10-11-19

GMC Yukon Wins a 2016 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Honour

Dependability is a top need for families. Not only do family haulers need the space and power to get parents and kids everywhere they need to go, but having a vehicle with minimal needs for service is important. Fortunately there is the GMC Yukon. This vehicle recently won the 2016 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability award in the full-size SUV segment, pushing the GMC brand as a whole into fifth place overall.

Read More: 2016 GMC Yukon Named Best Large SUV for Families

J.D. Power Dependability Study Criteria

GMC Named Most Refined Brand by Kelley Blue BookThe J.D. Power Dependability study looks at three-year-old vehicles and evaluates them over 12 months. They are judged how every piece of the vehicle functions by looking at repair visits and maintenance needs in multiple areas. The study looks at aspects of the whole vehicle such as features and control functions; engine, transmission and other mechanical pieces; climate controls and effectiveness; entertainment and navigation systems; and handling and driving, just to name a few.

For this study, the 2013 GMC Yukon was put through its paces and performed admirably. The GMC Yukon wins a 2016 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability honour for having the fewest mechanical issues in its class. This full-size SUV also took above average reviews on the quality of its powertrain and the accessibility and usefulness of its features. That means that families enjoying a Yukon were able to take full advantage of interactive and user-friendly infotainment features like rear entertainment screens and a responsive infotainment system.

What Makes the GMC Yukon Great for Families?

With room for up to eight passengers and power for towing a boat or trailer besides, the 2013 GMC Yukon offers reliable, dependable power the family can take anywhere. This is the second year that the GMC Yukon has received the J.D. Power Dependability Award, and we anticipate that it will continue to hold a top pace in its class into the future. New SUV shoppers looking at the current 2016 GMC Yukon will be able to enjoy that same dependability.

Other General Motors brands also shone in the 2016 J.D. Power study. Four Chevy models received segment awards, and the Buick Verano was named the most dependable vehicle in this study. To learn more about the GMC Yukon or GMC dependability, feel free to stop by Craig Dunn Motor City today.

2016 GMC Yukon hauling a camper by a city

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GMC Named Most Ideal Popular Brand by AutoPacific

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10-11-19

How Do I Set Up RemoteLink?

The RemoteLink Key Fob system from OnStar available in Chevy, Buick and GMC vehicles can do some pretty neat things (you can learn more about what in our post on the subject) but now it’s time to get real. This is a pretty neat device but how can you set up RemoteLink? We have some step by step instructions, and a neat video on some of the cool things you can do with this system.

How Do I Set Up RemoteLink?

First of all, make sure that your vehicle and phone are compatible with the RemoteLink system. Most 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC vehicles have this capability. Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows phones are compatible, depending on the operating system.

Read More: Best Features of the 2016 Chevy MalibuSecond, if you are not yet registered at OnStar.com with a username and password, you will have to set that up (remember, some of these services may only be included with an internet plan, and others may not be available in some regions). You can set up your OnStar username and password here, on the top where it says “Sign Up” (you can also find a complete list of compatible cars and phones on that page).

What can you do with OnStar RemoteLink? Check out this video!

Next, download the RemoteLink App. It is available on iTunes, Google Play, Blackberry App World or the Windows app store. Be sure to have your username and password ready to go.

Once it is downloaded, you will launch the app and enter your onstar.com username and password. You will also have to enter your OnStar account number and zip code. This can be emailed to you if you don’t remember it.

In the last step you will be encouraged to create a new username and password just for RemoteLink, and then you should be good to go with your new smartphone-to-car connection!

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10-11-19

2017 GMC Acadia Canadian Release Date

The new GMC Acadia is lighter than the previous generation by some 318 kilograms, thanks to super-hardened, high-strength steel which allow thinner, but equally safe, body structure. It will have available seating for between five and seven passengers, and be available with the GMC IntelliLink system, which supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2017 Acadia will also be available with a OnStar LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with a complementary three month or three gigabyte data trial.

The 2017 GMC Acadia will go on sale this spring across North America. Check out the trim levels and Canadian pricing for the 2017 GMC Acadia here.

2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain from the back

2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain Off-Road Model

2017 GMC Acadia Drive Mode Selector and Gear Shift

The 2017 GMC Acadia will be available in the elite Denali trim, as well as in an all-new All Terrain model. The centerpiece of the new All Terrain model will be the advanced all-wheel drive with Active Twin Clutch. Designed to achieve maximum traction under all road conditions (whether wet, snow, icy, or dry), this system also offers a specialty All Terrain driving mode which enhances the vehicle’s ability to tackle hills and other off-road obstacles.

