What is Ultium from General Motors?

What is Ultium? | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

General Motors is paving the way for an electrified future for its vehicles and the drivers who love them. They have even set a pressure-cooker deadline. By 2025, the automaker plans shoppers will have 30 new electric vehicles to choose from in its brands’ lineups. How will the automaker achieve such a bold goal of revolutionizing how their vehicles are powered? It starts with its innovative Ultium Platform

Ultium Platform basics

The way GM plans to outfit its range of vehicle types from cars, SUVs, trucks, and even commercial vehicles, is with a versatile power unit that mimics a “one-size fits all” capability. That’s the Ultium Platform — a modular battery and drive unit that has the flexibility to electrify the GM range of vehicles thanks to its pouch cell design.

Ultium power

Not only is Ultium flexible and versatile, it also provides a powerful punch to every drive and an impressive range that keeps you on the road for miles and miles.

“The next generation of EVs by General Motors will be as responsive as they are powerful. Ultium enables a near 50/50 weight distribution of the vehicle and a lower center of gravity, which together result in a vehicle that’s sporty, responsive and allows for spirited driving,” reports GM.

Learn more about the Ultium Platform from GM and see it in action under the hood of the GMC HUMMER EV at Mitchell Buick GMC in San Angelo, Texas.

Spring Maintenance Tips

Spring Maintenance | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

With warmer weather just around the corner, it is the perfect time to make sure your vehicle is ready. Get your essential spring maintenance done by scheduling a service appointment at Mitchell Buick GMC in San Angelo, Texas.

Oil change

Engine oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. It works to keep your engine clean and cool. Over time, dirt and other debris collect in the oil and cause it to thicken. If not changed regularly, that thick engine sludge can damage the engine leading to even more expensive service costs.

Tire maintenance

Your tires keep your vehicle in contact with the road. Routine maintenance ensures they last as long as they should and keep you safe. Tire maintenance typically includes regular tire rotations, which promote even wear, and air pressure checks. Your tires should be inflated at a specific air pressure. When that pressure is too low or too high, this can cause premature damage to your tires.

Battery check

After the colder winter temperatures, your battery may have experienced some stress. Have it tested to make sure it has enough life left to make it through the intense Texas heat.

HVAC inspection

No one wants to be left without air conditioning when Texas summer rolls around. An HVAC inspection makes sure everything is working properly to keep you cool.

Contact us at Mitchell Buick GMC in San Angelo if you need to schedule a seasonal service appointment before your upcoming summer travels.

First-Ever GMC Sierra Denali EV Coming Soon

GMC Sierra 1500 EV | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

GMC continues to push the boundaries of what can be done with electrification. Following the hit HUMMER EV, GMC will add the first-ever Sierra Denali EV to the lineup very soon.

In its first teaser image, we only get a taste of how the front of the GMC Sierra Denali EV looks. In place of a standard grille design, the Sierra EV appears to have a body-color panel surrounded by LED lights. In addition, the GMC nameplate in the center appears to glow. Bold LED headlights in the shape of an inverted L flank the center grille.

If you are ready to make the switch to electric, consider the HUMMER EV, available currently as a pickup. This rugged truck is designed to conquer the outdoors. It is available with innovative driving modes including a diagonal crabwalk and an extract mode that lifts the truck by 6 inches. Imagine the new off-road destinations you can try with innovative features like that.

For those of you who still want a traditional truck, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is arriving now at Mitchell Buick-GMC in San Angelo, Texas. This truck offers best-in-class diesel towing with a capacity of up to 13,000 pounds. It will also be the first pickup in its class to offer the advanced hands-free Super Cruise™ technology.

GMC will reveal the Sierra Denali EV later this year. Check back at the Mitchell Buick-GMC blog for all the details.

Why Buy a Buick or GMC Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

Shop Used Buick or GMC | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

You already know that the Buick and GMC lineups offer diverse vehicle types with well-equipped interiors, powerful performance, stylish designs, and the latest in safety tech. If buying new is out of your budget or you just want more bang for your buck, consider a Buick or GMC Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. When you’re considering a CPO vehicle from Mitchell Buick-GMC in San Angelo, Texas, you’ll enjoy lots of great perks to go with an incredible vehicle.

In order to be certified by General Motors, a pre-owned Buick or GMC vehicle must

  • Be no older than six model years
  • Have 75,000 miles or less on the odometer
  • Pass a 172-point inspection
  • Have a clean title and CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™

If a Buick or GMC vehicle meets these qualifications, it’s then offered with a 6-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty and 12-Month/12,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty. You’ll also get your first two service visited included as part of the Scheduled Maintenance Program.

