2018 GMC Terrain Revealed!


Yesterday, GMC revealed the all-new 2018 GMC Terrain on Facebook Live at the Detroit Auto Show.

The 5-passenger crossover SUV will have three available turbocharged engines: 1.5L and 2L gas engines, and a 1.6L turbo diesel.  It has a whole new look with C-shaped signature LED lighting an aerodynamic, muscular stance. Inside, it features fold-flat seats, including the front passenger seat, a re-designed electronic shifter, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility!

“It is a striking design with functional beauty,” said Helen Emsley, executive director of Global GMC Design, in a press release. “There’s confidence and optimism in its stance, with exceptional attention to detail that speaks to GMC’s rise as a premium brand.”

shiftingThe new electronic shifter creates more room in the center console, but it may take some getting used to!  It also has a Traction Select system, which allows you to choose your traction based on driving conditions.

It will be available in SL, SLE, SLT and Denali trim levels when it arrives at our Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership in Platteville this summer!

                                            Spec Highlights:

           EXTERIOR                                            INTERIOR
Available LED Headlamps                              Fold Flat Front and Second Row Seats
LED Tail Lamps                                                  Re-imagined Center Console
Redesigned GMC Grille                                   Available Heated Second Row Seats
Wraparound-style Windows                         Contrast Stitching

PERFORMANCE                                      SAFETY (Available features)
1.5L I-4 Turbo                                                       Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking
Available 2.0L I-4 Turbo                                   Semi-Automatic Parking Assist
Available 1.6L I-4 Turbo Diesel                       Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
Traction Select System                                      Side Blind Zone Alert
Electronic Precision Shift                                 Rear Park Assist

Learn more: http://www.gmc.com/suvs/2018-terrain-small-suv.html


2014 Detroit Auto Show – New Vehicle Coverage

Those of us in the Tri-States that couldn’t attend the Detroit Auto Show don’t have to feel left out! Here are some of the hot vehicles being shown at the show.

2015 Ford F-150    


The wholly different look of the F150 has been getting quite a bit of praise. An even more exciting tidbit was the announcement that the truck will have an aluminum-intensive structure and a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. The use of aluminum cut a massive 700 pounds from the truck’s curb weight!


2015 Ford Mustang

tangThe new beast will have either a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine or a 3.7-liter V6 that remain as the base engine, while the GT will sport the popular 5.0-liter Coyote V8. The 2.3 is estimated to have 305 horsepower & 300 pound-feet of torque!


2015 Corvette Z06

vetteNot much is known about the new Corvette, Yet. But there are rumors that it will be over 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque! Check out those aggressive lines – this promises to be one of the baddest boys in the ‘hood.


2015 GMC Canyon

CanyonThe Canyon, following the recent announcement of its brother, the Chevy Colorado, has aluminum-block engines with direct injection and variable valve timing available. The two engines are the 2.5-liter four cylinder with 193 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and a 3.6-liter V6 is available with 302 hp and 270 lb-ft.


2015 Chrysler 200

200With an all new exterior AND interior and AWD Standard (for the v6), the Chrysler 200 is set to become the mid-sized car to drive. The engine options are the 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder and venerable 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 which has a preliminary estimate of 184 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque.

Chevy Makes a Super-“Sonic” BOOM at the Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show is always bound to bring out the latest and greatest each manufacturer has to offer in their vehicle displays. Of the new and exciting things happening, Chevrolet unveiled the Sonic which acts as a replacement to the Chevrolet Aveo. While the Aveo’s departure from the lineup is a sad time for some, there is plenty of good to look forward to in the Sonic.

At first glance it kind of feels like an Aveo, it was built to replace the Aveo and will probably be priced close to that of an Aveo… so what’s the difference? Glad you asked…

Lets start off the bat with the engine. Remember the Ecotec 1.4L turbo that is available on the Chevy Cruze? It’s back, this time in a smaller and lighter package with the Sonic’s 6-speed manual @138hp will ensure your ride to have a great sense of speed and performance. Standard with the Sonic comes the Ecotec 1.8L engine paired with five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions.

Some options which are rare to find in a car in this segment include: Remote Start, Front Heated Seats and Sunroof. And the sedan also offers the segment’s best trunk capacity.

It comes in a 5-door hatchback and, just unveiled in Detroit, a sedan variant. From the Press Release:  “The sedan and five-door models are distinctively different. The five-door carries a tight, two-box shape with aggressive, diving feature lines, while the sedan’s “notchback” profile has a more upscale and mature presence. At first glance, the five-door model looks like a three-door hatch because the rear door handles are discreetly located in the “C”-pillar area. The rear of the five-door continues with unconventional details, including exposed, motorcycle-inspired rear taillamps.”

Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet marketing comments, “The all-new Chevrolet Sonic blends the practicality of a small car with the passion for driving that Chevrolet vehicles like the Corvette are known for.” And, coincidentally, the engineers for the Corvette are responsible for the ride and handling on the Sonic.

And as a little extra bonus/fact. The Sonic is the only small car to be built-in America, its production will be starting later in 2011 at the General Motors Orion Assembly Center in Michigan.