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  1. 2015 GMC Canyon Photos (See next post down for details/specs/info) All-New 2015 GMC Canyon Elevates Midsize Truck Segment Segment-redefining capabilities, refinement and tech in smart-sized package DETROIT – GMC revealed the 2015 Canyon today, an all-new midsize truck that redefines the segment and raises the bar for everything from horsepower and efficiency to quietness and refinement. When it goes on sale this year, the all-new Canyon will give GMC one of the only three-truck lineups in the industry. It is expected to deliver class-leading capabilities with the brand’s signature refinement – all in an efficiently sized, maneuverable package for customers who want the cargo-hauling and trailering versatility of a truck without the size of a full-size pickup. “The all-new 2015 Canyon completes GMC’s three-truck family, which started with the redesigned 2014 Sierra 1500 and 2015 Sierra HD,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. “It rounds out a lineup that offers the broadest range of capabilities in the industry, giving truck customers more choices to find the vehicle that meets their professional, personal and lifestyle needs.” Based on a proven global architecture and engineered for the unique demands and driving conditions of North American drivers, the new Canyon is expected to deliver: The segment’s best horsepower – an estimated 193 horsepower (146 kW) from a standard 2.5L I-4 and an estimated 302 horsepower (224 kW) from an available 3.6L V-6 The segment’s best payload of at least 1,450 pounds (657 kg) The segment’s best maximum trailering rating (when properly equipped) of at least 6,700 pounds (3,039 kg) Even greater capability with a powerful and efficient Duramax 2.8L turbodiesel engine coming in 2016 model year “Not everyone needs full-size capability, but they still deserve strength and true-truck attributes that come in larger models. The Canyon will offer all the capability with confidence – and GMC’s signature refinement that complements active lifestyles,” said DiSalle. “It also delivers the technology customers want with more standard features.” Canyon’s customer-focused technologies include available OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and expected segment-first available driver alert features such as forward collision alert, lane departure warning and a standard rear-vision camera. Additionally, RemoteLink Key Fob Services allow owners to lock and unlock their vehicle, flash the lights and honk the horn, and, on equipped models, even remotely start the engine using the RemoteLink smartphone app. The service is free for five years. Additional OnStar services and data plans will be available with a paid subscription. GMC’s ProGrade protection program for two years/24,000 miles – whichever comes first – of scheduled maintenance, is standard and covers four oil changes, tire rotations and 27-point inspections. It complements the three-year/36,000-mile – whichever comes first – bumper-to-bumper limited vehicle warranty and five-year/100,000-mile – whichever comes first – powertrain limited warranty. Designed for capability, comfort and refinement Inside and out, the 2015 Canyon is pure GMC, with a quiet, refined interior distinguished by premium materials and a commanding exterior presence that emulates the technology-infused design aesthetic introduced on the 2014 Sierra 1500 and 2015 Sierra HD models. Bold front-end styling incorporates the segment’s only standard projector beam headlamps and GMC’s signature C-shaped LED daytime running lamps on all models. Three body configurations are offered: An extended cab model with a six-foot bed, a crew cab with a five-foot bed and a crew cab with a six-foot bed. With the tailgate down, the six-foot bed allows eight-foot-long items to be hauled within the vehicle. Canyon is offered in base, SLE and SLT models, in 2WD and 4WD models, and with an aggressively styled All-Terrain package offered on SLE models. It includes 17-inch painted aluminum wheels covered by all-terrain tires, a body-color grille surround with horizontal chrome bars and specific suspension tuning. From a refinement standpoint, the Canyon features triple-sealed doors inlaid in the body sides, like the 2014 Sierra, for improved aerodynamic performance and a quieter interior. And to help keep overall mass down and improve the front-to-rear weight balance, the Canyon features an all-new aluminum hood. It also features the segment’s only active aero grille shutters, which close at certain highway speeds to enhance efficiency through improved aerodynamics. Additional exterior features include: Segment-first CornerStep rear bumper design, pioneered on the 2014 Sierra, is standard Available segment-first EZ Lift-and-Lower locking tailgate that uses an internal torsion bar to make raising the tailgate easier with one hand, and a damper for more-controlled lowering Standard two-tier loading that allows a platform to effectively split the bed into upper and lower sections, making it easier to haul, store and conceal items such as tools Thirteen reconfigurable and four stationary tie-down locations throughout the bed for use with available, removable cargo tie-down rings Standard bed rail and tailgate protectors Available