Five Things You Should Know About the New 2018 Buick Regal

Regal Sportback
Not A Hatchback, But A Sportback

There have been some big changes to the Buick Regal sedan—which is no longer a sedan at all. You might not even recognize the new 2018 Buick Regal at first glance, so here are five things you should know about what’s new in this car.

There Are Two Models

The new 2018 Buick Regal comes as two different cars. The first is the Buick Regal Sportback, a five-door hatchback disguised as a sleek sedan. The second is the Buick Regal TourX, a capable and luxurious wagon.

They Come With Strong Engines

Both models of the new Buick Regal come with a standard 250-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The Buick Regal Sportback also comes in a GS version which gets a 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine.

The Cabins Are Quiet

With Buick’s Quiet Tuning technology, the cabins of the 2018 Buick Regal TourX and Sportback are peaceful, even on highways.

They Have Great Standard Technology

Each 2018 Buick Regal TourX and Sportback comes with a standard 7-inch color touchscreen with the Buick Infotainment system and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Standard All-Wheel Drive on the Regal TourX

The 2018 Buick Regal TourX in particular is crafted for adventure, and comes with standard all-wheel drive so that it’s set to travel off road or on slippery pavement with confidence. All-wheel drive is also available on the Buick Regal Sportback.

This is just the beginning of a long list of exciting news about the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback and TourX. Stop in at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX to learn more and to check out these models in person.

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Last Minute Christmas Gifts
Find That Magical Gift Quickly

December is only just starting, but Christmas Day will be here before you know it. If you suddenly realized you forgot to get a gift for your niece, uncle, or friend, here are a few last minute Christmas gifts that will save the day.

Key Chain Charger

This unique gift is something we could all use. The leather tassels expertly hide the iPhone charger inside.

Spa Gift Card

Everyone appreciates a little pampering. Use Spafinder to find top-rated spas local to the recipient and give him or her the gift of relaxation.

Memory Yoga

This would be a fun gift for kids. Not only is it a fun matching game, but it will get everybody moving, too.

Plants

You can buy a pack of three cute succulents from Home Depot for only $20. This would be a great addition to anyone’s desk at work.

Donation

If you are trying to buy a gift that really means something, consider making a donation in their name. Heifer International’s gift cards lets the recipient choose from a variety of options including stoves for villages, a goat, a water buffalo share, and more.

Here at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX, we hope everyone has a merry Christmas this year.

How to Make Road Trips Easier with Buick & GMC

Make Road Trips Easier
The Perfect Road Trip Buddy

As we move into the holiday season, many families will be traveling to spend time with loved ones, especially during Christmas. If your travels will include a long road trip, they can go a bit smoother if you drive a Buick or GMC. How do they make road trips easier? Here are a few reasons.

Technology

While you spent childhood road trips staring out the window and asking, “Are we there yet?” we don’t have to do that anymore. Instead, we can all bring along mobile devices. In fact, in a recent study, companies found families bring an average of 6.6 mobile devices on a road trip. When you choose a Buick and GMC, you will have access to 4G LTE Wi-Fi through OnStar®.

Safety

Long road trips can make even the safest drivers weary. Get an extra set of eyes on the road with Buick and GMC’s numerous available safety features, including Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Surround Vision, and more.

Space

We all need our space when crammed into a car for six hours. Choose from Buick and GMC’s great lineup of crossovers and SUVs to get the space you need for your family and their stuff.

Stop by Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX today to see how Buick and GMC can make your holiday road trips that much better.

Items You Should Always Have In Your Car

When you see a car broken down and left on the side of the road, it’s easy to think that such a thing could never happen to you. But the truth is, an unexpected delay or emergency could come up anytime. Be prepared for anything and stock up this list of recommended items to have in your car from Ewing Buick GMC.

In Case of Breakdowns

You never know when your battery might die unexpectedly—especially in the wintertime when older batteries are more susceptible. You should always have a set of jumper cables in your car, as well as a thick pair of work gloves. Make sure you also have the equipment you need to care for a damaged tire, such as an inflated spare, a tire sealant kit, a jack, and a lug wrench.

