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The GMC Changes

newnessHow 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.

“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.” Things were removed as well, though only one slight change as the base 1SA trim scraps the outdated 4.2-inch non-touchscreen display for a standard 7.0-inch IntelliLink touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, moving things along in the technological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.

When it comes to the outside of the GMC trucks in Thunder Bay, the changes are cosmetic from 2016 and therefore minimal today.  “The Sierra received extensive cosmetic updates in 2016, so there were only minor changes in 2017.”  One thing worth mentioning that changed, or shall I say, was added, is the General Motors’ Teen Driver system became standard across the range, allowing parents to monitor the speed and location of the truck, as well as muting the radio until all occupants are buckled up. Also standard across the Sierra lineup were a capless fuel filler and new automatic shutters behind the grille, which automatically close to smooth airflow over the front end of the truck and improve fuel economy on the highway. Cool and intelligent running boards were added to the list of available accessories; they power out for easy entry into the cabin and can motor rearward for quick access to the bed. Lastly, two new colors were added to the Sierra palette: Pepperdust and the magnificent Dark Slate.

Hauling and Home Projects in Your GMC Truck

Given the nature of the GMC Trucks in Canada and the United States, we know how helpful they can be in many different ways and in many different areas of terrain.  There are projects that many of us face and want to pull off outdoors that would all go more smoothly with a GMC Truck from Thunder Bay.  “With the weather warming up in Wisconsin, it is the perfect time to get outdoors and tackle some of those projects you’ve been waiting to start. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your landscape, make an addition to your yard, or just throw a few fun features into your backyard, most summer DIY projects take some serious work power from both you and your vehicle.”

Choose GMC Pickup Power for your next summer project, or winter too, in Canada.  You don’t want to be limited from your GMC truck and its potential lack of ability.  GMC has a full line of pickup trucks that will do the trick in Thunder Bay ON.  “GMC’s line of pickups, including the Sierra 1500, Sierra 2500HD, and Sierra 3500HD full-size trucks and the mid-size Canyon, are built to haul and tow any equipment you may need.”

The GMC Sierra 1500 trucks will offer the most powerful gas V8 engine in the segment, giving it up to 420 horsepower and 11,700 pounds of conventional towing power. When you upgrade to one of your Thunder Bay GMC Trucks in the heavy-duty Sierra lineup, you will get up to 20,000 lbs of towing capability and an amazing 3,843-lb payload.  This will allow you to accomplish even more.  You can take on even more projects with peace and quiet too and luxury also, actually.  “You can take on all your projects with style with the luxuriously-styled and quiet interior of your GMC truck. Each GMC pickup also comes with available technology like navigation touch screens and smartphone connectivity so that you can turn your vehicle into your mobile office.”

GMC Trucks and Configuration Options

abcWhen it comes to GMC Trucks in Thunder Bay, one of the first in its class is the Sierra.  Also, you cannot talk about the Thunder Bay GMC Trucks in the GMC Sierra lineup without also visiting the Ford F150 and the Chevy Silverado as well.  The Sierra 1500 is now considered a definite candidate for purchase when pitted against the above two super stars.  This just in from Car and Driver, “Overview: If the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Ford F-150 are the two mainstream consumer candidates in the full-size pickup-truck race, then consider the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 a viable third-party alternative. Sure, the GMC technically espouses the same values as the mechanically identical Chevy, but the Sierra does so without the bow-tie badge and with a slightly more white-collar image.”

There exist three different cab configurations and bed lengths, four trim levels, and five powertrain choices, all available for this GMC truck in Thunder Bay ON. All two-door standard-cab Sierra 1500s come equipped with seating for three people, and the double cab adds a rear bench seat for additional passengers or cargo, plus two small rear doors. A 6.5-foot box is standard in both of these GMC Truck cabs, although an 8.0-foot box is offered on single-cab models in addition to the above offerings at your Thunder Bay GMC Truck dealership. With an available 5.8-foot bed, the bigger crew cab trades cargo space for additional rear-seat room.  Depending upon which is more important to you, this is a nice choice to have.  However, you don’t have to make any sacrifices if you opt for a four-by-four crew cab ion the GMC Truck lineup, which also is available with the 6.5-foot bed.

Take one or more of these Thunder Bay GMC trucks out on the roadway for a test drive and compare the feel and space provided in each configuration.  You will know in no time which one is best suited for you and your family’s needs.