factory-installed spray-in bed liner Range of 16-, 17- and 18-inch aluminum wheels A diverse collection of work- and lifestyle-supporting accessories will be offered including everything from a bed liner and innovative cargo management system to a custom tonneau cover, removable cargo rings, tool box and more. Comfortable and connected cabin The interior of the 2015 Canyon is designed to be comfortable, heavily equipped and well connected. A bold, upright instrument panel with large instruments and a central driver information center is similar to Sierra. A center console-mounted shifter is similar to those found in midsize cars and crossovers. The Canyon’s cabin boasts exceptional attention to detail and premium appointments, including a sculpted headliner that enhances headroom, halo lighting on key controls for easier viewing and an open area at the front of the center console for easier phone charging. Additional interior details include: Sculpted door panels that make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle Upper-instrument panel storage bin – when not equipped with the uplevel audio system – and large glove box volume Standard center console with room to store a tablet Rear under-seat storage Canyon’s seats are designed for long-haul comfort and wear, too. They use dual-firmness foam for greater comfort on long drives and high-wear, stain-resistant cloth seating trim. A power-adjustable driver’s seat is standard, and heated leather seats are standard on SLT. The All-Terrain package features exclusive color and trim details, including embossed seatbacks and unique contrast stitching. Comfort is enhanced with technologies, connectivity and other features that support owners’ daily and recreational lives including a standard 4.2-inch-diagonal color driver information screen in the instrument cluster Also available: Eight-inch-diagonal color touch screen and multiple USB ports OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hot spot Next-generation OnStar and IntelliLink enhancements with gesture recognition and natural language voice recognition Siri Eyes Free Mode for iPhone users Teen Driver feature GMC AppShop Navigation Teen Driver is a new, configurable IntelliLink feature that allows parents to set a radio volume limit, establish a speed warning set between 40 and 70 mph, and set a speed limiter. It also automatically mutes the radio when the driver or front passenger safety belt is not fastened and a “report card” that records mileage, wide-open throttle events, ABS events, maximum speed and other data. The custom features are locked by a PIN, which is set by the parent. Canyon models with an eight-inch IntelliLink screen will also feature a new in-car app marketplace: GMC AppShop. It allows customers to download apps directly to their IntelliLink system and organize, update or delete them throughout the life of the vehicle. Available apps will connect drivers to music, news, weather, travel information, vehicle data and more. Segment-best power and efficiency GMC expects Canyon to be the most powerful and efficient truck in the segment, allowing owners to haul and tow more while being efficient. A 2.5L I-4 is standard, and a 3.6L V-6 is available. They are based on award-winning engine families and tuned to deliver the low-rpm torque customers depend on for hauling and towing. The 2.5L four is estimated at 193 horsepower (146 kW) and 184 lb-ft of torque (253 Nm), with approximately 90 percent of the peak torque available from 2,000 rpm to 6,200 rpm. The 3.6L engine is estimated at 302 horsepower (224 kW) and 270 lb-ft of torque (366 Nm). SAE certification of the power ratings is pending. Both engines feature direct injection and variable valve timing to make the most of power and efficiency. An aluminum block, forged-steel crankshaft, dual-overhead camshafts and jet-spray piston cooling are featured on both engines. The 2.5L incorporates a two-stage variable-displacement oil pump, for greater efficiency, as well as a balance shaft located in the oil pan, for greater refinement. All models are matched with a six-speed automatic transmission that complements the truck-tuned engines with features that make hauling and trailering easier and more comfortable, including auto grade braking and a tow/haul mode. A six-speed manual transmission is also available with the 2.5L engine in base extended cab/2WD models. Class-leading capabilities and superior ride quality The Canyon delivers the capability expected of a GMC truck, including expected segment-leading payload and trailering. Like the full-size Sierra, Canyon is built on a fully boxed perimeter frame, which provides the strength to support its capabilities, and a ride expected to be smooth and quiet. A coil-over-type front suspension features aluminum knuckles that are low in mass and high in strength contributing to a more responsive, immediate feel to driver inputs, as well as efficiency. The 2015 Canyon also features the segment’s first application of electric power steering, which enhances efficiency because it is not driven by the engine. Additionally, the Canyon has a tight turning radius of only about 41 feet (12.6 meters), making it easier to maneuver when parking or backing into tight spots, such as garages or campsites. Four-wheel disc brakes, with