New GM Lithium Partnership Helps Secure Future of EVS

2022 GMC Hummer EV | Memphis, TN

General Motors is well on the way to going all-electric with exciting new vehicles like the upcoming GMC HUMMER Pickup and HUMMER EV. To ensure that it stays the course, GM reached a new partnership with Controlled Thermal Resources that secures lithium for Ultium battery packs to come.

CTR announced the news in July, saying that it will supply GM with lithium sourced from its Hell’s Kitchen Lithium and Power development at the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in California. The first deliveries of the product should begin in 2024, right as the HUMMER EV2 SUV and Pickup are scheduled to arrive at Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike.

“We are very pleased to establish this strategic relationship with GM moving forward,” said Controlled Thermal Resources CEO Rod Colwell. “GM has shown great initiative and a real forward-thinking strategy by securing and localizing a lithium supply chain while also considering the most effective methods to minimize environmental impacts.”

CTR is also committed to sustainability with a near-zero carbon footprint and minimal physical footprint. This ensures that the sourcing of lithium is ethical and doesn’t affect vital ecosystems.

The all-new GMC HUMMER EV Pickup and SUV are just part of what GM has in store in its push for full electrification. Stay tuned for more details on another electric GMC truck that should be coming to Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike very soon.

GM Delays Sierra Refresh, Produces Limited Models

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 | Memphis, TN

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 was set to release this fall with a nice refresh. However, GM is delaying the release of this revamped truck and will now only offer it as a Limited model for the 2022 model year. Take a look at what we know so far.

The 2022 Sierra Limited lineup will likely have the same features and trims as the 2021 Sierra 1500. GM will begin producing the 2022 Sierra Limited in September, which is originally when it was going to produce the refreshed Sierra.

You can still expect the Sierra to get a refresh, but it may not happen until late in the 2022 model year or even in the 2023 model year. The automaker hasn’t yet given a reason for the delay, but it’s likely due to the chip shortage and other issues manufacturers have had to face during the coronavirus pandemic.

The upcoming Sierra 1500 should gain a variety of exciting updates, which GM will announce in detail at a later date. As of now, the automaker has revealed that the truck will gain the innovative Super Cruise™ hands-free driving-assistance feature.

While we wait for the Sierra refresh, be sure to check out the other GMC trucks we have at Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee, and take one out for a test drive.

Updated Buick Encore Gets a Power Boost

2022 Buick Encore | Memphis, TN

The Encore already had just about everything a vehicle owner could want, which is why the Sunrise Buick GMC team was stunned when Buick decided to make the peppy crossover even better. For 2022, the Encore gets a power boost, as well as some additional changes.

The 2022 Buick Encore might not feature the brand-new exterior look available on the model in some countries, but here in the States, this model’s updates are still impressive. According to consumer research organization Kelly Blue Book (KBB), the latest edition of the Encore is set to receive a noteworthy engine upgrade.

While the 2022 Buick Encore will still come standard with a 1.4-liter turbo engine, the feisty powertrain will now deliver 177 lb-ft of torque and 155 horsepower. This is a significant increase from the outgoing model’s 148 lb-ft torque and 138 horsepower rating.

On top of the tweaks under the hood, the Encore did also receive a number of other updates for 2022. The compact crossover adds new map pockets for additional second-row storage as well as an electric heater to help warm you up on brisk Memphis days.

Stay in touch with Sunrise Buick GMC in Memphis, Tennessee, to find out when the 2022 Buick Encore will be available on our lot.

New Buick Envision Wins Spot on Autotrader’s List of Best Interiors

2021 Buick Envision Interior | Memphis, TN

Comfort and sophistication are a must for the interior of any premium SUV — and the 2021 Buick Envision delivers these qualities in award-winning fashion. Recently named to Autotrader’s list of Best Interiors Under $50,000, the Envision boasts a high-end cabin that’s also highly affordable.

“A redesign for 2021 has repositioned the Envision to compete with class leaders while undercutting them on price,” writes Autotrader’s Eric Brandt. “Step inside the new Envision and you might think you’ve entered a more expensive European luxury crossover.”

Some of the Envision’s best interior Features

When you step inside the 2021 Envision, you’ll enter a world of spacious relaxation, stunning design, and high-tech convenience. The roomy seats hold up to five people, and you can upgrade them with deluxe options like perforated leather trim, heat, front-row ventilation, and a massaging driver’s chair.

As you travel, QuietTuning™ technology keeps the cabin quiet while the available in-vehicle air ionizer keeps it fresh. A leather-wrapped steering wheel, uniquely designed center console storage, and optional dual-pane sunroof provide an extra touch of luxury.

The Envision gives you a wealth of technology, too. Not only do you get the Buick Infotainment System with available navigation and 10.2-inch screen, but you can also opt for cutting-edge features like the Rear Camera Mirror, a color Head-Up Display, and wireless smartphone charging.

Experience the amazing interior of the 2021 Envision when you test-drive one of the models in our inventory here at Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee.

Trails To Explore With Your Family This Spring In Memphis

Hiking Trails | Memphis, TN

Spring is the perfect time to embrace the outdoors with a family adventure. The hiking trails in Memphis offer beautiful landscapes, challenging twists and turns, and most importantly, quality time with your family. All you need is an adventurous spirit, your crew, and your Buick Encore GX or GMC Acadia.

