Did you know that GM is rolling out 4G LTE capabilities on many of its vehicles for the 2015 model year? That’s right; you will be able to stay connected in your new Buick or GMC car, truck, or SUV from Ewing Buick GMC. The first vehicle to be equipped with this OnStar powered technology is the 2015 GMC Terrain.
You may be wondering: How will 4G LTE work? Basically with the purchase of a data plan, your car will become a Wi-Fi hotspot through the OnStar telecommunications system. 4G LTE will allow passengers to surf the web, stream movies, and download music to their handheld devices like a tablet or laptop.
GMC knows that Wi-Fi will go to good use on all of its vehicles. The GMC Sierra makes for a perfect mobile office with its extreme durability and towing capacity. The Yukon makes for a great family vehicle with its interior cargo space and luxurious comfort.
The good news is that the data plans required to make your vehicle into a mobile hotspot only run at $5/month to start and you can add it to your active AT& T account. To learn more about 4G LTE in your new ride, stop by our Plano, Texas dealership or swing by GMC’s Newsroom!
Get ready for the trails in a 2015 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD this summer! That’s right; GMC is adding another great truck to its already amazing lineup. The All Terrain HD was built for the off-road featuring 4×4, electronically controlled transfer case, hill descent control, a skid plate, and Rancho twin-tub shocks. This model will be available with a 6.0-liter V8 gasoline engine or a Duramax turbo-diesel.
The Sierra All Terrain HD will make you stand out from the crowd with 18-inch chrome cast-aluminum wheels. 20-inch chrome aluminum wheels are also available for this model. Inside the All Terrain, you will find the best in new technology and design. OnStar 4G LTE will be standard along with ALL TERRAIN logo on the instrument cluster, a rear view camera, Siri Eyes Free integration, and IntelliLink featuring text messaging alerts.
Other new features include a convenient CornerStep bumper, heated, power-adjustable trailering mirrors, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, integrated cruise control, enhanced cooling airflow for the engine, and Duralife disc brakes among a long list of others.
If you would like to know more about the upcoming 2015 Sierra All Terrain HD, head over to GMC’s newsroom or stop by our dealership located in Plano, Texas. We look forward to seeing you soon at Ewing Buick GMC!
Car2go is a carsharing service, and part of a growing network of companies offering two-seater smart cars for people on the go who just need to get from point A to point B. Perfect for travelers and residents of metropolitan areas, cars are available so you can get where you need to go.
The idea is simple: get online to see where the nearest Car2go vehicle is parked, use your membership card to get in the car and drive where you need to go. Park the car, and get on with your day. One of the other 700,000 Car2go users will find the car you just parked is in a convenient location, and take it where they need to go. Hourly rates include full access to the cars, insurance coverage, and fuel.
Car2go is an incredibly efficient and easy way for occasional travel – great for tourists and city-dwellers who generally don’t need a car. Car2go is located in major cities around the world, from Rome to Amsterdam and Seattle to Miami, Car2go allows you access to a car when you wouldn’t otherwise.
Car2go was boirn in Germany in 2008, and has been rapidly expanding ever since. Austin, TX saw the first stateside Car2go service, and following their great success, many cities have jumped onboard. In its newest endeavor, Car2go will be introduced to Southern California, from El Segundo to Lomita, on June 6th.
If you’ll be travelling to a major city and don’t need a rental car, but may need to make an occasional drive, consider Car2go, or a similar carsharing service.
April was a great month for the Buick brand and Ewing Buick GMC was proud to contribute. The brand as a whole had an 8% increase in retail sales year over year and a 12% increase in total sales through the month. This was the best April experienced by the brand since 2005 and the best overall month since 2006.
The 2014 Buick Encore, Buicks compact SUV, lead the way for the brand as it posted a 33% increase in retail sales and 48% year over year growth. The Regal had its seventh consecutive month of growth with and 11% increase. The LaCrosse also had a very strong month by increasing retail sales by 12%.
Buick recently won an award at the Automotive Advertising Awards for the commercial “Landing” and was also awarded the highest-ranking mass-market brand for customer satisfaction by J.D. Power in their U.S. Customer Service Index Study™ (CSI).
With a strong lineup and recent awards, we aren’t surprised that Buick experienced a strong sales month! If you would like to see Buick’s leaders the Encore, Regal, or LaCrosse in-person, stop by our dealership located near McKinney, Texas!
How would you like to win a $100 gift card to The Capital Grille? It’s easy at Ewing Buick GMC! Enter our Mother’s Day Photo Contest via Facebook for a chance to win! Think of how nice it would be to take your mom out for a nice dinner… ON US!
All you have to do is “Like” us on Facebook and then visit our Contest App located on our page. You can also access the contest directly by visiting http://ewingbuickgmc.pgtb.me/JR5ZFG. Upload your photo and vote for your favorite entries! The contest ends May 16th at 12PM CT so be sure to get your entry in early. The earlier you submit, the more time you have to recruit your friends to vote for your photo.
The photo with the most votes (at least 30) by the end time and date will be our lucky winner! We already have entries, so be sure to get your photo in soon!
Enter to win at Ewing Buick GMC and to all of you moms out there, have a Happy Mother’s Day!
