10-11-19

What’s New on the 2017 GMC Canyon?

Wondering what’s new on the 2017 GMC Canyon? We just got confirmation on an estimated 2017 GMC Canyon Canadian release date and some of the elite enhanced features that we can expect to see in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba for the coming year. Keep reading to learn more about the good news about this premium truck.

Read More: 2016 GMC Canyon Wins Best Midsize Pickup Truck of the Year 

2017 GMC Canyon Canadian Release Date

The new 2017 GMC Canyon will be available in Canada starting in the fourth quarter of this year. In addition to the standard trims that were available on the 2016 GMC Canyon, the 2017 model of this midsize truck will be available in the elite Denali trim and the off-road optimized All Terrain X model which has first appeared on the GMC Sierra.

We’ve covered more information about these two specialty models in our previous post about the 2017 GMC Canyon release date. Other new and updated features include a revised IntelliLink infotainment system with a seven-inch colour touchscreen, standard Teen Driver feature with that system, an available heated steering wheel and three new exterior colours: Dark Slate Metallic, Mineral Metallic, and Red Quartz Metallic.

2017 GMC Canyon All Terrain X
interior of the U.S. model of the 2017 GMC Canyon Denali

Powertrain Enhancements on the 2017 GMC Canyon

The 2017 GMC Canyon will also be available with a new 3.6-litre engine and advanced eight-speed automatic transmission. Featuring advanced fuel-saving technology like continuously variable valve timing, Active Fuel Management (also known as cylinder deactivation) and direct injection, this powertrain should be able to deliver excellent low fuel-consumption numbers while also delivering premium towing and hauling. This engine and transmission should be able to tow up to 3,175 kilograms, which comes second in the segment only when compared to the Duramax diesel engine also available on the 2017 GMC Canyon.

We believe that this same efficient and powerful new transmission and engine combination should also be available on the 2017 Chevy Colorado. For more information on the 2017 GMC Canyon Canadian release date and new features, contact Craig Dunn Motor City.

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10-11-19

Calgary Stampede

Enter to Win a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500

Once in a while, car companies make is possible for drivers to win a new vehicle. It is an exciting opportunity to drive home in a brand new vehicle without having to pay for it. This year GMC Canada is not only giving people the chance to win a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500, but they are also giving away a VIP trip to the Calgary Stampede. This is an exciting opportunity to enter to win a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 and a trip experience you’ll never forget.

The Calgary Stampede is a non-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates western heritage, cultures and community spirit. They host this week long event annually. This year it will take place from July 3-July 12, 2015. Every afternoon during this week, cowboys and cowgirls will compete at the Stampede Rodeo. Theses events include bareback, bullriding, ladies barrel racing, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, novice bareback, novice saddle bronc and junior steer riding. There will also be live music, delicious food and other performances to enjoy.

To enter to win the VIP tickets and a GMC Sierra 1500, all you have to do it fill out a short online form. There are 3 VIP trips for 2 to the 2015 Calgary Stampede up for grabs. The trip includes round-trip airfare for 2 to Calgary from WestJet, 3 nights accommodation, $500 worth of Stampede gear from Lammie’s Western Wear & Track, VIP seats for the GMC Rangeland Derby and a “behind the scenes” peek at the rodeo and the GMC Rangeland Derby. Each winner also has a 1 in 4 chance to take home a new 2015 GMC Sierra 1500. You have now until July to enter the 2015 “Saddle Up A Sierra” contest.

Even if you don’t win the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500, you can still find one at Craig Dunn Motor City in Portage la Prairie MB. We will be able to show you just how impressive this pickup truck is. Schedule a test drive today and maybe a GMC Sierra will be in your future. Don’t forget to enter the contest today! Good luck from Craig Dunn Motor City!

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GM Canada Discounts Available at Craig Dunn

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10-11-19

Welcome the Buick Avista Concept Coupe

Buick Avista Concept Coupe Release Date

Many of the concept cars that make their debut at events like the North American Auto Show will never appear on the lot, yet the edge, elegant, and just plain cool features that they offer often do tranfer into new vehicles. For example, the elegant design-language of the Avenir concept last year was carried into the 2017 Buick LaCrosse. That is what makes us even more excited about the sleek, elegant, and somewhat dangerous-looking Avista Concept making its debut at NAIAS, that we can speculate on what we will see on the lot carried over from this design.

