Autoweek Names GMC Canyon Best of the Best Truck

Best of the Best Truck
2015 GMC Canyon

It’s been a busy year in the world of trucks, as evidenced by the reintroduction of GM’s midsize pickup twins, the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. Both trucks have been praised by experts across the industry for their quality, refinement, style, and practicality, and now the GMC Canyon is finishing off a successful year by winning a much-sought-after award—Autoweek’s Best of the Best Truck award.

Editors at Autoweek praised the Canyon for its amenities, modernity, style, and more. In fact, they commented that the truck is “brimming with a near-luxury experience”—something we at Ewing Buick GMC agree with 100%. The Canyon beat out seven other finalists to be named the victor—each finalist underwent a vigorous three-day test session at Michigan International Speedway which analyzed its performance, quality, design, significance, and value.

“Of the hundreds of vehicles Autoweek tests each year, only a relative few truly stand out from the rest,” said Autoweek editor Wes Raynal. “The GMC Canyon is not only one of the best new vehicles on the market, it’s one of the most important, signaling an exciting return to the mid-sized truck segment.”

If you want to experience an outstanding pickup truck firsthand, swing by Ewing Buick GMC today to test drive the Canyon. We bet you won’t be disappointed!

The Buick Intellilink System

Buick Intellilink SystemSure, infotainment systems are popular these days, and consumers are coming to expect them in cars across all brands, lines, and models. Dependability is key, however, and General Motors knows that. That’s why The General make sure that the Buick Intellilink system was the ultimate infotainment system.

GM issued a press release that stated it had created a test bench for its Intellilink systems. It replicates every module the system interacts with and simulates realistic day-to-day usage.

GM searches for lags in computing time and other faults with this system. Those lags are incredibly important to locate because they are crucial to your driving experience.

The GM engineering team searches for smooth operation, and your convenience is their highest concern. This test bench models 210 days of operation in a week. It contains 2 million commands, and with that kind of precision you are sure to get the best driving experience.

Here at Ewing Buick GMC, we know our Buick Intellilink system is top of the line and want to help you experience it.

New Buick Verano Brings Luxury Feel to Compact Segment

The Buick Verano sits at the low-end of the Buick lineup in terms of size, but it’s certainly not low on quality. In fact, the new Buick Verano, equipped with all kinds of technology and style, actually brings a luxury feel to the compact segment. While other brands stash their worst car at the bottom of the lineup, Buick instead has created a surprising gem in the Verano.

New Buick Verano
2015 Buick Verano

One of the things that sets the Verano apart is its 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability. Sure, it’s not the only car in the world to feature that technology, but it’s amazing that the Buick brand found a way to fit that advanced technology into the Verano while keeping it an affordable compact car. Thanks to that technology, you can stream music, make calls, use navigation systems and more—all without using a data plan.

The Verano also features a 250-horsepower engine and gives owners a choice between a six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual transmission. It even comes with other luxury touches—a rearview camera, keyless entry, and more. Plus, it’s a top safety pick. If you are looking for the biggest bang for your budget, make sure to come in to Ewing Buick GMC to check out the Buick Verano.

GMC Plans Future Jeep Wrangler Rival

Jeep Wrangler RivalOver the past decade, many carmakers have tried to create a vehicle that can go head-to-head with the popular Jeep Wrangler, and their attempt have been without success. SUVs like the Toyota FJ Cruiser and the entire Hummer lineup have been left behind for the Wrangler’s rugged appearance, causing the SUV to have somewhat of a cult following. Now, GMC has decided to give creating a Jeep Wrangler rival a try. Already known for its rugged SUVs, the American carmaker is the one challenger that just might succeed.

During a recent discussion with Edmunds.com, Buick-GMC vice president Duncan Aldred commented that, while plans for a lineup expansion aren’t currently in the works, in the future they definitely will expand because “there is plenty of room everywhere in the hierarchy.”

Along with the possible Jeep Wrangler rival, this means a luxury SUV, positioned over the Yukon Denali, might be in works as well.

To see what types of SUVS GMC has to offer you now, make sure you stop in to Ewing Buick GMC today and give our vehicles a test drive!

New GMC Pickup Boasts Perfect Body

The rest of the midsize truck market must simply be crushed. Not only does the new GMC pickup, the Canyon, boast some of the best fuel efficiency numbers on the market while remaining extremely powerful and capable, the truck can also boast about its perfect body as well. It’s like that hot guy from high school who was also smart and sensitive. Everyone hated that guy.

There’s no reason to hate the new Canyon, though, which comes with a body that was put together with laser precision. No, literally—a laser scanner was used to make sure everything fit together well. “We’re working with an entirely new vehicle architecture as well as the latest technology available for dimensional management,” said Bryan Vickery, dimensional engineer for Body Maintenance at Wentzville. “The process is a big part of delivering improved body structures, which translates to great vehicles to our customers.”

New GMC Pickup
2015 GMC Canyon

The Canyon, obviously, is the best at just about everything. So come see us as soon as possible here at Ewing Buick GMC to get behind the wheel of this “perfect” new vehicle. They’re popular and they fly off the lot really fast, though, so make sure to come see us as soon as possible.