Do you remember where you were in 1980? Were you even born yet? 34 years ago, Jimmy Carter was president and General Motors was having one heck of a year. Now, in 2014, we are seeing the best General Motors third quarter sales results since then.
GM registered over 2.4 million global sales between June and September mostly thanks to strong sales in the United States and China. Leading those sales were GM’s pickups, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado. Combined, these two trucks increased GM’s truck market share to 35.6 percent.
Another strong GM player was the Buick Encore, which continued to lead in its segment for the sixth straight month.
“GM delivered its best third quarter global sales in 34 years thanks to solid growth in the United States and China, and steady improvement in Opel’s market share,” said GM CEO Mary Barra, in a statement. “We have launches now underway, including the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon in North America, the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa in Europe, and the Buick Envision and Cadillac ATS-L in China, that will keep our momentum going.”
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European cars are becoming increasingly more influential on cars in the US market. It’s not a recent trend, but it’s been picking up noticeably in the past few years. A lot of cars in the American market are picking up on cues and design ideas from their European cousins.
One of the more recent Euro-inspired developments is the Opel Monza’s future influence on Buick’s Regal concept. While a lot of the stand-out design schemes aren’t being transferred over, a number of the other ideas that make the Monza stylish will be incorporated into the Regal.
Here’s where it gets a little confusing. The chief of the Opel, Karl-Thomas Neumann, says that the next time we see the Monza it will be as the Opel Insignia, but in the states it will be known as the Buick Regal. So if you see the Insignia in European car news, you are going to be looking at what will likely be the design for the Buick Regal, save for a few potential design tweaks for the US market.
Warsaw Buick GMC is happy to see the two halves of the Western world collide to create even cooler cars for the future market. For more views into the world of Buick’s future design work, be sure to check out our future blogs!
During the month of September, Buick total sales rose 12 percent in comparison to the same period last year. It was largely a two-model show as the Buick Encore and Enclave accounted for about half of the brand’s individual and total sales.
With retail sales reporting a 38 percent increase, the Encore continued its nine-month growth streak. The small SUV has led its segment in sales for the past six months, quite a feat for such a competitive class.
The larger Buick Enclave posted its best September sales in three years. Year over year, the SUV’s sales increased by 21 percent.
“Despite the difference in size, both Encore and Enclave deliver the core attributes – style, comfort, quality and value – customers expect in a modern Buick,” said Tony DiSalle, Buick’s vice president of marketing. “Thanks to the success of our ‘Experience the New Buick’ campaign, consumers continue to discover these qualities are available in a Buick that truly fits their needs.”
Buick’s Verano and redesigned Regal also contributed to the brand’s sales growth.
September was a good month for Buick. We at Warsaw Buick GMC look forward to continued sales growth throughout the rest of the year.
You will not hear the new Enclave coming. Buick has mastered the art of a silent cabin, making a ride that is both enjoyable and, well, quiet. It offers a smooth ride that is matched with comfort, making the Enclave a crossover to swoon over.
The interior is as spacious as a minivan, making room for cargo, and allowing people to both ride contently. It is safe to say that the Enclave has seamlessly entered luxury territory.
Outside noises stay outside. This means you won’t hear that annoying guy next to you at the stop light jamming to some obscure music. Autoweek reports that “potholes and road imperfections create a dull thud somewhere in the distance rather than a jarring crash at a definable corner of the car.”
The Buick Enclave offers all of the features car buyers look for in a crossover for a premium price of $54,000. Schedule your test drive today with us at Warsaw Buick GMC! You will be glad you did!