10 Different Rides for 10 Different Guys

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The motor vehicle industry has started to change the way people triditionally think of and use personal transportation. General Motors is one brand in particular who has been taking a technological lead with their 2016 lineup.

GM, the parent company of Buick, Cadillac, GMC, and Chevrolet, had a clear focus of integrating connective technology and active safety features into almost all of their models this year to better connect the driver to their vehicle.

The driver can now count on the ease of mind through cutting-edge safety features like a standard rear-vision camera, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Departure Warning, to name a few.

There is also a personal 4G LTE Hotspot is available, through OnStar, that can be purchased or added to an existing wireless data plan. On top of that, OnStar is now offering a mobile app called OnStar Remote Link which allows a driver to lock and unlock their vehicle remotely or even activate the lights to locate it.

Two other monumental features this year are the integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Through these, the driver is able to use a pre-approved selection of apps, for music, text messages, and GPS to name a few, right on the touch-screen radio inside the vehicle.

At The Next Gentleman, we realize that all gentlemen are created equally, but may have different vehicular needs. That being said, we went and pair up different kinds of guys with the ride that best suits them from GM’s all new 2016 lineup.

1. The Adventure Guy – Chevy Colorado

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Some guys like adventure. And part of adventure is never knowing what lies ahead. Fortunately, with the 2016 Chevy Colorado, being an adventurer means being ready to take on anything. The Colorado is a mid-sized pick-up truck which makes maneuvering much easier and driving a truck more fun! Depending on what your next adventure calls for, the Colorado can tow, offers 4-wheel drive, and is easily fitted with a multitude of racks to support bikes, skis, and all your camping supplies.

TECH: 4G LTE Hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, active safety features

2. The Overachiever – Cadillac XT5

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Some guys don’t quit until they’ve done just about everything. The overachiever’s hard work produces success, just like the 2017 Cadillac XT5. The all new compact SUV does just about everything. The XT5 embodies the luxurious feel of Cadillac while maintaining cutting-edge safety features and connectivity. The overachiever will tell you that sacrifices aren’t always necessary. With the XT5’s five-passenger seating and optimal trunk space, the overachiever can be anywhere at any time with anyone or anything they need to complete their task.

TECH: 4G LTE Hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, active safety features

3. The Student – Chevy Malibu

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Some guys seek academic excellence through higher education to build more well-rounded versions of themselves, just like the all new 2016 Chevy Malibu. The Malibu, like the student, has become a smarter, more skilled version of itself. While the student develops skills in English, finance, and psychology, the Malibu has developed 22 different customization options for all different lifestyles. When the student finally gets a day off, the Malibu has the space to tow around all his mates to “not” go to parties… really, mom and dad, it’s a Malibu; safety and reliability, remember? Whether college is in the city or the country, the Malibu can take the student, his bike, and all of his dirty laundry, to and from home every semester.

TECH: 4G LTE Hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, active safety features, multi-location USB plugs

4. The Eco-friendly Guy – Chevy Volt

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Some guys love Mother Nature and will do anything to make her happy. The eco-friendly guy now has the perfect way to get around without burning too much fuel in the 2016 Chevy Volt. The Volt combines the best of a 5-passenger vehicle in esthetics, drivability, and feel with the same cargo capacity and a combined fuel economy that will make you Mother Nature’s favorite child. The Volt boasts up to 42 miles to the gallon overall on gas, but more importantly, up to 53 miles on straight electric range. This helps eliminate “range anxiety,” the eco-friendly guy’s worry of breaking down on long trips with his “eco-friends” after electric fuel runs out. If an estimated 400 mile total range and 1,000 mile range in between fill-ups isn’t great enough, this think of all the people who won’t make fun of you for driving a Prius!

TECH: 4G LTE Hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, active safety features
**Tax Credit

5. The Miami Guy – Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible

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Some guys like tight, fast and sexy… cars. The Miami Guy loves to cruise the streets of South Beach in style and party at places like Club Liv and Mango’s until the sun comes up. When he’s cruising in the 2016 Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible, he’ll turn heads fast enough to give people whiplash. The Corvette is convertible at speeds up to 30 miles per hour without falling off or stopping, but when driving down Ocean Boulevard, he might want to stop for some “sight seeing.” The 2016 Corvette now has a performance data recorder which allows you to tell people where you are in case you’re late for picking up hot babes.

