Meet the 2021 Buick Envision

The Buick Envision just keeps getting better — for the 2021 model year, this stylish SUV gained a refreshed exterior, additional standard safety technology, and an updated infotainment system. Here’s a closer look at what’s in store for this family-favorite upscale SUV.

“The 2021 Envision will be lower and wider, with premium proportion and striking styling designed to combine the expressiveness of a car with the practicality of an SUV,” said Helen Emsley, executive director for Global Buick and GMC Design.

In addition to its confident new stance, the Envision will boast tons of new safety tech. These features include a Safety Alert Seat, Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Park Assist and Front Pedestrian Braking. For even more peace of mind, you can opt for HD Surround Vision, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a Rear Camera Mirror, and Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist.

 

But that isn’t the only tech that new Envision has to offer. You can upgrade to enjoy a 10-inch infotainment touch-screen display. And the upgraded infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® smartphone compatibility, along with Amazon Alexa™ connectivity.

 

And for the first time in the nameplate’s history, you’ll be able to choose a Buick Envision Avenir for even more luxury. Although details haven’t been released about the new range-topping trim level, expect it to boast plenty of luxurious amenities.

For the latest news about upcoming Buick models, contact us at Danny Len Buick GMC.

Buick Encore Sales Skyrocket

The Buick Encore, an exceptional subcompact crossover SUV, once again proved its popularity when its sales surged by 22 percent at the end of 2019, placing it in the top four best-selling vehicles in its highly-competitive category. The increased demand for of the Encore means the models at Danny Len are selling fast; come in soon if you want a car perfect for the whole family.

 

28,497 Buick Encores were sold in the last three months of 2019, a major leap from the 23,326 units sold at the same time in 2018. The 102,402 Encores sold in 2019 represented an overall increase of 10 percent from the previous year, reaffirming the ever-growing desirability of the family SUV.

 

The Encore is popular in Canada and Mexico as well, where its fourth-quarter sales grew by 4 percent and 15 percent, respectively. The 40-day UAW strike during the fourth quarter of 2019 did not affect the production of the Encore; its supply chain went on as scheduled.

 

The 22 percent growth of the Encore in 2019’s fourth quarter outpaces the overall growth of the segment over the same time period, demonstrating the positive momentum that the Buick Encore has built over the years.

 

We’re proud to offer the people of Mt. Dora the car everyone seems to want: the 2020 Buick Encore. Get behind the wheel today at Danny Len Buick GMC.

GMC is one of the longest-lasting brands on the road

More than 15.8 million vehicles were evaluated in a recent iSeeCars.com survey to determine which models are the longest-lasting models still on the road. One of the brands left standing after the rigorous testing process was GMC. GMC finished third out of all brands, with 1.4 percent of all GMC vehicles reaching 200,000 miles or more.

The GMC Yukon XL was one of those models, and was actually found to be the most likely to be able to reach 300,000 miles. On top of incredible reliability and an impressive ability to last for nearly a quarter of a million miles, the Yukon delivers about 39.3 cubic feet available behind the third row, making it a perfect option for road trips when you need space for luggage.

The GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Canyon were also named to the list of long-lasting GMC vehicles. The Sierra 1500 is available in five different trim levels, enabling you to pick one that best suits your needs. It features a 6.2-liter V8 engine or an available 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine to deliver some extra power.

The GMC Canyon is available in four trim levels, and is capable of towing up to 7,700 pounds when it has the right equipment. To give it a necessary blend of efficiency and power, the Canyon earns an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 30 mpg on the highway.*

If you want to get behind the wheel of one of the longest-lasting vehicles on the road, pay us a visit at Danny Len Buick GMC and browse our extensive inventory of GMCs.

*EPA estimated 20 city/30 hwy 2WD with the available Duramax 2.8L Turbo Diesel engine.

The CarbonPro™ Bed Can Withstand Hurricane Forces

The CarbonPro™ Bed | Danny Len Buick GMC | Mount Dora, FL

The GMC CarbonPro™ bed is the world’s first carbon-fiber composite truck bed, delivering best-in-class protection against corrosion, dents, and scratches. GMC knew that rigorous testing was the only way to create a bed of such quality, which is why they put it up against projectiles flying at Category One hurricane-force speeds.

 

The carbon-fiber makeup of the CarbonPro™ bed replaces the rolled steel used on traditional trucks. Naturally, it stood up magnificently against hurricane-force projectile testing. When compared to competitors, the GMC-exclusive bed demonstrated greater rebound efficiency, meaning the objects bounced right off instead of denting the bed.

