10-14-19

What Is a Differential on a Car or Truck?

A differential, when one is talking about vehicles, is a mechanical piece of the car, truck, or SUV which allows the powered-wheels to turn at different speeds. This would be the front wheels in front-wheel-drive, the rear in rear-wheel drive, and all wheels on all-wheel drive. This is necessary because when taking turns the wheels need to go different distances, and if they both always moved at the same speed you would end up damaging your tires and possibly other mechanical parts.

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Why Is a Locking Differential A Good Thing

While in general driving you want your wheels to be able to spin independently for comfortable turning, this can result in a loss of traction in some circumstances. If one wheel slips on ice, the differential may continue sending power to that wheel, causing it to spin, while the wheel that has not slipped may have less power.

Also if one wheel gets stuck, but the other is free (like what might happen when off-roading in mud or over rocks) then the differential might continue sending power to that wheel, making it spin wildly, while not really helping you get out of the mud.

automatic locking rear differential on a 2015 GMC CanyonWith a locking differential (whether automatic, or activated by the driver), the powered wheels can be united. This allows drivers to have better traction, and can be extremely helpful either for getting out of mud and snow, climbing rocks on the trail, or maintaining traction in a snow storm.

While a driver shouldn’t keep their differential locked in highway driving, it can be very useful when off-roading, or in some high-performance driving situations. Some vehicles that feature locking differentials include off-road models of the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado, and the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1.

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10-11-19

What Is A Differential (and Why Is It Nice For Them To Lock)?

What Is a Differential on a Car or Truck?

If you are thinking about buying a new truck or SUV for off-roading or rough country roads (like the 2017 GMC Sierra All Terrain, you may have seen phrases like “electronically locking differential” or “limited slip differential” being thrown around. But what is a differential on a car or truck, and why is locking one useful for off-road adventuring? Keep reading to find out more.

What Is a Differential on a Car or Truck?

A differential, when one is talking about vehicles, is a mechanical piece of the car, truck, or SUV which allows the powered-wheels to turn at different speeds. This would be the front wheels in front-wheel-drive, the rear in rear-wheel drive, and all wheels on all-wheel drive. This is necessary because when taking turns the wheels need to go different distances, and if they both always moved at the same speed you would end up damaging your tires and possibly other mechanical parts.

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Why Is a Locking Differential A Good Thing

While in general driving you want your wheels to be able to spin independently for comfortable turning, this can result in a loss of traction in some circumstances. If one wheel slips on ice, the differential may continue sending power to that wheel, causing it to spin, while the wheel that has not slipped may have less power.

Also if one wheel gets stuck, but the other is free (like what might happen when off-roading in mud or over rocks) then the differential might continue sending power to that wheel, making it spin wildly, while not really helping you get out of the mud.

automatic locking rear differential on a 2015 GMC CanyonWith a locking differential (whether automatic, or activated by the driver), the powered wheels can be united. This allows drivers to have better traction, and can be extremely helpful either for getting out of mud and snow, climbing rocks on the trail, or maintaining traction in a snow storm.

While a driver shouldn’t keep their differential locked in highway driving, it can be very useful when off-roading, or in some high-performance driving situations. Some vehicles that feature locking differentials include off-road models of the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado, and the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1.

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10-11-19

The Duramax Diesel is Available on the 2017 Sierra HD

2017 GMC Sierra HD Duramax Diesel

Remember how we wrote that the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD was getting a new turbo-diesel engine that promises to offer even more power, torque and handling? Well, we have even better news for folks who love the refined quality of the GMC brand! The new 2017 GMC Sierra HD Duramax Diesel is the same powerful engine featuring the same advantages! Keep reading for details.

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Power and Torque on the 2017 Sierra HD Diesel

The redesigned 2017 GMC Sierra Duramax diesel engine will be able to deliver even better horsepower and torque for the new year, which can mean even more confident towing with better fuel economy. This 6.6-litre diesel V8 will be able to deliver an SAE-certified 445 horsepower and a net torque of 910 pound-feet. That is a huge increase from the 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque which was available on the 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD.

We are anticipating that this increase in power and torque will lead to an increase in towing power as well. The current Sierra 2500HD can tow up to 8,165 kg with fifth-wheel towing and 6,577 kg with conventional towing.

