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Buick’s Annual Sales Surpass 1.2 Million Vehicles for 3rd Consecutive Time

For the third consecutive year, Buick set a new global sales record on sales of more than 1.2 million vehicles.

Last year’s record was 1,170,115 total vehicles, which was surpassed in mid-December thanks to record sales in China and strong crossover performances in the United States.

In the US, crossover sales increased by 3% across the industry. A whopping 40% of all new vehicles sold in the country are crossovers. The automaker has been tapping into that expanding market with capable vehicles like the Encore and Enclave, which together accounted for 60% of the Buick’s annual sales in the US. In fact, the Encore has been setting record sales for the last 23 straight months.

Sales are expected to continue rising throughout 2016 at Crawford Buick GMC. We anticipate  the arrival of the Cascada convertible and the new 2017 LaCrosse, as well as the all-new Envision compact crossover that has been all the rage in China.

2016 Buick Lineup

2013 Buick Encore: A Parent’s Back-to-School Dream Car

2013 EncoreA new backpack, a new first day outfit, new teachers…yes, back-to-school time is full of many new things for children. But what about parents? If you find yourself in the market for a new vehicle to tote around the carpool bunch, the 2013 Buick Encore should not be overlooked.

With agile maneuverability and sporty performance, the 2013 Buick Encore is a compact luxury crossover that proves big things can come in small packages. This five passenger SUV combines comfort and utility without sacrificing power or style. Its compact size allows it to be an efficient vehicle, even with a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine under the hood.

Every family with young children should make safety a high priority when car-shopping, just as Buick did when creating the 2013 Encore.  The 2013 Buick Encore has been named a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA.

The 2013 Encore ranked highest in initial quality in its segment during the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality StudySM.  This recognition shows that the Encore delivers the high-quality materials that can withstand the test of time, as well as endure rambunctious children.

Your perfect Encore is waiting now at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership to find the right back-to-school dream car for you.

Edmunds Classifies the 2014 Buick Enclave as the Best Seven- Passenger SUV You can Buy

Buick EnclaveAutomotive editors at Edmunds.com recently unveiled their list of The 17 Best Cars You Can Buy. This list includes cars, trucks, SUVs, and trucks from 17 different segments with a very clear definition of the work “best”: these vehicles were simply identified as vehicles the Edmunds’ editors would by for themselves. And taking the title for Best Seven- Passenger SUV was none other than the 2014 Buick Enclave.

With a comfortable ride and good handling, the 2014 Buick Enclave is the clear choice for any driver seeking an attractive, functional seven-passenger SUV. No other sport utility vehicle comes close to matching the interior space, amenities, and sophistication of this luxury crossover. Enclave also received high marks in safety and reliability, and even the base model is well equipped with standard satellite radio, a rearview camera, and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system.

When you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the “best” seven-passenger SUV on the road, come visit us at Crawford Buick GMC. We have several new Enclaves to choose from at our El Paso dealership. Find the one that’s right for you today!

Buick Encore First in its Class says J.D. Power APEAL Study

2013 Buick EncoreeThe Buick Encore is at the top of its class, according to J.D. Power’s APEAL study released last week. The study ranked the Encore higher than every other model in the Sub-Compact CUV segment, establishing its dominance in the category after J.D. Power recognized the Encore as the “Highest Ranked Sub-Compact CUV in Initial Quality (in a tie)” just last month.

Its big brother (or is it a sister?), the Buick Enclave, ranked among the top three in the Midsize CUV category.

The APEAL study is based on more than 83,000 responses from consumers who were asked to rate their satisfaction with their newly-purchased car, based on a total of 77 attributes such as design, comfort, performance, features, and style.

“Recognizing the Encore demonstrates the effort and attention to detail given by our engineers and designers,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick Marketing. “This award reinforces our focus on putting the customer at the center of everything we do.”

Come check out the lovely Buick Encore and Enclave at the Crawford Buick GMC dealership, where we’ll be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have about our class-leading vehicles.

Encore Joins All Other Current Buick Models as a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick

2013 BuickThe weather is warm, the sun is shining, and school is out for the summer: yes, summer travel season has arrived. Before you pack up your family hauler this vacation season, ask yourself, is this vehicle safe enough to carry my precious cargo to our destination? Well, if you’re driving any of the five current Buick models, the answer is yes. Recently the 2013 Encore earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2013 Top Safety Pick, which means all five models in the brand’s showroom now share this distinction.

To earn a Top Safety Pick nod a vehicle must score the highest rating possible in all four tests performed on it. In addition to an IIHS Top Safety Pick, the 2013 Encore also received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. New for the 2013 model year, Encore is a compact luxury crossover with high efficiency in a smaller package.

“Safety is a top priority in Buick’s product renaissance, as evidenced by receiving these latest safety accolades for Encore,” said Gay Kent, GM executive director of Vehicle Safety. “Our customers can have confidence in the safety performance of every Buick for sale today.”

The entire safe and stylish Buick lineup can now be found at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership before you head out for your summer adventures. Find more information on any current Buick vehicle at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com.

GM and Ford Partner to Develop Advanced Technology Transmissions

General Motors and Ford recently signed an agreement in which both domestic automakers will share in the development of an all-new generation of advanced automatic transmissions. Wait..did you just read that correctly? Yes, you did. For the third time in the past decade, the two auto giants will combine collaborative efforts to help them both deliver durable transmissions to customers around the world.

“Engineering teams from GM and Ford have already started initial design work on these new transmissions,” said Jim Lanzon, GM vice president of global transmission engineering. “We expect these new transmissions to raise the standard of technology, performance and quality for our customers while helping drive fuel economy improvements into both companies’ future product portfolios. This agreement provides tremendous benefits for both companies.”

This new joint agreement will be to develop 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions for cars, trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. The new transmissions will be installed in some of Ford’s most popular vehicles and in a variety of GM’s award-winning models.

GM - Ford Joint Transmission

Buick Encore Ranked Among the Top Ten Most Fuel Efficient SUVs of 2013

2013 EncoreIn the past, the SUV segment was filled with gas guzzling monsters that were great for hauling around passengers and gear, but couldn’t get you very far on a single tank of gas. Fast forward to 2013 and we are now offered an abundance of great SUV choices that combine versatility and good gas mileage. New to the Buick family this year, the 2013 Buick Encore is already making a name for itself as a capable and fuel efficient compact crossover. The 2013 Encore has landed a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s recently published list of the 10 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs of 2013.

The 2013 Buick Encore arrived at our dealership back in February. It offers signature Buick characteristics like an attractive upscale interior and numerous luxurious features all packaged together in a compact, yet comfortable, crossover. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard and EPA estimated mileage ratings are up to 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway. Even the base model is well equipped with privacy glass, power windows, a rearview camera, steering wheel controls, satellite radio, and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system, all standard.

“Fans of basic Buick panache will find plenty to favor in the new Encore, thanks to its combination of refinement and comfort complemented by a bounty of standard/available features, solid value orientation and outstanding fuel economy,” wrote KBB.com Editor Bob Nagy in a review of the 2013 Encore.

Get ready for your spring travels in a new Encore from Crawford Buick GMC! Visit our El Paso area dealership in person for a test drive today. Learn more about the 2013 Encore and our current inventory online anytime.

Announcing the Arrival of the 2013 Buick Encore at Crawford Buick GMC

2013 EncoreComfortable seating for up to five passengers. An impressive list of tech-savvy standard features. A premium, practical, crossover with boast-worthy fuel efficiency. So which one of these statements describes the all-new 2013 Buick Encore? They all do! Buick’s new compact luxury crossover offers all this and more, and we are excited to announce it has now arrived at Crawford Buick GMC!

The 2013 Buick Encore is one-of-a-kind. Its sculpted and stylish exterior is agile enough to maneuver with ease, yet it will still turn heads with its elegant design. Simple and purposeful technology put useful features within easy access to drivers. Regardless of which trim level you select, standard features on every Encore include a backup camera, satellite radio, wireless cell phone hookup, and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system with a 7-inch color display. Be sure to take note of Encore’s fuel economy ratings. With an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined, Encore is readily available for short or long commutes will fewer stops at the gas station.

Experience for yourself why it’s the little details that make a big difference. Test drive the all-new 2013 Encore today at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com to learn more about this unique crossover.

Encore Picked as a ‘Must Test Drive’ Vehicle for 2013

2013 EncoreWith fresh and functional designs, the 2013 Buick lineup is aimed at attracting shoppers new to the Buick brand. Traditionally, the brand has been stereotyped as one you’d see parked in front of a golf course or bingo hall. Buick used to be thought of by many a brand your parents or even your grandparents would drive. Gone is that way of thinking. The new Buick lineup has been reinvented to offer stylish luxury vehicles that appeal to all ages. The 2013 Buick Encore is the latest Buick to break the mold. This all-new compact luxury crossover is currently on its way to dealerships nationwide. Autotrader.com was so impressed by the new Encore that the automotive marketplace named Encore to its recent list of ‘Top 10 Test Drive Vehicles for 2013’.

The 2013 Buick Encore is an all-new model. It has been praised for its composed handling and feature-packed, upscale interior. Regardless of trim level, each 2013 Encore is equipped with a backup camera, a 7-inch color display with Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system, satellite radio, and wireless cell phone hookup. This compact crossover also delivers impressive fuel efficiency. The base 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that powers Encore produces 138 horsepower and allows the vehicle to achieve EPA fuel estimations of 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, some of the best estimations in its class.

As of last week, the 2013 Buick Encore began being shipped to dealerships across the country. Watch for its arrival at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com for more information.

Buick Encore Features ‘Active On-Demand’ AWD

2013 EncoreThe 2013 Encore, Buick’s all-new luxury small crossover, will arrive at dealerships early next year. Along with its arrival, Encore will bring new technology to make all-wheel drive lighter, smoother, and more responsive. Encore’s ‘Active On-Demand’ all-wheel drive system will use magnets to engage a clutch while the vehicle is at rest rather than engaging all four drive wheels after a slip in detected as is the case on traditional systems.

“A Buick all-wheel drive system has to deliver the best traction possible, and it has to do it in a way that’s totally imperceptible to the driver,” said Encore Chief Engineer Jim Danahy. “We engineered Encore’s lightweight, responsive and refined system to deliver on the expectations of demanding luxury buyers.”

Encore will employ an all-wheel drive system that is similar to that of the technology used on the Buick Enclave. With smaller weight and size than its big sibling, Encore benefits with better handling and fuel economy. Encore’s EPA estimated fuel economy with all-wheel drive is 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway.

“Technology is allowing us to translate Buick’s quiet, comfortable ride to smaller vehicles than we could before,” said Danahy. “This all-wheel drive system, like turbocharged engines and Buick QuietTuning technologies, allows drivers to experience that Buick DNA with unprecedented efficiency and maneuverability.”

Watch for the arrival of the new Buick Encore at Crawford Buick GMC in early 2013. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com to view our current inventory