The GMC Sierra is a tough truck to say the least, but its larger siblings make it look like a pipsqueak, especially when equipped with the new diesel engine. The available 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel V8 engine comes with more in store for drivers than ever before. Here’s a quick rundown of the benefits of the GMC Sierra HD Diesel from us here at Warsaw Buick GMC.
The new 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel V8 engine comes mated to an Allison six-speed automatic transmission and churns out a massive 910 lb-ft of torque. That power creates opportunity when it comes to towing capacity and the Sierra 3500HD delivers with up to 22,900 pounds when properly equipped.
Even though the new turbo diesel V8 engine delivers more power and torque than its predecessor, the engine still produces 35% fewer emissions. Keep in mind that diesel engines are already some of the most efficient powertrains on the road, and this one is clearly no different.
Test drivers generally agree that, despite all its power, the turbo diesel V8 engine is surprisingly quiet. The refined engine offers a quiet ride, even when revving and towing immense loads, although drivers may hear a low rumbling from time to time to remind them just what lies beneath the hood.
Buick has generated itself as a reputation as the comeback kid and it looks to keep that trend. The entry-level luxury brand narrowly avoided death in 2009 and has gained ground ever since. Much of the brand’s growth has to do with the shift towards SUVs, and if market trends are any indication, more new Buick SUVs could be on the way.
The end of Buick seemed near when General Motors went bankrupt in 2009, but the entry-level luxury brand held true in the darkest of nights. Largely saved by its China sales, Buick has quickly gained ground.
Buick came in second on Consumer Report’s Top 10 Brands list and was the only brand under the General Motors umbrella to post a sales gain in 2016.
Coming up on its 120th birthday, Buick has one segment to thank for its immense success: SUVs. The Enclave rolled out in 2008 and grabbed the attention of drivers far and wide. The Encore quickly became the bestselling premium small SUV. The Envision, at just a year old, saw immense success.
While sales have been waning when it comes to luxury cars, they still amount to around 20% of Buick’s sales. Executives are playing it patient and keeping an eye on the future of the sedans. For now, the focus lies on innovation through the SUV segment.
We here at Warsaw Buick GMC are pumped to see what the future holds for Buick’s SUVs!
There’s good news for drivers who frequently have to navigate their way through poor weather conditions. Buick’s new Active Twin Clutch all-wheel-drive system makes it easy to do so. Rather than praying for the best, with this new system drivers can make their way through snow, ice, sleet, or rain with confidence—maybe even with grace.
The new all-wheel drive system, which can be found on the new Buick Envision crossover, is made possible by Buick torque vectoring. This is an intelligent feature that has been under continuous development for 20 years. In short, torque vectoring takes power (torque) and delivers it to a specific point (vectoring). In this case, the torque is being sent to the wheels that need it the most.
Buick’s torque-vectoring technology uses electronically controlled clutches that are capable of sending all of the power to the front wheels, the rear wheels, or dividing as needed. Not only does this intelligent feature make it easier to drive in wet or icy conditions, but it also improves handling on dry, paved roads. It’s yet another reason why we at Warsaw Buick GMC are proud to support the Buick lineup each and every day. Call us to learn more about torque vectoring, or to set up a test drive and experience it.
It’s finally happening: the Jeep Wrangler is undergoing an all-new redesign for the first time in ten years. Nothing quite says “all-American vehicle” as well as the Jeep Wrangler—after all, the Wrangler helped win World War II—but even the classicists know that it’s the modern twist that Jeep puts on the Wrangler time and time again that makes it unique in today’s market. That is why it’s so exciting to hear that the all new version of this timeless SUV will also come with an all-new model: the Jeep Wrangler Pickup truck.
Unfortunately for curious onlookers—including us here at Warsaw CDJR—the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler has plans to stay out of the limelight for now. It won’t be revealed to dealerships and the press until late fall 2017.
Fortunately for us, we got a tiny sample of what the new Wrangler pickup will offer thanks to some recent spy shots. The shots were only of a prototype, but it was still clear to see that the new Wrangler will keep some of the traditional Jeep details, like the seven-slot grille and the round headlamps. We’re hoping—and expecting—that this indicates that the new 2018 Wrangler will have the perfect balance between trademark details and modern innovation.
St. Patrick’s Day may just be a few days away, but that doesn’t mean there’s not still time to throw a festive celebration. At Warsaw Buick GMC, we’ll use any excuse to get together with friends. If you’re the same way, use these two tips to throw a St. Patrick’s Day party this weekend for a last-minute themed get-together.
Opt for a Potluck
Since the party is so soon, not only will you not have time to send out invitations, but you’ll also be hard-pressed to plan an entire menu. Instead of stressing over food, figure out which of your friends are coming and turn this fiesta into a potluck. Have guests bring Irish dishes like Guinness Stew, Irish Soda Bread, or Corned Beef and Cabbage. You can supply the dishes, the cutlery, and the green beer.
Choose Ambiance Wisely
There’s no need to rush to the store in search of four-leaf clover garlands. Instead, focus your energy on finding the perfect soundtrack to your party. Nothing says “Irish Pub” more than live music. Ask around and see if you can find someone who’s willing to play music during your party to give it a special, memorable kick. If not, create a playlist ahead of time filled with Irish bands and traditional Celtic music. Encourage guests to come dressed for dance, and don’t forget to say “Sláinte!”