2017 GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel in black

Segment Firsts on the Diesel 2017 Sierra HD

Features like a re-melt piston bowl rim, a Venturi Jet Drain Oil Separator, and a closed loop glow plug temperature control are all new features on the redesigned Duramax 6.6-liter diesel, and great advantages for the segment.

Duramax Diesel with the Allison transmission

New premium diesel advantages of the 2017 Duramax

In addition to the inherent advantages of diesel fuel, the new 6.6-litre V8 Duramax will offer several other benefits. It will be available with B20 bio-diesel compatibility and Digital Steering Assist, as well as a new full-length damped steel oil pan and rocker/fuel system treatments that will contribute to a huge reduction in engine noise.

If you are interested in learning about the new Duramax diesel that will be available in the 2017 GMC Sierra HD, contact a Craig Dunn Motor City representative 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

How much space is inside the Sierra?

2019 GMC Sierra Interior Volume

Shoppers are thrilled to learn more about the 2019 GMC Sierra. This truck model is shaping the automotive world with its new features and design. We want to tell you more about what this vehicle has to offer. Let’s take a look at the 2019 GMC Sierra interior volume to show you how much space you and your family have inside. 


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Cabin Dimensions

The 2019 GMC Sierra has plenty of room for you and your passengers. With its crew cab, you can seat up to six passengers, plenty of room for the whole family. In the front row, you and your passengers have 44.53 inches of legroom. In the rear row of seats, they can relax with its 43.4 inches of legroom. This truck gives everyone inside the room they need. Now that you know more about the passenger volume of this vehicle, let’s take a look at the cargo bed sizes to see which one is right for you.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 front seating
2019 GMC Sierra rear row seating

Cargo Bed Sizes

There are two types of cargo beds for the 2019 GMC Sierra. There are the short box and the standard box. The short box offers you up to 69.92 inches of length for whatever you need to carry. The standard box is almost a foot longer with 79.44 inches. These boxes can give you lots of space for those big items you need to take with you.


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After looking at the 2019 GMC Sierra interior volume, you can see that this truck has all the room you need. We hope we helped you find what you were looking for. If you would like to learn more, you can check out our online inventory and schedule a test drive with us at Craig Dunn Motor City today.

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10-11-19

Is a Full-size or Midsize GMC Truck Best for You?

2016 GMC Sierra vs 2016 GMC Canyon

Truck shoppers in the market for a hard working truck may naturally lean toward the GMC brand, thanks to its premium power and refined interior and exterior quality. While many owners may know exactly the power and capabilities they want in their vehicle, some may be torn between a powerful full-sized model, or a midsize options. We’re going to compare the 2016 GMC Sierra vs the 2016 GMC Canyon so that truck shoppers can decide which model is best for them.

Body Style Options

Body style will be a significant difference between these two trucks, simply because of the distance between full- and midsize models. The 2016 GMC Canyon is offered in extended cab body style or a crew cab model with two bed-length options. The 2016 Sierra is available in two-door regular cab body style, double cab or crew cab models. Most of these body styles are available with a choice of bed lengths, most of which are longer than the beds available on the 2016 Canyon.

Maneuverability

While the 2016 GMC Sierra can certainly hold and handle larger payloads, truck owners often want a versatile vehicle that can also function well as a daily commuting vehicle. No matter what body style chosen, the 2016 GMC Canyon will be easier to park and maneuver through the press of city and town traffic when compared to its larger full-size sibling.

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Truck icon with empty bed

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Towing

The 2016 GMC Sierra can tow an award-winning maximum of 5,443 kilograms when properly equipped with the available max trailering package. The 2016 GMC Canyon, with its smaller build and dimensions, tops out at 3,039 kilograms.

Payload

When it comes to payload, the 2016 GMC Canyon has less sheer power, but still delivers impressive capability. This midsize truck can handle up to 657 kilograms of payload while the full-size 2016 Sierra can handle up to 1,025 kilograms.

Fuel Consumption

The mid-size Canyon is able to offer significantly better fuel efficiency than the 2016 Sierra. The 2016 GMC Canyon can make 13 L/100km in the city and 9.2 highway with its gas V6, compared to the Sierra’s 13.5 and 10 L/100km respectively.