four-piston front calipers, are standard and feature segment-exclusive Duralife™ brake rotors – also pioneered on the 2014 Sierra. They can offer up to double the service life, which can help lower ownership costs. Canyon is available with an automatic locking rear differential known by its G80 option code. Introduced by General Motors more than 40 years ago, it gives drivers a traction advantage when needed and everyday comfort when it’s not. It is available on SLE and SLT, and standard with the All-Terrain package. AutoTrac automatic four-wheel drive is also a segment-first feature, which employs an electronically controlled transfer case that allows the driver to shift from 2WD to 4WD. The driver can select four modes, 2WD, Auto, 4WD HI, or 4WD Lo. By selecting ‘Auto’ mode, the transfer case will operate in 2WD and will automatically apply traction to the front wheels (4WD) when the vehicle senses wheel slippage. Safety features With 360 degrees of available active and passive safety technologies, Canyon is designed to help keep occupants safe on the road, with standard features including: Six air bags, including head curtain side air bags that can also reduce the risk of occupant ejection Large rearview mirrors and rear-vision camera system for greater visibility StabiliTrak stability control system with rollover mitigation technology, trailer sway control, hill start assist and hill descent control (All Terrain). Available safety features include: Segment-first forward collision alert Segment-first lane departure warning The Canyon will be assembled at GM’s Wentzville, Mo., assembly plant. GMC will continue to work on and develop the Canyon until the start of production in fall 2014. The content of this release is based on current GM testing and is subject to change. GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc. 2015 GMC CANYON Preview Models: Canyon base, SLE and SLT, 2WD and 4WD Body styles extended and crew cab Manufacturing location: Wentzville, Mo. Key competitors: Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier Engines Type: 2.5L DOHC I-4 3.6L V-6 VVT DI Displacement (cu in / cc): 150 / 2457 217 / 3564 Block material: cast aluminum aluminum Cylinder head material: c ast aluminum cast aluminum Valvetrain: DOHC with four valves per cylinder; continuously variable valve timing DOHC with four valves per cylinder; continuously variable valve timing Fuel delivery: high-pressure direct injection and electronic throtle control high-pressure direct injection and electronic throttle control Compression ratio: 11.3:1 11.5:1 Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 193 / 146 @ 6400 (est.) 302 / 224 @ 6950 (est.) Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm): 184 / 253 @ 4400 (est.) 270 / 366 @ 4000 (est.) Recommended fuel: regular unleaded regular unleaded Transmissions Type: six-speed manual six-speed automatic Availability: avail. with 2.5L (base extended cab/2WD) avail. with 2.5L on base extended cab/2WD, std. on all other models Final drive ratio: TBD 2.92 Tow/Haul Mode: No Yes (V-6 only) Auto Grade Braking: No Yes Chassis/Suspension Front suspension: 2WD and 4WD: independent coil-over-shock; twin-tube shocks Rear suspension: solid axle with semi-elliptic two-stage multi-leaf springs; twin-tube shocks Locking axle: G80 automatic-locking axle std. on All Terrain, avail. on SLE and SLT Wheel sizes: 16 x 7-in., 17 x 8-in and 18 x 8.5-in. Tire sizes: 265/70R16, 255/65R17 and 265/60R18 Steering type: electrically-assisted power rack-and-pinion steering with variable assist Stability control: standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control including hill start assist Brakes: power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife™ long-life brake rotors; standard ABS; hill descent control available Back to top DimensionsExterior Extended Cab (6’2” box) Crew Cab (5’2” box) Crew Cab (6’2” box) Wheelbase (in / mm): 128.3 / 3258 128.3 / 3258 140.5 / 3568 Length ( in / mm): 212.4 / 5395 212.4 / 5395 224.6 / 5705 Height (in / mm): 78.7 / 1998 (2WD incl. antenna) 78.9 / 2005 (4WD incl. antenna) 78.7 / 1998 (2WD incl. antenna) 78.9 / 2005 (4WD incl. antenna) 78.7 / 1998 (2WD incl. antenna) 78.9 / 2005 (4WD incl. antenna) Width (in / mm): 74.3 / 1886 74.3 / 1886 74.3 / 1886 Front track (in / mm) 61.8 / 1570 (2WD) 62.4 / 1586 (4WD) 61.8 / 1570 (2WD) 62.4 / 1586 (4WD) 61.8 / 1570 (2WD) 62.4 / 1586 (4WD) Rear track (in / mm): 61.8 / 1570 (2WD) 62.4 / 1586 (4WD) 61.8 / 1570 (2WD) 62.4 / 1586 (4WD) 61.8 / 1570 (2WD) 62.4 / 1586 (4WD) Front headroom (in /mm): 40 / 1016 40 / 1016 40 / 1016 Rear headroom (in / mm): 36.7 / 932 38.3 / 973 38.3 / 973 Front legroom (in / mm): 41.7 / 1059 41.7 / 1059 41.7 / 1059 Rear legroom (in / mm): 28.6 / 726 35.8 / 909 35.8 / 909 Front hip room (in / mm): 55 / 1397 55 / 1397 55 / 1397 Rear hip room (in / mm): 52.2 / 1326 53.3 / 1354 53.3 / 1354 Capacities Extended Cab (6’2” box) Crew Cab (5’2” box) Crew Cab (6’2” box) Base curb weight (lb / kg): 3944 / 1789 (2WD w/ 2.5L) 4037 / 1831 (2WD w/ 2.5L) 4266 / 1935 (2WD w/ 3.6L) Max. GVWR (lb / kg): 5600 / 2540 6000 / 2721 6000 / 2721 Max. payload (lb / kg): 1450 / 657 1400 / 635 1400 / 635 Max. towing (lb / kg): 6700 / 3039 6700 / 3039 6700 / 3039 Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.
