2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition Pricing Announced, Elevates Standards

2015 GMC Sierra

2015 GMC Sierra Available now at DeVoe!

It looks like GMC is elevating its Sierra pickup truck to entirely new standards. The American carmaker recently announced the 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition pricing, showing that truck lovers don’t have to sacrifice capabilities, sleek looks, and connectivity for a low price.

“The Sierra Elevation Edition is all about expressive style and technology,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “Its customized appearance makes it a standout for style-conscious customers, while its technologies help keep them plugged into their connected lifestyles.”

Pricing for the Elevation Edition model stars at $34,865 for a two-wheel-drive model equipped with the standard 4.3-liter V6. The four-wheel-drive model with the same engine goes for $38,795, while an available 5.3-liter V8 engine ups the 4WD price to $39,890 and the 2WD price to $35,960. With these prices, the Sierra Elevation Edition offers body-color exterior appointments, 20-inch black-painted wheels, and projector-beam headlamps with LED signature lighting. It also includes standard connectivity features, such as the OnStar 4G LTE WiFi and GMC IntelliLink.

For more information on the 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition, stop in to DeVoe Buick.

Family-Friendly 2015 GMC Canyon Is Perfect for Everyone

2015 GMC Canyon

Check out the 2015 GMC Canyon at DeVoe Buick GMC!

When you think about the stereotypical family vehicle, you probably think about a minivan, SUV, or even just a regular sedan. But, did you know that the 2015 GMC Canyon is made for families?

Recently, Cars.com writer Carrie Kim was able to test drive the Canyon and was delightfully surprised by how family-friendly it really was. In her review, she wrote, “[the Canyon] offers all the luxuries and upgrades I’m usually looking for in a crossover, but still provides all of a pickup’s utility without any sacrifices. Its manageable size and all the bells and whistles could really appeal to many families—including my own.”

She noted there is plenty of room in the second row of the crew cab model to fit two forward-facing child seats. And, the Canyon uses a simple solution to make sure those seats fit in the way they should. Simply take out the headrest and slide it into the bottom seat cushion to make it a little longer to better accommodate your child’s seat.

Kim also said that for the first time, she and her husband started dreaming about all the fun trips they could take with the Canyon’s cargo and towing capabilities—up to 7,000 pounds when equipped with the towing package and V6 engine.

Come check out the family-friendly 2015 GMC Canyon today at DeVoe Buick GMC and we’ll show you how it can be the perfect vehicle for your family.

2015 Buick Encore Safety Rating Top in Government Crash Testing

2015 Buick Encore

The 2015 Buick Encore Recently Received a 5-Star Rating from the NHTSA

It looks like its vehicles’ appearances aren’t the only things Buick is revamping this year—the American carmaker is also revamping each vehicle’s safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently awarded the 2015 Buick Encore its top 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. With this award, Buick now has one of the safest lineups in the industry, with each vehicle—the Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Enclave, and Encore—earning a 5-Star Overall score.

“Consumers are consistently surprised to discover Encore provides the characteristics they expect in our larger offerings–style, sophistication, connectivity and comfort,” commented Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick. “NHTSA’s evaluation affirms Encore lives up to Buick’s safety reputation.”

The 2015 Buick Encore safety rating was earned after undergoing a rigorous crash test gauntlet, including front, side, and rollover tests. It also underwent a side pole impact test, which is the NHTSA’s newest assessment.

To see how safe Buick’s lineup truly is, make sure you visit DeVoe Buick GMC and give one of our models a test drive.

Impress Your Kids: Listen to Obscure Rock-n-Roll with SiriusXM on Intellilink

SiriusXM on Intellilink

Interior of the 2015 Buick Enclave

The refreshed 2015 Buick Enclave has heated steering wheels for those with chronically cold hands, as well as new color options for those needing extra flair in their lives. Perhaps most important to those who just need to rock out during their commute is the fact that Buick continues to deliver SiriusXM Satellite radio on the Intellilink infotainment system.

Satellite radio is one of those things that once you try it, you’re hooked. Who wouldn’t be with “channels and channels of commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment, traffic, weather, travel and more”? With over 150 channels, what satellite radio gives you is choice. How many times have you listened to music or news on terrestrial radio, not because it was good, but because it was just slightly better than the other three stations available?

Pick up the 2015 Buick Enclave—outfitted with SiriusXM on Intellilink—and make use of its powerful navigation feature with the most updated traffic information. Or wrap your hands around the heated steering wheel, sit back and rock out to that obscure college rock that you’d never find on terrestrial radio.

Buick Avenir Concept Exemplifies Brand’s Global Reach

Buick Avenir ConceptBuick has looked into the crystal ball to its future, and the brand’s future looks a lot like the Buick Avenir Concept.

Introduced earlier this month at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Avenir concept brings a whole new level of passenger well-being and technology to the industry, along with a progressive design that will impress even the pickiest car buyers.

“Avenir embodies Buick design, which centers on effortless beauty and presence without pretense,” said Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design. “It demonstrates the growing international reach of Buick and offers an exciting vision of where it can go.”

With a body that reflects premium sports proportions, while representing the typical Buick design cues, the Avenir makes a lasting impression. The concept car features personal seating for four, a next-generation direct-injection V6 engine, driver-recognition features that automatically sync infotainment preferences, and Buick’s popular OnStar 4G LTE with WiFi hotspot.

