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Buick Cars and eAssist

clean fuelOf all the Buick Cars in Thunder Bay ON, the ones with eAssist, according to green car reports, have been some of the most efficient and sought after cars at the dealerships who sell them.  A couple years back, after this technology first made its debut, the following was said, “The eAssist system may have entered production less than a year ago, but General Motors is clearly making a big bet on the mild hybrid system to help its Buick brand meet rising fuel economy regulations.”

It was initially offered on the 2012 Buick Cars in the Buick LaCrosse lineup.  “First offered on the base 2.4-liter engine in the 2012 Buick Lacrosse, the eAssist system was optional on the smaller 2012 Buick Regal.”  Then, in 2013, it took the place of the direct injection engine of 2.4 liters in the Buick Cars in the Buick Regal family, according to your Thunder Bay Buick Car Dealership in Canada.  Back in 2013, when the above replacement took place, these Buick cars went all the way to 25 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway, with a 29 mpg rating combined.  This makes it the very same as the much larger Lacrosse with the same engine back in the day.

According to green car reports, “That improves on the previous year’s base Regal, with the direct-injected 2.4-liter four, which was rated at 19 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, for a combined rating of 23 mpg.  (There’s also a turbocharged 2.0-liter four, offered in a 240-hp version in the Regal Turbo and a 270-hp output in the Regal GS. Both are rated at 22 mpg.)”  The main point in this article is to say that new technology that may seem sketchy when it first arrives is typically well worth the attempt.  When it comes to new Buick cars, for example, the new innovations that lead to improvements are well-thought out and don’t make it to production without pretty safe bet that they will result in overall performance increase.  Check out all that Buick cars have to offer in Canada at your Thunder Bay Buick Car Dealer today.

GMC Leads the Way

new and improvedHere we are again, continuing a conversation regarding the upcoming Chevy Bolt, the all electric car that they so desperately needed to introduce onto the market.  First off, they haven’t had one until now, secondly, this one is in a range of affordable and long lasting for the battery.  It is such, that the researchers whose work we read on behalf of your GMC Truck Dealer in Ontario, think this car will really open up many doors for folks who want electric but cannot settle for the current price and limits to range on the existing new electric cars for sale today.

Your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealer is excited to be talking about an electric car that could change the industry in this particular category.  As we read back in January, and is a good reminder today, “Those of us who have surnames starting with ‘V’–including this editor–are deeply familiar with the inability of many people to distinguish between ‘V’ sounds and ‘B’ sounds.”  However, the name is gonna stick, like it or not.  GMC recently announced that too many people are associating the name Bolt with Chevy to turn back now.  Don’t forget, Chevy has the Spark, but this car can be purchased as electric or gasoline and most folks opt for the gasoline engine.  The Chevy Bolt will be EV only.

The best thing about the upcoming Chevy Bolt EV, according to your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Sales and Service in Ontario, is the price tag and long range battery.  You are talking about getting into one of these new electric cars for $37,500 and driving 200 miles at a time.  That is double the Ford and Nissan currently, though there are definitely plans to extend those two in the very near future.  In fact, that is another great thing about the Chevy Bolt.  It will cause the others to stand up and take notice and push them to offer more range and lower price tags too.

 

The Buick Hybrid in the News

want more?Looking ahead to the future of Buick Cars, we see one on the immediate horizon for China that, though we will not likely experience now, may get to see for sale in the United States and Canada sometime in the future, assuming all goes well.  It is the Buick Lacrosse Hybrid and it is innovative to say the least.  We like that the engine is a four cylinder powerhouse when operating in gasoline mode.  This sticks with the power and comfort of a traditional Buick, but replaces gas guzzlers effectively with the hybrid electric option under the hood as well.

At your Dominion Motors, Thunder Bay Buick Car Dealership in Canada, we are reporting the details surrounding these upcoming new Buick Cars in hopes that we will offer them here someday.  “In place of that model’s 3.6-liter V-6 gasoline engine shown there, though, the Lacrosse Hybrid uses a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack in the trunk.”

There are some distinct, important and favorable similarities to new cars already on the market from the same manufacturer, “Both the engine displacement and battery-pack size match those of the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid.”  And, though total system output is not listed by Buick, it can be assessed with close enough accuracy, “Buick didn’t list total system output (it’s 182 horsepower in the Malibu Hybrid), but said the Lacrosse Hybrid will do 0 to 62 mph in 8.9 seconds.” In the US, the Malibu Hybrid is rated at 46 mpg, the Buick Lacrosse Hybrid is expected to do just over that, at 50 mpg, though it is also suspected this measurement is on the Chinese standard.  Keep your eyes on the inventory at your Thunder Bay Buick Car Dealership to see if and when these new Buick Cars make their way overseas back to us.  If so, it is our opinion that they will produce top sales for any dealer who offers them.