Each All Terrain model features a body-colour grille surround, unique wheels, and black chrome trim, with All Terrain interior accents. This model will seat five, with storage containers in the rear in place of the third row seats.

Read More: Compare the 2017 GMC Acadia vs 2016 GMC Acadia

Keep an eye on the Craig Dunn Motor City blog and website for more information on this great crossover as it becomes available, and for a dealership arrival date.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali Trim in red in front of a house

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GMC Named Most Ideal Popular Brand by AutoPacific

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10-11-19

GM Canada committed to producing more Chevy Equinoxes

Chevy Equinox in Canada

Chevy Equinox in Canada

We have great news for folks looking to invest in high-quality, Canada-made Chevy vehicles! GM Canada has just made the commitment to increase production of the Chevy Equinox in Canada at the Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario. This move is at least partially motivated by the need to meet high demand for this practical but stylish crossover SUV. Keep reading for more details.

The Oshawa Car Assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario has been producing Chevy vehicles since 1919, and currently it produces the Chevy Equinox, Chevy Camaro, and the previous and current generation of Chevy Impala, as well as the Buick Regal sport sedan. Since 1999 the facility has even won several (or, to be exactly, nineteen!) J. D. Powers awards for producing quality vehicles. This tradition of Canadian excellence is slated to continue, with GM Canada earmarking C$12 million to be invested in enabling the Oshawa Assembly to produce even more high-quality vehicles, especially the extremely popular Chevy Equinox.

Chevy Equinox in transit from Ingersoll to Oshawa

The spacious and well-equipped Chevy Equinox has been so popular across north America that this has not been the first time steps have been taken to produce more of them. In 2010, GM started the one-of-a-kind Equinox Shuttle program that allows vehicle bodies produced at the CAMI Body Shop in Ingersoll to receive final assembly at Oshawa.

What’s next for the Oshawa Assembly? In the future we may be looking at the next breakthrough in green technology coming out of Oshawa, or maybe just the guarantee that high quality Canadian vehicles will continue rolling off the assembly line and to dealerships near you! Check out the current Craig Dunn inventory of all new GM vehicles today or schedule a test drive today!

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10-11-19

2016 GMC Sierra Release Date

Now is the time of year when Chevy, GMC and Buick are revealing their new 2016 models. Some of these models are complete redesigns, while others just feature a few minor, but impressive upgrades. Sometimes it can be difficult to determine what exactly has changed, but Craig Dunn Motor City is here to help. We’re going to be taking a closer look at the 2015 GMC Sierra release date and when you can expect it to arrive here in Winnipeg MB.

2016 GMC Sierra Highlights

The Sierra is a very popular model for GMC. It is a full-size pickup packed full of power. Previous models have left a lasting impression on drivers and we think the 2016 model won’t be any different. This time around GMC has paid special attention to exterior styling with added elements. These features include:

  • LED “C-Shaped” signature daytime running lights
  • LED Headlights
  • New front fascia and grilles for each trim level
  • New LED fog lamps
  • New Bumpers
  • New “C-shaped” LED taillights

UPDATE>>Check out the 2016 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition!

GMC also released a 90 second video (below) that gives an upclose look at the GMC Sierra and its trim level options. The video shows the new Sierra at the GMC testing facility in Milford, Michigan. It shows the 2016 GMC Sierra Denali, 2016 GMC Sierra SLT and 2016 GMC Sierra All-Terrain. This exciting video shows a detailed look at the new front fascia and grilles for each vehicle.

Even though there isn’t much information about this new model just yet, these images and little details have really added to our excitement! The 2016 GMC Sierra will be available in the fourth quarter of this year and we will have more information and details as the release date gets closer. Check back here often at Craig Dunn Motor City to learn more about upcoming vehicles and when you can expect them to arrive in the Winnipeg area.

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10-11-19

GM Vehicles Recognized by J.D. Power

GM Brands Recognized in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Recently, GM vehicles have been recognized for its impressive lineup of vehicles. This company has been working hard to provide reliable, affordable and safe vehicles with great performance capabilities. GM is being recognized once again, this time by J.D Power. For the first time, Chevy, Buick, GMC and Cadillac are all ranked in the top 10 among brands in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study. This is an exciting honor to add to GM’s already extensive list of awards.

J.D. Power has a variety of researchers, analysts, experts and executives who provide data and commentary on industry trends, research and more. The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study examines problems experienced during the past year by original owners of models from 2012. The overall dependability rating is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles. These rankings are reliable and influential in the automotive world, which is why this recognition is so exciting for GM brands.

