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Mobile 2015 Terrain Features Bring the Internet Wherever You Go

New features available in the 2015 GMC Terrain are making it easier than ever to stay connected on the go. There’s no need to get behind on social media or stop answering emails, when you can get an Internet connection from your car.

Not only does the 2015 Terrain have OnStar with 4G LTE, but also, it has an actual built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that comes standard with each model. That means nearby cell phones, tablets, and laptops will be able to connect to the vehicle’s Internet directly. If the car is on, so is the Internet.2015 Terrain features

Of course – no matter how tempting or easy it may be, drivers should never use their mobile devices while behind the wheel. But once you’re safely pulled over or have settled at a rest stop, there’s nothing stopping you.

Plus, two more exterior colors are now available for the 2015 Terrain: Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic and Cypress Green Metallic.

Whether you’re a workaholic who needs Internet at all times, or a camper who wants to stay connected in the wilderness, these 2015 Terrain features make it the perfect vehicle.

New GMC Conversation Mirror Gives Parents a New Perspective, Literally

Ever wish you had eyes in the back of your head? Well, GMC has developed a close second for parents to use while in the front seat. The GMC Conversation Mirror is a secondary rear-view camera developed by the Yukon design team to help parents keep an eye on kids in the back.

2015 GMC Yukon - GMC Conversation Mirror
2015 GMC Yukon equipped with the GMC Conversation Mirror

According to GMC, the new Conversation Mirror was initially designed for the Yukon because 30% of its owners are parents with kids under the age of 16. The new mirror pops out of the overhead console’s sunglass holder, which enables you to see behind without turning around. By keeping family-oriented features like this in mind, GMC is catering to customers’ needs.

“As a mom, when it came time to design the next-generation Yukon and Yukon XL, I wanted to give our customers a better way of keeping tabs on their kids without forcing them to turn around and take their eyes off the road,” said Kay Jarboe, product manager for the 2015 Yukon and Yukon XL.

While some drivers may just use their rearview mirror or aftermarket conversation mirrors, GMC wanted to create a well-integrated, not to mention safe, feature. There’s no need to mess with extra parts or your rearview mirror – just tap the overhead console and you’ll have a bird’s-eye view.

Buick Wins Three KBB Cost to Own Awards

For the second year in a row, three Buick models were given the 5-Year Cost to Own award from Kelly Blue Book (KBB). This award is given to models based on value retention and the cost of ownership, meaning that Buick models have some of the highest resale values and cheapest expenses of any car on the market.

2015 Verano - KBB Cost to Own Awards
2015 Verano

According to Buick, the three winners were the Verano, Encore, and Enclave. Because depreciation is often the number one owner expense, the fact that Buicks retain their value over long periods of time makes them easier on your wallet. Not only that, but KBB also considers maintenance, fuel-costs, and finance and insurance fees.

When owners buy each of these models, they save considerably over five years. The Verano, winner of the Entry-Level Luxury Car category, saves owners an average of over $9,000. The Encore, winner of the Luxury Compact SUV category, saves over $14,000, and the Enclave, winner of the Luxury Full-Size SUV, saves drivers over $17,000. That’s a lot of dough in the long run.

2015 Enclave - KBB Cost to Own Awards
2015 Enclave

The KBB Cost to Own awards are just one more reason to consider buying a Buick. Not only does every model feature the latest technology and a high level of luxury, but by buying these models you’ll also save considerably compared to other models.

Connectivity Will Come Standard across the Entire 2015 Buick Lineup

Buick is preparing to introduce a ‘new’ kind of connectivity. The automaker has announced that each and every 2015 Buick model will come standard with Apple Siri Eyes Free and Text Message Alerts, and most 2015 Buick models will also come standard with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, powered by OnStar with 4G LTE. That’s right – your data draining family can stay connected while you can maintain safe communication with your phone.

“People have become accustomed to having their mobile devices with them wherever they go, and that includes their vehicle,” said Roger McCormack, Buick product director in a news release. “With standard technologies like Siri Eyes Free and Text Message Alerts, Buick provides drivers with a convenient and safe way to stay in touch while on the road.”

The text message alerts feature allows smartphone users with Bluetooth connectivity to listen to incoming text messages read aloud through the car’s speakers. Siri Eyes Free allows users to interact with their smartphones using voice commands. Ask Siri to call people, play music, compose text messages, get directions, check the score, and more.

The car’s IntelliLink user interface is designed to be user-friendly and highly customizable, so each user can create a system that best meets their needs. That, along with the available OnStar with 4G LTE means a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, providing a mobile hub for passengers and drivers to stay connected, even while on the go. 4G LTE will be available on the Buick LaCrosse, Verano, Regal, and Encore for the 2015 model year and will be available on the entire 2016 Buick lineup.

Stop by Warsaw Buick GMC, where the 2015 lineup is already rolling into our showroom!