Buick’s rise up the ranks of luxury automakers has been swift and effective, as most recently seen in those commercials where Buick vehicles look so amazing that people simply don’t recognize them as Buicks yet. Now, Buick has found yet another way to set itself apart from the crowd, taking cues from the high fashion world to make the interior of the new Buick LaCrosse a luxurious den and a fashion statement all at once.
The LaCrosse combines sangria and ebony colors, the only luxury sedan to make such a bold choice. The color combination is currently featured prominently in many other luxury industries, and now Buick has beaten everyone else to the punch, bringing the stunning design to the LaCrosse. You’ll have to upgrade to the Ultra Luxury Interior Package to get the special colors, but seeing the dyed leather seats and ebony accents makes it seem well worth the investment.
“With this exclusive combination of premium materials and color execution, we are extending Buick’s distinction in interior design,” said Ven Lai, Buick lead creative designer for color and trim.”The Ultra Luxury Interior builds on the success and increasing demand for environments that evoke luxury and personal expression. Every detail matters: From the grade, pattern, texture and color of the leather to the layering of natural wood, metal and stitching, this interior moves beyond convention.”
While Lai said that the Ultra Luxury Interior Package was designed exclusively for the LaCrosse, Buick is certainly exploring all its options when it comes to bringing exciting and creative fashion designs to its automobile designs. Come in to Ewing Buick GMC today to check out the LaCrosse for yourself.
We know Buick for its luxurious look and feel and Nielsen for being the top consumer research firm in the business. Recently Buick was honored by Nielsen for the “Landing” commercial featuring the 2014 Buick Enclave. The ad shows a man and his family returning to a snow-covered airport from what we can assume to be a warm vacation. The man pulls out his phone, opens his MyBuick app, and starts his chilly car from inside the airplane. Since the Enclave features standard climate control and heated seats, the vehicle is nice and warm when the family arrives to the parking lot. Take a look at the full commercial below.
This commercial was named 2013 Luxury Campaign of the Year in Nielsen’s eighth annual Automotive Advertising Awards. The awards are established by results for Nielsen’s national TV ad effectiveness surveys. Nielsen says that the “Landing” commercial by Buick was able to be recalled and remembered by consumers. The surveys were completed by adults between the ages of 25-54 with a household income of $70,000 or higher.
We are proud to have the 2014 Buick Enclave available on our lot in Plano, Texas. If you would like to see all of its surprising features for yourself, stop by Ewing Buick GMC!
In a recent vehicle assessment by the IIHS, the GMC Terrain was named a Top Safety Pick+! The Terrain was one of the only midsize SUVs tested to receive this top designation. In order to receive this honor, the Terrain had to undergo rigorous testing which tested both its features and overall strength.
One of the tests, the front overlap crash, was a head-on collision where 25% the vehicle strikes another object at 40 mph. This test is aimed to mimic a head-on utility pole crash. The Terrain was one of the only two vehicles to receive a “Good” rating on this test. The IIHS also tested a variety of other strengths and features of the vehicles to determine safety ratings.
Along with a strong front structure that can withstand tough collisions, the Terrain houses many great safety features. Some of our favorite features include: a rear vision camera, OnStar Emergency services, daytime running lamps, StabiliTrak stability control system, and available forward collision alert and lane departure.
With a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS and a long list of safety features, the GMC Terrain makes for a perfect family vehicle. If you would like to know more about the Terrain stop by our dealership near McKinney!
General Motors has great programs set up to reach out to and support the community. One of these programs is the Buick Achievers Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to 100 high school seniors or undergraduate college students who excel in the classroom and their communities. They receive up to $25,000 renewable for four years. In addition, 1,000 students will receive a one-time $2,000 award.
Recently, Buick announced the first five recipients of the award. These recipients were highlighted in the Buick Human Highlight Reel Show. They include Donald Chao of Bellevue, Washington; Nicole Kennard of Acworth, Georgia; Sharnique Smith of Memphis, Tennessee; Devin Willis of Chateauguay, New York; and Benjamin Zavala of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The remainder of the 2014 winners will be announced later. These five students represent just a small portion of the nearly 2,100 students who have received the Buick Achievers Scholarship, just since its inception in 2011. In that time, the program has given out nearly $12 million in scholarship funds.
Join with us here at Ewing Buick GMC as we congratulate these fine students and the future winners of the Buick Achievers Scholarship.
With a number of both bracket-busting games and Cinderella stories, the 2014 NCAA March Madness is full of surprises that surely inspire. Buick has recognized this and has decided to celebrate these surprises, while also promoting a surprise of their own—the 2014 Buick Regal and Regal GS.
Every year, Buick supports the NCAA and Surprising Performances Everywhere initiative. This year, Buick will sponsor an in-studio breakdown and highlight of that day’s most “Surprising Performances” during the “Inside March Madness presented by Buick” post-game show on TBS and truTV. One of the biggest surprises this season, though, comes in the form of the newly-redesigned Regal, which takes the driver to an unexpected level.
“The Regal is performance-oriented,” said Sandra Moore, Buick marketing director. “With a standard 259-horsepower turbocharged engine, the all-weather traction of available all-wheel-drive, refined ride, and quiet interior, it’s sure to surprise many—just like eventful moments of March Madness.”
If you’re interested to see just what surprises the 2014 Buick Regal has in store for you, make sure you stop by Ewing Buick GMC and see what the sedan has to offer!