10-11-19

2016 Buick Cascada

Buick Cascada Release Date

This week the 2015 Detroit Auto Show revealed many new vehicles, including two from Buick, the Avenir and the Cascada. Both vehicles are completely new additions to the Buick lineup and they have the automotive industry buzzing. It’s always exciting when new vehicles are released. There’s so much to learn and explore. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the Buick Cascada release date.

The Buick Cascada is an all-new convertible style vehicle that seats up to four passengers. It pays special attention to detail and technology features. The Cascada is designed to create a fun driving experience with a stylish unique look. It has chrome accents, 20-inch aluminum wheels and a stainless steel exhaust tip along with the option of a soft top. The Cascada is powered by a 1.6L 200-hp turbocharged engine. Whether you drive with the top up or down, you will have a enjoy a powerful thrilling ride no matter what direction you’re headed.

Another exciting aspect for the Cascada is the available advanced technology features. The interior includes features such as OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot, remote start, rear vision camera, advanced Blue Intellilink with seven-inch-diagonal touch screen and a navigation system. The Cascada also has a variety of impressive safety features that will make drivers feel secure while on the road. Some of the safety technologies include forward collision alert, available lane departure warning, rollover protection and more.

The 2016 Buick Cascada is predicted to be available in Spring 2016. To learn more about the currently Buick lineup, visit Craig Dunn Motor City. We have a great variety of new Buick, GMC and Chevy vehicles to explore. You can also schedule a test drive today to see these impressive vehicles in person! Don’t forget to check back here to learn more about upcoming vehicles.

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10-11-19

Avenir Interior

Buick Avenir Interior

Recently Buick revealed the all-new 2015 Buick Avenir at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. The Avenir concept is already getting a lot of attention in the automotive world and it even won an EyesOn Design award for Innovative use of Colour, Graphics or Materials. In honor of this award, we’re going to take a closer look at the design and features of the Buick Avenir interior.

The overall design of the Buick Avenir pays close attention to detail. It draws a lot of its design inspiration from nature. The interior is full of graceful lines that mimic the movement and appearance of the water washing upon a shoreline. The interior trim team managed to create something functional and attractive with a dynamic flair. The interior design uses a combination of premium leather, suede, wood, chrome and acrylic. The designers even put a new spin on wood trim by using it to provide a more luxurious and natural appearance that adds to the openness of the interior.

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Every inch of the Buick Avenir was carefully and meticulously designed. The instrument panel has an acrylate panel which is carved to replicate three-dimensional wave-like patterns. This design is then layered under a smooth, high-gloss outer layer. When you look at the interior from various angles, you will notice a lot of movement and depth. The Buick Avenir is a well-thought out and executed design. The interior materials create an upscale environment that is comfortable and pleasing to look at. The Avenir is an impressive addition to the Buick lineup.

Here at Craig Dunn Motor City, we can’t wait to see the Buick Avenir in person. Even though it’s just a concept vehicle right now, we are excited to see if it gets the go-ahead to be produced for the public. We think it’s a great symbol of what we can expect from Buick in the future. To learn more about the GM vehicles on the horizon, check back here at the Craig Dunn Motor City blog often!

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10-11-19

What are Multimatic DSSV Dampers on the Chevy Colorado ZR2?

What are Multimatic DSSV Dampers on the Colorado ZR2?

The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 off-road optimized truck looks cool and comes with premium off-roading features, but one of the newest and most exciting features of this new model are the Multimatic DSSV dampers. Produced by Multimatic Inc. (a company based in Markham, Ontario!), these elite dampers have never been applied to an off-road vehicle before, but they promise to offer even better capability. Keep reading to learn what are Multimatic DSSV dampers on the Chevy Colorado ZR2, and what performance advantages they provide.


2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Photo Gallery

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.  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 here.

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Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve Technology

Along with front and rear electronically locking differentials, the Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers on the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 contribute to its ability to attack the track, the trail, or the daily commute with equal aplomb. While most vehicle dampers offers deflected-disk valving,  the DSSV dampers from Multimatic Inc. offer much better precision on and off the road.

The position-sensitive DSSV dampers house two spool valves that smooth both compression and rebound damping. A third, piston-mounted spool valve can also deliver additional compression damping during intense off-roading, and the front dampers have a separate rebound valve for use in rough driving, for example over rocks.

Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve Technology from the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
clear view of the Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve Technology

Do Other Vehicles Have Multimatic DSSV Dampers?

