2015 GMC Canyon SLT Interior Chosen as One of Year’s Best

2015 GMC Canyon

2015 GMC Canyon

Each year, Ward’s Auto chooses ten new and redesigned vehicles for its “10 Best Interiors” list, which honors the models with most innovative and impressive interiors based on a variety of criteria.

Ward’s Auto recently announced its choices for 2015, including the GMC Canyon SLT on the list. Additionally, the Canyon SLT was one of only two pick-up trucks that made the cut, right next to Ford’s latest F-150.

To be eligible for the list, a vehicle’s interior has to be entirely new, meaning there were about 40 vehicles available to choose from for this year’s list. The judges spent a careful 10 days with the cars, in order to make the right decision.

James M. Amend of Ward’s Auto cited “a good dose of technology and styling that strikes a unique balance between sophistication and good old-fashioned pickup ruggedness” as reasons for the Canyon’s selection, as well as its brand attributes.

Have you been able to check out the 2015 GMC Canyon SLT interior? Let us know what you think of it in the comments.

Rain Is No Match for the All-New Buick Cascada

2015 Buick Cascada

Buick Cascada

The thought of a convertible and rain together doesn’t sound to appealing, does it? We would say “no,” but we’re here to talk about the all-new Buick Cascada and although it is a convertible, rain is no match for it at all.

In fact, the Cascada undergoes quite the process to ensure the inclement weather will not affect it. Special water testing booths are set up along the assembly line of the Cascada and 124 individual water nozzles begin to replicate a downpour, making sure all the seals are tight and no leaks are possible.

In a recent press release, John Dolch, program quality manager for the Cascasda said, “Convertibles are best enjoyed when it’s warm and sunny but Cascada has been designed and engineered to be used year-round, regardless of the weather.”

The all-new Buick Cascada will be available early next year, so be sure to visit DeVoe Buick GMC to check it out!

Summer Car Care Tips to Keep You Cool When the Weather is Hot

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While most people think of winter as one of the most dangerous times of the year for vehicles, the summer season has its drawbacks as well. Stay safe this year with these summer car care tips from DeVoe Buick GMC:

  • Keep your car on a regular maintenance schedule. If you haven’t been to the auto repair shop for a tune-up lately, the time is now.
  • Make sure that your tires are appropriately inflated and have enough tread.
  • Take a good look at your windshield wipers. They can really take a beating in the snow, and you’ll want them at their best when it rains this year.
  • Change the air filter. Now that it’s warm, you’re going to want clean, fresh air blasting through the air conditioner.
  • Double-check that your air conditioning is working properly. If it’s only able to drop the temperature inside by about five degrees, you probably wouldn’t have noticed the problem all winter long.

Do you have any other summer car care tips to keep in mind? Let us know your ideas in the comments.

Fun Weekly Events in Naples

beachIf you haven’t heard, Naples has a lot going on! The following are some fun weekly events and get-togethers provided by Naples News that take place in our beautiful beachside community. We at DeVoe Buick GMC suggest you check one out this week!

Pub Poker @ The Naples English Pub – Every Wednesday from 9 to 11pm

Join host Rita as she leads a fun-filled night of no-limit poker.

Live Music @ Shane’s Cabana Bar – Every Sunday from 5:30 to 9:30pm

Enjoy a drink from the full bar as Pyrate Voodoo provides the quality music entertainment. Oh, and don’t forget to under-dress!

Free Clam Pass Walks – Every Thursday from 9 to 11am

A guide from the Conservancy of Southwest Florida will lead a group along the beach for a delightful jaunt, all the while sharing fascinating details of the local flora and fauna. Meet at the gazebo near parking lot tram stop.

Naples Writers’ Workshop @ Neapolitan Underground – Every Wednesday starting at 7pm

A free workshop for all ages and experience, this is a place where you can share story ideas and receive constructive criticism from other writers.

Take GMC’s All-New Mid-Size Truck for the Virtual Canyon Experience

2015 GMC Canyon

2015 GMC Canyon Interior

The all-new Canyon was introduced about a year ago. In case you haven’t yet gotten a chance to stop by DeVoe Buick GMC to check it out, GMC is providing consumers with the virtual Canyon Experience.

The program is an interactive test drive that uses the technology of Google Maps and Google Street View to place the Canyon in virtual drivers’ neighborhoods or anywhere in the world. They can choose the city, shore, mountains, and rural scenery as their settings, making it easy to picture the Canyon on the road or even just outside of their own homes.

“The Canyon Experience will appeal to the variety of lifestyles and interests of our very diverse audience,” said Ken Bakowski, marketing manager for the Canyon. “Customers can learn about the various Canyon attributes that interest them, including capability, safety, the quiet cabin, connectivity and more.”

You can join the experience by heading to the designated website to check out how cool the all-new Canyon looks on the road. Be sure to hide the address and take a picture of how the Canyon looks sitting by your driveway.

Buick Avenir Lighting Feat of Illuminating Ingenuity

Not only are light emitting diodes (also known as LEDs) an energy-efficient way to radiate light energy, they are a statement—which is more than apparent in the form and function headlights found in the Buick Avenir concept and also, perhaps, future Buick offerings.

