In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, General Motors has announced that it will expand the military discount it currently gives to active service members. For the month of May, the discount will be available to retirees of all branches of the U.S. armed forces, as well as spouses. The discount applies to most Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet models, and chops from $500 to $4000 off the vehicle’s MSRP.
Folks who buy or lease Chevrolets through the program this month can get a fancy, dealer-installed “Honor” badge affixed to their new vehicle, a distinct upgrade from a flat yellow-ribbon magnet slapped on the trunk. Chevrolet also states that it will donate $100 for each person who takes advantage of the discounts to Cell Phones for Soldiers, a nonprofit group that helps military members on deployment call home for free.
The best news, however, is the announcement of a 99-car run of limited-edition 2012 “Honor and Valor” Camaro SS coupes. Available in Victory Red, Summit White, or black (what, no blue?), the Honor and Valor Camaro gets a uniquely painted body kit, a white body stripe, black leather seats, and of course, the aforementioned Honor badge, in addition to the rumbling, American-as-it-can-get 6.2-liter V-8 with a choice of manual or automatic transmission. (We say get the manual, as it hooks to the 426-hp LS3 in place of automatic models’ 400-horse L99.) The Honor and Valor Camaro will officially debut at Indy 500 military personnel parade on May 28, but is available to order now at www.gmmilitarydiscount.com.
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