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TEDx Plano 2018

TEDx Plano
Let’s Talk About Plano!

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.

TED Mission

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.

Things to Do this Spring in Plano: Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Adult Easter Egg Hunt
Easter In Plano, TX

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.

The GMC Terrain Design: Improving Aerodynamics

GMC Terrain design
Terrains For All Terrains

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.

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.

Five Things You Should Know About the New 2018 Buick Regal

Regal Sportback
Not A Hatchback, But A Sportback

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.

How to Make Road Trips Easier with Buick & GMC

Make Road Trips Easier
The Perfect Road Trip Buddy

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.

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.

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!