Eight-Speed Transmissions Optional on 2015 GMC Pickup Trucks

If you’re looking for your weekly dose of exciting GM powertrain news, you’ve come to the right place! GM recently announced that their new lineup of trucks, including 2015 GMC pickup trucks like the Sierra and Yukon, will pair its mammoth 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine to an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission, bringing you both more power and a smoother driving experience for the new model year.

The new transmission, called the Hydra-Matic 8L90, remains just about the same size as the six-speed automatic, so you get added performance without losing any under-the-hood space or fuel efficiency. The Hydra-Matic 8L90 is the perfect match for the big EcoTec3 engine, which, with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. of torque, claims the title of most powerful engine in any light-duty pickup truck.

This massive powertrain also helps the 2015 Sierra and Yukon post a maximum trailer capacity of 12,000 lbs—basically, the new eight-speed transmission assures that this new line of luxurious and powerful trucks is capable of completing whatever task you set before it. It’s automatic—and so is your choice when it comes to full-size pickup trucks. Come see us at Warsaw Buick GMC today to check out these awesome new trucks.

Buick Brings You the Road Trips of the Future

Long gone are the days of trying to decipher which direction to go while pouring over a heavily-creased paper map. You can also say goodbye to trying to find a decent radio station while travelling in the middle of the wilderness.

Buick is excited to bring families the road trip of the future with its built-in OnStar 4G LTE connectivity. This technology, available on the 2015 Buick LaCrosse, Verano, Regal, and Encore will bring travelling into the modern world and will turn your car into a Wi-Fi hotspot that will allow up to seven devices to connect at once.

“Technology really has changed the way we travel today,” said David Lorenz, marketing manager, Pure Michigan, in a statement. “Travelers are looking for easy access to information and they don’t necessarily just want that in advance of travel. Applications like OnStar and other technologies allow people to make quick, last-minute changes to their itinerary.”

Now, you don’t have to scour travel guides and try to plan every step of your trip weeks in advance. With this 4G LTE connectivity, you can find something new and different while on the go.

Buick Offers Rearview Camera as Standard for 2015 Model Year

Here’s just one way Buick is making sure our customers stay safe before they even hit the road: Every 2015 Buick model will be equipped with a rearview camera as a standard feature.

As technologies advance, Buick recognizes the increasing importance of the rearview camera for many consumers.

“We know our customers are very safety conscious,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president for Buick and GMC. “The current Buick lineup holds many safety accolades, but we are always pushing to be at the forefront with our vehicles being among the safest available.”

In addition to the standard rearview camera, 2015 models will also be available with Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Of course, a free six-month subscription for the OnStar Automatic Crash Response service will also be included for all new 2015 models.

With all the safety features provided for the 2015 model year vehicles, there’s never been a better time buy a Buick. Stop by Warsaw Buick GMC today to check out our current inventory of 2015 models.

GMC Takes Silence up a Notch in the All-New 2015 Yukon

2015 Yukon
2015 Yukon

The all-new 2015 GMC Yukon is on its way to Warsaw Buick GMC. When it gets here, you’ve got to stop by and experience why everyone is talking about how quiet the full-size SUV is.

In a press release detailing the engineering that gives peace to the Yukon’s interior, GMC goes so far as to say you won’t find a quieter SUV in the segment.

When redesigning the Yukon and the Yukon XL, GMC’s engineers took painstaking measures to create a vehicle that provides both high performance and a luxuriously quiet ride.

“We’ve made extensive improvements on the new Yukon and the interior quietness is a feature noticeable enough to grab your attention. The Yukon is truly a pleasure to drive,” said Michell Shippy, GMC’s performance engineer for noise, vibration, and wind noise.

Features like the SUV’s 75-percent high-strength steel frame, triple sealed doors, and acoustic baffles contribute to the markedly quiet interior.

“The GMC customer is looking for a vehicle that’s a notch above the rest in all aspects, but especially in refinement,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president for Buick and GMC. “Interior quietness is an essential element to refinement and we keep hearing how impressively silent our new Yukons are. It’s really something to experience.”

2015 Yukon XL
2015 Yukon XL

2015 Buick Models to Have Standard OnStar 4G LTE

Today, most people expect to stay connected while driving and one of the best ways to do this is with a high-tech system like OnStar 4G LTE. Starting with the2015 model year, many Buick models will have this system as standard equipment.

At the DENT Conference in Idaho earlier this month, Buick marketing vice president, Tony DiSalle confirmed that the 2015 Encore, Verano, Regal, and LaCrosse will have the new 4G tech.

“Today’s Buick lineup is full of technologies that help make our owners safer and more secure than they would be without them,” he said. “With the introduction of high-speed OnStar 4G LTE, Buick owners will be better connected as well.”

He also said the entire Buick lineup will have standard OnStar 4G LTE in the 2016 model year.

This technology will allow passengers to connect to wireless high-speed internet right in their Buick. The Wi-Fi hotspot will allow up to seven devices to connect.

Do you like to stay connected while out on the road?