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Introducing the new GMC Canyon

year 2015For any GMC truck enthusiast, the reveal of the new GMC Canyon is met with excitement!  This new mid-size truck is redefining the way people think about this class of truck and people are loving it even more than was anticipated.  The Canyon provides an edge to GMC that none other have and that is that GMC will now officially have the only 3-truck lineup in the industry.  This just appeals more to the average buyer who is looking for more variety in choices without losing the quality they expect in a new truck.  Here is what Tony DiSalle, Vice President of GMC Marketing had to say about the new GMC Canyon:

 “The all-new 2015 Canyon completes GMC’s three-truck family, which started with the redesigned 2014 Sierra 1500 and 2015 Sierra HD,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. “It rounds out a lineup that offers the broadest range of capabilities in the industry, giving truck customers more choices to find the vehicle that meets their professional, personal and lifestyle needs.”  Additionally, “Not everyone needs full-size capability, but they still deserve strength and true-truck attributes that come in larger models. The Canyon will offer all the capability with confidence – and GMC’s signature refinement that complements active lifestyles,” said DiSalle. “It also delivers the technology customers want with more standard features.”

The new GMC Canyon has a few selling points that set it apart from all others.  These are a few of the highlights of what you will find is amazing about this new truck:

  • 193 horsepower (146 kW) in the standard 2.5L I-4 engine
  • 302 horsepower (224 kW) in the 3.6L V-6 engine
  • 1,450 pound (657 kg) payload
  • Future plans for more power and efficiency with a Duramax 2.8L turbodiesel engine (coming in the 2016 models)

Stay connected with us at Dominion Motors, your Thunder Bay Dealer of GMC Trucks and we will be sure to notify you when the new GMC Canyon is available for purchase.

Things Just Got Quiet In GMC Trucks

Smart Young Boy Stood Infront Of A BlackboardThere is nothing more irritating than road noise when you are driving down the road.  The bigger the vehicle, and the bigger the tires, the worse the road noise from the inside of the cabin tends to be.  For many people, the noise they hear in the interior of the vehicle can be a deal breaker when it comes to finalizing a purchase.  At Dominion Motors, we are excited about new features to come in the all-new 2015 GMC Yukon that are taking on this issue and finding relief for drivers.

What makes the interior of any vehicle more peaceful?  GMC engineers say it is a result of using “premium materials to craft the smooth and confident ride in the new Yukon and Yukon XL full-size SUVs.”

Here is a breakdown of some of the enhancements that have been made to the Yukon that give it its quiet nature:

  • “A fully boxed frame comprised of more than 75 percent high-strength steel lays the solid foundation for its quiet ride.”
  • “Connecting the body – also made with high and ultra-high strength steel – to the frame are new shear-style mounts that act like a shock absorber while significantly improving stiffness.”
  • “Inlaid doors now fit into the body side openings, rather than over the top of the body, which significantly reduces wind noise and variation.”
  • “This construction also allows for triple-sealed doors and a tighter fit, minimizing gaps that result in more consistent wind noise performance.”

GMC left nothing to be desired in this new Yukon!  Everything you could want is bundled in this one, affordable and peaceful package!

“The all-new Yukon confidently delivers exceptional refinement and purposeful technology to GMC customers looking for an unmatched driving experience,” said Mike Speranzini, brand director of Buick and GMC in Canada. “Customers are consistently impressed by the quietness of the cabin, demonstrating the SUVs’ blend of sophistication, craftsmanship and function.”

Come check out the new GMC Yukon in Thunder Bay today!

Rainsense Wipers in the new Buick Encore

Driving in rainIf you have ever been driving down the road and had a sudden, and startling splash of water in your windshield, it can really catch you off guard!  Not only can it scare you, but it can also be dangerous, as it severely impacts your visibility.  For most drivers, they have to quickly adjust their windshield wipers to compensate for the extra water, but not the owners of a new Buick!

The new Buick Encore is an example of one crossover that has the option of new Rainsense wipers.  No more reaching for the windshield wiper controls with this awesome new feature!  When rain or water is detected on your windshield, your wipers will automatically be triggered for safer driving and better visibility.  How does this happen you might ask?  Well, the easy answer is that there is a sensor placed behind the review mirror, which sends a signal to your computer system and the wipers are then turned on.  The technology is quite a bit more complex than what this simple answer has to offer though.

“There is a multi-stage process and testing procedure that we must to go through with the Encore, for example, in order to integrate the Rainsense function,” said Matt Piazza, General Motors’ global design engineer for rain sensor technology. “Each vehicle is unique and there are a lot of factors like windshield pitch, rain intensity, vehicle speed and light conditions, that all have to be accounted for and validated.”

This sensor system is designed to work impecibaly during both day and night hours and it doesn’t just use a timer.  It detects the size and frequency of each rain drop to determine how fast or slow your wiper blades need to operate.

“The advanced technology of Rainsense wipers is another added level of luxury and convenience for Buick Encore drivers,” Piazza said. “It constantly monitors the windshield, so that’s one less thing on the driver’s mind, allowing them to concentrate on the road ahead. Once you experience it, you won’t want a vehicle without it.”

Come take a test drive on a new Buick Encore in Thunder Bay and we would be happy to show you how this great new technology works!