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2015 Silverado & Sierra to get 8-speed tran...

Jul 18 2014 09:04 AM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
7/18/2014
General Motors has confirmed that every 2015 full-size truck and suv equipped with the 6.2L EcoTec3 engine will be offered with a brand new GM developed 8-speed transmission. 
This includes the Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe and GMC Sierra, Yukon, and YukonXL. 
 
The new Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed is similar in size to the outgoing 6-speed and will allow lower rear axle ratios for improved fuel economy. 
 
Fuel economy and additional specifications for 8-speed equipped vehicles will be announced later this year. 

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Shout-Out to GMC The Magazine

Jul 08 2014 02:03 PM | Zane in News

When the Spring 2014 edition of GMC The Magazine showed up on our desks a few weeks ago we didn't expect to find someone from GM-Trucks.com mentioned inside.

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15 Silverado/Sierra 1500 towing capacity lower...

Jun 19 2014 08:48 AM | Zane in News

General Motors has announced that starting with the 2015 model year it will report towing capacity determined using SAE J2807 recommended testing practices. The more rigorous testing procedure has been held at arms length by the big three for years. Pickup producers have long overstated the capacity of their trucks using internal test procedures. The new J2807 standard brings everyone up to the same playing field. This means every pickup is finally being rated for towing capacity in the exact same manner from the 2015 model year forward. 
 
That's great news for consumers but the much more rigorous test lowers the "official" capacity numbers that many automakers love to throw around in ads.The Silverado and Sierra 1500 will see their towing capacity adjusted slightly down for the 2015 model year due to the new testing requirements. Only one Silverado and Sierra configuration, a 2-wheel-drive double cab with the optional 6.2L engine and the Max-Trailering package, will retain the prior year's rating of 12,000lbs. 

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Final 2015 Colorado and Canyon power figures re...

Jun 18 2014 08:34 AM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

6/18/2014
 
General Motors has released the final engine power figures for the up coming 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.
 
The standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine will produce 200-horsepower and 191 ft-lb of torque while the optional 3.6L six-cylinder engine will be rated at 305-horsepower and 269 ft-lb. Properly equipped, the mid-size truck duo will be rated to tow up to 7,000lbs when it goes on sale later this year.
 
No further information on the optional 2016 2.8L Duramax diesel engine was released at this time. 

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General Motors US May 2014 Sales Up 13 percent

Jun 03 2014 08:47 AM | Zane in News

By Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

6/3/2014
 
General Motors reported United States May 2014 sales figures this morning. The company's dealer network delivered 284,694 vehicles last month, up 13% from May of 2013. It was the company's best May sales numbers in seven years. 
 
Sales of the full-size Silverado and Sierra also saw a bounce, with the Silverado gaining 8-percent and the Sierra gaining a healthy 14-percent over last May's figures. Sales of GM's all new 2015 full-size SUVs doubled.

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Introducing the 2015 GMC Sierra All-Terrain HD

May 21 2014 01:14 PM | Zane in News

GMC has announced that it will offer its popular All-Terrain package as an option on the 2015 Sierra Heavy-Duty. Designed as an "off-road-inspired" model slotting just below the top trim Denali, the All-Terrain will be available on double-cab and crew-cab 2500HD and 3500HD models. 
 
When Sierra HD buyers select the All-Terrain model, they will get:
  • Exclusive design features, including a chrome surround grille and exterior graphics
  • Aluminum under-body shields
  • 18-inch Six-spoke chrome cast-aluminum wheels standard
  • 20-inch chrome wheels optional
  • 3500HD includes adjustable camper mirrors with a chrome cap
  • LED DRL headlights
  • Body-colored bumpers
  • Chrome mirror caps and body-side molding
  • All-Terrain logo on the instrument cluster
  • Rear-view camera is standard
All-Terrain models will come standard with a 6.0L Gas V8 with GMC's 6.6L Duramax Diesel as an option. 
 
 

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GM surpasses 400-installed EV charging stations

May 21 2014 10:22 AM | Zane in News

General Motors has announced a milestone in the company's efforts to build out a nation-wide electric vehicle charging station system. 
 
The company has now installed 401-charging stations across the United States, with 20% of them powered by solar electricity. A majority of the stations, 269, are in Michigan and located in or near GM facilities. 

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Pardon the mess - welcome to the new homepage

May 20 2014 04:04 PM | Zane in News

As you might have noticed, we've "turned on" the new home-page for GM-Trucks.com. It's integrated with the forum and will allow us to share news and build resources better than ever before. We're very excited. 
 
However, we need to clean things up a little and make it look better. It's going to take us a few days, so bear with us while we remodel the place. :cheers:

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GM Recalls Additional 2.42-million vehicles

May 20 2014 03:23 PM | Zane in News

General Motors has recalled an additional 2.42-million vehicles in the US. 
 
  • 1,339,355 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia full-size crossovers from the 2009-2014 model years and Saturn Outlooks from 2009-2010 because front safety lap belt cables can fatigue and separate over time. In a crash, a separated cable could increase the risk of injury to front seat passengers.
  • 1,075,102 of the previous generation 4-speed automatic transmission Chevrolet Malibu and from the 2004-2008 model years and Pontiac G6 from the 2005-2008 model years  because of a shift cable that could wear out over time, resulting in mismatches of the gear position indicated by the shift lever.  
  • 1,402 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs from the 2015 model year because an insufficiently heated plastic weld that attaches the passenger side air bag to the instrument panel assembly could result in a partial deployment of the air bag in the event of a crash.
  • 58 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD full-size pickups from the 2015 model year because retention clips attaching the generator fuse block to the vehicle body can become loose and lead to a potential fire.


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Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Demand Exceeding E...

May 08 2014 08:49 PM | Chris in News


DETROIT – The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are once again proving why they are the segment leaders with demand for the updated SUVs outpacing expectations.

Chevrolet created the SUV segment with the Suburban in 1935, and has been the sales leader in the full-size SUV market ever since. Today, the average turn rate, or how quickly it takes a particular vehicle to sell after it is delivered to the dealer, is 17 days for the Tahoe and 10 days for the Suburban.


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