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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.

2015 GMC Yukon - GMC Conversation Mirror
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.

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!

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.

GMC Takes Silence up a Notch in the All-New 2015 Yukon

2015 Yukon
2015 Yukon

The all-new 2015 GMC Yukon is on its way to Warsaw Buick GMC. When it gets here, you’ve got to stop by and experience why everyone is talking about how quiet the full-size SUV is.

In a press release detailing the engineering that gives peace to the Yukon’s interior, GMC goes so far as to say you won’t find a quieter SUV in the segment.

When redesigning the Yukon and the Yukon XL, GMC’s engineers took painstaking measures to create a vehicle that provides both high performance and a luxuriously quiet ride.

“We’ve made extensive improvements on the new Yukon and the interior quietness is a feature noticeable enough to grab your attention. The Yukon is truly a pleasure to drive,” said Michell Shippy, GMC’s performance engineer for noise, vibration, and wind noise.

Features like the SUV’s 75-percent high-strength steel frame, triple sealed doors, and acoustic baffles contribute to the markedly quiet interior.

“The GMC customer is looking for a vehicle that’s a notch above the rest in all aspects, but especially in refinement,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president for Buick and GMC. “Interior quietness is an essential element to refinement and we keep hearing how impressively silent our new Yukons are. It’s really something to experience.”

2015 Yukon XL
2015 Yukon XL