Tuesday, March 27, 2012

GMC Vehicles Prepared for Do-It-Yourself Project Trends

[[posterous-content:pid___0]]Springtime is here, which means the hammers and shovels for do-it-yourself home improvement projects are coming out. And from Terrain to Sierra HD, every GMC is capable of carrying the load – big or small – for a variety of home renovation projects.

Home improvement is an ever-growing industry with an expected retail sales increase of nearly 4 percent in 2012 to $269 billion, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute.

“I’ve been a contractor forever so I wouldn’t even consider a vehicle that can’t fit plywood and other materials” said Eric Stromer, host of HGTV’s “Over Your Head,” do-it-yourself expert on “GMC Trade Secrets” and a GMC Sierra Hybrid driver. “The crew cab is good for my kids, I can tow cement mixers and other equipment, and with it being a hybrid, it offers that capability with a lower carbon footprint.”

With Sierra 1500 half-ton, 2500HD ¾-ton, and 3500HD 1-ton pickups, GMC offers a variety of cab layouts, bed lengths, engines, transmissions, and axle ratios. Payload capacity is as much as 6,635 pounds and with the Duramax diesel’s 765 lb-ft of torque, trailers weighing up to 23,000 pounds can be towed. According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, home addition projects that require heavy lumber, bulky insulation, and other materials are on the rise.

For the Acadia midsize crossover, which had its best sales year ever in 2011 and will be significantly updated for 2013, do-it-yourself projects were part of the development process from the beginning.

At the core of the cargo area’s development was the ability to accommodate a 4-foot-wide sheet of drywall or plywood. The second- and third-row seats fold forward to create a practical cargo space with a flat load floor for easy loading. Healthy lifting movements were also considered when the load height was set at an average waist level. Inside, there’s no deep well in the floor that would require excessive bending.

“I’m at the home improvement store all the time and I still haven’t come across anything that won’t fit in my Acadia,” said Sue Eckel, vehicle chief engineer. “I’ve slid the SmartSlide seats forward to fit small trees without tipping them over, and I’ve slid the second row rearward to put heavy pots securely on the floor. SmartSlide is all about that configurability.”

SmartSlide is an industry-exclusive feature in GM crossovers including Acadia that allows one-handed adjustment of and access to the second- and third-row seats. According to Eckel, “you can even slide the second row back enough to recline the front passenger seat fully to carry a ladder.”

The Terrain small SUV, which gets a more powerful V-6 and an upscale Denali model for 2013, offers similar versatility. Its Multiflex rear seats can be moved fore and aft nearly eight inches (200 mm) or folded flat in a 60/40 configuration to free up 63.9 cubic feet (2820 liters) of cargo space.

For Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs, the capability includes a third row of seats that’s fully removable and a second row that tumbles forward with a single hand or push of a button with the available power fold-and-tumble second row seating.  An available power lift gate provides easy access to Yukon XL's segment-leading cargo volume of 137.4 cubic feet (3891 liters).  The Yukon XL 3/4 ton, with its 6.0L Vortec V-8, can tow a trailer as heavy as 9,600 pounds. And like Eric Stromer’s Sierra, the fuel-efficient Yukon Two-Mode Hybrid is ideal for remodelers looking to lessen environmental impact through all phases of a project. It offers an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in city driving and 23 on the highway.


Monday, March 26, 2012

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2013 GMC Terrain Denali Debuts with New 3.6L V-6

[[posterous-content:pid___0]]GMC is expanding its exclusive Denali sub-brand with the debut of the 2013 Terrain Denali, bringing a new level of style and power to the luxury small SUV.

“Denali is growing fast,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of GMC Marketing. “With seven different models, sales for this brand within a brand increased 79 percent from 2010 to 2011. With this in mind, the decision to create a more-upscale Terrain was an easy one.”

More power, same efficiency

With the introduction of the Terrain Denali, GMC also announced a new 3.6-liter V-6 engine with direct injection and continuously variable valve timing will replace the current 3.0-liter V-6 engine in Terrain lineup for the 2013 model year. SAE certified at 301 horsepower (224 kW) and 272 lb.-ft. (369 Nm) of torque, this engine makes more power and torque, but is expected to deliver fuel economy equal to its predecessor.

The new V-6 uses lightweight components that contribute to the Terrain’s fuel efficiency while boosting its horsepower. An integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold design saves about 13 pounds compared to a non-integrated design, while a composite intake manifold saves about 5.5 pounds vs. an aluminum intake. Additionally, a lightweight structural front cover and high-strength connecting rods save additional weight.

Terrain’s standard Ecotec 2.4-liter I-4 with direct injection and continuously variable valve timing is also available for buyers looking to combine Denali’s high-end appointments with a best-in-class 32 highway mpg (2WD model). Front-wheel drive is standard on Terrain Denali, with all-wheel drive available for both engines.   

