The new 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir combines a classic sedan design with unmatched luxury to bring you incredible quality. Not only does the Avenir come with a low starting price to provide plenty of value for your money, but there are several luxury features on this sedan that will make virtually any drive more enjoyable—including long road trips.
What makes the Buick LaCrosse Avenir so special? The standard Buick LaCrosse—which you can test drive at Warsaw Buick GMC—has seating for five, a subtle and refined exterior, and earns up to 35 mpg on the highway.* According to The Drive, the new Avenir will add standard navigation, Bose® Centerpoint Surround Sound, a panoramic moonroof, and wireless charging compatibility.
Other notable features on the Buick LaCrosse Avenir include the distinguished exterior, a design that will impress both friends and family alike. The exterior has a 3D mesh grille, Avenir badging, and a special appearance package. There’s also a standard 310-horsepower engine under the hood, as well as a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission.
One major reason for this new Avenir option—a trim you’ll also find on the Enclave—is because a whopping 87% of all LaCrosse owners opted for the top two trims. The additional options available on upper trim levels are top-notch, and customers tend to gravitate toward the luxury features.
There’s no denying that the 1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark was an icon of its time, and an even rarer find recently went for a six-figure price tag. The Buick Roadmaster Skylark that went to auction wasn’t just any car, though. It had been customized for Neil Young and sold for a whopping $400,000.
This Buick Roadmaster Skylark convertible is a one-of-a-kind model. It boasts a steering wheel hub with “Customized for Neil Young” inscribed on it. The Buick code 76X Roadmaster Skylark Convertible saw a production run of just 1,690 vehicles, making this car even rarer. The model features a two-tone red and white leather interior.
Neil Young’s 1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark exceeded expectations by selling for $100,000 above its projected value of $300,000, making it the highest-priced sale of the day. It wasn’t the only Neil Young car to be auctioned off, though.
A 1941 Chrysler Series 28 Windsor Highlander sold for $35,200 at the auction. According to Young, it was once owned by Steve McQueen. The third model, a 1948 Buick Roadmaster Hearse, exceeded expectations as well, selling for just over $31,000.
Neil Young’s lifelong collection of trains went up for sale, netting around $300,000. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bridge School in California. The school was founded in 1986 and helps children with disabilities.
If you’re interested in seeing the newest Buick models, stop by Warsaw Buick GMC for a browse of our inventory.
The Buick Enclave boasts a new design for the 2018 model year. The three-row model arrives with a sleeker, more conservative style and an interior that screams luxury. Thanks in part to its additional technologies and upscale comfort, there’s no denying that the Buick Enclave is a family vehicle from start to finish.
Designed to meet the needs of larger families (or smaller families that want a bit more space), the 2018 Buick Enclave features seating for up to seven passengers. Unlike competing models, the Buick Enclave features a spacious third row that can accommodate taller passengers, too.
A long list of premium amenities puts the Buick Enclave well ahead of competitors. Standard tri-zone climate control, various USB ports, and keyless entry and ignition are just a few of the features that help the three-row crossover climb to the top. Combine those with its innovative technologies, like a built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot and an available Bose® 10-speaker premium audio system, and there’s simply no topping it.
The latest Buick Enclave features a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces an impressive 302 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired to a nine-speed transmission that boasts responsive throttle and smooth shifting. That powertrain, combined with major weight loss, ensures that the Buick Enclave brings a dynamic driving experience unlike any other.
If you’re interested in taking a closer look at the 2018 Buick Enclave, stop by Warsaw Buick GMC for a test drive.
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.
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.
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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!
The San Diego Comic Con is going down as we speak. It’s a huge event that brings together sci-fi movie lovers, toy collectors, comic book artists and fans, video game aficionados and all sorts of other creativeness.
Of course, the Star Trek franchise is always well-represented at events like this. And in the toy department, one Star Trek-themed toy may have stolen the show.
According to Gizmodo, Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock, “celebrated the success of the original Star Trek TV series by buying himself a 1964 Buick Riviera.” Back then, the Riviera would have been a perfect vehicle with which to reward yourself. It was a big and beautiful and powerful luxury car; arguably the finest of its time.
Nimoy was photographed leaning against his Buick Riviera in the backlot of the studio where they filmed the show. He was in full Spock garb.
Hot Wheels recreated this iconic photograph with its miniature replica of Spock and his 1964 Buick Riviera. Be sure to check it out!
In 2015, the automotive brand surpassed the 2014 record of 1,170,115 units sold. 2015 marks the third year in a row that Buick has beaten its previous sales record.
Buick’s success in 2015 can be accredited to two main sources. The sales of Buicks in China have grown astronomically. Meanwhile, more crossovers were delivered and sold here in the United States.
“Buick’s momentum is undeniable as new customers worldwide discover Buick’s lineup of beautiful, approachable premium vehicles,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick. “We think 2016 will be another watershed year for the brand with the global launch of the new 2017 LaCrosse, the North American launch of the Envision, the U.S. launch of the Cascada, and the Chinese launch of a new Verano hatchback. Our products and our customer service have never been better.”
General Motors is making a move to extend Buick’s “That’s a Buick?” advertising campaign with a slight twist. The original campaign began over a year ago but it’s still holding strong among viewers. The twist here is that the campaign will switch to key vehicle features rather than models that are out-of-production.
“There are people who know Buick, people who don’t know Buick and people who think they know Buick,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of marketing at Buick-GMC. “We targeted people who think they know Buick, but have a false familiarity.”
Considering that 80% of Buick vehicles on the road today are no longer being built, that’s an enormous task. The campaign, which took a pair of Nielsen awards for favorable impressions with viewers, may just be up to the challenge. Shifting away from older models, like the LeSabre and Century sedans, to the new lineup is the future of Buick.
Buick saw an 11.4% sales increase last year. Although sales are down by 4.7% so far this year, that’s no fault of the campaign. Many customers are heading towards the fast-growing CUV segment. With a sedan-heavy lineup, Buick was bound to feel the pressure. That said, Encore sales are up over 30% through April, making it the bestselling model in the lineup. The Enclave CUV isn’t far behind.
We here at Warsaw Buick GMC are sure an advertising campaign focused on the modern features of a Buick will set sales at a steady increase!