Posts from ‘GMC’

May
11
Explorer GMC Savannah Coversion

This Explorer conversion of a Chevrolet Express Van is painted in the company’s “Southern Comfort” livery and includes the “Antelope” ground-effects package.

Blame the minivan. Prior to the 1984 arrival of the first minivans–the ground-breaking Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager–the vehicle options for a family of six were fairly limited.

Apr
24
2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer

This South-African-market 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer may give us a hint of what the 2019 Blazer will look like.

Auto industry observers have suggested that Hyundai has confused new-car shoppers by implementing a two-midsize-crossover strategy. Not because the Korean maker is selling two vehicles in roughly the same market space, but because of how the vehicles are named.

Feb
22
2017 GMC 2500HD

2017 GMC Sierra Denali HD 2500 with Duramax diesel engine

Consumer Guide First Spin If you’re looking for obvious visual differences that separate the 2017 GMC Sierra HD Duramax from its 2016 predecessor, there is one main tip-off: a new hood scoop. That might not sound like much, but that scoop sits atop the ’17 Sierra HD’s biggest news: a revamped 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 diesel engine that cranks out class-leading horsepower.

Jan
09
2018 GMC Terrain

2018 GMC Terrain Denali

2017 Detroit Auto ShowDETROIT — GMC unveiled the next generation of its popular compact SUV in conjunction with the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The all-new 2018 GMC Terrain gets a fresh, more upscale look; a trio of all-new turbocharged four-cylinder engines; and a host of new technology features.

Nov
09
2016 Chevrolet Silverado with eAssist

2016 Chevrolet Silverado with eAssist

Fact: Chevrolet has produced three generations of hybrid pickup trucks.

Fact: The most recent Silverado Hybrid is, by far, the most compelling example.

Bummer: Unless you live in California, you can’t buy a new hybrid Silverado.

Oct
19
2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain
2017 GMC Acadia SLT-1 in Ebony Twilight Metallic (a $395 color option)

2015 Audi Q52017 GMC Acadia AWD SLT-1

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles Driven: 363

Fuel Used: 18.1 gallons

Oct
12
2016 GMC Terrain Denali
2016 GMC Terrain Denali in Ebony Twilight Metallic (a $395 option), in an uncooperative rainstorm

Consumer Guide Automotive2016 GMC Terrain Denali 

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles Driven: 208

Fuel Used: 11.2 gallons

Aug
18
1961 International pickup ad

1961 International Ad

America’s attitude toward pickup trucks has changed a little in the past few decades. At one point, owning a pickup was a point of pride and humility–a sort of “If it was good enough for my daddy, it’s good enough for me” kind of thing.

Aug
12
1982 Dodge Pickup Ad

1972 Dodge Pickup Ad

The best evidence that many modern-day pickup-truck buyers don’t use their trucks as “real” trucks is bed length. For example, Crew Cab versions of the Chevrolet Silverado can be had with a 5.5-foot cargo box—a bed far too small to accommodate the traditional 4 X 8 sheet of plywood, much less a couch. This is telling, because Crew Cab models are far and away the best-selling Silverados.

Jul
11
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon

1987 Volkswagen Vanagon

Fun minivan-history fact: The 1984 Toyota Van actually reached the U.S. market a few months before the first Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager did. That would be the only way in which the quirky mid-engine Japanese van would trump Chrysler’s family-friendly duo, as the media and public vastly preferred the latter.

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