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Buick Avista Concept Coupe Release Date

Again, we have not idea when an incarnation of the 2+2 Buick Avista will actually arrive on the lot here at Craig Dunn, but you can bet that we are excited about the possibilities. The lean form of the Avista implied power precision, while the technology under the hood means that it will still maintain traditional Buick elegance and ride quality.

Wide View of the Buick Avista interior

Buick Avista grille style

The entirety of the Avista is sleek, but the grille makes us especially excited. Featuring the new Buick winged, three-shield insignia over a dark three-dimensional mesh backgrounds, this concept offers a new intriguing look.

The Buick Avista rides on 20-inch aluminum wheels with accents that match the Dark Sapphire exterior and chrome-accented front fender vents. It looks long, lean, and fast even when standing still.

Buick Avista interior design

The interior of the Buick Avista concept is maximized for passgener and driver engagement. A large touchscreen in the center consule allows easy control of the cutting edge IntelliLink system, and futuristic chair design offer comfort without compromising on edgy feel.

The seating is Mist Gray leather, with a subtle fading pattern inspired by ocean waves. Quiet Tuning, advanced noise cancellation, and Magnetic Ride Control for instantly adjusting suspension mean comfort as well as engagement.

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Buick Avista futuristic interior

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The Buick Avist concept is powered by a twin-turbocharged concept 3.0-liter V6 engine equipped with cylinder deactivation and stop-start fuel saving technology.

Buick Announces the Avenir Luxury Sub-brand

Buick Announces the Avenir Luxury Sub-brand

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10-11-19

Buick Announces the Avenir Luxury Sub-brand

Avenir Luxury Sub-Brand Release Date

We’ve heard plenty about gorgeous Buick concept cars (like the Avenir and the Avista) that have been making their debuts at car shows around the world, but now we have learned that these beautiful works of automotive engineering won’t merely be concepts that eventually add flare to other vehicles. Instead, with the Avenir luxury sub-brand release date, those already in love with premium Buick quiet driving and luxury will have an even more elite option.

Read More: Buick Avista Wins Concept Car of the Year Award 

Avenir Luxury Sub-Brand Release Date

We don’t yet have a solid release date for the Avenir luxury sub-brand but several sources have marked it as a 2018 model year vehicle. Whether that means a release date in the early- to mid-2017 year (like the 2018 Chevy Equinox), or something closer to the start of the 2018 calendar year, it’s hard to say.

This sub-brand will be the top-of-the-line option for customers looking for premium Buick quality. Like the Denali brand on GMC trucks and SUVs, the Avenir will offer customers a new level of luxury.

(Pictured Below: Images of the 2015 Buick Avenir Concept Car that inspired it all)

2015 Buick Avenir Concept vehicle
interior of the 2015 Buick Avenir Concept
2015 Buick Avenir Concept light

What Can You Expect on an Avenir Luxury Vehicle?

The Avenir sub-brand will offer unique appearance and luxury touches like a three-dimensional mesh grille, larger wheels, a sculpted elegant design and a new level of interior luxury.

“Through the first half of 2016, Buick has been the industry’s fastest-growing major international brand, and Avenir is key to future growth and delivering on the high expectations of new customers coming to our showrooms,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing, in a recent Buick press release. “Avenir will be Buick’s signature. The highest expression of the luxury experiences we’re delivering now and in the future.”

We believe that the Avenin sub-brand will be available across North America, in both Canada and the United States. For more information on whether or not Craig Dunn Motor City will offer Avenir models, please contact a member of our sales team.

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10-11-19

2016 GMC Canyon diesel release date

Late summer is here, and with it comes announcement season. We finally get to see what new models GMC, Chevy and Buick have for us in 2016, and the wait has definitely been worth it. One of the vehicles that has a big chunk of our attention is the 2016 GMC Canyon diesel. We’re going to take a closer look at the specs and highlights of this new model, as well as the 2016 GMC Canyon diesel release date.

