Bismarck Motor Company, a Kupper Automotive dealership, recently held their groundbreaking ceremony for their new location Thurs., Aug. 14.
The new location, which will boast 12.5 acres to stock new and used vehicles, is at the intersection of Highway 83 and 57th Ave NE, north of Furniture Row.
Over 60 attendees were present at the ceremony, including representatives of Volkswagen of America, Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce and the Kupper Automotivedealership family. Following the ceremony, appetizers and beverages were served.
“We are so excited and grateful that so many people were able to come out and share this day with us,” said Chris Schneider, General Manager of Bismarck Motor Company.
The new building will feature 25,000 square feet for the Honda building, 15,000 square feet for the Nissan building and 12,000 square feet for the Volkswagen building. It will also feature the state’s only in-dealership coffee shop.
“The new stores will be the most state-of-the-art facilities in all of North Dakota,” says Bob Kupper. “We will have 12.5 acres to display and stock vehicles, making our location the area’s largest selection of vehicles.”
The new location is slated to be completed in June 2015.
For more information, visit Bismarck Motor Company online at www.bismarckmotorcompany.com.
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The 2014 Versa Note (shown with optional equipment) is here, and its already proving that it’s a small package with a lot to give. From mileage to space to innovative technology, the Nissan Versa Note exceeds expectations. This compact hatchback comes in three models: the S, S Plus, and SV. Nissan has proven that good things come in small packages. But you’ll find that this hatchback is much better than good.
The Versa Note is a small body engineered for aerodynamics. With a sleeker shape and lowered drag, this Nissan moves more efficiently than ever. Active Grille Shutters are also available to stifle airflow. Topped off with 370Z-inspired tail lights, the Versa Note is an efficient and stylish package.
On the inside you’ll find an impressive 38 cubic-feet of storage space. The spacious interior gives you and your passengers a large amount of headroom, legroom, and space for up to five people. The Divide-n-Hide Adjustable floor pulls out in the trunk to load your heavier cargo. Comfort and space was never so accessible in a hatchback until now.
When it comes to efficient power, Nissan has kept their promise to improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions with their PURE DRIVE commitment. And the Versa Note is no exception. With a 1.6L DOHC 4-cylinder engine, this hatchback can get up to 40 mpg** highway while putting out 109 horsepower. And fuel economy isn’t the only benefit. This engine also comes with a dual fuel injection system and optional seamless XTRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission®. Paired with the Active Grille Shutters, the Versa Note is the smoothest operator.
Of course, the Versa Note couldn’t be a Nissan without the best in innovative technology. An optional in-car Around View Monitor gives you a full-circle view of your Versa Note displayed on a touch screen. Frustrating blind spots and tight parking lots just got a lot easier to handle. The available Nissan Intelligent Key lets you control the locking mechanism without removing the key from your purse or pocket. And an optional push button ignition system gets you started faster than ever. Also available is the Nissan Connect with Navigation, the best infotainment system with live local weather and traffic updates, audio streaming, and hands-free control, with Google compatibility.
And the Versa Note comes with exceptional Nissan safety features. A Tire Pressure Monitoring System is available paired with Easy Fill Tire Alert technology. These features will keep you informed on the status of your tires to keep you safe and better maintain your excellent fuel economy. The Anti-lock Braking System comes standard and pumps your breaks in emergency situations. You’ll never be caught off guard with slower stopping when carrying extra cargo.
Nissan has also installed its advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control system (VDC) that monitors your steering, breaking, and engine output when you your car goes out of control on ice or water. VDC makes for the safest possible outcome when situations arise on the road, and the Advanced Air Bag System will also protect drivers with six airbags that are included with every model.
You can be a part of the generation that deserves more. The Nissan Versa Note is now available and it’s something you should not miss out on. Starting at $13,990,* this hatchback is an amazing value for how much it has to offer. Style, efficiency, space, and intelligence can all be found in this tiny treasure of a Nissan. The Versa Note is proof that small packages should not be ignored.
*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license and options. Dealer sets actual price.
**2014 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates (with Xtronic CVT®). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.
*Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo.
New for 2015
For 2015 the Traverse adds Siri Eyes Free voice control for compatible iPhones, a new 18-inch alloy wheel design, and new exterior and interior colors.
From truck-like gas guzzlers to modern crossovers, sport-utility vehicles have undergone a remarkable transformation over the past couple of decades, and few vehicles exemplify that more than the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse.
It may be a large SUV with available all-wheel drive traction, but the Traverse’s crossover design yields a car-like ride and decent fuel economy for a plus-sized hauler. While it doesn’t’t have sliding doors, the Traverse also features an interior that’s as flexible and reconfigurable as a minivan’s, and can hold just as much.
Powertrain and Performance
The 2015 Chevy Traverse is offered with a single powertrain that can do it all. A 3.6-liter V6 produces 281 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque with the standard single exhaust, or 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque with the optional dual exhaust. The V6 is mated to a six-speed Hydra-Matic transmission and either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. That combination allows for a maximum towing capacity of 5,200 pounds.
