There’s plenty to be said about Plano, Texas, and one of our favorite things to note about the city is its intelligent and versatile residents. At Ewing Buick GMC, we can’t help but notice that our customers are often very bright and curious people, which is why we weren’t surprised to hear about the TEDx Plano group.
Ideas Worth Spreading
TED is a media organization that films and distributes educational, inspiring talks online. Their slogan “ideas worth spreading” is indicative of the fascinating content of their media.
On a smaller scale, there’s TEDx, a program that was created with the TED mission in mind. TEDx focuses on smaller, specific communities, and is designed to encourage connection and conversation on topics within those communities.
TEDx Plano Coming Soon
Plano, Texas has its own TEDx program, and the 2018 event is coming up very soon. On April 7th at the Courtyard Theater, ticket holders can gather to watch a lineup of speakers talk on the theme: Plus (+). Speakers might take this theme any which way but will stick to the foundation of TED—technology, entertainment, and design—as well as any relevant connection to North Texas.
Get Your Tickets
Tickets for the TEDx Plano events are $50-$75 and often sell out quickly. If you wish to attend the TEDx Plano 2018 event, it’s recommended that you buy your tickets ASAP. Let all of us at Ewing Buick GMC know if you have any questions.
Looking for something fun to do this spring? Check out one of the many adult Easter egg hunts that are happening in and around Plano, TX. For example, the 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Heritage Farmstead Museum. Tons of participants are expected this year, and there will be multiple events and awards.
According to Visit Plano, the Adult Easter Egg Hunt will start at 8:30pm on March 9. There will be more than 4,000 eggs hidden around the entire four-acre property, and each egg will have a special prize. These include things like coupons, gift certificates, and more. You’ll need to register for the event early (21 and older only), so be sure to sign up now before they’re booked.
The Heritage Farmstead Museum is all about preserving history in the community. The annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt is a great way for friends and family to have fun this spring.
At Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX, we can’t wait for the upcoming event. With prizes and fun from 8:30 to 10:30pm, the Adult Easter Egg Hunt is bound to be a good time for everyone who attends. Just be sure to make plans for the event now rather than later.
GMC is working to create the latest technologies, but engineers have also been hard at work making vehicles as aerodynamic as possible. For example, the new GMC Terrain design is tested for more than 300 hours in a wind tunnel to ensure that everything is streamlined from bumper to bumper. Not only does improved aerodynamics improve fuel economy and performance, but it can also help to improve driving dynamics.
The new Terrain has a lifted stance that helps to direct air under and around the chassis, according to GMC. This design helps to reduce drag, and there have also been modifications like a smoother front grille and an added rear spoiler. The styling and mechanical components are paired together in perfect harmony.
“Reducing the aerodynamic drag of an SUV is always a challenge,” said GMC Aerodynamic Engineer Alicia Bidwell. “Our engineering team paid attention to even the smallest details to deliver the size and cargo space our customers want.”
Thanks to this new design, the Terrain will get up to 3 mpg more for up to 26 combined mpg on models with AWD*. Creating a smooth driving experience and incredible performance, the improved aerodynamics on the Terrain are unmatched. You can test drive the GMC Terrain at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX.
*EPA estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.
There have been some big changes to the Buick Regal sedan—which is no longer a sedan at all. You might not even recognize the new 2018 Buick Regal at first glance, so here are five things you should know about what’s new in this car.
There Are Two Models
The new 2018 Buick Regal comes as two different cars. The first is the Buick Regal Sportback, a five-door hatchback disguised as a sleek sedan. The second is the Buick Regal TourX, a capable and luxurious wagon.
They Come With Strong Engines
Both models of the new Buick Regal come with a standard 250-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The Buick Regal Sportback also comes in a GS version which gets a 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine.
The Cabins Are Quiet
With Buick’s Quiet Tuning technology, the cabins of the 2018 Buick Regal TourX and Sportback are peaceful, even on highways.
They Have Great Standard Technology
Each 2018 Buick Regal TourX and Sportback comes with a standard 7-inch color touchscreen with the Buick Infotainment system and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Standard All-Wheel Drive on the Regal TourX
The 2018 Buick Regal TourX in particular is crafted for adventure, and comes with standard all-wheel drive so that it’s set to travel off road or on slippery pavement with confidence. All-wheel drive is also available on the Buick Regal Sportback.
This is just the beginning of a long list of exciting news about the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback and TourX. Stop in at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX to learn more and to check out these models in person.
As we move into the holiday season, many families will be traveling to spend time with loved ones, especially during Christmas. If your travels will include a long road trip, they can go a bit smoother if you drive a Buick or GMC. How do they make road trips easier? Here are a few reasons.
While you spent childhood road trips staring out the window and asking, “Are we there yet?” we don’t have to do that anymore. Instead, we can all bring along mobile devices. In fact, in a recent study, companies found families bring an average of 6.6 mobile devices on a road trip. When you choose a Buick and GMC, you will have access to 4G LTE Wi-Fi through OnStar®.