2016 GMC Canyon diesel highlights

The Duramax diesel engine of the 2016 GMC CanyonThe GMC Canyon has long been an excellent truck, and the addition of a diesel engine promises to only improve fuel efficiency and make an already fantastic vehicle better. The new 2.8L Duramax diesel engine featured in SLE and SLT Crew Cab models promises to deliver on horsepower while also being the cleanest diesel truck engine ever for a GM vehicle. Representatives of GM have said that the long-term plan has always been to make the Canyon available with a diesel engine, and now that time has arrived. Completely designed for trucks, this new Duramax engine smoothly fits into the Canyon frame.

Other highlights of the 2016 GMC Canyon diesel:

  • Smart diesel exhaust braking, previously seen on the 2015 Sierra HD, helping to maintain an even speed on downhill stretches while using cruise control
  • Integrated trailer brake control, which will be standard and exclusive on diesel models
  • Reduced powertrain noise and vibration thanks to the Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorber which through the torque converter

The release date for the 2016 GMC Canyon diesel will be this fall. Keep watching this space to be updated on the latest GM news or check out our selection of new and used vehicles near Winnipeg MB today.

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10-11-19

2017 Chevy Bolt EV Stands Out for Impressive Range and Connectivity

Chevrolet is dedicated to revolutionizing the way we take to the roads. Determined to forge a new and better path in the automotive world, Chevrolet has now unveiled the 2017 Chevy Bolt all-electric vehicle. This is a new step toward sustainable gas-free driving, as well as a high-point in Chevy vehicle connectivity. Keep reading for some of the most exciting details about range and technology on the 2017 Chevy Bolt!

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2017 Chevy Bolt release date

This electric vehicle made its debut this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and is scheduled to go into production toward the end of this year. We are likely to see it on the streets of North America sometime in 2017.

While the 2017 Bolt will first only be available in key cities with available charging stations, it opens up new possibilities for ownership. This EV is able to go more than 320 kilometres on a single full charge, and will come standard with a variety of low-energy-use technologies and smart solutions to optimize its range.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV storage spaces
2017 Chevy Bolt EV plugged in for charging
2017 Chevy Bolt EV spacious back seat
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2017 Chevy Bolt EV dashboard MyLink connectivity
2017 Chevy Bolt EV sweeping headlight

Premium Connectivity on the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

While the sheer electric range of the brand-new Bolt is certainly impressive, the myriad of ways that it enhances connectivity options is also worth getting excited about. The 2017 Chevy Bolt with feature a 10.2-inch MyLink Colour touchscreen with a customizable display, low-energy Bluetooth for seamless smartphone connectivity, a surround vision camera. and a rearview camera view that can be seen on the rearview mirror.

Read More: 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch Release Date

Information about the 2017 Chevy Bolt will also be very easy to access through the new myChevrolet app we wrote about in a recent post, and will feature EV mapping to maximize the potential of every charge. Future Bolt owners may even be able to compete for two is able to drive most economically with this great, revolutionary vehicle.

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10-11-19

2016 Chevy Silverado Release Date in Winnipeg

As we enter the second half of 2015, it’s time to start getting excited about the release of all the upcoming 2016 models. It is always exciting to see what has changed with these new models. Sometimes they are huge changes and other times they are minor, so it helps to research them as they are revealed. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the 2016 Chevy Silverado release date in Winnipeg.

2016 Chevy Silverado Highlights

The all-new Silverado 1500 was first introduced in 2013 and since then it has gone through a variety of changes and its sales have grown each year. The Silverado will receive a few upgrades for the 2016 edition. For starters, it will have a more muscular appearance and offer new customer-focused technologies. The Silverado will have a new front end design with bold elements, sculpted hood and dramatic lighting that highlights the strength and refinement of this powerful pickup.

The 2016 Chevy Silverado will also have the updated Chevy MyLink which will support both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as some additional safety technologies. Chevy will have the widest range of models in the industry that gives users access to both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This will help drivers who are already accustomed to their preferred system. They won’t have to choose a vehicle based on what kind of phone they have, because it supports both. The 2016 Chevy Silverado will also have the available brand exclusive 4G LTE Wi-Fi capabilities.

Although we don’t know much so far, we do know that we can’t wait to see the 2016 Chevy Silverado. We will learn more product details this fall as the public debut gets closer. Check back here at Craig Dunn Motor City often for more new vehicle news. We will be updating you as often as possible when new vehicles arrive in Winnipeg MB. Schedule a test drive today!

