Encore Wraps Successful First Full Year of Sales

2014 Buick Encore

2014 Buick Encore

Closing its first full year, the Encore became the Buick lineup’s fifth model and second crossover, ringing up sales success in one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments. “Right out of the gate, demand for the Encore was high,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick marketing.

As one of the first luxury crossovers of its size, Encore’s U.S. retail sales reached 31,046 units during its first full year of sales. Globally, the Encore sold 97,311 vehicles in calendar year 2013, helping Buick set its global sales record of 1,032,056 last year.

Encore customers cite good fuel economy, high quality and exterior design as the top reasons for purchase, with one in two buyers coming from a non-General Motors brand.

Explore the Buick Encore for yourself. Come to Klick Lewis Cars to take a test drive or browse our online inventory.

Posted by klick on Mar 14 2014 in Buick Models, Buick News Tags:

Buicks – IIHS Top Safety Picks








Buick’s are getting increasingly popular as more and more people buy them.  Buick has redone them – their suspension, engines, interior and exterior.  Each Buick is also a top safety pick by the IIHS.  A top safety pick means that the car  has great overall protection in the most common kinds of crashes.  Each Buick has tons of safety features along with standard electronic stability control for helping drivers to stay out of many crashes to begin with.  Click here to go back to the KlickLewis website.

Posted by klick on Apr 1 2012 in Buick News

All New Buick Model Coming Soon

Buick is introducing an all new vehicle for this model year, the 2012 Buick Verano. The Verano is a compact sedan that features familiar Buick styling cues including a chrome waterfall grille, blue-tinted projector-beam headlights and porthole appliques on the hood.

The 2012 Buick Verano delivers a refined, responsive performance with a powerful 2.4L dual overhead cam 4-cylinder engine, variable valve timing and E857 capability. While on the road, this luxury sedan is thoughtfully engineered to grip the road with full-function traction control and responsive maneuverability—resulting in a nimble drive. The Verano luxury sedan is also loaded with purposeful technology that helps you focus on the drive while staying connected. Take to the road in with our advanced QuietTuning technology. Then personalize your drive with advanced connectivity technologies such as Buick IntelliLink10 and available GPS navigation system.

Posted by klick on Oct 12 2011 in Buick News

2012 Buick LaCrosse Debuted

The 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist was recently introduced at the LA Auto Show in November.  With this new model, consumers will get a premium driving experience, along with a fuel efficient vehicle. Buick is adding its eAssist fuel-saving technology as standard equipment on four-cylinder versions of the 2012 LaCrosse. With the new LaCrosse you get a 2.4-liter direct-injection engine with a 15-kilowatt motor/generator connected to a small (0.5 kW-hr) lithium-ion battery pack. You get 25/37-mpg , automatic stop-start with no interruption in the air conditioning, and aggressive fuel shutoff when coasting. The eAssist model replaces the conventional four-cylinder LaCrosse, creating a clear price difference between the LaCrosse and Regal ranges.

Posted by klick on Mar 6 2011 in Buick News

Buick 2012 Regal GS Introduced

Buick has recently introduced new submodels at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November, including the much-anticipated Regal GS. Buick estimates a sub-7-second 0-60 mph time for the 2012 Regal GS, thanks to a new Ecotec 2.0-liter turbo four making 255 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque, with a six-speed manual gearbox. Later in the model year  a six-speed automatic with Driver Shift Control will be available.

The Buick car gets unique front and rear fascias, rocker panel extensions, an integrated rear spoiler, a flat-bottomed sport steering wheel, metal sport pedals, and 12-way front heated seats with four-way power lumbar control. The GS-specific black interior comes with satin-finish elements.The GS also includes high-performance four-wheel discs with Brembo front calipers and standard 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with all-season tires. Five-spoke 20-inch-polished alloys with performance tires are optional. Computer Damping Control and the Interactive Drive Control System are standard in the GS.

Posted by klick on Feb 21 2011 in Buick News

Strong Buick and Chevy Sales Help GM Recover

GM posted a 31 percent increase in retail sales last month with sales of the new Buicks and Chevys leading the way. The most popular models include the European inspired Lucerne and the luxury Enclave as well as the enviornmentally friendly Chevy Volt and the reliable Silverado.

“January was a good month and signaled a solid start to the new year for each of our divisions,” said Don Johnson, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations in a recent press release.  “Our results were driven by gains across the board in all segments, with our newest models leading the way.”

Chevrolet delivered 125,389 total vehicles in January, a 19-percent increase versus last year. Retail sales for Chevrolet rose 33 percent for the month. Retail sales were propelled by improving Cruze sales, which were 129 percent higher than the compact car it replaces. Silverado and Equinox retail sales, which were up 35 and 46 percent respectively.

Buick reported 13,269 total sales, a 32-percent increase compared to a year ago. This includes a 44-percent rise in year-over-year retail sales, led by Regal (2,290 units) and Enclave, which had retail sales 37 percent higher than last year. This marks the 16th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains for the brand. 

Posted by klick on Feb 4 2011 in Buick News, Chevrolet News