VanDevere Buick: Mark Of Excellence Award 2016

VanDevere Buick has been awarded the “Mark Of Excellence Award” for 2016.

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General Motors recognizes dealers every year that are committed to excellence with the “Mark Of Excellence” award. This symbolizes the very pinnacle of success!! The award represents the highest honors in the industry indicating that VanDevere truly is one of the “Best of the Best.”

 

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Watch Out 2018, The Buick Regal Hatchback & Wagon Is Coming

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From: http://www.autoblog.com/2017/04/04/2018-buick-regal-hatchback-wagon/
The 2018 Buick Regal is now a hatchback and a wagon
By Greg Migliore
 

Buick has long been General Motors’ most traditional brand. With the launch of the 2018 Regal, it’s now arguably GM’s most risk-taking brand. Buick is turning its midsize staple into a hatchback, called the Regal Sportback, and a wagon, the Regal TourX. Revealed Tuesday afternoon at GM’s historic Design Dome in Warren, Mich., the cars will go on sale in the fall after next week’s public debut at the New York Auto Show.

“At Buick we can try things other people haven’t tried,” GM product chief Mark Reuss said.

The wagon – though Reuss was reluctant to call it one – is a longer (3.4 inches), higher-riding (0.6 inches) version of the Regal Sportback. It’s the first Buick wagon since the 1990s Roadmaster, and it’s aimed at the seemingly never-satiated crossover market in the United States.

The TourX will compete against the Volvo XC60 Cross Country, Audi A4 Allroad, Subaru Outback, and BMW 3 Series wagon. The Buick offers up 73.5 cubic feet of storage space behind the front seats and is all-wheel drive only. Power comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 250 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque that teams with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

“It’s something that is very different and very beautiful, and it’s a good alternative for Buick to try,” Reuss said.

The Sportback, meanwhile, offers the same four-cylinder and eight-speed trans as the TourX in AWD trim. The Sportback also offers a front-wheel-drive model that uses a four-cylinder paired with a nine-speed automatic, and the engine is rated at 250 hp and 260 lb-ft in that setup. With swoopy creased styling, the Regal Sportback offers a slightly different riff on the crowded sedan segment, which GM says still has three million annual retail sales. On a side note, Saab fans might feel some old wounds at the sight of the hatchback Buick, as the 5-door 9-3 was axed by GM in an attempt to make the model more mainstream before the brand’s demise.

Both models will offer front pedestrian braking, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, OnStar and seven-inch or eight-inch touchscreens with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

As expected, the Regals are based on the Opel Insignia, and they will be built in Ruesselsheim, Germany. Reuss said GM plans to build the Regals there after the company sells Opel to PSA. He also said GM isn’t concerned about potential border/import taxes that could be levied by the Trump Administration.

“I don’t know what the border tax is,” he said. “I don’t know what countries it’s [potentially] implemented on,” he said after the unveiling.

Buick sold 19,833 Regal models last year, trailing the Verano and Lacrosse. All three of Buick’s SUVs outsell the brand’s cars, reflecting the industry shift toward higher crossover sales.

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This #FlyRideFriday we feature a Cadillac #Escalade EXT with #WarrantyForever goo.gl/4m0ijT

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Kia Sportage: 2017 Must Test Drive Vehicle by Autotrader

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From: http://www.kianewscenter.com/News/ALL/kia-sportage-named-a-2017-must-test-drive-vehicle-by-autotrader/s/1c7c07fa-337e-426b-b0b6-041ccb2eb55c

Award-Winning, Fourth-Generation Sportage CUV Recognized for Sophisticated Design, Refined Premium Interior and Intelligent Packaging

