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2019 GMC Sierra AT4 marks brand’s entry into off-road territory

Over the years, GMC has offered more sophisticated versions of General Motors pickups and SUVs. At the same time, GMC’s Denali sub brand has turned their vehicles a little more upscale. And now, Chevy has gotten a sub brand that is more focused on the offroading segment.

GMC actually invited everyone a bit early to New York so that we could see the 2019 Sierra AT4, before its debut. This is the off roading variant of the pickup. At the same time, the automaker announced that all models in their lineup will carry the “AT4” badge for two years. They also made it clear that the AT4 line will be aimed at the off road segment.

When looking at the Sierra AT4, it does look like it has some offroad credibility. It even gets a two-inch lift kit with Rancho monotube shocks, and it sits on a set of either 18- or 20-inch wheels. The Sierra AT4 is available in four wheel drive and is standard with a two speed transfer case and a locking rear differential.

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2019 GMC Acadia and Terrain are now available in Black Editions

GMC’s new Terrain and Acadia will be receiving dark suits for the 2019 model year in the Black Edition variant. The new SUVs not only will get a dark exterior trim, but this will be complemented by some glossy black highlights. This unique package will go on sale this summer, but we do not know yet how much it will be priced.

If you were wondering, the Black Edition package will be available on the Terrain’s SLE and SLT grades of the SUV. What comes with this package is a set of 19 inch gloss black wheels with five sets of dual spokes. Up front, the grille gets a dark insert and matching surround.

The exterior is adorned with black trim, from the side mirror caps to the roof rails. If black is not your favourite colour, there is no need to worry as you do not have to get the Black Edition in black, or what GMC refers to as the Ebony Twilight Metallic. Other available colours for the exterior include Summit White, Graphite Gray Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, and Sedona Metallic.

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2018 GMC Sierra All Mountain Concept climbs Vail ski mountain for winter season debut

The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD has arrived this week at the snowy mountains in Colorado for its winter long debut. GMC’s tracked Sierra Mountain Concept will be on display at the popular ski destination for the entire season in an effort to provide its audiences a better idea of what the off-roader has in store particularly when having to get through the icy cold mountain.

To get down to the nitty gritty of the concept, GMC has equipped the rig of the Sierra 2500HD with a set of Mattracks 150 Series. The tracks have been painted in GMC red to ensure it will be as attractive as the pickup’s body side graphics and other mountain-themed accessories. When viewing the vehicle at the front, you will notice the All-Mountain Concept is highlighted by the RIGID E-Series 30-inch light bar which is cleverly placed above the winch enough to conceal it. Likewise, a soft rollup tonneu by Advantage is placed at the back to cover the truck’s rear bed.

To conquer the snowy trails, the upgraded Denali 4WD Crew Cab has been equipped with several other accessories -- from Thule snowboard racks down to wheel well and underbody lights in LED. Even its passengers will find comfort with the cabin’s leather upholstery and cozy Bose stereo sound system when stuck in the cold. For sure, GMC has dressed up its pickup truck right for the season.

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GMC hopes to reel in younger buyers with small crossover

If you are looking at purchasing a GMC crossover now, the least you will have to spend is about $25,970. That’s the price of the 2018 Terrain model that is known for its controversial shifter. If you’re in the market for something else and you don’t mind waiting a few more years, here’s some good news. Duncan Aldred, Vice President of Buick and GMC, stated in his interview with Automotive News that they are currently evaluating a new entry-level crossover. If this is given the go signal, then expect to spend less on a smaller crossover in the coming years.

Aldred believes that it would be logical to add a smaller CUV to the family as a way to expand the company’s lineup. In doing so, the brand also provides a more affordable option compared to the 2018 Terrain. In another interview, he was also asked regarding models that would directly rival the upcoming Jeep Wrangler, and he said that the entry-level crossover would not compete with the Jeep as it is positioned in another segment. But he did say that there may be an opportunity for them in that segment, if the model gets the stamp of approval. The company actually admitted that they should have been the first to lead the small crossover segment.

The reason why the company is considering a model slotted under the Terrain might actually be because of the Encore’s success - this is the Opel Mokka’s North American sibling. The Encore had been the top-selling model of Buick since 2015. If GMC pushes through with their plan to come up with a smaller crossover, they will definitely attract the younger market, as this will cost thousands of dollars less than the Terrain’s starting price. Furthermore, GMC will have more opportunities to rival Jeep models, with the Renegade starting at $17,995 and the Compass at $20,995. Those two are already lower-priced options compared to the GMC Terrain.

