We searched for newsworthy information to pass along via your Thunder Bay GMC Trucks dealership in Canada and came across the news out of Ontario regarding the GMC Truck sales and upcoming production. Also, if you are following any of this online, it may be important to read the following, “Editor’s note: GM is upgrading the consolidated line at its Oshawa assembly plant. An earlier version of this story referred to the incorrect line being upgraded.”
General Motors Canada will indeed assemble the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado at its Oshawa plant, but they won’t be the redesigned 2019 models and that is the key bit of new information we found in our recent research on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealership in Ontario. It is important to understand that the new trucks will be assembles there but that the redesigned, latest versions of these new GMC Trucks will not.
GM unveiled the sleeker, more aerodynamic 2019 Silverado on Saturday in Texas, according to our recent reading. The new GMC Truck plant in question will, instead, finish assembling and paint outgoing 2018 models shipped to Oshawa from Fort Wayne, Ind., for the foreseeable future. “Oshawa will be building current model (K2) pickups that helps us meet customer demand while we are in transition to next-generation (T1) pickups,” GM Canada spokeswoman Jennifer Wright wrote in an email to Automotive News Canada. “This strategy will help us meet customer demand as we transition our production and introduce our exciting new models into the market starting later in 2018. The length of the program in Oshawa will be dependent on market demand.” What we then read, on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealership was that Mary Barra, GM CEO, stated to investors that she expects Oshawa to produce at least 60,000 new GMC Trucks per year.
How do changes impact the new and used GMC trucks of Thunder Bay ON? Well, depending on the truck, the answer can vary, due in part to the fact that they change to a varying degree. This year, for example, one of the most popular new GMC Trucks, the GMC Sierra 1500, has very little in the way of anticipated change. It receives the smallest of changes for 2018, as a matter of fact, and so the effect is small. However small, the changes do exist and so we will cover them here for you to ponder and use in your consideration of your next GMC Trucks purchase in Thunder Bay Ontario.
One change is an addition of a popular GMC Truck package, the eAssist package at your Truck Dealers in Thunder Bay. “The eAssist package is now available nationwide after being sold exclusively in California since 2016. This system, which GM calls “mild hybrid,” uses a single electric motor and doesn’t operate as a typical hybrid, meaning it doesn’t power the truck on its own. The lineup adds two new exterior colors—Deep Mahogany Metallic and Red Quartz Tintcoat. Every model now has a backup camera—per a government mandate—and the tire-pressure-monitoring system now has an audible alert when you’re adding air, to indicate when the tire is inflated to the recommended level.”
In the small, yet slightly impactful change category comes things that were untouched as well, believe it or not, as this also bears weight on the new GMC Truck market and choices presented to new truck buyers in Thunder Bay at your local GMC Truck dealer in Thunder Bay Ontario. Things were removed as well, though only one slight change as the base 1SA trim scraps the outdated 4.2-inch non-touchscreen display for a standard 7.0-inch IntelliLink touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, moving things along in the technological advancement categories.
Do you know all that there is to know about Thunder Bay GMC trucks for sale in Ontario? Neither did we, so we set out to gather as many helpful facts as we could, with the purpose of passing them along to you. Since the number of Thunder Bay GMC Trucks is vast, we have contemplated and landed on one of the best and most popular in its class, the GMC Sierra 1500. “Despite much in common with the Chevrolet Silverado, the Sierra 1500 has a uniquely chiseled design and exclusive features. It alone is available with an adaptive suspension, a versatile split-folding tailgate, and a resilient carbon-fiber cargo bed. The Sierra has a rougher ride than the Ram 1500, but it drives better thanks to responsive steering and restrained body roll.”
It used to be said and proven as well, that the GMC trucks in the Sierra lineup were simply more costly versions of the Silverado. This is no longer the case as is stated above and proven by our research on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealer. Also important is the following, “Don’t be fooled by the half-ton Sierra’s gussied-up image—it’ll upend stumps and tow several tons with ease. Like its General Motors sibling (the Chevrolet Silverado 1500), the Sierra is highly capable and endlessly configurable with a host of potent powertrain pairings.” The top of all things offered on this new truck in Thunder Bay is an optional 6.2-liter V-8 making a class-leading 420 horsepower and towing up to 12,500 pounds when properly equipped; an eight-speed automatic transmission is also available.
Every GMC Sierra in the lineup of new GMC Trucks in Thunder Bay, boasts an excellent infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The handsome GMC trucks in Thunder Bay are said to be slightly less advanced as the Ford F-150, but it covers the bases in every situation and matches the outstanding Silverado pound for pound and so the tasks at hand are accomplished quite well. There exists very little change for the GMC Sierra.
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