Chevrolet and Buick-GMC dealers were told at their joint make meeting to expect increased pickup and SUV production, as General Motors pushes to grow market share for all three brands.
Giving bread-and-butter pickup truck models a refresh every few years has become commonplace in the half-ton segment. The Ram 1500 Rebel (as well as the Ram 1500 Laramie Limited) sports a new look for the Ram brand grille, while GM debuted a new hood and grille on its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 models.
The top-end of the truck market continues to expand as customers are using their trucks to serve as the family wagon.
General Motors delivered 193,524 vehicles in March to individual or “retail” customers, up 6 percent year over year, driven by a 7 percent increase at Chevrolet and a 13 percent increase at GMC. The strong performance of these two brands has helped GM grow retail deliveries every month since April 2015. Despite significant reductions in daily rental units, total sales were up one percent.
Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 24,498 vehicles in March 2016, an increase of 17 percent versus March 2015. GM’s retail sales increased 12 percent for the month.
A hacker has managed to link up his Amazon Echo so that all he has to do is mutter a few words and his GMC will start up.
Officially unveiled at the New York Auto Show last week, the new, blacked-out 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition is set to arrive at Canadian dealerships this fall, just in time for Halloween.
The spread of General Motors’ eight-speed automatic transmission through the GMC Sierra 1500 lineup is nearly complete. Introduced to the Sierra in 2015 paired only with the biggest engine available, a 420-hp 6.
Beyond the awesomely capable 2017 Nissan GT-R and the Lincoln Navigator concept’s gullwing doors, the 2016 New York Auto Show has lots to offer enthusiasts and new-car consumers with more down-to-earth budgets. In New York, debuts of new cars with prices below $35,000 were all over the automotive map.
When General Motors revitalised its small pickup trucks a little more than a year ago, the manufacturer announced the eventual availability of a diesel powertrain, something the market segment hasn’t seen in quite a while.