  2. 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. Chevrolet/GMC Press Release Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Top Segment in Power DETROIT – The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will have the most horsepower in the midsized truck segment when they go on sale this fall. The Colorado and Canyon’s available engines provide customers choices to fit their varied lifestyles. The 2.5L I-4 has been rated at 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.6L V-6 is rated at 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The Colorado and Canyon will also provide class-leading maximum trailering capabilities, with the capacity to tow up to 7,000 pounds when properly equipped. That’s more than enough to take a truck full of friends, gear in the bed, and a trailer full of toys to your favorite weekend adventure. Each engine features direct injection and variable valve timing to make the most of power and efficiency. Both engines are based on proven engine designs found throughout the General Motors’ family, but are optimized for the demands of truck use with the latest technology for improving performance and efficiency. This includes torque at lower RPMs for better towing power and a more confident feeling while pulling a trailer. Both engines are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission; a six-speed manual is available on select extended cab 2WD models. The six-speed automatic is tuned specifically for the truck engines, offering features like auto grade braking and tow/haul mode. “Every decision we made considered the wants and needs of midsize truck customers. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are engineered to deliver class leading horsepower,” said Anita Burke, vehicle chief engineer for Midsize Trucks. “Not everyone needs the size or the capability of a full-sized pickup. Now customers have a viable option in a smaller package.” Class-leading horsepower also comes with efficiency, courtesy of dual-overhead camshafts with variable valve timing, direct injection, and jet-spray piston cooling, while aluminum blocks and forged-steel crankshafts ensure a long-life cycle. The Colorado and Canyon will be assembled at GM’s Wentzville, Mo., assembly plant with start of production in fall 2014. Attached Images: Click here to view the article
  3. Chevrolet/GMC Press Release Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Top Segment in Power DETROIT – The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will have the most horsepower in the midsized truck segment when they go on sale this fall. The Colorado and Canyon’s available engines provide customers choices to fit their varied lifestyles. The 2.5L I-4 has been rated at 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.6L V-6 is rated at 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The Colorado and Canyon will also provide class-leading maximum trailering capabilities, with the capacity to tow up to 7,000 pounds when properly equipped. That’s more than enough to take a truck full of friends, gear in the bed, and a trailer full of toys to your favorite weekend adventure. Each engine features direct injection and variable valve timing to make the most of power and efficiency. Both engines are based on proven engine designs found throughout the General Motors’ family, but are optimized for the demands of truck use with the latest technology for improving performance and efficiency. This includes torque at lower RPMs for better towing power and a more confident feeling while pulling a trailer. Both engines are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission; a six-speed manual is available on select extended cab 2WD models. The six-speed automatic is tuned specifically for the truck engines, offering features like auto grade braking and tow/haul mode. “Every decision we made considered the wants and needs of midsize truck customers. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are engineered to deliver class leading horsepower,” said Anita Burke, vehicle chief engineer for Midsize Trucks. “Not everyone needs the size or the capability of a full-sized pickup. Now customers have a viable option in a smaller package.” Class-leading horsepower also comes with efficiency, courtesy of dual-overhead camshafts with variable valve timing, direct injection, and jet-spray piston cooling, while aluminum blocks and forged-steel crankshafts ensure a long-life cycle. The Colorado and Canyon will be assembled at GM’s Wentzville, Mo., assembly plant with start of production in fall 2014.
  4. Official Press Release View attachment: 2015-Chevrolet-TahoeAndSuburban-FrontView-LakeTahoe-010.jpg
  5. ALL-NEW FORD F-150 REDEFINES FULL-SIZE TRUCKS AS THE TOUGHEST, SMARTEST, MOST CAPABLE F-150 EVER Tougher: All-new high-strength steel frame, high-strength aluminum-alloy body, more than 10 million miles of testing and Baja 1000-proven 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine Smarter: 11 new class-exclusive features, including 360-degree camera view, integrated loading ramps stowed in the pickup bed, 400-watt power outlets inside the cab, LED headlights and sideview mirror spotlights, and remote tailgate release More capable: Up to 700 pounds less weight plus four engine choices for an impressive combination of power, capability and efficiency Ford today introduces the all-new Ford F-150, the reinvention of America’s favorite truck. It is the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever – setting the standard for the future of trucks. The all-new F-150 delivers an impressive combination of power, capability and efficiency – from advanced materials that improve durability and inhibit corrosion, to faster processors that enhance driving performance, to breakthrough cargo management and towing solutions. “F-150 is well-known for being Built Ford Tough. Now, it is both tough and smart,” said Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company chief operating officer. “The all-new F-150 redefines the future of trucks, and it is yet another example of our One Ford plan producing vehicles that serve customers with a commitment to the very best quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design and value.” F-150 is part of the Ford F-Series truck lineup, America’s best-selling truck for 37 consecutive years and America’s best-selling vehicle for 32 years. “We have a unique connection with our customers,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford executive vice president and president of The Americas. “Time and again, F-150 has delivered the tougher, smarter features they want along with the capabilities they need for work or play. We build