You don’t have to travel far from home to enjoy a fun hike set against the breathtaking backdrop of Tennessee’s landscapes. Here are some of the best hiking spots to explore near Memphis.
Old Forest State Natural Area
Enjoy some respite from the summer heat when you hit the trails at the Old Forest State Natural Area at Overton Park. This hiking spot is just a 1-mile drive from Memphis and is a popular destination for photographers, pet walkers, bird-watchers, and nature enthusiasts. If you like to name the plants you see on your hike, make sure to download Overton Park Conservancy’s online field guides to help you classify the old forest’s flora and fauna.
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Boasting more than 20 miles of trails, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is located within 20 miles of Memphis. It offers a diverse array of trails to satisfy hikers of different skill levels. The 4-mile-long Pioneer Springs trail is great for beginning hikers as well as families with young kids that want a shorter adventure. Thrill-seekers will find a welcome challenge on the 3.5-mile-long Woodland Trail, which delivers about 3 miles’ worth of steep inclines and great views that will help you stay motivated to finish the hike.
Wolf River Greenway
Built to connect the people and communities of Memphis, Wolf River Greenway currently extends over 11 miles. When it’s finished, the greenway project will offer more than 36 miles of trails for walkers and bikers, linking Memphis to the Shelby Farms, Germantown, and Collierville areas. The trails have wildflower meadows for photo ops, as well as restroom and picnic areas to enhance your hike.
Contact us at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase if you’re in need of a new Buick or GMC vehicle to keep up with your adventurous lifestyle. Or call us to schedule a service appointment for your current ride to help ensure that your warm-weather journeys are as safe as they are fun.
Memphis is known all across the country for its unique, exciting cuisine. But, sometimes, you just don’t feel like getting all dressed up spend the evening at a dine-in restaurant. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of outstanding takeout places in Memphis. Here are a few of our recommendations.
If you live in Memphis, you know what good barbeque tastes like. So do the chefs at Central BBQ, which is located right on Central Avenue. Their meat is marinated for 24 hours, slow-smoked with hickory and pecan, and finished with a secret dry rub. All you have to do is hop in your Enclave, grab some great grub, and bring it back home for date night.
Gus’s World-Famous Fried Chicken
Sometimes, when restaurants advertise themselves as “world-famous,” they don’t have the credentials to back up the claim. Gus’s World-Famous Fried Chicken, on the other hand, has a surplus of bona fides. Its food is so delicious and memorable that it has been featured on multiple popular TV shows, including “Man v. Food” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” That’s a pretty glowing endorsement.
Great takeout food isn’t confined to entrees, and nothing will brighten up a family picnic or tailgate more than the moment you roll up in your Sierra 1500 with a box of delicious doughnuts in tow. And if you’re looking for the best confectionaries in Memphis, you go to Gibson’s. It’s no wonder that they’ve been thriving since 1967.
All of us at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase are incredibly proud to be a part of the Memphis community. If your Terrain — or any other GM vehicle — is due for maintenance, contact our service department so you can check out these exceptional takeout places safely.
The 2021 Terrain Denali has a stylish design that includes 19-inch ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels with premium Gray painted accents. The model also stands out with a multi-dimensional grille, chrome side mirror caps, and chrome accents on the door handles. And, it makes for fun drives with its turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque.
Inside this spacious SUV, you’ll find French-stitched leather-appointed front seats and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Terrain Denali’s 8-inch GMC Infotainment System comes with built-in Navigation as well as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities.
To provide you with peace of mind on the road, the Terrain Denali has the GMC Pro Safety Plus suite of safety technologies. Features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Park Assist, and more. The SUV also offers High Definition Surround Vision to give a better view of the area surrounding you.
Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase is excited for the return of the Terrain Denali. To find the right Terrain trim for your family, be sure to give us a call.
Very few vehicles have had the honor of receiving GM’s new Super Cruise technology — an advanced feature that allows for true hands-free driving on over 200,000 miles of highway in North America. This past December, General Motors announced that the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali pickup truck would be the next to offer the innovative Super Cruise.*
The GMC Denali trim lineup is known for its high-end features and advanced technology, so this is a perfect addition. This near-autonomous driver-assist technology allows you to take your hands off the wheel, and your foot off the gas pedal, for a comfortable experience on compatible highways.
It builds on familiar driver-assist tools like adaptive cruise control, which it uses to handle braking and acceleration. The addition of cameras, sensors, LiDAR map data, and GPS makes it possible for the technology to take care of the steering, too.
Although you can take your hands off of the wheel, you can’t take your eyes off of the road. Super Cruise includes a camera that monitors your behavior to make sure you’re staying attentive to your surroundings. As long as you stay alert and on a compatible highway, Super Cruise will remain active.
