Buick Encore Wraps Up Successful First Year Of Sales

 

In its first year of sales, the 2014 Buick Encore CUV contributed greatly to one of Buick’s most successful years ever, which saw the luxury automaker move a record 1,032,056 vehicles worldwide.

The Encore is one of the first luxury crossover vehicles of its size, filling a void in a segment which grew 52 percent in 2013 from 2012. Encore’s U.S. sales reached 31,046 units last year, while global sales reached 97,311 vehicles.

“Right out of the gate, demand for the Encore was high,” Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick marketing, said in a statement. “It accounted for most of the segment’s growth last year and that’s because it offers the right safety, technology, and features in the right-sized vehicle for many customers.”

General Motors says the Encore’s early arrival to the compact luxury SUV segment is crucial, as the segment is expected to double in size by 2018.

“The small SUV segment looks like the next hot spot in the new-car market,” said Karl Brauer, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book. “The combination of functionality and fuel efficiency offered by models like the Buick Encore makes them a compelling value equation for consumers.  We’re seeing rising research activity in these models from users of KBB.com, and we expect sales to grow in the coming months and years.”

Encore customers cite the CUV’s fuel economy, quality and exterior design as their top reasons for purchase. The vehicle has also attracted more conquest customers for GM, with one in two Encore buyers coming from a non GM-brand.

 

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Car Financing

Many people do not want to deplete their savings account to purchase a vehicle, which is why car financing is such a great option. It gives you the ability to take a car home and make smaller, monthly payments over a set period of time instead of forking over thousands of dollars all at once. But how does it work?

 

One of the best ways to get your car financed is to do so right at the dealership. This provides you a very convenient method, as you can usually drive your car home the same day you find it. Not only that, but dealers usually allow you to trade in a vehicle to use as a form of down payment on the car you are purchasing.

 

Once you decide to finance your car through Williamson Uxbridge, the sales staff will ask you for certain information so they can check your credit history. This will determine if you are a good candidate for the loan and what kind of interest rate you will get. Typically, lenders are looking for the three Cs: collateral, capability and character. So long as you are able to make the payments and have a solid credit history, you should quality for a good loan.

 

There are other factors that will determine your monthly payment, such as the term of your loan. The shorter the loan is, the lower your interest rate will be, though you will still pay a higher monthly rate than if you do a longer-term loan.

 

Typically, you will work with us  until you settle on a monthly payment that works for you. We want to help get you into a car you can afford, and doing things like trading in a vehicle can help get you a good loan. Car financing is a great option, and knowing a little bit about what to expect can help you prepare to make a deal.

Chevrolet to Introduce 2015 Corvette Z06 at Detroit Show

DETROIT (Friday, December 6, 2013)– Chevrolet will introduce the 2015 Corvette Z06 next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will be the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features.
The Corvette Z06 will complete Chevrolet’s performance car lineup, which will also see the addition of the Corvette Stingray Convertible and the Camaro Z/28.
“Chevrolet is North America’s favorite performance car brand, and for 2014 we are going to offer enthusiasts more choices than ever before,” said Alan Batey, senior vice president, Global Chevrolet. “No other manufacturer will be able to match the breadth of performance cars from Chevrolet.”
Three new performance cars for 2014
The momentum at Chevrolet is expected to accelerate as the brand adds three new performance cars to the lineup, including:
First full year of sales of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible: The Stingray Convertible, which goes on sale this month, shares identical chassis tuning and performance technologies with the coupe, with structural changes limited to accommodations for the folding top and repositioned safety belt mounts. As such, the Stingray Convertible requires no sacrifices for a drop-top driving experience, offering up to 460 horsepower /465 lb-ft with the available performance exhaust system; capable of more than 1 g in cornering; and sprinting from 0-96 km/h in under 4 seconds.
Arrival of the 2014 Camaro Z/28: The Camaro Z/28, which arrives in dealerships in the second quarter of 2014, will be the most track-capable Camaro ever. Recently, the Z/28 logged a 7:37.40 lap on Germany’s legendary Nürburgring road course, a time comparable with some of the world’s most prestigious sports cars – and the Z/28 lap was completed in the rain.
Debut of the 2015 Corvette Z06: The all-new Corvette Z06 will make its public debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Production is expected to begin in late 2014.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado – Toronto

General Motors will unveil the all-new 2015 Chevrolet

Photo credit: General Motors

The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado will debut at next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, a little less than a year before it begins production in Wentzville, Mo. The completely re-engineered midsize pickup truck (in fact, the first new entrant in the segment in decades), we suspect, will be something of a downsized new Silverado, with more attention to weight savings, aerodynamics and targeted capability than any little pickup that has come before it.