our trucks to their high standards.” In designing the backbone of the F-150, Ford engineers improved the truck’s signature fully boxed ladder frame. It is all-new with more high-strength steel than ever – making it stronger and lighter. High-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys – already used in aerospace, commercial transportation, energy and many other rugged industries – are used throughout the F-150 body for the first time, improving dent and ding resistance and also saving weight. Overall, up to 700 pounds of weight have been saved, helping the F-150 tow more, haul more, accelerate quicker and stop shorter, and contributing to efficiency. “More than ever before, customers want a truck that is a dependable partner, mobile office and a go-anywhere workshop,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “To meet the needs of our truck customers, we created smart new features and a whole new approach to using advanced materials and engines to improve capability and efficiency.” Even tougher The 2015 Ford F-150 is the strongest and most durable F-150 ever. Before it goes on sale, it will have been torture-tested in labs, at Ford proving grounds and in the hands of some of Ford’s most demanding truck customers for more than 10 million miles. The grueling testing simulated the demands Ford’s customers will subject the truck to throughout its average lifetime. The tests include crisscrossing the country pulling heavy trailers and hefty loads through desert valleys and over high-altitude mountain passes – in temperatures from 20 degrees below zero to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Customers using the F-150 for construction, mining and utilities have tested and helped prove out its high-strength aluminum-alloy cargo box. A disguised new Ford F-150 even raced in the Baja 1000, where it earned the distinction of completing all 883 grueling miles while some other purpose-built race vehicles could not. To perform in these challenging conditions, the frame uses high-strength steel rated up to 70,000 psi – stronger than the steel found in some competitors’ heavy-duty pickup truck frames. Eight through-welded crossmembers provide increased stiffness, while staggered rear outboard shocks provide greater stability. Even smarter Several groundbreaking new productivity features debut in the all-new F-150, including many class-exclusives. They include: 360-degree camera view, using exterior cameras to create a bird’s-eye view of the truck to help the driver park, maneuver in tight spots and navigate down narrow roads and trails Integrated loading ramps, which enable easy loading of ATVs, motorcycles and mowers BoxLink™, which is a combination of metal brackets and custom cleats used to secure a variety of accessories in the cargo box, from ramps to storage bins to bed dividers LED headlamps and taillamps, which provide excellent nighttime visibility Trailer hitch assist, a new rear view camera feature that adds a dynamic line based on steering wheel angle in the display to help customers line up truck and trailer without requiring a spotter or having to get out of the vehicle Smart trailer tow module, using an all-new smart trailer tow wiring harness that helps identify and inform the driver of potential trailer connectivity issues, burned or unlit trailer marker lamps, and brake light and trailer battery faults Remote tailgate, allowing for the tailgate to be locked, unlocked and released with the key fob – eliminating manual locking and increasing convenience and security. The tailgate also is damped, dropping down, hands-free, to a flat position when opened High-wattage power outlets (400 watts, 110 volts) in the cab, allowing drivers to easily charge corded tools, battery chargers or mobile devices on-site or while driving LED spotlights on sideview mirrors, which provide powerful, durable and bright lighting around the truck exterior Latest EcoBoost® technology in an all-new, even more efficient 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine that features extremely high output and lightweight design Next-generation tailgate step, which is now fully integrated inside the tailgate and virtually invisible when not in use Other smart innovations include: New 8-inch LCD productivity screen in the instrument panel, which includes updated truck apps – from fuel economy to towing tips – and the ability to create a customized home screen for customers to access their most frequently used apps in one place LED lighting embedded in the walls of the cargo box, which brightly illuminates the box interior to help customers quickly find tools or other items Rear under-seat storage in F-150 Super and Crew cabs, providing hidden storage for valuables. Two storage bins also are located underneath the rear seats Boxside step, now available for the short 5.5-foot box They join available driver aids, including SYNC® with MyFord Touch®, hill start assist, MyKey®, rear view camera, reverse sensing, trailer brake controller and extendable tailgate step. More capable In addition to helping customers work smarter, F-150 features segment-first technologies that automatically assist drivers. They include: Second-row inflatable safety belts, which work like a traditional belt but include a tubular airbag that inflates in the event of a crash and distributes the force of the impact across a wider area of the passenger’s chest Curve Control, which automatically provides more aggressive four-wheel braking when the truck is going into a corner too fast Adaptive cruise control, allowing drivers to set a cruising speed and use radar technology to monitor traffic ahead and maintain a safe distance between vehicles Lane-Keeping System, which is designed to help avert unintentional drifting of the vehicle outside the intended driving lane by automatically detecting the left- or right-hand road lane markings using a camera mounted between the windshield and interior rearview mirror Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert, which uses radar hidden in the taillamps to detect a vehicle entering a driver’s blind spot while driving or backing up A range of four engines provides more power to meet almost any customer need. A new 2.7-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop and a 3.5-liter V6 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing join the proven 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine features a lightweight, compact design to deliver the same power as some mid-range V8s. Auto Start-Stop technology helps save fuel. Unlike start-stop solutions in other vehicles, this technology – specially tuned for truck customers – shuts off the engine to save fuel when the vehicle