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Dependability is a top priority for most when purchasing a new vehicle. You don’t want a car that will constantly have problems or need big repairs before its even paid off. That’s why these tests and evaluations are important for everyday drivers. The 2015 study tracked a variety of vehicles but were particularly impressive with the dependability of the Chevy Malibu, Chevy Camaro, GMC Sierra, Chevy Silverado, just to name a few. 13 GM models were placed in the top 3 of their segments. To see the full list, visit the J.D. Power website.

Those interested in exploring these award-winning vehicles in person, are invited to schedule a test drive at Craig Dunn Motor City in the Winnipeg MB area. We have a variety of the vehicles mentioned and more! Visit your local GM dealership today!

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GM Canada Discounts Available at Craig Dunn

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10-11-19

2017 GMC Terrain Gets a Nightfall Edition

2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition Release Date

We’ve loved the 2016 GMC Terrain. It’s a five-person crossover that delivers on top features and comfortable handling, with a touch of style. And for 2017, this great crossover just got better, with a speciality Nightfall Edition, which brings both the features and the look of the Terrain to the next level. This great vehicle should be available across Canada and North America in fall 2016. Keep reading to learn more about the great features of the 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition.

Read More: 2017 Chevy Trax Midnight Edition Release Date and Details

What will the 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition look like?

While the official debut for the 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition is not until the New York Auto Show later this week, we already have a sneak peek for this great vehicle. The Nightfall Edition will be available in four colour options with blackout accents similar to those in vehicles like the Silverado Midnight Edition. Some of those accents include:

  • 18-inch machined-face aluminum wheels with gloss black spokes
  • Gloss black fascia accents in the front and the rear
  • Black rear license plate surround trim, outside mirrors, and luggage rails
  • Exterior colour options: Summit White, Onyx Black, Graphite Grey Metallic and Crimson Red Metallic

The Nightfall Edition will also come standard with a 2.4-litre engine with a fuel consumption rating of just 7.3 L/100km on the highway with front-wheel drive. It will be available in SLE-2 and SLT trim levels.

“The new Terrain Nightfall Edition adds another great-looking and well-equipped choice for this popular SUV – one that will stand out in a crowd,” said Mike Speranzini, brand director GMC Buick, in a recent GMC press release.

Technology on the Nightfall

7-inch GMC IntelliLink Standard on the 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall EditionThe 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition will come standard with the effective and user-friendly GMC IntelliLink system featuring a 7-inch responsive touchscreen. The 2017 Terrain will also be available with 4G LTE connectivity and the ability to become a Wi-Fi hotspot.

A rearview camera will be standard on the Terrain Nightfall. Advanced safety features like rear cross traffic alerts, blind zone warnings, forward collision alerts, lane departure warnings, and rear parking assistance will be available.

Other exciting features on the 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition are an available programmable power liftgate with memory-stop functions and a standard MultiFlex rear seat that can be adjusted forward or back up to eight inches to maximize either passenger or cargo room. With the rear seats folded, this 2017 Terrain model will offer 1,810 litres of cargo space.

Between this new 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition and the 2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X model that was previous announced, we are very excited about the customizing options coming from GMC this year. Keep an eye on this blog or contact a member of our sales team to learn more.

Canadian-Made Equinox and Terrain Lead Their Segments for Initial Quality

Canadian-Made Equinox and Terrain Lead Their Segments for Initial Quality

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10-11-19

2017 GMC Canyon Denali World Debut

Any aficionado of the GMC brand is familiar with the elite Denali trim that has been available on other vehicles like the 2016 GMC Sierra and the 2016 GMC Terrain. Now we have the great news that the Denali trims is going to be available on the 2017 model of the excellent GMC Cayon midsize truck. The 2017 GMC Canyon Denali world debut was this week in advance of the official unveiling at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

2017 GMC Canyon Denali Release Date

While we already have excellent pictures and a lot of high expectations for this new model of truck, we’re not going to see it on the lot. The official release date for this truck puts it at some point late in 2016.

