At the 1997 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GMC showed off a concept vehicle that would capture the attention of everyone at the show. It was the first-ever Yukon Denali. This show vehicle came with unique exterior details and premium in-cabin features, including an early version of OnStar.
From there, the Denali line soon went into production and the first Yukon Denali models went on sale in late 1998. Now, nearly 20 years later, the one-millionth GMC Denali model has been sold.
Just like its namesake, the highest mountain in North America, the Denali lineup aims to stand above the rest of the SUV and truck lineup in America with premium amenities and fine craftsmanship.
“The advent of the Yukon Denali signaled a big shift, both in the industry and for GMC itself,” says Rich Latek, marketing director for GMC. “…We sensed an opportunity to create a premium-grade model that could resonate with customers on a whole new level.”
With the Yukon Denali, customers will find a premium SUV that can not only tackle tough jobs, but get you there in comfort and style. All three rows include premium, perforated leather-appointed seating. And, there are authentic aluminum and Java Burl wood inlays throughout the cabin.
When GMC first produced the Terrain in 2010, it was a boxy, rugged-luxury hybrid. This first generation is now coming to a close, with the updates coming to the 2018 GMC Terrain. Automotive News informs that the next Terrain will take a step back from the sharp edges and delve further into the luxury sector.
2018 is bringing a slimmer SUV – it’s losing around 465 pounds, as well as inches off the length, width and wheelbase. From the St. Louis Post Dispatch we learn that though fuel economy has yet to be determined, these size reductions and additional engine options are sure to help.
This year you may choose between a 7.0- or 8.0-inch IntelliLink Infotainment system, but that’s not the only addition. Apple and Android devices will be compatible to the system to provide more hands-free access. Many safety features will be added, such as lane departure warning, rear seat reminder, blind zone alerts and many more.
Other GMC Models
The GMC Acadia and Yukon are getting some tweaks for the 2018 model year as well. You can look for updates to the transmission, equipment and features of both of these vehicles this year.
Hopefully in the next few months we’ll get a few more glances at the 2018 GMC Terrain and all of its redesign glory. Until then, you can enjoy the 2017 Terrain while it lasts on our lot at Ewing Buick GMC!
For the third year in a row, AutoPacific has named GMC the Ideal Popular Brand, and three GMC vehicles led their segments. The Sierra led the Light Duty Pickup segment, while the Yukon won the Large SUV category and the Acadia was first in the Large Crossover class. GMC was one of only two automakers who took three categories. This was the Sierra’s second year winning the Light Duty Pickup category. The AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards are determined by surveys from more than 65,000 vehicle owners who were surveyed after owning their vehicles for 90 days. Customers were asked what they would change about their vehicles, in terms of ride quality, features and technology, performance, interior space, and several other categories. George Peterson, the president of AutoPacific, says the surveys are a chance to see which vehicles are “hitting the mark with owners” as well as helping identify overarching issues and make improvements. The vice president of GMC Duncan Aldred echoed this in saying, “The results demonstrate we are succeeding in our mission to provide our customers with a premium ownership experience.” The Denali lineup, Aldred said, is a major factor in this, as nearly 25% of GMC owners have a Denali. See what makes the brand so amazing at Ewing Buick GMC near Dallas, TX today!
Are you looking to resell your truck? Well, hopefully you bought a GMC! According to a GMC press release, GMC Canyon and Sierra have the highest resale values of any truck. The statistic comes straight from Kelley Blue Book. The organization predicted that both GMC models would retain their value over the span of five years than any other truck. “This recognition affirms everything this brand stands for and provides greater assurance for our customers that they’ve made a smart choice investing in GMC,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “These vehicles are designed to deliver capability with refinement and style – a combination that is winning over more and more customers.” This is the second year in a row in which KBB ranked both GMC trucks in their top 10 vehicles for resale value. With features 31 mpg on the highway, it’s not surprising how valuable these vehicles are. If you want a vehicle with value that lasts, choose a GMC and take a look at our large selection of GMC trucks at Ewing Buick GMC in Dallas, TX!
Fans of the GMC Acadia have just received some good news. Spy photos of the upcoming 2017 GMC Acadia have leaked online, showcasing what the upcoming model will look like under a camouflage tarp.
Despite the secretive covering, these 2017 GMC Acadia spy photos give us a good idea about what the new Acadia will look like. In general, the Acadia appears to be much smaller, while still having plenty of passenger space.
The new Acadia also looks a bit sleeker than its predecessor, with more rounded angles and less boxy edges. And if the Acadia is smaller, you can bet that it will be much lighter and able to boast better fuel efficiency stats.
Hopefully, GMC will release official images soon. Until then, we’ll likely have to wait until 2017 if not 2018 to see this model in its entirety. Keep checking back with Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX for the most up-to-date information on the new GMC models.
GMC SUVs are perfect for large families, especially during the school year. With added cargo space, better connectivity, and advanced safety systems, going back-to-school is a breeze as long as you’re behind the wheel of a GMC.