is stopped, except when towing or in four-wheel drive. The engine restarts in milliseconds when the brake is released. Ford F-150 trucks equipped with EcoBoost engines also will benefit from standard Active Grille Shutters. Active Grille Shutters stay open when extra engine cooling is needed, such as during low-speed stop-and-go driving or while working in hot weather. They automatically close to reduce aerodynamic drag at cruising speed. On sale late this year When it goes on sale late this year, the all-new Ford F-150 will continue the tradition of offering the broadest selection of trim levels in the full-size pickup segment. Five primary trims are available: XL, XLT, Lariat, Platinum and King Ranch. Chrome appearance packages are available with XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch. Monochromatic sport appearance packages are available with XL, XLT and Lariat. The FX4 off-road package can be added to most four-wheel-drive models, improving trail capability with an electronic locking rear axle, skid plates and off-road-tuned shocks. Both the exterior and interior design of Ford F-150 reflect decades of listening to customers and understanding their occupational and recreational needs. The exterior is characterized by a new shape that suggests capability, with a wider Built Ford Tough stance, prominent wheel arches and chiseled grille. Comfort, utility and refinement define the truck’s interior. Ergonomically optimized seating for the front row positions enhances comfort, while extending legroom for rear passengers. Buttons and controls are optimized so they can be operated while wearing work gloves. Storage options include laptop stowage in the center console, as well as quick storage solutions for cellphones, drinks, pens and business cards. “Once again, the Ford F-150 establishes new standards in durability, capability, technology and efficiency to help F-150 owners be more productive 24/7 – whether for work or weekend fun,” said Nair. The F-150 will continue to be manufactured at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich., and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo.
  6. GM's March 2014 sales data was released just a few minutes ago and the numbers are not very strong for Silverado year to date but look better when comparing March year to year. Silverado Sales March 2014: 42,247 March 2013: 39,561 YTD 2014: 107,757 YTD 2013: 116,649 So, Chevy sold 2,686 MORE trucks in March 2014 compared to March 2013. However, year to date sales are down 8,892. Sierra Sales March 2014: 16,863 March 2013: 13,817 YTD 2014: 42,213 YTD 2013: 40,796 These numbers work out to GMC selling 3,046 MORE trucks in March 2014 compared to March 2013. Year to date, GMC has sold 1,417 more trucks than last year to date. Combined Sales March 2014: 59,110 March 2013: 53,378 YTD 2014: 149,970 YTD 2013: 157,445 What does this all mean? Combined, General Motors sold 5,732 MORE trucks in March 2014 vs March 2013. However, year to date in 2014, General Motors has sold 7,475 LESS trucks than in 2013. IMPORTANT GM does not break out Light Duty & Heavy Duty in sales figures, so this information is harder to compare. We may be losing numbers in the new HD switch-over, which would mitigate the lower numbers OR they could be as bad as they look. We have no idea. As more automakers put out their numbers, we'll get a better picture if this is a GM problem or an industry problem. I've attached the sales numbers in PDF format for everyone to see/interpret themselves. Deliveries-Mar-2014.pdf Deliveries-Mar-2014.pdf Deliveries-Mar-2014.pdf Deliveries-Mar-2014.pdf
  7. Camaro Z/28.R Sends Historic Name Back to the Track New era begins at Daytona with IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 returns to its racing roots this week when the all-new Camaro Z/28.R race car debuts in a 2.5-hour endurance race ahead of the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona. It will be one of the most production-based competitors on the track, sharing aero, engine and even axle components with the new 2014 Camaro Z/28. Stevenson Motorsports and CKS Autosport will campaign Z/28.R race cars in the GS class of the IMSA Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge. The Daytona race begins at 1:45 p.m. EST, on Friday, Jan. 24, kicking off the 12-race 2014 season. “The original Camaro Z/28 was designed for racing and became an iconic performance car through its hard-fought victories,” said Mark Kent, director of racing for Chevrolet. “A new chapter in racing begins this week, as the new Camaro Z/28 makes its competition debut in one of the most hotly contested series in motorsports.” Developed alongside its production counterpart, the Z/28.R incorporates the same performance elements that make the 2014 Camaro Z/28 the most track-capable Camaro ever. To enhance grip, for example, the Z/28.R’s body shares the same downforce-generating aero package as the production model, including: Front splitter Rear spoiler with wickerbill Hood extractor vent Rockers, wheel-house extensions and front tire deflectors Belly pan. The Z/28.R is also powered by the same LS7 7.0L V-8 engine as the production Z/28 and employs the unique, helical-gear limited-slip rear differential found on the production model. It is standard in the Z/28, helping the driver put down more power to the pavement when exiting corners. “Apart from series-mandated equipment and the specialized suspension components needed for endurance racing, the Z/28.R is as close to a production-spec race car as you’ll find,” said Kent. Advancing the Z/28 legacy As Stevenson Motorsports and CKS Autosport kick off a full season of racing in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge with their new Camaro Z/28.R race cars, they’ll advance the legacy of Camaro endurance racing that dates to the original Z/28’s 1967 introduction, when it was developed for the Trans-Am series. More recently, the Camaro GS.R won six races from 2011 to 2013 in the Continental SportsCar Series Grand Sport class, helping Chevrolet achieve a runner-up finish in the GS championship last season. “The new Camaro Z/28.R is a significant advancement from the GS.R that won multiple races in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge the last three years,” said Lisa Talarico, Chevrolet program manager for the Continental Tire series. “We expect the new engine package, suspension components and aerodynamic improvements to help our teams to further successes in the 2014 GS class. The GS class is full of great competitors, and we believe the performance level of the new Z/28.R will provide us the opportunity to contend for a championship.” The 2014 Camaro Z/28 goes on sale this spring.
