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GM Educator Discount

Posted on September 27, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Beginning today through Jan. 2, 2015, current employees of a public or private school, university or college are eligible to participate in the new GM Educator Discount program and receive a significant discount on the purchase or lease of a new 2015 or 2014 Buick or GMC vehicle.

 

“GM values the work our educators and support staff are doing across the county to create a strong, responsible workforce for the future,” said Linda Stouffer, manager, Vehicle Purchase Programs. “The GM Educator Discount is our way of showing our support and appreciation for everyone in the education community.”

 

All 2015 and 2014 Chevrolet, Buick and GMC models are eligible.

 

GM is currently supporting the National Education Association’s 2014 NEA Expo taking place through Wednesday at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

 

For more information about the GM Educator Discount, please visit www.gmeducatordiscount.com.

Teachers employed by state or municipal governments may be subject to restrictions limiting their ability to participate in the program and the offer is void unless permitted by state and municipal laws, regulations, rules, ordinances, policies, codes of conduct and other directives or standards regarding ethics and gift acceptance by state and municipal employees. Those accepting this offer verify that it complies with all restrictions regarding ethics and applicable gift acceptance.

 

About General Motors

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com

 

 

2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD wins Heavy Duty Challenge

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD wins Heavy Duty Challenge

Comprehensive testing reveals winning 1-ton diesel dually

The 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD won the overall title in the 2014 Ultimate Heavy Duty Challenge 1-ton diesel category following testing by truck experts from Cars.com, PickupTrucks.com and Mrtruck.com. The 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD will provide Colorado Springs area drivers with its capability when it goes on sale at Joen Ferguson Buick GMC later this fall.

“The Sierra 3500HD is a comfortable truck that boasts strong performance, confident handling and impressive hauling and towing capabilities,” says Syd Robinson of Joe Ferguson Buick GMC. “We are proud that the Sierra HD is the new benchmark for heavy-duty sophistication.

Comprehensive testing pitted the Sierra HD against its two competitors, the Ford F350, equipped with its updated-for-2015-model-year Powerstroke diesel engine, and the Ram 3500, equipped with its Cummins diesel powertrain.

PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams said he enjoyed the comfort of the Sierra HD and its comprehensive strengths.

“Our judges hugely appreciated the all-new interior and infotainment interface and 8-inch navigation screen,” Williams said. “In the end, the GMC was the best all-around player of our competitors.”

Evaluators said the Sierra HD excelled in vehicle control while towing. The integration of the diesel exhaust brake, standard with every Sierra HD equipped with the 6.6L Duramax Diesel engine, with the truck’s grade braking and cruise control, was engineered to provide a stress-free experience for drivers hauling heavy loads over long distances.

In testing for the Ultimate Heavy Duty Challenge, the Sierra HD required zero brake pedal depressions during a 7.2-mile descent from the Eisenhower Pass in Colorado, which included up to 7 percent grades. Neither competitor matched that performance.

Additionally, the Sierra HD won several other measured tests, including 0-60 mph time on the Milan, (Mich.) drag strip, 60-0 braking distance at Milford, (Mich.) Proving Ground, and fuel economy while trailering in Michigan.

The entire set of results and methodology can be found at the PickupTrucks.com.

“We’ve always believed we’ve had the best heavy duty truck on the market,” said Sierra Marketing Manager Stuart Pierce. “This validation from PickupTrucks.com, a leader in covering the pickup industry, is gratifying for the entire team that designed, engineered, and now sells this capable and refined truck. We look forward to building on this accomplishment as we move forward.”

Every 2015 Sierra HD comes with Pro Grade Protection, which, in addition to a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, includes two years or 24,000 miles – whichever comes first – of standard scheduled maintenance. This includes any needed replenishment of diesel exhaust fluid.

The 2015 Sierra HD is available at Joe Ferguson Buick GMC now.


About GMC

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.

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Trailer Sway Control

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Trailer sway control is a standard feature on GMC trucks and suv's. Trailer Sway Control interacts with the Stabilitrak system and the ABS brake system along with the Integrated Brake Controller system.

I have personally experienced it while towing my 25' travel trailer with my 2013 GMC Sierra 1500.It's amazing how quickly my truck brought it all under control. I didn't even realize what was happening it was so fast. I was driving down the Highway at 65mph on cruise control when all of a sudden a strong crosswind grabbed the trailer. The cruise control kicked out immediately and the abs brakes engaged, bringing it all under control in a heartbeat.

I would hate to imagine what would have happened if I was driving some other brand truck.


Syd

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2015 GMC Canyon Press Release

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)



2015 GMC Canyon Offers Affordable Utility to Colorado Springs-Area Drivers

All-new midsize pickup will be priced from $21,880

 

The 2015 GMC Canyon will provide Colorado Springs area drivers with accessible capability when it goes on sale later this fall. GMC announced today that the 2015 Canyon will be priced from $21,880, including $925 in dealer freight charges.

 

“The Canyon excels at packaging great strength and capability into a nimble footprint,” says Syd Robinson of Joe Ferguson Buick GMC “But consumers will find it does so while at an approachable and affordable price.”

 

Standard equipment on the Canyon includes the 2.5L I-4 Direct Injected engine, rated at 200 horsepower, signature light-emitting diode, or LED, lighting, four-way power driver’s seat, CornerStep rear bumper, and 16-inch aluminum wheels.

Additional models will bring additional value – beginning with the SLE trim level, with prices starting at $27,520 (2WD extended cab), Canyon customers get aluminum interior trim, soft-touch instrument panel and door pads, EZ-lift and lower tailgate, eight-inch diagonal color-touch radio with Intellilink, and OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with a three-month or three-GB trial (whichever comes first).  A 4WD Canyon SLT crew cab short box model starts at $37,875, and includes the 3.6L V-6 engine with 305 horsepower, leather-appointed seating, automatic climate control, 18-inch polished cast-aluminum wheels, remote start and an automatic locking rear differential.

Available options include the 3.6L V-6 engine with direct injection and variable valve timing, a six-speed automatic transmission, Bose premium seven-speaker audio system, and the GearOn™ accessory system, a comprehensive solution for organizing and carrying bikes, kayaks and other equipment.

Canyon customers will have multiple cab and bed configurations to choose from, including extended cab models with a 6-foot 2-inch box, or crew cab models with either the 6-foot 2-inch or a 5-foot 2-inch box. 

In any configuration, the 2015 Canyon is an easy fit in many parking spots and garages. The short-bed crew cab model is 212.7 inches long, over a foot shorter than a comparable Sierra 1500. Its overall width of 74.3 inches is five inches narrower than Sierra, providing easier maneuverability around town.

Additionally, every 2015 Canyon comes with Pro Grade Protection, which, in addition to a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, includes two years or 24,000 miles – whichever comes first – of standard scheduled maintenance.

The 2015 Canyon will arrive at Joe Ferguson in the fall of 2014. Detailed pricing and fuel economy estimates will be available closer to launch.

 

 

About GMC

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles.  The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available athttp://www.gmc.com/, on Twitter at @thisisgmc