Buick Makes Rearview Camera Feature Standard for 2015 Lineup

Rearview Camera Will Come Standard on All 2015 BuicksAs Buick readies a new model year of excellent luxury cars and SUVs, the brand has once again pushed ahead of other carmakers by making new and progressive technology, especially safety technology, standard on all 2015 models. For the new year, all Buick models—including the Encore, Enclave, LaCrosse, Regal, Verano, etc.—will come standard with a rearview camera.

Research studies have shown that rearview cameras significantly reduce the risk of crashing. Buick, knowing their customers want the best in all aspects of their luxury driving experience, has therefore made the rearview camera standard instead of optional on all of their new 2015 cars.

If you’ve never reversed with the aid of a backup camera, you truly don’t know how much easier life can be…

“We know our customers are very safety conscious,” Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of Buick and GMC, said. “The current Buick lineup holds many safety accolades, but we are always pushing to be at the forefront with our vehicles being among the safest available.”

At Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC, we’re still waiting on these 2015 models to start pouring in, but we already have an inventory of excellent, class-leading vehicles across many segments, with tons of standard features for your convenience, safety, and love of technology!

Buick Bringing 4G LTE Capability to All Vehicles by 2016

Buick Adding 4G LTE Capability to Full 2016 LineupBuick had big news to announce at the DENT Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on March 24—they’re bringing 4G LTE capability to many of their vehicles for 2015 and all of their vehicles by 2016. The 4G LTE technology will be in support of OnStar and will come as an option on the Encore, LaCrosse, Regal, and Verano for 2015.

The list of features that come with this OnStar 4G LTE capability is rather stupendous. First of all, each vehicle will feature a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot. Connect your vehicle to that invisible baby and you can work and play away right from the comfort of your home on wheels—you can check email, watch videos, play games, and more.

Plus, you’ll also get to use the Buick AppShop, which should include services like Slacker Radio, NPR, iHeartRadio, The Weather Channel, Eventseeker, and Priceline. If you’re looking for this technology now, come by Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC to hear about the Encore or another 2015 model. Or, if you’re a patient type, wait till 2016 when every Buick will feature OnStar 4G LTE capability! The choice is yours—as long as you choose Hutch.

Buick Encore Takes a Bow after Outperforming First-Year Expectations

Buick Encore Exceeds 2013 Sales ExpectationsNo one quite knew what to expect out of the Buick Encore, the brand’s small but luxurious crossover. But after completing its first full year of sales, it’s safe to say no one expected the new vehicle to sell quite this well. The Encore sold a total of 97,311 units globally, with 31,046 of those crossovers going to U.S. buyers alone.

These numbers seem gargantuan in comparison to even the highest of expectations—Automotive News, for example, predicted a global sales maximum of just 18,500 Encores for 2013. “Right out of the gate, demand for the Encore was high,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick marketing. “It accounted for most of the segment’s growth last year and that’s because it offers the right safety, technology, and features in the right-sized vehicle for many customers.”

Here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC, we’re not surprised at all by the Encore’s success. The powertrain mates a six-speed automatic transmission with a 1.4L Inline four-cylinder engine for an output of 138 horsepower. This impressive amount of power goes along with an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway to make the Buick Encore a very desirable option in the small crossover segment, indeed. As Buick designers and executives take a bow for their 2013 success, here’s hoping for an “Encore” 2014 performance!