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Buick Cars in the Sweet Spot


sweet spotWe visit the land of Buick Cars in Canada at least once a week and today, we want to write a little from a broader perspective when it come to the Buick Cars in Thunder Bay. We will be taking more of a world view, since, well, that’s what Buick cars have begun to do.  “Where spirited driving meets attainable luxury and sleek, sporty design meets modern usefulness, you’ll find the 2018 Buick Regal GS – a car for commutes that are anything but common. As the brand’s most dramatic expression of design and dynamics, this all-new model balances these key characteristics to provide customers excellent driving performance every day and in every season.”

The 2018 Buick cars in the Regal GS category many things for next year, starting with 51 more horsepower than the model it replaces, more refined transmission and AWD technology, all-new, heated/ventilated and massaging performance seats and the added functionality and style of a five-door sportback design. Pricewise, all that these Buick Cars in Thunder Bay have to offer, comes in a reasonable offering as well.  “Starting at $39,990 with destination charges, the Regal GS offers luxury features at a price more attainable than competitors from Audi and BMW.”

These Buick cars are in a hot spot in terms of category and class.  Many can find themselves in the market for this class vehicle. “This is a sport sedan designed for everyday driving, but one that makes every drive special,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global Buick and GMC. “The new Regal GS is in the sweet spot of the market: more refined and luxurious than the mainstream, more value for the price with style and premium features on par with higher-end competitors, and with standard features like AWD with active twin clutch and a rear sportback design that will surprise customers with its usefulness.”  For more information in regards to whether these Buick Cars in Thunder Bay ON will fit your needs, swing by your Thunder Bay Buick Car Dealer today.

Apple Car Play and GMC Trucks

safetuGMC trucks in Thunder Bay ON are some of a long list of new and used cars and trucks that will be popping up all over the place with Apple CarPlay and most all who need a new GMC Truck in Canada are excited about this addition.  “Between real-time traffic updates, navigation directions, hands-free calling, and streaming audio services, today’s smartphones offer many features that can be beneficial while on the go.”  This, along with almost all other technology that is available in a new GMC Truck in Thunder Bay has become well sought after to a point that drivers begin to question what they did before that technology or added feature became available.

All manufacturers put their own twist on things a bit.  “GMC has a solution. Starting with select 2016 Canyon, Sierra, and Yukon models, GMC’s IntelliLink infotainment system2 will support Apple CarPlay connectivity.” Apple CarPlay is designed to be used with Apple iPhones running iOS 7.1 or later, and is intended to provide the driver with a simple way to not only connect a phone to their GMC Truck, but remain connected with their music, calendar, and other personal data in a hands free way, expressed in more detail below.

“More importantly, drivers won’t need to pick up their phone in order to control certain apps. Instead, they can utilize the touchscreen, steering wheel controls, or select voice commands to control their device while keeping their eyes on the road ahead.”  We all know that tying up your hands while driving can equal disaster and total distraction.  This feature minimizes the need for that sort of behavior in your Thunder Bay GMC Trucks in Canada and also in other new and used vehicles of a wide variety of makes and models on today’s market.

Sometimes the Entry Level is Enough in These Buick SUVs

appleWe want to take a little time to discuss the 2018 Buick Enclave from a specific, trim level perspective on behalf of your Thunder Bay Buick Car Dealership in Canada.  First, we know the Premium trim level is the most highly recommended way to go.  This is really for all of the features available that make these Buick cars the most luxurious as they can be.  Here is what Edmunds says on this trim subject, “To take advantage of the luxury positioning of this new Enclave, we recommend the Enclave Premium . It includes low-speed forward collision mitigation, driver seat and mirror position memory, and an upgraded Bose audio system. Front-wheel drive is standard, but get the optional all-wheel drive if you live in snow country.”  We are here to note, however, that there are other trim level options and configurations that may be better for you.

Your Thunder Bay Buick Car sales in ON denote that it isn’t always the premium levels that sell the most Buick cars and the 2018 Buick Enclave is available in four trims. They all use the same engine with the following specs: 3.6-liter V6 (302 hp, 260 lb-ft) and a nine-speed automatic transmission. The entry level Buick Enclave is available only in front-wheel drive; the remaining trims are available in front- or all-wheel drive. The Essence features additional safety and comfort tech, while the Premium trim adds more luxury and safety amenities. At the top, the Avenir promises tech, safety and comfort features on par with what’s offered in the best luxury crossovers. All Buick Enclave SUVS have seating for up to seven people.

When searching for your next Buick car, remember that sometimes the base trim level is enough.  After all, all manufacturers give a different level of standard features in their entry level trim and these Buick cars have quite a bit from the get go.  “Even in base form, the Enclave comes with features that make it competitive in the three-row SUV segment. It comes standard with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, remote engine start, three-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats with heating, adjustable second-row captain’s chairs and 60/40-split folding third-row seats. Standard in-car technology includes an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, OnStar communications (with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot), USB ports (two in front and four for rear passengers), and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.”