2017 GMC Canyon Denali trim taillights

2017 Canyon Denali specialty wheels
2017 GMC Canyon Denali door branding
2017 Canyon Denali leather seats

Available in crew cab and four-wheel drive models, the 2017 Canyon Denali will sport a distinctive chrome grille and 20-inch ultRa-bright-machined aluminum wheels with painted accents. Available in six exterior colors, the Canyon Denali will also sport chrome fog lamp bezels, five-inch chrome assist steps, a polished exhaust tip, and standard spray in bed liner.
Other standard feature on the 2017 GMC Canyon Denali will include:

  • And eight-inch touchscreen GMC IntelliLink with Navigation and phone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Automatic climate control and a heated steering wheel
  • Leather appointed, heated and perforated front seats
  • Full-colour driver information centre
  • Forward collision alerts and lane departure warnings
  • A remote vehicle starter system
  • Three USB charging ports

Read More: Remote Start and Other OnStar Remote Link features

Powertrain on the 2017 Canyon Denali

The 2017 GMC Canyon Denali will come standard with a 3.6-litre V6 engine, but be available with the all-new 2.8-litre Duramax turbo-diesel which is the same engine which earned both the 2016 GMC Canyon diesel and the 2016 Chevy Colorado diesel some of the top marks for fuel efficiency in North America.

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Canyon Gets New Models, Transmission for 2017

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10-11-19

New Back Seat Notification on the 2017 Acadia

2017 GMC Acadia Back Seat Reminder

In pursuit of the ideal family vehicle, car-makers the world over continue to add better and better features to the vehicles that they produce. Whether that is advanced trailering camera technology, or new fuel-efficient eAssist powertrain option on the 2016 GMC Sierra, these editions are designed to make life move more smoothly for families and individuals. Now, with the 2017 GMC Acadia back seat reminder feature, families can be even more sure that they are not leaving anything important behind.

What Do You Forget in Your Vehicle?

In a large vehicle like the 2017 GMC Acadia, which can fit up to seven passengers in three rows of seating, it can be unfortunately easy to leave things behind. Sometimes these are minor, like a chocolate bar that gets melted in the afternoon heat, but sometimes it can be more serious. Children left behind in cars may just become bored, but sometimes they run the risk of serious heat stroke, frostbite, or death.

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With the 2017 GMC Acadia Back Seat Reminder, parents now have another set of digital eyes ready to help them keep tract of the important things. This new feature will track what doors have been opened in the course of the Acadia’s journeying, and will remind drivers to check the back seat if it seems likely that they have something there.

What Does the 2017 GMC Acadia Back Seat Reminder Look Like?

If a GMC Acadia equipped with this features senses that the rear doors were opened and closed at the beginning of a journey (like to load children or packages), the next time the 2017 Acadia is turned off after a door activation, it will show a message in the driver information center and sound a chime five times.

The 2017 GMC Acadia cannot actually detect items in the back seat, but it can help drivers remember when they may have put something there. Whether this means that fewer children are forgotten, or valuables can be safety stowed to discourage theft, this back seat reminder on the 2017 GMC Acadia is a nice addition to the host of new features and advantages already available on this great vehicle.

2017 GMC Acadia Back Seat Reminder visible on the driver information screen

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10-11-19

The Elevation Edition returns on the 2016 GMC Sierra

2016 Sierra Elevation Edition Release Date

The popular Elevation Edition will return for the 2016 model year on the GMC Sierra! This striking truck has stylish back-painted aluminum 20-inch wheels and body-coloured bumpers, moldings, door handles, mirror caps, and grille surround . Keep reading to find out more the great standard features on this edition and the 2016 Sierra Elevation Edition Release Date!

The stylishly revised 2016 GMC Sierra

Along with other models of the 2016 GMC Sierra, the Elevation Edition will receive a tweaked grille design and new headlamp look as well as other front end styling changes. Part of those changes will include new high-intensity projector beam headlamps and signature LED lighting, for improved driving visibility. The Elevation Edition will come with exclusive Edition branding.

Technology on the 2016 Elevation Edition

Now drivers of this great GMC truck are able to stay even more connected. An OnStar 4G LTE WiFi built-in hotspot that can connect up to seven devices will be available on all levels of the 2016 Sierra for all your personal and passenger entertainment needs. Furthermore, a new radio system with a seven-inch IntelliLink touchscreen will incorporate both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing most drivers to make calls and manage messages hands-free.

2016 Sierra Elevation Edition front view
black wheel on a 2016 Sierra Elevation Edition

2016 Elevation Edition Convenience Features

Excellent standard features on the 2016 Sierra Elevation Edition truck will include a remote locking tailgate, heated and power-adjustable mirrors, a 110-volt power outlet, a six-speaker audio system, keyless entry, and black recovery hooks on two-wheel drive models.

2016 Sierra Elevation Powertrain

The 2016 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition will be available with two- or four-wheel drive with standard Eaton locking rear differential and buyers will have two engine options. A 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 will come standard with 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. This option will offer minimal fuel consumption of 9.8 L/100km. A more powerful 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 will also be available which offers over 4,200 kilograms of trailering capacity.

