Things to Do in Rochester, MN This Fall

Things To Do In Rochester This Fall | Rochester, MN

There are always so many things to do in Rochester, MN, whether you’re looking for a date night or a family outing. With fall just around the corner, start planning your seasonal outings with this list of autumnal things to do in our own backyard.

Pick a pumpkin or apple

Nothing says fall like finding the perfect pumpkin for carving. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of pumpkin patches and apple orchards near Rochester. Head out to Sekapp’s Orchard, where you can enjoy a wagon ride and pick your own apples. Or, visit Tweite’s Pumpkin Patch, which also has a corn maze and a food court.

Get creepy

If you dare to get scared, you’ll find lots of thrilling options for haunted tours and events near Rochester. For instance, the Haunted Trolley Tour takes its visitors to creepy graveyards and historic, haunted buildings.

Visit a festival

The annual Fall Fest takes place on Oct. 5, 2019 at the Peace Plaza Downtown. This is the fourth year of this fun, family-friendly event, where attendees can participate in a pumpkin carving contest, visit a petting zoo, or try their hand at fall-themed crafts. For adults, the local   Oktoberfest offers delicious German beer and brat samples, as well as live music.

Before the weather starts to turn, bring your car to Clements for a tuneup to make sure it’s in perfect working order to get to these Rochester fall events.

An Overview of Cadillac Technology

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Everyone knows that Cadillac sets an example in smooth, powerful performance and high-end, luxurious design. What’s also true is that Cadillac is an innovator in auto technology, offering exclusive autonomous driver-assist features and a connected in-cabin experience. Make the most of the Cadillac technology in your vehicle by taking a glance at some of the most remarkable amenities.

Super Cruise™

Super Cruise™ is one of the most innovative features on the list of Cadillac technologies. This is the first real hands-free driver-assist tool, designed to work on any limited access freeway. With LiDAR mapping, a Driver Attention System, and a collection of cameras and sensors, Super Cruise™ lets you take your hands off the wheel for a relaxed, enjoyable ride.

Cadillac User Experience

This intuitive infotainment system combines all the tools and information you need with the connectivity and entertainment you want. Cadillac User Experience includes navigation with turn-by-turn directions, plus smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

Cadillac Connected Services and OnStar®

Enjoy extra peace of mind with the Cadillac OnStar Safety and Security Plan. This feature helps you keep up with your maintenance schedule, and lets you control your vehicle with the Cadillac Remote Access.

Want to see this Cadillac technology in person? Stop by Clements Cadillac for a demonstration on your favorite Cadillac model.

Chevrolet and Domino’s Team Up for In-Vehicle Pizza Ordering

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In December of 2017, GM introduced Marketplace, a free service in new GM vehicles that lets you access and purchase your favorite products. Available in millions of properly equipped 2017 model year and newer Chevrolet vehicles, Marketplace has just added its newest participant: Domino’s®. In-vehicle pizza ordering is now a real option.

As the industry’s first in-vehicle commerce platform, Chevrolet Marketplace has become the first with embedded in-vehicle pizza-ordering. Now, you can select a pizza from your car and have it ready to go by the time you arrive home or reach a Domino’s® branch.

“Domino’s® has offered pizza lovers innovative ordering and delivery options for years. At the same time, Chevrolet put technologies in place that allows us to add capabilities to vehicles already on the road.” said Scott Goddard, Marketplace line of business leader for Chevrolet. “This new in-vehicle solution is a natural collaboration that both Chevy drivers and pizza connoisseurs can enjoy.”

All you have to do is set up a Pizza Profile with Domino’s® online. By setting your preferred stores, home delivery address, and payment methods, it only takes a few seconds to place an order. For added convenience, Domino’s® lovers can save their favorite orders to place Easy Orders, a one-push pizza selection.

Find Marketplace in the many new vehicles available at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Revealed, Based on Mid-Engine C8

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The recent 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray reveal confirmed many exciting details. This mid-engine Corvette Stingray is based on the Corvette C8, which diverged from previous generations of the Corvette by sporting the first-ever mid-engine configuration.

The Corvette Stingray will come with a 6.2-liter V8 engine, putting out a muscular 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. It can shut down up to four of its cylinders when they’re not needed to save fuel, like the engine on the previous Stingray. That’s a function you won’t find on most sports cars.

The engine will be mounted to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. No manual transmission is available, but the automatic does offer paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel for greater driver influence over the shifting.

You can add the Z71 Performance Package to your Stingray for a boost in acceleration, and there are five drive modes to choose from for different driving conditions: Weather, Track, Sport, Tour, and MyMode.

Other firsts we’ll see in the 2020 Stingray are animated turn signals in the taillamps, hidden door handles, and hidden releases for the hood and engine hatch. This engine hatch, which covers the engine that sits in the middle of the Corvette, is made of a sheet of clear glass, so the engine is proudly visible beneath it.

When the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is available, you’ll be able to buy it from Clements Chevrolet Cadillac, along with the other 2020 Corvette versions.

All-New 2020 Cadillac XT6 Offers Premium Comfort, Performance, and Technology

There’s no doubt about it, SUVs are amongst the most popular and best-selling vehicles on the road today. Given such popularity, it’s no wonder that Cadillac is expanding their already-robust lineup of SUVs and crossovers with the addition of the all-new 2020 Cadillac XT6, a three-row SUV with exceptional style, performance, comfort, and technology.

High-end comfort.

The all-new 2020 XT6 will offer impressive comfort and refinement even with the entire family on board for an extended drive. The spacious cabin offers plenty of room for everyone to stretch their legs while authentic exotic wood accents, leather appointments, and available chassis damping control technology transform each outing into a relaxing getaway. 

Engaging performance.

Performance and comfort should go hand-in-hand, which is why the 2020 XT6 will come equipped with a potent 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of an impressive 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. An additional available Sport Control twin-cloth AWD System enhances performance further, offering optimal stability and traction in difficult conditions.

Advanced technology.

The 2020 XT6 will be packed with available driver assistance and safety technologies that let you drive with total confidence. Available features like HD Rear Vision Camera, Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert all work in tandem to keep you safe and securely on your way.

To learn more about the upcoming vehicles from Cadillac, come talk to us at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac.  

All-New Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Promises to Elevate Corvette Performance to Next Level

For almost half a century, Chevrolet has dropped hints about the possible development of a production mid-engine Corvette, stoking excitement in virtually every performance car enthusiast out there. Now the automaker is getting ready to make good on an their teasing in the form of the all-new 2020 Corvette C8, the next step in a long line of iconic performance vehicles.

While we’ll have to wait until the official unveiling in July, we’ve already learned quite a bit about the new 2020 Corvette C8. Some of the most exciting speculations regard just how potent that mid-engine will be. It’s likely that the standard engine will be a 6.2-liter V8 capable of around 460 horsepower while a twin-turbo overhead-cam V8 option could make 650 horsepower. Even more rumors point to a likely twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 capable of an astonishing 850 horsepower.

The 2020 Corvette C8 is slated to make its highly-anticipated debut in Orange County, California on July 18 of this year, meaning a half century of excitement and expectation is just about to reach fever pitch. We expect production to begin late 2019, with customer vehicles reaching completion in early- or mid-2020.

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For more information about this vehicle once its been unveiled, contact us at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac.