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GM Apple CarPlay Compatibility Sells More Cars

smartphoneMore and more vehicles on the market are becoming connected. With touchscreens becoming standard in the average model and some cars even offering a mobile wi-fi hotspot, the future is upon us. General Motors was one of the first companies to include smartphone connectivity in the lineups of the company’s various brands—Buick and GMC included. GM Apple CarPlay compatibility is reportedly contributing to the company’s incredible success this past year.

The Apple feature was implemented in a number of General Motors vehicles long before competing carmakers even though of it; now GM is reaping the benefits of foresight. Independent dealerships claim that consumers come onto the lot because they have heard about the Apple CarPlay feature and are interested, <a href="http://www viagra efficace ou pas.techtimes.com/articles/116327/20151215/apple-carplay-helps-general-motors-dealers-sell-more.htm”>drawing more and more potential buyers into the dealership. The popularity of the feature is also due to the fact that it mirrors to look and feel of the Apple iOS on users’ iPhones.

GM Apple CarPlay connectivity is no joke, judging by the fact that a total of 27 vehicles in GM’s lineup–more than any other manufacturer–come standard with the Apple feature. Other brands are beginning to follow in the company’s footsteps, but GM already has the upper hand.

Buicks are Built for Road Trips

Buicks are Built for Road Trips
The Buick Regal’s Interior

Did you know that only 22% of Americans still used printed maps? Instead, many rely on a GPS or smartphone to navigate to their destination. If you are one of those people who would rather use a handheld device, a new Buick would be a great addition to your family.  Most 2015 Buick models will be equipped with 4G LTE built in wi-fi technology so you will be able to navigate more efficiently while out on the road.  The addition of 4G LTE is also great for keeping your passengers occupied during long commutes. Your family will be able to surf the web, stream movies, and download new music using 4G LTE through OnStar.

Another reason why a Buick is a perfect pick for road trippers is because of its advanced comfort and luxury. Buicks are known for their excellent legroom and personalized touch. If you would like to see why Buicks are built for road trips, stop by Crawford Buick GMC in El Paso, Texas. We’re sure once you experience an all-new Buick for yourself, you will make it your next family vehicle.

2015 GMC Terrain to Feature 4G LTE

Terrain to Feature 4G LTE
2014 GMC Terrain Available at Crawford Buick GMC

The 2015 GMC Terrain and Terrain Denali will be the first GMC vehicles with 4G LTE capability and the team here at Crawford Buick GMC couldn’t be more excited! 4G LTE will give your vehicle the ability to transform into a Wi-Fi hotspot giving passengers the ability to surf the web and download movies, music, and games to their laptop or handheld devices.

This all-new technology will feature an antenna that is more powerful than those found in smartphones which will give you and your passengers the best connection possible. The 4G LTE service will be made available through OnStar. The Terrain will be the first new vehicle with the service, but the Sierra, Yukon, and Canyon will follow close behind.

GMC hopes that this service will be great for family travel making the Terrain the perfect place for it to debut. OnStar 4G LTE will be included on your new Terrain for 3 months or 3 gigabytes as a trial offer. If you would like to purchase a data plan for your new vehicle, they start at just $5 a month!

At Crawford Buick GMC we cannot wait to see how the 4G LTE service can enhance our customers’ driving experience when it hits our lot this summer! If you would like to learn more about this new technology, give us a call at (866) 439-7101!