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New Info From Under The Hood of a GMC Truck

newWhen it comes to under the hood dynamics of the new GMC truck lineup in Thunder Bay, we left that part off in the previous post.  This was intentional, as we can easily take up an entire article on the ins and outs of the GMC Trucks for sale in Thunder Bay ON simply looking under the hood.  One thing about new trucks, like the GMC Trucks for sale in Thunder Bay, is that they constantly juggle the need to balance efficiency with power.

GMC Trucks have coined the phrase “sufficiently efficient” for this very reason.  Offering a total of six different power train, GMC Trucks have all they need to get the job done and offer a multitude of choices to all who follow and purchase them.  We found the following pertinent information to share regarding the situation under the hoods of the new GMC Trucks in Canada, “Two new gasoline V-8 engines—a 5.3-liter unit and a 6.2-liter—promise improved efficiency by way of General Motors’ new Dynamic Fuel Management system, which can cut fuel flow to between one and seven cylinders as conditions permit.”

There is one that is new to the lineup as well.  “New to the lineup is a diesel-drinking turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. Chevy has yet to reveal horsepower, torque, or fuel-economy predictions for any of the Silverado powertrains, but brand officials did note that both the 6.2-liter V-8 and the turbo-diesel will feature stop/start technology and mate to a 10-speed automatic transmission.”  For more information regarding the GMC Truck lineup in Thunder Bay, we encourage you to follow our post here for the latest information and questions answered in our research on behalf of your GMC Truck Dealer in Canada.

GMC Trucks Use Electric So Early On

first moveWe have perused down the aisle of GMC truck history and we want to diverge onto something slightly different in the same category of awesome GMC trucks for sale in Canada.  When it comes to GMC trucks in Thunder Bay, there is quite a lot that can be discussed and shared amongst those who love them.  The one new GMC truck that we have decided to focus on today, involves the Denali level truck for sale in Canada.  “The Denali super-premium sub-brand accounts for 29.2% of GMC sales this year, up from 19% in 2014. Denali models account for about 60% of Yukon and Yukon XL sales. GMC has sold more than a million Denalis since launching the brand in 1999. Virtually all GMC advertising features Denalis.”

Moving on with other GMC truck history, we know that GMC built battery-powered electric trucks that could haul from 1,000 pounds to 6 tons in 1912. I wonder if anyone actually realizes how early in history that GMC trucks were offering electric options such as the one described here?  GMC began using Detroit Diesel engines in 1931, that is another piece of historical trivia that we uncovered when researching the topic on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealership in Canada.

Another bit of intriguing GMC truck history that we will finish up on is the fact that GMC built almost 584,000 military vehicles during WWII, including 430,000 6×6 2.5-ton Army trucks and 26,000 6×6 amphibious Ducks, some of which are still in use as tourist vehicles.  If you adore the GMC truck lineup as much as we do, and you enjoy a good lesson in history, then be sure to read the next post as we continue on with all that we have learned about GMC trucks in Thunder Bay.

The Latest GMC Truck Configuration Under the Hood

configurationIn the realm of GMC Trucks like the ones for sale at your Canadian GMC trucks sales and service in Thunder Bay, we see some of the greatest combos under the hood in the 2017 lineup this year.   And, specifically, when it comes to horsepower from a diesel engine, the the 2017 GMC Sierra HD bangs up to the top of the segment with an SAE-certified 445 hp from an all-new Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo diesel engine.  If you want, and who doesn’t, torque that will match this and allow for effortless trailering and hauling, then you got it.  “And when it comes to the torque that enables effortless trailering and hauling, it also delivers more than ever: an SAE-certified net 910 lb.-ft. of torque (1,234 Nm) to make easier work of the heaviest loads.”

In doing our research on behalf of your GMC Trucks Dealer in Thunder Bay, we ran across a direct quote from the VP of GMC Truck Sales and Marketing, Duncan Aldred, who said, “GMC Sierra HD trucks and the Duramax diesel have a long-established legacy of offering customers confidence-inspiring capability for the largest tasks. “With the new Duramax and additional enhancements, the 2017 Sierra HD takes the combination of refinement and capability to an unprecedented level.”

Along with the fact that these new Thunder Bay GMC Trucks present with a 19 percent increase in max torque over the current Duramax 6.6L and segment-best horsepower, the latest, revamped turbo-diesel’s performance is both quieter and smoother.  This clearly allows for greater refinement and more confidence when trailering or hauling in your next new Thunder Bay GMC Trucks near Ontario. There are more details to share regarding this, the latest GMC Truck configuration, but to experience the full scope, you have to slip behind the wheel yourself at your local GMC Trucks Dealership in Canada.