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10-11-19

2016 Chevy Colorado release date

It’s been an exciting couple of days for news on Chevy and GMC 2016 models. One vehicle that will feature a variety of anticipation-worthy options is the Chevy Colorado. This excellent Chevy truck, just redesigned in 2015, is going to come with new, even more impressive options in the coming year, like a diesel engine, the Midnight Edition, and improved off-road possibilities. All this and the 2016 Chevy Colorado release date are our news for the day.

Chevy Colorado Duramax diesel engine

2016 Chevrolet Colorado with diesel engine
The 2016 Chevy Colorado will be available with a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine that promises to increase the already impressive fuel efficiency on this midsize truck without skimping on power. This diesel engine will be available on LT and Z71 Crew Cab models of the Canyon (diesel will also be an option on the 2016 GMC Canyon). Pricing will be released later this month.

Chevy Colorado Midnight Edition

First introduced on the Chevy Silverado, the Midnight Edition’s stark black effect is striking. With black finished grill, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and Chevy emblem, as well as a black body, the 2016 Chevy Colorado Midnight Edition promises to hold the same intimidating visual appeal as the Midnight Edition Silverado.

Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Boss

The 2016 Chevy Colorado will also come in a Z71 Trail Boss version for those with a taste for off-roading. Jumping off from the Z71’s already strong off-road suspension, the Trail Boss edition will pair black-finished aluminum wheels and all-terrain tires for the best ride. The Trail Boss will be available in two-wheel or four-wheel drive. Interior all-weather floor mats and some external enhancements will make it even easier to take to the countryside.

Our Craig Dunn team is dedicated to getting you the best new cars and trucks near Winnipeg MB. Keep an eye out for the 2016 Chevy Colorado and its many possible versions coming this fall.

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10-11-19

2016 Buick Sport Touring release date

The Buick brand has always represented refinement, safety, and comfortable driving. Now Buick has unveiled a new series of Sport Touring sedans with an additional focus on striking design. This news comes after the announcement last month that the 2016 Buick Encore SUV would also be released with a Sport Touring trim. Now the stylish touches and technological advantages of the Sport Touring style will also be available on the Buick LaCrosse, Regal and Verano sedans. Keep reading for more information about these modes and the 2016 Buick Sport Touring release date.

Each of these Sport Touring sedans will be outfitted with a rear spoiler and special 18-inch wheels with machined faces and distinctive black “pockets”. When it comes to smartphone integration features, Buick will also be pulling out the stops for these vehicles with Buick IntelliLink in each model. The 2016 LaCrosse, Regal and Verano Sport Touring will also be capable of producing a WiFi hotspot through the integration of OnStar 4G LTE service.

2016 Buick Verano and LaCrosse Sport Touring

2016 Buick Verano Sport Touring

This compact sedan will be even better with dual-zone climate control and eight-way adjustable driver’s seating. Matched with the new Sport Touring style accents, the 2016 Buick Verano Sport Touring is sure to deliver the same power and performance with an additional visual allure.

2016 Buick LaCrosse Sport Touring

This spry and comfortable full-size sedan will be even more appealing with the Sport Touring external additions as well as remote start, eight airbags, and leather-trimmed seats.

2016 Buick Regal Sport Touring

The Buick Regal was named the Top Sports Sedan of 2015 by Consumer Reports. The new Sports Touring model will come standard with a rear view camera and leather trimmed, heated seats. These additions promise to make this midsize sedan even more popular for 2016.

The new Buick Sport Touring sedans are scheduled to roll into dealerships this fall. Schedule your test drive today! Check this space to be kept updated on the latest on Buick and GM announcements, or come on in to Craig Dunn Motor City! We can answer all your questions on these and other great vehicles.

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10-11-19

New Yukon SLT Premium Edition Features

2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition Release Date

GMC has just announced a special edition of the Yukon full-size SUV. While this model has long offered highly dependable and reliable driving for even the largest families, with this new edition, Yukon owners will be able to enjoy a more individualized and engaging appearance on their SUV. Keep reading for the 2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition release date and model details.