This combination of stunning style and sophisticated features has created a terrific car that we can only hope will enter production. Make sure you check back to DeVoe Buick GMC to see if the Buick brand decides to include the Avenir in its lineup.

Buick Cascada Debut Happening in Detroit

Buick Cascada debutWe’ve long been hearing rumors about a new convertible, possibly called the Cascada, coming to the Buick lineup. Now, word is the Buick Cascada debut is happening at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week.

Besides the fact that the new convertible has been on its way, we haven’t known much about it, even its official name. Cascada is what the car is called in Europe under the Opel name, but Buick could very well have given it a new name for its US sales. It is expected to maintain much of the same styling of its European cousin—and  we at DeVoe Buick GMC won’t mind that at all.

If you’re making the trek to Detroit for the show, keep in mind the Buick display will be in a new location this year. Instead of sticking with its General Motors counterparts, Buick is cozying up to its luxury rivals like Infiniti and Acura. If you see the new convertible, tell us what you think about it in the comments below.

What do you hope to see or learn from the highly-anticipated Buick Cascada debut?

Unearthing Incredible Acceleration: Vintage 1991 GMC Syclone Performance

1991 GMC Syclone PerformanceBelieve it or not, a 1991 GMC Syclone, the exotic car of pickups, was recently discovered and is set to go up for bidding. The Syclone is quite a throwback for us here at DeVoe Buick GMC, a tribute to quality GMC engineering and performance.

So what makes this old pickup truck so great? The 1991 GMC Syclone performance capability is truly incredible, even by today’s standards. Its 4.3-liter V6 was capable of 280 hp, and it can do zero-to-60 in four seconds. According to GM Authority, there were only 3000 ever produced, few of which have been unearthed.

“Oh, and about the best acceleration attainable from a vintage 90s-mobile outside of an exotic Italian or German import. Granted, sure, the GMC Syclone might not tow your boat to the lake. But it’s a super truck; ditch the boat, go driving instead,” said Aaron Birch, automotive writer and filmmaker.

This particular model is all-original with only 7,400 miles, AWD, and a console-shift automatic transmission. This relic is just one example of the performance which GMC is constantly striving for.

Buick IntelliLink Testing Pushes Your Buttons

Buick IntelliLink TestingToday’s world is all about computers—you have a computer in your phone, a computer on your desk, a computer in many of your household appliances, and even a computer in your car. All of this technology can, at the same time, make our lives both easier and more complicated.

If you drive a new Buick, then you most likely use the Buick IntelliLink system daily. This system allows you to plan your route, make phone calls, adjust the climate controls, listen to music, and more. To make sure it works every time you get behind the wheel, General Motors engineers have a special process for Buick IntelliLink testing.

Each week, an “automated test bench” presses the touchscreen buttons more than 2 million times and simulates 210 days of continuous in-car use. It even goes through real-world scenarios, such as a road trip from Detroit to Chicago, simulating the changes a driver would make along the way.

“We test our systems in real vehicles, but as humans, we can only log so many hours inside a car,” said Robert Rimkus, engineering group manager for GM’s Next Generation Infotainment systems, in a statement. “These automated test stations help us push IntelliLink to its limits, ensuring customers get a system that’s consistently reliable in their own vehicles.”

Want to test the Buick IntelliLink system for yourself? Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC today and take a look at our large lineup of Buick models.

Best Buick and GMC November Sales Since Early 2000s

Buick and GMC enjoyed their best November performances since the early 2000s, with Buick sales rising 13.8 percent and GMC sales rising 31.1 percent, marking the latter’s 10th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.

While numerous vehicles helped Buick achieve its best November in more than ten years, it was one standout vehicle that made it happen for GMC—the new, heavy-duty 2015 Sierra.

With sales of 22,458, the Sierra was up 57 percent for the month, marking its best November ever and helping GMC sell a total of 43,854 trucks.

Over at Buick, customers were drawn to the LaCrosse, Regal, and Verano, with sales increasing 53 percent, 32 percent, and 22.5 percent, respectively. The vehicle that made the biggest impact was the Encore SUV, which continued to bring new customers to Buick and enjoyed a 55.7 percent rise in sales.

Buick and GMC November Sales

2015 Buick Verano – A November Sales Winner for Buick

Come to DeVoe Buick GMC to find out for yourself just why Buick and GMC November sales are at their best since the early 2000s!

GM Foundation Contributes $2.875 Million to Higher Education

GM FoundationThe GM Foundation has announced that it will provide grants totaling $2.875 million in support of 29 universities and organizations across the country through its University/Organization Partner Program. The program works to provide funds to advance education curriculum in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), along with other fields important to the automotive industry.

“The STEM workforce is and will continue to be a vital component in building communities and transforming our nation’s future,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard in a statement. “By strengthening higher education programs and encouraging students to pursue STEM careers, we’re ensuring that the next generations of leaders and innovators will have the skills and education they’ll need to succeed and compete globally.”

These funds, which have totaled more than $13.7 million in grants through the University/Organization Partner Program since 2011, help provide resources to assist more students in graduating with STEM-related degrees. In addition, these funds help support design and manufacturing degree programs, diversity initiatives, student organizations, and career development resources.

Here at Devoe Buick GMC, we are proud to be part of an organization that puts a heavy emphasis on higher education.