Impress Your Kids: Listen to Obscure Rock-n-Roll with SiriusXM on Intellilink

SiriusXM on Intellilink

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 Cascada Debut Happening in Detroit

Buick Cascada debutWe’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?

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.

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.

2015 GMC Canyon Accessories Round-Up

The 2015 GMC Canyon has begun making its way into dealerships nationwide. Besides introducing a number of segment firsts and earning several “best-in-class” titles (including fuel economy), the GMC Canyon was designed to fit into any lifestyle; and, it offers a variety of accessories so that buyers can make their Canyon their own.

2015 GMC Canyon Accessories

2015 GMC Canyon

“The Canyon is a lifestyle enabler, and accessories that support lifestyles of all types are an important of part of tailoring the truck to a customer’s exact needs,” remarked Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “Therefore, the accessories take their inspiration from how customers use their vehicle ­– and they are crafted by the same team of engineers that created the Canyon, for exceptional integration.”

TheNewsWheel.com has outlined all of the 2015 GMC Canyon accessories:

One of the most exciting new features is GearOn™, a cutting edge cargo management system, which is described by the USPTSO as a “truck bed cargo system comprised of tiered storage cross rails, utility rack stanchions, cargo dividers, and cargo tie down rings.”

For the exterior of the 2015 GMC Canyon, the following accessories are available:

  • Chrome package
  • Exhaust tip
  • Grilles and grille inserts
  • Molded hood protector and splash guards
  • Rocker steps (off-road-style)
  • Tubular assist steps
  • Wheel locks

The interior can be enhanced with:

  • All-weather floor mats
  • Heated cloth seats
  • Carpeted floor mats

Trailering accessories include:

  • Trailer harness
  • Ball-mount trailer hitch
  • Receiver cover

Finally, the pickup box offers a number of exciting accessories:

  • Cargo net
  • Cargo divider
  • Drop-in bedliner
  • Removable cargo rings
  • Rubber mat
  • Tailgate liner
  • Tiered storage bar
  • Tool box (holds up to 250 pounds)

Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC today to learn more about the 2015 Canyon!

2015 GMC Canyon Opens Midsize Truck Segment to Many More Customers

With the release of the 2015 GMC Canyon, as well as its sister vehicle, the Chevrolet Colorado, GM is working hard to make the midsize truck segment relevant again. As you know, loyal DeVoe Buick GMC customers, the pickup truck is eternally popular, but it can also be very expensive to own, especially because of high gas prices. However, midsize trucks like the Canyon give you the capability you demand from a truck without all those high fuel prices.

midsize truck segment

2015 GMC Canyon

“The all-new Canyon is the segment’s first premium midsize truck, delivering class-leading capabilities with the brand’s signature refinement,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “It’s an efficiently sized, maneuverable package for customers who want the cargo-hauling and trailering versatility of a truck without the size of a full-size pickup.”

Come see us at DeVoe to learn more about the Canyon, to ask us about its powertrain configurations, trims, standard and available features, and much, much more. We think you’ll soon be convinced that the Canyon doesn’t just compete in its segment; it already owns its segment.

Reaching American Soil: Buick Drop-top to Resemble Opal Cascada

American dealers recently received a preview of the new Buick-badged Opel Cascada convertible, which is projected for U.S. release in late 2015 as a 2016 model. Auto News reports that “dealers were shown a drop-top version of the Opel Cascada at a business meeting in suburban Detroit in mid-August, according to two people who attended.” The convertible has a soft folding roof that “cascades” into the rear of the car seamlessly.

The two-door, four-seat car is basically identical to the standard European Opel. GM officials have not discussed the powertrain lineup that will be used on the car, but it is safe to assume it will be similar to that of the Opel. In Europe, the Cascada is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, a 1.6-liter turbo, or a 2.0-liter diesel.

The drop-top could be a nice addition to the Buick lineup. The car will essentially be a Buick version of the Opel Cascada, which went on sale in the first half of 2013 in Europe. Minor exterior changes will be made to give it a more traditional Buick appearance. Plan to get your new Buick from us at DeVoe Buick GMC!

2015 GMC Canyon Brings Even Better Value This Fall

General Motors has announced that the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup truck will start at only $21,880, including a $925 transportation fee.

2015 GMC Canyon

2015 GMC Canyon – Coming Soon to DeVoe!

The 2015 Canyon looks like it’ll quickly become a favorite at the DeVoe Buick GMC dealership when it launches this fall, thanks to its great value and standard equipment. It’s got a direct-injected 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 200 horsepower, signature LEDs, four-way power driver’s seat, CornerStep rear bumper, and 16-inch aluminum wheels.

It also comes with Pro Grade Protection, which includes five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, and two-year/24,000-mile standard scheduled maintenance.

Customers looking to get even more bang for their buck can also choose among the additional trims and options, including EZ-lift and lower tailgate, eight-inch diagonal color-touch radio with Intellilink, and OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot.

“The all-new Canyon provides a one-two punch that customers tell us they’ve been waiting for,” said Canyon Marketing Manager Kenn Bakowski. “Now they can get a premium vehicle in terms of styling, features and technology, with all the inherent capabilities and maneuverability of a mid-size pickup.”

Buick Makes Rearview Camera Standard for All 2015 Models

This seems like common sense to us here at DeVoe Buick GMC, but the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute went ahead and “proved” it anyhow: vehicles that feature rearview backup cameras make people safer. These backup cameras help to reduce the risk of “backing crashes,” protecting drivers and passengers alike in vehicles equipped with these cameras.

Buick has taken this knowledge to heart, making rearview cameras—traditionally just a convenient option—a standard feature on all new 2015 Buick models. “Rear backup cameras have become like power windows and air conditioning,” Karl Brauer, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book, said. “While they’re not standard on every car, yet, it’s rare to operate a new vehicle without them. The increased confidence these cameras provide make them a must-have feature.”

Go back and pay close attention to the word “yet” in Brauer’s quote. Buick has removed that “yet” from their brand, proving the brand to be one of the most progressive brands in the auto industry, luxury or otherwise.

See the rear view camera on the 2014 Buick Encore in action below:

 

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