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Ward’s Top 10: GMC Canyon Interior

WardsAuto World released their Top 10 Best Interiors Awards and the GMC Canyon made the list! With an entire brochure of materials to connectivity inside the cabin, the midsize pickup impressed editors and earned its spot. With many new additions to the interior, including OnStar 4G LTE with WI-FI hotspot, drivers can remain in comfort without paying the price.

“It’s important that great interiors be available in every class of vehicle, not just luxury models that most consumers will never be able to afford,” said Drew Winter, WardsAuto World Editor-in-Chief. “The Canyon demonstrates that shoppers need not buy a loaded full-size pickup to get lots of soft surfaces, a Bose audio system, supple and durable leather, an easily navigated touchscreen and advanced safety features.”

The GMC Canyon interior was designed to fit everyone’s needs. The SLE and SLT models feature connectivity and entertainment. An eight inch touch screen complete with radio and multicolor driver information is front and center. The SLT model includes heated front bucket seats and a power passenger seat as well.

WardsAuto examined 42 new vehicle interiors and ranked them on design harmony, materials, safety, comfort, fit-and-finish, and value. Aesthetics and design harmony were the two most weighted categories in the decision.

The Canyon also won a midsize pickup comparison by Cars.com and was recognized in Autoweek’s Best of the Best Truck of 2015.

You can go far, in comfort, in the returning, all-new GMC Canyon from Warsaw Buick GMC.

Virtual GMC Canyon Offers Custom Experience

General Motors has a new interactive game out to reach potential buyers. Partnering with Google, who created the Pac Man on Google Maps game that used streets as a maze, the automaker is offering a virtual GMC Canyon similar to the Pac Man game. Titled the “Canyon Experience”, it allows users freedom in customizing and driving (virtually) a 2015 Canyon.2015 Canyon - Virtual GMC Canyon

In all, users can try driving the Canyon in four different environments (mountains, city, shore, or rural) to see how it handles. For more customization, users can add different options like hills, downhill grades, and trailer stability to see how the Canyon handles. The program then shows the truck handling the terrain and what tech is active.

Using Google Street View, users can drop the Canyon onto any street in the United States. Users can also place the truck right in front of their homes to see how it would look. Included in showing buyers the looks and features are several Easter eggs as well, like parking inside the White House.

The “Canyon Experience” is the first of its kind for any automaker and so far it looks like a hit. Don’t take our word for it. You can try it for yourself here.

New York Stage for 2016 GMC Terrain Debut

GMC is shaking things up in the SUV segment. The American carmaker recently unveiled the newly-redesigned 2016 GMC Terrain, showcasing the popular SUV’s bold, new design. Through a combination of space, design, and technology, GMC has made the Terrain even more appealing than ever before.

“Terrain is a popular choice in the growing compact SUV segment, introducing drivers to GMC’s professional grade design and features,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “The changes for 2016 provide consumers with even more reasons to consider Terrain as it continues to be a smart choice for customers seeking versatility, style, and technology.”

The 2016 GMC Terrain debut offered a glimpse at a variety of improvements, including new front and rear fascias, a power dome hood design, and a revised model lineup, which now includes SL, SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT, and Denali. With these new revisions and an endless number of available features, the five-seat Terrain is the perfect option for many consumers.

GMC will release pricing for the 2016 Terrain at a future time and the SUV is set to go on sale in the fall. Make sure you check back to Warsaw Buick GMC in the future for more information about the popular vehicle.

Mobile 2015 Terrain Features Bring the Internet Wherever You Go

New features available in the 2015 GMC Terrain are making it easier than ever to stay connected on the go. There’s no need to get behind on social media or stop answering emails, when you can get an Internet connection from your car.

Not only does the 2015 Terrain have OnStar with 4G LTE, but also, it has an actual built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that comes standard with each model. That means nearby cell phones, tablets, and laptops will be able to connect to the vehicle’s Internet directly. If the car is on, so is the Internet.2015 Terrain features

Of course – no matter how tempting or easy it may be, drivers should never use their mobile devices while behind the wheel. But once you’re safely pulled over or have settled at a rest stop, there’s nothing stopping you.

Plus, two more exterior colors are now available for the 2015 Terrain: Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic and Cypress Green Metallic.

Whether you’re a workaholic who needs Internet at all times, or a camper who wants to stay connected in the wilderness, these 2015 Terrain features make it the perfect vehicle.

New GMC Conversation Mirror Gives Parents a New Perspective, Literally

Ever wish you had eyes in the back of your head? Well, GMC has developed a close second for parents to use while in the front seat. The GMC Conversation Mirror is a secondary rear-view camera developed by the Yukon design team to help parents keep an eye on kids in the back.

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2015 GMC Yukon equipped with the GMC Conversation Mirror

According to GMC, the new Conversation Mirror was initially designed for the Yukon because 30% of its owners are parents with kids under the age of 16. The new mirror pops out of the overhead console’s sunglass holder, which enables you to see behind without turning around. By keeping family-oriented features like this in mind, GMC is catering to customers’ needs.

“As a mom, when it came time to design the next-generation Yukon and Yukon XL, I wanted to give our customers a better way of keeping tabs on their kids without forcing them to turn around and take their eyes off the road,” said Kay Jarboe, product manager for the 2015 Yukon and Yukon XL.