If you’ve spent time in Warsaw, Indiana, you’ve seen or heard of the Barbee Hotel. This classic Warsaw landmark has a long history and is allegedly a prime location to experience real hauntings. It’s been through a lot, and every little experience seems to have added to this hotel’s character.
The history of the Barbee Hotel begins in 1897, when it was built as the Hotel Ormond. The Vanhoosen family owned the hotel then, and liked to host extravagant guests.
In 1922 the hotel—now named the Barbee Hotel after the nearby lake—burnt down unexpectedly. Just a year later, Barbee Hotel was rebuilt. In the years to follow, ownership changed hands several times.
But perhaps the most interesting piece of history, as is the case with most hotels, lies in the long list of famous guests. Clark Gable and Carole Lombard both stayed there. But this particular hotel was less a Hollywood hotspot and more of a gangster’s paradise as criminals like Al Capone, John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson all stayed here, too. Some say they conducted important business here. Others say you can still see Al Capone’s cigar smoke lingering in the hallways. In the end, you’ll just have to visit to see for yourself.
Every year the WardsAuto’s editors go through and choose the top 10 powertrain systems in the automotive industry. This year, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 hybrid propulsion system was found in the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. Thus, earning a spot on the Wards 10 Best Engines List for 2017 for the Pacifica.
WardsAuto Senior Content DirectorDrew Winter was quoted saying“We were wowed by the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s seamless operation,” and “The eFlite transmission shifts between pure electric mode and a combination of electric and gasoline engine propulsion without a hiccup.”
Inside the list maker
With this available hybrid powertrain, the Pacifica is the most fuel-efficient minivan ever. Drivers will get up to 33 miles of pure electric driving and a total range of 566 miles. In addition, it gets an EPA-estimated 84 MPGe combined. The 3.6-liter V6 is paired with an eFlite electrically variable transmission, allowing for a smooth transition between electric driving and the gasoline engine.
This is the seventh year in a row that FCA US has been recognized in this prestigious list. In total, the FCA has achieved this recognition 17 times. The innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain on the2017 Pacificais the first of its kind in the minivan segment.
Winter can be a real drag for some. The days are shorter, the weather is colder and it all adds up to the desire to stay under the blankets longer each morning. If you’re having trouble beating the winter blues, try some of these tips that are proven to help improve your mood.
Let in the Light
One of the reasons people can get down in the winter is the lack of sunlight. Make a point of opening the blinds and sitting near the window when the sun is up. Or, force yourself to bundle up and take a walk outside each day for 15 to 20 minutes to get a good dosage of vitamin D.
Not only does exercising release endorphins (which help cheer you up) but it’s an excuse to get up and get out of the house. Getting your body moving will help you feel better physically and, ultimately, emotionally.
For an extra boost, listen to some upbeat music while you exercise. Research has shown that happier music improves moods in the moment and in the long run.
If you feel like winter will never end, remind yourself that it will by planning a sunny vacation. Focusing on the warmer season that’s only months away has been proven to improve moods, promising, as always, that the sun will come out tomorrow.
Do you think this is good advice? Let all of us at Warsaw Buick GMC in Warsaw, IN know in the comments below!
For 2016, the Buick Envision only got a couple trim levels for its introduction to the market with the Premium I and II models. These two models, while powerful and well-equipped, were less affordable than some of Buick’s other offerings. However, for 2017, the new Envision trims will slot in underneath the Premium trim levels and offer features like a separate engine option in order to give budget-conscious buyers a less expensive way to purchase the all-new crossover in Buick’s lineup.
The new trim levels are called the Base, Preferred, and Essence models and as mentioned above, rank below the Premium I and II trims. Their sticker price, however, reflects this, as they are significantly more affordable to a wider market of consumers. Additionally, the new trim levels will come standard with a new 2.5-liter inline-4 engine that’s less powerful than the engines on the Premium models.
The new Envision trims open up the Buick Envision’s lineup to provide customers with more affordable options for the powertrain, interior, and more. As a result, the 2017 model will be able to reach more people. Buick hopes teasing the public with the Premium trims for 2016 will attract more curious eyes to the nameplate and to the brand.
We associate a lot of things with the holiday season—snow, Christmas lights, pine trees, mistletoe, and Santa Claus. One of the most beloved symbols associated with Christmas is reindeer, and if you love reindeer or animals in general, then you’re in luck! This December, Milford is welcoming reindeer to the Milford Community Building for a Live Reindeer Visit on the 15th. Bring the whole family to meet the graceful creatures known for pulling Santa’s sleigh.
The visit will be totally open to the public and free, but make sure you mark your calendars—the event only lasts an hour, from 6:30 to 7:30 onThursday, December 15th. The reindeer will be accompanied by an attendant dressed as one of Santa’s elves, and there may be other animals there native to the North Pole so your little ones can meet and interact with all kinds of fun and interesting creatures.
If you want to keep a memory of the Live Reindeer Visit, you and your family can even get a photo with the reindeer after the event is over. Make sure to visit Milford for this rare opportunity to see a real life reindeer and friends at the local public library for education and fun.