The 2016 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition will go on sale in the first few months of 2016. Contact us at Craig Dunn today to keep updated on upcoming 2016 vehicles!

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10-11-19

GMC Named Most Refined Brand by Kelley Blue Book

We’re proud of the GMC brand trucks and SUVs available here at Craig Dunn Motor City. In addition to offering solid capability, vehicles like the 2016 GMC Sierra offer a comfortable ride and elegance that you don’t always find in practical, hard-working vehicles. Even better, GMC was named the Kelley Blue Book Most Refined Brand in the 2016 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards, proving that we aren’t the only ones to love these luxurious rides.

The Brand Image Awards evaluate what customers think of automotive brands based on Brand Watch, an online tracking study based on more than 12,000 new-vehicle shoppers per year. For the third year in a row, GMC and its line of near-luxury vehicles has received the highest rating in the “Most Refined Brand” category.

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2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali truck towingGMC Kelley Blue Book Most Refined Brand

“Premium quality and exterior styling are the top two reasons customers choose GMC vehicles,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC in a recent press release. “Unprecedented refinement and attention to detail provide our customers with a truly Professional Grade experience.”

Part of that refined reputation is the elite Denali sub-brand on GMC vehicles. Coming with standard features like IntelliBeam headlights and Magnetic Ride Control, Denali models have long exemplified top safety, comfort, and luxury, all wrapped in a practical package.Now GMC, named most refined brand by Kelley Blue Book, is even more attractive for vehicle shoppers. Models like the 2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate push the GMC brand to even greater heights of sophistication and refinement.

To learn more about the refined GMC models available here at Craig Dunn Motor City you can visit our GMC Model Research page, or contact a Craig Dunn sales representative.

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10-11-19

2016 GMC Terrain Coming Soon!

2016 GMC Terrain Release Date in Winnipeg MB

The New York Auto Show is taking place this month and many new vehicles are being announced at this annual event. This year one of the updated models is the 2016 GMC Terrain. This new Terrain will have some upgraded features as well as some old favorites. This more contemporary version has new style, added performance capabilities and more. Learn more about the 2016 GMC Terrain release date in Winnipeg MB here at Craig Dunn Motor City.

The 2016 GMC Terrain will have some eye-catching exterior details such as new front and rear fascias, new grille designs, a power dome hood, LED daytime running lamps and more. It will also feature new technology and safety features including available Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. There will even be more exterior color options like the White Frost Tricoat and Crimson Red Tintcoat. These bold new features will make the Terrain more appealing than ever.

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The GMC Terrain will also offer the available GMC IntelliLink that offers OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. This feature will help drivers and passengers stay connected while on the go. Drivers will even get a three-month/3 GB data trail (whichever comes first). The Terrain also has more available convenient technology features such as a programmable power liftgate with memory function. This feature will stop the liftgate at a chosen height to help accommodate for shorter drivers or low garage heights.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2016 GMC Terrain, check back here at Craig Dunn Motor City often. We will let you know when the 2016 Terrain arrives in the Winnipeg MB area. It is predicted to go on sale this fall and pricing will be announced later this year. Check back here at the Craig Dunn Motor City blog for more information!

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10-11-19

2016 GMC Sierra With New eAssist Powertrain

There’s plenty to love about the 2016 GMC Sierra. From its stylish design to powerful engine options, this full-size pickup delivers on everything that truck-lovers want. Now the 2016 Sierra will be even better, with an eAssist powertrain which promises to deliver significant savings without compromising a millimeter on power and capability.

2016 GMC Sierra eAssist Canadian Release Date

2016 GMC Sierra SLT now available with eAssist powertrainA limited number of 2016 GMC Sierra trucks with eAssist technology will be hitting dealerships across Canada starting this spring. Available only on the Sierra 1500 SLT crew cab with four-wheel drive and the optional SLT Premium Package, this powertrain will offer an impressive increase in fuel efficiency.

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Sierra eAssist Fuel Consumption

The 2016 Sierra with eAssist will feature a 5.3-liter V8 engine matched to an eight-speed transmission that offers 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the same as the standard Sierra’s 5.3-liter engine. However it will offer a fuel consumption rating of just 14.4 L/100km in city driving, compared to 14.6 L/100km. Holding onto the same 10.4 L/100km rating for highway driving, this means that the 2016 GMC Sierra eAssist will feature a combined driving fuel consumption rating of just 13.0 L/100km. Already the most fuel efficient gas truck in its class, this lets the 2016 Sierra reach even more impressive heights of efficiency.