Where big brother 2014 Silverado 1500 was promoted as stronger, smarter, and more capable than the pickup it replaced, Chevy says the new Colorado will deliver more capability, versatility and technology than any of the trucks that have come before it in this segment. That may sound like boasting, but consider that the compact/midsize pickup segment has been shrinking for more than 20 years now, with the last three years seeing the exit of several models.

Chevrolet just released this teaser photo to give buyers a visual idea of its “three-truck” strategy and why it’s banking that it will work:Chevy will have a truck for every need. For a long time, many in the industry assumed the midsize buyer was someone who couldn’t afford a full-size pickup. But a lot of things have changed since those assumptions were made, especially since new vehicle buyers now have fewer choices in the entry-level and downsized-option market.

Clearly something more fuel-efficient, less expensive and easier to park in a garage — not to mention that, generally speaking, a pickup truck always looks better than a crossover — could work for a lot of families and younger buyers.

Engine options remain a mystery but previous reports have indicated the Colorado could be offered with either a 2.5- or 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine. There’s no word on US-specifications but the Holden Colorado’s 2.5-liter unit produces 150 HP (110 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque , while the 2.8-liter unit develops 179 HP (132 kW) and up to 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) of torque.

Source: GM and PickUpTrucks.com

Are You Looking For Quality Used Cars

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, but you do not want to spend an arm and a leg, you should check out different dealers for an assortment of quality used cars. You have in mind what you are looking for; if you have a large family, you probably want a mini-van or a SUV, to fit everyone comfortably. If you only have one or two kids, you can probably get away with a hybrid, or a compact car. If you love outdoor with activities like, biking, fishing, camping, and so on, but do not want a huge car, a crossover may be the perfect choice.

A new car has its perks: it is clean, and scratch-free; it has never been driven by anyone else; you can pick out the color and added features, but the price for all of these advantages is high. You could spend thirty to fifty percent less, on the exact same car, just one year later. Your brand new car plummets in value as you drive away from the dealership, and you can purchase an air freshener for your vehicle that has the sought after, new car smell!

Quality used cars are sold by private sellers and dealerships, but with the private seller, you may only get half of the story. It is doubtful that they would disclose any negative information to you about the car; and they may have an emotional connection to the vehicle that makes negotiating the price a difficult task. When purchasing a car from the lot, the emotional bond is nonexistent. They did not get this car for their eighteenth birthday, or bring their new baby home from the hospital in it a decade ago; therefore, the salespeople just want to do whatever it takes to move the vehicle. Car lots are usually jam-packed with automobiles—they almost always have a surplus—this gives them more negotiating power than the average Joe.

 

Why Used?

Buying a car. It is an experience that many people dread. Automobiles can be expensive, time consuming, and full of confusion. However, purchasing your vehicle doesn’t have to be a painful experience. With plenty of thought and research, choosing the car that is right for you can be a positive experience and maybe even a little exciting. It also can be an experience that doesn’t put the financial strain on your budget that most people associate with a new vehicle. Taking a chance on the wide-world of used cars is one way to sidestep many of the anxieties buying a new car can bring.

So why purchase a used vehicle? There are many reasons why people might consider used cars. One of those is the fact that a brand-new automobile might not fit into an individual’s budget. New cars are often considered pricy, with large down payments and high long-term monthly payments. With the right used vehicle, your budge and your peace-of-mind can remain intact. It is often the case that getting financed for a used vehicle is much easier than for a new one. For those who have been hit with unexpected financial burden, credit scores can often be less-than-optimum. Many have become aware that a poor credit score can dramatically limit the loan options for a vehicle. It may be the case for some that only a certain grade of new vehicles will work with the financial option at their disposal. Taking a look at used cars could offer a much broader range of vehicles to choose from.

Having choices creates a certain empowerment for a buyer. Being able to select from a variety of transmission, drive, color, and body types means that you are more likely to purchase a vehicle that best suits your needs and desires when it comes to your transportation. It is not always the case that new vehicles surpass their predecessors in the area of reliability, so being able to select from a range of yearly models can also be a valuable option.

How and Why to regularly service your vehicle

Some people think that cars run on love.  As long as the car is talked nicely to and good vibes are thrown its’ way, it will run forever. I for one wish that was true, but, nothing could be further from the truth.  A car or truck is a complex machine with tens of thousands of moving parts that generate heat and pressure and work against friction and the elements and human error.  If you are interested in keeping your investment in tip top shape, you must be diligent about having it serviced regularly.

