Production of the 2021 Encore Begins

Production of 2021 Encore Begins - Memphis, TN

The Buick Encore has been a popular model for years and has often been one of the best-selling vehicles in the subcompact crossover segment. Since June, Buick has been producing the new 2021 Encore, which shows promise of continuing the model’s success.

 

The Bupyeong production plant stopped producing the 2020 Encore on May 29. Then, on June 1, the plant began producing the 2021 model. Based on the production start date, it’s expected that the 2021 Encore will be released in the spring of 2021.

 

The 2021 Encore is set to share many family-friendly features with the 2020 model and have some small changes. The new crossover is reducing its number of trim levels and will only be carrying over the base and Preferred trims.

 

Three new color options will be available for the 2021 Encore, and two color options are disappearing. In addition, the model will now come with Forward Collision Alert to provide your family with extra peace of mind when driving around Memphis, Tennessee.

 

We at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase look forward to adding the 2021 Buick Encore to our inventory next year. If you don’t want to wait until then to purchase a new family hauler, check out the different Buick models we currently have available online.

First Look at the 2021 Buick Envision’s Interior

2021 Buick Envision - Memphis, TN

When General Motors announced that the Envision would be receiving a makeover for the 2021 model year, Buick lovers all over the globe rejoiced – especially after the automaker released images depicting a radically different, sportier exterior than the outgoing edition. Fans of the Envision will be ecstatic to learn that images from a Chinese GM partner, SAIC, have revealed the forthcoming compact crossover’s interior design will look like. The sales team at Sunrise Buick in Memphis, TN has compiled the most notable updates to the Envision below.

  • All-New Dashboard: The most eye-popping new detail from the 2021 Envision’s interior photos is the futuristic infotainment system. Expected to measure 10 inches diagonally, the sleek new screen is seamlessly integrated within the dashboard and turned 18 degrees towards the driver for a streamlined appearance.
  • Wireless Connectivity: Though Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ have both helped to revolutionize the way we integrate our smartphones with our cars, the technology has been slightly held back by its reliance on a corded connection. That is, until the 2021 Buick Envision hops on the scene. The newly redesigned crossover will allow for wireless connection to the popular platforms.
  • Avenir: As expected, the Avenir trim of the new 2021 Envision allows drivers to indulge in the highest level of decadence. Luxury lovers will adore heated/ventilated quilted leather seats with gorgeous two-tone upholstery.

Though the 2021 Envision is a few months away from rolling onto the lot at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase, stay in touch with us for up-to-date news.

Buick Reveals the Redesigned 2021 Envision

Buick recently released photos of the redesigned 2021 Envision. From the interior to the exterior, the all-new SUV has no shortage of stylish design elements and family-friendly technologies to delight upon the SUV’s arrival in early 2021.

 

While the previous generation of the Envision has sleek curves and crisp lines, the 2021 model has a lower stance and wider proportions that give it a more athletic look. Furthermore, striking headlamps and angular accents complement the SUV’s overall appearance and add touches of elegance.

 

The cabin of the 2021 Envision is just as refined its exterior. It seamlessly incorporates innovative technologies that can entertain your whole family and keep you connected to loved ones on the go. With Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, you can send and receive messages, listen to your favorite playlists, and access a number of apps with ease.

 

You can stay up to date on important vehicle and navigation information without looking away from the road, thanks to the available Head-Up Display. Plus, you can have peace of mind knowing that standard Buick Driver Confidence features are working to protect you and your family on the road.

 

Buick is still keeping much about the 2021 Envision under wraps. However, if you’re interested in learning more about this SUV or other GM models, we at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase encourage you to give us a call.

Bestselling Buick Encore Sales Up 22 Percent

Buick Encore - Memphis, TN

The Buick Encore has long been a customer favorite among Sunrise Buick’s clientele because of the subcompact SUV’s flexibility to appeal to new drivers, retirees, and young families alike. According to recently-released fourth-quarter sales data, it looks like the rest of the United States is hip to the Encore’s charms as well.

According to General Motors, the Buick Encore experienced a 22 percent growth in sales during the fourth quarter of 2019, catapulting the versatile crossover to become one of the country’s top five bestselling subcompact SUVs. The Encore sold a whopping 28,497 units in quarter four of 2019, significantly outpacing its prior-year total of 23,326. Over the entirety of 2019, the Encore sold a total of 102,402 units, accounting for a 10 percent year-over-year growth in sales.