New dual-flow dampers are exclusive to the Terrain Denali’s suspension system. This technology provides a smoother ride and improved handling by controlling suspension dampening across a broader range of driving conditions.

Signature design cues

Inside and out, the 2013 Terrain Denali features high-end details. Models with the 2.4L engine feature 18-inch wheels, while the V-6 engine is paired with 19-inch wheels. Other Denali-specific exterior features include:

  • Signature chrome grille
  • Satin chrome accents
  • Body color front and rear fascias
  • Body color rocker panels with satin chrome molding
  • New headlamp and taillamp designs
  • Dual chrome finish exhaust outlets (single outlet on 2.4L)

Terrain Denali’s cabin updates are highlighted by soft-touch Jet Black leather, which lines the seats and door inserts. Contrast stitching and red accent lighting contribute to an inviting interior. Other Denali-exclusive interior details include:

  • Soft-touch instrument panel with French stitching
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with smoked mahogany wood accents
  • Embossed Denali logos on front seatbacks
  • Smoked mahogany wood trim accents
  • Denali illuminated front sill plates
  • Eight-way power driver and passenger seat

Class-leading technology

Terrain Denali comes standard with many of GMC’s leading technologies, including a color touch radio with IntelliLink. This new infotainment system features a reconfigurable home screen; intuitive voice commands; Bluetooth smartphone integration; control of streaming internet radio apps such as Pandora and Stitcher; and iPod controls with Gracenote music database technology.

Forward collision alert and lane departure warning are standard on Terrain Denali. They use the industry’s first single-camera crash-avoidance system to visually and audibly warn drivers when a collision is imminent or the vehicle crosses a lane marker.

In addition, side blind zone and rear cross traffic alert help avoid collisions by using radar to watch spots the driver may not be able to see – and provide visible and audible warnings.

Convenience features, such as a programmable power liftgate, are standard on Terrain Denali. At the touch of a button, owners can access the vehicle’s 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space (behind the first row), while a memory function stops the liftgate at a chosen height to help shorter drivers or accommodate low garage heights.

Available technologies include color touch navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system.

As with every new GMC, the Terrain Denali comes with six free months of OnStar’s Directions and Connections plan. It includes Automatic Crash Response, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, roadside assistance, emergency services link, stolen vehicle assistance and remote door unlock.

Pricing and availability of the 2013 Terrain Denali and Terrain 3.6L V-6 models will be announced closer to the on-sale date in the third quarter of 2012.


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

As Sales Growth Continues, Buick Verano Becomes TV Star

Buick Verano sales continue to grow quickly three months into its public life. On March 11, the new luxury sedan will get the “Celebrity Apprentice” treatment when it is the subject of teams competing to create a consumer launch event.

When the episode ends, host Donald Trump will famously yell “You’re fired!” to the celebrity who contributes the least to his or her team.

Viewers at home will be able to “co-view” the episode through a Celebrity Apprentice app available in Apple and Android stores. The app uses sound activation technology to hear the television and guide the viewer along in real time with the show, asking questions and offering special features along the way.

Downloading the app allows viewers to enter a sweepstakes to win a 2012 Verano, along with two tickets to the live finale of Celebrity Apprentice in New York City, complete with two first-class airline tickets, a two-night stay in a luxury hotel, and other perks. More information can be found at Buick.com.

During the show, Buick will debut two new 30-second TV spots showcasing Verano’s advanced features. “Tour Bus” focuses on the IntelliLink infotainment system, while “Quiet World” highlights QuietTuning technology. Each is available for viewing online.

The first commercial, “Tour Bus,” will feature indie rock band Neon Trees. A free song from the band will be available for download through the Celebrity Apprentice app during the show or on the Buick Facebook page after the episode.

Verano sales in February were 1,688 units compared to 265 in December, its first full month on sale. At times, more than one in two buyers have come from outside General Motors.

USA Today recently called Verano  “a compact with big car hush.” and “came away impressed on all counts.” In January, Verano topped an AutoTrader.com list of vehicles with the largest month-over-month increase in reader interest.

“Already, Verano is building a strong fan base among media and consumers alike,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Buick and GMC Sales and Service. “Early sales momentum shows the desire for Buick’s luxury content and quality in a smaller vehicle.”

LaCrosse, Buick’s top-selling model in February, posted a year-over-year retail sales gain of 24.9 percent. Interest in the eAssist model, which consistently outsells hybrid competitors from Lincoln, Infiniti, and Lexus, continues to grow. A midsize luxury sedan that doesn’t sacrifice space to achieve 36 highway mpg, the eAssist model represents about 25 percent of LaCrosse sales.

Buick retail sales – those sold to individual buyers – were down 3.6 percent in February.


Monday, March 5, 2012

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