Off the Beaten Path: GMC Reveals First Ever Off-Road 2019 GMC Sierra AT4


GMC recently revealed the first-ever 2019 GMC Sierra AT4!

While it is an off-road capable vehicle, the AT4 still has the refinement and technologies GMC is known for, making it ideal for both the open road and an off-road adventure.

“The AT4 brings new levels of refinement and innovative technology — a formula that no one else in the industry currently delivers,” said Alan Batey, EVP and President of GM North America, in the vehicle’s reveal video.

The exterior of the vehicle is based on the next generation 2019 GMC Sierra, with tweaks including body color front and rear bumpers and grille surround, black chrome throughout, high gloss black finish on the window trim and mirror caps, and a few touches of red to complete the look.

gmc-life-sierra1500-AT4-Reveal-2-19PGSR00250The vehicle comes with 18-inch wheels, with available mud terrain-rated Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires. There are also optional AT4-specific 20-inch machined-face wheels with all-terrain tires.

The AT4’s suspension rides 2 inches higher than the 2019 Sierra, giving it better ground clearance for off-road driving. Four-wheel drive is standard, as is a 5.3-liter V-8 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission.

Inside, the vehicle is ready for any activity, while also providing a comfortable ride. Rubber floor liners are standard, and a large 24-liter storage tray can be found beneath the second-row seats. Rear seat backs can open to reveal two 10-liter storage spaces as well.

The AT4 doesn’t skimp on technology. Notable features include:gmc-life-sierra1500-AT4-Reveal-3-19PGSR00246

  • Traction Select System: Allows the driver to choose from pre-set drive modes that have been tailored for a variety of terrain or weather conditions.
  • Segment-first Multi-Color Head-Up Display: Projects customizeable vehicle data on the windshield in a 3×7-inch display.
  • Surround Vision: This available feature provides the driver with a bird’s-eye view through an overhead image on the infotainment screen. This is useful when maneuvering in tight quarters like a parking garage or challenging trail.

The vehicle has best-in-class cargo volume — 62.9 cubic feet on the short box model and 89.1 cubic feet on standard box models. The box also provides a 110-volt outlet.

The Sierra AT4 also incorporates the industry-first GMC MultiPro Tailgate, which has six unique functions and positions.

The vehicle will be available at dealerships this fall.

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Click here to learn more about the 2019 GMC Sierra AT4.


It’s Here! 2019 Ram 1500 Has Arrived at Runde Auto Group of Manchester


The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 recently rolled onto the lot at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester!

The most notable difference at first glance is the truck’s grille, which is larger and more aggressive. There are six different 2019-Ram-1500-VLP-Gallery-3-j.jpg.image.1440grille styles to choose from.

The truck itself is lighter — it weighs nearly 225 pounds less than the previous model — but stronger, with an increased payload of 2,300 pounds, and maximum trailer tow of 12,750 pounds.

“The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 delivers a non-compromise approach to the full-size truck segment with strength, durability, technology, and efficiency,” said Mike Manley, head of Ram brand, in a press release. “The Ram 1500 stands out as the benchmark in a very competitive market.”2019-Ram-1500-VLP-Gallery-6-j.jpg.image.1440

The frame is 98% high-strength steel and the truck’s wheelbase and cab are four inches longer, giving it better proportions and aerodynamics. It is the first full-size truck without a mast antenna — all navigation, Wi-Fi, radio, and Sirius XM are handled by a new shark fin antenna.

The vehicle has nearly 100% more storage capacity versus the closest competitor at 151.1 liters! The second row includes slide reclining seats to eight degrees, a true flat-load floor with integrated RamBins with tie down rings, and expandable under seat storage.

2019-Ram-1500-VLP-Gallery-2-j.jpg.image.1440The all-new Ram 1500 continues to offer lockable bed storage with RamBox, which now includes a 115-volt outlet. The industry-first cargo management system includes versatile, weatherproof, lockable, illuminated, and drainable storage bins built into the bed rails.

There are more than 100 safety and security features in the 2019 Ram 1500. The newest features include:

  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System: Points headlights in the planned direction the vehicle is traveling using steering wheel input to point light around turns, driveways, and parking lots
  • Advance Brake Assist: If inadequate force is applied to the brakes in response to signal from Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning, sensors will increase brake force automatically
  • LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus: Assists driver with corrective action to stay in the lane
  • ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist: Sensors on bumper guide the 2019-Ram-1500-VLP-Gallery-5-j.jpg.image.1440driver into the parking space. Parallel parking is possible on either side of vehicle by selecting the direction with the turn signal; for perpendicular parking, vehicle backs itself into space
  • Rear Cross Path detection: Warns the driver of movement behind the vehicle when it is in reverse using illuminated icons and an audible chime
  • Surround View Camera: Uses four cameras positioned around the vehicle to provide a bird’s eye perspective of the vehicle and its immediate surroundings.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go, and Hold: Helps maintain a driver-adjustable distance between the vehicle and the one in front of it and can bring the vehicle to a controlled stop and hold it there. Decreases the vehicle’s pre-set cruise-control speed when closing in on another vehicle in the same lane, or when another vehicle moves into the same lane. The system will accelerate the vehicle back to the pre-set rate once the vehicle in front speeds up or moves into another lane.

View Runde Auto Group’s inventory of 2019 Ram 1500s here. 


Chevrolet Reveals New Work Trucks! Check out the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, & 6500HD

The Chevrolet 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD made their debut at the NTEA The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis today!

These heavy duty Silverados are perfect for a wide variety of businesses, such as lawn and garden, automotive, concrete work, electrical work, water/sewer/utility lines, highway and street construction, and special trade contractors.

“Chevy’s designers and engineers were obsessed with making this Silverado the most636560102427035917-2019-Silverado-4500HD-012-1- customer-focused medium duty truck of any major competitor,” said Ed Peper, U.S. Vice President of GM Fleet, in a press release. “By customer-focused, I mean work-ready trucks that are easy to upfit, easy to drive, easy to service, and easy to own.”

Developers took input from fleet managers, truck drivers, upfitters, technicians, and Chevy dealers.

The vehicles will be available in 2WD and 4WD and will be powered by a standard 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine with 350 horsepower and 700 lb ft of torque and Allison transmissions with a Power Take Off option.

There will be seven industry-standard cab-to-axle options and 10 wheelbases to allow upfits tailored to specific needs.

636560319573778469-2019Silverado4500HD04The trucks have optional factory-installed Air Ride Suspension. An engine-driven accessory air compressor inflates air bags in the rear suspension. This allows the driver to increase or release pressure, which adjusts the load/unload height.

“It’s not just numbers on a spec sheet that make us different and better,” said John Schwegman, director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty at GM Fleet, in a press release. “These new Silverados are designed to solve the most common upfit and ownership challenges fleets have with many of today’s medium duty trucks.”

They have a factory-painted frame with no welds or brackets to cut down on the cost and complexity of upfits. A “clamshell” hood and 50-degree wheel cut allows for easy “walk-up” access to the under-hood components. The wheel cut also allows for better maneuverability. The DEF tank is located on the passenger side of the truck, opposite of the fuel fill, to lessen refueling errors.

Production is set to begin in late 2018.