Read More: 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel Fuel Efficiency

We hope this 2016 GMC Sierra vs 2016 GMC Canyon comparison has helped you figure out which of these great trucks best suits your needs and lifestyle. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive, feel free to contact us at Craig Dunn Motor City today.

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10-11-19

2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate Release Date

The GMC Sierra has long been one of the premium full-size trucks in Canada and North America, and for 2016 it is getting a new Denali Ultimate trim. Making its public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, the 2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate truck promises to offer an even more advanced set of features for the discerning driver. Keep reading for new information on this new model and the 2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate release date.

New 2016 Sierra Denali Ultimate features

Available only on four-wheel drive 1500 crew cab models with a 5’ 8” or 6’ 6” cargo bed, the 2016 Sierra Denali Ultimate features 22-inch wheels, a sunroof, chrome tow hooks, and safety technology like lane keeping assistance and IntelliBeam automatic headlights are also standard, as well as the specialized Tri-Mode Power Steps which will move back to become a step into the forward section of the cargo bed.

The 2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate will also feature a new front style, including an all-new Denali chrome grille and LED headlamps and taillamps. Interior touches will include top-quality soft-touch materials, aluminum trims, leather interior, and heated and ventilated front seats, as well as a host of top-notch technology features like Wi-Fi hotspot capability, smartphone connectivity, OnStar Remote link capability, and wireless smartphone charging.

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2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate Wheel close-up
2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate interior and dashboard view
2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate from an angle

2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate powertrain

The standard engine for the new Denali trim will be a 5.3-litre V8 matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Also available is a 6.2-litre V8 which produces a segment topping 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Active noise cancellation in this engine allows a quieter driving experience. Other technology like the segment-exclusive magnetic ride control and an integrated trailer break controller allow a smoother and more practical driving experience.

“The Sierra Denali has helped drive our growth of the premium portion within the light-duty crew cab segment,” said Mike Speranzini, brand director, GMC in Canada, in a recent press release. “This truck is the ultimate expression of the Sierra Denali with greater emphasis on the bold and refined presence and advanced features that make Denali models synonymous with precision and exclusivity.”

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2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate Release Date

The elite and stylish 2016 Sierra Denali Ultimate is scheduled to become available later in the first quarter of the new year. Contact a Craig Dunn Motor City sales professional today for more information about this excellent new trim or to schedule an advanced test drive.

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10-11-19

2019 GMC Sierra Denali Key Features

The GMC Sierra is full of surprises. It has plenty of storage, performance technology, and other amenities that shoppers will love. We want to show you some of the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali key features. We want to show you more of what this vehicle has in store. Let’s take a look and see what you like. 


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Convenience

The 2019 GMC Sierra Denali packs a lot of features into its cabin. When you sit behind the wheel, you can feel the comfortable temperature of your choice very quickly with the help of the dual zone automatic climate control system. Other forms of comfort come in the style of its HD rear view camera system. This gives you more perspective as you park or back up your vehicle. In the winter, you can also enjoy the heated seats and steering wheel.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali dashboard

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali grille

Entertainment

The Sierra Denali includes an 8-inch touch screen display with the Premium GMC Infotainment System with Navigation. This sound system includes SiriusXM stereo, Bluetooth® streaming audio for music and voice activated technology for hands-free phone use. All of these tools are ready to help drivers focus on the road while enjoying the benefits of this outstanding sound system.


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After looking at the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali key features, you can see that this model has a lot to offer you. This truck has luxurious amenities and forward-thinking technology that will make for a more satisfying driving experience. If you would like to learn more about the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali or any of our other GMC, Buick, or Chevy models, you can check out our online inventory to see what we have in store and schedule a test drive with us at Craig Dunn Motor City today.

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10-11-19

2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty Specs and Features

There are new models being announced, and we think you might like this one. The 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty is a powerful truck model that is designed to make the tough work easy. We want to show you how it does that by looking at the 2020 GMC Sierra heavy duty specs and features. Let’s take a look. 


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Trailering

The 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty comes equipped with a ProGrade Trailering system that has an available 15 cameras to help you hitch up your trailer. These cameras also have a transparent view to help you line up perfectly. The available iN∙Command® control system helps monitor select functions of compatibly equipped trailers through the myGMC mobile app. Now that you know more about its trailering features, let’s take a look at what else it has to offer.