What advantages does eAssist offer?

The new eAssist technology on the 2016 GMC Sierra can offer such an impressive fuel consumption rating thanks to a host of efficiency technologies. In addition to Stop/Start capability, the 2016 GMC Sierra eAssist will also come equipped with regenerative braking, an electric power boost function that uses motors to assist in acceleration and passing, and advances in the truck’s aerodynamics.

To learn more about the 2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist, and to find out if it will be available this spring at Craig Dunn Motor City near Winnipeg MB, please contact a member of our sales team.

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10-11-19

Heavy-Duty Sierra All Terrain X Announced!

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X Canadian Release Date

Heavy-Duty Sierra All Terrain X Announced!

Our customers have loved the off-roading prowess and dauntless power of the 2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain model, and its even more advanced X package. Now we have great news for truck shoppers looking for a heavy-duty pickup with all those same off-road advantages. Keep reading to learn about the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X Canadian release date and what you can expect on this premium heavy-duty vehicle.

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2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X Canadian Release Date

The 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X will join the other two GMC trucks with this special edition (the Canyon and Sierra) in dealerships across North America this fall. This heavy-duty truck will combine top capability and style with premium off-roading features. Check out some of the features and advantages of the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X below.

bar on the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X
2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X on challenging trails

Powertrain

The 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X will come standard with the newly redesigned 6.6-litre Duramax V8 turbo-diesel. This engine delivers 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, which means even more towing and hauling power than was available on previous models.

Off-Roading

Features like the Z71 off-road suspension, an underbody shield, an Eaton automatic locking rear differential, remote start, and off-roading tires on 18-inch black-painted aluminum wheels make the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X uniquely suited to overcoming off-road challenges.

Aggressive Style

Thanks to a unique body-colour grille surround, body-colour door handles and bodyside moldings, black belt moldings, B-pillars and front skidplatew and a black sports bar to support accessories, the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X can look intimidating while delivering top practicality.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X Canadian release date, or its likely arrival date at Craig Dunn Motor City in Portage La Prairie MB, contact a member of our team today.

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10-11-19

What Is the Best Midsize Truck? Try the GMC Canyon

2016 GMC Canyon the Best Midsize Pickup Truck

Midsize trucks are increasing in popularity every year. We have long been in love with the premium and versatile GMC Canyon, but now we have another reason to brag about it! Cars.com just named the 2016 GMC Canyon the Best Midsize Pickup Truck of 2016 for its nimble handling, impressive tow rating, and attractive interior.

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This is the second time that the GMC Canyon has been named the Best Midsize Pickup Truck by Cars.com. Many of the reasons that this truck excels remain the same: it delivers top capability with premium driving.

the attractive and capable 2016 GMC Canyon on a rough road

Canyon First-Place Finishes

In the 2016 Cars.com Midsize Pickup competition, the 2016 GMC Canyon took first-place finishes for its Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR), its light construction, top payload, and max tow rating. It also received the most judges’ points of any vehicle in the competition.

Furthermore, the Canyon consistently took first or second in the majority of categories, which kept it ahead of its sister-vehicle the 2016 Chevy Colorado and the contest runner-up, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline. Experts appreciated the confident driving and elegant balance that the 2016 GMC Canyon brought to the road.

2016 GMC Canyon bringing a boat to the water

Other Advantages of the 2016 GMC Canyon

While the Canyon SLE package was the truck that won the Cars.com Best Midsize Truck of 2016 award, other models of the Canyon midsize truck also bring premium value to the truck ower’s life. The GMC Canyon with the optional diesel engine offers incredibly low fuel consumption numbers, and the small dimensions of this truck make it ideal for maneuvering in city environments as well as in the country and off the road.

We are proud of the current generation of the GMC Canyon on our lot, and are even more excited about new models coming out later this year, like the luxurious 2017 GMC Canyon Denali trim.

Canyon Gets New Models, Transmission for 2017

Canyon Gets New Models, Transmission for 2017

2017 GMC Canyon Denali World Debut

2017 GMC Canyon Denali World Debut

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10-11-19

2016 GMC Yukon Named Best Large SUV for Families

2016 GMC Yukon Named Best Large SUV for Families

Large families can often struggle to find the ideal large vehicle to carry everyone and their stuff. Often, it’s hard to locate a spacious, and well-equipped vehicle that can handle whatever life throws at you. Fortunately, now “Yukon” have it all with the 2016 GMC Yukon, which was just named the Best Large SUV for Families by the U.S. News & World Report. Keep reading to learn about some of the great features and family advantages that come with this full-size SUV.