One reason for the Encore’s recent popularity is growth in the subcompact crossover segment as a whole. From quarter three to quarter four, there was a 9.4 percent growth in the class the Encore belongs to. However, the sales associates at Sunrise Buick at Wolfchase know the spunky SUV’s popularity is a credit to its combination of affordability, sophistication, and convenience.

If you want the chance to test drive one of the fastest-selling crossovers in the country, visit Sunrise Buick at Wolfchase today. Act quickly, because the few Encores we have on our lot are selling fast.

GMC Updates 2021 Canyon’s Trim Levels

2021 GMC Canyon - Memphis, TN

The 2021 model year will bring some significant changes to the trim levels of the GMC Canyon, a small pickup truck. Just like its cousin, the Chevy Colorado, the Canyon will go on without its base trim, along with a few other key changes.

 

New Trims

 

The 2020 GMC Canyon used to come in six trim levels: SL, Base Canyon, SLE, SLT, All Terrain, and Denali. The 2021 model will cut that down to four: The Elevation Standard, Elevation, AT4, and Denali. While the model is losing some potential combinations of cab size and bed lengths, there will still be 14 different combinations so you can build your ideal truck.

 

AT4

 

The first-ever Canyon AT4 is an off-road specialist that will come standard with a V6 engine capable of generating 308 horsepower. 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, Advanced Hill Descent Control, four-wheel drive with Rear Automatic Locking Differential, and a two-speed AutoTrac transfer case will make it a peerless beast both on and off the road.

 

If you want more torque, opt for the 2.8L Duramax® Turbo Diesel Engine and take advantage of its 369 pound-feet of twist. Luxury doesn’t take a backseat to the rugged capabilities of the 2021 Canyon AT4; heated front seats and a heated steering wheel will keep you comfortable on any road, in any temperature.

 

While we don’t know many more specific details about the upcoming 2021 Canyon, we hope to see you here at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase when it hits lots later this year.

GMC Vehicles Among Longest-Lasting On the Road

GMC Yukon - Memphis, TN

The vehicle purchasing and research website iSeeCars.com recently named GMC vehicles among the market’s longest-lasting after analyzing over 15.8 million units to determine which brands most often hit the 200,000-mile mark.

An impressive 1.4 percent of GMC vehicles reached the 200,000-mile milestone, placing it among the top of the longest-lasting brands and significantly exceeding the 1.0 percent average among all automakers. GMC ranked above other recognizable American brands such as Chevrolet and Ford.

The GMC Yukon XL surpassed even more checkpoints than the rest of GMC’s lineup. iSeeCars placed the full-size SUV in the top five vehicles most likely to reach 300,000 miles. The Yukon XL’s rate of models with over 200,000 miles is more than six times that of the national average.

GMC’s dominance shines through in the SUV and truck categories, with two of the automaker’s models making the top 10 in each group. The Sierra 1500 and the Canyon made the truck list, and the Yukon XL and Yukon were near the top of the SUV segment.

Several components come together in GMC vehicles to make them dependable enough to earn a spot near the top of a heavily-researched list of the longest-lasting vehicles. Ample forward-thinking, standard safety features help you prevent collisions, keep your ride intact, and give you the peace of mind you need on the road.

To get behind the wheel of some of the longest-lasting vehicles on the road today, swing by Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase and head out for a few test drives.

Say Hello to the GMC Hummer EV

GMC Hummer EV - Memphis, TN

If you’re anticipating the GMC Hummer EV, you’re not alone. Considering that revival rumors started circulating back in 2014, the suspense has been building for a while. While we don’t know everything about the model, we do have some details.

Performance specs

The GMC Hummer EV will have the capacity to go from 0-60 mph in about three seconds while yielding more than 1,000 horsepower and an estimated 11,500 lb-ft of axle torque. You can also expect it to have off-road capability, so you can transition from smooth roads to rougher ones when an adventurous mood strikes.

GMC has yet to reveal info about the battery range, charging time, or motors. But Motor1.com’s Jeff Perez predicts that the Hummer EV will have at least two electric motors as well as an all-wheel-drive system.

