Customer Input Drives 2019 Buick Envision Makeover

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The all-new 2019 Buick Envision has arrived at Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville, WI!

The re-designed luxury SUV has a new grille, sculpted front and rear, and new wheel choices.

“Some of the 2019 Envision’s most notable changes are the results of listening to our customers,” said Elizabeth Pilibosian, chief Envision engineer, in a press release. “Beneath the updated exterior are a number of changes guided by a goal of offering the most refined and pleasant driving experience possible.”

20180619_155317One of those customer-guided changes is a stop/start deactivation switch on the instrument panel. This allows the driver to choose whether to use the stop/start function.

Small tweaks throughout the vehicle make for a better driver experience: the seat heating system warms up more quickly, the hands-free microphone is improved for better call quality and voice recognition, and the Rear Vision Camera has enhanced visibility.

The 2019 Envision also includes a Tire Fill Alert that lets a driver know when a tire has reached its recommended pressure level.

In the cabin, there is an air ionizer to help eliminate odors, reduce bacteria, and provide better air quality.20180619_155302

Other changes include:

  • New nine-speed automatic transmission for 2.0L turbo models.
  • 2.0L turbo engine offers increased vehicle performance of 252 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
  • Single rate brake booster for improved overall brake performance that requires less effort.
  • Flexibility to switch between Adaptive Cruise Control and conventional Cruise Control.
  • Next-generation wireless charging with wattage capability for fast and efficient charging, including iPhone8/iPhoneX compatibility.
  • Lighting upgrades across all trims: HID headlights standard on 2.5L models, bi-functional LED headlamps on 2.0L turbo models and LED wing signature lights on every model.

The 2019 Buick Envision has a starting MSRP of $32,990.

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2018 Buick Regal GS: Yes, That’s a Buick!

2018 Buick Regal GS

2018 Buick Regal GS

When is the last time you put “sporty” and “Buick” in the same sentence? That’s about to change!

The 2018 Buick Regal GS made its world debut in July as a more powerful, sportier cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (1)version of the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback.

“This is a sport sedan designed for everyday driving, but one that makes every drive special,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC, in a press release.

It offers 310 horsepower, a V6 engine, and nine-speed transmission AWD with active cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (3)twin clutch. Its performance seats are heated, ventilated and — get this — massaging.

Nineteen-inch wheels are standard, as are a sport-tuned exhaust system and flat-bottom steering wheel and metal pedals. The vehicle has unique sport front and rear fascias, side skirts and a rear spoiler.

“With the all-new 2018 Regal GS, we set to make  a driver-focused, engaging and entertaining sport sedan without sacrificing the smooth ride and refined character expected of any modern Buick,” Aldred said.

The 2018 Regal GS offers a standard 8-inch diagonal touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and cq5dam.web.1280.1280Android Auto. With an optional Driver Confidence II package, it includes safety features like Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Automatic Braking.

Every Regal comes with a 3 month/3 gigabyte trial of OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as 5 years of the OnStar Basic Plan at no additional cost.

With an MSRP of $39,990, the 2018 Buick Regal GS will go on sale in early 2018.

Rountree Branch Trail in Platteville Hosts Grand Opening

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A grand opening ceremony was held tonight for the David Canny Rountree Branch Trail, celebrating the completion of a project that required hundreds of hours of volunteer time and $1.47 million in cash contributions.

20160915_174922Runde Auto Group is proud to have supported the 3-mile paved and lighted trail and we were excited to see our name on a plaque at the beginning of the trail and on the 1-mile marker!

About 100 people attended the grand opening, which included a ribbon-cutting. Speakers noted how important a trail system is to the quality of life for area residents, but also for economic development in the area.

“This is one of the top amenities that people look for when looking to move to a community — is there a trail infrastructure,” said Drew Nussbaum, of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. “Is there somewhere I can go outside and get some fresh air?”

Along the trail, there are gardens, a gazebo, benches, artistic bike racks, and historical kiosks. Tornado-damaged trees were removed, trail-side invasives were reduced, and the trail connection to Main Street was begun.

State Senator Mark Miller was in attendance, and said he was happy to suppo20160915_173245rt the trail.

“Congratulations on the completion of an outstanding project,” he said. “It’s easy for me to support grant applications like this one where the wind is at our back and the community is rallying behind it.”

A portion of the trail, from the UW-Platteville campus to Mineral Street, was dedicated to
David Canny, whose idea it was to create the trail. He passed away in 2010. His wife, Karen, spoke at the ceremony.

“In David’s own words before he passed away, ‘This is what a wonderful community can do working together toward one man’s dreams,'” Karen said.

A Belmont-to-Platteville trail will connect to this one in the future.

The project was made possible through a team including the Platteville Community Arboretum, Platteville Community Fund, Building Platteville, the City of Platteville, and more than 1,500 donors.