Imagine you could take your long commute and turn it into a productive, enjoyable time. With Buick and GMC Infotainment technology, you can. Check out these tips on how to use your car’s infotainment systems to make the most of your regular commutes.
Enjoy hands-free phone capabilities
Both the Buick and GMC infotainment systems come with Bluetooth® hands-free phone capabilities. This tool lets you place and receive calls and text messages without taking their hands off the wheel. With this feature, a commute becomes an opportunity to catch up with a friend or family member — or just get work-related calls out of the way while on the road.
Charge your devices
The Buick and GMC infotainment technology includes USB ports that can not only sync a device with the system but can also charge the device while you’re on the road. Multiple available USB ports provide additional charging opportunities for passengers throughout the cabin.
Link with your media
With Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities, Buick and GMC infotainment lets drivers sync their compatible devices with the in-cabin touch screen. This brings things like personal playlists and podcasts to the touchscreen, where media options are easy to access and navigate. With this feature, it’s easy to spend your commute listening to audiobooks or enjoying your favorite podcast.
GMC is delivering performance like never before with a new series of Sierra CarbonPro™ Edition trucks. Available this summer on the Denali 1500 and AT4 1500 trims, you’ll find the purpose-built GMC CarbonPro bed. It uses a state-of-the-art carbon fiber composite material to resist corrosion, reduce weight, and improve durability. By cutting unnecessary weight, this bed is works to improve driving dynamics.
According to GMC, the benefits of the carbon fiber bed are multifold. First, it’s stronger than most metals, as well as scratch resistant. It also doesn’t rust, like steel, and it reduces unnecessary weight. You get more volume with this special bed design, as well as better functionality thanks to added tie-down locations.
“CarbonProis made of the same raw material found in seven-figure super cars and even aerospace applications,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global GMC. “Coupled with offering the world’s first six-function MultiPro tailgate, the 2019 Sierra packs a one-two hauling punch for whatever the situation demands.”
GMC engineers have been hard at work testing the new bed to make sure it lasts. They’ve don’t drop tests, corrosion tests, extreme temperature testing, and more. Perhaps best of all, this carbo fiber bed doesn’t need a spray-in bedliner for protection because it’s so durable. Since it’s dent resistant, you also don’t need wheelhouse liners — and since it’s lighter than a metal truck bed, you can even carry an additional 59 pounds.
The 2019 GMC Sierra marks a new generation for the Sierra pickup, and with it come several changes, including new engine options with new Dynamic Fuel Management. Perhaps most notably, however, the 2019 Sierra 1500 boasts the new MultiPro™ tailgate, the one and only of its kind. This unique tailgate boasts six distinct functions that make loading and unloading cargo from the bed — as well as accessing the cargo bed — much easier.
Those six functions include:
Primary Gate Load Stop
Inner Gate Load Stop
Inner Gate with Work Surface
To celebrate this new pickup truck feature that no competitor is offering, the automaker ran a commercial during major football games. The new GMC Sierra ad, called “Anthem,” shows off the versatility of this MultiPro tailgate.
The ad, though unconventional, creatively shows off this
innovative feature. The ad features drivers of competing trucks detaching their
tailgates. Together, they journey to a hill, while singing Steam’s “Na Na Hey
Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.” At the crest of the hill, they find the GMC Sierra 1500 with
its owner, showing off the six unique functions of the tailgate.
Fortunately, you don’t have to summit a mountain to check out the new MultiPro™ tailgate. Just come in to Richard Karr Buick GMC, and check out the Sierra 1500.
The Denali line has long been world-renowned as one of the most luxurious offerings in the industry thanks to its use of high-end premium materials, bold stance, and aggressive engine. Now the 2018 GMC Yukon Denali is raising the bar with a new look and some near gear under the hood.
Style comes standard in all Denali models and the GMC Yukon is one of the first to get a refreshed look. A new thin-and-thick front grille offers a more aggressive design and looks similar to the Terrain and Acadia. The Yukon Denali grille also comes equipped with automatic shutters to help reduce drag.
The 2018 GMC Yukon Denali is the third model under the General Motors umbrella to feature the new 10-speed automatic transmission. That new transmission comes mated to a standard 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers an impressive 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Official fuel economy figures aren’t out just yet, but General Motors expects the new 10-speed automatic to deliver better numbers than the outgoing eight-speed automatic.
Of course, no Denali is complete without a high-end interior and the Yukon Denali is no exception. The 2018 model features Mastique Ash real wood throughout the cabin. Drivers will also enjoy three rows of leather-lined seating and incredible towing capability.
We here at Richard Karr Motors are pumped to get behind the wheel of the new 2018 GMC Yukon Denali!
If you want to go off-roading in your pickup truck, then it’s best if you check out the 2017 GMC Sierra HD All Terrain X model. This new model from GMC is the brother to the Sierra All Terrain X model, which was unveiled earlier this year. The HD model offers superior capabilities in a heavy-duty body, giving consumers the best of both worlds.
