2013 Enclave Features Industry-First Lighting Technology

Buick Enclave taillightThe Enclave crossover from Buick has set the precedent for signature Buick design cues. The new 2013 Enclave will feature yet another industry-first with new advanced lighting technology.

In conjunction with 3M, Buick has created a new unique LED taillight design. The contemporary design highlights a complex shape filled with a soft red glow.

“As a brand driven by intelligent design and technology, Buick has to be at the forefront of purposeful, modern design cues,” said Mark Adams, executive director of Buick Design. “Our signature LED lighting serves a double purpose of providing a premium look and making sure our vehicles are unmistakable in the eyes and mirrors of other drivers on the road. Some of the new Enclave’s design cues will carry over to other Buick models to come, but every execution will be true to each model’s character.”

Watch for the arrival of the 2013 Buick Enclave later this year at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordautos.com.

Buick and GMC Set to Release Nine New Models Over 12 Month Span

GMCGM announced recently nine new and refreshed Buick and GMC models will be introduced by the end of 2013. This announcement comes during Buick and GMC’s third year of consecutive retail gains and consistent sales momentum. The new Buick Encore, Buick Regal, GMC Yukon, and GMC Sierra are among the new and redesigned models being released soon.

In addition to the introduction of these new models, General Motors also plans to offer the luxury Denali trim on four of GMC’s upcoming vehicles. The 2013 Buick Verano and 2013 GMC Terrain are two of the newly designed models now available at Crawford Buick GMC.

General Motors is planning on re-introducing the GMC Canyon to the automotive market this year as well. This mid-sized pickup was discontinued when GMC’s Louisiana factory was shut down. The all-new Canyon will be a sibling to the Chevrolet Colorado, a popular compact pickup.

“We’re not only selling more vehicles, we’re bringing new customers to the Buick and GMC showroom,” explained Brian Sweeney, vice president of Buick and GMC Sales and Service. “Both brands report more than 40 percent conquest sales. Buick was the only automotive brand in the United States to reduce the average age of its buyer during the past five years, and GMC continues to attract more female buyers and- with Denali vehicles- more import and luxury owners.”

Visit our El Paso, TX dealership today to test drive these exciting new models from GMC and Buick. View photos and information of current inventory online at www.crawfordautos.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/Crawford-Buick-GMC/175461909151778.

2013 Buick Encore will be Most Fuel-Efficient Domestic Crossover

2013 EncoreArriving at dealerships in early 2013, the all-new Buick Encore will boast safety, versatility, and fuel-efficiency that its competitors cannot compare to. With EPA estimated mileage of 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, Encore will be the most fuel-efficient small luxury crossover offered by a domestic automaker.

The 2013 Encore will be offered in four trim levels: Base, Convenience, Leather, and Premium. This small luxury crossover features all the extravagant touches you’d expect from Buick. Even the Base model comes with several high-end standard amenities, such as a rearview camera, 18-inch wheels, Bose Active Noise Cancellation, and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system. The Convenience trim adds dual-zone climate control, fog lights, and remote start. A 2013 Encore Leather provides heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and driver’s seat memory. The Premium trim offers front and rear park assist, rain-sensing wipers, and a premium audio system.

“Encore opens the Buick brand to new groups of customers with a compelling blend of luxury, utility and efficiency,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick Marketing. “Its versatile shape, agile size and available all-wheel drive invite owners to live active lifestyles while enjoying Buick’s signature style, comfort and refinement.”

Watch for the arrival of the 2013 Encore early next year at Crawford Buick GMC in El Paso. Visit our website often at www.crawfordautos.com to view our ever-changing inventory and specials.

Experience Buick Leasing Program Provides ‘A New Lease on Luxury’

Experience Buick The Experience Buick leasing program offers all-inclusive premium services for two years, including OnStar, SiriusXM Satellite radio, and vehicle maintenance. Experience Buick is currently being offered at our El Paso dealership.

In each Experience Buick lease, a 24 month SmartCare vehicle maintenance program will take care of scheduled service maintenance like oil changes, oil filter changes, tire roatations, and chassis lubrication.

The Onstar service aboard each Buick driven through Experience Buick can provide security, connectivity, and help in an emergency. The Automatic Crash Response system will alert an OnStar Advisor automatically in the event of a crash. Stolen Vehicle assistance can work with the authorities to assist in quickly recovering a stolen car. Turn-by-Turn Directions is also available to keep drivers from getting lost, and the Hands Free Calling system will help keep driver’s eyes on the road instead of dialing.

The Sirius XM Satellite Radio service is also included in a 24 month Experience Buick lease. With Sirius XM, crisp radio channels deliver the best in music, comedy, and news, while the NavTraffic system shows detailed traffic reports vital to the commute.

Stop by the Crawford Buick GMC dealership in El Paso to see our wide selection of quality Buick vehicles available to you under the Experience Buick program. Visit us online at www.crawfordautos.com to learn more.

