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Tracking GMC Truck Progress

track recordLooking at all that happens in a GMC Truck in Thunder Bay portfolio, we know that it can be particularly difficult to handle yourself when you are a twin, such as the GMC Sierra.  The Sierra shares a platform with its corporate twin, the Chevrolet Silverado and according to all we read in our recent research, it is one of the top trucks for sale in Thunder Bay. It has positioned itself as a more premium alternative to the Chevy truck, but it’s been a difficult case to make when you consider how similar the two trucks have been, for some people, they struggle with leaning in one particular direction or the other, but the GMC Sierra is at the top of the list for most actually.

For 2019, the Sierra gets a redesign that gives it more individuality. Its new exterior design is bold and striking, and it does a lot to set this GMC truck apart from the Silverado. More importantly, the Sierra adds innovative content that isn’t available on rival trucks, and this should give it an edge in the current marketplace.  Worth mentioning on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Trucks is the fact that the GMC Sierra, last year, pulled out all the stops, moving 217,943 new trucks which gave it a strong enough performance and finish to put it into 17th place for best selling vehicle in the year of 2017.

There were still a few new trucks ahead, no doubt, but seriously, those are numbers to be reckoned with and we know that improvement can often times mean more than overall finish.  These new GMC Trucks in Thunder Bay ON, continue to amaze us with increased sales over the previous year each time we look at track records.  This latest overhaul better positions the GMC Sierra to realize its full sales potential, but that doesn’t mean it’s free of shortcomings.  It is worth mentioning though, that the GMC trucks in Thunder Bay On continue to perform well and sales are not an issue when it comes to these excellent new and used GMC Trucks in Canada.

Changes in GMC Trucks

changeHow 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.  However small, the changes do exist and so we will cover them here for you to ponder and use in your consideration of your next GMC Trucks purchase in Thunder Bay Ontario.

One change is an addition of a popular GMC Truck package, the eAssist package at your Truck Dealers in Thunder Bay.  “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.”

In the small, yet slightly impactful change category comes things that were untouched as well, believe it or not, as this also bears weight on the new GMC Truck market and choices presented to new truck buyers in Thunder Bay at your local GMC Truck dealer in Thunder Bay Ontario.  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.

 

 

GMC Truck Demands

demandWhen we research and write about GMC Trucks in Canada, we like to look for overall topics from the world of trucks in general, and one topic for discussion that has been in the hot seat for sometime, is the lack of interest in trucks in general.  However, good news remains, according to your Thunder  Bay GMC Trucks Dealership in Canada, even with a noticeable decline in the number of pickups being sold in 2018, trucks remain big business in Canada.

In fact, from a market share perspective, pickup trucks are quite frankly more popular in Canada than south of the border. Pickups account for 20 per cent of Canadian auto sales and 19 per cent in the U.S., so although these numbers are close, both are on the low side and the US is actually less interested in trucks than their northern neighbor, Canada.  What do the trends look like in general, when it comes to GMC Trucks in Thunder Bay?  Well, pickup truck momentum is slowing, but not dead in Canada, minivan popularity is bottoming out entirely, and passenger cars are shrinking in abundance as well.  What is on the rise are SUV and crossover demands.  These units have basically prevented the market from crashing in 2018.

This, from our recent research on behalf of your GMC Truck sales in Canada, tells us the following, “Total vehicle sales through the first 10 months of 2018 was down just two per cent, a marginal decrease made more tolerable by a nine-per-cent improvement in SUV/crossover volume. That SUV increase includes nearly 29,000 sales — roughly four per cent of total utility vehicle demand…”  If you want to look into a truck from Canada, however, the supply is there as the demand has not entirely diminished. You will want to look for the details of what’s available at your local new and used GMC Trucks Dealership in Thunder Bay Ontario today.