Other Important Items To Have In Your Car

Whether you’re stranded due to a breakdown or stranded in a sea of holiday traffic that isn’t moving, it’s good to be supplied with the things your passengers might need. Always have a first aid kit in your car in case of a medical emergency. Keep your car stocked with bottled water and snacks like nuts and granola bars, too. Try to anticipate what you would need if you were to be stuck in your car unexpectedly for several hours. For those living in cold climates, that may mean extra warm clothes and blankets to protect from the winter elements.

Did you find these tips helpful? Let all of us at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX know in the comments below.

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir

New Enclave Avenir

Ever since it was first launched in 2007, the Buick Enclave has been a popular SUV, one that stands out due to its luxury and sophisticated design. Even after the first generation stuck around for longer than normal, people still chose the Buick Enclave over other full-size SUV options. However, now the second generation is finally here as the 2018 Buick Enclave. We didn’t think this SUV could get any better, but Buick has proven us wrong with a new powertrain, new design, and new standard features.

Even More Luxury

We didn’t think the Buick Enclave could get any more luxurious, either, but they proved us wrong there too when they added the new Buick Enclave Avenir trim to this model. This is the first vehicle in the new Buick Avenir lineup, a top-end trim that will offer the most in the way of luxurious design and generous, sophisticated features. In this case, the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir makes a big impression with a unique black grille, bold lines, chrome accents, 20-inch wheels, wood accents in the interior, and a long list of features.

Explore Your Options

For those of us at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX, the Buick Enclave SUV has never looked more appealing—and that’s saying something. Stop in for a visit today and be one of the first to get behind the wheel of a new standard for high-end luxury.

GMC Hurricane Support Offers Complimentary OnStar Crisis Assist

GMC Hurricane Support - Ewing Buick GMC BlogAnyone who has been impacted by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma knows how difficult it can be to find the resources needed to overcome the disaster. GMC hopes to make the steps toward safety and recovery easier by providing support for the hurricane victims. That GMC hurricane support is provided in the form of free access to OnStar Crisis Assist, which can help with a number of different things.

Any person with an OnStar-equipped vehicle, or with access to an OnStar-equipped vehicle, can use the OnStar Crisis Assist. This tool immediately connects the user with a trained team of advisors who are there to help in an urgent time of need. OnStar Crisis Assists can help by connecting users with emergency first responders, by helping users find shelter or hotels, by guiding users in evacuation when needed, or by connecting users with friends and family.

OnStar Crisis Assist has already helped over 75,000 people since Hurricane Harvey landed in August of this year. GMC is happy to make such a useful tool available to those in need, and we’re happy to offer vehicles equipped with such a potentially life-saving tool. To learn more about OnStar and Crisis Assist, please stop in at Ewing Buick GMC.

Halloween Fun in Plano, Texas

Halloween Fun in Plano - Ewing Buick GMC Blog

Looking for something spooky to do this year in Plano, Texas? Whether you’re an adult looking for the best scare or a family searching for some Halloween fun in Plano, Ewing Buick GMC has three great recommendations for you this October.

Dark Hour Haunted House

If you’re looking for a real scare this Halloween, then you might want to invest in the slightly pricey Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano. While more expensive than other options, this haunted house receives tons of praise for its production, its theatrical performances, and the genuine scare adult visitors can expect to experience.

Family Fright Night, The Colony, October 21-22, 2017

If you’re looking for something not so scary that the younger audience can enjoy, this family-friendly event is the perfect solution. The Colony is about 25 minutes outside of Plano, but for a night filled with campfires, s’mores, scary movies, haunted hayrides, tent trick or treating, and more, we think it’s worth the drive!

Boo Bash, October 26, 2017

The little ones will also get a kick out of this fun Plano festival, designed for kids 12 and under and their accompanying parents. Nothing scary is in sight at the Boo Bash, which invites you to come in costume for some fun trick or treating and participate in carnival games while you’re there as well.

