The thought of a convertible and rain together doesn’t sound to appealing, does it? We would say “no,” but we’re here to talk about the all-new Buick Cascada and although it is a convertible, rain is no match for it at all.
In fact, the Cascada undergoes quite the process to ensure the inclement weather will not affect it. Special water testing booths are set up along the assembly line of the Cascada and 124 individual water nozzles begin to replicate a downpour, making sure all the seals are tight and no leaks are possible.
In a recent press release, John Dolch, program quality manager for the Cascasda said, “Convertibles are best enjoyed when it’s warm and sunny but Cascada has been designed and engineered to be used year-round, regardless of the weather.”
The all-new Buick Cascada will be available early next year, so be sure to visit DeVoe Buick GMC to check it out!
Not only are light emitting diodes (also known as LEDs) an energy-efficient way to radiate light energy, they are a statement—which is more than apparent in the form and function headlights found in the Buick Avenir concept and also, perhaps, future Buick offerings.
Buick Avenir Concept
The LED headlights featured on the Avenir concept are composed of a triad of jewel-like LED assemblies formed to imitate the wave-like pattern located inside the concept’s cabin. When the turn signal is on, the LEDs in the headlights and taillights brighten successively giving the “impression of waves upon a shoreline.”
“Technology will always be a major contributing factor to future Buick lighting designs as it allows for more flexibility with the aesthetics and performance of the light,” said Martin Davis, design manager for the brand’s exterior lighting. “Thanks to LEDs, we are now at the point where designers can break free of many of the constrictions previously placed on lighting design.”
We at Devoe Buick GMC can’t wait to see forthcoming illumination technologies that Buick is sure to imbue in its future lineup, especially if it emulates that of the Buick Avenir lighting!
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!
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.
The Buick Encore has only been on the market for a couple years, but it’s already dominating its small crossover segment. Recently, it was one of the three 2015 Buick vehicles that won a 5-Year Cost to Own Award from KBB.com, and its continued success has the brand thinking big. In fact, the Buick Encore sales have the folks at Buick planning to add more engine options to the vehicle’s lineup very soon.
2015 Buick Encore
Currently, it only has one engine—a capable 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 138 horsepower. But that will likely be changing soon. “I’d be lying if I said we’re not evaluating that,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick and GMC in the US. Aldred didn’t give us any details on what to expect, but we can always speculate on our own.
And speculate we shall! We’d expect to see Buick add a couple new engine options, including things like a 1.6-liter gasoline engine and a 1.6-liter turbodiesel as well. Both of those engines are already used in various ways in the GM lineup, so they would be easily to implement in the new Encore lineup. Come see us at DeVoe Buick GMC to learn more of our thoughts.
The 2015 Buick Encore Recently Received a 5-Star Rating from the NHTSA
It looks like its vehicles’ appearances aren’t the only things Buick is revamping this year—the American carmaker is also revamping each vehicle’s safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently awarded the 2015 Buick Encore its top 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. With this award, Buick now has one of the safest lineups in the industry, with each vehicle—the Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Enclave, and Encore—earning a 5-Star Overall score.
“Consumers are consistently surprised to discover Encore provides the characteristics they expect in our larger offerings–style, sophistication, connectivity and comfort,” commented Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick. “NHTSA’s evaluation affirms Encore lives up to Buick’s safety reputation.”
The 2015 Buick Encore safety rating was earned after undergoing a rigorous crash test gauntlet, including front, side, and rollover tests. It also underwent a side pole impact test, which is the NHTSA’s newest assessment.
To see how safe Buick’s lineup truly is, make sure you visit DeVoe Buick GMC and give one of our models a test drive.
Interior of the 2015 Buick Enclave
The refreshed 2015 Buick Enclave has heated steering wheels for those with chronically cold hands, as well as new color options for those needing extra flair in their lives. Perhaps most important to those who just need to rock out during their commute is the fact that Buick continues to deliver SiriusXM Satellite radio on the Intellilink infotainment system.
Satellite radio is one of those things that once you try it, you’re hooked. Who wouldn’t be with “channels and channels of commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment, traffic, weather, travel and more”? With over 150 channels, what satellite radio gives you is choice. How many times have you listened to music or news on terrestrial radio, not because it was good, but because it was just slightly better than the other three stations available?
Pick up the 2015 Buick Enclave—outfitted with SiriusXM on Intellilink—and make use of its powerful navigation feature with the most updated traffic information. Or wrap your hands around the heated steering wheel, sit back and rock out to that obscure college rock that you’d never find on terrestrial radio.
Buick has looked into the crystal ball to its future, and the brand’s future looks a lot like the Buick Avenir Concept.
Introduced earlier this month at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Avenir concept brings a whole new level of passenger well-being and technology to the industry, along with a progressive design that will impress even the pickiest car buyers.
“Avenir embodies Buick design, which centers on effortless beauty and presence without pretense,” said Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design. “It demonstrates the growing international reach of Buick and offers an exciting vision of where it can go.”
With a body that reflects premium sports proportions, while representing the typical Buick design cues, the Avenir makes a lasting impression. The concept car features personal seating for four, a next-generation direct-injection V6 engine, driver-recognition features that automatically sync infotainment preferences, and Buick’s popular OnStar 4G LTE with WiFi hotspot.
This combination of stunning style and sophisticated features has created a terrific car that we can only hope will enter production. Make sure you check back to DeVoe Buick GMC to see if the Buick brand decides to include the Avenir in its lineup.
We’ve long been hearing rumors about a new convertible, possibly called the Cascada, coming to the Buick lineup. Now, word is the Buick Cascada debut is happening at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week.
Besides the fact that the new convertible has been on its way, we haven’t known much about it, even its official name. Cascada is what the car is called in Europe under the Opel name, but Buick could very well have given it a new name for its US sales. It is expected to maintain much of the same styling of its European cousin—and we at DeVoe Buick GMC won’t mind that at all.
If you’re making the trek to Detroit for the show, keep in mind the Buick display will be in a new location this year. Instead of sticking with its General Motors counterparts, Buick is cozying up to its luxury rivals like Infiniti and Acura. If you see the new convertible, tell us what you think about it in the comments below.
What do you hope to see or learn from the highly-anticipated Buick Cascada debut?
Today’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.