  8. I thought you guys might like to see Cadillac's new Crest and a little more about the history of it. Cadillac Crest Evolves to Reflect Brand Growth Change follows brand’s product-driven renaissance DETROIT – Cadillac is introducing an evolution of the historic Cadillac Crest, a revision in synch with new products such as the award-winning 2014 CTS and 2015 ATS Coupe. The new Cadillac Crest will begin appearing on vehicles in the second half of 2014. The unmistakable Cadillac Crest has a heritage of evolution, marking new eras. Cadillac’s product and design advances are moving the brand forward. The Cadillac Crest evolves now to reflect this growth, just as it has for more than 111 years. Sleeker and streamlined, the revised Crest first appeared on the Elmiraj concept in 2013. “The Crest remains a consistent symbol of Cadillac and our core values,” said Andrew Smith, Cadillac executive design director. “This new Crest matches the lower, longer, leaner mantra of our current car designs, and reflects the evolution of our Art and Science philosophy.” Accompanied over the years by a crown, chevron or laurel wreath, the Crest has been the central aspect of Cadillac heraldry throughout the brand’s history. It was last revised in 1999. The latest update sharpens the focus on the Crest. Cadillac’s characteristic script lettering remains. “Our goal was to evolve the emblem design to integrate with the new vehicle form while maintaining the core graphic elements that preserve its strong brand recognition,” Smith said. “This resulted in retaining the iconic ‘crest’ shape and color palette with geometric grid from the original Cadillac family ‘coat of arms.’” The update to the Crest occurs amid significant growth for the brand. Cadillac is the fastest-growing full-line luxury auto brand, building on a 22-percent sales increase in the U.S. in 2013. This month marks the U.S. debut of the ELR, an electrified luxury coupe featuring 340 miles of driving range. Later in 2014, Cadillac will launch the next-generation Escalade luxury SUV and the 2015 ATS Coupe.
  9. Today Pop & Lock introduced their new line of power tailgate locks that wire directly into your truck's lock system and uses your existing key fob. With this system your tailgate locks automatically whenever you lock your truck, keeping your tailgate and belongings secure from theft. Pop & Lock's 99-07 Silverado/Sierra POWER tailgate lock kit. Official Press Release:
  10. Official Press Release: LINGENFELTER DEBUTS SIGNATURE EDITION SUPERCHARGED TRUCK LINE For 2013 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra DECATUR, Ind. – Delivering the quality engineering and tuning prowess the company is known for, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has released a first-of-its kind Signature Edition supercharged truck line for the Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra pickups. Truck enthusiasts seeking the ultimate in power can choose from either Signature Edition supercharged truck package: a Magnuson TVS 1900 Supercharged 5.3L or 6.2L engine with a 100+ horsepower increase or a 5.3L or 6.2L Edelbrock E Force TVS 2300 intercooled supercharger system with a 100+ horsepower increase. All engine packages include a three year/36,000 mile Lingenfelter warranty on the engine and supercharger. “We’ve expanded our Signature Edition line of vehicles to include supercharged trucks as a direct response to customer requests,” said Mike Copeland, Vice President and General Manager at Lingenfelter Performance. “Our truck packages offer substantial power improvement and are available in lifted four-wheel drive with an aggressive off-road look or lowered two- and four-wheel drive for performance enthusiasts.” The Signature Edition Magnuson TVS 1900 Supercharged package provides maximum performance while preserving drivability and reliability. It features an Eaton four-lobe 160 degree twist high helix rotor design and a cast aluminum intake manifold base and fuel rails. The drive system is built with a self-maintained synthetic oil lubrication system requiring no maintenance. It has an air-to-water intercooler inside the intake manifold and a water-to-air supercharger heat exchanger. The Signature Edition 5.3L Edelbrock E Force TVS 2300 intercooled supercharger package is based on the OEM Eaton supercharger unit. With properly sized fuel injectors and a Lingenfelter 160 degree thermostat, the package provides excellent drivability and highway mileage and is complete with Lingenfelter’s professional installation, testing and calibration. The Lingenfelter Signature Edition 2013 Chevy Silverado sports a CORSA stainless dual rear exhaust and a BDS 6.5 inch lift, with a lifetime warranty. It showcases Bestop PowerBoard running boards and an Undercover LUX color-matched bed cover. With General Grabber AT2 tires, Ultra brand chrome wheels and Lingenfelter 3M graphics with reflective lettering, the vehicle is designed for head-turning curb appeal. Customers also can direct customization of the vehicle to suit their personal tastes. To learn about the Lingenfelter Signature Edition Magnuson TVS 1900 Supercharged package, visit http://www.lingenfelter.com/engine-packages/general-motors-suv-truck-2001-2013/silverado-silverado-ss-tvs1900-supercharger. For information about the Signature Edition 5.3L Edelbrock E Force Supercharger package, visit http://www.lingenfelter.com/engine-packages/general-motors-suv-truck-2001-2013/chevrolet-silverado-53-l-edelbrock-e-force.LINGENFELTER DEBUTS SIGNATURE EDITION SUPERCHARGED TRUCK LINE