Read More: 2016 Yukon Named Best Large SUV for Families 

The 2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition will be available this summer in North America on Yukon and Yukon XL full-size SUVs. This model will feature all the advantages of the SLT trim, as well as specialized appearance highlights. The SLT Premium will feature a unique 22-inch chrome wheel design, a specific chrome grille, bright chrome body-side moldings, and a polished exhaust tip.

2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition side view
2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition grille view
2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition specialty chrome wheels

Yukon SLT Capability Highlights

The SLT trim of the 2016 GMC Yukon runs off a 5.3-litre V8 engine rated for 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque that delivers segment-leading fuel-efficiency. Standard Yukon models can trailer up to 3,856 kilograms and the Yukon XL can handle even more towing.

Features like flat-folding seats, a powered rear liftgate, wireless phone charging, an eight-inch colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and the ability to become a Wi-Fi hotspot are all available on the 2016 Yukon.

This full-size SUV can get even the busiest family anywhere they need to go, and it can do so in top style and with all the comfort and convenience of a home away from home. We are glad that with the new SLT Premium Edition this hauler will come with new style options as well.

To learn more about the 2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition release date near Winnipeg MB, contact a member of our Craig Dunn Motor City sales team.

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10-11-19

How Do Vehicle Recalls Work for GM Canada?

While most GM vehicles excel in dependability, there are occasionally times when a vehicle or a part will have a recall placed on it, either because it doesn’t work or isn’t up to spec. But how do vehicle recalls work for GM Canada? Keep reading for GM vehicle recalls in Winnipeg MB and how to make sure that your vehicle is operating at top efficiency.

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GM Vehicle Recalls in Winnipeg MB

If your GM (that is, a Chevy, Buick, GMC or Cadillac) vehicle has a recall, you will be notified by mail, and that mailer will have instructions how to accomplish the recall and get your new part or assistance.

GM Canada mails recall information to the last listed owner. If you receive information about a vehicle you no longer own, you can safely ignore the information or contact the Customer Service Centre to let us know you are no longer the owner of the vehicle.

accountability on a speedometerIs My Chevy, GMC or Buick Part of a Recall?

Generally speaking, a limited number of vehicles will be included in a recall. Recalls by GM Canada are VIN-specific, so not every vehicle in make, model, or year will be included. For example, even if you know of someone who has a Chevy Silverado, it doesn’t mean that your 2016 Chevy Silverado is necessarily a part of that same recall.

If you have concerns that your vehicle may be a part of a recall, but you haven’t received any notice in the mail, there are a few things you can do to be sure your car is operating at top efficiency.

Who Should I Contact about my GM Recall?

If you think your vehicle may be a part of a recall, you can contact the GM Canada Customer Care Centre, or reach out to a dealership, like us here at Craig Dunn Motor City in Portage La Prairie near Winnipeg MB.

The Customer Care Centre is open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It can be contacted by phone in French or English, by email, Live Chat or by mail. More details are available here.

GM Canada Discounts Available at Craig Dunn

GM Canada Discounts Available at Craig Dunn

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10-11-19

GM Canada Discounts Available at Craig Dunn

In addition to the low sale prices and high-value financing offers often available at Craig Dunn Motor City, did you know that you can add on available special discounts from General Motors Canada? If you are a member of the Canadian Forces, a student, or a newcomer to Canada, you may qualify for extra bonus incentives on a new Chevy, Buick or GMC vehicle at our dealership! Keep reading to learn more about GM Discounts available at Craig Dunn Motor City.


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Learn About The GM Visa Card

When looking to buy a new vehicle, there are many leasing and financing offers to choose from, but what if you want to earn a little money toward your next vehicle purchase using your everyday spending? Fortunately, using the GM Visa Card through Scotiabank, you can earn money toward your next Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicle just by buying normally with your credit card.

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GM Discounts Available at Craig Dunn Motor City

GM Student Bonus

If you are a full-time student in a college, high school, or vocational program, or have graduated within the last four years, you may be eligible for the GM Student Bonus, which can save car shoppers up to $750 on the price of a new GM vehicle. That can mean more money for education and less on the cost of a car.