Better still, these perks apply to the latest and best vehicles the Buick and GMC brands have to offer. From the Buick Encore GX to the Enclave Avenir to the GMC Acadia to the Sierra 1500, a Buick or GMC Certified Pre-Owned vehicle delivers the goods.

If you’re looking for the goods in San Angelo, get down to Mitchell Buick-GMC. We’ve got a great selection of CPO vehicles as well as a great offering of new and pre-owned.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited Arrives at Mitchell Buick-GMC

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited has made its impressive debut at Mitchell Buick-GMC. The stylish light-duty pickup truck has so much to offer in 2022, and we can’t wait for you to stop by for a test drive. Until you make it in for a closer look, here are a few highlights of the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited.

Versatile tailgate

The reason you choose to drive a truck is the space and functionality its bed delivers for work and outdoor pursuits. The 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited optimizes that functionality with the available MultiPro™ Tailgate, which offers six positions to help secure your gear better and offer easier access to the cargo area. The 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited also offers more cargo volume in the bed than rival trucks with a maximum 89.1 cubic feet.

Strong engine lineup

You have the choice of four incredible engines in the 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited. Depending on the trim you choose, you can utilize a 2.7-liter Turbo gas engine, a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8, 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, or a Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel V8, which generates 460 lb-ft of torque.

Diverse trim levels

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited offers a diverse lineup of trim levels including the ultra-luxurious Denali and off-road ready AT4. If you’ve got plans to stand out in 2022, the Sierra Limited helps you shine.

Contact Mitchell Buick-GMC in San Angelo, Texas, to get a closer look at the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited. We have it in stock and ready to test drive.

New Ultifi Platform to Debut in 2023 Models

GM Ultifi | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

In September, GM announced the introduction of its new Ultifi platform, which will streamline and simplify the installment of new software to your vehicle, enhancing connectivity for you and your family.

The Ultifi platform is an enhancement of the Vehicle Intelligence Platform, which is already rolling out in some GM models. VIP offers over-the-air software updates, fast and safe connections to outside sources, and faster data processing. Ultifi builds upon the capabilities of VIP, enabling “accelerated development and deployment of software and applications over the air to millions of customers, without affecting basic hardware controls,” according to a GM press release.

Ultifi will work similarly to your smartphone in its personalization options, upgrades, and wide variety of apps. Adding Ultifi to your vehicle will give you easy access to the newest capabilities offered by developers. GM also enables you to save some settings to authenticated accounts so you can transfer between Ultifi-equipped GM vehicles.

The cloud-based connectivity of the new Ultifi platform will let you enjoy the full spectrum of your digital life from the comfort of your vehicle. Future projections include using facial recognition software to start your car, linking your vehicle to your smart home, and adjusting teen driver settings based on their real-time location.

The Ultifi platform will start appearing on GM products in 2023. Can’t wait that long for your next ride? Come see what we have in stock today at Mitchell Buick GMC in San Angelo, Texas.

GMC Reveals Cool Canyon AT4 Concept Truck

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

To give you a taste of what the new Canyon AT4 can do, GMC revealed an awesome concept truck this summer at Overland Expo Mountain West 2021. The GMC Canyon AT4 Concept shows the truck’s impressive potential for off-road exploration and adventure-minded customization.

“We wanted to showcase GMC Canyon with this concept and punctuate GMC’s commitment to premium, off-road capable vehicles,” said Buick and GMC Vice President Duncan Aldred. “Consumer reaction to this concept’s design will help us further serve the growing market of buyers leading authentic outdoor lifestyles.”

So what’s the GMC Canyon AT4 Concept got going for it? On top of its 3.6-liter V6 and Multimatic DSSV™ dampers, you get upgrades like 33-inch BFGoodrich KM3 Mud-Terrain tires wrapped around 17-inch AEV Crestone wheels. This allows the GMC Canyon AT4 Concept to ford up to 31.1 inches and gives it a total 10 inches of ground clearance.

The GMC Canyon AT4 Concept also boasts upgrades that help you make the most of your trip, like a roof-mounted tent, 270-degree awning, and a functional kitchenette. These upgrades make the Canyon AT4 a next-level off-road vehicle if you’re eager to get out there and explore San Angelo, Texas, and beyond.

If you’d like to learn more about the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4, contact the friendly experts at Mitchell Buick-GMC.

