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2016 Marks a Record Year for Buick

2016 marks a record year for Buick
Buick – Leading The Way

There may not be another car brand on the market today that has been able to accomplish what Buick has accomplished over the last year. Once known as a company that catered to an older crowd, 2016 marks a record year for Buick, as they have successfully rebranded themselves into a luxury automaker on par with all of the household luxury names. In fact, its 2016 sales passed one million at record pace. Here is everything that you need to know.

Through September, Buick was passing its goals at a record pace. The latest numbers reported were that the automaker had sold 1,046,746 units in 2016, which is over 200,000 more than had been sold at this point in 2015.

This is due in part to Buick’s successful change of demographic.

“Demand worldwide continues to grow for attainable Buick luxury and the beautiful, quiet and comfortable cars and SUVs we offer,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing.

Buick now ranks as the second-largest passenger-car brand in China and has outsold luxury competitors including Acura, Audi, Infiniti, and Lincoln in North America. As Buick continues to grow and adapt to the modern market, you can expect to see continued growth in the company. See what all the excitement is about at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX today!

GMC Named Most Ideal Popular Brand for Third Straight Year

Most Ideal Popular Brand
Perfect Day. Perfect Truck

GMC is known for offering some of the most popular vehicles on the market and it’s been recognized by AutoPacific for doing so year after year. Now, GMC has been named the Most Ideal Popular Brand for the third consecutive year. Three GMC models led their segments, making GMC one of only two automakers to accomplish the feat. GMC took home the top honor in AutoPacific’s 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards thanks to the Acadia, Yukon/Yukon XL, and the Sierra pickup. The Acadia topped the Large Crossover SUV segment while the Yukon/Yukon XL dominated the Large SUV segment. The GMC Sierra tackled the Light Duty Pickup segment for the second year in a row and also served as the brand’s bestselling model. Of the three, the 2017 GMC Acadia is all-new for the model year and boasts an impressive interior, advanced infotainment system, innovative safety technologies, and more. The SUV offers a comfort-oriented ride that makes it perfect for both short and long trips. In order to determine what brand and vehicles took home the top honors, the 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards surveyed more than 65,000 owners. The survey took place after 90 days of ownership and asked customers what changes they would make in their vehicles in 15 categories. GMC featured the least amount of requested changes, earning it the top spot for the third year in a row. Here at Ewing Buick GMC near Dallas, TX, we’re proud to see GMC taking home another top honor!

Ewing Buick GMC Teacher Photo Contest Winners

Ewing Buick GMC teacher photo contest
One of Our Teacher Contest Winners
Last month, we hosted a Teacher Photo Contest on our Facebook page for local area teachers. Visitors shared photos and videos along with words of praise for their favorite teachers. The posts that received the most “likes” were declared the winners. Each winning teacher will receive a $250 Visa gift card. For April, the winning teacher was Aisha Murtadah. She currently teaches at Dooley Elementary School in the Plano Independent School District. Parent Jay Rankin said this about Mrs. Murtadah, “She taught my (mildly) special needs son in 2nd grade. She changed his life with her patience, understanding, and knowledge. We saw him grow so much in the year that she taught him, and it still brings tears to our eyes (and his) when we think about it… All of the staff at Dooley are amazing, but Mrs. Murtadah is the kind of teacher any parent would want for their children, and there is no teacher more deserving.” In early May, on Teacher Appreciation Day, we announced the winner of our Frisco Teacher Photo contest, Anton Bucher. Mr. Bucher teaches theater at Pioneer Heritage Middle School in the Frisco Independent School District. Parent April Trawick Emerson said, “My daughter suffers from severe anxiety that impacts her daily activities. She has always been very shy and very timid… Once Bucher came into her life, she was a changed little girl. She was becoming more social; she spoke to people and not just when they asked her question; she was blossoming. It was beautiful to witness. Bucher also began a Partner’s Theatre class at PHMS. General education students ‘partner’ with special education students from our functional academics classroom. Kids have signed up to be partners in this class because of the servant’s heart that Bucher has instilled in his kids.” We are so pleased by the success of our Ewing Buick GMC Teacher Photo Contest and want to congratulate both Mrs. Murtadah and Mr. Bucher on their success with their students. We can tell they are excellent teachers who love what they do every day. Like the Ewing Buick GMC Facebook page to see more updates and more contests, or visit us near Dallas, TX.

GMC Canyon and Sierra Have the Highest Resale Values of Any Truck

Resale Values
Sierra Is Ready

Are you looking to resell your truck? Well, hopefully you bought a GMC! According to a GMC press release, GMC Canyon and Sierra have the highest resale values of any truck. The statistic comes straight from Kelley Blue Book. The organization predicted that both GMC models would retain their value over the span of five years than any other truck. “This recognition affirms everything this brand stands for and provides greater assurance for our customers that they’ve made a smart choice investing in GMC,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “These vehicles are designed to deliver capability with refinement and style – a combination that is winning over more and more customers.” This is the second year in a row in which KBB ranked both GMC trucks in their top 10 vehicles for resale value. With features 31 mpg on the highway, it’s not surprising how valuable these vehicles are. If you want a vehicle with value that lasts, choose a GMC and take a look at our large selection of GMC trucks at Ewing Buick GMC in Dallas, TX!

New Survey Names Buick Best International Brand

Best International Brand
Buick Shines Bright

Consumer Reports recently conducting an enormous survey with more than 700,000 participants  to determine which automobile brands were the strongest—and it looks like Buick has come out on top.