Multimatic DSSV damper technology was first used in the 2014 model of the Chevy Camaro Z/28 to allow that performance vehicle to handle intense track conditions with confidence. Their use in the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is the first time they have been applied to an off-road optimized vehicle.

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10-11-19

Chevrolet introduces 2018 Chevy Traverse

2018 Chevy Traverse features and specs

Earlier this week, Chevy introduced the brand-new 2018 Chevy Traverse. You know our team here at Craig Dunn Motor City likes to keep you up-to-date on all things Chevy, and we definitely believe that secrets don’t make friends. Read on for some insider information about the 2018 Chevy Traverse!

2018 Chevy Traverse exterior styling

Chevy will add two new trim levels to the 2018 Traverse: a sporty RS trim and a high-end High Country trim. All trims will feature chrome accents, LED lighting, seating for up to eight and a longer wheelbase than past model years.

You might also be interested in: 2018 Chevy Traverse Teaser Image

2018 Chevy Traverse engine options

The 2018 Chevy Traverse is expected to have two engine options: a new 3.6-liter V6 engine that will offer 10 percent more horsepower than the current model and a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Both engines will come equipped with Start/Stop technology, and all trim levels will come standard with Traction Mode Select, regardless of which engine the trim is equipped with.

2018 Chevy Traverse safety features

Chevy is dedicated to keeping its drivers and passengers as safe as possible, so it will implement some new safety features to the 2018 Traverse including: Surround Vision, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Automatic Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking and Forward Collision Alert. The 2018 Traverse will also come standard with Teen Driver, which allows parents to preset controls and later review performance. This advanced technology is designed to help build safe driving habits for young drivers.

Learn about the 2017 Chevy Traverse!

While the 2018 Chevy Traverse won’t be arriving in showrooms across the country for quite some time, keep an eye on our blog and we’ll be sure to let you know when it arrives at Craig Dunn Motor City. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about this great new SUV. Want to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Chevy Traverse while you wait for the 2018 Traverse to arrive? No problem! Schedule an obligation-free test drive online and we’ll get you in the driver’s seat and on the road!

Say Hello to the 2018 Traverse!

Say Hello to the 2018 Traverse!

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Will Special Edition 2017 Chevy SUVs Be Available in Canada?

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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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New Back Seat Notification on the 2017 Acadia

New Back Seat Notification on the 2017 Acadia

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10-11-19

2017 Chevy Sonic Canadian Debut

This year at the Vancouver International Auto Show, we saw the Canadian debut of two small cars that are guaranteed to be game-changers. One was the all-electric 2017 Chevy Bolt. The other was the 2017 Chevy Sonic, which brings an elegant new style and top connectivity technology to the sedan and hatchback small car game. Keep reading for a few exciting powertrain and connectivity facts we’ve learned thanks to the 2017 Chevy Sonic Canadian debut.

2017 Sonic Powertrain

2017 Chevy Sonic hatchback in redFor 2017, the Chevy Sonic is getting a new standard 1.8-liter Ecotec engine that should deliver similar fuel economy numbers to the 2016 Chevy Sonic. Details aren’t yet available. The 138-horsepower 1.4-litre Ecotec turbo with return again as an optional engine with premium acceleration.

Advanced Safety Options

A rearview camera will now be standard on all models of the Chevy Sonic. In addition to standard safety technology like 10 standard air bags, Stabilitrack electronic stability control and antilock braking, the 2017 Chevy Sonic will be available with Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warnings, and Rear Park Assist.

Premium connectivity in the 2017 Sonic

Some of the most exciting features on the new Sonic are the comfort and connectivity features of the interior. The 2017 model will be the first in its segment to offer a power driver’s seat. Other features like keyless entry and ignition and available heated seats and steering wheel will also be available.

A seven-inch touchscreen will also be available that will have 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability. This system will also be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, meaning that enabled smartphones will be able to connect even more easily to the infotainment system of this zippy small vehicle.

Read More: Android Auto Update for 2016 General Motors Vehicles

2017 Chevy Sonic Canadian Release Date

With the arrival of the 2017 Bolt and 2017 Sonic, Chevy will be introducing seven new or completely redesigned vehicles for the model year. The 2017 Chevy Sonic will go on sale in North America in fall, but there is no news yet on a specific Canadian release date. Keep watching this blog for the latest information. You can also schedule your test drive at Craig Dunn Motor City in advance online.

