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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.

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.

One-Millionth GMC Denali Sold

one-millionth GMC Denali sold - Yukon Denali - Ewing Buick GMC Blog

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.

1961 GMC Suburban a Customized Monster

1961 GMC Suburban

The 1961 GMC Suburban is well over 50 years old at this point but that isn’t stopping one owner from hitting the trails. Michael Wymer took to the garage and created a customized monster of a Suburban. The end result is a beast that boasts more power than most sports cars along with all of the capability an SUV has to offer.

At more than half a century old, most drivers wouldn’t give the 1961 GMC Suburban a second glance – until they hear its engine roar. The 6.6-liter Duramax V8 engine boasts a heart-pounding 427 hp and 754 lb-ft of torque and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the heart of this monster.

Wymer started the project on a shortened GMC Sierra 2500HD chassis. From there, he added a lift kit, shortened the CV axels, and created custom upper control arms. Normally such a challenge would take a team of mechanics but Wymer took the project on solo.

Today, he uses the Suburban to tow and haul other projects as well as take the occasional off-roading adventure. You won’t find another 50-plus-year-old vehicle that can do all of that and more!

We here at Ewing Buick GMC never cease to be amazed at what owners can do to their vehicles.

Winter Activities near Plano, Texas

winter activities near Plano
Dallas World Aquarium & Rainforest Shark Tunnel

In Texas, we have the benefit of enjoying near-ideal weather all winter long. Snow is a rarity and you rarely have to don more than a jacket. This means, we can enjoy a wide range of activities all season long. Here are some great winter activities near Plano, Texas.

  • Take a class. If 40-degree weather is still too cold for you. Stay indoors and learn something new by taking a class. If you want to improve your comedic skills, sign up for a class at the Dallas Comedy House School of Improv.
  • Head outdoors. Enjoy the wonderfully mild temperatures by heading outdoors. Take an afternoon stroll through the beautiful Arbor Hills Nature Preserve or Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, both located right here in Plano.
  • Dallas World Aquarium & Rainforest. If you’re always yearning for the heat, get a taste of tropical weather when you visit the great aquarium in Dallas. You’ll get to see flora and fauna from five continents.
  • Fort Worth Stockyards. For a Texan experience like no other, head to Fort Worth and visit the historic stockyards. Here, you can watch real cowhands drive the cattle twice daily. There are also restaurants, shopping, and great all-around fun.

What fun activities are you adding to your winter itinerary? Tell Ewing Buick GMC in the comments below or come to our dealership in Plano, TX today.

Buick and Ellie Kemper Team Up to Show off the New Cascada

Buick and Ellie Kemper
Ellie Kemper Meets The Cascada

If you love the bubbly, quirky Ellie Kemper in the Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, then you will love her in Buick’s new digital ad campaign for the 2016 Buick Cascada and other great Buick vehicles.

For the ads, Buick and Ellie Kemper join together to show off the fun and imaginative sides of the Buick vehicles. In the ads, Kemper shows off her vivacious personality as she imagines herself getting to know the Buick lineup.

“Our Ellie Kemper series invites viewers to join her in discovering the new Cascada and today’s modern, approachable Buick brand,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. Vice President of Buick and GMC Sales, Service and Marketing, in a statement.  “This innovative digital-only campaign is another example of how Buick surprises consumers and reach audiences in exciting new ways.”

Watch the full three-minute ad below.

You can also see other spots with Kemper that highlight some great Buick Cascada features like the heated steering wheel and automatic convertible roof on Buick’s YouTube channel.

What do you think of this new series of Buick digital ads? Tell Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX below.

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.

Reasons to Buy or Lease a Car

Buy or Lease
To Buy or To Lease? That is the Question.

One of the most important decisions you make while looking for a new car is whether to buy or lease. Each option has its own benefits and downsides, but your final decision can truly depend on your lifestyle and financial situation. To make the decision between buying or leasing a bit easier, here are a few pros and cons for each: Buying When you purchase a car rather than lease it, it becomes yours. This allows you to modify the vehicle in whatever way you want. Buying a vehicle can be more expensive at first, since it typically has a higher down payment than leasing a vehicle. Eventually, though, you won’t have to pay your monthly payments any longer. The biggest downside to buying a vehicle has to do with the warranty. Typically, paying for vehicle repair falls on you once your vehicle’s warranty expires, which can be quite expensive. Leasing The majority of leases come with warranties that last for the entirety of the lease, ensuring the car is covered for service. Leasing is also cheaper at first glance with a small down payment getting you a lot of bang for your buck. When you lease a vehicle, though, your new vehicle has a restricted amount of miles you can travel. If you go over these miles, it’s likely you will have to pay a significant fee. You also can’t modify the vehicle at all during your leasing period. Whether you decide to buy or lease your next vehicle, Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX has great you will want to check out today.

2016 Buick Verano’s Reveal Turns Heads in Shanghai

2016 Buick Verano’s Reveal
Happiness Comes Standard with the Verano

The much-anticipated 2016 Buick Verano’s reveal happened at the Shanghai GM Gala Night, just ahead of the Shanghai Auto Show. The Verano compact sedan was first introduced in 2011, and the 2016 model will be all-new, marking the car’s second generation.

Though details remain scarce, we do know that the 2016 Verano was inspired by the 2013 Buick Riviera concept, however designers also used elements from the new, luxurious Avenir concept. The Avenir-inspired styling cues include the front and rear wing-tipped LEDs and a windshield and rear glass with a steeper angle. The steeply-raked glass in the front and rear not only reduces the drag coefficient, but also makes the car appear longer than it actually is. points out that the new Verano is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged Ecotec four cylinder, capable of putting out 166 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.

It remains to be seen how the U.S.-bound model may differ. Here at Ewing Buick GMC, we’ll keep you updated as more Buick Verano information becomes available.

Buick Regal Highlights Buick’s Best Value Luxury Brand Lineup

Best Value Luxury Brand
The Glorious Buick Regal

The customers have spoken, and once again, they’ve ruled in favor of the fantastic Buick lineup. In the 2015 Brand Image Awards from Kelley Blue Book, Buick was named the Best Value Luxury Brand—for the third consecutive year. The fact that the awards are based on consumer ratings is just icing on the cake for the Buick brand.

“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.” One of those products is the new Buick Regal, which wears an elegant exterior design over a comfortable interior and a capable engine.

In fact, the standard engine is a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder beast with 259 horsepower, yet it still gets 30 mpg on the highway. That number jumps up to 36 mpg highway with the 2.4L engine equipped with eAssist technology. The Regal also has tons of safety and technology features, so come see us at Ewing Buick GMC to learn more about the 2015 Buick Regal and the rest of the award-winning brand today.