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TURN EVERY DRIVE INTO A GREAT STORY

SAY HELLO TO THE REESE’S BOOK CLUB APP

Buick is proud to announce a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Hello Sunshine, the media company founded by Reese Witherspoon that’s changing the narrative for women–and that’s home to Reese’s Book Club. Together, we’ve created the Reese’s Book Club In-Vehicle App, powered by Audiobooks.com. The available app features book recommendations and a curated set of podcasts that put women at the center of the story. These selections are now available to stream exclusively in properly equipped 2021 Encore GX models.

EXCLUSIVE, SEAMLESS, EMPOWERING

The Reese’s Book Club app is built into select Buick Infotainment Systems so you can listen on the go. The app is powered by Audiobooks.com to offer an in-vehicle audio experience exclusively for Buick Encore GX owners. Take the wheel of a Buick and discover the joy of modern technologies designed around you.

REESE’S BOOK CLUB AUDIOBOOKS AND HELLO SUNSHINE PODCASTS

AVAILABLE IN SELECT BUICK INFOTAINMENT SYSTEMS

FINDING AND UPLIFTING NEW STORYTELLERS

Whether you’re curled up on the couch or listening behind the wheel on a long road trip, enticing stories from fresh voices can change your perspective. Reese’s Book Club has driven the discovery of new talent and launched LitUp by Reese's Book Club, a fellowship that provides five emerging writers with the resources to tell and publish their stories.  Underrepresented women writers will be supported to share their craft—and Buick looks forward to being their first audience.

AN INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION

SHIFTING STORYTELLING INTO HIGH GEAR

Like all Hello Sunshine initiatives, the Reese’s Book Club app celebrates women at the center of the story. So it’s only natural that General Motors engaged a female-led team of engineers to develop the app. Led by Daphne Zargar, Sarah Cleveland and Hayley Serr, the team collaborated with Hello Sunshine to create a fully integrated In-Vehicle App—no phone needed. Available on select Buick Encore GX models, the app allows you to travel accompanied by a collection of audio content including Reese’s Book Club books and Hello Sunshine podcasts.

AN INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION

SHIFTING STORYTELLING INTO HIGH GEAR

Like all Hello Sunshine initiatives, the Reese’s Book Club app celebrates women at the center of the story. So it’s only natural that General Motors engaged a female-led team of engineers to develop the app. Led by Daphne Zargar, Sarah Cleveland and Hayley Serr, the team collaborated with Hello Sunshine to create a fully integrated In-Vehicle App—no phone needed. Available on select Buick Encore GX models, the app allows you to travel accompanied by a collection of audio content including Reese’s Book Club books and Hello Sunshine podcasts.

“I WANT YOUNGER GIRLS TO SEE THERE ARE WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY POSITIONS. I'VE BEEN A FAN AND I'M FAMILIAR WITH HOW THE WORK COMING OUT OF HELLO SUNSHINE HAS REALLY GIVEN WOMEN OF ALL AGES AND BACKGROUND OPPORTUNITIES."

- DAPHNE ZARGAR

DAPHNE ZARGAR

Daphne, Global Manager for In-Vehicle Apps and Partner Relations, achieved a personal goal through developing the app.

SARAH CLEVELAND

As the lead coder and developer for the project, Sarah used her extensive experience with other apps to present a fully functioning app to the Hello Sunshine team in just a day.

HAYLEY SERR

Hayley, Product Owner for In-Vehicle Apps and Partner Relations, ensured the app complemented Hello Sunshine’s online presence, both in content and aesthetics—including the signature bright yellow color.

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  • Requires compatible vehicle. Some app features and infotainment systems require an active service plan. App content varies by model. Full app functionality may require Wi-Fi hotspot connection. See onstar.com for details and limitations. Audiobooks.com account required to stream audiobooks.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Buick vehicles’ destination freight charges.

  • EPA estimated MPG 25 city, 30 highway FWD.

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA estimated.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • EPA estimated MPG 30 city, 32 highway 1.3L engine FWD.

  • Buick Driver Confidence: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator and IntelliBeam. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android, Google Play and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple® and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone® and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay, Siri, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Safety or driver-assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Buick Driver Confidence Plus: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • The system wirelessly charges one compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adapter/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, click here or consult your carrier.

  • EPA estimated MPG 18 city/26 highway FWD.

  • Requires available Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android, Google Play and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Bose® is a registered trademark of the Bose Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

  • EPA estimated FWD model.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

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