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.

GM Awarded Most Initial Quality Awards

In the car industry, there is a constant battle to see who is the best of the best. This year, it looks like General Motors takes the cake after coming out on top in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The American carmaker continued its winning streak this year after receiving more Initial Quality Awards than any other carmaker in the industry, while also having the most models ranked in the top three in the respective segments.

“We are committed to providing customers with the highest levels of safety, quality, and an exceptional ownership experience,” said Alicia Boler-Davis, senior vice president GM Global Quality and Customer Experience. “Having the most award recipients of any automaker shows that we are on the right track by putting the customer front and center in everything we do.”

The Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon both swept the Large SUV segment, along with the Chevrolet Tahoe, while the Chevrolet Silverado HD and Buick Encore topped their respective segments. In the Midsize Car segment, the Chevy Malibu also came out as the leader, showing that each of GM’s branches is a top performer.

Not only were GM’s vehicles awarded with quality awards, but the company’s plant in Ingersoll, Canada, where the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain are built, was also awarded a Silver Plant Assembly Line Quality Award.

To see what makes General Motors a top-ranking carmaker, stop by Gjovik Auto today!

Edmunds.com awards given to 7 Chevrolet models

2014 edmunds.com awardWhat kind of award show gives nine awards and the winners don’t give speeches?  One of the best awards shows ever, especially for Chevrolet.

The Edmunds.com awards were presented during the 2014 New York International Auto Show.  Chevrolet received 9 Edmunds.com awards for 7 different models.

“Today’s Chevrolet lineup is the best in the brand’s history and these awards from Edmunds.com are further proof that we are delivering the expressive designs, easy-to-use technologies, safety and performance that consumers want,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet.

Two Edmunds.com awards for Top Rated

The coveted Top Rated Vehicles Awards were given to the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Chevrolet Traverse during the
2014 New York International Auto Show.

Of course the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is known for its V8 performance engine and power on the road.  The Top Rated Award for the coupe also took into account its spacious cargo area, upgraded electronic features and impressive handling.

2014 Corvette Edmunds.com Awards for Corvette - Top Rated

The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse was recognized as a Top Rated SUV for meeting nearly all of the ‘wants’ a large family is looking for in a large crossover SUV.  Its spacious interior is assumed – plenty of cargo room and seating for 8.  The interior isn’t just big, its also attractive and comfortable with plenty of technological features.

2014 Chevrolet Traverse Edmunds.com Awards for Traverse - TopRated

Both the Traverse and Corvette Stingray also won in their Most Popular categories.

7 Most Popular Edmunds.com Awards presented to Chevrolet

Chevrolet vehicles won Most Popular Awards across 7 vehicle classes:

 

See why the 2014 Chevrolet Impala is known as #TheNew Sanctuary:

 

How does Edmunds.com choose the winners?

Apparently, Edmunds.com has a lot of time on their hands.

Edmunds.com recently tested 200 cars to find the Top Rated Vehicles being sold today.  Using their standardized road-test loop and test track, the cars are subjected to controlled conditions and each vehicle is assessed against its rivals.  Once the rankings are decided, a grade is assigned in relation to other vehicles in its class and price range.  The cars that perform the best are given an “A” rating and awarded the Top Rated Vehicle Award.

Another honor – the Most Popular Award – is related to the number of unique visitors that visit the model’s pages and reviews at Edmunds.com. The three models in each segment with the most number of distinct visitors win the Most Popular Award.

The 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray Does It All, Even Snowstorms

Corvette StingrayYou’ve been navigating your vehicle through snow-laden roads all winter wishing spring would hurry up and get here. Imagine swapping your weather-beaten car for the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Let’s just say that according to automotive journalist, Jeffrey Jablansky, the sports car lives up to all those awards it’s received in both the good weather and the bad.

Like much of the U.S. this winter, the snow came fast and at the perfectly wrong time for Jablansky, who was scheduled to test drive the Stingray. He was in the middle of his trip (which may or may not have involved taking his little brother back to college), when the snow began to fall.

Wisely, Jablansky slowed his speed; but in the Stingray, he was still able to truck along at 55 mph through the accumulating snow. He touted the sports car’s ability to confidently handle the slushy roads and the ice, which he later encountered and mastered with the help of the vehicle’s winter tires.

“We were going no faster than 55 mph, but most everyone else was doing 30… That’s the best part about a car so powerful. In one case, where I executed a 1-2-7 shift, the ample low-end torque made highway merging a seamless event.”

When Jablansky and his brother arrived on campus to unpack the Corvette’s surprisingly spacious trunk, the only signs of the hazardous trip were remnants of snow splashed on the Stingray’s yellow body.

There’s nothing like the Chevy Corvette Stingray to turn a mid-trip snowstorm into a winter playground. We at Gjovik Auto love to hear successful road trip stories like this one. Where would you drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray on a snowy day?

Buick Wins Advertising Luxury Auto Brand of the Year

Buick Wins Advertising Luxury Auto Brand of the YearYou can have the best technology, design, and performance in the world, but if you don’t tell people about it, it won’t matter. That’s where advertising comes in. In today’s world of DVR and online streaming, companies have to make their commercials as watchable as possible in order to capture an audience. Last year, Buick did a great job with that.

Ace Metrix, an advertising analytics company, has been testing the appeal of commercials since 2009. Using at least 500 people, Ace Metrix has them rate commercials based on creativity to yield the Ace Score. Buick received high scores and was named the 2013 Brand of the Year in the luxury automotive category.

Buick has released a series of clever advertisements that focus on the brand’s value, technology, and performance. In fact, Buick’s “Landing” ad that features the 2014 Buick Enclave has been the highest rated vehicle commercial in Ace Metrix’s testing since they started in 2009.

What’s your favorite Buick commercial?