Check Out the New Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle

2016 Buick LaCrosse

2016 Buick LaCrosse at CAS

Buick has many amazing vehicles in the works, and we at DeVoe Buick GMC are excited to finally see the new LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV). This model debuted at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, since China is one of Buick’s largest markets.

Lary Nitz, GM executive director of Global Propulsion System stated that, “GM’s leadership in electrification technologies, now and in the future, are coming to Buick in China.” The plan is to then introduce more than 10 new energy-efficient vehicles over the next five years. This includes plug-in hybrids, full hybrids, and extended-range electric vehicles.

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse HEV has a 1.8-liter SIDI engine, a 1.5-kWh lithium battery, and an electric variable transmission. This has helped increase fuel economy to 50 mpg, which is 35% more than the current LaCrosse with eAssist technology. This won’t be a sluggish vehicle though, as it can still accelerate from 0-to-60mph in 8.9 seconds.

A sleek roofline also helps improve efficiency and create an aerodynamic appearance. In addition, there is more advanced technology such as exhaust thermal energy recycling. This was also the introduction of the new platform of more efficient green technologies with the new “Buick Blue” logo.

We are not sure if the LaCrosse HEV will be offered in the United States, but we are certainly hoping that it will be!

Buick and Audiobooks.com Make Audio Books More Accessible Than Ever

Every 2016 Buick model comes with standard 4G LTE connectivity, making it easy to stay connected, whether that be access to music, social media, navigation, or now, audio books. Buick and Audiobooks.com have announced that Buick owners who are subscribed to the OnStar service will qualify for two free audiobook downloads through the end of next year.

The two free audio books will be available through OnStar’s AtYourService concierge service, which also provides location-based offers and the ability to book hotel rooms through Priceline.com. For 2016 Buick Regal or LaCrosse owners, the service will be provided through the integration of Apple CarPlay.

2016 Buick Regal

2016 Buick Regal – Available now at DeVoe!

“Whether you are a morning commuter listening to the latest business book, a family listening to a book while driving on vacation, or a couple listening to a best seller on a weekend getaway, streaming audiobooks are a great way for drivers to discover a new favorite book while keeping their eyes on the road ahead,” said Ian Small, Audiobooks.com president and COO in a statement. “Now Buick owners can enjoy fresh entertainment content in their vehicles and the first two books are on us.”

Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC to learn more about our exciting 2016 lineup, and get access to your two free books!

Buick Offers 24-Hours of Happiness Test Drive for Limited Time

We’ve heard the story before. You came to DeVoe Buick GMC for your scheduled test drive of that Buick you’ve had your eye on for the past few months.

Unfortunately, it’s been one of those days: you were late to pick up the kids from summer camp, which also meant you were late to her doctor’s appointment and his swim practice. Of course, that made you 20 minutes late for your test drive appointment and your mind is everywhere but focused on the luxurious vehicle you now get to drive for only 40 minutes before you have to retrace your steps and pick up the kids.

It’s a good thing Buick is offering the 24-Hours of Happiness Test Drive program.

While it doesn’t take long to fall in love with a Buick, the automaker recognizes that it helps to be able to spend more time with the vehicle, especially when that time is relatively free of stress and you can enjoy driving. That’s why the 24-hour test drive program not only allows you to drive through your everyday routine during that 24 hours; it also provides participants with advice on reducing stress and experiencing the happiness that comes from driving a Buick.

Exclusive online content is available to promote a happy driving experience, including a recipe for a custom in-car fragrance, basic yoga exercises for a relaxing ride, and more.

Go ahead. Forget about your almost-missed test drive and add the Buick 24-Hours of Happiness Test Drive to your schedule as soon as possible.

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Take your favorite Buick on a 24-Hour Test Drive!

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.

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.

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.

 

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!

New Buick LaCrosse Receives Reliability Award

Buick LaCrosse reliability award

2015 Buick LaCrosse

If you’ve been watching TV for the past few months, you’ve probably noticed a shift in Buick’s marketing strategies. The brand has vastly improved its lineup, and people—both in those commercials and in real life—are definitely taking notice. It looks like the experts are taking notice now, too, as the new Buick LaCrosse recently won a well-deserved award for highest predicted reliability in its full-size sedan segment from Consumer Reports.

Allow us to list some of the great features that led to the Buick LaCrosse reliability award. First off, it has powertrain options—from the four-cylinder engine with 182 horsepower and eAssist technology to the V6 version with 304 horsepower. The LaCrosse also comes with OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, all-wheel drive, and the exclusive Buick Hi-Per Strut suspension system.

Obviously, the LaCrosse outclasses the competition easily, so come see us here at DeVoe Buick GMC to see it in person. Our friendly staff is waiting to help you find the perfect Buick, so you can impress everyone in your new neighborhood with your brand new car—and surprise them when you tell them it’s actually a Buick!

Encore, Regal, and LaCrosse Lead June Sales

June Sales

2014 Buick LaCrosse

Buick had a great month in June and the team here at DeVoe Buick GMC is proud to contribute! The brand experienced an 18% increase compared to June of 2013. This was the best June the brand has experienced since 2006. There were three clear winners for the month in terms of increases. The Encore, Regal, and LaCrosse all posted great sales for the month.

The Encore experienced an 82% increased in year-over-year sales. Drivers love the feel of an SUV in a smaller package. The Encore also received the highest rankings in its segment in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study (in a tie). This shows that customers are happy with their purchase long after the initial sale.

The LaCrosse also experienced a great month posting a 14% increase from May and a 33% increase in sales compared to June of 2013. Along with the LaCrosse, the Regal posted an exceptional month with a 26% increase in year-over-year sales. Customers love the feel of the redesigned Buick!

If you would like to see any of these sale leaders, stop by our dealership in Naples, Florida. The team here at DeVoe Buick GMC would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect new vehicle!

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