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New Chevrolet Silverado And GMC Sierra Slated To Offer Carbon Fiber Beds 7
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC, GMC Sierra, Reports on 12 7th, 2017


General Motors mocked Ford for using aluminum beds in the F-150 and that struck many people as a surprise considering the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra were expected to go the same route.

However, Autonews and The Wall Street Journal are reporting the upcoming trucks will instead use a mix of lightweight materials including aluminum and carbon fiber. Nothing is official but speculation suggests the trucks may use carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic which has company has been developing since 2011.

Little is known about the company’s plan but the WSJ says the mixed material bed will be offered within the next two years. The report also claims the bed would to limited to higher-end versions of the pickups which presumably means we could see it on the next GMC Sierra Denali. Over time, the beds could eventually become available on more mainstream models.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are expected to be unveiled shortly and this points to a debut at the North American International Auto Show. If that’s the case, the models will be shown alongside the 2019 Ram 1500 which is expected to be lighter and more efficient that its predecessor.

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GM Rolls Out Its New Marketplace App, Will Allow Drivers To Order Coffee From Their Car 5
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Videos, GM, GMC, Tech, USA, video on 12 5th, 2017


Getting your morning cup of Starbucks is about to get a lot easier if you drive a General Motors vehicle as the company has just announced it is rolling out its all-new Marketplace.

Billed as the “industry’s first commerce platform for on-demand reservations and purchases,” the Marketplace is essentially an app that resides on the infotainment system of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles. The app will be rolled out to millions of existing 2017 and 2018 vehicles and doesn’t require a separate data plan.

A handful of companies have created their own Marketplace sections and these include restaurants such as Applebee’s, IHOP, TGI Fridays, and Wingstop. Other notable partners include Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, Shell, and ExxonMobil.

The services vary by company but Starbucks fans can place their order through the app, while drivers looking to hit up TGI Fridays can make reservations at a restaurant and time of their choosing. While no one really needs to order coffee from their infotainment system, the Parkopedia option is interesting as it will allow drivers to “find, reserve, and pay for parking, all at the click of a button.”

The service will be available to approximately four million drivers in the United States within the next 12 to 18 months and GM’s Vice President for Global Connected Customer Experience, Santiago Chamorro, said “The average American spends 46 minutes per day on the road driving. Leveraging connectivity and our unique data capabilities, we have an opportunity to make every trip more productive and give our customers time back.”

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2018 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition Brings The Bling To LA 30
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in GMC, GMC Yukon, LA Auto Show on 11 30th, 2017


The crossover and SUV trend continues in Los Angeles as GMC has unveiled the 2018 Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition.

Set to become the most luxurious Yukon Denali ever offered, the Ultimate Black Edition features a modestly revised exterior with chrome mirror caps and 22-inch two-tone alloy wheels. The model will be available exclusively in Onyx Black and all will feature a polished exhaust tip.

Interior changes are virtually non-existent as GMC says the only modification is the addition of premium carpeted floor mats. However, the model comes equipped with the Open Road Package which includes a power sunroof, a rear-seat entertainment system, and an adaptive cruise control system with forward automatic braking. The package also adds power retractable side steps and an Enhanced Security Package which includes glass breakage sensors and interior motion detectors.

The Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 420 hp (313 kW) and 460 lb-ft (621 Nm) of torque. The engine is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission which can send power to an optional four-wheel drive system.

In a statement, GMC’s Stu Pierce said “The Yukon Denali has always made a bold and powerful statement, and the Ultimate Black Edition takes that expression to a new level.” He went on to say the model is ideal for customers who want to “express themselves with a new and unique style.”

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GMC Sierra All Mountain Concept Laughs In The Face Of Snow 21
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concepts, GMC, GMC Concepts, GMC Sierra, LA Auto Show on 11 21st, 2017


The GMC Sierra 2500HD is a formidable truck and the company has decided to kick things up a notch by creating the All Mountain concept.

Set to be unveiled later this week in Colorado, the All Mountain concept is based on the Sierra 2500HD Denali 4WD Crew Cab and it has been equipped with Mattracks which enable the model to handle extremely snowy conditions.

While the tracks are the most noticeable modification, the truck has also been equipped with custom graphics, an LED light bar, and a rugged front skid plate. The model also has side steps, a tonneau cover, and snowboard racks from Thule.

Power is provided by a 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel engine which produces 445 hp (331 kW) and 910 lb-ft (1,232 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed Allison automatic transmission that sends power to a four-wheel drive system.

The concept will be displayed at Vail Mountain over the winter as part of a partnership with Vail Resorts. As GMC marketing director Rich Latek explained “This unique concept truck is a fun way to attract attention to GMC and highlight our partnership with Vail Resorts.”