According to their study, Buick is the best international brand in today’s market, crushing the 28 other automakers in competition. The other competitors included other luxury brands and more from throughout the global industry, including Audi, Ford, Nissan, and Chevrolet. Buick was even the only Detroit brand named in the Top 10, as Cadillac saw their score dropping down to 25th on the list.

As far as American brands go, you truly can’t go wrong with Buick, according to this report, which surveyed consumers based on their overall opinion of the brand. The premium American brand even beat out Tesla, which many car experts consider a top brand.

We can’t say we’re too surprised to learn that Buick is the best brand! If you’d like to see why the Buick brand is so great, stop in to Ewing Buick GMC.

Buick Receives Kelley Blue Book 2015 Brand Image Award

2015 Brand Image Award
Buick an Image of Class

For Buick, the customer always comes first—and it shows. The American carmaker recently received the Kelley Blue Book 2015 Brand Image Award, a prestigious accolade that recognizes Buick for its appealing vehicle lineup and top-notch customer service. This is the third year in a row that KBB.com has awarded Buick the Best Value Luxury brand, showing the carmaker is one of the best in the industry.

“Earning this recognition three consecutive years indicates that we’re shifting consumer perception,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick. “Consumers now understand that great products and service is what to expect from Buick.”

Kelley Blue Book based these awards on a survey completed by more than 12,000 in-market new-vehicle shoppers. The survey, which is completely annually by the prestigious website, examines each brand’s customer service and overall brand representation. Buick has recently made an effort to improve its customers’ purchasing experiences and its vehicle lineup, allowing the American carmaker to also be recognized for its dependability and value-oriented prices.

If you are interested in seeing why the Buick brand is worthy of the 2015 Brand Image Award, stop in to Ewing Buick GMC today.

Buick Is the Second Most Dependable Auto Brand in America

most dependable auto brand in America
Buick LaCrosse is Ready for the Day

When it comes to car shopping, you want to shop smart. Well, since you’re reading our blog, you’re off to a good start. Not only do we understand our customers’ desire for safe, efficient, and stylish options here at Ewing Buick GMC, we recognize that the best products we can sell are those that will last. That’s why we are bursting with pride to announce that Buick beat a host of luxury brands to become the second most dependable auto brand in America.

The title comes from the 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study conducted by J.D. Power in which 2012 model year vehicles were evaluated for the number of problems reported in the past 12 months. Those issues are used to calculate the problems per 100 vehicles (PP100). The vehicles with the lowest number of problems reported rank highest on the list.

Buick’s ranking is a testament to the fact that [we’re] on the leading edge of reliability, quality and customer service,” said Buick’s vice president, Duncan Aldred. “More and more customers are visiting the Buick showroom because we put these values at the core of every model we bring to the market.”

In addition to the brand’s overall success, the Buick LaCrosse took the top spot for dependability among large cars, while the Enclave ranked second in the competitive Midsize SUV segment.

Now that you’ve gotten off to a good start with your car shopping, stop by Ewing Buick GMC and we’ll help you finish finding the perfect vehicle for your needs.

In Top Ten Buick Consumer Reports

Buick Consumer Reports
Buick Regal On Another Level

Buick can hang its hat on being a top ten Consumer Reports auto brand, according to the neutral testing company.

The Consumer Reports evaluation involved road testing every vehicle of each brand factoring in safety and reliability, and compiling a comprehensive list of all 28 automakers.

Buick scored the highest of all U.S. brands and ranked number seven overall thanks to their restored image and more aggressive styling. “Buick has a reputation for large, cushy cars, and they’ve really reinvented themselves pretty quickly,” says Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing at Consumer Reports. Their revamped image vaults the Buick brand past Honda, Acura, and BMW.

This is a huge transcendence from vanilla slow-lane comfort cruiser, to feature-packed luxury thriller.

In a separate “top picks” category of the Consumer Reports, Buick Regal topped the sports sedan segment by de-throning the BMW 328i, which had reigned supreme the last two years.

Overall, Buick earned the highest percentage of Consumer Reports recommended models of any of the competition. So be sure to come to Ewing Buick GMC, and see our top-rated Buick lineup. Discover the Buick Consumer Reports for yourself.

Buick Cost to Own: Saving You More Money in the Long Run

Buick Cost to Own
Buick: the Symbol of Luxury

If you’re looking for luxury design without the cost, Buick may be the way to go. Three Buicks were recently given the 5-Year Cost to Own award from Kelly Blue Book (KBB). This award measures the cost of your car over several years, not just the initial price tag, which means that Buick’s are definitely more affordable in the long run than other models.

According to Buick, the awards are based on the lowest projected depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance/insurance fees, maintenance/repair costs, and state registration fees. The three winners were the Verano, Encore, and Enclave, all of which were in luxury car categories. That means if you’re looking for a little extra sophistication, Buick is ideal.

Based on the typical difference of cost from other cars, the Enclave saves people the most money in the long run. On average, people save about $17,500 over five years with the Enclave compared to similar models. People who buy the Encore save about $14,000, and Verano owners save over $9,000. Over five years, you’ll have saved almost enough for a new car.

Buick cost to own is just one more reason to consider this automaker above the rest. Not only does Buick offer luxury, performance, and comfort, but it’s also easier on the wallet than you might think. You can experience these savings for yourself at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX today, and never look back again.

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!