new and improvedWe are in our second part concerning the excellent new GMC trucks of Canada in the GMC Sierra lineup for 2016.  The feature that these new trucks are being most discussed over is something called eAssist and besides giving these new trucks more efficiency than ever before they also put them at the very top of the technology ladder, according to many different auto experts online.

“Compared to a comparable Sierra 1500 with a 5.3L/eight-speed powertrain, the Sierra with eAssist offers an EPA-estimated 14.4 L/100 km city – a 1.5 L/100km improvement. The combined estimate improves 0.8 L/100km to 13.0 L/100km. The 5.3L eAssist V8 delivers the same performance, towing and payload as the current 5.3L V8 engine.”  The above are all ways in which this new feature does it’s part in the fuel economy race for GMC trucks in Thunder Bay ON.  It is a powertrain, and so, the effects it has are surrounding engine ability, lower gas consumption and overall advancement in technology under the hood.

Here is where and how you can get such an engine, “The new eAssist powertrain is available in the Sierra SLT crew cab with the up-level Premium Plus package, a package that is also available with the standard 5.3L non- eAssist engine and the 6.2L V8 engine.  The SLT Premium Plus package includes an extensive list of premium technologies and features.”  Some of these features, available on these GMC Trucks in Thunder Bay ON, are as follows:  High-performance LED headlamps, LED taillamps and thin-profile LED foglamps, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility (subject to their terms, privacy statements and data plan rates, as well as a compatible smartphone), IntelliLink with navigation and 8-inch-diagonal color touch screen, Bose premium audio system, Wireless phone charging, Heated and vented leather-appointed seats, Heated steering wheel, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert, IntelliBeam headlamps, Front and Rear Park Assist and a Rear Vision camera.