New Buick Encore Unveiled in New York for 2017

2016 Buick Encore

2016 Buick Encore

At the York International Auto Show, Buick revealed the fourth and last model the brand will be launching in 2016: the new Buick Encore, revised and updated for the 2017 model year. Over the past year, the Encore became the United States’ most popular small SUV, and so strengthening the appeal of the 2017 Encore was part of Buick’s strategy to refresh and reinvigorate the brand’s lineup for a more youthful, trendy demographic.

One of the most significant additions to the 2017 Buick Encore’s extensive list of features is the inclusion of both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. In an increasingly tech-savvy segment, connectivity features such as smartphone-compatible user interfaces are crucial to staying ahead of the competition. Also noted at the presentation was the introduction of a brand-new, next-generation IntelliLink system in the interior, paired to an 8-inch color touchscreen.

Other modern tech added to the Buick Encore unveiled in NY includes Buick’s new QuietTuning engineering, which combines both active and passive methods of sound-cancellation to provide a more relaxing, comfortable atmosphere. Push-button start and keyless entry were also included with the Buick Encore shown at the auto show.

Buick will now be offering SUVs in all three major SUV segments, with the Encore falling into the small SUV segment, the Enclave in the large SUV segment, and the new Envision coming in directly between the two. After statistics showed that over 60 percent of Buick’s sales now come from SUVs, the shift in focus was strategic for the brand.

It was announced that the new Buick Encore will be launching later this year in fall of 2016. Information on the SUV’s five different trim levels was also released, ranging from the entry-level Encore 1SB to the high-end Encore Premium 1SN. Additionally, front-wheel drive comes standard, with all-wheel drive as an option.

GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition Debuts at Auto Show

Lately, General Motors has been churning out model after model of special- and limited-edition versions of the vehicles in its brands’ lineups. The latest to join the fray is the blacked-out GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition, which had its debuted at the recent New York International Auto Show. The compact SUV enjoys its fair share of popularity, and GMC sales officials are confident that the special edition will give buyers a new, unique option that helps the Terrain stand out in its segment.

The statement came from GMC Sales and Marketing vice president Duncan Aldred, who said, “The new Terrain Nightfall Edition adds another great-looking and well-equipped choice for this popular SUV—one that will stand out in a crowd.”

2016 GMC Terrain

Current Terrain Available at Devoe!

Differences between the standard GMC Terrain and the Nightfall Edition include the addition of a gloss-black paint job and accents, such as a charcoal front grille with gloss-black surround, front and rear fascia accents, and outside mirrors—plus luggage rails painted to match. Additionally, the 18-inch aluminum wheels come with gloss-black spokes. The result is a compact SUV that’s been given an edgy, all-black makeover.

The announcement at the Terrain Nightfall Edition debut in NY stated that the package will only be available as an option on two trim levels, the Terrain SLE-2 and SLT models. No details regarding the pricing have yet been unveiled, but as of right now, the standard SLE-2 starts at $30,000, while the SLT is $32,000.

Pricing will be announced closer to the Terrain Nightfall Edition’s release this fall, when it joins the ranks of other special editions such as the Canyon Nightfall and Sierra All Terrain X. Last year, the Terrain enjoyed record sales, becoming GMC’s second-highest-selling vehicle behind the Sierra pickup truck.

Sierra All Terrain X: Going Off-Road in Style

General Motor’s GMC truck division keeps getting better and better. There is now an off-road version of the 2016 Sierra pickup being offered!

2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X

2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X

Referred to the 2016 Sierra All Terrain X, this new model is from GMC’s recently launched All Terrain line. The X model comes standard with upgrades like four-wheel drive with locking rear differential, integrated inclinometer, spray-on bed liner, a Z71 off-road suspension, and uniquely tinted chrome accents.

In addition, the X package includes features such as LED headlights, 18-inch wheels shod in off-road rubber, a bed-mounted sport bar, performance exhaust, side steps, and body-colored moldings. The truck is powered by GMC’s 5.3-liter V8, and there is 365 horsepower due to the sports exhaust.

Six different exterior colors are available including Crimson Red Tintcoat, Onyx Black, Stone Blue Metallic, Light Steel Gray Metallic, Summit White, and Iridium Metallic.

The new Sierra All X Terrain offers off-road styling and features. Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, states that this vehicle has a “more aggressive, personalized appearance that complements its exceptional capability.”

We at DeVoe Buick GMC are thrilled to see the All Terrain line of GMC trucks, which will be available this spring. For more information on the new Sierra All X Terrain or any other GMC trucks, stop in to DeVoe Buick GMC.

Enjoy the Sunshine in the All-New 2016 Buick Cascada Convertible

2016 Buick Cascada

2016 Buick Cascada

We at DeVoe Buick GMC love living in Florida. Sunshine year-round is a satisfying perk of such a beautiful place.

In Naples, Florida, the open, coastal road calls to us. There is no better way to experience the beautiful scenery and weather than behind the wheel of a convertible. Put the roof down and experience the sun on your face and the wind in your hair.

If you have been considering buying a convertible, you know that there are a lot of variables. Do you want a hard top or a fabric top? Do you want a luxury convertible or an affordable drop top? Do you want a two-seat roadster? Manual or automatic?

It is important to consider these variables as well as factors such as the price, fuel economy, safety features, technology, passenger capacity, interior space, and cargo space.

If you have been interested in purchasing a convertible but do not know where to start, Buick just created the convertible you have been waiting for.