Buick Avenir

Buick Avenir Concept

The LED headlights featured on the Avenir concept are composed of a triad of jewel-like LED assemblies formed to imitate the wave-like pattern located inside the concept’s cabin. When the turn signal is on, the LEDs in the headlights and taillights brighten successively giving the “impression of waves upon a shoreline.”

“Technology will always be a major contributing factor to future Buick lighting designs as it allows for more flexibility with the aesthetics and performance of the light,” said Martin Davis, design manager for the brand’s exterior lighting. “Thanks to LEDs, we are now at the point where designers can break free of many of the constrictions previously placed on lighting design.”

We at Devoe Buick GMC can’t wait to see forthcoming illumination technologies that Buick is sure to imbue in its future lineup, especially if it emulates that of the Buick Avenir lighting!

Gas Mileage Tips You Might Not Have Known: Pinching-Pennies Can Add Up

green drivingAlthough gas prices have been low recently, it seems as though they might be on the rise again. That’s why we’ve put together a list of gas mileage tips–saving money has never been this easy.

According to Fuel Economy.gov, there are multiple methods of saving money. Among the easiest is changing your driving habits. By driving the speed limit, removing excess weight, avoiding idling, and using cruise control, you’ll save big in the long run.

Car maintenance is also important. Not only will regular upkeep increase resale value, but it’ll also make your car more efficient. The three major things to stay on top of are tire pressure, oil changes, and air filters. Correct tire pressure reduces unnecessary friction, changing the oil regularly keeps your engine running smoothly, and new air filters optimize air flow, essential for combustion.

Planning and combing trips is also a great way to optimize fuel economy. Carpooling is an obvious tip, but it’s also important to plan out your day to avoid stops. Nothing is worse than unnecessary driving.

Last but not least, consider fuel economy when you’re buying a car. We at DeVoe Buick GMC offer customers the latest in fuel efficient systems in our models. Both brands offer unique engine configurations (like fuel-saving Eco-mode), lightweight materials (carbon fiber and aluminum alloys), and aerodynamic design. When you buy Buick or GMC, you get performance and efficiency.

Buick Verano, Encore, and Enclave Win 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

2015 Buick Verano

2015 Buick Verano Available at DeVoe Buick GMC

The Buick Verano, Encore, and Enclave have each won Kelley Blue Book’s 2015 5-Year Cost to Own awards in their respective segments.

This is the second consecutive year that three Buick models are named in the annual awards, which are based on Kelley Blue Book’s data for initial five-year ownership period.

The data includes lowest projected depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state registration fees. All-in-all, it’s a pretty comprehensive compilation of data that should give customers a good idea about how much money they’ll be spending on their vehicle over the course of the first five years of ownership.

Kelley Blue Book predicts that owning a Buick Verano can save you about $9,236 over that time compared to an average entry-level luxury car, while the Encore can save you about $14,370 compared to the average luxury compact SUV/crossover, and the Enclave can save you $17,509 compared to the average luxury full-size SUV/crossover.

Start saving today with any of these models from DeVoe Buick GMC!

GMC “Precision” Ad Campaign Showcases the Entire Lineup of Premium Trucks, SUVs, and Crossovers

GMCGMC has released the first of three commercials that are part of the brand’s new “Precision” ad campaign. The series focuses on the necessity of attention to detail across all successful professions and businesses, which is considered a core value for GMC.

“For discerning GMC customers, Professional Grade has evolved to mean exacting attention to detail and fine craftsmanship in everything they do and purchase,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, in a statement. “Precision is a core attribute of the brand and is reflected in GMC’s continued momentum. GMC’s year-over-year sales gains are a strong indicator that premium GMC attributes resonate with customers who seek more from their vehicles.”

The first commercial, “Fastball,” debuted during an episode of ABC’s murder mystery series Secrets and Lies. Two additional commercials, called “Swish” and “Sharp,” will premier sometime during the year, accompanied by corresponding social media and print content.

This GMC “Precision” ad campaign is the first since the brand’s launch in 2000 to feature the entire GMC lineup. The three commercials point out that attention to detail, precision, and consistency are skills that transcend industries, important to GMC engineers and baseball players alike.

Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC to judge the craftsmanship of each of our vehicles for yourself!

Buick Named One of J.D. Power’s Most Dependable Brands, Three GMCs Rank Also

2015 Buick LaCrosse

2015 Buick LaCrosse

The latest J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study ranked Buick as one of the most dependable brands and also ranked three GMC models highest in their segments. Buick jumped up three spots—placing 2nd overall—and GMC was ranked as the 10th most dependable brand.

The GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon, and Terrain ranked highest in their respective segments, bringing about more positive attention for the brand.

Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, said, “The momentum continues at GMC with this recognition. We expect all of our vehicles to perform at the highest level every time a customer gets behind the wheel and this achievement validates our commitment to dependability and reliability.”

In addition to the GMCs, the Buick LaCrosse and Enclave were also ranked highest in their segment. All of this recognition from J.D. Power is a true testament to Buick’s and GMC’s focus on creating vehicles that wow at every level. To experience two of J.D. Power’s most dependable brands, visit us at DeVoe Buick GMC.

 

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