Wolf River Blue, White and Yellow Loop Trails

Located at the border of East Memphis, this trail measures 12.5 miles. The peaceful trail provides plenty of shaded areas to keep the sun off your shoulders.

Shelby Farms Park Greenline

Bikes and skaters love this trail for its fully paved foundation. This popular trail sees a lot of activity and runs 10.5 miles.

Big River Trail

Short, with glorious views of the Mississippi River, the Big River Trail runs 2.5 miles in West Memphis.

Outdoor accessories for your Buick Encore GX or GMC Acadia

The Buick Encore GX and GMC Acadia were designed to take on the world. You can make them even more adventure-ready with some accessories, available at Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike. To help keep your cabin clean, opt for all-weather floor liners, and to secure your gear, choose the cargo organizer or cargo net. The roof-mounted bicycle carriers will secure your two-wheel rides.

Contact Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee, to learn more about accessories for your Buick Encore GX or GMC Acadia.

A Few Of the Key Differences Between the 2021 Buick Encore and Encore GX

2021 Buick Encore GX | Memphis, TN

If you’d like a small SUV for daily commutes and family adventures, the 2021 Buick Encore and Encore GX are two of the best options on the market. To decide which one is right for you, check out the following differences between the two models.

Trim levels

The 2021 Encore gives you the choice between two trims: Encore and Preferred. Front-wheel drive is standard on both, and all-wheel drive is available for the Preferred. Meanwhile, the trim levels of the 2021 Encore GX include Preferred, Select, and Essence. Front-wheel drive also comes standard on these models, but you can also upgrade to all-wheel drive for each.

Engine options

No matter which trim of the Encore you choose, it features the 138-horsepower 1.4-liter Turbo engine. The Encore GX has two engine options: the 137-horsepower ECOTEC 1.2-liter Turbo and the 155-horsepower ECOTEC 1.3-liter Turbo.

Interior space

The Encore is the smaller of the two SUVs, coming with 18.8 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row and 48.4 cubic feet behind the first row. The Encore GX has 23.5 cubic feet of space with the rear seats up and 50.2 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. This, among other reasons, is why the Encore GX has a higher price tag.

If you want a more compact and affordable model, consider the Encore. If you want more space, power, and trim choices, select the Encore GX. We proudly offer each SUV at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike.

Awesome Updates Coming to the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 | Memphis, TN

GMC is great at making sure its family of trucks is freshly updated each year with new technology and capabilities. The automaker has added a number of awesome new features to the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500, and the truck lovers at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike have compiled a few of our favorites below.

More Affordable: It’s unusual for a vehicle to get a price decrease as time goes on, but GMC has improved the price of its diesel Sierra 1500. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel Duramax variant of the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 is now priced $1,500 less than last year.

Improved Hauling: In addition to having a more attractive price, the diesel edition of the Sierra 1500 is now able to tow up to 9,300 pounds of gear for your next weekend trip to the lake. The 2.7-liter Turbo powertrain also gains over a ton of hauling capacity.

New Trailer Camera Options: If you frequently travel with a camper or a boat, you’re going to love the five new camera views in the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500. Plus, a Jack-Knife Alert lets you know when your trailer is too close to the corners of your truck bed, while the Cargo Bed Hitch Guidance view makes it easier than ever to hook up your camper.

If you want to test out the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500’s new features for yourself, call Sunrise GMC at Covington Pike to schedule a consultation.

Plan Your Summer: the Memphis in May Festival

Memphis in May

This year’s Memphis in May event features a special salute to Columbia this year, including performances, food, and more. The festival will also include a 5K and half-marathon, the renowned barbecue cookoff, and a special music festival. With more than 70,000 guests expected, this is one festival you won’t want to miss.

Beale Street Music Festival

The Beale Street Music Festival will kick off events, starting May 3 and running to May 5. Buy a three-day pass, single-day ticket, or special VIP passes to get backstage. Guests include the Dave Matthews Band, The Killers, Cardi B, and Khalid, performing on four stages. With a wide variety of genres and acts, the music festival is welcoming for all music lovers.

International Week and 5K and Half-Marathon

Many residents recognize the festival for its International Week and the 5K and half-marathon. You can learn about Columbia this year, as there will be live shows, lectures, exhibits, Columbian food, and more. The 5K and half-marathon event on May 25 also draws a crowd, and it features a post-race party for participants and spectators to enjoy.

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

Finally, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be held from May 15 to 18 — an even named as the most prestigious in the business by USA Today. There are more than $115,000 in prizes that will spread over categories like best ribs, shoulders, and sauce, as well as a whole hog and “anything but pork” contest.

While you are in the area, visit Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike.

Welcome to the Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike Blog

Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike

Welcome to the Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike blog. The Sunrise Buick GMC blog is an ideal resource for our customers as it connects you with your community and updates you on the latest industry news and events. Here, we will inform you on special deals and tips for improving driving habits.

Our blog is where we break down everything in easy-to-understand language, like new specs and features on new models. We also provide updates about the community, including local news and events. This blog ultimately allows you to stay in contact with us, when you comment on a post.

In addition to events and industry news, expect posts about vehicle maintenance, tips for driving, and more. We will provide informative posts on car-related ideas like when you should get an oil change or car cleaning tips.

Contact our sales department at 901-201-6267 to learn more about our wide selection of Buick and GMC models, or call our service department at 901-201-6262 to schedule service or order parts.

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