TECH: 4G LTE Hotspot, Apple CarPlay

6. The Brass Balls Guy – GMC Sierra Denali 2500

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Some guys make everybody roll their eyes when they walk through the door. Everyone knows a guy like this. The Brass Balls guy likes the biggest, toughest, and the coolest stuff, and he has to have it. The 2016 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 is the vehicle embodiment of this guy. The Sierra Denali 2500 is the all-inclusive, ultimate luxury package which makes it stand out from any other big truck. The Brass Balls guy is able to show off the massive wheels, nice, long exhaust pipe, and and a towing capacity of almost 15,000 lbs. riding in this hunk of muscle. In addition to the strength, this guy wants you to recognize the bling. The Sierra Denali 2500 shines with chrome side-steps, interior aluminum trim, and giant towing mirrors. This truck is badass and can almost guarantee a free lane on the highway with a grill that screams, “GTF OUTTA MY WAY.” The Brass Balls guy wants to keep talking about this truck’s diesel engine and the LED lights, but we’re going to try to shut him up for once.

TECH: 4G LTE Hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, active safety features

7. The Musician – Chevy Trax

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Some guys make art. Unfortunately, making art doesn’t usually go with making money. The 2016 Chevy Trax has exactly what The Musician needs to fulfill his creative endeavors at a great price as well. The Trax is an SUV with all-wheel-drive and enough space to store The Musician’s gear or up to four of his biggest fans and tow a small trailer on the back. Or his band. Whomever he likes more. The folding seats and storage compartments make travelling around the city or touring the country a breeze having to lug around his set. With the 4G LTE Hotspot hotspot, The Musician can help grow his fanbase on social media or even order more merch when he runs out after shows.

TECH: 4G LTE Hotspot, active safety features

8. The Trendy Guy – Buick Regal GS

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Some guys like to be ahead of the game. They want the latest, the greatest, and things nobody else would think to go after. The 2016 Buick Regal GS is the model that car buyers don’t know they want yet. The Regal GS isn’t your grandfather’s old jalopy, but instead combines a youthful sleekness with great style and excellent drivability. The Trendy Guy is also very smart. He knows not to compromise great style for safety options. The Regal GS offers Brembo brakes as an option to up performance in addition to cutting-edge safety features to put Mr. Trendypants ahead of the rest.

TECH: 4G LTE Hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto (coming soon)

9. The Penny Pincher – Chevy Spark

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Some guys just don’t like to spend money on things. Some of you reading this immediately just thought someone. For your everyday Penny Pincher, Chevy made the 2016 Spark. Mr. Pincher wants to skip the jabber-jabber and get to the bottom line; “How much is it?” How about, for the bare bones, $13,535 after destination fees? And yes, Mr. Pincher, that is BRAND NEW. But this car is literally the Dustin Pedroia of cars. For a small vehicle, the Spark (like Pedroia) is an surprisingly skilled with forward collision alert, lane departure warning, a sunroof, 10 airbags, heated outside mirrors, and so many more. Chevy even threw in a rear spoiler for coolness. On top of that, Mr. Pincher, you can enjoy that 41 gallons to the mile for under $20 thousand.

TECH: 4G LTE Hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, active safety features

10. The City Guy – Chevy Cruze

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Some guys live in a hustling hub where society moves a little faster than normal. The City Guy doesn’t always drive, but when he does, he needs something that can handle the demands of locale. The 2016 Chevy Cruze is a stylish, city-friendly sedan that is perfect for small spaces and short escapes. The Cruze can handle the wicked tight pahking of South Boston and will get the City Guy up to 40 miles to the gallon on weekend getaways with his friends. The city commands high performance from a car and the new Cruze features forward collision alert and lane departure warning among other safety technologies to help the City Guy keep his insurance from getting out of hand.

TECH: 4G LTE Hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, active safety features

Special thanks to:

General Motors
Kim Carpenter
She Buys Cars
Style Wire
New England International Auto Show

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