2022 GMC Acadia Arrives at Mitchell Buick-GMC

2022 GMC Acadia | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

The midsize 2022 GMC Acadia is rolling into Mitchell Buick-GMC in San Angelo, Texas. This comfortable, capable family vehicle is what you need for commuting, errands, or family getaways.

Economical and Fun

GMC makes its new Acadia a fun-to-drive yet economical SUV thanks to a pair of impressive engine options. The standard 2.0-liter Turbo four-cylinder delivers robust power and acceleration, but it’s a great option for saving money at the pump with up to 29 mpg on the highway.* If you want more might, the Acadia AT4 and Denali offer a 3.6-liter V6 which makes 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque.

Safe and Smart

With three rows of seating and an upscale interior, the 2022 GMC Acadia is a sound option for growing families in San Angelo. On top of this, the Acadia features GMC Pro Safety Plus standard, equipping it with a bevy of driver-assist safety features. GMC Pro Safety Plus includes technologies like Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Warning.

The 2022 GMC Acadia offers great presence, giving you plenty of curb appeal wherever you go. If you’re ready to treat yourself to the standout vehicle you deserve, check out our inventory of 2022 GMC Acadia SUVs and schedule your test drive at Mitchell Buick-GMC in San Angelo.

*EPA-est mpg 22 city/29 hwy (FWD) with 2.0L engine.

New 2022 Buick Enclave Coming Soon to San Angelo, TX

2022 Buick Enclave | Mitchell Buick-GMC | San Angelo, TX

The refreshed 2022 Buick Enclave will arrive in San Angelo, Texas, later this fall — and it’s sure to make a sizable splash. The new-look Enclave features updated front and rear styling, an improved interior, and more standard safety features. Add that to its three rows of premium seating, and the new 2022 Enclave is an excellent choice for any family looking to get around in style.

“The 2022 Buick Enclave’s enhancements elevate the design and driving experience that premium SUV customers have come to expect and appreciate,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global Buick and GMC. “After nearly 15 years as one of the segment’s pioneering premium SUVs, the Enclave continues to reward customers by offering more style and substance.”

On the exterior, the 2022 Enclave features an elevated, sharp design. The front fascia, headlamps, grille, and rear fascia have all been enhanced. The result is one of the most fetching vehicles Buick has ever made, and one of the handsomest you’ll be able to find in San Angelo, Texas, at Mitchell Buick-GMC.

Inside, the Enclave feels comforting and warm thanks to its premium soft-touch materials throughout the cabin. The restyled center console features a push-button Electronic Transmission Range Select. For added luxury, the available heated and ventilated front seats also feature massage settings.

The most significant update to the 2022 Enclave is the expansion of standard intelligent safety features. This year, the Enclave includes the Buick Driver Confidence Plus Package with Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Park Assist, a Following Distance Indicator, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

If 2022 will be your year for upgrading to a new vehicle, the new Buick Enclave is a smart and stylish choice. Sign up to learn more about the new Enclave and be one of the first to experience it in person at Mitchell Buick-GMC.

GMC HUMMER EV Crushes Off-Road Testing in Moab

GMC HUMMER EV Crushes Off-Road Testing in Moab | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

Moab, Utah, is known for its breathtaking vistas and rocky terrain. Because of its fame as an off-roading destination, Moab is the ideal place to test off-road-ready vehicles. And that’s exactly what GMC did earlier this year with the upcoming HUMMER EV.

It’s no surprise that the HUMMER EV crushed off-road testing in Moab. Thanks to features like Extract Mode, Terrain Mode, CrabWalk, and One-Pedal Driving, the Utah desert was no match for the all-electric supertruck. Terrain Mode offers two different braking calibrations that you can either use traditionally with two pedals and a mild braking option or with One-Pedal Driving and regenerative braking. One-Pedal Driving and Terrain Mode together allow you to easily climb steep hills and crawl over rocks in your HUMMER EV without batting an eyelid, making this supertruck a super beast off-road.

CrabWalk allows the HUMMER EV to drive diagonally, which lets the truck traverse even the most challenging terrain with ease. Extract Mode lifts the truck approximately 6 inches higher off the ground, so you can drive over boulders or through deep water with confidence.

The one-of-a-kind GMC HUMMER EV is slated to hit dealership showrooms this fall. Want to learn more about the HUMMER EV and its SUV sibling? Mitchell Buick GMC in San Angelo, Texas, can help you find your perfect match in the HUMMER EV lineup.

