Between 2012 and 2013, 70 percent of GM products will either be all-new or considerably updated. The Buick Enclave, a luxury crossover SUV, will be the first of nine new to considerably updated models that GMC and Buick will be rolling out to dealers over the next 12 months.
The GMC brand is one of the healthiest in the automotive industry today and has been manufacturing quality trucks since 1902. The brand has long had...
Buick's success in recent
years with the large crossover, the Enclave, meant it was only a matter
of time until a two row crossover would be introduced. The Buick Encore is a great choice for those who prefer the elegance and look of a Buick but don't need the capacity of an Enclave.
As is the case with current Buick models in general, even a 'base' Encore is loaded with features. GM's Intellilink
system is standard, which includes both Bluetooth and iPod
connectivity. The image produced by the rear view camera is displayed on
a large 7 inch Color LCD screen. Buick is continuing its commitment to safety with a total of ten airbags, forward collision alerts, land departure warnings and OnStar.
2013 Encore offers an extremely quiet ride. This is due in part to an
innovation called 'active noise cancellation.' Noise patterns are
countered through audio patterns broadcast through the Encore's speaker
system. Sound deadening materials throughout the vehicle as well as the
use of an acoustically absorbent headliner also enhance the quiet ride
of the 2013 Encore...
GMC is betting big this season on the National Football League. In a PR scheme to attract attention to its American brand, GMC parked more than 30 GMC Sierra pick-up trucks in New York City's Times Square to bolster the company's sporting image. The effort drew a large crowd of sports photographers, writers, football players and fans to celebrate the opening of the NFL's 93rd season which started on September 5.
Today's luxury vehicles boast a host
of features that didn't exist even a few years ago: adjustable petals,
remote start, key-less entry, and air conditioned seats. Luxury car
makers, including BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and Bentley, continue to
include more advanced features on their vehicles each year. Ambient
lighting is one of the newest features that has come to define vehicle
luxury, and car enthusiasts can find this luxury element in a somewhat
surprising place: Buick.
is quickly making a comeback in the automobile industry and has turned
into GM's luxury brand. Beginning in 2009, Buick produced a car that
featured ambient lighting. Its LaCrosse had a strip of ambient lighting
that circled the dashboard. Buick's foray into ambient lighting resulted
from years of research into the use of lighting in interior design. In
extravagant homes, special soft lighting was used to set the mood and
offer subtle illumination.
Buick's designers and engineers
applied the same concepts to the creation of their vehicles' interiors.
The result was lighting that enhanced the driving experience by creating
an inviting interior. The warmth of the ice blue ambient lighting
complements the lights of the car's gauges. Blue hues have a lower color
saturation and are easier on the eyes, which can create a serene mood...
August 2012 was a great month for Buick in which sales reached an all time high since 2007.
Buick reported a 8 percent national sales jump compared to August 2011.
However, city-by-city comparisons revealed higher sales increases over
the same period last year. Dave Arbogast Buick experienced a 16 percent sales increase.
In addition to a jump in sales numbers, Buick also saw increases in
customer lease contracts. Buick said that customer leasing jumped from
15 percent to 35 percent. Buick credits this jump to their "Experience Buick" leasing program, which was introduced March 2012.
The leasing program is a 24-month all inclusive lease that includes
Sirius XM satellite radio, GM's OnStar system and oil changes...
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In 1912, three major truck builders, Randolph, Reliance and Rapid joined together to form GMC. Back then, the company's trucks were powered by gasoline and electricity, and all models were given numbers between one and 12, designating their carrying capacities in thousands of pounds.
But what's REALLY in a name? (At least when it comes to a GMC truck).
The simple, flowing elegance of the Buick line has long represented a successful marriage between artistry and engineering. Now, with the April introduction of the new 2013 Buick Enclave luxury crossover, there is a new dimension in the artistic contribution. Enjoy the beauty of the new Enclave, and you will be enjoying in part the contributions of three diverse photography enthusiasts.
Craig Zinser, John Puskar, and Alikhan Kuljanov were all on the design team. In...
Mr. Quarterback himself, Peyton Manning, recently took some time to lend his play-calling skills to Buick in the form of an all-new Buick Verano commercial which aired during Wednesday evening's ESPY awards. Check it out for yourself right here!