New Buick LaCrosse Claims Highest Reliability Rating from Consumer Reports

New Buick LaCrosse Claims highest reliability ratingBy now, we are more or less all aware of Buick’s recent rebranding efforts. But no matter how many commercials you make, eventually you have to have great products to back up the marketing. Of course, Buick does, and the new Buick LaCrosse is the best example yet. It’s a sturdy and practical car, yet elegant inside and out, and it just won the highest reliability rating from Consumer Reports.

2015 New Buick LaCrosse InteriorThe new LaCrosse comes with great features in all areas of its design—from the OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability to the powertrain options to the stylish exterior design and even to the interior technology like the rearview camera. Of course, you’d need to come see us at Gjovik Auto to get a full run down on the features, but we can give you a glimpse here. We’re especially excited about the two engine options—a four cylinder with eAssist or even a bigger V6.

Come see us at Gjovik to check out the new LaCrosse and the rest of the current Buick lineup, which is full of great products that validate Buick’s new marketing strategies. Whether it’s the LaCrosse or the Encore or any other Buick, we’ve got just the car for you.

More Efficient 2015 Yukon Denali with New Transmission

more efficient 2015 Yukon Denali
More Efficient 2015 Yukon Denali

Car companies are constantly working hard to make their models more efficient, while at the same time keeping the features and capabilities drivers love. General Motors was able to do this with the full-size, luxurious GMC Yukon Denali.

More Efficient 2015 Yukon Denali

With a new eight-speed transmission, we will get a more efficient 2015 Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali. Two-wheel-drive models of the Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali now have an EPA-estimated highway mileage of 22 mpg. The EPA rating for the four-wheel drive Yukon Denali rises to 15 mpg in the city.

The new Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission is paired with the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8. With this combination, the Yukon Denali delivers a segment-leading 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Even with improved efficiency, the Yukon Denali doesn’t lose any of its capabilities. Tow ratings for both the Yukon Denali (8,400 pounds) and Yukon XL Denali (8,100) are unchanged.

 

The 2015 GMC Yukon Denali will be coming to Gjovik Auto soon. Give us a call and let us know if this is the full-size SUV you’ve been looking for.

New Volt Plug-In Hybrid Will Bring Overall Improvement to the Chevrolet’s Electric Line

Chevrolet’s electric line is getting better and better as plans for the new Volt promise an overall improvement on its performance.

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2015 Chevy Volt

The new Volt plug-in hybrid will be quieter, quicker, and more efficient with a longer range when you kick it into electric mode. Chevrolet has ignored no point when it comes to making the Volt all-around better to keep up with competitors. Chevrolet’s loyal customers deserve the best and those seeking more in their electric vehicles need not look elsewhere to get what they really want.

When Can We Know More about the New Volt Plug-in Hybrid?

Many of the details on the new Volt plug-in hybrid will be held back until the reveal of the 2016 model in January at the Detroit Auto Show. Engineers have revealed that the Volt will have a new 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that will act as part of the effort towards a more fuel-efficient Volt.

Larry Nitz, executive director of GM Powertrain’s electrification engineering team, said in the official statement that the larger engine will give drivers the electric car experience they’ve been asking for from the Volt.

 

Gjovik Auto will be keeping an eye on Detroit in January to see everything that the Volt promises come to fruition. For more news on Chevrolet’s progress in electric vehicles, be sure to check with us weekly!

Tips for Driving on Black Friday

Driving on Black FridayIt’s hard to resist the deals offered the day after Thanksgiving. Known as Black Friday, it’s a day when a lot of people get a lot of Christmas shopping done very cheaply. But the truth is, the crowds can make for some seriously dangerous driving conditions. Luckily, USA Today has compiled a few tips for driving on Black Friday.

  • This is a day to turn off the radio and keep your cell phone out of your hands (although, to be fair, you should always keep your cell phone out of your hands while driving). Distracted driving is dangerous driving, so make sure you focus on your surroundings.
  • Since you will be entering and exiting a number of parking lots, try to make it so that you never have to back up. Visibility is never perfect when in reverse, so try to avoid it if you can.
  • Try to plan your route so that you never have to make left turns out of parking lots, even if it makes your trip a little longer.
  • Lastly, make sure your car is up to snuff. Check the tires, oil, and windshield washing fluid (this is good advice for any driver at the beginning of winter, even those who do not partake in Black Friday shopping).

We here at Gjovik Auto wish you a safe and fruitful Black Friday!