Read More: Top Rated Family Vehicles from Chevrolet

Best Family Features of the 2016 GMC Yukon

The U.S. News & World Report evaluated large SUV contenders by their safety and reliability, interior space for passengers and cargo, professional automotive reviews, and the number and quality of available family-friendly features. In each of these categories, the 2016 GMC Yukon excelled.

“The Yukon has the most family-friendly features in the class,” said Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor for U.S. News Best Cars, in a recent GM press release. “The Apple CarPlay and in-car Wi-Fi are really cutting edge, standout features. The Yukon also won because it has such a high US News score – it gets really positive reviews not only for its space and comfort, but also its performance.”

2016 GMC Yukon rear seat entertainment
2016 GMC Yukon interior dashboard view
2016 GMC Yukon electricity plug-in options

The 2016 Yukon is available with seating for up to nine, available Wi-Fi, and hassle-free smartphone connectivity thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (which is now available as an upgrade in many vehicles that did not have it at the beginning of the model year). It also can include features like a rear-seat entertainment system, and always delivers premium towing, drive comfort, and top long-term dependability. These are all features that busy families can appreciate.

There’s a reason that the GMC Yukon is a vehicle families buy over and over again, and here at Craig Dunn Motor City we are pleased to be able to meet the needs of families in Portage La Prairie and beyond. Stop in or contact us today to schedule a test drive for this great family-friendly vehicle.

GMC Named Most Ideal Popular Brand by AutoPacific

GMC Named Most Ideal Popular Brand by AutoPacific

New Yukon SLT Premium Edition Features

New Yukon SLT Premium Edition Features

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10-11-19

2016 GMC Sierra Towing Features

2016 GMC Sierra Towing Features

2016 Sierra Trailering Capability

We’ve known since last year that the 2016 Chevy Silverado was going to be available with premium towing features like a trailering camera system, but now we have good news about 2016 GMC Sierra towing features as well! Keep reading to learn more about the new technologies that will be available on North American models. They promise to enhance the already impressive 2016 Sierra trailering capability.

Read More: 2016 GMC Sierra Named Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion

Sierra Trailering Camera System

2016 GMC Sierra Trailering Backup Camera System
The new Sierra Trailering Camera promises to help truck owners more easily tow and haul. They can also better keep an eye on their cargo. Developed with Echomaster, this camera and blind-spot detection system features two side-view cameras and a third designed to be attached to the back of the trailer. The view from these cameras shows up on the IntelliLink screen in the cabin. These cameras allow a much greater awareness of the driving environment. Later this summer, a forth camera option may be available to see inside the trailer. This system is available on the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 and heavy-duty models.

Fifth-Wheel Trailering Prep on the 2016 GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra HD models will also be available with a gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailering prep package. This option features a frame-mounted hitch platform and tray that can accept fifth-wheel hitch mounting brackets or a gooseneck ball hitch. When not needed, the hitch can be removed so that Sierra owners can use of their entire truck bed for hauling. When properly equipped with fifth-wheel trailering capability, a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD can tow up to 8,165 kilograms, and a 3500HD can haul between 7,938 kilograms and 10,523 kilograms, depending on whether it has single or dual rear wheels.

Contact a Craig Dunn team member today to learn more about the future availability of these 2016 GMC Sierra towing features near Winnipeg MB.

New Changes for 2020 GMC Models!

New Changes for 2020 GMC Models!

How powerful is the 2020 GMC Sierra?

How powerful is the 2020 GMC Sierra?

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10-11-19

Special Edition Sierra All Terrain X Combines Off-Roading Prowess and Aggressive Style

2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X Release Date

Just when you thought that the 2016 GMC Sierra couldn’t get any better, we have a new announcement about a great feature or package that will be available for this top-of-the-line, hardworking truck. With the new All Terrain X package, you will get the same powerful capability as available with the optional All Terrain package , with stylish and intimidating black accents and extra features.

2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X Release Date

The 2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X will go on sale spring of 2016. Like the Sierra Elevation Edition and the elite Sierra Denali trim before it, this new option on the GMC Sierra 1500 will give truck customers even more options, whether the priority is on off-roading prowess, or making a visual statement on the road.

Read More: 2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate

GMC Sierra All Terrain X Highlights

Offered on crew cab 2016 Sierra 1500 models with four-wheel drive and the SLT trim level, the All Terrain X package will include standard All Terrain Features like the Z71 Off-Road suspension package (which includes specialty monotube shocks, a high-capacity air cleaner, hill descent control, and an underbody shield for the transfer case), rear parking assistance, a spray-in bedliner, and an inclinometre in the driver information center. Exterior accents that are also featured on the All Terrain include a distinctive grille with body-colored surround and bumpers.