You wouldn’t’t think a big crossover would be especially fuel efficient but, in addition to providing plenty of power and four-wheel traction, the Traverse surprises with EPA-rated gas mileage of 19 mpg combined (17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway)* with front-wheel drive and the same combined rating with all-wheel drive, along with 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.*
Features and Trims
The 2015 Chevy Traverse is a five-door, crossover SUV with seating for up to eight. It’s available in five trim levels starting at $30,995.** Building off a well-equipped base, each model adds more comfort and technology features to create a fairly luxurious vehicle, considering the consumer-focused Chevy badge on the grille.
Starting with the Traverse LS, standard equipment includes a 6.5-inch color touchscreen, rearview camera, steering-wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, and SiriusXM satellite radio with a three-month trial subscription.
Adding to the LS equipment, the 1LT includes 18-inch aluminum wheels, an eight-way power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Rear Park Assist. The 2LT includes Bose® premium audio, Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system, and tri-zone automatic climate control.
The top 2015 Traverse model is the LTZ, which is immediately apparent from the 20-inch wheels, generous chrome exterior trim, and standard dual exhaust. On the inside, there is a full leather interior, memory settings for the driver’s seat, and heating and cooling for both front seats.
The exterior design of the 2015 Traverse combines the broad-shouldered, chiseled look of a traditional SUV with more car-like features, such as the power dome hood, streamlined headlights and taillights, and rounded front fascia with a bold shield-shaped grille.
Even the base LS model sports chrome door handles, and the amount of chrome trim increases all the way up to the fully-bedecked LTZ. The 2LT and LTZ models also feature a standard power liftgate for added convenience.
The interior can be configured with either second-row captain’s chairs or a bench, while the third comes with a bench large enough for adults in either case. Behind the third-row seats, there’s a fairly generous 24.4 cubic feet of cargo room. There are also two USB charging ports in the back of the center console for second-row passengers to use.
Traverse owners will likely use their vehicles to haul children, and Chevy’s designers considered that. Seats can easily be reconfigured depending on need, and a second-row SmartSlide feature allows for quick and easy access to the third row.
Safety was a priority for Chevy as well. The Traverse comes standard with anti-lock brakes, traction control, and Stabilitrak electronic stability control. Also standard are head-curtain side airbags with rollover protection for outboard occupants, and a segment-first front center airbag, which deploys between the driver and front passenger.
To help the driver avoid an accident, a rearview camera is standard, while side blind-spot alert and rear cross-traffic detection systems are available as options.
The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse offers a lot of car for the money. It’s a big crossover SUV with seating for up to eight with the manners of a station wagon and the interior space of a small apartment. The latest technology and convenience features will help you, your family, and all of your belongings ride in style.
*EPA estimates. Your mileage may vary depending on driving conditions and habits.
** The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment.
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Many drivers believe that there is no need to send their car to a technician unless there is a noticeable problem, but that could be a risky and costly decision to make in the long run. Here are the main reasons why you should schedule a tune-up prior to a summer road trip.
Sometimes, you have to spend money to save money -- and while a tune-up isn’t free, it will diagnose minor problems before they become major problems. This could range from parts approaching the end of their expected life to car part damage. Regardless of the issue, if there is something wrong with your car, then it is going to need to be fixed in due course. For instance, even if only one part is faulty, then it can eventually cause problems with other parts of your car if you do not resolve the issue immediately.
You cannot put a price on peace of mind, and if you are about to set out with your family on an exciting road trip, the last thing you want to do is worry about whether or not your car is going to endure the long distance. A tune-up, ahead of your getaway, will allow you to drive long distances, devoid of stress.
Overall, the most important consideration in scheduling a road trip tune-up is your safety, the safety of your passengers and the safety of other drivers. If you are driving for an extended period of time, it is important to ensure that your car is not only reliable, but that it is also safe to drive. If you need to use your anti-lock braking system while on the road, for example, you need to be certain that it is working efficiently. Similarly, you want to be sure that your comfort features, such as air conditioning, are running properly as well.
Dedicated fandom is one thing, but dedicated tailgating takes football frenzy to a whole new level. When proper tailgating is involved, football is not a game. It is an event. Nay, it is a lifestyle. Make every tailgate a success with these top tips.
Save yourself a whole trunk of worry by making a list of all the supplies you’ll need for the big day, then check them off as you pack. You can then use the same list when you’re cleaning up to make sure you don’t leave anything in the lot. If you’re a regular tailgater, laminate that list and reuse it weekend after weekend.
Freeze Water Bottles
Easiest trick in the book. Freeze a pack of water bottles the night before, and throw them into your cooler instead of ice. After the sun has done its damage, you’ll be left with cool, crisp, bottled water instead of a sad puddle of dirty water that used to be ice.
Prepack and pre-freeze burgers, steaks, and kabobs in their marinade. Your meaty morsels will begin to thaw during transport and they’ll be ready for the grill. This trick also decreases the possibility of spoiling during the drive, especially in the midst of game day traffic.
It’s no use setting up for the party if the party can’t find you! Bring a recognizable helium balloon, or another bright marker, to distinguish your set-up from the rest of the swarming crowds. It may be tempting, but make sure you avoid balloons decorated with your team colors. They’ll be harder to find.