VIN 001 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 Raises $2.5 Million for Veterans

First GMC HUMMER EV Raises $2.5 Million For Charity | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

Anticipation is off the charts for the electrifying new 2022 GMC HUMMER EV supertruck. In fact, the first one to roll off the production line, the VIN 001 HUMMER EV Edition 1, brought in $2.5 million for American heroes at a recent charity auction in Arizona.

The money from the sale of the VIN 001 HUMMER EV Edition 1 will go toward the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. This organization, which was started in honor of Sept. 11 first responder Stephen Siller, provides mortgage-free homes for badly injured veterans and Gold Star families.

The auctioneer, Barrett-Jackson, waived the usual fees for an auction sale. That means Tunnel to Towers will receive the entire $2.5 million in proceeds.

“One hundred percent of the hammer price from this auction will resonate across America,” said Frank Siller, the foundation’s CEO. “This donation from the HUMMER EV Edition 1 will help build homes for our catastrophically injured veterans to give them their independence and a better quality of life.”

The HUMMER EV is the first-ever all-electric vehicle from GMC, and it’s going to be incredible. The Edition 1 trim will arrive first with 1,000 horsepower, 11,500 lb-ft of torque, and a 0-60 mph time of as little as 3 seconds. It’ll also boast massive off-road capabilities thanks to tech like Four-Wheel Steer with CrabWalk, an adjustable-height suspension, and underbody trail cameras.

The HUMMER EV Edition 1 will go into production toward the end of the year, and we can’t wait. Contact us here at Mitchell Buick-GMC in San Angelo to learn how you can get in line to reserve the HUMMER EV for yourself.

GMC Reveals the All-New 2024 HUMMER EV SUV

2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

GMC is adding to its incredible electric lineup by adding the all-new 2024 HUMMER EV SUV. This off-roader is incredibly capable, high-tech, and eco-friendly, ensuring that every journey is as worthwhile as the destination.

A potent performance

 The HUMMER EV SUV comes with an available three-motor Ultium Drive System, which achieves a maximum of 830 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque while making zero emissions.* With this system, the SUV leads a Quiet Revolution, creating more relaxing rides even as it goes 0 to 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds, based on GM estimates.

Off-road expertise

The HUMMER EV SUV is the perfect tactical tool for every adventure off the beaten path. Its available CrabWalk setting uses the available 4-Wheel Steer to move the SUV diagonally and tackle narrow trails. When you encounter a creek or a rocky hill, the available Extract Mode can initiate the Adaptive Air Ride Suspension to lift the SUV around 6 inches.

A spacious interior

 The SUV also a comfortable interior with up to 81.8 cubic feet of cargo volume for all of your road trip gear and work supplies. The Power Swing Gate opens up to 48 inches at the push of a button, so loading your items is less difficult. Smart technologies like a 12.3-inch diagonal driver information center display are also close at hand to keep you aware of key information.

Interested in learning more about the 2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV or reserving it? Call us at Mitchell Buick GMC in San Angelo, Texas.

*GM estimate. Standard on Edition 1 and EV3X.

 

Welcome The All-New 2021 Buick Envision

2021 Envision | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

If you’re looking to get behind the wheel of a bold, luxurious, stylish crossover, your timing couldn’t be better. The all-new 2021 Buick Envision has finally arrived at Mitchell Buick GMC in San Angelo, Texas. Not only is it one of the most dynamic-looking premium SUVs around, it feels like it, too.

The expressive design of the 2021 Buick Envision makes it a standout, wrapped up in everything from its sleek silhouette and distinctive signature grille. Buick matches the sporty temperament of the all-new Envision with spirited performance capabilities. Thanks to a new 2.0-liter Turbo engine and available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive with active twin clutch, the 2021 Buick Envision is a joy to drive even when you’re just making a run to the store.

And the 2021 Buick Envision is smart, too. Among the features available in the new Envision are wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, next-generation Buick Infotainment System, and the standard Buick Driver Confidence Plus package. Add in QuietTuning® and a range of high-end upgrades — including the first-ever Envision Avenir — and you’ve got a bona fide show-stealer.

“The new Envision’s cabin is welcoming, with a comfortable and premium environment intended to make the driver and passengers feel like every excursion is an occasion,” said Rob Cameron, design manager, Global Buick and GMC. “All of the elements are designed to celebrate what customers use the most on their drives today.”

The 2021 Buick Envision is a celebration of all that the premium driving experience should be. Get your taste of what the Envison has to offer when you visit Mitchell Buick GMC in San Angelo and take one for a test drive.

