Though just about everyone knows that GMC plans to revive the Hummer as an all-electric vehicle, we’ve only had a few details to keep us fed until the automaker officially releases specifications later this fall. Ahead of the GMC Hummer EV’s official unveiling, we’ve compiled a list of what we know about the iconic nameplate’s rebirth so far.
Be One with Nature: The all-new GMC Hummer EV is reported to have modular sky panels and an open-air infinity roof. Most experts believe this means the GMC Hummer will come with removable roof panels that allow you to commune with nature when you’re on-the-go.
Dual Form-Factors: The original Hummer had the power of a pickup truck and the aggressive form of an SUV. Based on several promotional photos teasing the rebooted Hummer’s silhouette, it appears drivers will be able to pick between either a Hummer SUV with a rear-mounted tire or a Hummer truck with a sizeable cabin and functional bed.
It’s Electric: Perhaps the most surprising revelation about the brand-new GMC Hummer is that it is expected to be an all-electric powerhouse. This new zero-emissions engine is a far cry from the original Hummer’s oft-maligned reputation as a gas-guzzler. The Hummer EV will feature an innovative Utium battery that charges at lightning speed.
When Buick introduced its first-ever Buick Encore GX model, fans of the traditional Buick Encore feared it might signal the funeral toll for their beloved SUV. Those fears were quickly abated, as Buick confirmed that the Encore would remain a part of its ever-growing SUV lineup.
During the final days of May, production of the 2020 Buick Encore model came to an end at the GM Bupyeong production plant. Thankfully, it didn’t take long for Buick to begin production on the 2021 Buick Encore, as it started early in June.
So, what can eager Encore fans expect from the 2021 Encore model? According to reports, the 2021 Buick Encore will only see a few minor changes for its latest iteration. The 2021 Encore is set to receive a few new exterior hues. More importantly, it will also add the Forward Collision Alert safety feature. One thing that won’t experience a major change is the price, as most sources agree that the Buick Encore will maintain its spot in the $23,000 price range.
Unfortunately, Buick has not announced when the new Buick Encore will officially hit the road, though some reports suggest the spring of next year. Whenever the 2021 Buick Encore does make its way to the Buick family of vehicles, you can rest assured that we will have some in stock here at Temecula Valley Buick GMC.
If you thought the upcoming redesign of the 2021 Buick Envision would only include updates to the beloved midsize SUV’s exterior and powertrain, you were sorely mistaken. The all-new 2021 Buick Envision is also expected to include a complete overhaul of the crossover’s already-luxurious interior.
In early July 2020, Car and Driver reported that a Chinese General Motors partner called SAIC released photos that appeared to depict the interior of the upcoming 2021 Envision. Like the Envision’s brand-new exterior, the SUV’s redesigned interior is sporty and sophisticated thanks to sweeping sightlines, bold textures, and Buick’s trademark penchant for luxury.
The most attention-grabbing feature of the all-new Envision is a massive 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The screen, which is slightly pointed towards the driver to replicate the ultimate sports car experience, is seamlessly integrated into the dash along with climate controls for a futuristic aesthetic.
The leaked interior photos depict two unique, high-contrast colorways. The first, a sumptuous symphony of deep chestnut and vibrant auburn leathers, is warm and inviting. The second color combination, which features a more traditional black and cream combo, is opulent and sophisticated with its lean lines and crisp quilted seats.
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The Buick Envision is getting a full redesign for the 2021 model year, and it couldn’t look more different from the outgoing model.
Where the current Envision compact SUV is rounder, with a short nose and stockier proportions, the 2021 Envision is sleek, angular, and exudes style. The new version of this five-passenger compact SUV sits lower to the ground and has a wider stance, giving it a distinctly athletic appearance.
Buick hasn’t said much about the 2021 Envision besides the photos of its striking new design, but we do know that it will come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The automaker also revealed that the new Envision will offer an available advanced Head-Up Display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, and a standard Buick Driver Confidence package with a range of safety and driver assist technologies.
The 2020 Envision delivers a stunning interior with tons of technology, so the 2021 model will likely just build on it further. The crystal-clear touchscreen with multiple camera views, Buick QuietTuning® technology with Active Noise Cancellation, available wireless charging, and other comfort and convenience amenities will likely carry over to the 2021 Envision.
All of us here at Temecula Valley Buick GMC can’t wait to see what the redesigned Envision looks like on the inside, and get our hands on it for real when it launches early next year.
Cars are built to be driven, which means that even when yours is sitting idle in Temecula Valley, there are some important maintenance tips to keep in mind. From regular service and cleaning to adding special chemicals to the fuel, there are a number of things you can do to keep your car in prime condition – even when it’s not in use.
Try to stay in motion
Start your car and move it every other week. You don’t have to go far, but let the vehicle idle to temperature, let the fluids circulate, and move the wheels. If it sits for weeks on end, you might get water in the system, warped tires, rusted rotors, and degraded gaskets and rubber parts.
Don’t forget the basics
Southern California service requirements are a bit different than elsewhere, but while your car sits idle, you should do what you normally would. For example, change the oil every three to five months, even when you’re not driving, as oil breaks down over time. Change the engine air filter and cabin air filter, top off fluids, and check tire pressure.
Be proactive to prevent damage
Finally, add a fuel stabilizer and a trickle charger. A fuel stabilizer is a chemical that prevents the gasoline from going bad, and without it, you may need to have the tank, pump, lines, and injectors cleaned or replaced. A trickle charger keeps the battery fully juiced even when the car is off, and most trickle chargers don’t need to be plugged in, either.
For more tips on how to keep your car in tip-top condition while it sits idle — or to schedule a maintenance appointment — don’t hesitate to give us a call right here at Temecula Valley Buick GMC.
Here at Temecula Valley Buick GMC, the customer is at the center of everything that we do. We’re constantly looking for ways to make the car-buying process simpler for you and make every part of finding your next favorite vehicle better than ever. The latest way that we are doing just that is by starting up our very own Temecula Valley Buick GMC blog.
This blog will provide you with the latest news surrounding the various vehicle brands we carry here at Temecula Valley Buick GMC. And seeing as we have one of the largest inventories in the area, you can expect to see how-to maintenance tips, industry updates, and fun headlines from across the automotive world. Whether you want to learn more about the latest Buick and GMC models or simply want to expand your general knowledge about automobiles, there will be plenty of resources for you to tap into.
Furthermore, we know how important the various events and news surrounding the Temecula Valley area can be for you. So, this blog will also host posts about local events and stories, so we can connect with you and the community we love so much.
We look forward to seeing you at Temecula Valley Buick GMC’s recently renovated sales floor sometime in the near future, whether you’re ready to buy your next vehicle, schedule a service appointment or just feel like talking about cars.