All of General Motors’ hard work this year has paid off. With nearly 2.5 million vehicles sold from July through September, the auto company reported its best global sales for the third quarter since 1980.
General Motors’ two biggest markets, the U.S. and China, experienced 8 and 14 percent growth, respectively, over GM’s third quarter sales from last year.
“GM delivered its best third quarter global sales in 34 years thanks to solid growth in the United States and China, and steady improvement in Opel’s market share,” said Mary Barra, General Motors CEO.
“We have launches now underway, including the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon in North America, the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa in Europe, and the Buick Envision and Cadillac ATS-L in China, that will keep our momentum going.”
So what were you doing back in 1980? Your style was likely much different the last time GM reached the same volume of consumers with new products during the third quarter. You were possibly on the cusp of rolled-jean greatness or sporting leg warmers so bright they couldn’t be missed. Or maybe you were yet to be born. Either way, it’s been a while since we’ve seen numbers like these for GM’s third quarter sales, and we at Crawford Buick GMC want to say thank you for playing your part in allowing us to break a 34-year-old record.
Halloween is just around the corner—do you know what you’re going to be doing on the scariest night of the year? Whether you are looking to go pumpkin picking or foR a bit of a scare, there are plenty of Halloween events in El Paso that will fit your plans. So, here is a Halloween treat (not trick) for you! Enjoy this list of Halloween events and contact Crawford Buick GMC if you have any questions!
It’s no mystery that Americans love crossovers. Ever since the segment was introduced, it has essentially taken over the automotive industry. One of the newest entries into the compact crossover world is the Buick Encore, which has led the segment in sales for the past six months.
Now, the Buick Encore leads Buick’s September sales results with a 38% jump in sales over last year. And, combined with the larger Buick Enclave, the two crossovers account for nearly half of all Buick sales this past month. Individually, the Enclave saw a sales increase of 21% year-over-year—its best September in three years.
“Despite the difference in size, both Encore and Enclave deliver the core attributes – style, comfort, quality and value – customers expect in a modern Buick,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of marketing for Buick, in a statement. “Thanks to the success of our ‘Experience the New Buick’ campaign, consumers continue to discover these qualities are available in a Buick that truly fits their needs.”
We’ve all heard of AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign, which aims to eliminate the act of texting and driving. Now, AT&T has introduced a hashtag (#X) meant to help young drivers notify their friends and family when they’re about to drive.
Basically, texting #X to your friends and family pauses a text conversation and lets others know you’re about to get behind the wheel and will respond to texts once you arrive. The text is a simple way to send a message that will let people know why you aren’t responding right away.
AT&T’s “It Can Wait” website is engaging and fun. It allows users to create gif memes of ridiculous messages they’ve received from behind the wheel, see all of the celebrities on Twitter who have posted the hashtag, watch informative videos, and take a pledge to abstain from texting and driving. A variety of public figures – from singer Tim McGraw to the Arkansas Attorney General have gotten behind the movement and tweeted the tag.
The “It Can Wait” campaign has changed the way we think about texting and driving. We find it highly unlikely that anyone can pick up their phone in the car without that small, but powerful phrase popping into their head. It really can wait.
Here at Crawford Buick GMC, we offer a variety of cars that make it possible to stay connected while your phone stays safely tucked away. Join over 5 million other people at www.itcanwait.com and take the pledge – then stop by and find a car that will help you keep your promise.