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10-11-19

2018 Chevy Equinox Canadian Starting Price

While car shoppers may want all the bells and whistles, they also long for pricing that is affordable for families or individuals. Fortunately, the well-equipped 2018 Chevy Equinox offers both top-quality features and a reasonable base MSRP. Keep reading to learn the 2018 Chevy Equinox Canadian starting price, and more about the great features available in this new compact SUV.


2018 Chevy Equinox Powertrain Options

2018 Chevy Equinox Powertrain Options

There are plenty of great new features and advantages that are going to be available when the 2018 Chevy Equinox is released sometime next year, but new engine and transmission enhancements on this great compact crossover SUV are some of the most exciting features. Keep reading to learn more about the new 2018 Chevy Equinox powertrain options.

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2018 Chevy Equinox Canadian Starting Price

The 2018 Chevy Equinox to be released in Canada in the first quarter of 2017 will have a starting MSRP of $26,995. This price will include freight charges and air conditioning taxes, but not other fees and taxes. We assume that this base price will be for an LS trim 2018 Equinox outfitted with the base 1.5-litre turbocharged gasoline engine with front-wheel drive.Some standard features that will come on the 2018 Chevy Equinox include the Teen Driver safe driving system, a seven-inch colour touchscreen display on the Chevy MyLink infotainment system (which can be upgraded to an eight-inch screen), compatible Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability (though a additional data plan costs and coverage map limits may apply).

Remote start and heated seats will also be standard in Canadian models of the 2018 Chevy Equinox.

2018 Chevy Equinox with Apple CarPlay connectivity

Elite Available Features on the 2018 Equinox

While we don’t yet know the Canadian pricing breakdown for the advanced LT and Premier trims of the 2018 Chevy Equinox, we do know some of the advanced features that will be available in this compact SUV. Some of them include advanced safety features that can help drivers avoid accidents, and an advanced transmission and engine option. Contact a member of the Craig Dunn Motor City sales team to learn more about this great vehicle near Winnipeg MB.

Chevy debuts 2018 Chevy Equinox

Chevy debuts 2018 Chevy Equinox

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Compare the 2017 and 2018 Chevy Equinox

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10-11-19

2018 Chevy Traverse Canadian release date

Ever since Chevy debuted the 2018 Chevy Traverse, we haven’t been able to get the new mid-size crossover off of our minds. We’ve already filled you in on the features and specifications that will be offered on the vehicle, so now we’re going to give you some insider information about when the 2018 Traverse will arrive in Canada!

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When will the 2018 Chevy Traverse arrive in Canada?

The 2018 Chevy Traverse is set to hit the Canadian market in the fall of 2017, and we couldn’t be more excited. The 2018 Traverse is going to be perfect for Canadian families with 4×4 mode and Snow mode helping us navigate the harsh winters, and the wide variety of technology features and options will definitely keep the whole family entertained while on the road.

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While the 2018 Chevy Traverse isn’t set to arrive at dealerships around the country until this fall, keep an eye on our blog and we’ll be sure to let you know when we welcome the new mid-size SUV to Craig Dunn Motor City. In the meantime, feel free to stop in and test drive the 2017 Traverse, or any of the vehicles in our inventory for that matter! Have any additional questions we didn’t answer? If so, feel free to give our team a call today and we’ll get all of your questions answered!

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How much does a Chevy Traverse cost?

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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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Heavy-Duty Sierra All Terrain X Announced!

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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

When will the 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel be released in Canada?

When Chevy announced that the 2017 Chevy Cruze would have a diesel engine option, we were excited to say the least. The diesel engine will be paired with the driver’s choice of either a 6-speed manual transmission or 9-speed automatic transmission. Wondering when the 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel will arrive in Canadian showrooms? Read on for details!

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2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel Canadian release date

The 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel is set to arrive in showrooms around the country during the first half of 2017, so make sure to keep an eye on our blog and we’ll let you know when the new sedan makes it Craig Dunn Motor City. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to our team with any questions about the upcoming vehicle!

Read more: GM Canada discounts available at Craig Dunn Motor City

The 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel won’t be released until a little later this year, but drivers interested in meeting the 2017 Chevy Cruze sedan up close and in person are encouraged to schedule an obligation-free test drive online. Have additional questions about the sedan before hopping in the driver’s seat? No problem! Feel free to contact a member of our team or drop us a line in the comments below!

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New Changes for 2020 GMC Models!

