Buick Takes Extra Steps to Protect Pedestrians

We are entering the time of year when more and more children are taking to the sidewalk, exiting buses, and crossing streets on their way to school, so it is a relief to learn about the extra steps to protect pedestrians Buick is taking in 2018.

The Statistics

If an accident occurs between a pedestrian and vehicle, it can often cause major injury or, in some cases, death, due to the extremely vulnerable position of the pedestrian. In fact, 15 percent of fatalities involving a car in the United States are due to pedestrian impacts. The new Active Hood Pedestrian Safety System, available in the 2018 Buick Regal GS, aims to make these types of tragedies a thing of the past.

Active Hood Pedestrian Safety System

The Active Hood Pedestrian Safety System works by deploying the hood away from the rock-hard engine components in the event of an accident, greatly decreasing the level of impact between the pedestrian and the most dangerous part of the vehicle. Essentially, the system functions like an external airbag or cushion. The Active Hood Pedestrian Safety System is able to achieve split-second responsiveness thanks to advanced sensors placed in the front bumper of the Buick Regal GS.

 

Taking steps to protect pedestrians is important, and Midland Buick GMC is proud to provide vehicles to our customers which increase the overall safety of our communities.

GM Partners with Amazon for New, Fun Delivery Option

We’ve all been there: we’re worried about when a package will be delivered, if we’ll be home, or if it’ll be left at our door out in the open. Starting this past April, however, over 7 million Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles will now have a new, fun, and convenient delivery option for Amazon purchases. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you eligible GM drivers can now choose an in-car delivery option.

To take advantage of this smart delivery option, simply download the Amazon Key App and link your Amazon and OnStar accounts. Once you link the accounts, a new delivery option will appear when you place an Amazon order: “In-Car” delivery. Drivers who use the app will get a notification when their package is on its way, when its delivered, and when their car is relocked. Voila! You now know your package is in a safe, secure spot. This delivery option is especially convenient for people who park their vehicles out front of their apartment buildings, or if you want to have a package delivered directly to your vehicle in your workplace’s parking lot, giving you access to it during the day.

Currently the service operates in 37 cities and requires a 2015 model vehicle or newer, with expanded coverage to come. If you want a vehicle that’s eligible for the Amazon program, come see the sales team at Midland Buick GMC to find the ride for you.

The 2019 Buick Envision Focuses on Drivers

It might not be that far into 2018, but Buick has already revealed the refreshed 2019 Envision. When tasked with updating the Envision, Buick turned to its customers and listened to what contemporary drivers are asking for, and the compact SUV that came from the conversation is sure to impress.

As the Envision’s chief engineer, Elizabeth Pilibosian, stated, “Some of the 2019 Envision’s most notable changes are the results of listening to our customers. Beneath the updated exterior are a number of changes guided by a goal of offering the most refined and pleasant driving experience possible.” With such an admirable goal at its heart, the 2019 Envision shines with its new design, powerful performance, and advanced technological features.

As a compact crossover SUV, the 2019 Envision is part of one of the fastest growing segments in America, and it’s a true luxury competitor. It comes with a standard 2.0-liter turbo engine that delivers an impressive 252 horsepower, along with a new nine-speed automatic transmission that offers improved acceleration. The engine is equipped with smart stop/start technology to boost fuel efficiency, but this feature can be deactivated by flipping a switch in the instrument panel if the driver so chooses.

The exceptional performance of the Envision is matched by its exceptional interior design. It offers a luxurious, comfortable interior, equipped with sculpted seats, QuietTuning™ technology to block exterior noise, and a standard 8-inch diagonal infotainment system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility.

These are only a few of the many desirable features that the 2019 Envision offers, as Buick truly strove to make the redesign driver-centric and customer-driven down to every detail. To learn more about the Buick Envision as we get closer to its release date, visit us at Midland Buick GMC Cadillac.