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Surprising GMC Truck Features

surpriseWe can and do like to look at new and used GMC trucks for sale at your Thunder Bay GMC truck Dealership in Ontario.  The one thing we find is that there are often several extra details we miss in our writing due to time and space constraints. For this reason, today, we will elaborate more fully on our recent write up surrounding the GMC Sierra Trucks coming in 2019 with the AT4 trim or level of ability.  We discussed the basics last post.  Here, we are excited to go into further depth.

The GMC Sierra Truck lineup in Canada with the AT4 designation comes standard with the Sierra’s new MultiPro Tailgate, which more or less redefines what a tailgate can do, according to reviews online. “With a fold-out portion inset into the regular tailgate, the tailgate can be used like a step or table, and can make cargo easier to access or to prevent it from slopping around. It’s easy to operate and even has lights in the steps.”  In terms of looks, you will see something totally different in this AT4 Sierra than other GMC Sierra Trucks in Thunder Bay ON.  “…with black chrome finish on the fog lamp bezels, fender surround and grille insert, body-color grille surround, door handles and bumper, red vertical recovery hooks and unique interior trim accents.”

Pop the hood next and we find that on these new GMC Trucks for sale in Thunder Bay, the standard engine is a 5.3-litre V8 that made 355 horsepower last year and can run on as little as one cylinder in the all new GMC Sierra AT4. Optional are a 6.2L V8 and a new, 3.0L inline-six turbodiesel, with output expected at 450 lb.-ft. of torque. The 6.2L V8 and 3.0L diesel will pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission; the 5.3 is expected to get an eight-speed. Last, but not least, the bed is worth focusing on indeed.  “A carbon-fibre bed — not a bed liner, but a bed made entirely of carbon fibre to reduce weight and provide excellent scratch and dent resistance — is also an option.”  Hop over to your new GMC Trucks Dealer in Thunder Bay for even more enticing details surrounding these new trucks in Canada.

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.

Let These GMC Trucks Do Something About It

proactiveWe still have more to share on the subject of safety in a new GMC Truck in Thunder Bay ON, and more specifically, more information to pass your way in the area of details surrounding the land departure warning systems.  Yes, there exist two types which we have brushed on previously.  Now, we want to step back a bit and look at how it all started.  “Early lane departure warning systems used single video cameras to monitor lane markings, but modern systems that use visual information typically use video cameras.”  Also new to these safety features on your new GMC trucks in Canada are the laser and radar systems available for accuracy.

The systems above that use laser are a bit less accurate given their trouble in extreme weather situations. “The methods that these systems use to provide corrective actions also differ from one situation to another. Some of the first lane-keeping systems made use of electronic stability control systems to keep a vehicle in its lane. This was accomplished by applying a slight braking pressure to the appropriate wheels.”

Modern systems are able to tap into power steering controls to actually provide a gentle steering correction which becomes very important according to our research done on the Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealership in Ontario, due to the autonomous landing that all of these features have in mind.  In other words, if we are indeed planning to not drive our cars and have them actually drive us in the future, then we will need these active safety features to do more than simply warn us of danger.  We will, indeed, need these GMC trucks in Canada to be equipped to do something about it.