The Buick Regal Transformation

2017 Buick Regal

Over the years, Buick has been working on transforming its image. As such, the automaker comes out with new surprises every year. This year’s surprise is that the 2018 Buick Regal is going to be featured as both a station wagon and a hatchback. Explore the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback and TourX to see why everyone is so excited.

Body Style

The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback is a hatchback that functions very similarly to a sedan, but the TourX is a much more traditional station wagon. As far as appearance is concerned, the TourX is a bit more rugged than the flashier Sportback.

Engine

When it comes to the engine, both models feature the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. However, the all-wheel drive model pushed the torque up to 295 lb-ft. In addition, the all-wheel drive models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the front-wheel drive models come with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Technology

As for technology, there are plenty of great standard features. A 7-inch color touchscreen is standard, as is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Visit Us

To experience the 2018 Buick Regal for yourself, come give us a visit at Ewing Buick GMC. We would love to help you out.

Teacher of the Month Contest: Vote for Your Favorite Teacher

February 2017 Winner
Picture is of Miss Lewis, our January 2017 winner, from Light Farms Elementary in Prosper, TX.

Ewing Buick GMC holds a monthly contest to honor the teachers in the area. Called the “Teacher of the Month” program, we’ve awarded Ms. Lewis and Lori Turnball our January and February winners, respectively, and we’re in the process of determining the winner of March. Dedicated to highlighting the important role that teachers play in our community, we couldn’t be happier to see so many nominated.

The “Teacher of the Month” contest stresses the importance of good role models in our society, recognizing teachers who find ways to go above and beyond every day. You can nominate your favorite teacher on our Facebook page or visit the contest website for more details. Teachers win by receiving “likes” on Facebook, and the winner gets a $250 check from the dealership.

This contest focuses on teachers from independent school districts around the area. For the month of March, we’ve concentrated on Little Elm. If you have a particularly influential teacher or you know someone who should be nominated, please take the time to include their name on our website. You can even come into the dealership to vote.

Why do we give this award? Teachers play a pivotal role in childhood development, and we here at Ewing Buick GMC truly appreciate the hard work many teachers put in. It can be a thankless job at times, but our goal is to highlight some of the good that occurs in local school districts.

 

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!

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.

How to Keep Your New Year Resolution

How To Keep Your New Year ResolutionKeeping a New Year resolution can be challenging for even the most motivated people. Staying motivated is a battle within itself, especially if you aren’t sure how to go about succeeding in your resolution. Fortunately you don’t have to walk into your resolution blind. We here at Ewing Buick GMC have a few great tips to help you keep your New Year resolution in 2017!

  • Slow Down – When it comes to tackling your New Year resolution, it’s best to do so slowly. Changing several habits at once, for example, will increase the likelihood of failure. Start by changing one small habit and doing so consistently, then move on to another. Try to develop a rough schedule throughout the year so you can tackle each part of your resolution with full force.
  • Talk – Sometimes talking is one of the simplest ways to motivate yourself. Find a friend, family member, or pet that’s willing to sit and listen. They may even offer some advice. Simply discuss your resolution, what you want out of it, and how you plan to get it.
  • Relax – Failing once doesn’t mean your year is wasted. Shake the shortcoming off and try again. There’s nothing wrong with failure provided you can always get back up and give your resolution another shot!

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!

Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade

Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade
Starting At The Adolphus Hotel

The holiday season is one of the most fun times of the year. The decorations start to come out, people are a little bit happier, and everyone is just a little bit more generous with their time, money, and kindness. To celebrate all of these things, head out to the 29th annual Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade on December 3rd at 10:00am, to kick off the Christmas season. Here is everything that you need to know. The parade began all the way back in 1988 and was started by the Adolphus Hotel and Children’s Health as a gift to the citizens of Dallas for enabling both institutions to prosper. It has grown and evolved into one of the biggest parades in the country and it draws a crowd of approximately 400,000 every single year. As the event happens every December, it gets better with each year that passes. As such, this year’s parade is going to feature festive floats, a marching band, and Santa Claus. It will also be televised nationally to over 100 million homes across more than 350 TV stations. If you’re looking for a fun family activity to join this year, look no further than the Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade, and stop by Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX, and let us know how you liked it!

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!

Things to Do this Thanksgiving in Dallas, TX

Thanksgiving in Dallas
Pumpkin Patch In Dallas

Thanksgiving isn’t just a day to hang out with family and eat good food—it’s also the beginning of a long holiday weekend and there are tons of special things to do that make it the perfect weekend for family trips and bonding. If you’re in the northeast Texas area, you might want to check out some of these things to do in Dallas and Fort Worth over Thanksgiving weekend.

Thanksgiving in Dallas and Fort Worth is unlike any other time of year. You won’t want to miss the Cowboys game on Thanksgiving Day—it’s a tradition! This year the Cowboys are playing the Oakland Raiders.

There’s also the annual Turkey Trot held by the Dallas YMCA. It takes place the morning of Thanksgiving Day and features pony rides, games, and music for family and friends, while participants in the race walk or run 8 miles from City Hall.

You also won’t want to miss the Fort Worth Parade of Lights, which takes place the evening of November 29th. Finish up your weekend with visits to Klyde Warren Park, which is right in the middle of Dallas and has tons of games and activities, and the recently redesigned GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower.

Make your Thanksgiving weekend count, and give thanks for the unique festivals and activities the DFW area offers! Let all of us at Ewing Buick GMC know if you like these Dallas, TX Thanksgiving events.

Buick’s Avista Recognized as the 2016 Concept Car of the Year

2016 Concept Car of the Year
The Buick Avista Concept Has Style

Buick is taking huge strides in the automotive industry. Their cars are stylish, equipped with impressive technology, and they are consistently some of the safest vehicles on the market.

That’s why it comes as no surprise that the Buick Avista received the 2016 Concept Car of the Year and the Most Significant Concept Vehicle of the Year at the 2016 North American Concept Vehicle Awards ceremony at the Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth, Michigan.

Voters were swayed by the sleek, elegant appearance of the Avista and the impressive technology features. The 20-inch aluminum wheels with color-toned accents are a nice touch, and the touch-pad door handles are futuristic in the best way.

On the inside of the vehicle, drivers are treated to premium leather and aluminum details that make the interior appear ultra-modern. The latest technologies are accessible in the cabin of the car through touchscreens on the center console and instrument panel.

As for the engine, voters were impressed with the 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 engine that the Avista offers. It also features rear-wheel drive and twin exhaust outlets.

Buick has surprised many people by being on the cutting edge of new vehicle technology and style. They have established themselves in the luxury car market, and they don’t appear to be going anywhere.

Tell us, at Ewing Buick GMC near Dallas, TX, how you feel about this year’s Buick Concept.