2018 Buick Regal Active-Hood Technology Arrives in China

 

The 2018 Buick Regal brings new designs, more features, and upscale luxury at an affordable price. Now the American automaker is putting pressure on global competitors with a new safety feature that recently debuted in China. The Buick Regal’s Active-Hood technology aims to protect pedestrians involved in traffic accidents.

General Motors has rolled the technology out in Europe, Korea, and the United States over the past decade. Now, with 10 years of data in hand, the automaker is introducing the technology to the world’s largest automotive market.

“If you consider the European market alone—where GM first introduced this system in 2007—we have seen the number of fatalities drop by 50% in the last 10 years,” said Wahaj Hussain, lead Active Hood Systems engineer at General Motors.

The World Health Organization estimates that around half of the 700 daily fatalities from traffic accidents are pedestrians. That makes introducing the Active-Hood technology an absolute necessity.

The Active-Hood System raises the back end of the hood by four inches in order to reduce the impact when a vehicle strikes a pedestrian. It comes as a part of Buick’s eProtect smart safety technology suite. Other active safety technologies include Pedestrian Detection and Collision Mitigation Braking, among others.

We here at Phil Moore Buick GMC are happy to see Buick continuing to make vehicles safer around the world.

2018 Buick and GMC Models to Test Drive This Year

 

Phil Moore Buick GMC is excited to announce a number of 2018 Buick and GMC models that you will want to check out when they arrive at the dealership later this year. Among them are the 2018 GMC Terrain, 2018 Buick Enclave, and 2018 Buick Regal Sportback.

2018 GMC Terrain

The 2018 GMC Terrain gives you a slew of new power options, including the 1.5-liter turbocharged gas engine, the 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine, and the 2.0-liter turbocharged gas engine, with horsepower and torque ratings ranging from 170 horsepower to 252 horsepower and 203 lb-ft to 260 lb-ft. But it’s not just about power. The exterior and interior are laden with the latest design elements and technologies, like LED signature lighting and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

2018 Buick Enclave

Get a taste of pure luxury in the new Enclave, with exterior features, such as a rear power liftgate, a moonroof, and an all-new grille. Inside, the Enclave boasts features like ambient lighting and QuietTuning™ noise control. For optimal luxury, consider the completely new Buick Enclave Avenir.

2018 Buick Regal Sportback

The all-new Regal Sportback is all about performance with intelligent all-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine that generates up to 250 horsepower. If you want to even greater performance, opt instead for the new 2018 Buick Regal GS.

Contact Phil Moore Buick GMC to learn more.

2018 GMC Terrain Design is More Modern and Bolder Than Ever

GMC introduced the 2018 Terrain last month, which adds updates to its design, engineering, and interior to create a better driving experience. GMC says the 2018 GMC Terrain design will focus on bold, modern styling that stands out from the compact SUV crowd.

The new Terrain’s design blends an eye-catching exterior with functional accents to reduce noise and improve aerodynamics. Tested in a wind tunnel to determine the perfect shape for quietness and wind resistance, the new Terrain is the perfect SUV for communication and entertainment.

The Terrain’s grille, lighting, and body are sharper and more expertly sculpted, taking cues from GMC’s evolving design language. All 2018 Terrain models come with LED daytime running lights and taillights with optional bifunctional HID headlights.

Exceptional attention to detail make the Terrain look as luxurious as it rides, and that’s before you add on the Denali trim. The Terrain Denali has the signature design features of the Denali line, like the chrome grille, body color fascias, chrome roof rails, and more. The Denali trim will also feature LED headlights and 19-inch wheels.

The interior design reflects the premium feel of the exterior with soft-touch materials, an aluminum trim, and active noise cancellation to further improve the quiet refinement. Keep an eye out for more details surrounding the 2018 Terrain.