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!
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!