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2016 Buick Envision Medicine Hat

The 2016 Buick Envision has landed!

The brand new 2016 Buick Envision has landed here at Davis GMC Buick in Medicine Hat, AB! We are thrilled to have this new addition in our Buick lineup as it provides a new compact luxury crossover SUV option. Features include: Responsive 2L Turbo engine with 252 horsepower, a luxurious quiet tuned interior, standard all wheel drive, and much more. It is slightly larger in dimension than the Lincoln MKC, Acura RDX and Audi Q5 and has interior styling similar to the Buick Lacrosse. This new acquisition is definitely worth coming in to check out and is a lot of fun to take on a test drive.

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Top 5 Features of the 2015 GMC Acadia


We at Davis GMC Buick would love to share with you what we think the top 5 features of the 2015 GMC Acadia are. In no particular order here is our list:

Technology – Enjoy features like the Colour Touch Navigation With Intellilink,Rear Vision Camera System, Infotainment System, Side Blind Zone Alert & Cross-Traffic Technology you are sure to have an experience like no other. The Best part of all is that these features are extremely easy to use!


Performance – The Acadia is powered by a 6-speed 3.6L V6 Engine that delivers 288 HP @ 6300 RPM! The StabiliTrak technology combined with a fully independent suspension allows for amazing control even during sudden manoeuvres.


Flexible Cargo Capacity – The GMC Acadia has more space behind the third row than any other competitor in its class! The third row has a 60/40 split bench that completely fold-flat to allow for even more storage when needed. Behind the third row also has concealed storage under the floor. Its safe to say that it will hold most things you’re looking to haul around.

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Safety – Safety is top of mind with features like Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning System, Cross-Traffic Alert and Heads-up Display. Every Acadia also comes with a 6 month trial subscription to OnStar that includes Automatic Crash Response, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Roadside Assistance, Emergency Services Link and also Remote Door Unlock.


Warranty – The 2015 Acadia comes with a comprehensive 3 year/60,000 km warranty covering repairs on your entire vehicle (including parts & labour). It also comes with a Powertrain Component Limited Warranty of 5 years/160,000 km.


With all these amazing features and more there should be no debate that this is one of the top vehicles in its class. If you have any questions or would like book a test drive, please give Davis GMC Buick a call at 1-844-242-1384 or visit our website at www.davisgmctrucks.ca.


The Verano is Here! The Verano is Here!

Well folks this long awaited day is finally upon us – Last night at 6:00 our very first 20120 Buick Verano was delivered to the dealership!! The car is currently in the process of being inspected and cleaned, after which we’ll post some pictures, but for now we’ll go over some highlights of our new luxury compact sedan.

The Verano is based on the Buick Excelle – one of the best selling luxury cars in China – and built on the same platform as the Chevy Cruze. However the similarities with the Cruze end at the platform – The Verano was built with a sculpted design, luxurious, extremely quiet interior, with advanced connectivity and user friendly technology. Using Buick’s signature Quiettuning Technology, the Verano has proven itself to be the quietest car in its class. They have acheived this with extra thick acoustic laminated glass, duel-density carpet, premium door sealing, liquid sound deadeners, and tires and wheels specifically desighned to counteract NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness.)

Inside, the Verano boasts a 7-inch color touchscreen radio with Buick IntelliLink, Bluetooth, USB, streaming audio, and available connectivity to the smartphone app Stitcher Radio. IntelliLink is one of the greatest triumphs Buick has come out with in recent years – it uses Bluetooth connectivity to integrate with your smartphone and allows control and full functionality of your phonebook, streaming audio, enhanced voice recognition and control of USB connected devices.

We’ve got 2 more Verano’s on their way and they should be landing here later this week – come in and have a look for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

GMC Terrain’s New Collision Alert System

If you’re in the market for a 2012 GMC Terrain, there’s a new option you might find on your build sheet – a single camera collision avoidance system. It is the industry’s first crash avoidance system that exclusively uses a single camera to help drivers avoid front-end and unsignalled lane departure crashes.

Terrain’s new active safety system uses a high-resolution digital camera mounted on the windshield ahead of the rearview mirror that looks for shapes of vehicles and lane markings. The system uses audible warnings and a high-mounted visual display to warn the driver if he or she is following another vehicle too closely, when a collision is imminent, or when departing a lane without signaling first.

Terrain’s warning display contains green “vehicle ahead” and “lanes detected” icons, as well as flashing red “forward collision alert” and amber “lane departure warning” icons that are accompanied by warning chimes. Forward collision alert operates at speeds above 25 mph and warns a driver if they are following too closely or in imminent danger of a front-end crash. When a collision is predicted to be imminent, vehicle brakes are pre-charged to help drivers quickly reach maximum braking.

The forward collision warning software examines each frame captured by the camera – about 14 frames per second – searching for shapes characteristic of vehicles. Detected vehicles are then checked over successive frames for changes in size for calculating time-to-collision. The system also uses speed, directional change, and how the accelerator and brake pedal have been applied to determine when to alert the driver.

In order to operate in varying visibility conditions, the system combines four separate exposures to create each high-resolution image for analysis. This is particularly useful at night when short exposures are needed to get clear images of light sources while long exposures are needed to detect shapes and textures. Night time target recognition is also enhanced by looking for pairs of lights moving together that indicate taillights. The system operates as long as the camera eye is unobstructed, such as by snow or mud.

In addition to searching for other vehicles, the image processor also looks for lane markings to provide lane departure alerts. Available at speeds above 35 mph, the lane departure warning icon shines green when lane markings are detected to indicate the system is active. If the vehicle drifts out of the lane without a turn signal, the lamp switches to flashing amber and is augmented by warning beeps.


Next-Gen Heads Up Display From GM

Heads up display was originally designed to keep drivers attention on the road while displaying information such as vehicle speed, warning messages, radio controls and lane change indicators on the windshield instead of in the dash. The next step to heads up display is a new enhanced vision system – which uses night vision, navigation, and camera-based sensor technologies that help to improve driver visibility and object detection ability. This means if you’re driving in low-visibility, for example in fog, the vehicles enhanced vision system could detect the sides and lines of the road and have them appear on your windshield. The system could also be used to help detect objects outside the normal field of vision – such as children playing on the side of a city street, or animals roaming on the side of a highway. The technology is still in development, but according to Autoblog we could see it in GM vehicles as early as 2016.