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10-11-19

2018 GMC Yukon Canadian release date

The 2018 GMC Yukon is set to go on sale in Canada later this fall, and our team at Craig Dunn Motor City couldn’t be more excited. To help us prepare for the vehicle’s upcoming arrival, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at the features and specifications that you’ll find when you finally get to meet the SUV in person. The 2018 Yukon Denali will feature a new Hydra-Matic 10-speed transmission, which will be paired with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes 420 horsepower, a new multidimensional grille styling, and a wide gear ratio spread. Additional standard features will include:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • 8-inch Infotainment System
  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™
  • Multiple USB ports
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • OnStar Basic Plan for five years
  • In-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
2018 GMC Yukon Denali exterior styling updates
2018 GMC Yukon Denali features and specs

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Drivers with additional questions about the features and specifications that will be offered on the 2018 GMC Yukon are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Craig Dunn Motor City. And although the 2018 GMC Yukon won’t be arriving until this fall, make sure to keep an eye on our blog and we’ll let you know when we welcome the SUV to our dealership!

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10-11-19

2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Off-Road Features

wheel and shocks of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 offers similar maneuverable dimensions and powertrain options as compared to the standard Chevy Colorado, but it does offer some significant differences. Two main features are a wider track and a lifted suspension, which offers up to two inches more ground clearance. Other great off-roading features on the new Chevy Colorado ZR2 include:

  • Front and rear locking differentials
  • Multimatic DSSV damper technology for enhanced handling and performance
  • Steel-tube rocker protectors and modified front and rear bumpers
  • Skid plates for radiator, engine oil pan, and transfer case
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels with 31-inch Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires
  • Four-wheel drive with nine drive configurations
  • Available bed-mounted spare tire

Powertrain on the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2

Buyers of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 with have two engine options. A new 3.6-litre V6 gas engine will be able to produce 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. This engine will come mated to the class-exclusive Hydra-Matic eight-speed automatic transmission. The Colorado ZR2 will also be available with a Duramax diesel engine rated for 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, which also provides excellent fuel consumption numbers.

We’re not sure when we can expect the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 to be released in North America, but keep watching this blog, or contact a member of our Craig Dunn Motor City sales team, for updates as we get them.

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What are Multimatic DSSV Dampers on the Chevy Colorado ZR2?

New Engine and Transmission on the 2017 Chevy Colorado

New Engine and Transmission on the 2017 Chevy Colorado

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10-11-19

2017 Chevy Bolt EV One-Pedal Driving

When some people drive, you could joke that they use only one pedal: the accelerator. However, with the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV that joke can be a reality in some situations. One-pedal driving on this electric vehicle can offer top efficiency. Keep reading to learn more about 2017 Chevy Bolt EV one-pedal driving and the fuel savings that are possible with this vehicle.

Read More: How Can the eAssist Powertrain Help Fuel Consumption? 

How Does 2017 Chevy Bolt EV One-Pedal Driving Work?

information screen in the 2017 Chevy Bolt EVUsing four different select-able modes, drivers of the 2017 Bolt EV are able to choose the optimal driving experience. When operating in Drive and simply easing off the accelerator, regenerative braking will kick in to help transfer the energy lost from deceleration into fresh battery power. Using the Regen on Demand paddle on the steering wheel can even increase this effect, and work to partially slow the vehicle without the use of the brake.

When operating in the Low driving mode, drivers can again easy off the accelerator and preserve a good amount of energy. Using the Regen on Demand paddle in this situation can greatly slow the 2017 Chevy Bolt, and even bring it to a complete stop without the use of the brake pedal (in some situations).

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV should be able to provide up to 320 kilometers of electric range when fully charged.

Will the Chevy Bolt Come to Manitoba?

While nothing exactly like these select-able modes and one-pedal braking is available on most GM vehicles, advantages like regenerative braking have been used on models like the 2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist powertrain.

We are confident that some day the premium Chevy Bolt EV (or an even better all-electric vehicle) will be available in Manitoba and at Craig Dunn Motor City in Portage La Prairie. However, we do not yet have this vehicle available in our new car inventory. If you are interested in learning more about the possibilities of electric automotive design, feel free to contact one of our sales team!

2017 Chevy Bolt EV chassis and battery

Check Out Pricing on the 2017 Cruze Diesel

Check Out Pricing on the 2017 Cruze Diesel

What are Multimatic DSSV Dampers on the Chevy Colorado ZR2?

What are Multimatic DSSV Dampers on the Chevy Colorado ZR2?