Car service means more than simply rotating the tires and changing the oil every 3,000 miles.  Although this is a good start, even tire wear and fresh oil is not enough.  You will want to have all of the engine’s belts checks, you will want to make sure the radiator and catalytic converter are functioning properly.  How do tell when your brakes need service?  When you hear a squealing upon applying the brakes, that indicates the pads are wearing and that it is time to take your car in for new ones.

When and why should you rotate your tires? A tire rotation and wheel balance is a great way to evenly age the working life of the tires, but when the tread is gone and the tires looking like racing slicks, it is time for new ones When it gets to this point, it is very dangerous to drive on them.  Quality tires should last you around 50,000 to 70,000 miles, depending on how you drive.  So, you should be expecting to purchase new tires every three to five years. Tires are the one thing connecting you to the road, keep that in mind when choosing the quality. Our Service department is fully trained to assist you find the best tires for your specific vehicle

When does a car need a major service? Depending on the age of your vehicle, at around 70,000 miles, most used vehicles will indicate that they are in need of major servicing.  The light that comes on at your dashboard is not a gimmick to get you down to the mechanic so they can gouge you with unnecessary repairs.  The electronic brain in your car is designed to recognize when something has failed or is working improperly.  When that ‘check engine’ light comes on, take the car down to your local mechanic or used car dealership. The technicians there will give you a diagnostic test and will let you know what is wrong and what the cost will be to fix it.
Often a “check engine” light is not a major expense but it is very imporant you contact a professional and have them diagnose that for you right away to avoid to further damage to something major like your engine.

If you have any concerns and would like to speak with one of our technicians or advisors please don’t hesistate to call us at 1-800-263-2000 or email direct at appointments@williamsonuxbridge.com

 

Auto Finance and Your Budget

Taking out a loan is typically a necessary part of buying a car.  Most people have to take out a car loan at some point in their lives so the more you know about budging for car loans, the better off you’ll be.

Car loans work like every other kind of loan.  For instance, if you wanted to purchase a car that was C$5,000 then you’d need to borrow that amount.  When you’re approved for that loan you can put that money towards the purchase of your car.  You’ll then need to make payments on that principal amount plus interest.  The total amount of interest you’ll pay on your loan will depend on what the finance rate was and how long it takes you to repay.  The larger your monthly payment and the less time you take to to fully repay, the smaller the total amount of interest you’ll have to repay.  When deciding how much money to borrow make sure you include the cost of taxes, licensing fees, and other related expenses.  If you don’t include these in the principal amount you apply for you’ll have to pay for them out of your own pocket.

To determine how large a loan payment you can afford to make each month, you’ll need to take a look at your budget.  A well-organized household budget is necessary to determining how much you can pay; if you don’t know how much of your income is being spent on various expenses you won’t make an accurate assessment of the amount you can afford to spend on a loan.  After all the necessary expenses have been deducted from your total monthly income, what’s left over?  How much of that amount can you comfortably afford to spend on a monthly loan payment?  This amount will be your reference point for selecting a car loan.

It’s important to keep your spending limit in mind when picking a car loan.  Since interest is difficult to pay off, you might find it helpful to save up as much money as you can before applying for a loan.  Then you’ll only need to borrow a partial amount.  Ultimately you want to be happy with the car you own and buying one that’s budget-friendly is going to make you very happy.

 

Used Vehicles, What A Good Deal

Buying a used car is a great way to save money, as opposed to buying a new car. New cars lose value fast. In fact, they are worth significantly less the moment their new owner drives them off the lot. If you want to save money and still get a car that is reliable, one of the best things that you can do is to buy from a used car dealership. Car dealerships do repairs and clean out cars before they sell them so you can feel confident that you are buying something safe and reliable. Of course, there are a lot of things that you should also do to make sure that you are getting a good deal when buying used vehicles.

Do background research on any car that you buy. Look at expert reviews on safety and durability for the make and model of the car that you are considering. Also, look at how much they are selling for in your area. When you have background information, you are better able to recognize a good deal when you see one.

Take time to test drive the used car so that you can see how it drives. If possible, drive it at a number of different speeds so that you can see how the gears shift and how the car runs. You may even want to have the car checked out by a mechanic. That is a great way to have peace of mind about your purchase. Also, take the opportunity to ask the dealer any questions that you may have.

When you find a great deal on a car that you love, don’t be afraid to pull the trigger. If you decide to wait on the purchase, someone else may come along and buy the car.

Getting a great deal on a used car is easy when you know what to do and how to negotiate.