Buick’s Intellilink System Put to the Test

None can beat the Buick's Intellilink system!

None can beat the Buick’s Intellilink system!

When you hear that GM engineers spent 210 days playing with Buick’s Intellilink infotainment system, you might think they were slacking off. That’s not the case.—they were working. In fact, it’s this extra effort that ensures the new system is free of bugs and glitches.

Now, we should explain: because of a special kind of testing method, these 210 days of use were condensed down into an actual week’s length of time. It should be noted this is not the kind sterile and irrelevant testing that doesn’t translate to the real world.

The test “replicates every module with which it interacts” and otherwise “simulates realistic everyday usage,” notes GM Authority. The kicker is, the approach does all this 30 times faster than normal usage.

The car is an environment in which consumers have a stronger need for smooth and uninterrupted operation. For instance, when you are headed down the road, you need to know where to turn immediately, not eventually. This is why GM engineers take testing so seriously.

Test drive a Buick today at Hutch Chevrolet of Paintsville, KY and find out why the Buick’s Intellilink system is the best in the industry.

Buick Customers Happiest with Service after Sale

Buick Customers Happiest with Dealership Service and MaintenanceHere at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC, we take customer satisfaction very seriously, and we’re in good company… In fact, a recent J.D. Power and Associates study revealed that Buick customers are the happiest among all others when it comes to satisfaction with service and maintenance after the purchase.

J.D. Power just gave Buick customers yet another reason to rejoice. In the organization’s annual Customer Service Index Study, over 90,000 vehicle owners were polled, and they were required to rate dealerships according to their service and maintenance satisfaction. Buick edged out worthy competitors like Volkswagen and MINI to reign supreme in the #1 spot. Not surprisingly, Chevrolet and GMC brands found themselves near the top of this list as well with GMC coming in third and Chevy coming in fifth. Results like these make us even prouder to provide customers with the prestigious nameplates we carry.

Chris Sutton, the Senior Director of U.S. Automotive Practice for J.D. Power and Associates explained the relationship created by service and maintenance is one of high importance: “Maintenance packages—whether they’re complimentary or paid for by owners—create a long-term relationship between the customer and dealership, which, when coupled with satisfying service experiences during that period, can have a very positive impact on loyalty rates.”

Buy Buick, and see what all the fuss is about. You’ll rest assured knowing that your car is in good hands for the life of its maintenance needs!

 

Opel Adam Heads to China; Could US Be Next?

Opel Adam Adopts Buick NameplateBy now, you might be aware of GM’s strategy to leverage Buick and Opel, the European equivalent, into a worldwide brand. That strategy is taking the next step right now, with the Opel Adam heading to Chinese auto dealers soon. However, GM has made a slight nameplate change—they’re sending the Adam over to China as a Buick.

Perhaps the existence of the “Buick Adam” is a sign that the snazzy, snappy compact car will soon be making its way to the United States as well. For now, however, we know that the Buick Adam will show up in China sometime in 2015, looking to compete against other small cars like the Fiat 500 and Smart Fortwo.

The change from the Opel nameplate to the Buick nameplate makes sense because China associates the Buick brand with youth and innovation. It also gets us excited here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC, because there’s basically no other Opel car we’d rather see make it to our showroom here in America than the Opel Adam.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: Apply Now for a Brighter Tomorrow

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Looks to Help STEM Students Realize PotentialAre you wondering how you’ll manage to pay for college without winding up with a degree in one hand and thousands of dollars of debt in the other? From now until Feb. 28, the General Motors Foundation is accepting applications for the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program.

High school seniors and undergraduate students pursuing higher education in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), or other automotive-related subjects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 each year in funding.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Looks to Help STEM Students Realize Potential“The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is helping students across the U.S. pay for and obtain a quality secondary education focused on STEM,” said the Foundation’s president, Vivian Packard. “Through the program, we are helping to shape the next generation of leaders and innovators for the automotive industry and for other sectors important to the future success of our country.”