2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty in black

2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty cargo box

Convenient Amenities

The 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty has several features to help you on your journey. It has an Auto Electric Park Brake and Tow/Haul mode to help while you’re staying or going. This truck model also has Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control as well as Trailer Sway Control to give you a helping hand when you are on unfavorable roads or in rough weather.


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We hope we helped you learn more about this vehicle with the help of the 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty specs and features. There is still a lot to learn. If you would like to learn more about this vehicle or any of our other GMC, Buick, or Chevy models, you can check out our online inventory to see what we have available and schedule a test drive with us at Craig Dunn Motor City today.

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10-11-19

What technology is inside the GMC Sierra 2500 HD?

2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Interior Features and Amenities

The GMC Sierra is a great truck that drivers will love. The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD gives drivers more options when it comes to engine power and towing strength. We want to talk to you about some of its other features. Let’s take a look at the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD interior features and amenities. 


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Convenience

The 2018 GMC Sierra has many interior features inside its cabin. The GMC Sierra 2500HD comes standard with a 60/40 folding rear seat. This seat gives you more options for your passengers and cargo. If you need more space, just fold the seat down. There is also a rear vision camera that can help you with exiting and parking. Now that you know a little more about this vehicle’s convenience features, let’s take a closer look at the Sierra 2500HD’s sound system.

2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD in black
2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD seating

Entertainment Options

When you are listening to the radio in your vehicle, you want options. Thankfully, the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD has a lot of options to offer. The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD comes equipped with a 7-inch touch screen display for its 6-speaker sound system. This infotainment system also has Bluetooth® for your phone to give you more choices for your listening pleasure.


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The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD interior features and amenities are ready to make improve your driving experience. If you would like to learn more about the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD or any of our other GMC, Buick, or Chevy models, you can check out our online inventory to see what we have available. Don’t forget to schedule your test drive with us at Craig Dunn Motor City online today.

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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 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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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10-11-19

Introducing the GMC Sierra All Terrain X

2018 GMC Sierra All Terrain X Specs and Features

We know that you’re looking for the truck that is right for you. That is why we will be giving you more details about a specific special edition of the 2018 GMC Sierra. The All Terrain X is an exciting special edition that drivers might enjoy. We will be exploring the 2018 GMC Sierra All Terrain X specs and features to show you what this truck can do. Let’s get started. 


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Performance Equipment

Power is the name of the game for the All Terrain X. This truck is equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that delivers 365 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. This engine power backs up the name of this special edition. Drivers can harness the power of the GMC Sierra All Terrain X whether they are on the road or in the middle of the wilderness.

2018 GMC Sierra All Terrain X grille
2018 GMC Sierra All Terrain X rear

Convenient Amenities

The 2018 GMC Sierra All Terrain X has a formidable exterior design. Its aggressive grille and other features give drivers the confidence they want while driving their new vehicle. There are also features inside that will excite. The Sierra All Terrain X comes standard with an advanced hill descent control system and high-performance LED headlamps, which include GMC’s signature LED daytime running lamps.


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There are more features inside the Sierra All Terrain X, but we thought these would be the ones that spark your interest. After looking at the 2018 GMC Sierra All Terrain X specs and features, you now have a better idea of what this vehicle has to offer. If you would like to learn more about the 2018 GMC Sierra or any of our other models, check out our online inventory and schedule a test drive with us at Craig Dunn Motor City today.

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10-11-19

2016 GMC Sierra Named Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion

When you’re looking for top fuel economy and towing prowess, there aren’t a lot of trucks that can handle both qualifications. That’s a big part of the reason that 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 was named Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion. Not only could it take first place against its rivals in straight towing, but it also delivered consistently excellent low fuel consumption numbers.

In the 2016 Texas Truck Showdown, editors from Cars.com, Pickuptrucks.com and MrTruck.com examined the 2016 GMC Sierra against rivals like the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra. Even stacked against this impressive company, the Sierra excelled in both towing and economy.

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Most Powerful Towing Powertrain

For the contest, the 2016 GMC Sierra was outfitted with its available 6.2-litre V8 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain offers 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This truck delivered on a max trailering rating of over 5,400 kilograms, and also got the best fuel economy when it was actually towing the trailer. No news yet on what kind of numbers were looking at, but overall the Sierra delivered on excellent performance in all the most important categories. The 2016 GMC Sierra named Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion is just the latest example of GMC vehicles taking home top awards for quality performance.