 

Testing also included dropping 1,800-pound gravel loads, 450-pound water-filled steel drums, and cinder blocks onto the space-age bed. It was its exceptional performance in these tests that inspired GMC engineers to up the difficulty level with the Category 1 hurricane-force projectiles.

 

The benefits of the CarbonPro™ bed are numerous. The carbon-fiber composite is lighter than the typical steel found in truck beds, but it still manages to increase payload capacity from the traditional ones. An extra cubic foot of cargo space is possible thanks to the highly formable material, and indentations in the floor are built for the wheels of your dirt and street bikes.

 

If you want a truck that can work, play, and do everything in between, you want a GMC equipped with the state-of-the-art CarbonPro™ bed. To learn more, chat with one of our experts at Danny Len Buick GMC.

GMC introduces the Hummer EV

After nine years, the beloved Hummer is back, but not in the way you may have expected. Rather than the gas-guzzling powerhouse of yesteryear, the newest edition is powered exclusively by an electric motor. So, without further ado, welcome to the Hummer EV.

What little we know about the Hummer EV is that’s meant to be as capable off the road as on it, and with GMC’s recent promise a rugged AT4 trim from every vehicle in its lineup, there very well may be a nostalgia-inducing SUV-type trim of the Hummer EV as well as the base “pickup” model. In terms of appearance, details are sparse, as the only image available is the teaser image released ahead of the year’s biggest football game – depicting a six-slat grille with an illuminated “HUMMER” emblazoned on the front.

Though the new Hummer EV won’t have the V8 gas engine fans have grown to expect from the brand, GMC promises the Hummer EV should be able to rave from 0-60 miles per hour in around 3.0 seconds, making it a rival to almost any sports car on the market. Though GMC has been somewhat hush-hush about the revolutionary vehicle, the promise of off-road capabilities means there’s likely to be an all-wheel-drive system and electric motors for both the front and rear axles.

The Hummer EV will be built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, and is expected to go on sale in the fall of 2021, likely for the 2022 model year. We can’t wait to see you right here at Danny Len Buick GMC when the groundbreaking Hummer EV finally hits the road.

Buick had the most seen car commercial of 2019

In 2019, the automotive industry spent more money on television advertisements than any other sector, meaning that viewers saw commercials for new vehicles more than any other product. However, Buick’s reach stood head and shoulders above the competition as the luxury brand had the most seen car commercial of the year.

The ad in question is called “Mistaken Identity.” It showcased the whole lineup of modern Buicks. The commercial, which features a song called “It’s Alright” by electronic duo Matt and Kim, brought in a massive 5.7 billion TV ad impressions.

Among the many vehicles pictured in the spot were the new Buick Regal GS and Regal TourX. These two models took the place of the previous Buick Regal, which served as a luxury mid-size sedan. In the 2018 model year, the Regal split into the GS, a sleek sportback with a fun performance, and the TourX, a luxurious and adventurous wagon.

The heavily-viewed ad highlights the exciting new design philosophy of Buick and portrays the versatility of the automaker’s lineup. In the ad, people with all different lifestyles keep mixing up which Buick is theirs — surfers, a husband and wife, a valet. No matter which car or SUV they have, their Buick shows off the sleek, sophisticated design that’s consistent in all current models.

As good as “mistaken Identity” is, the best way to see what Buick is all about is to get behind the wheel right here at Danny Len Buick GMC.

Tips for driving with pets

Driving with Pets | Mt. Dora, FL

Driving with pets can be incredibly fun, but there are also some important safety tips to keep in mind. Whether you’re taking a cross-country road trip or simply taking your dog or cat to the vet for a checkup or routine appointment, there are several things you can do to make the ride safer and more enjoyable for everyone in the car — especially your pet.

First and foremost, use a safety restraint at all times. It can be tempting to carry your pet in your lap, but this can be seriously dangerous. Not only can they cause distractions, but in an accident, the impact an animal could experience on a surface like the dashboard, steering wheel or even the back of a seat could potentially be fatal. Depending on the size of your pet, you can get a harness, car-friendly carrier, pet booster seat, or rear-seat divider.

Next, avoid letting your pet stick its head out the window. While it might make your dog especially happy to get some fresh air and potentially delight passing drivers, putting their head out the window could have harmful effects. It can cause damage to mucosal membranes (such as in their nose and eyes). Road debris like gravel or poorly-secured cargo can be lethal at high speeds as well.

Also consider taking more frequent brakes. A good rule of thumb is to treat your pet like a toddler when you’re on a road trip. That means stopping at least every two hours for a bathroom break, and be sure to give your pet food and water (as long as it doesn’t make them car sick). Finally, stopping more frequently lets your pet enjoy new areas, even if it’s just a rest stop — something they’re bound to appreciate.