Long road trips can make even the safest drivers weary. Get an extra set of eyes on the road with Buick and GMC’s numerous available safety features, including Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Surround Vision, and more.
We all need our space when crammed into a car for six hours. Choose from Buick and GMC’s great lineup of crossovers and SUVs to get the space you need for your family and their stuff.
Stop by Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX today to see how Buick and GMC can make your holiday road trips that much better.
When you see a car broken down and left on the side of the road, it’s easy to think that such a thing could never happen to you. But the truth is, an unexpected delay or emergency could come up anytime. Be prepared for anything and stock up this list of recommended items to have in your car from Ewing Buick GMC.
In Case of Breakdowns
You never know when your battery might die unexpectedly—especially in the wintertime when older batteries are more susceptible. You should always have a set of jumper cables in your car, as well as a thick pair of work gloves. Make sure you also have the equipment you need to care for a damaged tire, such as an inflated spare, a tire sealant kit, a jack, and a lug wrench.
Other Important Items To Have In Your Car
Whether you’re stranded due to a breakdown or stranded in a sea of holiday traffic that isn’t moving, it’s good to be supplied with the things your passengers might need. Always have a first aid kit in your car in case of a medical emergency. Keep your car stocked with bottled water and snacks like nuts and granola bars, too. Try to anticipate what you would need if you were to be stuck in your car unexpectedly for several hours. For those living in cold climates, that may mean extra warm clothes and blankets to protect from the winter elements.
Did you find these tips helpful? Let all of us at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX know in the comments below.
Ever since it was first launched in 2007, the Buick Enclave has been a popular SUV, one that stands out due to its luxury and sophisticated design. Even after the first generation stuck around for longer than normal, people still chose the Buick Enclave over other full-size SUV options. However, now the second generation is finally here as the 2018 Buick Enclave. We didn’t think this SUV could get any better, but Buick has proven us wrong with a new powertrain, new design, and new standard features.
Even More Luxury
We didn’t think the Buick Enclave could get any more luxurious, either, but they proved us wrong there too when they added the new Buick Enclave Avenir trim to this model. This is the first vehicle in the new Buick Avenir lineup, a top-end trim that will offer the most in the way of luxurious design and generous, sophisticated features. In this case, the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir makes a big impression with a unique black grille, bold lines, chrome accents, 20-inch wheels, wood accents in the interior, and a long list of features.
Explore Your Options
For those of us at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX, the Buick Enclave SUV has never looked more appealing—and that’s saying something. Stop in for a visit today and be one of the first to get behind the wheel of a new standard for high-end luxury.
If you want a ride that’s practical without losing its luxurious or even sporty edge, Buick is continually surprising buyers with new entries to their lineup. For 2018, the upcoming Buick vehicles include two variants of the Regal – a sports hatchback and a slick wagon – in addition to an all-new generation of the Enclave.
Buick Regal Sportback
By taking the traditional coupe-like flair of the elegant Buick Regal and pairing it with the versatility and practicality of a five-door model, the Sportback provides an athletic vibe, a comfortable and spacious interior featuring cutting-edge technology, and thrilling performance with a 2.0-liter turbo engine.
Buick Regal TourX
Luxury wagons are making a comeback in the form of the Regal TourX. This wagon has plenty of space to accommodate a family in addition to high-quality style and class, plus enough entertainment to keep everyone happy on long trips. And with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and a Turbo Engine, the Regal TourX is all about performance, too.
All-new for the 2018 model year, the Buick Enclave features all the reputable practicality you’d expect from its previous counterparts but with the latest in available technology, performance, and comfort. Keep your whole family entertained and safe on the open road with features like Buick IntelliLink, onboard Wi-Fi, and driver assist features.
See something you like among the upcoming Buick vehicles for the 2018 model year? Keep an eye out for their release dates in the latter half of the year, and come to our dealership at Ewing Buick GMC to take these new entries for a test drive.
Lately, Breakout Games have been taking the area by storm, but why? By taking the thrilling experience of the “escape the room” game, in which participants have to work together in order to solve a puzzle and beat a time limit. Oftentimes, the game includes a storyline, such as being a secret agent breaking a code or a hostage attempting to escape before the kidnapper returns. Breakout Games in Plano brings a variety of different cool games to the area for you, your friends, and your family to enjoy.
Breakout Plano is located at 2301 N Central Expy in Suite 285. You can book tickets for the games online through the Booking section on their website, where you can select which game you’re interested in playing and how many people you want to bring along. They just ask that you arrive 15 minutes early so that everything is ready to go by the selected time. Whether you’re interested in the glamorous espionage in “Operation: Casino” or the airplane-hijacking drama of “Hostage,” there’s something for you.
What’s more is that Breakout Games in Plano is on its way to releasing a few new escape the room experiences, Museum Heist and Island Escape. We at Ewing Buick GMC think you should keep an eye out for the opening day of these experiences.
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!