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Too Gorgeous For an Off Road Truck

off roadThe 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 proves that GM’s upmarket truck and SUV brand is getting in the game all the way around when it comes to rough-and-tumble capability and the desire to step and and rival the Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, Ram 1500 and Nissan Titan.  It is mentioned online that previously the GMC brand had been more focused on luxury touches like fancy chrome wheels and posh interiors which comes as no big surprise to most in the new and used GMC Truck sales industry, considering the upscale SLT and Denali trim levels account for the vast majority of GMC sales.

So why now does GMC want to get muddy and adventurous? Well, that is only partly true really. “The AT4 adds hardware that’ll take truck buyers off the beaten path, though this GMC isn’t anywhere close to being a Spartan, no-frills work truck.”  There are actually five key features that are well-loved about the GMC Sierra Trucks in Thunder Bay and they can better answer the questions above.

More than stickers and chrome is one thing that is listed by multiple sources online who have reviewed these new GMC Trucks in Canada.  What do they mean by that?  Well, the Sierra AT4 isn’t a cynical marketing ploy, there is some true “all-terrain toughness” that genuinely goes along with these new truck rides.   A factory-installed lift kit that’s included in these new Thunder Bay GMC Trucks in Ontario, also manages to raise the AT4 by two inches, while Rancho monotube shocks, a locking rear differential, a two-speed transfer case and standard all-wheel drive prove this GMC can dare to venture off paved surfaces, so there you have the off road connections — though you might risk getting mud and muck on the truck’s handsome 18- or 20-inch alloy wheels which is sort of making some GMC Truck lovers hesitant.

The GMC Trucks Graphite Edition Expounded Upon

newThe Yukon Graphite Edition of the latest GMC Trucks for sale in Thunder Bay is definitely a focus for today as well as our most recent posts on behalf of their Thunder Bay GMC Trucks dealership in Canada.  The truth is, there is quite a bit to share with you about the luxury involved in this truck’s design.  In terms of refinement, let us pick up on the outside and include the following, “To further refine ride quality, air levelling rear suspension is also standard on Yukon Graphite Edition.”  But, you ought to know that we have yet to explore the details surrounding the exterior portion of these new trucks, especially as it pertains to the performance edition of these trucks.

Here’s what we are told online by many who have experienced these new GCM Trucks up close, “The Yukon Graphite Performance Edition goes a step further, building on the distinctive look of the Yukon Graphite Edition with unique 22-inch, six-spoke wheels with a gloss black finish, while further elevating both performance and premium convenience.”

Let’s wander under the hood to further evaluate this truck’s performance, shall we?  “To start, Yukon Graphite Performance Edition gains a powerful 6.2-liter V-8 engine, along with an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission, as standard equipment. Delivering 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, this incredible powertrain combination is usually reserved for GMC’s flagship Yukon Denali, marking the first time it’s available in a Yukon SLT model.”  When it comes to new cars and trucks, it is common for one element to outweigh another.  In the case of these new Thunder Bay GMC Trucks in Canada, there is a distinct balance achieved between the ride and the powertrain, as the Yukon Graphite Performance Edition also provides a premium ride to match its premium powertrain, as the advanced Magnetic Ride Control suspension – previously only available on Yukon Denali – is standard equipment. “This system is capable of making quick, precise adjustments to dampening in order to deliver the perfect blend of handling and comfort for the road surface at hand.”

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.