Have You Seen The All New 2021 Buick Envision?

From: https://media.buick.com/media/us/en/buick/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2020/may/0529-envision.html

Customers seeking Buick’s styling and refinement within the industry’s most popular segments will have another fresh choice when the 2021 Envision arrives early next year.

“The all-new 2021 Envision is part of Buick’s strategy to grow its family of premium SUVs,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global Buick and GMC. “It joins the new 2020 Encore GX, which offers safety, functionality and styling tailored around the size and space preferences of today’s small and compact SUV buyers.”

The new Envision will also be purposefully contented with standard active safety technologies, such as:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Safety Alert Seat
  • HD Rear Vision Camera

Additionally, the new Envision will offer available safety and driver assistance technologies that are important to today’s SUV buyers, including:

  • Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist
  • HD Surround Vision
  • Front Park Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Head-up Display
  • Rear Camera Mirror

“The design of and technology in the all-new Buick Envision are sure to be a hit in today’s growing premium SUV market,” said Helen Emsley, executive director, Global Buick and GMC Design. “The 2021 Envision will be lower and wider, with premium proportions and striking styling designed to combine the expressiveness of a car with the practicality of an SUV.”

Buick’s popular premium Avenir trim will be available on the 2021 Envision for the first time.

The 2021 Envision will also offer Buick’s first available 10-inch diagonal touchscreen infotainment system, and it will include in-vehicle apps, such as Amazon Alexa built-in, Spotify, Pandora and Fox Sports. Projection features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also be included.

The Envision will be powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine and a nine-speed transmission.

Employee Spotlight: Justin Griffith

This month we sat down with Sales Manager at our Kia and Buick, Justin Griffith. Justin has been with us for 2 years now. In honor of his anniversary, we sat down with Justin and our questions.

VanDevere: Hi Justin, thank you for taking the time to chat with us. Congrats on 2 years here. We will
start easy. What is the best thing about your job?

Justin: I get to do what I love to do. I have a passion for this business and every day is a new
challenge.

VanDevere: That is great. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Justin: There are many great things about this company but I feel our core values are what makes this company so special.

VanDevere: They are a great list of values. What 3 words describe VanDevere?

Justin: Family, Fun, Integrity

VanDevere: Speaking of the core values…. Ok enough about work. What do you like to do when not at work?

Justin: When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and four daughters.

VanDevere: I bet they keep you busy. What inspires you?

Justin: Oh, they do. Every day is a new day. I truly feel there is a new opportunity and a new challenge every single day and that inspires me to always strive to better myself or the people around me.

VanDevere: Well said. Fill in the blank: I once met ________.

Justin: I once met JR Smith, Former SG of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sold him a Shelby F-150 and the opportunity to deliver it to his house.

VanDevere: That is awesome. If you could pick one super power, what would it be.

Justin: I guess super human strength

VanDevere: Good one. What is your favorite travel spot?

Justin: Dominican Republic

VanDevere: Favorite place to eat in Akron

Justin: That is a tough one… there’s a lot of good spots in Akron. If I had to choose one I would say Ken Stewart’s.

VanDevere: We have heard good things about Ken’s Ok last question. What is your dream car?

Justin: Bugatti Veyron, go big or go home!

VanDevere: Nice! Thank you again for spending some time with us. Cheers to many more years here for you.

A Fun Ride: 2020 Corvette Convertible

From: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1130390_2020-chevrolet-corvette-convertible-price-specs-review-info-photos

Before the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette was unveiled in 2019 I argued there was no point in America’s sports car morphing to a mid-engine layout. The C7 Corvette was a value and I predicted the price point would rise significantly if it went mid-engine. The C7 Corvette’s performance bar was already so high that it required a race car driver to extract the limits of the C7’s performance, especially the top-dog ZR1 model. Why move that bar further?

A Corvette should look like a Corvette, not a Ferrari. This is America’s sports car and it doesn’t hail from Italy, I said.

When it became apparent that a mid-engine sports car was indeed coming from Chevrolet, I argued it should be a true moonshot supercar called the Zora that would sit above the Corvette. I figured it would have an expensive price tag that would still undercut the Italians substantially.

I recently spent a week with the mid-engine Corvette, and it turns out I was wrong. I’ll say it louder for my wife: I was wrong…. KEEP READING