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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.

The 2018 GMC Lineup Sets New Standards

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GMC is one of the leading innovators in the industry, one reason drivers everywhere can’t wait for the 2018 GMC lineup. Noticeable changes have been made to vehicles like the GMC Terrain, while the 2018 GMC Yukon Denali has a polished, refined design. Plus, the Sierra Denali HD has some minor changes as well. At Ewing Buick GMC, we couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming lineup.

According to GMC, the all-new GMC Terrain has some exhilarating changes. The Terrain has C-shaped LED lights and signature looks, including a “floating roof” design for modern appeal, while a spacious interior is great for the whole family. That’s not to mention the state-of-the-art infotainment technologies that provide improved connectivity.

The Yukon Denali also has some subtle changes for the 2018 model year. For instance, new accenting provides added refinement, while the standard 20-inch wheels are truly bold. Perhaps one of the most notable changes is the Yukon Denali’s newly designed grille, a seemingly small change that manages to make quite the statement wherever you go.

Finally, the Sierra Denali HD has been updated as well. In addition to the revamped “Like a Pro” campaign that showcases the Sierra, the Denali HD trim has a new look and a new grille. The lighting, front fascia, and wide stance on the new Denali HD complement the rest of the 2018 lineup, creating a cohesive feel.

The GMC Terrain, Yukon Denali and the Sierra Denali HD will appear in late summer and early fall—which means they’ll be on the market very soon.

Sharp, Stylish, Refined: The 2018 Terrain Design

2018 Terrain Design - Ewing Buick GMC BlogThe 2018 GMC Terrain is finally here. With jaw-dropping styling and new features that’ll certainly surprise you, this could just be one of the top SUVs on the market. The Terrain is known for its extensive capabilities and family-friendly interior, and the new 2018 model year doesn’t disappoint.

According to Forbes, the 2018 Terrain’s exterior design is perhaps one of the most striking changes. The front end comes with “C” shaped headlights to create a more aggressive look, while the fascia has been restyled completely to improve aerodynamics. Plus, with a striking grille, you’re bound to make quite a statement anywhere you go when you arrive in the 2018 Terrain.

“GMC has introduced an all-new 2018 Terrain with knock-out styling, competent powertrains, a more premium interior, and a full suite of advanced safety features,” says Michael Harley at Forbes Autos. “The new crossover is not just better than its predecessor — it’s properly sized and more superior in nearly every category.”

The new Terrain design doesn’t just stop with new looks. The 2018 model year is 350 pounds lighter thanks to intelligent engineering, a change that improves fuel economy, handling, and power. Curious about the new Terrain? Stop by Ewing Buick GMC to learn more.

One-Millionth GMC Denali Sold

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At the 1997 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GMC showed off a concept vehicle that would capture the attention of everyone at the show. It was the first-ever Yukon Denali. This show vehicle came with unique exterior details and premium in-cabin features, including an early version of OnStar.

From there, the Denali line soon went into production and the first Yukon Denali models went on sale in late 1998. Now, nearly 20 years later, the one-millionth GMC Denali model has been sold.

Just like its namesake, the highest mountain in North America, the Denali lineup aims to stand above the rest of the SUV and truck lineup in America with premium amenities and fine craftsmanship.

“The advent of the Yukon Denali signaled a big shift, both in the industry and for GMC itself,” says Rich Latek, marketing director for GMC. “…We sensed an opportunity to create a premium-grade model that could resonate with customers on a whole new level.”

With the Yukon Denali, customers will find a premium SUV that can not only tackle tough jobs, but get you there in comfort and style. All three rows include premium, perforated leather-appointed seating. And, there are authentic aluminum and Java Burl wood inlays throughout the cabin.

Come experience the premium 2017 GMC Yukon Denali available at Ewing Buick GMC today.

2018 GMC Terrain Redesign News

2018 GMC TerrainWhen GMC first produced the Terrain in 2010, it was a boxy, rugged-luxury hybrid. This first generation is now coming to a close, with the updates coming to the 2018 GMC Terrain. Automotive News informs that the next Terrain will take a step back from the sharp edges and delve further into the luxury sector.

Fuel Efficiency

2018 is bringing a slimmer SUV – it’s losing around 465 pounds, as well as inches off the length, width and wheelbase. From the St. Louis Post Dispatch we learn that though fuel economy has yet to be determined, these size reductions and additional engine options are sure to help.

Technology

This year you may choose between a 7.0- or 8.0-inch IntelliLink Infotainment system, but that’s not the only addition. Apple and Android devices will be compatible to the system to provide more hands-free access. Many safety features will be added, such as lane departure warning, rear seat reminder, blind zone alerts and many more.