If you want any more tips on how to keep your pet safe and happy on the road, stop by Danny Len Buick GMC and ask knowledgeable members of our staff how they keep their furry friends secure during trips.

3 Fascinating Museums in Mt. Dora

Mt. Dora Historical Society | Mt. Dora, FL |

Mt. Dora, Florida, is full of history and culture, and as proud members of the community, all of us at Danny Len Buick GMC want to celebrate that fact. If you want a fun way to spend a weekend, visit these three museums in Mt. Dora.

Mt. Dora Historical Society

Though this is probably the smallest museum in the area, it’s jam-packed with history. The building was Mt. Dora’s original firehouse and jail. Inside is a dizzying array of local historical artifacts and memorabilia. The Historical Society experts are happy to guide you through a knowledgeable tour.

Modernism Museum

For something newer, head to Main Street and stop in at the Modernism Museum. Never without stunning exhibits, the Modernism Museum showcases bold pieces and wonderful collections from modern geniuses of the last 70 years. Check their events list to sit in on fascinating luncheons or attend live music concerts.

Mount Dora Center for the Arts

If you love art, the Center for the Arts practically overflows with it. Not only is it the perfect place to schedule art classes in different mediums, but the Center also has a constant display of exhibits. They gladly welcome local artists to host exhibitions of their work so you can get a taste of the artistic talent in Mt. Dora. Make sure you don’t miss the annual Arts Festival that takes up the entire stretch of downtown.

If your car needs any maintenance before you head out to one of these museums, set up an appointment with the service department at Danny Len Buick GMC. We’ll have you on your way in  no time!

Fall events in Mount Dora, Florida

Mount Dora Fall Events

Are you looking for some Fall events in Mount Dora? There is a range of events happening in the region, whether you want to celebrate the holidays with your pets or participate in the annual lights festival — there’s something for everyone. Bring the whole family to experience the unique charms of Mount Dora in the fall.

The Mount Dora Heroes Foundation Paw Parade

First, consider the Mount Dora Heroes Foundation Paw Parade. You can bring your pets to this exciting event, which is held at Sunset Park and Alexander Street on November 25, starting at 9:00 am. For just $5, you can dress up your furry friend and take part in this truly one-of-a-kind parade while supporting a worthy cause.

The 35th Annual Light up Mount Dora Event

Check out the 35th annual Light up Mount Dora event, which will be held after the Paw Parade on November 25. Starting at 4:30 pm in downtown Mount Dora, there will be a live show that includes music, dancers, and more. The main feature is when the town turns on more than two million lights in the downtown area, a truly unforgettable night.

The Seventh Annual Lighting of the Main Street Christmas Tree

For one last touch of seasonal festivities, don’t miss the seventh annual Lighting of the Main Street Christmas Tree, which takes place during Thanksgiving weekend. You and your family can get in the holiday spirit by watching as a 40-foot tree is lit on Main Street.

All of here at Danny Len Buick GMC hope to see you at one or more of these wonderful events. Before you go, make sure your car is ready for winter with a quick service appointment to make sure all of your routine maintenance is up to date.

2020 GMC Truck Updates

2020 GMC Sierra | Mt Dora, FL

GMC is improving its 2020 truck lineup with bold designs, smart technologies, and new standard safety features.

Sierra

The 2020 Sierra offers segment-leading features with the expansion of its carbon fiber bed and ten-speed automatic transmission. It also added a 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine, along with some other tech updates.

One such addition is the upgraded ProGrade Trailering System that features a segment-leading 15 total available camera views, including a class-first transparent trailer view. GMC also added an Adaptive Cruise Control Camera mounted behind the rearview mirror capable, which can bring the Sierra to a complete stop in an emergency.

Sierra Heavy Duty

GMC started production on the all-new Sierra Heavy Duty this summer, and it combines heightened trailering capability with tech designed to inspire confidence while towing up to a class-leading 35,500 pounds. The Sierra Heavy Duty also introduced the first-ever Allison ten-speed automatic transmission, and when combined with the 6.6L Duramax turbo diesel engine, the pickup delivers unparalleled power.

Canyon

GMC has also added new features to its 2020 Canyon like a standard Tire Fill Alert and an available remote locking tailgate.

GMC is also making a new Driver Alert package available, as well as offering Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure warning systems on the All-Terrain trim. A new Carbon Black Metallic exterior color choice finalizes the updates to the Canyon’s 2020 model.

If you’re a fan of GMC’s top-range pickups, then there’s a lot to be excited about in the 2020 model year. Come by Danny Len Buick GMC and experience the newest versions of your favorite trucks in person.