Apple CarPlay for Buick Available This Fall

Do you ever wish that your smart phone could be integrated into your car?

2016 Buick LaCrosse

2016 Buick LaCrosse – Coming Soon to DeVoe Buick GMC!

Well, great news! Using the touchscreen display, you can now safely answer phone calls, send and receive text messages, listen to music, and utilize the navigation apps found on your phone—all thanks to the integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These two programs have been integrated in Buick’s 2016 Regal and LaCrosse as well as GMC’s Canyon, Sierra, and Yukon, which will be available later this year.

“For most of us, our smartphones are essential. Partnering with Apple and Google to offer CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility across the widest range of models in the industry is a great example of how (GM) continues to democratize technology that’s important to our customers,” said Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors.

Apple CarPlay-supported vehicles will also offer OnStar 4G LTE capabilities for WiFi hotspot support.

Come visit us at DeVoe Buick GMC for more information on how to integrate the connected Apple CarPlay for Buick and GMC vehicles into your driving routine.

Things to Do: Fourth of July in Naples

Independence DayWith the celebration of our nation’s founding just around the corner, you may be looking for something fun to do for the Fourth of July in Naples. Here is a brief list that we’ve compiled just for you.

 

July 3rd

Independence Day Kick-Off Party – Start the holiday weekend with this free event at Mercado shops that offers fun for the entire family. Starting at 6pm, there will be live music, lawn games, and an outdoor bar. Kids can enjoy the bounce house, face painting, and a water balloon toss.

 

July 4th

Bonita Springs Farmers’ Market – Located at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center and opening at 7:30am, peruse an assortment of fresh vegetables, fruits, baked goods, flowers, and fresh seafood from local vendors where you can find the perfect items for a beach picnic!

 

Fourth of July parade – Come bring some lawn chairs or beach blankets and get into the celebratory spirit while watching some festive pageantry! The parade starts at 10am along Fifth Avenue South.

 

Fireworks at Naples Pier – Starting at 9pm, come see the best fireworks around from the historic Naples Pier!

 

Be sure to come visit us at DeVoe Buick GMC to see our selection of new and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. We also wish all of our readers and patrons a very happy Fourth of July weekend!

Buick Applies for Sport Touring Trademark

2015 Buick Regal

Current Buick Regal Available at DeVoe Buick GMC!

It has recently come to our attention that Buick filed applications to add a Sport Touring trademark on the Regal and LaCrosse models. We’re excited to see what’s about to happen with the new models; two new options sound great to us!

GM Inside News first broke the information and reported that both trademarks were dated April 27th. They were filed specifically for the Regal and LaCrosse, giving us hope that we’ll soon see a new trim or special edition.

The current Buick Regal is available in four trim levels and the LaCrosse in five. The Regal GS is one of the most powerful vehicles in the lineup. If a Sport Touring edition makes its way into the lineup, it has the potential to take Regal and LaCrosse to the next level of power and performance.

If you’re interested in learning more about the current Buick lineup, or the potential of the Sport Touring, come visit DeVoe Buick GMC.

4G LTE Wi-Fi-Enabled 2016 Buick Enclave on the Way

2016 Buick Enclave InteriorThe new 2016 Buick Enclave will be equipped with OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi so you can officially connect from anywhere inside the vehicle! The built-in Wi-Fi hotspot will effectively connect up to seven devices within the Enclave.

4G LTE connectivity is 10-times faster than 3G and it’s 100-times faster than the OnStar technology previously offered. The Wi-Fi signal is also much stronger than other phones that are connected to the same network.

Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick, said, “Customers’ daily lives are so entwined with personal devices, so the addition of OnStar 4G LTE and its integral Wi-Fi hotspot is a feature they will rely on. It allows busy people to stay connected throughout the day and provides another outlet for passenger entertainment on long trips.”

The new technology will now be standard across the entire Buick lineup, including the new Enclave, Verano, and Regal. Visit DeVoe Buick GMC for more information on the upcoming, Wi-Fi-enabled 2016 Buick Enclave.

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!

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