  11. We're only a few short weeks away from the 2014 North American International Auto Show (aka the Detroit Auto Show) and Chevrolet is not content to let Ford steal the entire show. The rival blue oval has already announced that it will debut the new Mustang on December 11th 5th and show the car in Detroit in January. With news of the second seventh generation Corvette model, the Z06 looks to get plenty of attention. Move over Mustang! GM-Trucks.com will be LIVE in Detroit for the 2014 auto show and will cover the debut of the 2015 Z06. Stay tuned! ------------------------- Chevrolet to Introduce 2015 Corvette Z06 at Detroit Show Most-capable Corvette ever will lead industry’s broadest range of performance cars DETROIT – Chevrolet will introduce the 2015 Corvette Z06 next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will be the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features. The Corvette Z06 will complete Chevrolet’s performance car lineup, which will also see the addition of the Corvette Stingray Convertible, Camaro Z/28 and SS sedan. “Chevrolet is America’s favorite performance car brand, and for 2014 we are going to offer enthusiasts more choices than ever before,” said Alan Batey, senior vice president, Global Chevrolet. “No other manufacturer will be able to match the breath of performance cars from Chevrolet.” Chevrolet sells one out of four performance cars in 2013 For the first 11 months of 2013, Chevrolet has accounted for about 25 percent of all performance car sales in the U.S. as Corvette and Camaro continue to lead their respective segments. Corvette outsold its closest competitor, the Porsche 911, for the first 11 months of 2013. This is all the more remarkable given Corvette production was halted for six months as the Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant prepared to build the 2014 Corvette Stingray. In November, Corvette sales jumped 229 percent year-over-year, as demand for the new Stingray continues to outstrip supply. Camaro also outsold its closest competitor, the Ford Mustang, for the first 11 months of 2013. Camaro enters December with a 4,093-unit lead in total sales. More importantly, Camaro has an estimated 10,000-unit lead in retail sales. If that lead continues through the end of the year, 2013 will be the fourth consecutive year Camaro has been the best-selling sports car in the U.S. Four new performance cars for 2014 The sales lead for Chevrolet is expected to accelerate as the brand adds four new performance cars to the lineup, including: First full calendar year of sales of the 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan: The all-new SS, which went on sale in October, is based on a race-proven, global platform that underpins the Camaro, Caprice police vehicle and, in Australia, the high-performance Holden VF Commodore. Elements including lightweight aluminum hood and deck lid panels help give the SS a nearly 50/50 weight balance, while the performance of its 6.2L V-8 – rated at 415 horsepower – and six-speed automatic transmission enable 0-60 mph acceleration in five seconds flat. First full year of sales of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible: The Stingray Convertible, which goes on sale this month, shares identical chassis tuning and performance technologies with the coupe, with structural changes limited to accommodations for the folding top and repositioned safety belt mounts. As such, the Stingray Convertible requires no sacrifices for a drop-top driving experience, offering up to 460 horsepower /465 lb-ft with the available performance exhaust system; capable of more than 1 g in cornering; and sprinting from 0-60 in under 4 seconds. Arrival of the 2014 Camaro Z/28: The Camaro Z/28, which arrives in dealerships in the second quarter of 2014, will be the most track-capable Camaro ever. Recently, the Z/28 logged a 7:37.40 lap on Germany’s legendary Nürburgring road course, a time comparable with some of the world’s most prestigious sports cars – and the Z/28 lap was completed in the rain. Debut of the 2015 Corvette Z06: The all-new Corvette Z06 will make its public debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Production is expected to begin in late 2014.
  12. Today, GM had the following announcement regarding its stock. Press Release:
  13. 2012-13 Escalade owners now have the option to put a CORSA cat-back exhaust system on their truck. Check out the video below for one sweet sounding Caddy! Video: Press Release:
  14. Edge products now has tuning available for the 2011-2014 2500/3500 HD equipped with the 6.0L engine, through the brand's Evolution CTS and CS model tuners. Press Release:
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