 

GM Promises Full Electric Vehicle Lineup by 2035

GM Promises Full Electric Lineup By 2035 | Mitchell Buick GMC In San Angelo, TX

The industry-wide transition from gasoline-powered combustion engines to eco-friendly, all-electric powertrains has been a slow one. To give the changeover a much-needed boost, General Motors has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2040 in all of its global products and operations. That includes eliminating tailpipe emissions by 2035 with a GM lineup entirely made up of electric vehicles.

Using a science-based approach, GM is pioneering revolutionary Ultium battery technology, dedicating half of its capital spending to electric vehicle development. As one of the biggest automakers in the world, GM has massive influence on the industry and where it’s headed. This recent announcement by CEO Mary Barra is a big deal for those of us in San Angelo, Texas, who care about the environment and our area’s natural beauty.

The impending electrification of GMC and Buick vehicles is a welcome change that aims to leave a better world for future generations. We look forward to the day when we’ll sell a whole lineup of electric GM vehicles, including zero-emissions versions of the iconic GMC Sierra, Buick Enclave, and more. 

Many Buick and GMC vehicles are already very fuel-efficient, so it’s no surprise that GM is taking the next step toward curbing climate change by transitioning to battery-powered electric designs or other zero-emissions vehicle technology that utilizes renewable energy. In fact, the upcoming HUMMER EV — arriving soon at Mitchell Buick GMC — is proof of what clean energy and creative engineering can do.

To find a clean, efficient SUV or truck you can be proud to drive in San Angelo, browse the inventory at Mitchell Buick GMC.

Super Cruise™ Technology Coming to 2022 GMC Sierra Denali

Super Cruise Tech Added To 2022 Sierra Denali | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

When you think of cutting-edge innovations in automotive history, the first things that come to mind likely include the invention of the combustion engine, the advent of safety belts, and hybrid electric engine technology. The 2022 GMC Sierra Denali will mark the addition of another major milestone on that list: hands-free Super Cruise™ technology.

Super Cruise™ is a smart driver-assistance technology that uses a complex network of LiDAR mapping data, GPS information, sensors, and live cameras to make semi-autonomous hands-free cruising possible. The system can be activated on over 200,000 miles of eligible roadways across North America, which means your next commute across Texas could be much less stressful in a 2022 GMC Sierra Denali.

The 2022 GMC Sierra Denali will be one of the first vehicles from the premium brand to offer Super Cruise™, joining the exciting new HUMMER EV due this fall. GMC confirms that the latest version of the technology will add a function drivers have been pining for: the option to drive hands-free while trailering.

Interested in seeing how Super Cruise™ technology and the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali can change your life? Get in touch with the experts at Mitchell Buick GMC in San Angelo, Texas, to learn when you can expect to take a hands-free test drive.

2021 Buick Encore GX Arrives at Mitchell Buick-GMC

2021 Encore GX | Mitchell Buick-GMC | San Angelo, TX

Looking for a safe yet adventurous SUV for your active family in San Angela, Texas? You’ll find it here at Mitchell Buick-GMC. That’s because we have the newest Buick Encore GX in stock now.

Why is the 2021 Buick Encore GX such a great family-friendly option for families in our community? Here are three major reasons.

It’s versatile

Whether you need to seat five passengers or fit a dog crate and a baby seat, the new Encore GX can accommodate that. Its flexible interior allows you to collapse seats as necessary — including the front row passenger seat for very long diagonal items — to utilize customizable cargo layouts.

The dual-level cargo floor behind the second-row can even raise and lower in height if you need a little extra space underneath the cargo security shade.

It’s intelligent

You’ll find the latest in-vehicle technology on the 2021 Buick Encore GX. It comes standard with Buick Driver Confidence, a suite of premium driving assistance features to increase your safety on the road. This package includes tools like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, and Following Distance Indicator. Your pets and children will be able to ride in peace.

It’s ready for adventure

Underneath its stylish look, the Buick Encore GX is quite capable. While both of its available turbo engines are efficient, they’re still powerful enough to offer plenty of performance potential. Equip the 2021 Encore GX with AWD, a trailer hitch, oversized wheels, roof rack, or any other enhancement for your next road trip through Texas.

Whether you prefer a classy SUV to be seen in when dining out or a capable SUV to drive when exploring the scenic landscapes of our state, the 2021 Buick Encore GX fits the bill on all accounts. Plus, it’s a great value to boot. Find it now at Mitchell Buick-GMC.