Fans who can’t make it out to Colorado will be able to check out a similar All Mountain concept which will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. Little is known about the model but GMC said it will be based on the Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X.

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GMC Sierra Desert Fox Resurfaces Among The Dunes Of Dubai 21
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dubai Motor Show, GMC, GMC Concepts, GMC Sierra, GMC Videos, Middle East, video on 11 21st, 2017


All sorts of outlandish things happen among the sands of Dubai. We don’t always hear about them, but this one has blipped on our radar.

It’s the GMC Sierra Desert Fox, a concept truck showcased at the Dubai Motor Show. It’s sort of like a Ram Rebel or Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, but with a heavy dose of retro thrown in.

The truck harkens back not to the Nazi general Erwin Rommel (who was known by that nickname) but to the Desert Fox editions that GMC offered in the 1970s, like the vintage Jimmy shown alongside the concept.

That throwback treatment comes down principally to the earth-tone stripes on the beige bodywork, but the rest of it is all hardcore off-roader.

Though official details are even more scarce than official photos, but you can’t miss the chunky tires, bead-lock wheels, jacked-up suspension, low-profile bumpers, nose-mounted winch, side steps, skid plates, custom exhaust, spare tires and jerrycans in the bed, and sports bar with auxiliary LEDs. It even has a pair of hazard flags extending way up high from the roof, all the better to see roaming the dunes of the Arabian peninsula.

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GM Counting On Avenir Sub-Brand To Boost Buick Sales 30
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Buick, GM, GMC, Reports on 10 30th, 2017


According to General Motors CEO Mary Barra, the company has high hopes for the Avenir brand, due to arrive in U.S. showrooms as the flagship trim of the redesigned 2018 Enclave.
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Toyota Tops Consumers Reports Reliability Ratings, Cadillac Finishes Dead Last 20
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Acura, Acura TLX, audi, BMW, Buick, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac, Chrysler, Consumer Reports, Dodge, GMC, GMC Acadia, Jeep, LEXUS, RAM, Subaru, subaru impreza, TOYOTA on 10 20th, 2017


Consumers Reports recently released its reliability ratings, much to the chagrin of Tesla, and the results show some surprises.
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GM Announces A Selection Of Discounts For Costco Members 4
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Reports on 10 4th, 2017


As the end of the year approaches, General Motors has announced a host of special deals and discounts for Costco members.
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Toyota Takes Top Spot In Latest American Customer Satisfaction Index 30
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Acura, Cadillac, FCA, Ford, GM, GMC, LEXUS, mercedes, Study, Subaru, TOYOTA on 08 30th, 2017


The latest study by the American Customer Satisfaction Index has revealed new car owners are becoming less satisfied with their purchases.
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Toyota Takes Top Spot In Latest American Customer Satisfaction Index 30
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Acura, Cadillac, FCA, Ford, GM, GMC, LEXUS, mercedes, Study, Subaru, TOYOTA on 08 30th, 2017


The latest study by the American Customer Satisfaction Index has revealed new car owners are becoming less satisfied with their purchases.
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GMC Looking To Add Entry-Level Compact SUV In Its Range 28
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in GMC, Reports, SUV on 08 28th, 2017


General Motors might add a new, entry-level SUV to the GMC range as part of the brand's expansion plan.
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2017 Midsize SUV Comparison Has No Clear Winner 27
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in GMC, GMC Acadia, honda, Honda Pilot, Mazda, Mazda CX-9, nissan, Nissan Pathfinder, reviews, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander, video, VW, VW Atlas on 08 27th, 2017


While this midsize non-premium SUV comparison test doesn't include all the models available for the U.S. market, it's still worth knowing how the GMC Acadia, VW Atlas, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander compare.
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2018 GMC Terrain Petrol vs Diesel: Which Would You Rather Have? 25
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in diesel, GMC, GMC Terrain, GMC Videos, reviews, video on 08 25th, 2017


Aside from the gasoline options, the 2018 GMC Terrain is also available with a 1.6-liter turbodiesel unit, which may end up overshadowing the more powerful 1.5-liter petrol.
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Deere God, This John Deere Pickup Is Awful! 19
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in GMC, Offbeat News on 08 19th, 2017


Whatever floats your boat. For car enthusiasts, that could mean an interest in performance-focused vehicles, ones designed purely for luxury, small city cars, large pickups and everything in between.
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When GM Recalls Full-Size Pickups, It Recalls 690,000 Of Them At A Time 6
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC, GMC Sierra, NHTSA, Recalls on 08 6th, 2017


Pickup trucks are big business in America. How big? Just look at this latest recall.
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