2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X bed-mounted support bar
Sierra All Terrain X specialty wheels and tires
Black body accents on the 2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X

Some of the features that will be unique to the All Terrain X include:

  • Performance exhaust stystem which offers increased horsepower and adds a premium engine roar
  • Black aluminum wheels and mud-terrain-rated tires
  • Body-color door handles and body-side moldings with black exterior mirrors, belt moldings and B-pillars
  • Black bed-mounted sport bar
  • High-performance LED headlights
  • Interior floor liners

The 2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X will be available in Onyx Black, Summit White, Stone Blue Metallic, Iridium Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, and Light Steel Gray Metallic exterior colors. For more information on the GMC Sierra and the various new packages and editions that might be coming to Portage La Prairie, contact a Craig Dunn sales representative today.

Heavy-Duty Sierra All Terrain X Announced!

Heavy-Duty Sierra All Terrain X Announced!

GMC Named Most Ideal Popular Brand by AutoPacific

GMC Named Most Ideal Popular Brand by AutoPacific

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10-11-19

Canadian-Made Equinox and Terrain Lead Their Segments for Initial Quality

2016 Chevy Equinox Initial Quality Segment Leader

GM Canada has been active for over a century producing some of the best quality vehicles in North America. Here at Craig Dunn Motor City we are very proud of our stock of Chevy, Buick and GMC models, but we are even more excited now with the release of the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study. The 2016 Chevy Equinox and the 2016 GMC Terrain, both built right here in Canada, lead their segment. Keep reading to learn more about 2016 Chevy Equinox initial quality awards.

2016 Chevy Equinox Initial Quality Segment Leader

2016 GMC Terrain Initial Quality leader from the frontThe 2016 Chevy Equinox, which is produced at CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll and the Oshawa Assembly in Oshawa for world-wide distribution took the lead in the compact SUV segment, neck in next with its sister-vehicle the 2016 GMC Terrain. This means that, among compact sport utility vehicles, these two models experienced the fewest problems per 100 vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership. As soon as an Equinox or Terrain drives off the lot, it offers more reliability than other compact SUV models.

The J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study was done by surveying more than 80,000 new car owners or lessees about their new 2016 model year vehicles.

Other Chevrolet Initial Quality Leaders

Not only did the Equinox and Terrain do extremely well in this study, but four other Chevy vehicles also lead in their segments in the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study. For the fourth year in a row, Chevy has earned more initial quality awards in this study than any other brand, which is achieved by delivering reliable performance to customers across the board.

See Also: Chevy Receives Top Dependability Awards from J.D. Power

The other Chevy vehicles that lead their segment in the 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study were the Chevy Silverado (Full-Size Light-Duty Trucks), Chevy Silverado HD (Full-Size Heavy Duty Trucks), Chevy Tahoe (Large SUVs) and the Chevy Spark (City Car Segment).

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10-11-19

What’s new on the 2016 GMC Terrain?

A new model year often brings new and exciting enhancements to your favorite GMC model vehicles, but it can be hard at times sifting thought all the details to figure out what exactly are new differences and what are the same great features. Keep reading to find out what’s new on the 2016 GMC Terrain and what remains the same on this great small crossover SUV.

New GMC Terrain Inventory!A few of the new features that are making their debut on the 2016 GMC Terrain included:

  • Muscular fender flares and new sculptural power dome hood
  • Revised lighting options including projector-beam headlamps and available LED daytime running lights
  • New front and rear fascia, including a new grille with elegant chrome surroundings
  • On models with the 3.6-L V6 engine, new prominent rectangular dual exhausts

Rear view of the 2016 GMC Terrain
These new additions only complement the previous high quality features of the GMC Terrain, like the forward and back sliding rear seats (which can optimize either passenger leg room or cargo space), a fuel consumption rating of just 7.3 L/100 km for highway driving, and available OnStar Connectivity with WiFi hotspot capability.

Schedule your test drive at Craig Dunn Motor City or check out our GMC model research page today to find out more about the great GMC vehicles available near Winnipeg.

Canadian-Made Equinox and Terrain Lead Their Segments for Initial Quality

Canadian-Made Equinox and Terrain Lead Their Segments for Initial Quality

2017 GMC Terrain Gets a Nightfall Edition

2017 GMC Terrain Gets a Nightfall Edition

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