Recently, new protocols were put into play industry-wide to test the maximum tow capacity in real-world driving conditions. The tests were aimed to keep the playing field consistent among all auto manufacturers and to give consumers a clear definition of what they can really expect from their truck. Many manufacturers saw their tow capacity decrease while implementing SAE J2807. The Sierra 1500, however, did not see a decrease after implementation of the new tests. The 2WD double cab Sierra equipped with the 6.2-liter V8 engine maintains its 12,000-lb. max trailering configuration.
How was the Sierra able to keep its rating, while other trucks fell? The Sierra 1500 is equipped with the most powerful engine in its segment. It makes an outstanding 420-horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It is also available with a 9.76-inch rear axle and heavy-duty rear springs to help with hauling.
As you can see, the 2014 Sierra 1500 is ready to work! With other features like a CornerStep bumper and a center console big enough for work files, the Sierra 1500 can be the perfect mobile office. If you would like to know more about the 2014 Sierra, stop by Ewing Buick GMC!
GMC posted its best June since 2006 and Ewing Buick GMC is proud to contribute! The brand experienced an 11% total increase year-over-year increase and a 5% increase in retail sales. Leading the way for June was the Yukon SUV. GMC’s favorite large SUV experienced an 83% retail growth in year-over-year sales. Another top-seller for June was the GMC Terrain posting a 9% growth in year-over-year in retail sales.
GMC hopes to continue the positive momentum by releasing the 2015 Terrain with all-new 4G LTE capabilities. As we mentioned in a previous article, passengers will be able to stay connected in the new crossover because it will act as its own Wi-Fi hotspot. It is also important to note that the Terrain received a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ distinction from IIHS. With all of its available features, it’s easy to see why the Terrain is a top pick among families.
Along with the Yukon and Terrain, the Sierra truck segment has also been doing exceptionally well. It has posted its best start to a year since 2007. The all-new Sierra and Sierra HD are perfect choices for those looking for something both work-durable and family-oriented.
If you would like to see any of these sales leaders in-person, stop by Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, Texas!
Are you planning on taking a road trip this summer? If some long-distance driving is in your plans this summer, be sure to check out these gas-saving tips. At Ewing Buick GMC we want to help you keep more money in your pocket during your trip to the beach or city this summer.
Schedule maintenance at Ewing Buick GMC. Our trusted service team will make sure your fluids are topped-off, your tires have plenty of tread, and your oil change is up-to-date. Before you take any long journey, be sure to have your car checked out by the professionals.
Relax and slow down, you’re on vacation after all! The higher the speed, the more gas/fuel you’re using. Slow down and take in the scenery while you are cruising down the interstate. You never know what you might see!
Use cruise control when you can. If you are doing some major highway driving, cruise control will help you maintain a consistent speed while keeping you from wasting gas.
Pack only the necessities. Extra baggage means extra weight which will definitely hurt your wallet when it comes to gas prices. When packing, try to keep your luggage within the vehicle as storing overhead can cause extra drag.
From the team here at Ewing we sincerely wish you safe travels this summer!
We knew GMC was destined for a great month with new introductions like the 2015 Sierra HD pickup and the 2015 Yukon full-size SUV. When the brand posted a 15% retail sales growth for the month, we can’t say we are a bit surprised.
The all-new Sierra HD and the 2014 Sierra 1500 together posted a 13% growth in retail sales year over year and a total 14% growth. The Sierra experienced its fourth consecutive month of sales gains and its best May since 2007. The Sierra HD alone experienced a sales increase of one-third compared to April because of its reliability, dependability, and great towing capacity.
The Yukon has been smashing sales numbers with the introduction of the new model year. GMC’s full-size SUV experienced a whopping 138% retail sales growth year-over-year. The Yukon alone accounted for more than three-quarters of GMC’s total May retail sales.
The 2014 GMC Terrain also experienced its best May yet with retail sales growth of 13% year over year. Customers are falling in-love with the Terrain’s excellent safety features.
Ewing Buick GMC is proud to contribute to another successful month! If you would like to see the Sierra, Yukon, or Terrain stop by our Plano, Texas dealership today!
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.