While some drivers may just use their rearview mirror or aftermarket conversation mirrors, GMC wanted to create a well-integrated, not to mention safe, feature. There’s no need to mess with extra parts or your rearview mirror – just tap the overhead console and you’ll have a bird’s-eye view.

GMC Canyon Midsize Truck is a Great Family Vehicle

The crossover segment has been blowing up as of late, and for good reason. It offers great options for families who want the versatility of a pickup truck but the maneuverability and efficiency of a car.

But sometimes that compromise goes too far: what if you want more versatility? Well, you don’t have to go for the full-size pickup—instead; you can get something like the 2015 GMC Canyon midsize truck at Warsaw Buick GMC.2015 Canyon - great family vehicle

It’s got all the luxuries and upgrades you’ll find in a crossover, the manageable size and technology that makes for a great family vehicle, and the unadulterated utility of a vehicle with a bed in the back.

Heated front seats, a touchscreen OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, 27 highway mpg, up to 7,000 pounds of trailering capability, and the safety that only a truck can offer are but a portion of everything the 2015 Canyon puts at your disposal. You just have to take it.

OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App

The OnStar RemoteLink Mobile app will soon receive a much needed (demanded) update. The new interface and capabilities are modeled after years of customer feedback and streamlines access to information and application commands.

“The new version of the app is designed to be more intuitive for customers, with a simpler, cleaner design,” said Dan Kinney, director of User Experience, Global Connected Customer Experience at General Motors. “This new user experience should allow our customers to easily find and access all the features RemoteLink has to offer.”

About 1.3 million users regularly use the app and December 2014 set a record, marking nearly 7 million requests. Usage has only grown in 2015 with over 450,000 requests on several days in January.

OnStar RemoteLink is a General Motors development and is available on all makes (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac). In the second half of 2014, drivers could pinpoint their vehicle’s location on a map and it quickly became the third most-used feature.

“RemoteLink use has been steadily increasing over the past year, as our customers realize the advantages of a remote connection to their vehicle,” said Kinney. “Whether they’re warming their car up, cooling it down or checking vehicle information, the app has many practical uses.”

The app’s remote features include remote start/stop, locking and unlocking, and activating the horn and lights. The app is currently available on iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry. While iOS and Android already have the update, Windows and Blackberry will see it in the coming weeks.

New Fuel Saving Technology May Come to GM Vehicles Soon

Back in 2012, General Motors’ venture capital arm, General Motors Ventures, invested in a startup company in San Jose, California called Tula Technology. That company has been working on something that it calls Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF) that may find its way into GM vehicles in the near future.

DSF is a new way of using cylinder deactivation and uses advanced digital processing to determine the best and most efficient way to deactivate cylinders in a variety of driving conditions. This fuel saving technology can boost fuel efficiency by as much as 15% in four, six, and eight-cylinder vehicles.

“This technology holds the potential to improve fuel economy on select GM vehicles without degrading power capability when it’s required,” said Jon Lauckner, GM chief technology officer, vice president of Global R&D and president of GM Ventures, in a statement. “This joint effort combines software expertise from Silicon Valley with powertrain expertise from General Motors.”

GM hasn’t released any details about when this technology would be put into production or on which models, but we’re guessing since they’re telling us about it, it should be coming within the next couple of years. For more updates on the new fuel saving technology, stay tuned to the blog here at Warsaw Buick.

2015 GMC Canyon Wins Best Of The Best At Autoweek

2015 Canyon - Best Of The Best Autoweek takes their Best of the Best award very seriously. First of all, they select eight finalists in both the car and truck category, selections based on evaluations in the areas of “performance, design, build quality, value and significance,” according to GM News. Then comes the fun part. The editors rent out the Michigan International Speedway and spend three days testing the finalists.

This year after the smoke cleared, the 2015 GMC Canyon emerged as the Best of the Best truck. In a statement about the winner, Autoweek said, “It’s truly a truck in the most honest sense…but refuses to forego the requirements a modern buyer has in a vehicle: refinement, modern conveniences and amenities, high-quality build, practicality and style.”

Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, responded by saying, “Autoweek’s recognition affirms our instincts.” It’s those good instincts that inspired GM to offer AutoTrac automatic four-wheel drive, G80 locking rear differential and OnStar with 4G LTE–the very features that certainly helped them take the title, the same features that we love to show our customers here at Warsaw Buick GMC.

GMC November Retail Sales Report Gives Reason to Celebrate

It’s been thirteen years since GMC has been able to report November sales as impressive as those recorded this year. With a total of 43,853 vehicles sold last month, the automaker boasts a 31.1% increase over last year’s GMC November retail sales and the best November since 2001.GMC November retail sales

The brand’s trucks, especially the Sierra, played a large part in that success. The full-size Sierra sold 22,458 units—over half of the brand’s total sales and 57% more than last year during the same period. That number also happens to be the truck’s new record for November sales.

“As evidenced by our November sales results, customers continue to turn to the Sierra for a pickup truck that’s both strong and stylish,” said Duncan Aldred, GMC’s US vice president for sales and marketing.

“Between the Sierra and Sierra HD, along with distinctive model lines like the All-Terrain and Sierra Denali, we offer a truck that not only fits the task at hand, but also reflects the unique style, personality and preferences of the customer.”

GMC’s Terrain and Yukon models also recorded double-digit gains in comparison to last year’s November sales.

As the brand celebrates its 10th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases, we at Warsaw Buick GMC look forward to setting new records during December.