Winners are able to renew the scholarship funds for up to four years, five for specified engineering programs.

For all eligibility requirements, please visit the Buick Achievers website.

Let us at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC know once you’ve submitted your application. We’ll be rooting for you!

Buick Celebrates 110th Birthday

Buick Celebrates 11 DecadesThe words of an unknown author, “from humble beginnings come great things”, have never been as true as they are when applied to the Buick car brand.  Beginning in 1903 as a single hand-built car in the barn behind David Dunbar Buick’s Detroit, MI home, the Buick brand has evolved into one of the elite luxury car makers in the world as it celebrates its 110th birthday.

To pay tribute to its storied, 11 decade history, Buick has compiled a list of 11 of the most influential milestones it has experienced.  They begin with the 1904 Model B and bridge into the 1938 Buick Y-Job, which holds the title of the first concept vehicle ever built.

Two years before the Y-Job was unveiled, Buick had its first production vehicle break the 100 mph mark, but that was only the beginning of speed for the automaker.  In 1987, Buick created its quickest car ever.  The 1987 Buick GNX raced from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds, but only 457 units were produced; making it one of Buick’s rarest vehicles ever.

Today, Buick has sold more than 43 million vehicles across the globe.  To put that number into context, it is equivalent to every vehicle sold in the U.S. over the past three years.  You can see every event Buick has highlighted for its 110th birthday in the automaker’s press release.

If you would like to see the most recent products of Buick’s 11-decade evolution, visit Hutch Chevy Buick GMC in Paintsville, KY.  We are also located online, at http://www.hutchchevrolet.com/.

The World is ready for an Encore

2013 Buick EncoreReady or not, here it comes. The 2013 Buick Encore is en route to Buick dealerships across the United States including Hutch Chevrolet. So what can we expect from this brand new Buick? We’ve broken down the details.

Size- The all-new Buick Encore is smaller than the extended Enclave to give the crossover class a hint at luxury. Comfortably fitting 5 passengers, the inside of the Encore has been distinctively crafted to create a peaceful ambience for you and your passengers.

Technology- Drivers of the Encore can stay connected with Bluetooth hands-free functionality and the in-dash touchscreen displaying Sirius XM and available navigation. Never get disconnected or lost in the brand new Buick Encore.

Personal Luxury- Luxury goes beyond leather in the all-new Buick Encore. While the seat trim is still finely crafted leather, other intuitive technologies put this crossover at the top of its class. With remote start, Rainsense wipers, and a rearview camera system, the Encore takes matters into its own hands. It is a vehicle with a purpose, and that purpose is to make your life easier.

Finally, the luxurious Encore comes to our dealership for as low as $25,000. It is luxury without the price. To be one of the first ones to test drive the all-new 2013 Buick Encore, visit Hutch Chevrolet in Paintsville, KY or check us out online at http://hutchchevrolet.com.

Buick stages a Comeback

2013 Buick Encore2013 Buick EncoreBuick is no longer your grandparent’s type of car. The interior of a Buick is so technologically advanced and the exterior boasts clean, crisp style lines. These reasons and more are why Buick delivered their best retail sales year in seven years in 2012.

Buick is GM’s modern luxury brand that offers luxury cars and SUVs without the high prices. Buick is really shaping up to be a mainstream brand with luxurious amenities.

“Buick’s way of doing business is paying off,” said Brian Sweeney, vice president of Buick Sales and Service. “Our third straight year of growth is the result of beautiful design and quality engineering, a customer-focused dealer network, and opportunities like Experience Buick leasing.”

The Buick Enclave is Buick’s best-selling model and dealerships across the United States sold more than 50,000 units in 2012. The all-new Enclave is expected to retain these numbers and add even more in 2013.

For more information on a new Buick contact the sales representatives at Hutch Chevrolet or view their extensive Buick inventory online at http://www.hutchchevrolet.com/VehicleSearchResults?search=new.