While Europe never lost their love for the station wagon, it seems folks in the US cooled off on the idea, preferring instead the increasingly ubiquitous crossover. But that doesn’t mean the flame has become completely snuffed out here. In fact, there are more than a few people very excited about the upcoming Buick Regal Station Wagon.
So far, there is little news on this new entry from Buick. AutoGuide reports that based on a patent filing, the option for AWD on the new Buick Regal station wagon is likely.
Buick is no stranger to the format. There was a time when “Woodies,” as they were lovingly called, adorned with the side wood-paneling from which they got their nickname, were all over America’s roads. Officially called the Buick Sport Wagon, these iconic wagons were manufactured from the late 60s into the early 70s.
There will be no wood paneling this time around but the new wagon will still offer what the “Woodies” of yore did. That is, they will be the perfect answer to someone who wants something that drives like a car (like a luxurious and powerful Buick, mind you) but offers lots more interior space. The Buick Regal station wagon is set to premier in 2018.
Unfortunately, driving isn’t always a happy experience for a number of reasons, often due to outside pressures and stress.
Buick is bringing back the days of happy, stress-free drives with the 24-Hours of Happiness Test Drive. The program allows customers to test drive a Buick for 24 hours and provides advice on creating a relaxing atmosphere within the vehicle to complement the happiness that comes from driving a Buick.
At select dealers across the nation, including right here at Crawford Buick GMC, customers can schedule a test drive that will enable them not only to drive a Buick around the block, but around the whole neighborhood. You can sign up today for the chance to trade in your vehicle for a day and drive a brand new Buick to work, the pool, the kids’ day camp.
In addition to graciously loaning the vehicle, Buick also offers helpful tips on reducing stress and creating a relaxing atmosphere inside the vehicle. The automaker offers a recipe for an in-car air freshener, a yoga series to keep your body in shape even after a long car ride, and other exclusive online content to take your driving experience to the next level.
For more information on Buick’s 24-hour test drive, don’t hesitate to give us a call. This opportunity won’t last forever, so be sure to call today to reserve your 24-hour test drive.
Wish there was an easier way to use your iPhone or smart device in your vehicle that is both safer and convenient? Well, you are in luck!
Recently, Buick announced plans to integrate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into its 2016 Buick Regal and 2016 Buick LaCrosse models, which will be available later this year. This addition will enable drivers to utilize the amenities found on a smart phone, such as navigation, safely sending and receiving messages, making calls, and listening to music, with integration through the vehicle’s 8-inch touchscreen display.
These models will also be equipped with OnStar 4G LTE for WiFi hotspot support.
“For most of us, our smartphones are essential,” said Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors. “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 Chevrolet continues to democratize technology that’s important to our customers.”
Be sure to visit us at Crawford Buick GMC to see the newest lineup of safe, convenient, and connected Buick Apple CarPlay vehicles.
Remember that game we all played as children, where we had to put the shape in the hole that matched the shape? Pyramids went into the triangle-shaped hole, while squares went into the square-shaped hole. This is a basic skill, essential for survival.
Buick is worried there might one shape we’re still confused by. The shape of a Buick! Fortunately, the brand created its “That’s Not a Buick” campaign ads to help us discern just what is and what isn’t a Buick.
Just in case we weren’t listening, they’ve enlisted the help of a very recognizable voice, that of Alec Baldwin. He’s of course the star of hit TV show 30 Rock and classic films like Beetlejuice and Glengarry Glen Ross acheter viagra a paris.
According to GM Authority, a Buick spokesperson said, “We think Alec is the perfect match for this campaign.” Watching him explain to the camera that no, a sponge is not a Buick but yes, a Buick Regal definitely is, we at Crawford Buick have to agree!
Ever heard the saying “image is everything”? Well, it’s true…to an extent. Brand image certainly plays an important role in the auto industry, which is why we at Crawford Buick GMC are so excited that Buick earned the Best Value Luxury Brand award in this year’s Kelley Blue Book® Brand Image Awards.
Kelley Blue Book’s Brand Watch Study is able to ascertain the perceptions of new-car shoppers toward various brands as they research vehicles on the reputed website. From the results of the study, 13 brands in 7 categories are named award-winners.
The experts at KBB.com praised, “As the Buick brand becomes more luxurious and more contemporary, it’s becoming more appealing and thus a better value. Offering small sedans and SUVs starting under $25,000, Buick has retained its focus on quiet and comfort, while adding style, technology and even a bit of driving fun to its lineup.”
Stop by the Crawford Buick GMC dealership today to experience the brand lauded for its overall value as a leading luxury automaker in today’s market.
Safety and technology come together for the 2015 model year by making the rearview camera standard equipment on all Buick models. Currently rearview cameras are offered on many of Buick’s top trim levels, but we are proud to announce that they will be standard on ALL Buicks for 2015 and moving forward.
Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst for KBB says, “Rear backup cameras have become more like power windows and air conditioning. While they’re not standard on every car, yet, it’s rare to operate a new vehicle without them.” We couldn’t agree with KBB more and expect that rearview cameras will become standard throughout more and more brands because of their ability to keep drivers safe while out on the road.
