Category Archives: GMC

2015 GMC Canyon’ Performance Was Ideal for Towing on Thanksgiving

If you caught the Thanksgiving Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, you probably noticed the sleek trucks hauling the floats. For this year’s event over 55 GMC Canyons were used to help tow parade floats, making this the 34th year in a row GMC has helped out.

We at Warsaw Buick GMC can understand why participants want to use the new pickup model: the 2015 GMC Canyon performance is impressive, to say the least. We’re talking about an optional 3.6-liter V6 with a towing capacity of up to 7,000 lbs when properly equipped.2015 GMC Canyon Performance

“Not everyone needs full-size capability, but they still deserve strength and true-truck attributes that come in larger trucks,” said Duncan Aldred, VP of Sales. “Canyon offers all the capability and confidence with the versatility and maneuverability of a smaller crossover making it the perfect complement for the holiday or any season.”

According to GMC, the Canyon also has a remarkable tuning radius of only 41 feet, another reason it was a great pick for the parade. It also includes a state-of-the-art navigation system and infotainment system, a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, and OnStar, ensuring no drivers got lost during the hectic event.

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!

Best General Motors Third Quarter since 1980

Do you remember where you were in 1980? Were you even born yet? 34 years ago, Jimmy Carter was president and General Motors was having one heck of a year. Now, in 2014, we are seeing the best General Motors third quarter sales results since then.

GM registered over 2.4 million global sales between June and September mostly thanks to strong sales in the United States and China. Leading those sales were GM’s pickups, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado. Combined, these two trucks increased GM’s truck market share to 35.6 percent.

Another strong GM player was the Buick Encore, which continued to lead in its segment for the sixth straight month.

“GM delivered its best third quarter global sales in 34 years thanks to solid growth in the United States and China, and steady improvement in Opel’s market share,” said GM CEO Mary Barra, in a statement. “We have launches now underway, including the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon in North America, the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa in Europe, and the Buick Envision and Cadillac ATS-L in China, that will keep our momentum going.”

Come celebrate GM’s success with us here at Warsaw Buick GMC. We’ll give you a great deal on a new Buick or GMC vehicle.

GM’s Toledo, Ohio Plant Receives Award for Eco-Friendly Initiative

At Warsaw Buick GMC we would like to congratulate GM on receiving an award from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. GM announced its award on Sept. 16, which it received for successful efforts to reduce pollution.

GM’s Toledo, Ohio Plant was recognized for its ability to reduce its impact on the environment. According to GM, this plant specifically produces automatic transmissions for an array of GM trucks, cars, and SUVs. Astonishingly, the GM Toledo Plant was able to reduce energy concentration by 30% and wastewater discharges by 60%. The energy reduction prevented over 38,425 metric tons of CO2 from entering our atmosphere.

“This award is a celebration of various plant sustainability initiatives, from landfill-free to our ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry distinction,” said Joyce Arakelian, a senior environmental engineer at the facility. “Our Drive-to-Zero program helps conserve our resources and enables employees to see the simple and real benefits of energy reduction.”

GM’s Toledo, Ohio Plant is just one example of the many ways in which GM is trying to reduce its carbon footprint. We here at Warsaw Buick GMC think that effort deserves some recognition.

Safest Back to School Cars

Families all across the United States are gearing up for back to school season. For many of those families, this will include car shopping. If you are the parent of a new driver or soon-to-be college freshman, you are probably wondering which cars are the safest back to school cars.

While new cars may offer the top-of-the-line in both safety and technology, most families can’t fit a new car payment into their budgets and opt for used. With that in mind, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has put together a list of not only budget-friendly cars, but cars that will still keep your teen driver safe.

While the list covers many different makes and models, there are quite a few Buick and GMC models listed. If you’re looking for a midsize car, the IIHS recommends the Buick Verano, model year 2012 and later. Another great choice for those who want something with more capabilities is the GMC Terrain, model year 2010 and later.

For large vehicles, both full size sedans and large SUVs, the IIHS suggests the Buick LaCrosse (2010 and later), Buick Enclave (2011 and later), and GMC Acadia (2011 and later).

Here at Warsaw Buick GMC we have many of these recommended pre-owned Buick and GMC vehicles available today. Stop by and we’ll help you find a back to school car that will fit in your budget and keep your student safe.

Eight-Speed Transmissions Optional on 2015 GMC Pickup Trucks

If you’re looking for your weekly dose of exciting GM powertrain news, you’ve come to the right place! GM recently announced that their new lineup of trucks, including 2015 GMC pickup trucks like the Sierra and Yukon, will pair its mammoth 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine to an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission, bringing you both more power and a smoother driving experience for the new model year.

The new transmission, called the Hydra-Matic 8L90, remains just about the same size as the six-speed automatic, so you get added performance without losing any under-the-hood space or fuel efficiency. The Hydra-Matic 8L90 is the perfect match for the big EcoTec3 engine, which, with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. of torque, claims the title of most powerful engine in any light-duty pickup truck.

