New 2017 Verano Design: Stunning Sophistication

2017 Buick Verano

2017 Buick Verano

The 2017 Verano design has fans talking. This model comes with a lightweight body that has been restyled like never before. This completely overhauled appearance is made to modernize the Verano while also improving fuel economy and adding luxury. If you want a sophisticated, advanced car, look no further than the new Buick Verano.

According to GM Authority, the new Verano comes with a compact design that is perfect for tight city streets as well as the open road. This fresh compact body has also allowed engineers to cut a significant amount of weight off the Verano, improving fuel economy, performance, and handling. The compact look is just the start, though.

The Verano is also getting an entirely new exterior, with a bold front end, sweeping contours, and available LED lighting. The interior is getting added space, as well as exclusive materials and sophisticated styling. This includes things like leather trim, high-contrast stitching, chrome trim, and wood inlays.

Under the hood will be a turbocharged four-cylinder engine as well, offering optimum performance and gas mileage. While previous model years had naturally aspirated engines, this new turbocharged powertrain will help drivers save at the pump while also reducing unnecessary emissions. These are just some of the great new features set to be released on the new Buick Verano.

Discontinued Buick Verano Makes Room for More Crossovers

A market trend toward crossovers is causing Buick to reconsider its lineup and make some adjustments. With a new mid-range crossover recently introduced to the market and two others already being sold under the Buick name, the luxury brand’s three sedans are beginning to fall behind their larger siblings in sales. One of the adjustments being made due to this trend is the removal of the Verano from Buick’s US lineup. The discontinued Buick Verano is expected to last through a 2017 model year before fading from the market.

2016 Buick Verano

2016 Buick Verano

In previous years, before the crossover skyrocketed to popularity, small cars like compact sedans were viewed as attainable entries for first-time luxury buyers. However, the compact Verano was overtaken in sales by the subcompact Encore, which is now Buick’s best-selling nameplate. Buick predicts over 70 percent of their U.S. sales over the next year will come from crossovers.

The move to phase out the discontinued Buick Verano mirrors current Buick sales chief Duncan Aldred’s core philosophy to focus resources on a few hard-hitting nameplates, as opposed to having a broad, diverse lineup that strains the company budget. The Verano only sold just over 31,000 units in 2015, a number that pales in comparison to the 2016 Envision’s predicted 50,000.

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.

Buick Lineup

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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.

Start saving today with any of these models from 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!

The Buick Verano’s Tires Are Key to the Perfect Ride

Verano's TiresHave you ever considered how much planning and strategizing it takes to design the best tires for your vehicle? For the Buick Verano, the GM Tire-Wheel Systems group worked hard, collaborating with Continental Tire to provide you with tires that will not only get you from point A to point B, but will also maximize your driving experience, improve your fuel economy, and help to keep you safe.

Chris Arabian, a member of GM’s Tire-Wheel Systems team, said of the Verano’s tires, “For the Verano, we needed to ensure we provided ride comfort, while also balancing fuel economy and rolling resistance, and delivering an engaging driving experience.”

The Verano’s base trim is outfitted with 17-inch tires engineered to increase fuel economy and decrease rolling resistance.  The model’s Turbo trim wears 18-inch tires, improving the vehicle’s responsive handling and sporty drive.

We at DeVoe Buick GMC think GM’s team hit the nail on the head in choosing the Verano’s tires, but you can stop by and take a test drive to see for yourself.

KBB.com Names 3 Buick Vehicles for 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

Buick took home three Kelley Blue Book 2014 5-Year Cost to Own awards last week, demonstration lower-than-average ownership cost than similar vehicles on the market.

The list was compiled using Kelley Blue Book® Residual Values, a sophisticated valuation methodology that draws from critical financial data from third-party providers. The goal is to calculate depreciation costs, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state registration fees—helping KBB’s readers to garner a good understanding of which cars are most likely to give them the most bang for their buck.

This year, the Buick Verano, Encore, and Enclave were undoubtedly those that delivered the biggest bang for their customers’ buck, coming out ahead in the entry-level luxury, luxury compact SUV/crossover, and luxury full-size SUV/crossover categories, respectively.

“Buick puts the customer first, not only offering a great portfolio of vehicles, but maintaining quality and dependability long after the vehicle is purchased,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick marketing.

Come find all three Buick vehicles at DeVoe Buick GMC!

Buick Encore

The Buick Encore was just one of the recipients of the KBB 5-Year Cost to Own Awards.

Experience the 2014 Buick Verano Turbo

Seriously! If you’re looking for a luxury car that is fun-to-drive and packs a little punch under the hood, look no further.

The 2014 Buick Verano Turbo has all the luxury features you’d expect from a luxury brand like Buick, but is also has a few surprises when it comes to performance. Check out the video below to see what we mean.

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With more horsepower than an Audi A4, the 2014 Verano Turbo will get you to point “B” in style and on time. Come take one for a test drive at DeVoe Buick in Naples, Florida today!