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!
We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Memorial Day weekend—and that you took time out of your day to remember those who have served and sacrificed for our country’s freedom and values. Here at Richard Karr Motors, we are proud to announce that the GMC Military Discount remains available to all veterans throughout the month of June, as we continue to honor those who served in the military.
The extended discount is part of GM Military Appreciation Month, which began back on May 1, 2015. The discount is available to all veterans, regardless of separation date, and applies to all vehicles—even Denali trims. Kathryn Scott, a veteran who lives in Reidsville, Georgia, recounted how easy it was to use the discount: “The process was easy—all I had to do was show my DD Form 214 separation papers and my dealer took care of everything.”
If you come see us at Richard Karr, we will also take care of everything for you. If you’re a veteran of any branch of the military—Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, or the National Guard and Coast Guard—come see us to take advantage of the discount today. For everyone else—you never know what kind of great deals we’ll have going on here, so make sure to stop by and check out our inventory very soon!
The GMC brand provides customers with an unprecedented level of “precision,” as the brand’s new marketing campaign of the same name highlights. The attention to detail and professional grade design and materials are nowhere as evident as they are on the GMC Denali trim, the topline trim of the brand’s SUVs and pickup trucks. The reviews of the 2015 Denali trim are in, and they all say the Denali is the best luxury trim available.
The Denali trim adds things like chrome wheels and other chrome accents on the outside, while the inside features soft-touch surfaces, leather seats, and refined design and performance features all across the vehicle. The heavy-duty truck customers seem especially attracted to the Denali line, with 44 percent of all heavy duty trucks sold having the Denali trim. The light-duty trucks, on the other hand, only boast a 12% Denali trim rate.
If you want the power of a truck and the interior of a premier luxury car, come see us here at Richard Karr Motors to learn more about the Denali trim today. You’ll find out how truly silent the cabin is, how great the infotainment and other technology features, and the most comfortable interior furnishings available, so come see us today!
Even amongst its segment, the GMC Terrain has created a niche for itself. According to CNET, “GMC refers to the new Terrain as a ‘compact SUV.’” But it’s at least two feet longer than your average compact SUV. The Terrain seems to be quite comfortable in the no-man’s land between full-size and compact. That’s a very cool thing.
GM is likely promoting the Terrain as compact because they know compact buyers are going to love it. It’s simply going to feel like a compact SUV with more room and not like a bulky, full-size SUV that feels like a tank once you get in a parking garage.
The 2016 GMC Terrain, a mid-cycle refresh, recently debuted at the New York International Auto Show. CNET acknowledged its “rugged” looks while praising its “smart” qualities, which include a touchscreen Intellilink head unit including navigation as well as OnStar telematics services. The “compact” SUV is big on safety as well, with a rear-view camera and forward collision alert among other features.
All in all, the refreshed 2016 GMC Terrain maintains the SUV as a solid, reliable, attractive and relevant choice among its segment