This massive powertrain also helps the 2015 Sierra and Yukon post a maximum trailer capacity of 12,000 lbs—basically, the new eight-speed transmission assures that this new line of luxurious and powerful trucks is capable of completing whatever task you set before it. It’s automatic—and so is your choice when it comes to full-size pickup trucks. Come see us at Warsaw Buick GMC today to check out these awesome new trucks.

GMC Yukon and Terrain Score Big in J.D. Power Initial Quality

June has been a good month for GMC. First, it wins the top Popular Brand Award in AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards and now it has earned awards for the Yukon and Terrain in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study.

The GMC Yukon took the top prize in the large SUV segment and the GMC Terrain came out on top in the compact SUV category.

“We are committed to the customer experience in everything we do at GMC, from the first visit to the dealership, to the drive home, or 10 years down the road,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick and GMC, in a statement. “This study demonstrates we are following through on our commitment to quality and to our consumers.”

J.D. Power based this year’s results on responses from more than 86,000 people after owning a new 2014 model year vehicle for 90 days. Respondents answered 233 questions about their cars, which will give automakers useful information to quickly identify problems and make improvements.

New GMC Canyon Offers Ultimate Connectivity with OnStar 4G LTE Service

Sometimes good things come in small(er) packages. Such is the case for the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon. The mid-size pickup offers a host of features in its compact frame, but perhaps one of the most exciting is the available OnStar 4G LTE service with Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities.

Your truck really will be the hot spot as it provides Wi-Fi for up to seven devices in and around the vehicle.

Just imagine setting up camp on the beach and streaming Netflix on your computer for an outdoor movie night. Or maybe you’ll be gearing up for the start of football season as you plan for the tailgate party of the year complete with a little Madden NFL 15 action between you and your friends, even those playing from home.

“GMC customers appreciate excellence. When they do something, they do it well,” said Rich Latek, marketing director for GMC. “With a 4G LTE data connection and the ability to connect up to seven devices, including gaming systems, smartphones, and tablets, GMC owners will draw the envy of nearby tailgaters in stadium parking lots across America.”

OnStar’s 4G LTE service keeps customers connected in new ways, maximizing the potential of the all-new Canyon as it enters the compact truck segment.

For more details on prices and which other GMC models will offer the 4G LTE service, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Warsaw Buick GMC.

GMC Makes Massive Improvements in All-New 2015 Yukon

All-new 2015 Yukon

The GMC Yukon is more than worthy of its rough and beautiful moniker—it’s a full-size vehicle that’s long been one of the most popular and capable choices in the upscale SUV market. To honor that past performance, GMC went back to the drawing board and designed the all-new 2015 Yukon, a bigger and better vehicle in every way.

The 2015 Yukon comes in four trims, from the base Yukon to the XL, Denali, and ultimate XL Denali models, and across the board, GMC has made vast improvements in the lineup. It starts with an overall redesign, inside and out, that leaves the new Yukon looking chiseled and ready for anything. Plus, the SUV seats up to nine passengers, and with cavernous backseats, there’s no bad seat in this rolling house.

Under the hood, you’ll encounter a EcoTec3 V8 engine with a host of advanced technologies—Active Fuel Management, Advanced Direct Injection, and Variable Valve Timing, just to name a few—capable of 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Plus it’s equipped with Hill Start Assist and designed to give it the best and smoothest handling in Yukon history. There’s a whole lot more features to cover on this baby, but there’s simply not enough space on our blog, so make sure to come see us at Warsaw Buick GMC for a more detailed overview very soon!

GMC Terrain Starts Rollout of OnStar 4G LTE Capable Vehicles

GMC vehicles have always had a reputation for great performance, sturdiness, and sustainability, and now they’re adding another card to their stacked deck—advanced technology. Starting this summer, the brand will start trotting out a lineup of 2015 models, many of which will be equipped with OnStar 4G LTE capabilities. The GMC Terrain and Terrain Denali will be the first 4G-capable vehicles to hit the market, followed by the Sierra, Sierra HD, Yukon, Yukon XL, and even the Canyon.

2014 GMC Terrain - OnStar 4G LTE “This technology is a great feature for all of our customers,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of Buick and GMC. “From those who use their Sierra or Yukon as a mobile office, to the families taking trips in any of our vehicles, they can enjoy the benefits of 4G LTE for work or play.”

The 4G technology allows you to set up a personal Wi-Fi spot in your car; once the Wi-Fi spot is active, you can connect up to seven different devices all at the same time. You’ll be able to download movies, send and receive email, play games, and much more, all while on the go in your comfortable, safe, and powerful GMC vehicle—so make sure to visit Warsaw Buick GMC this summer to find the perfect one for you.