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American automaker General Motors is looking forward in regards to the Buick's new luxury sub brand future performance, if it will be at par with the success of GMC's line-up of Denali badged vehicles.

GMC'S Denali line-up, with its mixed chromed-up exteriors and French-stitched leather bolstered seat has worked wonders and is considered as the second U.S. luxury trademark for General Motors. The reported sales of the Denali was in the same level as the Acura and Cadillac the previous month and generated a higher transaction costs than Lexus and Audi.

Now GM is hopeful that the Avenir can replicate the GMC's Denali's success. The new luxury sub brand made its debut with its 2018 Enclave crossover at the New York Auto Show. GM will also apply the same formula utilized at Buick to the Avenir, hoping to add a dauntless grille, flashier wheels and a more comfy interior that will be cleansed by cabin-air ionizer.

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The upscale version of the GMC Yukon body-on-frame sport utility vehicle – the GMC Yukon Denali – has been refreshed for the 2018 model year. It now sports a new grille for a more expressive front end, a new interior trim for more depth, as well as a new 10-speed transmission for a more refined performance.

Although this is a refresh of the GMC Yukon Denali, it is enticing enough to attract new and even returning customers. First off, the 2018 iteration of the GMC Yukon Denali has a new grille that is flanked by HID headlamps and LED Signature Lighting. This is an evolved version of the iconic Denali grille, featuring a more sculpted and layered appearance.

Matt Noone, director for Global GMC Exterior Design, remarked that the new grille advances the design legacy that was set by original Yukon Denali in 1999. He noted that while the new grille features a more exciting and sophisticated design, it allows the Yukon Denali to be immediately recognizable as a member of the GMC Denali family.

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General Motors crossover retail sales grew an impressive 20% last month, and recorded a 15% hike for the first 4 months of this year thanks to the performance of today's GMC line-up. Its sales are anticipated to further increase around summer with the launching of the brand new 2018 GMC Terrain. Now the American automaker has officially announced the pricing details of its upcoming crossover.

After 9 years on the market, GMC has finally decided to revamp its two-row Terrain, considered to be a slightly swankier variant of the Chevrolet's Equinox. The given price tag will get you the base SL model, which boasts of features such as proximity key with push button start, a leather covered steering wheel, LED taillights and daytime running lights. The next-gen Terrain will have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $25,970, which includes the $975 destination charge. Terrain SL is equipped with a turbocharged 1.5 L 4-cylinder engine that will produce around 170 hp delivered to the front wheels by a 9 speed automatic transmission.

Those who prefer all-wheel drive will have to dish out $28,795 for the special luxury edition (SLE) trim. This option will require an additional $1,750 to the standard price. By choosing the SLE, buyers get the turbo-diesel 1.6 L engine that is paired with a 6 speed automatic transmission. Its 137 hp diesel inline 4 forces a solid 240 lb-ft of torque, a hugely impressive feat. However, it costs an extra $3,770 to get the SLE. The price rises to $34,315 if buyers opt for the AWD unit.

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We’re not at all surprised after GMC introduced an all-new 2018 Terrain at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. To start with, the compact crossover is considered to be one of the brand’s best sellers. Since it has been ages since it was initially launched, there could never be a much better time for a change. Yes, finally, after eight long years, the crossover had its much needed facelift. GMC added not just one but three new turbocharged engines on the line-up. The interior has also been redesigned to match the new look of the exterior.

It’s very different from its sibling (the Chevrolet Equinox) even if the two are currently sharing the same platform. What GMC brought to the North American International Auto Show is a stunning compact crossover with swept back design, floating pillar and sloping roofline. By all means, the 2018 Terrain is a much sleeker version than the current model we have at the moment.

If we have to compare the latest with the current version, the length of GMC’s 2018 Terrain is shorter by 3.2 inches while its wheelbase is also shorter by 5.2 inches. As a result, the cargo space has decreased a little bit. But since the rear seats have been elevated while the back seats have been lowered, the total storage space has somehow increased from 29.6 to 63.3 cubic feet.

Read the entire article 2017 NAIAS: GMC introduces 2018 Terrain with fresh new design and more engine options

After introducing the Sierra 1500 and Canyon All Terrain X pickups, GMC has decided to give the Sierra 4x4 2500 HD a variety of upgrades. And for that, we can expect GMC’s crew cab to have the new underbody plate, off-road suspension kit, leather seats, heated steering wheel, park assist among many others. The 2017 SLT Crew cab will be offered in All-Terrain X and four wheel drive. Seeing how it goes with the Sierra 1500, the strong-featured X package can give the 2500 HD pickup the same rugged appeal.