The Sierra HD All Terrain X is based on the 2017 Sierra 2500HD SLT crew cab with four-wheel drive. This special model adds a number of features that make it ready to head off the beaten track, including a spray-in bedliner, front and rear park assist, a heated steering wheel, leather seats, and an Off-Road Suspension package. The suspension packages gives the HD model twin-tube Rancho shock absorbers, hill descent control, and an underbody skid plate, which make it perfect for rough terrain.
What truly separates the All Terrain X from a regular All Terrain HD model is its 18-inch black-painted wheels, a bed-mounted sport bar, black side steps, and a body-color grille surround and door handles. All this black makes for an intimidating silhouette, highlighting the Sierra HD’s ability to take you wherever you need to go.
To find out more about the 2017 GMC Sierra HD All Terrain X model, which will go on sale in early 2017, make sure you stop in to Richard Karr Motors.
The new Acadia—and probably, other brands and models in the future—is aiming to combat this with Rear Seat Reminder, which keeps track of when backseat doors are opened and reminds the driver to check the backseat when they’ve been opened within 10 minutes of the vehicle being driven.
The feature doesn’t have radar to detect items in the backseat, so even if the Rear Seat Reminder doesn’t active for whatever reason, it’s important not to grow complacent.
This will also prove helpful in cases of theft, since items forgotten in the backseat are a major target for theft. According to GMC, almost 23% of cases of petty larceny in 2014 were from a car. Half of children under age 14 who die of in-vehicle heatstroke have been forgotten by caretakers.
Offered on the SLE-2 and SLT trims, this special-edition Terrain makes no apologies for its menacing look. Gloss-black accents have replaced the traditional chrome-heavy finishes just about everywhere, including the front and rear fascia accents, grille surround, mirror caps, roof rack, and even the license-plate surround. In addition, the wheels now have machined faces with black spokes and the grille inserts were changed to charcoal. Overall, this bolsters the Terrain’s already sporty appearance with a more sinister and athletic look.
Strangely, the 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition is available in more than just Onyx Black. Customers at Richard Karr Motors may also choose between Summit White, Graphite Gray, and Crimson Red when the new model goes on sale in fall 2016.
The next-generation GMC Acadia has been a hot topic recently, with the new SUV showing up at several auto shows and attracting attention thanks to its entirely redesigned appearance. With a dramatic weight loss and an overall look that gives the Acadia a more “crossover” feel as opposed to its past as a rugged SUV, the vehicle has undergone some drastic changes to appeal to an increasingly competitive segment. Now, the GMC Acadia price has been announced — and with a sticker price up to $3,000 less than the previous generation, the new Acadia is competitively-priced, too.
The entry-level SL trim of the new 2017 Acadia will be $1,905 less expensive than the old iteration, with a price tag of $29,995. As you go up through the trim levels, however, you eventually reach the range-topping, $47,845 Acadia Denali equipped with all-wheel drive, which received a $2,970 price cut from the previous model. GMC says that despite the price cut, the new 2017 Acadia will come with more standard equipment and more efficient engines, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, just to name a few features that now come standard on the new Acadia.
The Acadia is due for release sometime in spring 2016. With the GMC Acadia price getting such a hefty cut, especially with the vehicle entering a new generation and equipped with so many new standard features, GM representatives are confident the crossover will become a leader in its segment.
The Canyon and Sierra were numbers 3 and 9 on the list, joined mostly by other trucks and SUVs. The Canyon retains an estimated 70.7% of its original value after 3 years, while the Sierra gets about 57% of its sticker price.
The presence of two GMC vehicles on the list is a testament to the durability and excellence of engineering, since cars with higher resale values tend to have lower long-term maintenance costs. This win comes on the heels of several other awards to the Canyon in 2015, including the Cars.com Midsize Pickup Challenge and the AutoWeek Best of the Best Truck.
Apple CarPlay capability will be making its way to some new 2016 Buick and GMC models! The new technology will improve driver-car integration and safety because you will no longer be tempted to use a cell phone while driving.
The new technology will be available in 2016 Buick Regal and LaCrosse models, as well as the 2016 GMC Canyon, Yukon and Sierra. Apple CarPlay will run though the IntelliLink system set up in each car, allowing the drivers to have their smartphone features on the touchscreen interface.
Duncan Aldred, Vice President of Buick and GMC Sales & Marketing, said, “Buick understands the importance of connectivity integration in everyday life and this new connection technology provides drivers with a smart and simple way to have all the conveniences of their mobile devices safely at their fingertips.”
If you want more information about the upcoming technology, visit us at Richard Karr Motors. We’d also love to hear what you think about Apple CarPlay, so be sure to tell us in a comment below!