New Buick Envision Joining Crossover Lineup

new Buick Envision
2014 Buick Encore

Following the recent success of the Encore and Enclave, Buick plans to expand its reach into the crossover SUV market with the new Buick Envision.

Just this week, Buick unveiled new photos detailing the luxurious look and feel of the new Envision, and we here at Ewing Buick GMC can’t wait to see it hit our showroom floor.

But just when will that be? It looks like the 2016 model will be the first Envision to come to America. Buick has already successfully launched the Envision on the Chinese auto market.

As far as size, the Envision falls somewhere between the Encore and Enclave. However, the Envision distinguishes itself from those two SUVs and all other Buick vehicles with its capabilities. The Envision is the first ever Buick to sport an Off-Road driving mode. The Envision is able to do this with the four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission.

With all of this, the Envision also promises class-leading fuel economy at 27 mpg. Check out the Envision when it arrives at Ewing Buick GMC.

Car Maintenance Tips

car maintenance tipsAlthough we have plenty of warm months ahead, summer is abruptly coming to an end. The kids will be back in school and vacation season will sadly cease. Now that things are getting back into a normal routine, it is important that you take care of your car’s needs. Here are some maintenance tips to help your car transition back.

  1. Check your tires – make sure that they are correctly inflated. If they are under or over inflated, you may have serious issues while on the road.
  2. Change your oil and oil filter – Make sure you change your oil between 3,000 and 7,500 miles. Also check your oil levels every other time you fill up your gas tank.
  3. Check your hoses and belts – Look for cracks, leaks, and deterioration.
  4. Check your coolant – Don’t let your car overheat while you are waiting in morning traffic.
  5. Replace your windshield wipers – Being able to see correctly out of the windshield is the most important thing about driving. If your wipers are leaving streaks, it’s time to replace them!
  6. Check your brakes – If you hear squeaky sounds when you stop your vehicle, it’s time to replace your brakes.
  7. Clean your battery- Look for corrosion! A clean battery will last longer and save you more money.

If you have any questions about car maintenance tips, speak with the professionals at Ewing Buick GMC! Make an appointment for service by giving us a call at (972) 665-3148.

Buick Has a Rich History of Performance

Buick isn’t just a model for the older generation, and honestly it never has been! Buick has a long history of performance starting back in 1936 with the introduction of the Buick Series 60 Century. This model was powered by a 320-cu.in. overhead valve straight 8 engine. The Series 60 Century could run at 100mph which was a huge feat back in the 30s.

Another performance-packed Buick was the 1970 Buick GSX Stage 1. This track-ready car was powered by a 7.4-liter V8 engine which made a whopping 360-hp and an unheard of 510-lb.ft. of torque. The GSX Stage 1 was followed by the 1978 Turbo Regal Sport Coupe. This Buick set a sales record for the Buick brand by offering V8 performance matched with better fuel economy.

In 1984, the Buick Grand National was introduced followed by the 1987 Buick GNX. It is likely that you have seen these Buicks at the track. The GNX was an instant collector’s edition type car. The newest performance car in the Buick lineup is the 2014 Buick Regal GS. This sporty sedan is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is tuned to make 259-hp and 985lb.-ft. of torque.

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2014 Buick Regal GS

Luckily, we have the newest Buick performance sedan on our lot in Plano, Texas. Stop by this weekend to check it out!

Bigger Isn’t Always Better: 2015 GMC Canyon Offers Versatility

Say hello to the GMC Canyon; the GMC Sierra’s little brother. With the introduction of the GMC Canyon, the automaker challenges the definition of “pickup truck”. In the world of pickups, we tend to assume that it’s got to be a big, gas-guzzling beast in order to be awesome. We happen to think there’s a place for a smaller, more efficient pickup, and it’s equally awesome.

2015 GMC Canyon
2015 GMC Canyon

The 2015 GMC Canyon can do things and go places that a Sierra 2500 could never do or go. The Canyon has a turning radius of just 41 feet, while electronic power steering provides easy maneuverability in situations where big trucks would struggle. Take that, Sierra 3500. The short-bed crew cab is just 212.7 inches long, ideal for people who regularly park in tight spots, parking garages or have a small garage.

EPA highway estimates are impressive; 22 mpg for 4×4 versions, and 24 mpg for 2WD models. Sierras equipped with the 4.3L V-6 will boast the highest available towing rating of 7,200 pounds, making it the most capable V-6 truck available.

“With its smaller size and associated nimble nature, Canyon provides pickup capability and exceptional comfort in an efficient and more manageable package,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing in a news release. “An increasing number of customers don’t need the full capability of a full-size pickup, yet desire the functionality a pickup offers. These customers appreciate the smaller size of mid-sized pickups, with their ability to easily fit in a garage, travel downtown areas of big cities, and navigate crowded parking lots. The all-new 2015 GMC Canyon represents the best of both worlds in this sense.”

Does this sound like the compromise you’ve been looking for? Stop by Ewing Buick GMC today to learn more about the 2015 GMC Canyon!