The exterior modifications and hardware enhancements will significantly improve the crew cab’s overall looks and off-road performance. Aside from the black accents, GMC added a bespoke grille surround in either Summer White or Black Onyx body paint. All these features are considered to easily distinguish the Sierra 2500 limited edition from its inferior counterparts.

Moreover, the 2018 Sierra HD All Terrain X features an 18-inch black set of wheels. The tyres, which come from Goodyear, are the heavy duty LT275/65R18. Other standard equipment that comes with the package consists of Eaton automatic locking rear differential and Z71’s off-road suspension system.

Read the entire article GMC unleashed wilder Sierra 2500 HD All Terrain X with 910 lb-ft of torque

GMC revealed today its 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition. This special edition shows more style with its black-out details on the exterior and the wheels. It even has the latest technologies like the IntelliLink that comes with a Wi-Fi hotspot and 4G LTE connectivity.

This announcement from GMC comes just ahead of its official debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. The 2017 Terrain Nightfall Edition will now be part of GMC’s lineup that includes the Sierra All Terrain X and Canyon Nightfall Edition to offer the refinement and premium features of the Terrain with a customized and exclusive appearance.

In particular, the 2017 Terrain Nightfall has a more edgy look with its charcoal grill with the gloss back highlight and surround, the black luggage rails, gloss black outside mirrors, gloss front and back fascia highlights, the gloss black rear license plate surround trim, and the aluminum machine-faced 18-inch wheels and gloss black spokes.

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GMC has revealed that the new 2017 Acadia will begin at $29,995 ($925 destination charge not included) as the model goes on sale in spring. The base price of the new Acadia is $1,905 less than the base price of the 2016 model. Moreover, it is equipped with the latest technologies such as an IntelliLink system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2017 Acadia is also enhanced with an array of active safety features such as Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam automatic headlamp high-beam control, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Front and Rear Parking Assist, Forward Collision Alert, Surround Vision camera system, and Safety Alert Seat.

GMC Sales and Marketing Vice President (VP) Duncan Aldred said that the 2017 Acadia takes the remarkable SUV features of GMC to a midsize crossover segment and paired these with compelling technology, an elegant design, and the brand's reliability.

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The current Sierra All Terrain truck is impressive enough but for the 2016 model-year, GMC has seen it fit to unveil a special edition of the Sierra called the Sierra All Terrain X. The X model takes all that the Sierra has been popular for, and adds in its own flavor to achieve incredible off-road performance as well as breathtaking visuals.

The All Terrain X is a reflection of customer preference, particularly a taste for personalization that’s now prevalent among drivers of off-road vehicles. GMC simply took those preferences, and applied them to the All Terrain X in the manner that it executed the old Sierra Denali.

The result – a limited edition model with the latest in driving and infotainment technology combined with an impressive monochromatic exterior finish. The Sierra All Terrain X’s capabilities are made possible by a set of mechanics and technologies, including an Eaton 4-wheel-drive locking rear differential as well as a Z71 Off-Road suspension package. This package includes Rancho monotube shocks, a high capacity air cleaner and Hill Descent Control Technology.

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GMC is presenting the 2017 Acadia midsize crossover, which is now more refined, versatile and filled with more advanced safety technologies. Likewise, the latest iteration of the Acadia builds on the strong sales momentum in 2015, when GMC sold 96,393 units.

Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, remarked that typically, sales of a vehicle have a bell during its lifecycle. He noted that in the case of Acadia, the crossover has managed to defy convention with its impressive sustainability.

He added that GMC is confident that its momentum will continue to grow with the new Acadia. Positioned between the compact Terrain and full-size Yukon, the 2017 Acadia offers flexible seating, depending on the model. It could be availed as a five-, six- or seven-passenger seater. Aside from that, the new Acadia boasts of being more maneuverable than the first-generation model.

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The 2017 GMC Canyon Denali made its public debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Set to start selling in late 2016, the 2017 Canyon Denali demonstrates how GMC is able to give the Canyon midsize truck the Denali treatment. In case you don’t know, Denali is what GMC refers to as its best expression of its styling, performance, and luxury.

This moniker is a reference to Mount Denali, the topmost peak in the North American region. According to Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, the Canyon is the “first and only” premium midsize truck in its segment that delivers unrivalled capability and fuel economy as well as optimum refinement and handling.