Believe it or not, 6-10 school children participate in after-school extracurricular activities, says GMC. With that in mind, GMC crossover and SUV design is more equipped than ever to make driving with kids easier. For example, models like the Acadia, Terrain, and Yukon have all added space for cargo and passengers.
“Everything starts all at once after Labor Day,” says Whitney Quijada, a mother from Arizona and owner of a GMC Acadia. “I am a teacher and I have two kids and they’re both involved in three activities. We’re always on the go. We have the captain’s chairs in the second row. Even if we are carpooling to dance or tee-ball practice, it’s so convenient to get the kids in the back and buckled up.”
Keeping kids entertained is also important. New models come available with features like IntelliLink, OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi, and even Siri Eyes Free. Plus, with safety features like Blind Zone Alert, Cross Traffic Alert, Park Assist, and more, you always have peace of mind.
The new GMC Canyon returned this year to take on a weak, aging midsize pickup market. The Canyon features a rugged exterior, and an interior to be reckoned with. While the Chevrolet Colorado also returned, only one of the two midsize pickups made it onto Ward’s Best Interior List.
The editors over at Ward’s Auto World selected their top 10 vehicles with the best interior. Here at Ewing Buick GMC, we aren’t surprised that the GMC Canyon made the list. With one of the best interiors we have available, the GMC Canyon is one of the best choices for comfort, space, and convenience.
“It’s important that great interiors be available in every class of vehicle, not just luxury models that most consumers will never be able to afford,” said Drew Winter, Ward’s Auto World Editor-in-Chief.
Ward’s Auto staff tested, examined, and evaluated 42 new vehicle interiors this year. They ranked everything from design harmony to driver information to safety and back again. With an interior built to suit everyone’s lifestyle, the new GMC Canyon was an obvious choice.
2014 turned out to be a great year for the GMC brand. The Sierra had its best sales year since 2005! The Yukon followed with its best sales year since 2007 selling over 71,000 units. The Terrain had its best sales year ever and the Acadia won Edmunds.com’s Most Popular Large Crossover SUV of 2014. Finally the Canyon won Autoweek Magazine’s Best of the Best Truck for 2015!
The ultra-plush Denali lineup also saw sales gains in 2014. More than 21% of GMC sales to individual customers were vehicles from the Denali lineup. More than half of the year’s Yukon retail sales were Denalis and 35% of Sierra HD sales were Denalis. As you can see, the Denali lineup adds a little something extra to GMC’s already impressive lineup.
As you can see, GMC offers a pretty impressive lineup of trucks, CUVs, and SUVs. The brand hopes to continue the positive momentum into 2015! “In 2014 we had the freshest portfolio of GMC products on our lots including a full range of pickups, with the all-new Canyon. The new Yukon lineup has also driven high consumer interest to our store with its bold styling, especially the Yukon Denali,” said Chief Operating Officer at Motor City Buick GMC, John Pitre.
If you are in the market for a new truck of SUV, check out the GMC lineup at Ewing Buick GMC today!
It’s been a busy year in the world of trucks, as evidenced by the reintroduction of GM’s midsize pickup twins, the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. Both trucks have been praised by experts across the industry for their quality, refinement, style, and practicality, and now the GMC Canyon is finishing off a successful year by winning a much-sought-after award—Autoweek’s Best of the Best Truck award.
Editors at Autoweek praised the Canyon for its amenities, modernity, style, and more. In fact, they commented that the truck is “brimming with a near-luxury experience”—something we at Ewing Buick GMC agree with 100%. The Canyon beat out seven other finalists to be named the victor—each finalist underwent a vigorous three-day test session at Michigan International Speedway which analyzed its performance, quality, design, significance, and value.
“Of the hundreds of vehicles Autoweek tests each year, only a relative few truly stand out from the rest,” said Autoweek editor Wes Raynal. “The GMC Canyon is not only one of the best new vehicles on the market, it’s one of the most important, signaling an exciting return to the mid-sized truck segment.”
If you want to experience an outstanding pickup truck firsthand, swing by Ewing Buick GMC today to test drive the Canyon. We bet you won’t be disappointed!
Over the past decade, many carmakers have tried to create a vehicle that can go head-to-head with the popular Jeep Wrangler, and their attempt have been without success. SUVs like the Toyota FJ Cruiser and the entire Hummer lineup have been left behind for the Wrangler’s rugged appearance, causing the SUV to have somewhat of a cult following. Now, GMC has decided to give creating a Jeep Wrangler rival a try. Already known for its rugged SUVs, the American carmaker is the one challenger that just might succeed.
During a recent discussion with Edmunds.com, Buick-GMC vice president Duncan Aldred commented that, while plans for a lineup expansion aren’t currently in the works, in the future they definitely will expand because “there is plenty of room everywhere in the hierarchy.”
Along with the possible Jeep Wrangler rival, this means a luxury SUV, positioned over the Yukon Denali, might be in works as well.
To see what types of SUVS GMC has to offer you now, make sure you stop in to Ewing Buick GMC today and give our vehicles a test drive!