Archive for November 25, 2013

Black Friday Shopping

Do you go out to shop on Black Friday or do you avoid the crowds of the holiday season? GM recently released an article about Black Friday shopping tips and tricks. These tips include holiday shopping safety, what deals to look for and of course the best cars to help you get all of your shopping done.

When hitting the stores, GM says to make a list and stay focused! Check out top Black Friday websites to find the best deals. These sites include http://www.blackfriday.com and http://www.bfads.net. There you will find Black Friday sales and specials. GM also says to aim for your big ticket items first as they are usually the most deeply discounted.

When Black Friday shopping, keep safe! Use cargo pockets and covers to keep your precious packages out of sight. Use hands-free devices to avoid distraction, and be sure to check your backup cameras especially in a crowded mall parking lot. All of these features can be found on GM models such as the Buick Encore!

We hope you have found some of these tips and tricks for Black Friday shopping helpful. Read the full article on GM’s website. To learn more about vehicles that can help you be more efficient this holiday season, stop by our dealership in Albion, MI! Have Black Friday tips of your own? Share them with us in the comment section below!

GM Executives Tease “Possible” Buick Flagship

While GM has been busy working on a Cadillac flagship sedan—most likely to be called the LTS, a name recently trademarked by GM—they might also be preparing a flagship vehicle for the Buick brand. Mark Reuss, President of GM for North America, first teased the idea in a recent interview with Forbes. Reuss discussed how GM could close gaps in their overall automobile lineup; when the idea of a Buick flagship surfaced, he hinted that it could be “a much more beautiful Panamera.”

While CEO Dan Akerson wants to be careful that a Buick flagship doesn’t step on the toes of the Cadillac brand’s resurgence, even he admitted that Buick could “probably” use a new flagship. Reuss, for his part, told Auto News that “something special for Buick, I think, is really needed for the next phase of where that brand is going.”

Regardless of if and when Buick might add a flagship to its lineup, one thing remains clear: GM continues its commitment to strengthening Buick’s status as a powerful global brand. With a strong lineup of products like the Encore and Regal in North America—and sister vehicles like the Opel Mekka in Europe—Buick is well positioned to continue its brand resurgence. Come in to College Chevrolet Buick today and test drive one of the Buicks in our inventory today.

2014 Chevrolet Equinox is Available in Albion

Have you looked at the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox yet? This crossover-SUV offers something for everyone and is one of the most family-friendly vehicles on the market. For the 2014 model year, the Equinox is available in eight unique trim levels giving you plenty of options when you go to pick out your new vehicle.

Are you looking to buy an all-wheel drive vehicle? Would you prefer an efficient four-cylinder engine or a more powerful V6? The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox is available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options. Many trims are available with a four-cylinder engine, optional V6.

Inside the 2014 Chevy Equinox you will find conveniences such as: OnStar®, Bluetooth® wireless integration, Sirius XM Radio, Multi-Flex® sliding rear seat, compass and outside temperature displays, active noise cancellation (for a smooth and quiet ride), a tilt and telescopic steering column, front center console, cruise control and more.

There are plenty of accessories available for the Equinox to make your next adventure more fun. Available accessories include: roof rack, roof-mounted ski carrier, roof-mounted bicycle carrier, luggage carrier or basket and roof-mounted kayak carrier.

The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox is available in Albion at College Chevrolet Buick. To learn more about this fun and exciting crossover-SUV stop by our dealership and speak with one of our helpful sales representatives. We will be sure to help you experience the 2014 Chevy Equinox.

Buick Records Best October Sales Since 2003

October marked Buick’s 18th consecutive month of increased U.S. retail sales, bringing the brand ever-closer to a two-year streak of success. Retail sales were at a 25% year-over-year gain—a record since 2003—and total sales were at a 31% gain—a record since 2004.

The Buick Regal continued its trend of increasing sales by posting a 47% total increase year-over-year, showing that the model is not only an established member of the sports luxury vehicle market but also a strong competitor among the likes of BMW and Mercedes. A refreshed version of the 2014 Regal will begin arriving this month here at College Chevrolet Buick.

The all-new Encore not only sold over 3,000 units this month but also racked up several awards, including “Highest Ranked Subcompact CUV,” in J.D. Power’s Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study, “Highest Ranked Subcompact CUV in Initial Quality (in a tie),” and a 2013 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Also fresh on our lot is the redesigned 2014 LaCrosse, the Regal’s less sporty but more luxurious counterpart. With its large suite of premium features and its fourth consecutive Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy award, we are positive that like the rest of Buick’s lineup, the LaCrosse will be a hit among any and all luxury vehicle aficionados.