The all new 2016 Buick Cascada is a fantastic convertible, and is the perfect blend of everything a convertible should have. It is a competitively priced vehicle, with dashing good looks, and a comfortable drive.

If you are interested in the 2016 Buick Cascada convertible or any other car, stop by DeVoe Buick GMC. We will help you find the perfect vehicle to enjoy our gorgeous Florida weather.

Local Florida Attractions: The Naples Botanical Garden

gardenThe Naples Botanical Garden, with over 170 acres of property, is one of the most popular points of interest in the area surrounding Naples, Florida. The gardens have seven distinct ecosystems with over 1,000 species of plants, making it one of the most extensive in the region.

According to the Naples Botanical Garden website, the gardens have been around since 1993 and were officially incorporated in 1994. Exhibits and shows are frequently held at the gardens, including a LEGO flower display, opera performances, dog walks, and more. Plus, the facility also has resources for conservation education and gardening tips and classes.

You can become a sustaining member or simply go for a visit this weekend. The website contains a section on what is currently in bloom, giving you facts and information about what you will see when you visit the botanical gardens. Not only is this a great spot for kids and school trips, but the local botanical gardens are also great for romantic dates and gardening enthusiasts.

The Naples Botanical Gardens are just one of many local attraction here in Naples, Florida. We at DeVoe Buick GMC couldn’t be happier to be located in such a wonderful area.

Buick Avista Concept Wins ‘Best Future Concept’ Award in Detroit

Buick LogoThe Buick Avista Concept model recently won the Detroit News Reader’s Choice award for the Best Future Concept due to its innovative engineering and styling. This acclaimed model also just won the EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence, making the Avista one of the most anticipated models of the season.

What makes the Avista so popular? According to Buick, the Avista is a sports model with features like the new Electronic Precision Shift technology, touch-pad door handles, a 3.0-liter Twin Turbo V6, and more. Plus, this model has a sleek two-door design with sharp contours and unforgettable LED headlights.

“This award is special because this is the Motor City and it was decided by people who reside here – alongside many of the men and women who poured their hearts and souls into this concept,” said Nesbitt. “Because Avista represents the future essence of Buick design, an award decided by consumers is a great vote of confidence.”

The award was given to the Avista design team after roughly 100 judges made the final vote. Not only does the Avista represent the future of Buick styling, but this model also anticipates the future of mobility. We can’t wait to see it shake up the market once it arrives.

Buick Envision Crossover Coming to America Summer 2016

Buick LogoFollowing its success as a China-exclusive model, the Buick Envision crossover will be debuting in the United States this upcoming summer as a 2016 model year. Buick’s crossover sales current make up 65% of the brand’s sales overall, making the decision to import the Envision–which will fill a niche between the Enclave and the Encore–a smart one.

The 2016 Encore is designed and engineered in America, but assembled at Buick’s plant in Shanghai. Featuring GM’s new global architecture for compact vehicles, an upscale look, and seating for five passengers, the new crossover is a luxurious and innovative but family-friendly addition to the company’s lineup. Other features include the standard turbocharged 252-hp Ecotec engine and Buick’s Active Twin Clutch AWD system.

The Buick Envision crossover is said to take some design cues from the rest of the Buick lineup, but with a contemporary edge as the company seeks to target a younger and more modern demographic–the demographic that made the crossover segment in general so wildly successful. With crossover sales dominating Buick’s numbers, the company has good reason to import this new addition to the family. We can’t wait to see it.

GMC Subcompact Crossover Could Join Brand’s Lineup

The crossover segment has become wildly popular in the past year and is now considered the fastest-growing vehicle class in the automotive industry. With so much clamor surrounding one segment, just about every manufacturer has gotten in on the fun–except for General Motors’ truck sub-brand GMC.

Now, the brand’s president Duncan Aldred is reportedly pushing for a GMC subcompact crossover to help the company dip its feet into the segment.

“That segment has grown so fast,” Aldred said in an interview with Automotive News. “I keep telling everyone, ‘How can General Motors’ truck brand not be in the fastest-growing segment in the industry, an SUV segment?’”

The success of the crossover can be seen in another GM brand–Buick. The Buick Encore lead the brand to a 53% sales increase in just 2014 alone, attesting to the segment’s incredible popularity among car buyers. Duncan Aldred happens to also be in charge at Buick, so his experience in working with crossovers and the success they bring is firsthand.

2015 Buick Encore

Buick Encore – Available at DeVoe Buick GMC

A GMC subcompact crossover has not been confirmed to be in production, but with the president pushing for such a vehicle to join GMC’s lineup, consumers shouldn’t be surprised if one is on the way very soon.

Fun Beach Activities to Do in Winter

beachThe beach is a wonderful place to visit no matter what time of the year it is. However, in December, the water can get pretty chilly! Fortunately, there are plenty of fun beach activities to do in winter that avoid the ocean altogether.

Fly a Kite

The wintry winds can create the perfect conditions for flying a kite on the beach. Just let the wind carry your high-flying kite around up in the air.

Search for Seashells

Taking a peaceful stroll along the shoreline, you can keep a keen eye out for various sea shells to use as ornaments for a tropical Christmas tree.

Play a Game of Volleyball

A round of beach volleyball is perfect no matter what time of year it is. Just set up the net and get ready to serve!

Create a Campfire

You can stay warm on winter nights by setting up a campfire on the beach. You can even trade out those roasted chestnuts on an open fire for some delicious seasonal s’mores!

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