2015 GMC Canyon Carves its Way into Heart of Midsize Truck Segment

The GMC truck lineup is usually all about the Sierra, whether it’s the standard version or any of the upper-level Denali or heavy-duty trims. But there’s a new name in town, now—the 2015 GMC Canyon. The Canyon marks GMC’s return to the midsize truck segment, and here at Gjovik Auto, we expect this awesome new truck to quickly carve out a big space in drivers’ hearts.

“The all-new Canyon is the segment’s first premium midsize truck, delivering class-leading capabilities with the brand’s signature refinement,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “It’s an efficiently sized, maneuverable package for customers who want the cargo-hauling and trailering versatility of a truck without the size of a full-size pickup.”

The truck may be new, but that doesn’t make it a rookie. It’s already got segment-leading numbers in several categories, including an EPA-estimated 26 mpg highway rating. With three trims available in both two- and four-wheel-drive configurations, it’s easy to customize the Canyon to make it the perfect fit for you.

Customer Satisfaction for Buick and Chevrolet on the Rise

customer satisfaction for Buick is on the riseIn a somewhat surprising turn of events, customer satisfaction for Buick and Chevrolet is on the rise in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, a widely watched consumer survey.

Customer Satisfaction for Buick and Chevrolet on the Rise

While the overall scores for the auto industry fell 1.2 percent, Buick rose 1 percent with Chevrolet gaining an impressive 4 percent. These were the only two automotive brands that made positive ground in the study. The results are based on surveys from 4,360 consumers by phone and email and asked them to evaluate their recent automotive purchase experience (within the past three years).

“A considerable investment in Buick appears to be paying off for General Motors,” Claes Fornell, the study’s author, wrote in the report. “Sales are up 12.5 percent for the first half of the year—the largest increase of any GM car—led by a surge in sales of the Buick Encore.”

Here at Gjovik Auto, we have long been confident in the General Motors brands. Come check out our full lineup of Buick and Chevrolet models to see what many customers find so satisfying.

GMC Introduces 2015 Sierra Carbon Edition to Truck Lineup

The GMC Sierra is a long-standing and popular entry in the full-size truck market, offering plenty of heft, style, performance, and capability. Now, however, they’ve created an even better version of their popular truck in the new 2015 Sierra Carbon Edition. It actually comes in three different trims: the Carbon 22 Edition, Carbon 20 Edition, and the standard Carbon Edition.

All three options come with cool, stylish features like a “black painted grille, carbon fiber graphics, and body-colored trim with other Carbon Edition variants.” Here’s how Stuart Pierce, the Sierra marketing manager, summed up the appeal of the new truck: “The beauty of the new Sierra lies in its strength and sophistication,” Pierce said. “But for customers wanting to stand out and make a strong statement, the Sierra Carbon Edition models are the answer.”

The Carbon Edition isn’t just style, either. Every one comes with available 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 or 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engines, the latter of which gets as much as 355 horsepower. So, if you’re looking to, just as Pierce said, “stand out” from the crowd of the pickup truck market, then come see us here at Gjovik Auto today to check out the Sierra in all of its editions, Carbon and otherwise.

Buick reveals New 2015 Envision at Auto Show in China

You might have heard our giddy screams of excitement here at Gjovik Auto when we found out that Opel Cascada was bound for US dealers, but now Buick has doubled down on the exciting news, revealing the new 2015 Envision in full for the first time at the Chengdu Auto Show in China.

Motor Authority summed up some of the features of the Envision currently available: “For the Chinese market, the Envision has been announced with a turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 260 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive is standard across the range.”

Look for all of those features and more—including tons of advanced safety equipment like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane-Keeping Assist—when the Envision makes its way to dealers like Gjovik sometime early next year. With the Cascada and Envision to look forward to, it’s certainly a good time to be with Buick!

Buick Envision May Be the Crossover We’ve Been Waiting For

If you wanted a car larger than the Encore but not quite as large as the Enclave, Buick may have the answer for you. Well, they will soon.

At the Chengdu Motor Show, the automaker just debuted the Buick Envision, a crossover meant for the Chinese market and, we notice, that it lives up to Buick’s tradition of naming its larger cars with the “en-” prefix.

It may, however, reach well beyond China and all the way to North America. There is a very real place and demand for a midsize crossover in Buick’s model lineup, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Envision make its way overseas next year as a 2016 model.

Overall, the new car looks similar to the Encore, but larger and with its own identity. It’s got a stylish and sporty design, highlighted by a drag-reducing grille, wing-style front, curved flank lines, and a wing-shaped spoiler. The engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that outputs 256 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque through a standard intelligent all-wheel-drive system.

If it does come to North America, we’ll be sure to have it for you at Gjovik Auto!