The rearview camera isn’t the only new standard safety feature for 2015, all Buick models will also feature Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Alert. It is also important to note that all GM models come with OnStar’s award-winning telecommunications system.
If you would like to learn more about the 2014 or upcoming 2015 Buick lineup, stop by our dealership in El Paso, Texas! The friendly team at Crawford Buick GMC will be happy to help you with any questions you may have!
The 2014 Buick Regal is currently making its way into dealerships across the country and while this sporty sedan may not seem to have undergone any changes to the naked eye, once you turn on the engine you’ll notice a few adjustments. The revamped 2014 Regal is equipped with its most powerful standard engine ever and also boasts increased fuel efficiency to go with this newfound power.
Under the hood, drivers will find a new 2.0-liter Turbo engine producing an SAE-rated 259 horsepower, 18 percent more than the 2013 Regal Turbo reached. This new Turbo engine first debuted in the Cadillac ATS and was named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines.
“Power and fuel efficiency are typically mutually exclusive,” said Mike Katerberg, chief powertrain engineer. “But with our new 2.0L Turbo, we were able to increase both and create one of the most torque rich and fuel efficient combinations on the market.”
Watch for the arrival of the new 2014 Buick Regal at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership online or in person for more details.
Buick—continuing its push to create a more global impact for the brand—has now released the all-new 2014 Regal and Regal GS in China. The Regal, a sleek, savvy sedan, already sells well across China, and Shanghai GM expects this success only to continue with the introduction of the 2014 Regal and Regal GS models.
Shanghai GM President Wang Xiaoqiu expressed optimism about future sales of the Buick in China. “The Buick Regal family is a popular trendsetter in China,” he said. “More than 400,000 Regals have been sold since 2008. With their progressive designs and premium technologies, the new Regal and Regal GS will strengthen Buick’s established position in the high-end upper-medium passenger car segment.”
One of those premium technologies Xiaoqiu mentioned is Intellilink–an infotainment system that allows drivers to use Pandora radio, OnStar, your smartphone, SiriusXM radio, navigational systems, and more all from a beautiful touchscreen console.
Obviously, there’s no reason for you to fly to China to see the 2014 Buick Regal. Just come to Crawford Buick GMC in El Paso, Texas, and experience the Regal’s 259 horsepower engine for yourself.
Very few car companies have reached as many milestones as Buick has. This year the automaker celebrates its 110th birthday and highlights a legacy that spans 11 decades of constant innovation. Buick has become one of the mainstays in the General Motors brand, having survived the axe a few years ago and becoming a true survivor. Buick is currently the oldest active American automobile brand, and one of the oldest automotive brands in the world.
The Buick Motor Company was founded by David Dunbar Buick on May 17, 1903 in Detroit, Michigan. The Buick Model B, Buick’s first production vehicle, was offered to retail customers as a 1904 model. The first of the Model Bs off the assembly line was sold to Doctor Herbert H. Hills of Flint, Michigan, and ironically decades later the brand developed a reputation as a “doctor’s car”. Today Buick makes a variety of luxury cars including LaCrosse, Verano, and the very popular Enclave crossover.
“Consistency, longevity, reliability. Those are the words that come to mind when you talk about Buick,” said Leslie Kendall, curator of the Petersen Automotive Museum, in an interview.
In early 2013, Buick was named Best Value Luxury Brand in Kelley Blue Book’s 2013 Brand Image Awards. With elegant designs, efficient performance, and tech-savvy interiors, Buick shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Happy Birthday, Buick!
The holidays are finally here! That means that Crawford Buick GMC is now offering great discounts on popular Buick vehicles during the Buick Holiday Event. Customers can take advantage of great leasing and financing specials on their favorite Buick vehicles like the 2012 Enclave, 2012 Lacrosse, 2013 Regal Turbo and the 2013 Verano.
The 2012 Buick Enclave can be purchased this winter at Crawford Buick with 0% APR financing for 72 months or $2,000 total cash back. The popular Enclave is one of the best luxury SUVs on the market, featuring a stylish exterior, roomy interior and great performance features. It drives a 3.6L V6 Direct Injection engine combined with Variable Valve Timing to deliver 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of torque.
Customers looking to purchase the 2012 Buick Lacrosse have several great discounting options during the Buick Holiday Event as well. This winter, the Lacrosse can be purchased with the choice of 0% APR financing with $500 bonus cash or with $2,500 total cash back. The 2012 Lacrosse features a 2.4L 4-Cylinder engine that uses eAssist Technology to deliver an EPA-estimated 25 city/36 highway mpg fuel economy rating.
Two all-new Buick vehicles are also on sale during the Holiday Event too! The 2013 Buick Regal Turbo can be leased for $269 a month for 24 months while the 2013 Verano features a great leasing special of only $199 a months for 24 months. All 24-month leases also include two years of scheduled maintenance, OnStar and Sirius XM Satellite Radio during the sales event as well.
Stop by Crawford Buick GMC of El Paso, TX today and take advantage of these great holiday specials while they last! More information on the Buick Holiday Event can be found online at www.CrawfordBuickGMC.com/.