Aldred also said that the 2017 Canyon Denali represents an improvement over the long line of vehicles that have had the Denali nameplate since it was launched almost 17 years ago. Numerous awards have been given to the Denali name because of its unique style, elegant interior, and valuable features.

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GMC reveals that its two-wheel drive 2016 GMC Canyon diesel has been rated by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency with a 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway with a 25 mpg combined. The four-wheel drive version meanwhile obtained a 20 mpg city and 29 mpg highway rating with a 23 mpg combined.

Aside from these fuel economy ratings, the Canyon has also been given a “Certificate of Conformity” by the EPA. What this means is that after the testing and evaluation of the Canyon’s emission control system, the EPA states that there were no concerns or any issues found. Duncan Aldred, who is the vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, shares that the Canyon was made for customers who prefer smart-sized premium pickups that is not only highly efficient by quiet and capable too.

With the addition of the Duramax diesel engine, this allows customers to have additional options for their vehicles. This is what it means to have the company’s professional grade ethos, concludes Aldred. The fuel economy of the Canyon is the best for its segment and offers not just amazing mileage but high trailering ratings.

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GMC is once again taking the Sierra Denali to new heights with the 2016 Sierra Denali Ultimate. With this model, GMC is again showing the world how the different characteristics of the Sierra Denali like its capability, craftsmanship, and style can still be enhanced.

By building on what can already be considered as segment-leading attributes, the 2016 Sierra Denali Ultimate goes even further by having different precision-crafted features that are aimed at increasing the capability, comfort, and design of this premium full-size truck.

The Sierra Denali Ultimate was introduced by GMC ahead of its scheduled public debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. This model is expected to go on sale during the early months of 2016.

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GMC announced that the Android Auto will now be made compatible with models that carry the eight-inch IntelliLink system. These include three 2016 models in particular; the Canyon, Sierra and Yukon. Compatibility is made possible with a software upgrade that will be implemented by dealers of GMC.

With this upgrade, Android Auto now joins Apple CarPlay in being compatible with the IntelliLink screen. Apple CarPlay’s compatibility with the system was initially unveiled early this year.

According to Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of Buick and GMC, by making both the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible with the IntelliLink system, this will usher in an era of making sure the driver is connected but not inconvenienced.

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General Motors proudly announces that the GMC Sierra Elevation Edition will make a comeback in 2016 complete with new styling enhancements and other features not previously seen in any Sierra 1500 lineup. The front-end style has been revised; it also now has the GMC Signature LED lighting plus the discharge high-intensity projector-beam headlamps.

Like the Sierra double cab, this Elevation Edition will have the trademark street-smart stance. This is due to the body-color moldings, bumpers, and grille surround. Its mirror caps and door handles add to the look as well. The appearance is enhanced even further with its Elevation Edition badging and the 20-inch aluminium black-painted wheels.

Looking inside, the Elevation Edition offers the latest in technological advances that ensure the driver remains connected every time. It now has a radio that has incorporated to it a 7-inch diagonal screen and is capable of being integrated with a smartphone that has the Android Auto or the Apple CarPlay.

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General Motors is intending to reduce its powertrain warranty on MY2016 Chevrolet and GMC vehicles, saying that its current offer of 100,000-mile coverage wasn't a strong enough selling point. This means that the five-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage will be trimmed to five years/60,000 miles for MY2016 models.

Chevrolet and GMC, however, will still offer courtesy transportation and roadside assistance during the coverage period. The new warranty would be similar to those offered by GM's largest rivals like Ford, Toyota and Honda. South Korean carmaker’s Hyundai and Kia offer a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain coverage.

Additionally, GM will trim its offer of two years of free maintenance, including oil changes and tire rotations, on most new Chevrolet, GMC and Buick vehicles. Starting with MY2016 models, these brands will only allow two free service visits. GM started offering the current powertrain warranty for MY2007 vehicles, as announced by then-CEO Wagoner in September 2006.

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GM has just announced the pricing for the 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition, a uniquely styled full-size truck that promises to combine a bold, monochromatic look with the latest connectivity technologies. For those interested in the 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition, they have to know that the 2WD model powered by the standard 4.3-liter V6 engine starts at $34,865, while the model using the same V6 engine and 4WD costs $38,795.

Meanwhile, models equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 petrol engine cost $35,960, while the 4WD version is available for $39,890.

Based on the Sierra 1500 double cab with 1SA trim, the Sierra Elevation Edition is available in four exterior colours and arrives with body-color exterior appointments as well as stylish 20-inch wheels painted in black, fog lamps as well as projector-beam headlamps with light-emitting diode (LED) signature lightning.

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