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How Buick Made 1.4 Million Sales in 2017

Buick Made 1.4 Million Sales
Growth Due To The Avenir

How do you beat your own sales records and continue to grow as a company? Just ask Buick, because the brand that has made 1.4 million sales globally for two straight years.

Automotive Growth

The automotive company has been growing steadily over the last five years at an 8.4% annual growth. More specifically, Buick’s 2017 sales saw a 15.1% growth in Canada and a 1.6% growth in the United States.

A Huge Year For Buick (Buick Made 1.4 Million Sales)

So, what is it about this brand that’s encouraging more sales? To understand, one need only look at the various models. It turns out that 2017 was a huge year for Buick, who spent the year debuting some significant changes to their 2018 model year lineup.

Buick Avenir Models

For instance, 2017 brought the very first Buick Avenir trim to the public in the form of the Buick Enclave Avenir, a high-end SUV that’s proven a popular pick for consumers. The 2018 model year also introduced the new coupe-esque Buick Regal Sportback and the capable Buick Regal TourX wagon.

More In The Future

With a fresh lineup and more changes on the horizon—including the next high-end Avenir vehicles—we’re sure that Buick will continue to reach new customers and to bring in more sales. Come check out the new models with us at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX.

TEDx Plano 2018

TEDx Plano
Let’s Talk About Plano!

There’s plenty to be said about Plano, Texas, and one of our favorite things to note about the city is its intelligent and versatile residents. At Ewing Buick GMC, we can’t help but notice that our customers are often very bright and curious people, which is why we weren’t surprised to hear about the TEDx Plano group.

Ideas Worth Spreading

TED is a media organization that films and distributes educational, inspiring talks online. Their slogan “ideas worth spreading” is indicative of the fascinating content of their media.

TED Mission

On a smaller scale, there’s TEDx, a program that was created with the TED mission in mind. TEDx focuses on smaller, specific communities, and is designed to encourage connection and conversation on topics within those communities.

TEDx Plano Coming Soon

Plano, Texas has its own TEDx program, and the 2018 event is coming up very soon. On April 7th at the Courtyard Theater, ticket holders can gather to watch a lineup of speakers talk on the theme: Plus (+). Speakers might take this theme any which way but will stick to the foundation of TED—technology, entertainment, and design—as well as any relevant connection to North Texas.

Get Your Tickets

Tickets for the TEDx Plano events are $50-$75 and often sell out quickly. If you wish to attend the TEDx Plano 2018 event, it’s recommended that you buy your tickets ASAP. Let all of us at Ewing Buick GMC know if you have any questions.

Things to Do this Spring in Plano: Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Adult Easter Egg Hunt
Easter In Plano, TX

Looking for something fun to do this spring? Check out one of the many adult Easter egg hunts that are happening in and around Plano, TX. For example, the 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Heritage Farmstead Museum. Tons of participants are expected this year, and there will be multiple events and awards.

According to Visit Plano, the Adult Easter Egg Hunt will start at 8:30pm on March 9. There will be more than 4,000 eggs hidden around the entire four-acre property, and each egg will have a special prize. These include things like coupons, gift certificates, and more. You’ll need to register for the event early (21 and older only), so be sure to sign up now before they’re booked.

The Heritage Farmstead Museum is all about preserving history in the community. The annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt is a great way for friends and family to have fun this spring.

At Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX, we can’t wait for the upcoming event. With prizes and fun from 8:30 to 10:30pm, the Adult Easter Egg Hunt is bound to be a good time for everyone who attends. Just be sure to make plans for the event now rather than later.

The GMC Terrain Design: Improving Aerodynamics

GMC Terrain design
Terrains For All Terrains

GMC is working to create the latest technologies, but engineers have also been hard at work making vehicles as aerodynamic as possible. For example, the new GMC Terrain design is tested for more than 300 hours in a wind tunnel to ensure that everything is streamlined from bumper to bumper. Not only does improved aerodynamics improve fuel economy and performance, but it can also help to improve driving dynamics.

The new Terrain has a lifted stance that helps to direct air under and around the chassis, according to GMC. This design helps to reduce drag, and there have also been modifications like a smoother front grille and an added rear spoiler. The styling and mechanical components are paired together in perfect harmony.

“Reducing the aerodynamic drag of an SUV is always a challenge,” said GMC Aerodynamic Engineer Alicia Bidwell. “Our engineering team paid attention to even the smallest details to deliver the size and cargo space our customers want.”

Thanks to this new design, the Terrain will get up to 3 mpg more for up to 26 combined mpg on models with AWD*. Creating a smooth driving experience and incredible performance, the improved aerodynamics on the Terrain are unmatched. You can test drive the GMC Terrain at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX.

*EPA estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.

Non-Traditional Valentine’s Date Ideas in Plano, TX

Valentine’s date ideas in Plano
You’re So Sweet!

If you’re tired of the traditional box of chocolates and candle-lit dinner, don’t worry. There are plenty of unusual activities to enjoy with your special someone near Ewing Buick GMC. These unusual Valentine’s date ideas in Plano, TX will give you fun options to choose from for this February.

Painting with a Twist

If you and your honey have been looking for a way to explore your creative sides together, consider driving 30 minutes to Frisco, Texas to visit Painting with a Twist. An instructor supplies the tools for your project as well as a new painting each day and will guide you on your painting journey.

Hyena’s Comedy Club

When laughter is your medicine of choice, you can count on finding a generous dose at Hyena’s Comedy Club. Check their website for listings of upcoming shows.

Free Play Arcade

Richardson is just a fifteen-minute drive from Plano, and it’s home to the Free Play Arcade. For just a small entry fee, you and your date can play over 80 old-school arcade games for free all night long.

Escape Hunt Dallas

There’s no better way to test your ability as a team than with the challenge of an escape room. The Escape Hunt Dallas features several different rooms, so if you enjoy your date you can come back for another.

Make this Valentine’s Day in Plano, TX one to remember by mixing things up.

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.


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.


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.


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®.


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.


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.

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.