Other GMC Models

The GMC Acadia and Yukon are getting some tweaks for the 2018 model year as well. You can look for updates to the transmission, equipment and features of both of these vehicles this year.

Hopefully in the next few months we’ll get a few more glances at the 2018 GMC Terrain and all of its redesign glory. Until then, you can enjoy the 2017 Terrain while it lasts on our lot at Ewing Buick GMC!

GMC Named Ideal Popular Brand in AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards

AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards
The Ever Popular Sierra

For the third year in a row, AutoPacific has named GMC the Ideal Popular Brand, and three GMC vehicles led their segments. The Sierra led the Light Duty Pickup segment, while the Yukon won the Large SUV category and the Acadia was first in the Large Crossover class. GMC was one of only two automakers who took three categories. This was the Sierra’s second year winning the Light Duty Pickup category. The AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards are determined by surveys from more than 65,000 vehicle owners who were surveyed after owning their vehicles for 90 days. Customers were asked what they would change about their vehicles, in terms of ride quality, features and technology, performance, interior space, and several other categories. George Peterson, the president of AutoPacific, says the surveys are a chance to see which vehicles are “hitting the mark with owners” as well as helping identify overarching issues and make improvements. The vice president of GMC Duncan Aldred echoed this in saying, “The results demonstrate we are succeeding in our mission to provide our customers with a premium ownership experience.” The Denali lineup, Aldred said, is a major factor in this, as nearly 25% of GMC owners have a Denali. See what makes the brand so amazing at Ewing Buick GMC near Dallas, TX today!

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 2017 GMC Acadia Spy Photos Leak Online

 

2017 Buick Acadia
The Looks Good

Fans of the GMC Acadia have just received some good news. Spy photos of the upcoming 2017 GMC Acadia have leaked online, showcasing what the upcoming model will look like under a camouflage tarp.

Despite the secretive covering, these 2017 GMC Acadia spy photos give us a good idea about what the new Acadia will look like. In general, the Acadia appears to be much smaller, while still having plenty of passenger space.

The new Acadia also looks a bit sleeker than its predecessor, with more rounded angles and less boxy edges. And if the Acadia is smaller, you can bet that it will be much lighter and able to boast better fuel efficiency stats.

Hopefully, GMC will release official images soon. Until then, we’ll likely have to wait until 2017 if not 2018 to see this model in its entirety. Keep checking back with Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX for the most up-to-date information on the new GMC models.

GMC Crossover and SUV Design Accommodates Big Families

GMC crossover and SUV design
GMC Helps With All the Family Fun

GMC SUVs are perfect for large families, especially during the school year. With added cargo space, better connectivity, and advanced safety systems, going back-to-school is a breeze as long as you’re behind the wheel of a GMC.

Believe it or not, 6-10 school children participate in after-school extracurricular activities, says GMC. With that in mind, GMC crossover and SUV design is more equipped than ever to make driving with kids easier. For example, models like the Acadia, Terrain, and Yukon have all added space for cargo and passengers.

“Everything starts all at once after Labor Day,” says Whitney Quijada, a mother from Arizona and owner of a GMC Acadia. “I am a teacher and I have two kids and they’re both involved in three activities. We’re always on the go. We have the captain’s chairs in the second row. Even if we are carpooling to dance or tee-ball practice, it’s so convenient to get the kids in the back and buckled up.”

Keeping kids entertained is also important. New models come available with features like IntelliLink, OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi, and even Siri Eyes Free. Plus, with safety features like Blind Zone Alert, Cross Traffic Alert, Park Assist, and more, you always have peace of mind.

For a closer look at the GMC crossovers and SUV design, visit Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX and we will take care of you today.

GMC Canyon Makes Ward’s Best Interior List

GMC Canyon
Canyons Within Canyons

The new GMC Canyon returned this year to take on a weak, aging midsize pickup market. The Canyon features a rugged exterior, and an interior to be reckoned with. While the Chevrolet Colorado also returned, only one of the two midsize pickups made it onto Ward’s Best Interior List.

The editors over at Ward’s Auto World selected their top 10 vehicles with the best interior. Here at Ewing Buick GMC, we aren’t surprised that the GMC Canyon made the list. With one of the best interiors we have available, the GMC Canyon is one of the best choices for comfort, space, and convenience.

“It’s important that great interiors be available in every class of vehicle, not just luxury models that most consumers will never be able to afford,” said Drew Winter, Ward’s Auto World Editor-in-Chief.

Ward’s Auto staff tested, examined, and evaluated 42 new vehicle interiors this year. They ranked everything from design harmony to driver information to safety and back again. With an interior built to suit everyone’s lifestyle, the new GMC Canyon was an obvious choice.