Wait before you head for the waste basket! That cup carrier and plastic cups can be converted into a makeshift veggie tray, and that cardboard six pack holder is a fantastic condiment caddy. Best of all, you don’t have to take them with you when you’re done.
Imagine this: you cook a mouthwatering burger, place it on a grill-toasted bun, and now all you need is…wait. You forgot the ketchup. The horror. Don’t let this be you. Pack a football-first-aid-kit, including utensils, sauces, napkins, can openers, trash bags, sunscreen, and anything else you may need. Your emergency toolkit could make the difference between a tailgate touchdown and a crash before kickoff.
Plastic for Dishes, Metal for Coal
It’s easy to forget about clean up, until you are left with a bunch of dirty dishes and nowhere to store them. Bring a plastic tub to load up with spoiled dishes, and a metal container to store hot tools and coal you want to reuse. Your clean trunk will thank you.
If you follow all these tips, there’s no doubt your tailgate will top all the rest. Carry on, tailgate champion, and show your rivals how it’s done.
Are you tired of the current décor inside your home? Discover ways to spruce up your home to match the fall season. The shades of autumn are warm and inviting and lend themselves well to vibrant touches of color when you add creative accessories.
The living room
Fall color trends utilize neutral tan walls and gray-toned fireplaces with facades in ceramic or marble tiles. Add chocolate-brown-colored drapes in a sheer fabric to make your living room elegant and welcoming. Buy leather chairs in a rich shade of dark brown and mix them with a fabric sofa in orange tones. Make use of area rugs that incorporate the autumn hues of orange, red, and yellow.
Your bedroom is your haven, so its interior colors should be relaxing and soothing. Choosing natural wood furniture adds warmth and makes a statement for a traditional or country-inspired décor. Repaint the walls in a complementary shade of green and use a natural wallpaper color like jute or sea grass to add texture on one or two walls. Use bold autumn-colored bedding, throw pillows, and candles to complete the fall season theme.
Brighten up your kitchen using yellow or gold on your walls that offer a cheery contrast to dark wood cabinets or paint your cabinets in golden hues. Consider mixing the color palette and use a complementary shade of green on your lower cabinets rather than making them all the same color. Use a mixture of browns, grays, and white for your backsplash. Gather fall produce in large bowls with gourds, pumpkins, corn, and even late tomatoes and delicious fresh apples.
Fall season accessories
Maybe you don’t want to completely redecorate your home. You can still spruce up your home to match the fall season without spending a lot of money. Following are less expensive ways to achieve a fresh look in your home:
- Use slipcovers. If your furniture favors a spring or summer theme, cover them with earth-toned slip covers in the fall that will also work well over winter.
- Throw blankets and pillows. Use the vibrant shades of autumn in throw blankets and pillows. Wildlife patterns add interest, and creative use of texture makes any space inviting and interesting.
- Feature a fireplace. If yours has a painted mantel, spruce it up using a new color. Add a big basket of firewood on the hearth and dried, natural berries placed strategically around photos and contrasting colored candles (using globes for safety).
- Use plaid selectively. Lively plaid adds another cozy fall touch when used as an accessory. Consider reupholstering a chair seat in a plaid print with browns, black, oranges or reds, or plaid-print pillows. Just remember that a little plaid goes a long way.
If you prefer a warm and inviting home that shouts “cozy” to your guests, you can’t go wrong when you choose fall season colors to spruce up your home.
9th Annual Event Raises Nearly $13,000
Depending on who you asked, those in attendance may have pulled in to peruse the over 100 classic and muscle cars or military display, as well as bid on one of the many silent auction items provided by area businesses and individuals.
Others may have come to hear the music of 14-year-old Ian Ridenhour & the Sonic Screwdrivers, who presented originals and covers, providing great entertainment during the event.
Whatever the reason, the people that stopped by Kupper Chevrolet were committed to making an impact in the lives of others by voluntarily opening up their wallets and hearts to make a free-will donation.
Bismarck Motor Company and Kupper Chevrolet-Subaru are proud to announce that its customers and fellow community members raised nearly $13,000 during this year's eventfor the N.D. National Guard Emergency Relief Fund.
"The free-will donations were incredible," said Kupper. "That truly shows that people are passionate about supporting families of our military and were willing to open their wallets to show their appreciation."
The Emergency Relief Fund assists N.D. National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and their families who surmount sudden and unforeseen emergencies by providing financial support in the form of grants.
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Are you tired of the same old die-hard fall recipes that come around every year? There are ways to indulge in the tastes of the season without making the same pie over and over again. If you love pumpkin, but you’re looking for something different, check out this quick and easy recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. They’re a delicious, cake-like, sweet (but not too sweet), new fall staple to add to your recipe box.
(Makes 2 dozen cookies)
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 (16 oz) can 100% pure pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 (12 oz) bag semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, and grease two cookie sheets.
- Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice together in a medium bowl.
- Beat the butter and brown sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth. Mix in the pumpkin and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture, stirring as you add to make a smooth batter. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
- Drop tablespoon-sized spoonfuls of the batter on greased cookie sheets and bake until edges are golden, 10 to 20 minutes.