Canadian Forces

We are grateful for the men and women who have served our country, and the sacrifices they have made to keep Canada safe. With the GM Canadian Forces Appreciation Discount, current and former members of the Canadian Forces may be able to save up to $1,000 on the price of a new GM vehicle.

Welcome to Canada!

If you are new to Canada, we want to make you feel at home! With the GM Welcome to Canada Discount, car shoppers with a valid Permanent Resident Car or Temporary Work Permit may be able to save up to $1,000 on a vehicle. This can help make moving to a new country less stressful for everyone.

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If you think you may qualify for one of these bonus incentives on a new GM vehicle, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our Craig Dunn Motor City sales team.

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10-11-19

2015 GMC Canyon is the Top Pickup

The all-new GMC Canyon was recently released and we were even more excited when it arrived on our lot. It is classy, comfortable, fuel efficient and has impressive performance capabilities. You don’t have to take our word for it though. The 2015 GMC Canyon is the top pickup choice by Cars.com. The editors of this popular and reliable website compared a wide variety of midsize pickups before coming to this conclusion.

Cars.com is one of the leading destinations for online car shopping. They are able to provide credible and easy-to-understand information from consumers and experts to help car shoppers find the vehicle that best fits their needs. The site averages 30 million visits each month, which just goes to show what a huge honor this is for the GMC Canyon. Before Cars.com came to the conclusion that the Canyon was the top pickup truck, they went through a rigorous testing process.

The trucks were tested for a range of capabilities including performance, seating, technology, ride experience, visibility, value and off-road capability. There were special tracks used to test each vehicle for braking and acceleration performance. They also had unbiased pickup truck shoppers test each truck to get even more opinions. The 2015 GMC Canyon came out on top due in part to its premium design, maneuverability and performance.

This isn’t the only award the GMC Canyon has earned either. Earlier this year it was named Autoweek’s Best of the Best Truck for 2015. If you are interested in learning more about this award-winning vehicle, call or visit Craig Dunn Motor City in the Winnipeg area. You can even schedule a test drive to see what other drivers are already loving about this impressive midsize pickup truck. Visit Craig Dunn Motor City today and drive home in a brand new Chevy, GMC or Buick vehicle.

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10-11-19

GM Canada Expands Research and Technology Innovation

While good old fashioned engineering and mechanics remain the cornerstone of automotive design, some of the most exciting features in our modern cars are coming out of think-tanks focused on things like infotainment systems, autonomous driving, and crash prevention. This year GM Canada expands research and technology innovation centres to grow stronger in these fields. Keep reading to learn more about GM Canada technology innovation programs.

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What Software Goes Into a Car?

What will the researchers be working on in the new GM Canada facilities and innovation centres? Software is necessary in multiple functions of a vehicle, from making sure that the radio works to ensuring optimal engine function, but here are a few things we will be focusing on in the new facilities.

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Autonomous Vehicles

While we may not have self-driving cars yet, they are within sight, and GM Canada’s research teams are at the front of that challenge. Active Safety and Vehicle Dynamics will be another focus. When your car can sense obstacles and even brake to prevent hitting pedestrians, that all comes from software designed to keep you safer.

Infotainment Technology

Whether your car has basic Bluetooth technology, or an advanced MyLink system that can also connect to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, that connectivity comes from the tireless work of infotainment experts. GM Canada researchers will continue adding even more refinement to new GM vehicles, so that they can be even more connected.

Cold Weather Testing

The Kapuskasing Cold Weather testing facility will also receive a significant financial boost. Making sure that a truck, car, or SUV can handle just as confidently in the winter as in the summer is vitally important, and with a new $10 million investment GM is showing its commitment to producing the best vehicles for Canada and the world.

Over the next handful of years, GM Canada’s engineering and research team will grow to approximately 1,000 positions. Because this many employees will not be able to fit in the current Oshawa Tech Centre, a new Automotive Software Development Centre will soon open in Markham, Ontario. This is just one of the large investments that GM is making in Canada. This is a great step and advance in the history of GM Canada and the automotive industry. We can’t wait to see the technology that will develop as GM Canada expands research and technology innovation.

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What's New on the 2017 GMC Canyon?