The 2018 GMC Lineup Sets New Standards

2018 GMC lineup - Ewing Buick GMC

GMC is one of the leading innovators in the industry, one reason drivers everywhere can’t wait for the 2018 GMC lineup. Noticeable changes have been made to vehicles like the GMC Terrain, while the 2018 GMC Yukon Denali has a polished, refined design. Plus, the Sierra Denali HD has some minor changes as well. At Ewing Buick GMC, we couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming lineup.

According to GMC, the all-new GMC Terrain has some exhilarating changes. The Terrain has C-shaped LED lights and signature looks, including a “floating roof” design for modern appeal, while a spacious interior is great for the whole family. That’s not to mention the state-of-the-art infotainment technologies that provide improved connectivity.

The Yukon Denali also has some subtle changes for the 2018 model year. For instance, new accenting provides added refinement, while the standard 20-inch wheels are truly bold. Perhaps one of the most notable changes is the Yukon Denali’s newly designed grille, a seemingly small change that manages to make quite the statement wherever you go.

Finally, the Sierra Denali HD has been updated as well. In addition to the revamped “Like a Pro” campaign that showcases the Sierra, the Denali HD trim has a new look and a new grille. The lighting, front fascia, and wide stance on the new Denali HD complement the rest of the 2018 lineup, creating a cohesive feel.

The GMC Terrain, Yukon Denali and the Sierra Denali HD will appear in late summer and early fall—which means they’ll be on the market very soon.

Sharp, Stylish, Refined: The 2018 Terrain Design

2018 Terrain Design - Ewing Buick GMC BlogThe 2018 GMC Terrain is finally here. With jaw-dropping styling and new features that’ll certainly surprise you, this could just be one of the top SUVs on the market. The Terrain is known for its extensive capabilities and family-friendly interior, and the new 2018 model year doesn’t disappoint.

According to Forbes, the 2018 Terrain’s exterior design is perhaps one of the most striking changes. The front end comes with “C” shaped headlights to create a more aggressive look, while the fascia has been restyled completely to improve aerodynamics. Plus, with a striking grille, you’re bound to make quite a statement anywhere you go when you arrive in the 2018 Terrain.

“GMC has introduced an all-new 2018 Terrain with knock-out styling, competent powertrains, a more premium interior, and a full suite of advanced safety features,” says Michael Harley at Forbes Autos. “The new crossover is not just better than its predecessor — it’s properly sized and more superior in nearly every category.”

The new Terrain design doesn’t just stop with new looks. The 2018 model year is 350 pounds lighter thanks to intelligent engineering, a change that improves fuel economy, handling, and power. Curious about the new Terrain? Stop by Ewing Buick GMC to learn more.

Come to the Plano Balloon Festival

Hot Air Balloon - Plano Balloon Festival
Hot Air Balloons. Photo by Tomas Castelazo.

Do you love hot air balloons? The Plano Balloon Festival celebrates hot air ballooning annually by filling the skies with brilliant colors and shapes. Fun for the entire family awaits you, with other attractions including live entertainment, tethered balloon rides, the Texas Parachute Exhibition of sky-divers, and several marathons to participate in of varying skill levels. There’s even a Kid’s Fun Zone, and if you wait until the evening, a fireworks show.

The Plano Balloon Festival is a weekend event, starting September 22nd and lasting until Sunday the 24th. Just head to Oak Point Park in Plano, Texas to witness the colorful sights for yourself. Kids under 36” tall are free, with general admission being $5 a person. Seniors 65 and older get a $1 discount. Food vendors will also be available onsite for you to enjoy great food and drink as you walk among the balloons and enjoy the live entertainment. There will be a viewing area where you can watch the balloons as they take off, so make sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs!

Presale tickets for the Plano Balloon Festival go on sale September 1st, so make sure you bypass the line by snapping them up as soon as possible. We at Ewing Buick GMC love to pay attention to local happenings near our dealership and encourage people to take part in their community events, such as this one.