Tag: Buick

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: Tommy Townsend

This month we are sitting down with employee Tom Townsend. Tommy has been working in our parts department for 19 years. He started off at our Buick location and moved to our Kia location a few years ago. We have our usual questions for Tommy.

VanDevere: Hi Tommy, thank you for chatting with us today. Congrats on 19 years! What is the best part of your job?

Tommy: The appreciation I receive for a job well done and helping the customers and the techs.

VanDevere: What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Tommy: The new challenges I face every day and the family/home away from home atmosphere.

VanDevere: We hear family a lot when we ask that question. Must be why it is #1 on our core values. What 3 words would you use to describe VanDevere?

Tommy: Family, camaraderie, and acceptance

VanDevere: We feel that! Enough about work, what do you like to do for fun?

Tommy: I enjoy watching sports, spending time with my family and going to the beach.

VanDevere: Sounds relaxing! What inspires you?

Tommy: Helping people!

VanDevere: Awesome, Tommy. Ok Fill in the blank: I once met__________!

Tommy: Hmmm, our hometown hero Lebron James!

VanDevere: That is pretty sweet! If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Tommy: X-ray vision, so I could see new things!

VanDevere: Do you have a favorite travel spot?

Tommy: I enjoy white sand beaches and I would love to see all the ones in America. There are some pretty nice ones in our country.

VanDevere: I am sure they are beautiful. Favorite place to eat in Akron.

Tommy: Swenson’s!

VanDevere: You made it to the last question, what is your dream car?

Tommy: Well it used to be the Corvette, now it is a Bentley.

VanDevere: Very nice! Thank you for taking the time and for the 19 years of service you have given VanDevere!

More Information: 2020 Buick Encore GX

From: https://media.buick.com/media/us/en/buick/home.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2019/may/0529-encore.html

When the Encore GX arrives in early 2020, Buick will offer four premium SUVs across the three segments customers are shopping in most: small, compact and midsize. The Encore GX will be positioned between the smaller Encore and the larger Envision and Enclave models. It will offer new standard safety technologies* and its style and functionality will be just right for many of today’s buyers.

“As we look to the future of Buick, the Encore GX positions us strongly as a consideration for those who want to purchase small or compact SUVs,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global Buick and GMC.

Today, almost 90 percent of U.S. Buick sales come from SUVs.

The Encore GX’s new standard safety and driver assistance features will include Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. It will also offer the Enclave’s innovative Rear Camera Mirror, which provides a wide, less obstructed rear view while parking and driving, and High Definition Surround Vision camera system.

Its spirited and efficient performance will be paired with a purposefully designed cargo space that’s almost 5 cubic feet larger than the Encore and about 3 cubic feet smaller than the Envision.

Product specifications and pricing will be announced when the Encore GX begins arriving at U.S. dealers.

*Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times.  Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

Buick vehicles offer sculptural designs, refined performance, modern interiors and thoughtful personal technologies. Buick’s award-winning customer service and sales experience, along with the Avenir trim, the highest expression of Buick luxury, are attracting new buyers to experience Buick’s unique approach to attainable luxury. More information about Buick vehicles is available at buick.com.