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10-11-19

GM Environmentally-Friendly Facilities and Practices

Sometimes creating and maintaining a facility with zero landfill waste takes creative thinking and plenty of planning. One of the GM environmental goals for 2020 is to have 150 landfill-free sites around the world. This means a site where products are recycled, reused, or changed into energy. There are already four landfill-free plants in Canada. Two newer ones are the Woodstock facility in Ontario, and the Langley facility in Vancouver.

Read More: GM Canada Invests in Building More Chevy Equinoxes to Meet Demand

Changing Foam Packaging into Shoes

One of the ways that possible waste products are transformed into useful raw material is at the facilities at Toluca, Mexico. The facility collects a lot of foam packaging when parts and materials are delivered. This raw material, that might end up in a dump at other facilities, is collected, processed, and used to produce the soles of shoes.

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Reusing Solvent Rags and Other Renewable Changes

Another change being worked on at the Ellesmere Port facility to it find ways to reuse the rags that wipe up solvent during the car assembly process. Being able to wash or process the rag in some way would allow them to be completely reusable. In addition to being the right thing to do, recycling and reusing materials on a large scale can actually allow the company to be more efficient and make use of all resources.

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GM Canada Discounts Available at Craig Dunn

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10-11-19

Photo Gallery for the New Colorado ZR2 Off-Roader

2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Photo Gallery

There are plenty of off-road vehicles available from General Motors, but the new 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is going to be something completely new. This off-road optimized, midsize truck will be the first of its kind. Featuring a wider track than the standard Chevy Colorado and a lifted suspension, the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 has functional rockers, modified bumpers, and front and rear locking differentials, all to increase its off-road capability. Check out the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 photo gallery below.

New Chevy Inventory

2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Photo Gallery

2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 on a ramp at the autoshow
two versions of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 kicking up dust

interior of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
front controls in the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
close-up of the hood of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2

front view of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
wheel-view of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
view of the suspension of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2

Keep watching the Craig Dunn Motor City blog for updates on the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 and other new vehicles making their debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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10-11-19

New Chevy Camaro Engine Types

It was announced earlier this year that the 2016 Chevy Camaro is being released soon. It is going to have a variety of exciting features, including new Chevy Camaro engine types. The 2016 Chevy Camaro is going to have some upgraded features that will make it perform even better than before. These engine options are just the tip of the excitement when it comes to new Chevy Camaro features.

The 2016 Camaro will has an all-new lineup of three engine options that will help complement this vehicle’s lighter and stronger structure. The first option is the 3.6L V6 engine which is available on the Camaro LT. This engine produces an SAE-certified 335 horsepower and 284 lb.-ft. of torque. It also includes new features like Active Fuel Management that helps the Camaro be more efficient.

The 2016 Camaro SS is powered by the Small Block 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine, with an output SAE-certified at 455 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque, which makes it the most powerful Camaro SS ever. The new LT1 cylinder head design features small combustion chambers which are designed to complement the volume of the unique topography of the pistons’ heads.

The third engine type is the Ecotec 2.0L Turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This engine provides 275 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. It has a Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) with continuously variable valve timing, direct injection with cam-driver high-pressure fuel pump, an air-to-air intercooling system and more!

If you are interested in learning more about the impressive 2016 Chevy Camaro features, call or visit Craig Dunn Motor City today. We will be able to answer any further questions you might have about this impressive vehicles and its many powertrain options. Check back here often for more information on upcoming GM vehicles in the Portage la Prairie area.

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10-11-19

New 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 10-speed Transmission

The 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 coming out later this year will be the first to feature the all-new available Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission. This new transmission option promises to offer the 2017 Camaro a driving and accelerating edge that other muscle-cars will struggle to meet. Keep reading to learn more about this new 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 10-speed transmission, and the impact it will have on Camaro performance.

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Hydra-Matic 10-Speed Transmission Advantages

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 new 10-speed transmissionWhile an eight-speed automatic Hydra-Matic transmission was previously available on the 2016 Chevy Camaro (mated to the award-winning 3.6-litre V6 engine), the 2017 Camaro ZL1 will be the first volume production car to offer the 10-speed option. It will unite with a supercharged 6.2-litre LT4 engine to deliver an estimated blistering 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque.
This new automatic transmission offers extremely smooth, streamlined transitions and a wider gear ratio spread compared to previous transmissions. This automatic transmission also has smaller steps between gears, which helps the engine find and stay at the perfect pace for optimal speed and power, whether on the straightaway or in corners.

