Category Archives: Buick

First Buick GNX Ever Sold Heads to Auction

The Buick GNX, short for Grand National Experiment, was the powerhouse version of the standard Grand National of the 1980s. Its turbocharged engine and rear-wheel drivetrain made it a hit with enthusiasts that had a need for speed. Now, the first Buick GNX ever sold is heading to auction in search of a new owner.

A 3.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine paired to a performance-tuned four-speed automatic transmission powers the beast. The 1987 Buick GNX ran a quarter-mile stretch in just 12.1 seconds and boasted a 0-to-60 mph time of just 4.6 seconds. In their day, both of these stats rivaled supercars like the Ferrari F40.

While it may have been a speed demon, the Buick GNX was hard to spot for most drivers. There wasn’t much of a difference between the standard Grand National model and the GNX. The power-packed model featured special 16-inch wheels and “GNX” emblems on the grill and trunk as well as vents on the front fenders.

The first Buick GNX ever sold will head to auction via Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale in January. While it may be the first ever sold, it was the third off the production line. The original two models are owned by General Motors and currently reside in museums.

If you’re interested in a newer Buick model, stop by Warsaw Buick GMC today for a test drive.

Introducing the New 2018 Buick Enclave

2018 Buick Enclave

For years, the Buick Enclave has been the go-to mid-size SUV for those looking for a luxurious option. This model year, the brand takes its popular vehicle to an even higher standard of luxury with new standard features, updated design, and a high-end Avenir trim level.

The 2018 Buick Enclave is as capable as it is sophisticated. Available all-wheel drive provides confident handling in any situation. A new standard 310-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine gets paired with a new nine-speed automatic transmission for a fun ride. With this powertrain, the Buick Enclave can tow up to 5,000 lb.

The interior of the 2018 Buick Enclave is filled with amenities like QuietTuning™ noise cancellation, available leather-appointed seating, and smart technology like the Buick Infotainment System with an 8-inch color touchscreen.

There are plenty of generous, standard features in even the lowest trim of the 2018 Buick Enclave. But drivers who want the ultimate luxury experience should opt for the Avenir trim, a new Buick line of ultra-luxurious vehicles. The 2018 Enclave Avenir gets unique design touches, like chrome accents, 20-inch alloy wheels, leather-appointed seating, and wood accents in the cabin.

With so much sophistication across every trim level, the 2018 Buick Enclave is really like no other SUV. Stop by Warsaw Buick GMC to take a closer look at the all-new, elegant Buick Enclave.

Why Buy Buick

 

2018 Buick Enclave Interior

Many Buick drivers have been loyal to the brand for years, and you might be wondering what it is that keeps them coming back time after time. Whether they value superior technology, unparalleled luxury, comprehensive safety, or stylish design, Buick owners find plenty to love about their cars. Ready to join the ranks? Read on to learn more about the perks of Buick ownership.

Buick Safety

New Buick models offer advanced safety features designed to increase the security of drivers and passengers alike. Each Buick model is built with high-strength steel for increased sturdiness, while offering state-of-the-art safety features like side blind zone alert, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, parking assist, and rear cross traffic alert.

Buick Style

Buick has been pushing the limits of automotive stylishness since its inception over a century ago. Today’s models provide Buick owners with a timeless yet unique style of vehicle that will always let them drive with confidence, no matter where the road leads. For accessible luxury, there is no better brand than Buick.

Buick Technology

Every new Buick offers the best of the best in terms of modern in-car technologies. Whether it is the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi powered by OnStar or the comprehensive IntelliLink infotainment system, Buick drivers can always expect to find the latest technologies at their fingertips.

Are you ready to take the next step in becoming a Buick owner? Visit Warsaw Buick GMC to learn more!

 

What’s New for the 2018 Buick Encore?

2018 Buick Encore

The Buick Encore made waves when it was first released in 2013; five years later, is has some pretty stiff competition in the luxury crossover category with models from rival foreign automakers.

Luckily for Buick fans, an updated 2018 model reestablishes the Encore as a top pick for those in the market for a great luxury crossover.

Most noticeable is the 2018 Encore’s elegantly updated exterior. A new winged chrome grille has a more modern look; the narrowed LED headlights pair well with a less-busy fascia, resulting in a more chiseled front end.