For more information on GM Super Cruise, the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali, and when you can expect to see it on our lot in Memphis, keep your eyes on the Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase blog.
Thanks to its tough AT4 trim, the GMC Canyon already makes for a great choice if you’re seeking an off-road truck in Memphis, Tennessee. For 2021, the Canyon is gaining even more all-terrain capability with its new Off-Road Performance Edition for the AT4.
The special edition’s design allows the Canyon AT4 to tackle steeper, more challenging trails. A 1-inch suspension leveling kit and deleted front air dam has boosted the truck’s approach angle by more than 35 percent.
Wherever you go, the Off-Road Performance Edition’s extra features will keep the Canyon AT4 protected. These include front and mid skid plates to protect the underbody from rocks and debris, along with an off-road rocker panel protector and a spray-on bedliner.
With this special edition, the Canyon AT4 also gets unique styling touches like Carbon Black AT4 logos, a Gloss Black performance exhaust tip, and 17-inch Gloss Black wheels.
Beyond these features, every AT4 comes equipped with a 308-horsepower V6 engine or 181-horsepower Duramax® turbodiesel, four-wheel drive, Advanced Hill Descent Control, and an off-road-tuned suspension.
The 2021 Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition will be available to order soon from Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase. Contact our sales staff to learn more about how you can get behind the wheel of this rugged truck.
It’s no secret that Buick has become one of the most popular automotive brands in China during the past few years. But how satisfied are Chinese drivers after purchasing a Buick model? According to a new APEAL study from J.D. Power, very much so.
In fact, Buick was the highest-scoring mass-market brand in the J.D. Power China Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.
The study examined drivers’ excitement and attachment to their newly-purchased vehicles by measuring 37 different attributes, such as infotainment features, safety, and fuel economy. J.D. Power collected responses from more than 32,000 new vehicle owners from the study.
The study’s results found that Buick was the highest-ranking mass-market brand, with a total of 745 points out of a possible 1,000 points. Buick even managed to outrank popular brands like Dongfeng Nissan and FAW Toyota, which came in second-and third-place, respectively.
Individual Buick models also performed well during the study. The Buick Verano finished in first place for the midsize upper economy segment. Meanwhile, the Buick Envision obtained the first-place rank for the coveted midsize SUV segment.
Buick drivers also seem pretty pleased with their purchase over here in the Memphis, Tennessee area. If you’d like to snag a Buick model of your own, feel free to visit Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase.
Buick is taking drivers into the future by honoring and improving upon its past. The automaker recently unveiled an all-new Electra concept crossover in China, and it is truly a sight to behold.
This new take on an old Buick favorite now looks like something from another planet. Sleek lines and a sci-fi color scheme give it the appearance of a space capsule, and its interior is equally as futuristic. A suite of advanced infotainment and connective technologies will provide drivers with more behind-the-wheel power and control than ever before.
The new Electra will now ride on an electric platform and will be powered by a slew of next-gen technologies. A powerful Ultium battery will give it an impressive range of 410 miles on a single charge, and its electric motors will pump out a combined 583 horsepower.
This Electra concept is the latest step in Buick’s current push for an all-electric automotive future. “Building on Buick’s proven leadership in electrification, the Electra represents the brand’s ambition to bring together beautiful styling and intelligent connectivity in the new era of zero emissions,” said SAIC-GM’s Executive Director of Buick Sales and Marketing, Molly Peck.
While Buick’s lineup of electric vehicles has so far been exclusive to China, GM is fully invested in bringing these eco-friendly rides to Western markets. Until then, be sure to stop by Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase for a look at our lineup of new and used GM vehicles.
General Motors shocked car enthusiasts everywhere when the automaker announced that the infamous Hummer would be revived under its GMC brand. In advance of GM’s fall showcase where full details about the macho vehicle’s revival are expected to be released, Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase has compiled some of the juiciest facts about the upcoming Hummer EV.
Eco-Friendly: If you remember anything about the Hummer’s original run, you probably know that its aggressive body and impressive performance didn’t exactly qualify it as an eco-friendly vehicle. The all-new iteration of the Hummer has set out to challenge your preconceptions with its innovative new all-electric motor and Ultium battery with quick charge capabilities.
High-Tech: The new Hummer will also be filled to the brim with a bunch of exciting technologies. Though we aren’t sure what the Hummer’s “Crab Mode” has in store for us quite yet, we do know that the new vehicle will feature the fan-favorite Super Cruise autonomous driving technology, previously only available on Cadillac models.
Mega-Powered: Like its predecessor, the all-new GMC Hummer is expected to pack a major punch of power. The Hummer is expected to deliver a massive 1,000 horsepower and an unheard-of 11,500 lb-ft of wheel torque.
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.
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.