership’s commitment to its customers, it was selected by General Motors to carry the GMC brand and by Hyundai America to offer its flagship brand.

Wilson County Chevrolet Buick GMC Hyundai can be found online at www.WilsonCountyAuto.com or www.WilsonCountyMotors.com.

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Wilson County Motors is one of the oldest and most trusted family-owned dealerships. We were founded in 1927 by Winstead Bone on the principals of honesty and integrity. Today the Bone family continues that proud heritage with every customer.

Source:Mitchel Bone
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Tags:Chevrolet Volt, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Tennessee, Nissan Leaf
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