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GMC Uncovers New Terrain

New utility vehicle gets big makeover, new engines.

by on Jan.09, 2017

The 2018 GMC Terrain features all new exterior styling as well as a first-ever diesel option.

Like its Detroit neighbors, Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler, General Motors depends on sales of trucks and utility vehicles, making the debut of the 2018 GMC Terrain one of the more important events at this year’s Detroit Auto Show.

Next generation Terrain offers more refinement and versatility as well as advanced safety technologies and an optional diesel engine.

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The Terrain can be equipped with three all-new available turbocharged propulsion systems, including the aforementioned turbodiesel. (more…)

GMC Teases New Acadia Ahead of NAIAS Debut

SUV shifts to smaller platform.

by on Jan.08, 2016

GMC teases the major makeover of the Acadia SUV it has coming for 2017.

With the first media preview at the North American International Auto Show just days away, automakers are releasing an array of teaser images to get everyone excited about what’s to come. That includes GMC which has sent us this close-up of the back end of the 2017 Acadia.

It can’t come soon enough for General Motors’ truck division. Along with sibling utes, the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse, the GMC Acadia has gone without a significant update for a decade, an unexpectedly long time in an industry where change is coming at an ever-faster pace.

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For 2017, the GMC Acadia will migrate to an all-new platform that will be smaller than the one now in use – and which will be shared with a new Chevrolet model to slot above the current Equinox line.


GMC Canyon Aims to Draw Buyers Back to Midsize Pickups

If GMC builds it, will they come?

by on Jan.12, 2014

The 2015 GMC Canyon makes its world debut in Detroit. The midsize pickup truck delivers 193 horsepower.

To paraphrase the familiar quote from the film, “Field of Dreams,” if General Motors builds it, will they come?  Midsize pickups, that is.  And with the launch of the 2015 GMC Canyon at the North American International Auto Show, the Detroit maker is bucking a trend that’s seen this once wildly popular market segment dwindle to little more than an insignificant niche.

Over the last couple years, both of GM’s cross-town competitors have abandoned the midsize pickup segment leaving only Toyota and Nissan to carve up the relatively few remaining buyers.  Back in the 1970s, midsize trucks actually outsold full-size models, and sales still were in the million range in the ‘90s. But in 2013, demand dipped to a mere 227,000.

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That was a 14% year-over-year decline even as big rigs like the Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra were enjoying a huge turnaround, collective sales surging to 1.9 million, up from just 1.1 million during the depths of the recession.

Despite that downward trend, GM introduced the all-new Chevrolet Colorado during the L.A. Auto Show last November and is following up with the sibling GMC Canyon in Detroit.