2012 GMC Yukon is Ready for Tailgating

2012 GMC Yukon

It’s that time of year. Grab you friends, jerseys, megaphones, face paint, drinks, and snacks: it’s football season! The tailgating experience is an American tradition and for some devoted fans, it’s a way of life every weekend from September through January. The enthusiasm that you, the fan, bring to the game can only be enhanced by the vehicle you use for your tailgating experience. If you are looking to arrive at the stadium in style with up to seven of your friends, the GMC Yukon is the ideal choice. The 2012 GMC Yukon was recently ranked by Kelley Blue Book as one of the 10 Best Tailgating Vehicles of 2012. The 2012 Yukon can now be found at our El Paso dealership.

With an EPA estimated 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway, Yukon is prepared to get you to every game, whether home or away. This large SUV provides a smooth ride with a well-made interior and can comfortably seat up to eight passengers. Amenities on the 2012 Yukon include a Bose premium sound system, climate control, auto-off headlights, auxiliary power outlet, rear seat audio controls, and a power liftgate.

Be prepared to tailgate in style with the 2012 GMC Yukon. Find the 2012 Yukon now at Crawford Buick GMC. View photos and information on the 2012 Yukon online at www.crawfordautos.com, or visit our El Paso dealership before the next big game.

Trailer Sway Control on GMC Crossovers Makes Hauling a Breeze

Trailer Sway ControlHave you ever had to pull a load in your vehicle and had it constantly swaying on the road behind you? It’s an unsettling feeling to have an uncontrollable trailer give you the never-ending fear that you may hit something or someone. The solution: Trailer Sway Control from GMC to help making towing a steady proposition. The 2012 GMC Terrain and Acadia crossovers, both of which feature Trailer Sway Control, are now on the lot at Crawford Buick GMC.

StabiliTrak stability control with Trailer Sway Control uses sensors to measure the force and motions created by unexpected side-to-side motions caused by a trailer or other device being towed. The vehicle is able to correct these motions automatically by applying individual brakes that allow the vehicle and trailer to fall back in line. Most of Acadia and Terrain trim levels also come standard with rearview cameras, making trailer hitching easier.

“GMC customers have high demands for comfort, performance, and capability,” said Robert Krause, lead trailering engineer for General Motors. “Those qualities have to stand up to the boaters, bikers, and campers who own our vehicles.”

“For most uses, there are very few sacrifices that come with downsizing a tow vehicle,” said Krause. “The vast majority of consumers are towing smaller boats and even the smallest GMC can handle a sizeable boat and trailer. Drivers simply need to match with the necessary performance level.”

Both the 2012 GMC Terrain and 2012 GMC Acadia are now available at our El Paso dealership. Visit Crawford Buick GMC in person or check us out online at www.crawfordautos.com to view photos and information on Terrain and Acadia models.

2013 Buick Verano Turbo Offers Power and Fuel Efficiency

Buick Verano Turbo

Arriving in dealerships this fall, the 2013 Buick Verano Turbo will boast more power and better fuel efficiency than its competitors. With the ability to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in an estimated 6.2 seconds and an EPA estimated 20 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, the Verano Turbo is setting the standard in upscale small cars.

The turbocharged Verano features a 2.0-L four-cylinder engine with direct injection that is able to produce 250 horsepower at 5300 rpm and 260-lb-ft of torque at 2000 rpm. In addition, IntelliLink connectivity, push-button start, a heated steering wheel, a rear-view camera, and a Bose 9-speaker audio system all come standard on the 2013 Verano Turbo. A navigation system and a power sunroof are optional add-ons.

“Buick Verano continues to build momentum in the marketplace with eight straight months of sales increases since launch,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick marketing. “The new Verano Turbo increases the performance of an already capable luxury sedan while continuing to offer customers the smart, purposeful technology they expect.”

The 2013 Buick Verano Turbo will be arriving soon at the Crawford Buick GMC dealership in El Paso. View photos and details of our current 2013 Buick inventory by visiting us online at www.crawfordautos.com.

IntelliLink System Now Standard on all 2013 Buicks

Buick IntelliLink

How great would it be to drive a futuristic vehicle? Imagine yourself in a new car that can control your media choices, navigation system, and hands-free calling features all from a voice controlled platform. Well the future is now. We have just described the Buick IntelliLink system, an innovative infotainment system that is available on all 2013 Buick models. New Buick cars featuring the IntelliLink system are now available from Crawford Buick at our El Paso dealership.

Using a smartphone, you can connect to all of these features. IntelliLink provides a safe driving experience by cutting down on distracted driving via a multitude of voice commands. These commands can control media, navigation, and call activities for a safer drive.

“As smartphones that stream and hold music grow ever more popular, we want to ensure Buick customers have connectivity that’s both intuitive and safe to use,” said IntelliLink lead engineer Tony Kraatz. “These updates make it easier to access the songs they love.”

Come visit our dealership in El Paso, Texas to take the IntelliLink connectivity for a test drive in any 2013 model year Buick. View our current 2013 Buick inventory online anytime at www.crawfordautos.com.

 

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