Exterior features

The Hummer EV’s appearance remains mostly a mystery. Though, a teaser image that the brand recently released gave us a glimpse of the model’s front end. The Hummer EV will incorporate a six-slat grille featuring each letter of the word “HUMMER.” Squared LED headlights and illumination add a touch of contemporary style. 

For more details about the GMC Hummer EV, call us at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase. Or stop by in person to distract yourself from the anticipation by taking one of our current GMC models for a test-drive.

Buick Had the Most-Seen Car Commercial of 2019

Buick Commercial - Memphis, TN

Automotive brands spent nearly $5 billion across the board on TV ads in 2019, which helped to spread the word about the latest cars on the market. WardsAuto ranks these ads every year, and, not surprisingly, Buick had the most seen car commercial in terms of views for 2019. The “Mistaken Identity” spot made a massive impression among a variety of groups.

“Mistaken Identity” revolves around the line, “Buick’s new lineup is full of surprises,” and it shows several cases of mistaken identity as Buick vehicles are confused for traditional, uninspired models.  Often left scratching their heads, individuals realize they’ve been looking at the wrong car the whole time after being informed that the vibrant, exciting ride in front of them is one of Buick’s refreshed models.

Many car shoppers may not recognize the new, eye-catching Buicks, one reason the ad had a strong impact on viewers. The “Mistaken Identity” ad alone generated 5.7 billion TV ad impressions, and it cost $31.7 million to make and market — about half as much as some of the ads released by other automakers.

If you want to get up close and personal with some of the thrilling new vehicles showcased in the commercial “Mistaken Identity,” swing by Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase and see what all the fuss is about.

All-new Encore GX to feature a three-cylinder engine

2020 Buick Encore GX - Memphis, TN

All-New Encore GX to Feature Three-Cylinder Engine

It was recently revealed that the upcoming 2020 Buick Encore GX is expected to feature an all-new three-cylinder engine, marking the return of one of GM’s innovative engines.

Three-Cylinder Engine: General Motors announced that the new 2020 Buick Encore GX would utilize a three-cylinder 1.3L engine. Though three-cylinder Buicks have recently been produced for other markets, this marks the first time in nearly 20 years that GM has offered a vehicle with a three-cylinder engine in North America. New technological innovations, including updated waste gates and water pumps, mean these engines will be peppier and more fuel-efficient than past iterations.

All-New Encore GX: The all-new Encore GX’s three-cylinder engine isn’t the only thing the small SUV has going for it. The Encore GX, which aims to fill the gap between the compact Encore and the small Envision, will come with standard safety features like Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist. Other available features include a Rear Camera Mirror and HD Surround Vision Camera. Additionally, the Encore GX is expected to offer five more cubic feet of cargo space than the Encore.

The all-new 2020 Buick Encore GX is expected to arrive on dealership lots in early 2020. Call a team member at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase today so you can be the first to know when the SUV arrives.

Holiday Events in Memphis, TN

Holiday Events - Memphis, TN

This holiday season in Memphis should be full of fun for the whole family, and these events are sure to contribute to the beginning of a great holiday for you and your loved ones.

Graceland Holiday Concert Weekend 2019

There is no place more magical than Elvis Presley’s Graceland, and thankfully this popular location has a special weekend of music and activities scheduled. On December 13 and 14, you can enjoy special Elvis holiday concerts, tours of Graceland Mansion, a holiday brunch, and more.

2019 Memphis Holiday Parade

One of the best holiday events in Memphis is going down on Saturday, December 14. A day of fun is set to overtake one of America’s most iconic streets, with a special holiday parade. You can help ring in the holiday season with marching bands, steppers, twirlers, and of course, floats.

Holiday Wonders at the Garden

The Memphis Botanic Garden will be hosting Holiday Wonders at the Garden once again on select nights for the month of December. It’s easy for your family to enjoy with no hassle, as you will be able to take advantage of free parking, easy access, no line waiting, and economical, family-friendly pricing. Once you and your family or friends are in, you’ll be set to enjoy Snowy Nights – a family-oriented children’s garden with crafts and games – and a light show synchronized to holiday music on the trees.

All of us at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase want to wish you a very happy, safe holiday season. If your car is due for any maintenance, let our qualified service professionals get your ride road-ready before you head out to enjoy these awesome events.