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GMC Introduces Sierra 1500 AT4 All Mountain Concept Vehicle

Sierra 1500 AT4 All Mountain

GMC vehicles are renowned for their ruggedness and impressive capabilities. That’s why the Sierra 1500 was the perfect starting point for one of the automaker’s most striking concept trucks.

GMC showed off the Sierra 1500 AT4 All Mountain concept at the recent Calgary Stampede event. This is a GMC model built for climbing mountains in treacherous conditions. It was equipped with a special set of Mattracks to replace its traditional tires — a modification that helps it navigate snowy terrain.

Powering the Sierra 1500 AT4 All Mountain concept is a 6.2-liter V8 engine. This reliable powertrain helps the custom concept vehicle deliver 240 horsepower and an impressive 480 lb-ft of torque.

The aggressive front grille boasts LED lighting and powerful headlights that can illuminate even the darkest mountain trails. For better ground clearance, this model even has a custom eight-inch lift, making this concept iteration of the GMC Sierra 1500 a fair bit taller than a traditional GMC Sierra pickup truck.

The GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 All Mountain concept vehicle isn’t currently available for purchase. Still, if you need a mass-market truck that you can rely on to get the job done, be sure to check out our lineup of GMC Sierra 1500 models when you visit Richard Karr Motors.

Optimize Your Commute with Infotainment

Optimize Your Commute

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.

Want a vehicle with the latest infotainment features? Check out our inventory at Richard Karr Motors.

New GMC CarbonPro™ Bed: Innovative Carbon Fiber Design

GMC CarboPro bed

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.

“CarbonPro is 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.

See what GMC is made of — come test drive a Sierra CarbonPro Edition truck at Richard Karr Motors.

Check Out This New GMC Sierra Ad Feature the MultiPro Tailgate

MultiPro tailgate - Richard Karr Motors - Waco, TX

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
  • Primary Gate Load Stop
  • Easy Access
  • Full-Width Step
  • 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.

2018 GMC Yukon Denali Updates

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!

Go Off Road with the 2017 GMC Sierra HD All Terrain X

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.

2017 GMC Acadia Introduces Industry-first GMC Rear Seat Reminder

The 2017 GMC Acadia is introducing an innovative feature that will help to save lives: the GMC Rear Seat Reminder. The accidental deaths of children and animals is unfortunately common—sleeping kids in the backseat are easy to forget about when you’re a busy parent, and even leaving them alone for a few minutes can be fatal.

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.

GMC Rear Seat Reminder in the 2017 AcadiaThe 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.

2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition is Sinister and Athletic

You’ve loved the GMC Canyon Nightfall and Sierra All Terrain X. Now, get ready for the 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition, which brings a blacked-out treatment to America’s favorite crossover SUV.

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.

2017 GMC Terrain NightfallStrangely, 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.

New GMC Acadia Priced Lower than Previous Generation

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.

GMC Trucks Receive 2016 KBB Best Resale Value Awards

2016 KBB Resale Value Awards

The GMC Canyon and GMC Sierra have been recognized in the 2016 KBB Best Resale Value Awards, an annual award given to the ten vehicles in the industry that get the highest return on resale 3 and 5 years down the road. Vehicles on the list must fetch at least a 55% of their original sticker price after 3 years.

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.