JUST ARRIVED: 2015 Chevrolet Trax!


The first delivery of many 2015 Chevrolet Trax has arrived at our Runde Chevrolet lot in East Dubuque!

This all-new vehicle is a like an SUV in a smaller package – roomier and more versatile than other small crossovers, but small enough for city driving!

“Chevrolet is making a huge inroad with small cars around the world and Trax is the latest example,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of car marketing, in a press release. “It is the right vehicle at the right time in the U.S., building on Chevrolet’s strong SUV heritage with a package of features combining value, versatility, technology and maneuverability.”Trax Back

With seating up to five, the Trax offers up to eight seating/cargo-carrying options, including a 60/40 split, flat-folding rear seat and fold flat front passenger seat! There are 15 interior storage compartments and a standard removable cargo security cover and storage area under the rear cargo floor.

Standard features include Chevy MyLink Infotainment with a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, rear vision camera, OnStar with 4G LTE and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, USB port with MP3 playback/iPod music device support and more!

The TraTraxx features a 1.4L Ecotec turbocharged engine, 6-speed automatic transmission – giving it an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city and 34 mpg highway fuel efficiency. It is available with all-wheel drive.

For more information about the Trax, visit http://www.chevrolet.com/trax-small-suv.html#. To view Runde Auto Group’s inventory of the 2015 Chevrolet Trax, visit http://tinyurl.com/q93a3b8.

Experience the Magic of Reflections in the Park

Rudolph in Corvette

Reflections in the Park, the annual lights festival that raises money for Hillcrest Family Services, is celebrating its 20th year!

Open 5-10 p.m. daily through Jan. 3 at Louis Murphy Park in Dubuque, this year’s event features about 65 displays. Runde Auto Group is a proud sponsor of Rudolph riding in a Corvette!

Tickets are $10 per vehicle. On average, about 10,000 vehicles drive through the display each year.

“It has becJuggling Snowmanome a family tradition,” said Sondra Bennett, the event coordinator. “It is a light-hearted, family-oriented event that changes every year — offering a fresh new view every year. It helps people to forget the stress of their daily lives and they get lost in the magic of the park.”

To commemorate its 20th year, the organizers will present a special gift package to the 20th car through the gates each night!

The funds raised help support more than 30 programs offered at Hillcrest Family Services that aid the homeless, provide mentors to young people, promote wellness, and more.

“(They are) vital to our community, but do not tend to be self-sufficient due to the nature of the program,” Sondra said.

New this year is a “fireworks” display – lighted displays that “explode” with color, a large Joy to the World, and a huge rocking horse.Elves Playtime

“I would like to thank our corporate sponsor Dubuque Bank & Trust and Heartland Financial USA as well as the 160 + sponsors in the park and another 35 media sponsors and some 500 volunteers needed to make Reflections in the Park the magical display that it is,” Sondra said.  “They have worked hard to present the 20th Annual Reflections in the Park – we invite you to come and catch the magic of a drive through Reflections in the Park.”

Final Reflections Poster

Ellen H. is Excited About Her New Equinox!

Ellen H., of Dubuque, IA, was not expecting to be in the market for a vehicle yet.

“Normally when I buy a car, I’ve thought about it ahead a lot and I really hadn’t because I wasn’t going to do it until maybe next fall or going into next winter,” she said.

But when she was in an accident last week, she needed a new vehicle — and fast. Runde Auto Group’s large inventory made it easy for her to get what she wanted.

“I’ve had a good experience,” she said.

Ellen picked up her new 2015 Chevrolet Equinox FWD 1LT earlier this week at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque, IL.

“A friend had one and I really liked it,” she said. “I have mobility issues with my knees and it’s very spacious inside and easy to get in and out of. I knew that was a good choice for me.”

She also likes how much storage space the vehicle offers.

“You don’t have to necessarily borrow a truck from somebody if you want to move something,” she said.

Newly retired, Ellen is excited to hit the road in her red Equinox. She is planning trips to visit friends in Arizona, Oklahoma, and California.

This was her first vehicle from Runde Auto Group. Her salesperson was Nick Roche.

“He did a really good job,” she said. “He was really accommodating.”


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