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Introducing the GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X

The GMC Sierra 2500HD is already regarded as one of the toughest pickup trucks on the road. But now thanks to an all-new edition, the Sierra is even tougher than ever. It’s called the GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X – and it’s ready to take on the road less traveled.

The All Terrain X package has previously only been offered on the Sierra 1500 and the Canyon. But this year, the 2500HD gets the special treatment. The All Terrain X comes with incredible updates that are sure to handle any road like a champ. A Z71 off-road suspension package and skid plates ensure that the underside of your truck will be protected.

It’s not just about performance, though. All Terrain X trucks get aggressive details like 18-inch aluminum wheels, black mirrors, black sport bar, black side steps, and a black grille. Don’t worry, though, if Onyx Black isn’t for you, you can get the same features in Summit White.

On the inside, you’ll get sleek and comfortable style to match your aggressive interior. Features like remote-start and a wireless phone charger will make your drives easier. Plus, adjustable pedals, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel give you luxurious comfort.

Keep your eyes peeled for All Terrain X!

GMC Announces 2016 Sierra Trailering Enhancements

Forget the trailering of the 2016 Sierra’s predecessors. The 2016 GMC Sierra is here with trailering enhancements that will have you at your top towing game.

Newly available features on the Sierra’s trailering system include a gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailering prep package and a trailering camera system with built-in technologies.

You’ll have the gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailering prep package on the Sierra Heavy Duty models. This fifth-wheel package strengthens towing capabilities and allows you to tow even larger trailers than before.

2016 GMC Sierra 1500
2016 GMC Sierra 1500

You can get the trailering camera system for the Sierra 1500 and all HD models. This system was developed by Echomaster and reduces blind spots when you’re driving on the highway or reversing with a trailer.

“GMC’s reputation was forged on the ability to perform heavy work with a premium touch, and these new options do more to make that work comfortable and confident,” said Stuart Pierce, Sierra Marketing  Manager.

Having these technologies not only makes the 2016 Sierra stronger than ever, but more capable, too. With these updates, you’ll be able to tow anything easier and with more peace of mind. Ask Crawford Buick GMC about these features when you pay us a visit!

GMC Named KBB Most Refined Brand in 2016 Brand Image Awards

GMC was named the KBB Most Refined Brand in the non-luxury market in the 2016 Brand Image Awards, announced by the website in late March.

Kelley Blue Book determines the winners of the Brand Image Awards based on data from customers who participate in KBB’s Strategic Insights’ Brand Watch study, which surveys more than 12,000 customers through the website. The study determines what factors make customers pick certain brands or vehicles, as well as what determines brand familiarity and loyalty.

GMC has received this award three years in a row, repeatedly receiving praise for its refined design and features while maintaining rugged performance and image. The luxury Denali badging is a big part of GMC’s win, which offers luxury without compromising GMC’s image.

Denali Lineup
Current GMC Denali Lineup

In 2015, nearly a quarter of GMC sales were Denali vehicles, with the sub-brand alone outselling numerous luxury automakers. Since its introduction in 1999, more than 850,000 Denali vehicles have been sold in the US.

GMC Canyon & Sierra Earn KBB.com’s Best Resale Value Awards

Two GMC models have been recognized in KBB.com’s Best Resale Value Awards, including the GMC Canyon and Sierra. This is the second consecutive time the two models are ranked in the top 10.

“A vehicle’s resale value is of critical importance, because a vehicle with high resale value will typically be less expensive to own over time than a similar vehicle with poorer resale value,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director of Kelley Blue Book.

The 2016 GMC Canyon was ranked 3rd in the Best Resale Value Awards, with a projected resale value of 70.7% after three years and of 59.5% after five years. The 2016 GMC Sierra was projected to retain 57% of its value after three years and 48% after five. KBB.com’s projections are derived from current vehicle and sales data, market conditions, competition within segments, and expectations of the future economy.

2016 GMC Canyon
2016 GMC Canyon

Unless you intend to drive your vehicle until it literally falls apart beyond repair, these projections give you a good idea of the kind of value you can get back from your GMC Canyon or Sierra several years down the line. And, they’re already a great deal at Crawford Buick GMC before taking resale value into account!

GMC Adds All-New Duramax Diesel Engine Option to Canyon’s Offerings

2015 GMC Canyon
2015 GMC Canyon

After re-entering the mid-size truck segment last year, the 2016 GMC Canyon is shaking up the competition once again, adding an all-new Duramax diesel engine to its list of available powertrains. The turbo-diesel engine makes no apologies as it raises the standard for the segment.

Rated at 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, the engine provides a trailering capacity of up to 7,700 lbs for two-wheel drive models. In addition to its incredible hauling capabilities, the new 2.8-liter engine is expected to provide impressive fuel efficiency as well.

Along with the game-changing diesel engine, the 2016 Canyon will also offer an all-new integrated trailer brake controller and smart diesel exhaust brake system. The engine is paired to a standard six-speed automatic transmission.

“A diesel engine was part of the Canyon’s portfolio plan from the beginning, meaning the chassis, suspension and other elements of its architecture were engineered to support it,” said Scott Yackley, who served as assistant chief engineer. “That means there are no compromises with the Canyon diesel. It offers exceptional capability delivered with a confident feeling of control.”

Mark your calendars: the 2016 GMC Canyon with the available Duramax diesel engine is set to arrive this fall.

