Production of the previous generation of the GMC Canyon ended in July when the last one rolled off the line at GM's Shreveport, LA plant, which is now closed. Tony DiSalle, the VP of Marketing for Buick/GMC, has confirmed that rumors of a next-gen Canyon are well-based.
Now, spy shots taken in Michigan provide an early glimpse at a possible 2014 GMC Canyon with a beefed-up look for the American market.
The ascendancy of the GMC crossover continues. In September, the GMC Acadia and GMC Terrain combined to post company's best total and retail crossover sales ever. Individual customers purchased 13 percent more Terrains year-over-year, while sales to individual customers of the three-row Acadia went up 22 percent over the same period.
As recently as the 2006 model year, GMC was strictly a line of trucks, SUVs, and vans. Then, in 2007, the brand entered...
A car is one of the
largest investments anyone will ever make in their life, so they want to
choose one that is right for them. In addition, most vehicle owners
like to keep their car looking like new, but they might not know how to
do so without paying for a professional detailing service.
anyone can make their car look like it was freshly detailed if they are
willing to put in a little effort. Having the right tools and cleaners
will make the job much
someone drives a car off the dealership's lot, the interior is
practically spotless, but this look does not usually last too long. The
new-car smell also tends to be replaced with a musty smell fairly
quickly, but this problem can be fixed by having the right equipment. To
begin with, people choose a cleaning product to polish up their dash
and instrument panel. From there, they can use an air compressor to
loosen up dirt and dust buried in the floor mats and vents. A vacuum
with a hose attachment can be used to get in between the center consoles
and seats. Finally, shampooing the mats and seats will remove invisible
substances that can lead to horrible smells.
General Motors innovative IntelliLink system offers in-vehicle smartphone connectivity and much more. It is now standard on all Buick models and it is an available option on the GMC Terrain and Acadia.
Safety and Convenience
converts the vehicle's seven inch infotainment screen into a mobile
command center. Android, IOS, and Blackberry devices all work with the
system. Icons on the touch screen can be custom-configured to align with
Motorists can keep their eyes on the road
and their hands on the wheel thanks to voice-controlled phone and audio
functions. Phone calls can be placed via voice command. Likewise,
favorite songs and/or artists can be summoned by voice only....
AutoTrader.com is now offering a great and relatively new service to those who are looking to trade their car in or sell their car, the ability to get a guaranteed trade in offer before you even walk onto a car lot or into a dealership.
Car owners don't necessarily have to be certified mechanics
to know when something is wrong with a vehicle. Cars make a variety of
noises, including thumps, squeals and hisses, that let drivers know when
something is wrong.
Staying tuned in to vehicle noise is
important for drivers who want to keep their cars in good shape.
Essentially, owners can listen to the sounds made by their cars and
possibly invest in early care to avoid total breakdown and more costly
vehicle repairs down the road.
Most drivers know the types of
noises made by their vehicles during normal operation. If and when these
noises change, drivers should be careful to note any oddities in the
new sounds, which could be signs that problems are developing. Many
noises represent specific issues in a vehicle's operation, such as
high-pitched squealing that stops when the driver hits the brakes; this
is often a sign that brake inspection is due. When grinding sounds are
heard each time the brakes are applied, it might mean that brake pads
are worn and in need of replacement...
The Canyon's future re-emergence was confirmed during a recent conference call with the Vice-President of Marketing for Buick/GMC, Tony DiSalle. He stated, "While we continue to make strong progress in fuel economy gains on our full-size trucks, we know that there is a group of customers who want the functionality of a truck but may not need full-size pickup. We believe that introducing a new, agile and efficient mid-size Canyon will meet the…
People make it a point get their oil changed regularly
and maintain proper fluid levels, but oddly enough one of the most used
parts of the car is also the most neglected. Tires are one of the least
thought about aspects of car maintenance. Rotating your tires every
5,000 miles should be an important part of everyone's maintenance
scheduled. But why is it so important?
Tires are expensive! Make
them last! This pictures show the difference between rear wheel and
front wheel drive vehicles. It's important to rotate your tires from
front to back and from side to side. You can also check your owner's
manual or call the Arbogast Service Department for the best patter rotation for your specific vehicle.
front wheel drive vehicles the rear tires last much longer. The front
tires are responsible for the steering, braking and carry the bulk of
the car's weight. Because of this, they experience more wear and tear.
Rotating the tires helps to evenly distribute the effects of driving on
the tires. Failure to have the tires rotated causes the front tires to
wear out quickly and means spending money on tires much sooner than
Front tires lean during a turn and the outside edges
can feather or scallop. When the tire's treads begin to scallop the
structure becomes compromised. A compromised tire structure can cause
flat tires and other forms of tire failure. While there are other
factors to consider when the tires begin to scallop, the majority of
cases are the result of not rotating the tires...
Go into any service center for an oil change and ask the attendant
what the difference is between synthetic oil and conventional oil.
Chances are he will tell you that synthetic oil is more expensive. While
this is true, it is not the whole story. You had better think twice
before basing your purchase decision solely on price. Here is some
information to help you decide which type of oil is best for your car
and the type of driving you do.
Conventional oil is the most common form of automotive oil you will
find. It is a natural petroleum-based product that is made up carbon and
hydrogen atoms arranged in both short and long chains. The extreme heat
of a running engine can cause the short chain molecules to break down.
When they do, the oil becomes much less efficient at lubrication than
when it was new. Even when it is fresh, conventional oil has the
tendency to become more viscous at cold temperature and less viscous at
high temperature. The high viscosity of cold oil makes it flow much
slower to critical engine parts that need lubrication. High-viscosity
oil forces the engine to run without the lubrication it needs to reduce
friction and wear until it warms enough to flow. Hot oil tends to have
low viscosity. Because it is too thin, it has reduced friction fighting
abilities and subjects engine parts to wear.
Synthetic oil is a relatively new creation, but can be found in many
automotive centers and stores. It is a laboratory creation that consists
of a base stock call polyalphaolefin, a hydrocarbon compound that
consists of a 30 molecule chain...
Between 2012 and 2013, 70 percent of GM products will either be all-new or considerably updated. The Buick Enclave, a luxury crossover SUV, will be the first of nine new to considerably updated models that GMC and Buick will be rolling out to dealers over the next 12 months.
The GMC brand is one of the healthiest in the automotive industry today and has been manufacturing quality trucks since 1902. The brand has long had...