“There is simply nothing like the experience offered with the new 10-speed automatic in the Camaro ZL1,” said Aaron Link, ZL1 lead development engineer, in a recent Chevrolet press release. “It delivers nearly instantaneous, lightning-fast shifts that alter your perception of what an automatic transmission can offer in a high-performance vehicle – whether you’re on the street, drag strip or road course.”

shifter for the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1

10-Speed Transmission Highlights

Other highlights of the new 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 10-speed transmission include:

  • Faster shift times than the Porsche PDK dual-clutch transmission
  • Increased fuel efficiency thanks to a reduction in spin losses and new ultra-low viscosity transmission fluid
  • An internal thermal bypass that allows the transmission to reach its best operating temperature more quickly
  • An advanced torque converter

For more information on this new transmission, or its availability near Winnipeg MB, contact Craig Dunn Motor City today.

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10-11-19

What J.D. Power Awards have Chevy Vehicles Received?

The Chevrolet brand has earned more 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality and Dependability awards* than any other brand. Vehicles ranging from compact city cars to heavy duty trucks have earned these honors, and we are proud to share them.

red 2016 Chevy Equinox on a dark background
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD on a farm

2016 Chevy Equinox

This Canadian-made compact SUV earned Most Dependable Compact SUV and (for the second year in a row) Highest Ranked Compact SUV in Initial Quality. It tied for the later award with its sister vehicle the GMC Terrain.

2016 Chevy Silverado HD

Earning both Highest Ranked Heavy Duty Pickup in Initial Quality, and Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup (for the second year in a row), the Chevy Silverado HD offers premium power and capability.

blue 2016 Chevy Camaro looking dramatic

Other 2016 and Before Award Winners

  • Chevy Camaro – Most Dependable Midsize Sporty Car (four years in a row)
  • Chevy Spark – Highest Ranked City Car in Initial Quality (two years in a row)
  • Chevy Tahoe – Highest Ranked Large SUV in Initial Quality
  • Chevy Malibu – Most Dependable Midsize Car (2 years in a row)
  • Chevy Silverado Light-Duty – Highest Ranked Large Light Duty Pickup in Initial Quality (two years in a row)

Interested in taking advantages of the premium value and dependability represented by these vehicles? Schedule your test drive at Craig Dunn Motor City today!


*all awards listed are J.D. Power awards, and are measures of Dependability and Initial Quality in the U.S.

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10-09-19

What is OnStar RemoteLink?

What is OnStar RemoteLink?

Many people who have purchased a new GM vehicle have wondered what is OnStar RemoteLink and what can it do to improve their vehicle owning experience. Available through OnStar connective services, the RemoteLink App can be downloaded to enable owners of new Chevy, GMC, and Buick vehicles to use their phones to check Wi-Fi settings, remote start, and many other features.

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What can I do with OnStar RemoteLink

Some RemoteLink features are available for no cost for five years with the purchase of any new GM vehicle like a 2016 Chevy Cruze. These include activating the horn and lights, locking and unlocking the doors with your cellphone, and even remotely starting and stopping the engine from a comfortable distance (an especially useful features with winter coming right around the corner). Availability of these features may depend on the trim level of the vehicle.

For vehicles equipped with a Wi-Fi hotspot, RemoteLInk users may also activate and deactivate their hotspot using their smartphone, change the hotspot name and password, or check the data consumption for no extra cost. The Wi-Fi plan itself may require a paid plan.

Other OnStar and RemoteLink features that may be available include checking and dealing with your OnStar account, getting diagnostic updates from your vehicle, tracking driving performance, and even the AtYourService feature which offers extensive travel information.

What phones are compatible with OnStar RemoteLink

The most recent edition of OnStar RemoteLink is currently available only for iPhone and Android, but previous editions have been compatible also with Blackberry and Windows devices. To check your vehicle and phone compatibility you can check the OnStar website.

Read More: Wi-Fi on the Buick EnclaveAll in all, the OnStar RemoteLink is a really neat features that we are excited to offer in our new GM inventory!

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