GM Tricks Out Pickup, SUVS with Corvette Eight-Speed Transmission

General Motors is about to take the popular Corvette eight-speed transmission into an entirely new segment—one that is extremely unexpected. The American carmaker recently announced that the much-loved transmission choice for sports car enthusiasts everywhere will be available in General Motors’ full-size trucks and SUVs. While you might think that this doesn’t make much sense, but trust us—it’s a great move on GM’s part.

By replacing the outgoing six-speed transmission with the Z71 package and combining it with the 6.2-liter Ecotec3, which is available on both the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Yukon Denali, GM has enhanced the driving experience of its big vehicles, making them smoother and quicker during acceleration. The American carmaker has also enhanced the fuel economy of the pickup and SUV, increasing the fuel rating by 1 mpg in both city and highway measurements for those models with four-by-four systems.

The Corvette eight-speed transmission will come standard on the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and GMC Yukon models that are equipped with the 6.2-liter V8. If you are interested in seeing this sports car transmission in a big-bodied vehicle, stop in to Warsaw Buick GMC today and give the 2015 Yukon and Sierra a test drive!

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