  • The 2017 Sportage stands out in the hot-selling compact CUV segment
  • Cutting-edge design, engaging driving dynamics, advanced driver assistance systems, and premium materials take Sportage to the head of the class
IRVINE, Calif., March 24, 2017– The 2017 Kia Sportage has been named one of Autotrader’s 2017 Must Test Drive vehicles.  The prestigious consumer-focused program showcases the best new vehicles shoppers need to experience prior to making a purchase.  Award winners are selected by Autotrader’s editorial experts and have the potential to change the way a consumer perceives an entire segment or brand.
“Winning an Autotrader 2017 Must Test Drive Award is further testament to the transformation of the Kia brand and marks another accolade for the Sportage, our longest-running nameplate,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning Kia Motors America (KMA).  “Sportage balances world-class craftsmanship and outstanding design, while delivering a host of standard features at a low starting price.”
To be honored as a Must Test Drive award winner a vehicle must be of the current or next model-year and available to purchase at the time of the awards announcement, have a base price under $75,000 and offer a significant value.  Vehicles also must score no lower than a 3.5 on Autotrader’s five-point scale.
“The redesigned Kia Sportage is on our Must Test Drive list mainly because it’s so good at so many things.  The Sportage has a wide range of prices and options, has a unique look and comfortable interior. The 240 horsepower Sportage SX turbo is simply a blast to drive, something we were not expecting from a small SUV,” said Brian Moody, executive editor at Autotrader.
The 2017 Sportage, an IIHS Top Safety Pick + (when equipped with optional front crash prevention) wraps a contemporary design around a structure that is both stiffer and more spacious than ever before.  Advanced driver assistance technologies, significant suspension and steering improvements, and available intelligent AWD improve the Sportage’s driving dynamics while premium materials create a class-up experience.  The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four found on the FWD SX Turbo makes 240 horsepower (237 on AWD models) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, while LX and EX trims use a normally aspirated 2.4-liter engine that produces 181 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque.
About Kia Motors America
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. Recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand, Kia proudly serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and crossovers built at North American manufacturing plants in West Point, Georgia* and the municipality of Pesqueria in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
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About Autotrader
Autotrader is the most visited third-party car shopping site, with the most engaged audience of in-market shoppers. As the foremost authority on automotive consumer insights and expert in online and mobile marketing, Autotrader makes the car shopping experience easy and fun for today’s empowered consumer looking to find or sell the perfect new, used or Certified Pre-Owned car. Using technology, shopper insights and local market guidance, Autotrader’s comprehensive marketing solutions guide dealers to personalized digital marketing strategies that grow brand, drive traffic and connect the online and in-store shopping experience.
Autotrader is a Cox Automotive™ brand. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information, please visit http://press.autotrader.com.​

 

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Have you seen the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE?

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Article from: http://www.autoblog.com/2017/02/24/behold-the-2018-camaro-zl1-1le-the-most-hardcore-of-camaros/
By: Joel Stocksdale

 
The beastly Camaro ZL1 has been turned up to 11 with the newly introduced 1LE performance package. Like on the V6 and V8 Camaros, the 1LE option package for the ZL1 adds a bunch of track-ready goodies. And fittingly, the most powerful Camaro gets the most major transformation.On the outside, it’s immediately apparent what some of the changes are. The front fascia receives new canards and revised grilles, which are complemented by the enormous rear wing. That wing is made entirely of carbon fiber, has hollow supports, and provides 300 pounds of downforce at top speed. There is an X on each side of the wing endplates to further reinforce that this is the extreme Camaro (unlike the S10 Xtreme, which was nothing of the sort). The exposed carbon fiber also matches the standard exposed carbon fiber on the hood. New forged 19-inch wheels come with the package, and they’re fitted with the widest tires offered on a production Camaro: 305 mm wide tires in the front, and 325 mm tires at the back. The tires are Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires with a different compound than that of the versions found on the standard ZL1.

 
Under the skin, the ZL1 1LE uses the very same 650-horsepower supercharged V8 as normal variant. However, it’s only available with the 6-speed manual, which now has a revised sixth gear ratio. The suspension gets a major overhaul, though. At each corner are Multimatic spool valve shocks like those found on the Colorado ZR2 and previous Camaro Z/28. They feature springs with adjustable perches for changing ride height, and at the front, you can adjust the camber past negative 3 degrees. The springs themselves are stiffer, and the rear stabilizer bar is also adjustable. Oh, and the 1LE package reduces overall weight by 60 pounds, in part due to a lighter back seat.So how effective are all these changes? According to Chevrolet, the car managed a lap time that was 3 seconds faster around the company’s Milford test track than the normal ZL1 model. As for how much the new option package will cost, no one would say, but it will be available on 2018 Camaro ZL1 coupes starting this summer.

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#FlyRideFriday on a budget? How about this 2004 Taurus with only 40k miles with a #WarrantyForever for under $6,000! goo.gl/nP9aV3

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Kia Niro Super Bowl Commercial – Run – Teaser Starring Melissa McCarthy

Kia just teased their Super Bowl ad for the 3rd quarter starring Melissa McCarthy.

“What has Melissa McCarthy running for the hills? Tune in to the 3rd quarter of the Big Game to find out. ”

 

 

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