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Buick Avista Exterior Color Design and Designer

Buick Avista Exterior Color

When you think of jobs that are in the automobile business, usually the person who ‘colors’ the car doesn’t come to mind. At Buick, there is a “Lead Exterior Color Development Designer” named Krysti Murphy who was in charge of selecting the color for the Avista concept vehicle.

Pursuitist Autos interviewed Krysti Murphy, and it was extremely interesting to learn about this job field and designer herself. Murphy previously worked for Hasbro toys designing My Little Ponies. She would pick out the colors for the ponies and work on the transitions of the colors and styled tattoos.

Murphy mentioned that her work on the coloring of toys helped her transition into the world of automobiles. Both fields require market research; it’s just for different demographics is all. She still looks at color trends, but now focuses on finding colors pleasing to adults that also have favorable longevity.

In regards to the Avista, Murphy really enjoyed working on the sculptural surfaces as it allowed for dual tone colors. She explained that she prefers working on a show car color because it allows for more experimentation of different pigments and color varieties. For the Avista concept, Murphy pulled inspiration from water, as she created a beautiful blue with multiple pigments that change color tones in different lighting.

A lot of research and experimenting goes into selecting the perfect color for a new vehicle. To read the full interview with Krysti Murphy, click here. You’ll be amazed at how many coats of paint it takes just to get one perfect color!

To learn more about the Buick Avista or any of our current Buick vehicles, stop by and see us at Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, SC

Buick Announces New Enclave Sport Touring Edition

2016 Buick Enclave

Already available on the Encore, LaCrosse, Verano, and Regal models, Buick has recently announced that a special Enclave Sport Touring Edition will be offered for the 2017 model year, and we can’t wait to see it at Bradshaw Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac in Greer, SC.

The 2017 Buick Enclave Sport Touring Edition will come equipped with distinctive 20-inch wheels and a Satin Black Ice grille. Exterior color options for this new model include Ebony Twilight Metallic, White Frost Tricoat, and Crimson Red Metallic. Furthermore, the Enclave Sport Touring Edition will offer 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, tri-zone climate control, and a heated steering wheel, as well as other luxury amenities.

Underneath its hood, the Buick Enclave comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine rated 288 horsepower. That motor is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission and consumers can pick between front-wheel and all-wheel drive.

According to a Buick press release, 33% of all Enclave sales in 2015 came from returning customers, which was the highest loyalty rate among all current Buick models. If you are looking for the new 2016 Buick Enclave or the 2017 Buick Enclave when it becomes available, stop by Bradshaw Automotive and we will find you the perfect one!

Buick Avista Concept Wins EyesOn Design Award

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At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month, Buick unveiled its beautiful Avista concept. This futuristic car won the EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – Concept Car at the show.

This was the second year in a row that Buick won this award. It won it last year for its Avenir concept. This award recognized the best production and concept vehicle designs to make their debut at the show.

“Design has always played a large role in Buick’s rich history and recent success,” said Bryan Nesbitt, executive director, Buick Global Design, in a statement. He goes on to state that, “The Avista concept has been a labor of love by the team of designers, sculptors, engineers and talented craftspeople, including our UAW partners, who created this beautiful statement of Buick design. Avista represents the future essence of Buick design.”

The Avista has a sleek, powerful shape that pays tribute to Buick’s racing heritage. Its performance-oriented driving experience is further emphasized by carbon fiber and aluminum accents throughout the design.

What do you think about the Avista design? Would you like to see some elements incorporated into future production models?  We at Bradshaw Automotive can’t wait to see what the Avista concept may bring to the actual Buick lineup!

Buick Encore Turns One

There’s almost nothing cuter than watching a one-year-old demolish a cake on his or her birthday. And General Motors is now celebrating the first birthday of the Buick Encore. Though unless you’re planning on smearing cake all over your Encore (which we don’t recommend) we won’t see any messy cake-face pictures.

This first year has been a remarkable one for the Encore. It has changed many people’s perceptions of the Buick brand and has become a successful conquest vehicle—nearly half of all Encore buyers are coming from a non-GM brand.

2014 Buick Encore
The Buick Encore is now 1 year old!

In its first year, the Encore sold 97,311 vehicles worldwide. What made it so successful was its ability to stand on its own. It filled a void in the crossover segment by being one of the first luxury compact crossovers available.

“Right out of the gate, demand for the Encore was high,” Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick marketing, said in a statement. “It accounted for most of the segment’s growth last year and that’s because it offers the right safety, technology, and features in the right-sized vehicle for many customers.”

