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.

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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.

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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.

 

Craig Glidden Takes GM General Counsel Position

general motorsGeneral Motors named a new General Counsel and he has big shoes to fill. Last October, the current General Counsel Michael Millikin announced he would be retiring this coming July. This left a giant gap in the legal department and it seems Craig Glidden is ready to fill it.

“Craig Glidden has had a distinguished career managing complex legal issues around the world, and his broad legal and senior management expertise fits perfectly with our strategic priorities and plans for global growth,” Mary Barra said in a statement.

Glidden, 57, won’t have much time to get settled in. His first day was March 1st and his agenda is already full overseeing legal teams in over 30 countries. Ongoing litigation surrounding recalls puts him front and center. Millikin had been running the show in the legal department with GM since 2009. Although Glidden never worked under him, the new General Counsel has the background to get the job done.

Glidden was hired from plastics, chemicals, and refining company LyondellBassell Industries, where he served as the executive vice president and chief legal officer. Before taking care of the company’s global legal, communications, and government affairs, he worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical Corporation. Before that, he worked in a private practice.