Buick Envision Scores Top Spot in J.D. Power Dependability Study

It’s impossible to talk about great all-American automakers without mentioning Buick. It’s been a power-player in the industry for more than a century, and has only improved over the years. Case in point, the Buick Envision just took home the gold in the 2021 J.D. Power Dependability Study.

The study surveys drivers who have owned their vehicles for three years, and then calculates a score based on the number of reported issues per 100 models. That means a lower score indicates higher dependability.

Claiming first place in any contest is impressive, but the 2021 Envision managed to hit a home-run in one of the most competitive segments in the industry — compact SUVs. While claiming the throne, it sped past other models like the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester.

With a score of 100, Buick came in fifth overall, laying waste to popular brands like Ford, INFINITI, Volvo, Jeep®, and Honda. Even better, it crushed the industry average by 21 points — a bar Tesla failed to cross by a full 55.

If you’re looking for a new vehicle that’s sure to stand the test of time, swing by Atzenhoffer and take a look at the new and award-winning 2021 Buick Envision.

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GM Plans to Hire 3,000 New Employees to Build Electric and Autonomous Cars

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General Motors is a company that is constantly looking toward the future when making financial decisions. Therefore, it was hardly shocking when GM committed to an upcoming vehicle lineup populated by electric and autonomous models.

GM recently announced the latest step in this initiative involves hiring approximately 3,000 new employees to bolster its tech-centered departments.

Said jobs will span a wide array of different categories, from IT to design and engineering. The one thing that they will all have in common is their central role in accelerating the electrification and autonomous capabilities of the GM family of vehicles.

“As we evolve and grow our software expertise and services, it’s important that we continue to recruit and add diverse talent,” explained GM President Mark Reuss.

This initiative isn’t just about making the GM vehicle library more advanced. It’s also designed to help the company produce a much smaller carbon footprint and create a more eco-friendly environment.

GM recently showcased its efforts up to this point with the unveiling of the new GMC Hummer. While the previous iteration of the Hummer was a gas-guzzling model, this new Hummer is actually an electric vehicle that maintains the performance the Hummer is famous for while simultaneously providing unmatched levels of fuel economy.

With this new wave of talent on its way to join the ranks at GM, we here at the Atzenhoffer family of dealerships are excited to see what the company introduces next.

Get the Lowdown on GM’s Air Ride Adaptive Suspension

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It’s not exactly a secret that General Motors is one of the largest designers and manufacturers of high-quality vehicles anywhere in the world. What sets the automaker apart, though, is its relentless dedication to improvement, even when competitors would have considered a model “good enough.” One recent example is the innovative Air Ride Adaptive Suspension system. Here’s what makes it so special.

 Intelligent engineering

GM Air Ride Adaptive Air Suspension is a masterpiece of creative design that combines intelligent software and standard hardware. An onboard computer reads weight distribution within the cabin and sends that information to all four corners of your vehicle, each of which is equipped with an air-powered shock absorber. Whether you’re on a smooth highway or a pothole-filled city road, the system can dynamically compensate for unevenness by lowering the body by up to 4 inches.

 Save money, drive smoother

The most obvious result is that Air Ride Adaptive Suspension will make virtually every drive more comfortable for both you and your passengers. But the benefits don’t stop there. First, you can take direct control of the system to lower your vehicle’s height by up to 2 inches when parked, making disembarking easier than ever. Plus, your properly-equipped GM will automatically bring itself three-quarters of an inch closer to the road when you’re moving at highway speeds, becoming more aerodynamic and increasing efficiency.

GM Air Ride Adaptive Suspension is currently available on exceptional GM vehicles like the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, and Cadillac Escalade. To learn more, check out our extensive online inventory or give us a call at Atzenhoffer Chevrolet Cadillac.

GM and EVgo Roll Out New Fast-Charging Stations

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General Motors and EVgo are teaming up to add 2,700 new fast-charging stations across the United States. These will not only give more drivers access to stations but may also persuade drivers to buy electric vehicles for the first time.

No small feat, this project will take place during the next five years, gradually expanding the EVgo network. Popular suburban and urban locations, such as retail stores, restaurants, grocery shops and entertainment centers, will gain the charging stations. As such, when driving your EV in Victoria, Texas, you may be able to more easily find a station.

The first stations will arrive at the beginning of 2021 and will be able to charge a maximum of four vehicles at once. They utilize 100 percent renewable energy and can charge your EV in as fast as 15 to 30 minutes. This means that you won’t have to take a break from exploring Port Lavaca for long if your vehicle is due for a charge.

General Motors also has announced plans to introduce at least 12 new EV models by 2023. With the increasing availability of charging stations, more drivers may be interested in purchasing these new vehicles.

If you’re interested in buying an EV or learning about the different models available, give us a call at Atzenhoffer, or view our inventory online.