Inside, premium appointments look stellar and include soft-touch surfaces, a large infotainment system, smartphone connectivity, blue ambient lighting, and available Bose audio system.

Additionally, the 2018 Encore is available in all-new Coppertino Metallic color, giving buyers more options when picking out the model that’s right for them. Further increasing the 2018’s appeal are new custom-molded splash guards and cap-less fuel filler feature.

Finally, the updated Encore boasts an available ionizing air cleaning system for an ultra-luxurious ride.

Stop by Warsaw Buick GMC today to see everything that’s new for the 2018 Buick Encore.

GMC Acadia Limited and Buick Enclave Ranked Most American Cars of 2017

2017 Buick Enclave

As manufacturing becomes increasingly global, with foreign cars being manufactured in the U.S. and domestic cars sourcing parts and labor overseas, which cars are really the most American? A recent study puts the GMC Acadia Limited and Buick Enclave at the top of the list.

Car and Driver ranked the GMC Acadia Limited and the Buick Enclave as tied for first place in their recent list of the most American cars of 2017. Car and Driver’s list isn’t simply a matter of opinion, either. Their ranking system is based on a new formula developed by a professor at American University. If you’re looking for cars built in America and from parts sourced from the U.S., look no further than the GMC Acadia Limited and the Buick Enclave.

Both models are built at General Motors’ Lansing, Michigan assembly plant, which GM says has turned out more than 2 million vehicles to date–and these cars aren’t just put together in the US; they’re constructed from parts largely sourced in the US, too. The Acadia Limited, for example, sources an incredible 71% of its parts from the U.S. and Canada.

Compared to other cars—even those we typically think of as classically American—the GMC Acadia Limited and Buick Enclave stand out above the rest. Check them both out at today!

Rumored Buick Regal GS Could Mean a Fun Sports Sedan

Buick Regal GS

Since the 2018 Buick Regal debuted last month, starting its sixth generation, rumors have been floating around about a potential Regal GS, or Gran Sport.

The GS name has been around for decades to indicate Buick’s performance vehicles, and the Buick Regal GS could include a 3.6-liter V6 engine, like the one in the LaCrosse that produces 310 hp, a step up from the Regal’s current turbocharged 4-cylinder. There are also rumors that the Regal GS could come with the Camaro’s 335-horsepower V6.

The news about the Regal GS first came out in April, when The Truth About Cars saw a blurb advertising the Regal GS with the V6 engine on the Buick Canada website. It has since been taken down, but it follows previous statements from TTAC reporting that a Regal with a V6 was on its way all the way back in 2016.

The Regal GS would also probably be paired with Buick’s new twin-clutch all-wheel drive system, which offers unique torque and vectoring capabilities that will further boost the performance and make for an even more exciting drive. No details have yet been released for the possible Regal GS, but you can find out about the 2018 Regal today at Warsaw Buick GMC!

New Buick SUVs Continue the Brand’s Comeback

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.

New Buick SUVs

Gaining Ground

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.

SUVs

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!

What is Buick Torque Vectoring?

Buick Torque Vectoring - 2017 Buick Envision
Buick Torque Vectoring can be found on the new 2017 Buick Envision crossover.

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.

Buick Introduces New Envision Trims for 2017

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.

Buick’s 2016 Sales Trend Upward

Buick’s sales are trending upward fast and the brand officially passed the one million sales mark back in September. That’s the earliest in history that the brand has ever surpassed a million sales. Buick’s 2016 sales are largely thanks to a single market and it isn’t the United States. China became the largest automotive market within the past few years and with Buick’s most recent sales numbers, it easy to see why.

China makes up a whopping 82% of Buick’s sales. That’s more than five times what the United States makes up. In all, more than 860,000 Buicks were sold by the end of September in China alone.

The Buick Envision reached the United States market back in July and about 6,100 have been sold since. By comparison, Chinese drivers have bought nearly 140,000. There’s little doubt the luxury crossover is popular in China.

American drivers have opted for the smaller Buick Encore, making it the best-selling model in the United States. In all, the entry-level luxury brand has six vehicles available in the United States. One model, the Verano, will leave the United States within the next few years but will continue to be sold in China.

We here at Warsaw Buick GMC hope some innovative vehicles make their way to our shores!