This is the last post of the Davis Auto Blog to be published at this URL address as we have officially moved our blog to http://blog.davisgmctrucks.ca. All previous posts on this blog have been transferred to the new site so nothing is lost. We’ll see you over at the new address. Housewarming gifts accepted!
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Exciting news from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit – Buick has revealed their new small crossover!! Welcome the 2013 Encore to the family!! The Encore will be smaller than most other vehicles in its class, with a 2.66 meter wheelbase, but it packs 1,359 litres of cargo room onto a revised version of the platform used on the current subcompact Chevrolet Sonic. The Encore will also share its powertrain with the Sonic and Chevy Cruze, a 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder that cranks out 140 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque.
The Encore joins the Verano – this years new addition – to round an already stellar lineup with the Regal, Lacrosse, and Enclave SUV. It will get the same IntelliLink hands free bluetooth system with 17.7 cm LCD screen that is coming to all Buick models for 2012, and will also feature an all-new Active Noise Cancellation system which will make the Encore one of the quietest rides on the road.
” Buick Encore is a great-looking, smart choice for those who want luxury crossover amenities in a more maneuverable and agile vehicle,” said Tony DiSalle, US vice president of Buick Marketing. “It represents a luxury alternative for a new audience of Buick customers, and delivers features and flexibility not typically found in vehicles of its size today.”
The Encore will be hitting dealer lots in early 2013 – enjoy some pictures from the NAIAS for the time being!
Wow, there are some sharpshooters here in Medicine Hat! We had our ‘Shoot to Win’ competition yesterday with tickets to the World Junior Gold Medal game on the line, and had more than 50 competitors come in to test their skill on our targets. 16 of those contestants are walking away with great prizes – ranging from Gold and Bronze Medal game tickets, playoff round tickets, to Team Canada merchandise such as jerseys and hats. It was a tight race, Larry Leismeister led the way for most of the day with an incredible time of 20.5 seconds, but Les Beebe came in near the end of the day and stole the show with a time of 20.0 seconds, narrowly edging Larry out for the win. All in all it was a lot of fun, and we’d like to thank everyone who came out and tried to ‘Shoot to Win’ – congratulations to all of our winners!!
As part of our on-going ticket promotion for the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship, we will be drawing 100 lucky winners to “Shoot to Win” for a chance at tickets to the Gold & Bronze Medal games! Our 100 winners will be contacted to invite them to the dealership on Thursday, December 29th to play our “Shoot to Win” game – each participant will shoot an unlimited number of times at 4 targets set up in a net in our showroom. The second fastest to hit all 4 targets will win tickets to the Bronze Medal game, while the fastest player to hit all 4 targets will win our GRAND PRIZE – 2 TICKETS TO THE GOLD MEDAL GAME!!
Good luck to everyone who has entered so far! We hope to draw your name and see you on December 29th for your chance to Shoot to Win!!
We’ve made another draw for World Junior Championship tickets! Each week we will draw 3 names from our ballot box, and those lucky winners get to draw a game from either the Round Robin or Playoff games hosted in Calgary! At the end of December we will be having a grand prize draw where 100 people will be given the chance to “Shoot to Win” tickets to the Gold and Bronze medal games!
This weeks winners are Crystal Martin, Melanie Pocsik and Robert Heintz! Our winners can come in on Monday to draw their games!
Congrats to this weeks winners, and best of luck to everyone the rest of the way!! Remember, any purchase in any department of the dealership gets your name entered, so make sure to come down and get your ballot in!!
We’d also like to extend a huge thanks to Tim Davis for generously donating $1,000 in Duncan’s name to Movember for winning the contest!
We look forward to participating once again next year and do all we can to raise awareness and change the face of men’s health! For now, enjoy pictures of the rest of our sales team!
This Saturday, December 10 is our annual Lube, Oil, Filter Day at Davis GMC Buick. You can get your oil changed for a $45 donation with all proceeds benefitting the local Food Bank. You will also receive a tax receipt for your donation. Our staff generously donates their time and labor, and the dealership will match all donations made that day – in past years we have raised over $4,000 for different charities so lets make a difference for those less fortunate than us at this time of year! We’ll be doing oil changes from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, no appointments necessary.