GMC’s Precision Ad Campaign partners with Pro Athletes

GMC LogoIt appears GMC has been hitting the gym to not only bulk up the look of its newest lineup, but also to partner with pro athletes in its newest ad campaign entitled “Precision.”

Highlighting the car company’s dedication to accuracy and detail found in its design and engineering accomplishments, one TV ad entitled “Fastball” features a San Francisco Giants left-handed relief pitcher throwing the ball over the corner of the plate, striking out his opponent with great skill and—obviously—precision. GMC’s precision ad campaign also features Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors and menswear craftsmen.

“For discerning GMC customers, Professional Grade has evolved to mean exacting attention to detail and fine craftsmanship in everything they do and purchase,” Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC sales and marketing, said in a statement. “Precision is a core attribute of the brand and is reflected in GMC’s continued momentum.”

The GMC “Precision” lineup includes the Acadia SUV, Canyon midsize pickup, Savana van, Sierra full-size pickup, Terrain crossover, Yukon, and Yukon XL SUVs, so be sure to visit Crawford Buick GMC.

GMC and Buick Shine in 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Three GMC vehicles and one Buick vehicle have been ranked among the most dependable vehicles in the 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study: the GMC Sierra 1500 in the full-size light-duty pickup segment, the Yukon in the large SUV segment, the Terrain in the compact SUV segment, and the Buick LaCrosse in the large car segment.

2015 GMC Yukon
2015 GMC Yukon – Recognized in the 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Every year, J.D. Power tracks vehicles in their third year of ownership to determine those with the highest level of dependability and reliability, ranking the top three in each automotive segment. This is determined based on the amount of problems reported per 100 vehicles (PP100).

The Buick and GMC brands themselves were ranked highly: the former was 2nd, the highest of any non-luxury brand, and GMC was 10th, both performing far better than the industry average PP100 of 147.

Though it analyzes 2012 model year vehicles, the 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study is still a great tool for picking out the best models and brands when it comes to reliability. You can find all of the models mentioned above at Crawford Buick GMC!

Buick and GMC November Sales At Highest Since Early 2000s

Buick and GMC November SalesBlack Friday helped Buick and GMC November sales reach their highest point since 2003 and 2001, respectively.

For Buick, sales rose 13.8 percent year-over-year and 27 percent year-to-date, led by strong performances by the premium LaCrosse sedan and the compact Encore SUV. The former experienced its best November sales result since 2005 with 53 percent growth while the latter continued to bring new customers to Buick with total sales increasing by 55.7 percent.

Over at GMC, retail sales were up 31.1 percent, marking the best November sales result in 13 years and the 10th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. At the top of the charts was the new heavy-duty 2015 Sierra full-size pickup truck, which was up 57 percent to 22,458 sales, the model’s best November ever.

Another popular vehicle was the 2015 GMC Canyon, whose signature style and strength consistently attracts customers here at Crawford Buick GMC. Despite arriving at the dealership in late September, the 2015 Canyon has only stuck around for 12 days on average before finding an owner!

2015 Hennessey Supercharged GMC Denali Goes From 0 to 60 in 4.5 Seconds

Hennessey is at it again. The Texas-based performance engineering company known for packing insane amounts of horsepower into already-powerful cars, has created a 2015 Hennessey Supercharged GMC Denali that packs a serious punch.

Hennessey doesn’t discriminate, and has proven that even SUVs can get in on the horsepower war. Hennessey took a 2015 Yukon Denali equipped with a 6 viagra ordonnance.2-liter V8 and the HPE650 Supercharged Upgrade package, and added a 2.9-liter supercharger system. The supercharger system boosts the Denali’s already-powerful 420 horsepower engine to put out a ridiculous yet awesome 665 hp and 658 lb-ft of torque.

So what does all this power come down to? A Denali that can go from 0 to 60 in a measly 4.5 seconds, that’s what. That’s as fast as a 2014 Ford Mustang GT—an impressive feat to be sure. The Denali weighs 5,800 pounds, and isn’t exactly aerodynamic, if you know what we mean. Despite those logistics, the test driver in a video on digitaltrends.com launches the Denali from the start line and completes a quarter mile in just 13.1 seconds.

We think Digital Trends put it best when they called the supercharged Denali a 13-second quarter-mile mom-mobile. This Denali would certainly make school pick-up duty a bit more exciting.

Stop by Crawford Buick GMC to check out the powerful Denali. Though it might not be the supercharged version, we think you’ll be impressed at just how much power it packs.

Big Changes Coming to the GMC Brand

changes coming to the GMC brandIn a recent interview with Edmunds.com, Buick-GMC Vice President Duncan Aldred laid out some possible changes coming to the GMC brand. Among these changes was the introduction of a new flagship SUV, as well as the possibility of a vehicle that could challenge the Jeep Wrangler.

Aldred took on his position earlier this year, and already has big plans for the brand, “I have come here to do a job and change the face of the brand,” he declared.

While Aldred said GMC currently doesn’t have any plans to add new models to the lineup, the automaker is still in the brainstorming stage. He said, “There is plenty of room everywhere in the hierarchy.”

If GMC goes through with these additional models, it could really help redefine the brand and give it a more specific mission. Perhaps GMC could focus more on offering off-road type vehicles, as well as vehicles that can haul and tow your boat and camper.

The current GMC lineup includes the GMC Canyon, Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, and upscale Yukon Denali. What type of vehicles would you love to see GMC add to its lineup?