Want to join in the Encore celebration? Come down to Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac and give the Buick Encore a try.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Is Accepting Applications

We at Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac are excited to announce that the General Motors Foundation is accepting applications for the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program.

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is a great opportunity for high school seniors and current college undergrads to fund their continuing education in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), or other automotive-related fields.

One hundred winners will be selected to receive up to $25,000 in scholarship funding with the option to renew for four years (five for some engineering students). The program takes quite a bit of the sting out of students’ continually rising tuition costs.

“The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is helping students across the U.S. pay for and obtain a quality secondary education focused on STEM,” said Vivian Pickard, president of the GM Foundation. “Through the program, we are helping to shape the next generation of leaders and innovators for the automotive industry and for other sectors important to the future success of our country.”

For full details on eligibility and the application process, please visit the Buick scholarship website. Applications can be submitted between now and Feb. 28.

Don’t forget to let us at Bradshaw know when you’ve submitted your application!

Join Bradshaw for Black Friday Sales!

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac welcomes you to visit our Greer, SC dealership from now through December 2nd to take advantage of great specials on new Chevy, Buick and GMC cars and SUVs!

2014 Chevrolet Cruze
Take advantage of new Chevrolet vehicles like the 2014 Cruze this Black Friday!

This Black Friday, Chevrolet is offering great prices on new cars like the 2014 Cruze LTZ, the 2014 Malibu LTZ, the 2014 Traverse LTZ and more! Interested customers can also take advantage of great prices on new 2014 Buick and GMC cars like the all-new LaCrosse, Enclave and Acadia. With the Chevy, Buick and GMC Black Friday Sales, “the price you see is the price you pay” – all cars are available as advertised!

To learn more about current incentives on new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars, visit General Motors online!

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac wishes customers and Upstate South Carolina community members a great Thanksgiving and hopes to see many faces at our Greer, SC dealership this Friday! Be sure to head over to our website before the holiday to check out our great selection of new and used cars, trucks and SUVs. We also maintain an expert Service Department that can help keep your car in shape this winter.

To stay up on GM news and Bradshaw events this holiday season, be sure to check us out on Facebook!

Celebrating 40 Years of the Buick Regal!

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most popular and strongest vehicles in the Buick family: the Buick Regal mid-size sedan!

Now in its 5th generation of production, the Regal originally debuted in 1973 as the Century Regal, a sporty mid-size luxury car with a swooping exterior and a fuel-efficient V-6 engine that drove like a V-8. The car revitalized the Buick line, leading the automaker to break its all-time sales record set in 1955.

Buick Regal Mid-Size Luxury Sedan
Bradshaw celebrates 40 years of the Buick Regal mid size-luxury sedan.

Today, the 2014 Buick Regal has dropped the Century name but still maintains top performance (2-liter turbocharged engine generating 259 hp), great fuel efficiency and swooping design that made the luxury mid-size sedan so popular 40 years ago. Don’t be fooled, though; the Regal has updated considerably for the times, offering great safety and comfort features like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and IntelliLink in-vehicle connectivity to help ensure the best ride possible.

For more information on the Buick Regal’s four-decade history, visit General Motors online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac celebrates the incredible 40-year history of the Regal, and welcomes interested drivers to visit our Greer, SC dealership to test drive an all new 2014 Buick Regal. In our 25 years as a Buick dealership, Bradshaw’s sales staff has become very familiar with the Regal and other great Buick cars – we can help you find the car that best suits your needs!

To learn more about Bradshaw, you can visit our website or check us out on Facebook!

New Vehicle Profile: 2014 Buick Enclave

The 2014 Buick Enclave is available now from Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC!

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCSeating up to eight passengers with its spacious three rows of seating, the 2014 Buick Enclave offers all the comfort and luxury you could ask for in a compact crossover SUV. The Enclave also boasts up to 68.9 cubic feet of storage space, impressive GM safety features like Traction Control and Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a host of convenience features like Quiettuning noise reduction technology, making it a perfect luxury family vehicle for all to enjoy.

For a full list of the 2014 Buck Enclave’s features and accessories, visit Buick online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is excited to share the all new 2014 Buick Enclave crossover SUV with new car buyers in upstate Greer, SC. For more information on the new Enclave, or to schedule a test drive in a new GM vehicle such as the 2014 Cadillac CTS or Chevrolet Impala, visit our website or contact Bradshaw’s Sales Department at (864) 416-7397. Also be sure to check out our excellent service department, sure to help keep your GM vehicle safe and in top condition on the road this autumn.

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