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Buick’s Version of a Crossover

one versionFrom your Thunder Bay Buick Cars Dealership in Canada, comes our insight and research based gathering of information on a daily basis from our keyboard to your brains.  Today’s topic hones in on the Buick Regal in the Thunder Bay Buick car lineup.  “General Motors introduced two new versions Tuesday of its Buick Regal, both aimed at riding the crest of trends sweeping the auto industry.”

For starters there exists the Buick Regal Sportback.  “The Regal Sportback is a sedan that has been given the slope-back looks of a coupe. It has a fastback-style appearance in which the roof tapers rearward almost to the trunk.” The styling has been around for almost a decade, as it began in the Jaguar’s XJ and Audi’s A7 and has been emulated now in many midsize and large cars, including several from GM, such as this Buick car from Thunder Bay about which we speak.

The second new one on the scene in the Buick cars of Thunder Bay ON, involves a wagon version of the Buick Regal mentioned above.  Denoted as the TourX trim level, it arrives now at a time when most all buyers of new cars, Buick and otherwise, are craving crossovers for the most part.  Those families and individuals buying new cars either want crossovers, it seems, or they are looking at SUVs.  Sedan purchases have slowed down significantly compared to the other two styles.  Here is what reviews are saying about the Buick cars in the TourX category, “TourX is likely to play more on the softer side of the crossover world, competing against models like Audi A4 Allroad and BMW 3-Series Sport Wagon. It will allow GM to offer what it is calling a crossover – even though it is derived from a sedan. Banish the thought of referring to TourX as a station wagon.”

Buick Car Cybersecurity

cybersecurityOn behalf of your new Buick Car Dealership in Thunder Bay Ontario, we have found a great subject to settle onto in our reporting.  I know no one who isn’t at least remotely interested in the safety of vehicles from an electronic perspective and when it comes to today’s new Buick cars and other new cars, trucks and SUVs on the market, cybersecurity is a real thing.  Many entities in the industry are working to secure your car from cyber-attack.  That is nothing that any of us worried about just ten short years ago, yet with technology abound, it becomes a valid concern in today’s new car world.

In a recent online article, we learn the following and have our suspicions comfirmed, “Vehicles have notoriously been vulnerable to attack from various sources. These have varied from the equipment, endpoints, and communication being insecure to open ports. Regardless of the source, these have historically and continue to provide ample attack surfaces for those with malicious intent.”

Engineers in the automotive industry have attacked this issue from the defensive end as far as the new car industry is concerned; we found this to be true in all that we read on behalf of your New Buick Car Dealership in Thunder Bay ON. “The information security engineers have reviewed the data flow, endpoints, and other equipment to write and apply the specifications to the vehicles and vendors. Where needed, these specifications are updated as technology advances.”  Unfortunately, not all auto engineers and manufacturers are viewing the problem with a serious tone.   “The issue with this position has been systemic with certain auto manufacturers. Info sec has been treated as an afterthought, brought in late during the project.”   This can pose a rather large issue with new Buick cars and SUVs in Thunder Bay.  It can be a problem with any car in the manufacturing stage as the technology must be switched up after the fact to produce a more secure vehicle.

Slowing Down For GMC Truck Security

cybersecurityContinuing the subject of digital safety in your new GMC trucks in Thunder Bay, we come to the fact that engineers are not always thrilled with the process since it can often times slow their process down.  “This has also been labeled as trampling on a project’s success. This has allowed lax security in the vehicle and as it communicates with third party vendors.”  When time runs short to deal with security in your Thunder Bay GMC trucks from a cybersecurity perspective, the result is not great.  The following paragraph outlines this security risk in new cars and trucks when the process is not given the time it takes to be completed and handled properly.

“When there is not a sufficient amount of time to adequately specify the security requirements, have all parties approve them, and implement this into the design, there are vulnerabilities in the design and implementation. This has been seen over and over with the vehicle attacks on the brakes, the connected vehicle app being insecure, the fob not being secure as it communicates with the vehicle, and many other vulnerabilities that had been researched over the last four years. These methods have not been robust to the level needed for the vehicle attacks (Cho & Shin, 2016).”  Of course, this is not the case with all new cars and trucks.  Speaking for the GMC Trucks in Canada, security has been top notch, still slowing down to make this happen can be a stress from the manufacturer’s perspective.

Things are changing, also, with how the levels of security are being obtained in new GMC Trucks and cars in Thunder Bay.  We will visit the details surrounding these cybersecurity changes in the upcoming posts on behalf of your new GMC Truck sales in Ontario in the next posts to follow on your GMC truck dealer’s behalf.