Showing posts with label car. Show all posts
Showing posts with label car. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

@chevrolet Introduced the All-New 2015 Tahoe and Suburban, so which one do you think looks better on ME?

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I got to attend the debut of the Chevrolet 2015 Tahoe and Suburban in New York City and I am having a hard time picking out which one looks better on me! The best-selling duo of full-size SUVs now offer more functionality, new safety features and advanced technology and the new styling on both models contribute to a much quieter ride!

The direct-injected EcoTec3 powertrain and improved aerodynamics help to offer greater estimated highway fuel economy while preserving it's overall performance and power. GM introduced the Suburban in 1935 and is the industry's oldest continuously available nameplate while the Tahoe is the segment's sales leader.

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2015 Chevrolet Suburban

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, GM, SUV, Vehicle, Auto, Automobile, Car, Cars
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

New Functionality and Tech Features found on both 2015 Vehicles:

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2015 Chevrolet Suburban Interior Power Fold Flat Seats

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fold-flat second and third row seats to enhance cargo convenience, power folding feature available

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 2 inches greater legroom for second row passengers plus easier exit and entrance

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2015 Chevrolet Suburban Nativation Panel

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 8 inch color touch screen radio with next generation MyLink connectivity

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Up to six USB ports and six power outlets (including a 110-volt three-prong outlet) to support electronic devices (up to 12 charging stations) - Sounds PERFECT for a family of power bloggers (wink,wink - AHEM!!!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Rear-seat entertainment with dual screens (SUBURBAN ONLY) and Blu-ray DVD Player

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Mirror in the overhead console that offers a panoramic view of the rear seats

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Keyless entry and push-button start

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Front-seat center air bag

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - New four-wheel-disc brake system with Duralife brake rotors that offer up to double the service life coupled with brake pedal revisions that improve pedal feel for stronger-feeling, more confident braking performance

So which one looks better on me?

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Tracy from Ascending Butterfly poses with 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Tracy from Ascending Butterfly poses with 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Navigation, GM, SUV, Vehicle, Auto, Automobile, Car, Cars
Tracy from Ascending Butterfly poses with 2015 Chevrolet Suburban

Tracy from Ascending Butterfly poses with a Classic Car - too bad this one isn't for sale! Yes I'm holding up my cocktail in this photo, so Cheers!

My Take:

I think it's fantastic that the new Tahoe and Suburban will be built at GM's Arlington, Texas assembly plant here in the United States. Both vehicles are slated to hit dealerships in the first quarter of 2014, and I'm thinking I'd look great behind the wheel of either one (although I am still digging that Audi A8 that picked up team butterfly for a special Wolverine Screening in New York City, see it HERE if you missed it). You can get social with Chevrolet on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest news!

Which one do you think looks best on me? and most importantly which one do you like best for YOU?

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Monday, July 29, 2013

When an @Audi A8 picks you up to take you to the #movies it's going to be EPIC! @WolverineMovie #HughMamarazzi

The Wolverine

As some of you may remember, many moons ago I worked as a film critic for a well known print publication (which shall remain nameless, to protect the innocent, namely ME). And I've done a lot of Press Screenings. In the beginning the Private Screening Rooms and Snacks were impressive (I started pretty young so often times I was the youngest journalist in the room), the Press Junkets and meeting the celebs were fun (I actually have a scrapbook with my clippings), but I think The Moms have finally finished creating a Movie Monster in me with their most recent Screening Experience!

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Check out Team Butterfly peeking out from behind the passenger side of the 2014 Audi A8!

When an Audi A8 and a driver show up at your door to take you into the city for a film screening you know it's going to be EPIC!  First of all I have to tell you that it was the smoothest ride I've ever experienced,  I love New York City, but anyone who has visited as well as locals know, there are A LOT of potholes, I mean A LOT, and while riding in the Audi A8 the very first thing I noticed was just how smooth the ride is. I know where most of the potholes are by heart and know when to brace myself (especially when I'm in a yellow cab) but this car ride was absolutely the smoothest I've ever experienced, and my driver was awesome too! I'm not sure I want to go any screening that doesn't come with Audi ride to and from my door after this!

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Team Butterfly outside AMC 25 Movie Theatre in New York City, check out the super hot 2014 Audi A8 Automobile and there is my super cool driver!

Seriously folks if you are considering a new vehicle, look no further, the 2014 Audi A8 is pure perfection! The Audi quattro all-wheel drive system is super smooth, it's LED lighting, Audi MMI touch technology, Audi MMI Navigation plus with voice control system, and absolutely gorgeous interior, make this vehicle pure perfection as far as I'm concerned! I will be dreaming of this car for quite awhile! I looked great as a passenger, but I'm thinking I'd look even better behind the wheel!

Hugh Jackman, The Wolverine, Audi A8 Automobile
Wouldn't it have been amazing if we were picked up by Hugh Jackman? (A girl can dream can't she?)

But I digress! Despite how amazing the ride is, the true star of the show was the movie of course, The Wolverine!

Hugh Jackman, Logan, The Wolverine

Plot Summary/About:

Lured to a Japan he hasn't seen since World War II, century-old mutant Wolverine (Played by Hugh Jackman) finds himself in a shadowy realm of Yakuza and Samurai. Wolverine is pushed to his physical and emotional brink when he is forced to go on the run with a powerful industrialist's daughter (Played by Tao Okamoto) and is confronted - for the first time - with the prospect of his own death. As he struggles to re-discover the hero within himself, he must grapple with powerful foes and the ghosts of his own haunted past.

Rila Fukushima, Yukio, The Wolverine

In every movie there is a scene stealer, and for me, The Wolverine's scene stealer, is Rila Fukushima who plays Yukio who becomes a 'body guard' for Wolverine/Logan, it's an understated yet very well delivered performance!

I don't want include any spoilers, but I will tell you don't pop up when the credits start to roll, stay put and pay attention, something cool happens, but I won't tell you what, you'll just have to go check that out for yourself to find out what it is! All I can say is....the plot thickens my friends!

Hugh Jackman:

The best part of attending Screenings with The Moms is the opportunity to have a questions and answers session with stars of the movie, Hugh was very open and very down-to-earth, here is the video of his Q&A:

Here are some of my shots: (apologies butterflies they are a bit grainy, I think my camera has really had it, it died after me trying to take 4 hi-res shots which is NOT a good sign as the batteries were fully charged!)

Get Social:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow all things Wolverine on Twitter @WolverineMovie
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - "Like" The Wolverine Movie on Facebook

My Take:

This is definitely a summer must see! It's action-packed and has great visuals, there is something that has always fascinated me about Japanese culture and the scenes there are visually beautiful to watch and certainly make me want to go visit. Hugh couldn't have been nicer and the Audi A8 ride to and from the theatre was smooth and fantastic! As we were leaving we were treated to cupcakes by Baked By Melissa, they used 1,700 cupcakes and they spelled out the word 'The Wolverine' with the chocolate ones which I thought was pretty cool!

Even 'The Wolverine' can't resist cupcakes, NOM! NOM! NOM!

Butterflies, The Wolverine is a definite 'TICKET', once you've seen it, come back here and let us know what you thought!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a Sponsored Post, no monetary compensation has been received in exchange for our event recap coverage. We were provided with Roundtrip Transportation to and from the Theatre compliments of Audi. We were provided with a private screening experience courtesy of The Moms. All opinions are 100% my own. See our full disclosure policy for any questions.