If you're a parent who
needs a midsize truck for work or play, you'll be excited to learn that
with the new 2015 GMC Canyon, the manufacturer will debut brand-new
safety features that have never before been utilized in trucks in this
class--including a patent pending feature to keep children in car seats
safer in the event of a collision.
In most extended cab trucks, it's nearly impossible...
GMC has been chosen as the official vehicle of the National Football League (NFL) for the ninth year. The current GMC lineup is being featured at events before and during Super Bowl XLVIII.
GMC is also directly involved in many of the NFL award ceremonies and events. This involvement includes providing new GMC trucks to award winners and continuing to support the military families attending the games.
Making major news in the automotive industry, the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra is arriving in dealerships boasting available advanced active safety options never before seen in the full-size pickup truck class. These include Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, derived from equally-innovative GMC technologies such as Safety Alert Seat.
Utilizing the bottom of the seat cushion is the secret behind the Safety Alert Seat, according to GMC. With it installed, Sierra owners experience vibration...
When considering a new car, one of the key features that consumers look for is the airbag system. After all, this is the only thing sitting between you and a bone-crushing surface if the unthinkable happens. General Motors is a key player in the world of passive safety. Their new advanced airbag system for the 2013 Chevrolet, GMC and Buick models is part of the reason why.
What is Passive Safety Technology?
and active safety is two terms you hear often in the automotive
industry. Active safety helps a vehicle avoid a crash. Active systems
such as traction control, brake assist and forward-looking cameras all
have one purpose, to keep the car from hitting something else.
is more about protecting the people inside the car should the active
systems not be enough. Seat belts, airbags and durable frames all reduce
trauma to anyone riding in the car.
In recent years, a majority of media coverage regarding the automotive industry has focused on government bailouts and sales. An often overlooked facet of the automotive industry however is its efforts toward supporting humanitarian and philanthropic activities.
GM and its children companies, such as Chevrolet and Buick, are particularly active in lending financial and product support to charitable causes.
In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, for example, GM donated 24 Chevy...
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...
In 1912, three major truck builders, Randolph, Reliance and Rapid joined together to form GMC. Back then, the company's trucks were powered by gasoline and electricity, and all models were given numbers between one and 12, designating their carrying capacities in thousands of pounds.
But what's REALLY in a name? (At least when it comes to a GMC truck).
The good folks at GMC decided to recently put out a list of 10 little known facts about the brand. GMC, who is one of the longest-running brands in General Motors' history, is also the second largest of the four GM brands when it comes to domestic sales. They're also a standard bearer for engineering in pickup trucks, crossover vehicles and SUVs.
Venturing into unknown places with your 2012 GMC Terrain smaller version SUV has gotten a lot better with the newly integrated Color Touch Navigation System feature.
The feature is accessible for a
considerably lower price of $795 as opposed to the much expensive
navigational platforms out on the market. The system offers a complete
array of useful features, such as directions, maps, hand-free calls,
music and a limited three month subscription to Sirius XM NavTraffic
systems and the regional forecast.
The latest Color Touch Navigation
System comes with the car's latest Color Touch Radio System with an
additional feature of On-Board Navigation abilities, such as a secure
and upgradeable digital card-reliant map database, destination input
techniques and various map viewing capabilities.
The built-in Color
Touch Radio System also consists of AM/FM stations, CD playbacks, USB
ports and auxiliary inputs for media players like iPod, and SiriusXM
Satellite Radio features. The system also has hands-free handling of
Bluetooth-based phones and voice command recognition via OnStar...
General Motors is implementing a brand new safety feature to its GMC Terrain SUV series, a camera mounted to the top of the windshield which
uses alerts to warn drivers away from potential collisions. The high
resolution digital camera is capable of identifying both lane markings
and the position of nearby vehicles, allowing it to anticipate any
imminent dangers in advance. The driver is notified through either a
visual or audible warning when their vehicle is trailing too close or if
their car exits its lane without signaling. Available for $295, the GMC
Terrain is the first of three models to adopt this revolutionary crash
avoidance system. The company expects to add this option to the Cadillac
SRX and the Chevrolet Equinox at some point later this year.
According to estimates brought forth by the National Automotive Sampling
System (NASS), more than a quarter of the nearly 6 million annual
traffic incidents can be attributed to rear-end collisions. Furthermore,
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has gone on
record to state that many of these accidents are the result of
inattentive drivers and negligence of proper safety procedures. In
response to these statistics, GM has developed a system that helps
drivers maintain awareness of potential hazards and react accordingly.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given an
endorsement of the new system, indicating it may result in a reduction
of such incidents.