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Graphite Performance Edition GMC Trucks

performanceWe have elaborated in generalities alone on the Graphite Performance Edition that we stumbled upon on our research on behalf of your new GMC trucks for sale in Thunder Bay ON.  We now wish to give specifics of how these two new model Yukon vehicles will actually change and what they may look like for you, should you choose to pursue one at your local GMC Trucks dealership in Thunder Bay ON.  There will be a Graphite Performance Edition and a Graphite Edition.  Starting at the top, the Graphite Performance Edition requires the Graphite Edition and further adds the following list of features:

6.2L V-8 engine.

10-speed automatic transmission.

Magnetic Ride Control.

22-inch six-spoke Gloss black wheels.

Active two-speed transfer case (4WD models only).

Trailer brake controller.

170-amp alternator.

3.23 axle ratio.

High capacity air cleaner.

Bose Active Noise Cancellation.

Multi-color Head-up Display.

8-inch reconfigurable Driver Information Centre.

8-inch Colour Touch Screen Navigation with GMC Infotainment System.

Under the hood, we know the following to be true, from our research on behalf of your GMC Trucks sales and service in Thunder Bay ON, the 6.2L V-8 included with the Yukon Graphite Performance Edition features direct injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing for increased efficiency while providing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. “The engine is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission that further improves efficiency by reducing engine revolutions at highway speeds. These powertrain enhancements are complemented by Magnetic Ride Control, which uses sensors to ‘read’ the road and can alter the damping rate of the shocks almost instantly. The combined power and torque, greater efficiency and composed ride provide a smooth and confident driving experience.”  Thank you for reading the details surrounding these excellent new GMC truck choices.  We hope that you will visit your Thunder Bay GMC Trucks dealership soon so as to take a closer look.

The Buick Encore Take Two

take 2The present options in the Thunder Bay ON Buick Encore lineup is what we plan to cover today in an effort to not only show you what a remarkable choice these Buick cars make for any family, but also to cover effectively, the options you will see in trim and features within the lineup of Buick Encore cars at your local Buick car dealer in Thunder Bay.

These Buick cars are available in four trim levels: base, Convenience, Leather and Premium. All of these Buick Encore models are powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder making 138 horsepower under the hood. That power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission in each case. All-wheel drive is optional too, for those Thunder Bay Buick car customers who are interested in such power at any time and in any weather. There are a good number of Buick cars customers who shop their local Buick car dealer in Thunder Bay ON in search of base model Buick Encore options, so here, we will wrap up by elaborating on just what you will get from an entry level option in these new Buick cars.

The base Encore comes standard with 18-inch wheels, a power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera and a suite of tech conveniences like Bluetooth, OnStar services, Buick Intellilink smartphone integration, a 7-inch touchscreen display, and a six-speaker sound system with a USB/iPod connection.   You can definitely add more in the way of features as you look at packages, such as the Convenience trim level, but seriously, these new Buick cars offer a ton of stuff at the entry level, compared to many other makes and models in the same class.  Read our future articles if you wish to gain more information about what features are available as you move up the trim level line, but for now the best advice for anyone strongly considering a Buick Encore in Thunder Bay is to simply schedule a test drive today.


The Lane Departure Warning in GMC Trucks

safetyWe are focusing on GMC Trucks and Buick cars in the next few posts and plan to discuss the added safety features available these days when it comes to these cars and trucks for sale at your GMC Truck Dealer in Thunder Bay ON.  Let’s start by defining the one feature we will be looking at first.  “Lane departure warning systems are a group of safety technologies that are primarily designed to prevent high-speed accidents on highways and freeways. There are a few different types of lane departure warning systems, and some of them are more proactive than others. By warning the driver, or even taking automatic corrective actions, these systems are able to prevent many collisions and run-off-road accidents.”

When looking at just how this feature works in a GMC truck in Thunder Bay, we find out that there are two primary types of lane departure warning technologies. The first type is typically referred to as a Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system, according to our research on behalf of your GMC trucks Dealership.   These systems work by monitoring the lane markings on the roadway, which allows them to sound an alarm whenever a vehicle starts to deviate from its lane. This prompts the driver of the new GMC truck in Canada to take the necessary action in order to correct the problem.  Obviously, this entire process does what it should to help to prevent an accident caused by running off the road or colliding into another vehicle.

There is a second type of lane departure warning system, according to our recent research on behalf of your GMC Trucks sales and service in Thunder Bay.  “The other type of lane departure warning system is more proactive, so it is often referred to as a Lane-Keeping System (LKS), Lane-Keeping Assist, or another similar name. These systems also monitor lane markings, but they are capable of taking corrective action. If the driver doesn’t respond to an initial warning, a Lane-Keeping System can typically take action to keep the vehicle from drifting.”  This would be the type most used in autonomous vehicles in the near future.