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10-11-19

2017 Buick LaCrosse premier at the LA Auto Show

Like visual information, technical details on the 2017 Buick LaCrosse are fairly light on the ground, but we do know that a premium quiet, comfortable, and premium Buick driving experience are going to be focuses on the new LaCrosse. Cutting-edge refined technology like a new five-link rear suspension (a feature hard to find even on other full-size luxury models) and an all-new stronger but lighter chassis are at the forefront of those changes.

Read More: 2016 Chevy Camaro makes its Canadian Premier

2017 Buick LaCrosse new grille

For now, the elegant new dark waterfall grille (pictured at the top of this blog) is the only feature that we’re certain about. Featuring a new multi-coloured, three-shield Buick insignia fixed on a sweeping element that spans the entire width of the grille, this new design prefigures new styling changes coming on future Buick vehicles. This grille style was inspired by the 1954 Wildcat II concept, and first revealed on the 2015 Avenir concept. It will be universally adapted by all Buick models by 2018.

Read More: Why Do Cars Even Need Grilles?

2015 Buick Avenir Concept vehicle

Is it possible that the 2017 Buick LaCrosse will take other design clues from the stylish and sinuous 2015 Buick Avenir concept vehicle? No one here at Craig Dunn can say for sure until the end of November and the big reveal, but given the elegant look and premium materials that were featured in that concept (pictured below), we’d be really excited for the future of the LaCrosse if that was the case.

Exterior view of the 2015 Buick Avenir concept
Interior view of the 2015 Avenir concept Buick
Interior back seat view of the 2015 Buick Avenir
View of the 2015 Buick Avenir from the rear

2017 Buick LaCrosse Canadian Debut and New Features

2017 Buick LaCrosse Canadian Debut and New Features

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10-11-19

What’s New on the 2017 Chevy Trax?

The Chevy Trax is a fuel-efficient and engaging small crossover that delivers the driving height and spaciousness of an SUV with the drive-ability of a small car. We are so excited that we now have a 2017 Chevy Trax release date, and some information on the refreshed look and tech of this already excellent vehicle.

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2017 Chevy Trax Release Date

2017 Chevy Trax driving away with a new rear fascia

The 2017 Chevy Trax will be released to dealerships starting this fall, and will features some fairly significant changes inside and out. Some things will remain the same. The 1.4-litre Ecotec turbo from the 2016 Chevy Trax will return mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It will deliver 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.

2017 Chevy Trax Refreshed Exterior

While the Trax will remain recognizable, there have been several tweaks to give it a sleeker and more powerful look. A new dual port grille and stylishly elongated headlights will allow this compact SUV to integrate design language first seen in the 2016 Chevy Cruze and 2016 Chevy Malibu. The rear fascia will also be all new.

For 2017 the Trax will be available in LS, LT, and a new Premier trim. We don’t have all the details yet, but the Premier will feature specialty lighting.

Technology and Cabin Upgrades for the 2017 Trax

Inside the cabin the 2017 Chevy Trax will also be delivering on premium new and enhanced features. The dashboard has been revised for a feeling of spacious sophistication, and certain features (like the 7-inch MyLink touchscreen display) have been adjusted to be even more driver friendly. Powerful 4G LTE Wi-Fi will continue to be available. Other excellent available technology features new or improved on the 2017 Chevy Trax include:

Refreshed interior of the 2017 Chevy Trax

Contact one of our sales representatives at Craig Dunn Motor City for an estimated dealership arrival date for the 2017 Chevy Trax or to learn more about this great new vehicle.

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Will Special Edition 2017 Chevy SUVs Be Available in Canada?

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10-11-19

Will Special Edition 2017 Chevy SUVs Be Available in Canada?

With the announcement of the 2017 Chevy Equinox Special editions available later this year, we are wondering if other special edition Chevy SUVs will be available in Canada. We don’t have any solid information about this yet, but we know that Chevrolet is expanding the U.S. production of special edition 2017 Chevy SUVs, and it’s possible that this new inventory will be available in Canada as well.

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What special edition 2017 Chevy SUVs may be available in Canada?

We have an entire post about the 2017 Chevy Equinox special editions that will be available in Canada (classic black Midnight and Summit White Sport models), but what other special edition 2017 Chevy SUVs can we hope for? According to recent Chevrolet announcements, the U.S. market will be getting not only the 2017 Chevy Equinox specialty models, but also special edition 2017 Trax and 2017 Traverse models.

