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

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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.

2015 Buick Regal Five-Star Safety Rating Awarded by Federal Government

Buick Regal Five-Star Safety Rating

2015 Buick Regal

The 2015 Buick Regal sedan has been praised by the government for its safety. In fact, the Buick Regal five-star safety rating was recently announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—the arm of the government concerned with vehicle safety.

This rating is based on three different tests: a frontal crash test, in which the Regal scored four stars; a side crash test, which awarded the Regal five stars; and a rollover crash test, which gained another four stars for the Regal.

This rating is for both the front-wheel and all-wheel-drive models of the Buick Regal.

The 2015 Buick Regal comes standard with a rearview camera, six airbags, stability control, traction control, and antilock brakes. Optional features include lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert, and side blind zone alert.

The 2015 Buick Regal is already on dealer lots, and we are very excited at DeVoe Buick GMC to be able to offer you a top five-star safety rated vehicle.

GMC Vehicles Power the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Everyone loves watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The floats, balloons, and performances are enough to dazzle, and the nostalgia is palpable. This year’s 88th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was hauled down the streets of New York City by GMC vehicles, as it has been for 34 years.

This year the 2015 Canyon joined the fleet of 55 GMC automobiles. This brand-new midsize truck is proving its mettle by pulling the enormous floats. The Canyon has the capability to haul up to 7,000 lbs, leading its segment. It also takes its segment in horsepower (coming in at 200 hp or 305hp with different engine options) and EPA-estimated fuel economy (27 mpg or 26 with the options).

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC to see the 2015 GMC Canyon!

Speaking of engine options, the Canyon comes equipped with either a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 3.6-liter V6 drivetrain under the hood. The Canyon starts at $21,880.

Here at DeVoe Buick GMC we are proud of our brand’s participation of such a beloved piece of American history and believe that GMC and its vehicles make this event possible.