“This recognition validates everything GMC stands for: powerful truck capability uniquely coupled with premium appointments and refinement,” said Sierra Marketing Manager Stuart Pierce in a recent GMC press release. “Combined with bold new styling for 2016 and its crafted interior, the Sierra handles the toughest tasks in the utmost comfort.”

Featuring technology like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, this vehicle also made it possible to enjoy phone connectivity while on the road and the work site. We at Craig Dunn Motor City are so glad to be able to say that we have this truck on our lot! Come on over and check it out today.

Grille on the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500
2016 GMC Sierra on the road

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10-11-19

Which new pickup truck offers the most capability and versatility?

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2019 Toyota Tundra

Drivers near Winnipeg, MB have a lot of options when it comes to picking out a new pickup truck. However, there’s really only one option for shoppers searching for power, versatility and capability – and that’s with GMC! The new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 offers drivers multiple powerful and capable engine options that offer impressive efficiency in addition to amazing performance. Keep reading to see how the new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 compares to one of the toughest competitors: the 2019 Toyota Tundra!


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2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Engine Options and Capability

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 offers drivers near Winnipeg a number of available options, packages and more. In fact, the 2019 GMC Sierra offers the choice between Crew and Double Cab configurations, as well as the choice between a 2WD or a 4WD drivetrain. All GMC Sierra 1500 models offer a passenger capacity of six and up to 71.7 cubic feet (2.02 cubic meters) of cargo volume. Additionally, the new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 offers a host of new and exciting engine options, including:

  • 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine with Active Fuel Management™ (285-hp / 305 lb.-ft. torque)
  • 2.7-liter turbocharged engine (310-hp / 348 lb.-ft. torque)
  • 5.4-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with Active Fuel Management™ (355-hp / 383 lb.-ft. torque)
  • 5.4-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management™ (355-hp / 383 lb.-ft. torque)
  • 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management™ (420-hp / 460 lb.-ft. torque)

When properly equipped, the new 2019 GMC Sierra offers a maximum towing capacity of 12,200 pounds (5533.8 km). Additionally, the new GMC Sierra 1500 – when properly equipped – offers a maximum payload capacity of 2,160 pounds (979.8 km).

In comparison, the 2019 Toyota Tundra only offers two engine options: a 4.6-liter Aluminum i-FORCE V8 engine (310-hp / 327 lb.-ft. torque) and a 5.7-liter Aluminum i-FORCE V8 engine (381-hp / 401 lb.-ft. torque). When properly equipped, the new 2019 Toyota Tundra offers a maximum towing capacity of 10,100 pounds (4581.3 km).


2019 GMC Sierra 1500 near Winnipeg, MB

Shoppers looking for more information regarding the new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 are encouraged to contact or visit Craig Dunn Motor City today! Our friendly and knowledgeable team of professionals is here to help with all of your new GMC, Chevy and Buick needs! Schedule a test drive of a new GMC Sierra today!

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10-09-19

Introducing the new Sierra 2500HD

2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD in black

2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD Engine Performance and Features

The 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD has arrived at Craig Dunn Motor City. This truck has lots of power and is reliable no matter what the road throws at you. We want to tell you more about this vehicle and what it can do for you. Let’s take a look at the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD engine performance and features to get started.


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Engine Specs

The 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD comes standard with a Vortec® 6.0-liter V8 engine. This engine has 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. This truck has a lot of strength, which you can feel when your wrap your hands around the steering wheel. Now that you know more about this truck’s performance equipment, let’s take a look inside to see what kind of features can be found there.

2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD dashboard
2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD headlight

Interior Amenities

The 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD comes standard with plenty of features to help you enjoy your ride. This truck is equipped with a Rear View Camera to help you when you are parking and exiting. The Daytime Running Lights help you see what’s ahead of your no matter the time or weather, and the 7-inch GMC Infotainment System will help you enjoy the music you love.


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We hope we helped you find what you were looking for. After looking at the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD engine performance and features, you can see how these will help you have fun on the road wherever you go. If you would like to learn more about the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD or any of our other GMC, Buick or Chevy models, you can check out our online inventory to see what vehicles we have available and schedule a test drive with us at Craig Dunn Motor City today.

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