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2017 Trax Midnight Edition

The Trax Midnight Edition, which was introduced in 2016, seems scheduled to return on the refined 2017 model, though we don’t have an estimated time for that. We would be surprised if the 2016 edition was the only run of this popular option. Like the Equinox and Chevy Silverado Midnight Editions, this model will be completely blacked out, including the wheels and the front Chevrolet bow-tie.

2017 Chevy Traverse Graphite

Available only on the 2LT model (and with all the advantages of that advanced trim), the Graphite Edition of the 2017 Chevy Traverse will feature 20-inch Dark Charcoal wheels, black Chevrolet bow-tie branding, an integrated step assist and dual exhaust. Exterior color options will be Mosaic Black Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Siren Red, and Iridescent Pearl. We enjoy this confident new look on the popular Traverse.

Again, here at Craig Dunn Motor City in Portage La Prairie MB we don’t have solid information about the availability of these special editions in our area, except for Chevy Equinox. If you are interested in one of these special addition 2017 Chevy SUVs, contact a member of our sales team or keep an eye on our inventory.

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10-11-19

2017 Buick Enclave Sport Touring Canadian Release Date

Scheduled to go on sale across Canada this summer, the 2017 Buick Enclave Sport Touring Edition will be available on Leather and Premium trim levels, and in White Frost Tricoat, Crimson Red Metallic and Ebony Twilight Metallic exterior colours. This model will be laden with features, much like the 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring Edition, and sport specific exterior styling accents.

The unique grille on the 2017 Enclave Sport Touring Edition is one of the vehicle’s special exterior accents. In contrast to other Buick vehicles with new tri-colored brand badging, this grille has a silver and black Buick shield and Satin Black Ice accents. This Sport Touring Edition also rides on 20-inch chrome-covered wheels with Black Satin Ice accents.

Black Satin Ice grille of the 2017 Buick Enclave Sport Touring Edition
2017 Buick Enclave Sport Touring Edition wheel design

“The industry doesn’t have many success stories better than the Buick Enclave,” said Mike Speranzini, brand director, Buick in Canada, in a Buick press release. “It has created a new generation of Buick customers and delivered on their expectations again and again. The Sport Touring Edition is a great update for our flagship crossover SUV as the Buick family continues to grow this year.”

With three-rows of generous seating, and the premium Buick QuietTuning noise dampening system, the 2017 Buick Enclave Sport Touring Edition promises to be a stylish and engaging transportation option for families that need plenty of interior space. An Enclave Bronze Edition will also be available. For more information on this model’s Canadian release date, or when we might get to see it at Craig Dunn Motor City near Winnipeg, contact a member of our sales team.

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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.

Buick Avista grille
Buick Avista futuristic interior

Read More: How Does Magnetic Ride Control Work?

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.

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10-11-19

New Cruze Hatchback Introduced for 2017 Model Year

We’ve long loved the Chevy Cruze with its compact power, performance and comfort, and the changes made to the 2016 Chevy Cruze sedan have only enhanced the capability of this excellent vehicle. But now Chevrolet has revealed that we have something even more exciting to look forward to in 2017! The 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch will deliver on the same Cruze quality with a new hatchback body style.

2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch Release Date

The 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch will go on sale at dealerships in fall of 2016. Keep an eye on this blog for updates on the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback release date and estimated arrival to Craig Dunn Motor City.

2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch Interior Dimensions

The hatchback incarnation of the Chevy Cruze will offer the same impressive wheelbase, but changes to the rear will open up space in the back by a large margin. The Cruze Hatch will have an available 524 litres of cargo space in back, which can expand dramatically to 1,336  litres with the rear seats folded down. The 60/40 split in back also means that there are diverse cargo and passenger options.

2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch side view
2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch interior cargo space
View of the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch hatchback door

Trim Levels on the 2017 Cruze Hatch

The standard Chevy Cruze is available in L, LS, LT, and Premier trim levels and the sport optimized RS package. The 2017 Cruze Hatch will be available in LT and Premier trims with an RS package available. The standard powertrain is a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine featuring direct injection technology and stop/start engine functions to optimize efficiency.

Read More: Canadian Pricing for the 2016 Chevy Cruze Across Trim Levels

Each Cruze Hatch will come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity through the MyLink radio system, and be available with 4G LTE with a Wi-Fi hotspot. Some available features include heated steering wheel and seating, leather upholstery, projector-beam headlamps, a Teen Driver feature, and rear parking assistance.

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