Buick Teases New Crossover

The designers at Buick are moving into new territory on future crossovers and sedans.

“This is a really important time for Buick,” says Executive Design Director Helen Emsley. “For a while we’ve been trying to reinvent Buick and find out what it is. This is a perfect time for us to sit back and say, ok, what is the right thing to do for Buick? Let’s make sure we do it correctly.”

Recently, members of cardesignnews.com received invitations for a rare visit to the GM Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. There, they got a glimpse of new concepts for the brand, including the mysteriously named “Orange Car.” Cardesignnews.com described the Orange Car as having “bold, aggressive inspiration” and said it would “shock and surprise many, both inside and outside the industry.” At the same time, the designers at Buick have included bits of Buick history into the new models to honor design cues of the past.

There isn’t much else known about the new models, but General Motors did make a sizeable $36 million investment in its Lansing assembly plant, suggesting the concepts could be made in the States.

Although 80 percent of the brand’s sales come from China, Buick is determined to continue producing quality vehicles for the United States. See some of Buick’s current production models at Transwest Buick GMC.

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GMC Electric Pickup Truck Could be in the Works

When you think of a pickup truck, it’s likely you don’t think of an eco-friendly vehicle. Typically, these workhorses are known for their relatively gas-guzzling nature. That’s about to change, though, as more carmakers are looking to introduce all-electric pickup trucks – and GMC might just be one of them.

According to MotorTrend magazine, Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC, hinted at the possibility of a GMC electric pickup truck earlier this year. “Certainly, it’s something we’re considering,” he said in an interview with the Detroit Bureau.

While this model is purely rumor right now, it’s possible that it will come when all vehicles on the road become electric, though many think that this electrified pickup truck will come sooner.

Currently, General Motors is working on a new electric architecture that is expected to make its debut by 2021. While GM has geared Cadillac to be the brand that first sits on this new platform, it’s possible that an electric pickup truck will be one of the 20 new all-electric vehicles the brand intends to introduce by 2023.

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GMC would be joining the likes of Tesla and Rivian in its plans for an electric pickup truck. It would also go head-to-head with Ford, who recently said it plans on creating an electric version of the F-150 at some point.

We don’t have an electric truck on the lot, but if you’re looking for a work vehicle for today, contact us at Transwest Buick GMC.

New GMC Sierra Ad Shows Off MultiPro Tailgate

The big innovation for the new GMC Sierra 1500 is the MultiPro™ tailgate, which has six unique configurations that enable easier loading and unloading in the cargo bed and makes accessing the cargo bed yourself much easier. The six functions of the new MultiPro tailgate are Primary Gate, Primary Gate Load Stop, Easy Access, Full-Width Step, Inner Gate Load Stop, and Inner Gate with Work Surface.

This, of course, isn’t the only change for 2019, which ushers in a new generation; GMC also debuted new Dynamic Fuel Management technology on the Sierra.

To drum up excitement about the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 and the MultiPro tailgate specifically, the automaker released a new ad called “Anthem,” which aired earlier this year during several important NFL games.

It’s a strange ad, but it’s doing quite well with audiences. In the ad, a driver takes his new GMC Sierra to a hilltop as a sort of beacon to truck drivers everywhere. And those truck drivers answer the call. The ad shows us drivers of trucks like the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 ripping the tailgates off their trucks and walking together toward the hill with the Sierra, all while singing “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” by Steam.

You can watch the ad below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=36&v=LgbZiuGlqOY

If you want to see the new GMC Sierra for yourself, contact us at Transwest GMC.

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2020 GMC Sierra HD Gets More Tech Features

The 2020 GMC Sierra HD is ready to take on the heavy-duty pickup truck segment — and it’s doing so with a brand-new, tech-loaded model that’s ready to head off-road.

For the 2020 model year, the 2020 Sierra HD will come with an integrated trailer-brake controller, along with an available exterior camera system that can display up to 15 different views on the truck’s infotainment system. This includes an image that can “see through” your trailer, using the tailgate camera and a camera mounted on the trailer’s rear to help you see behind you as you’re towing.

Along with this new technology, the 2020 Sierra HD will also offer a new off-road model, called the AT4. This model will use Rancho shock absorbers, skid plates, and a locking rear differential to conquer uncharted terrain. It will also have a dedicated driving mode and 18-inch Michelin all-terrain tires to help make it more appealing to those who crave off-road adventures. This model will even come with dark-chrome exterior accents, a black-chrome grille, and red tow hooks to give it a unique exterior style.

The 2020 Sierra HD will be ready to go on sale by the end of 2019. There’s no word yet on the heavy-duty truck’s pricing, but we can guess that its starting MSRP will be around the $35,000 mark.

While the 2020 GMC Sierra HD isn’t on dealership lots yet, you can check out the rest of the spectacular GMC lineup at Transwest GMC.

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Which 2019 GMC Canyon Engine Is Right for You?

The 2019 GMC Canyon is a premium midsize pickup truck that’s known for its three potent and efficient engines. Here’s a quick overview of each one so you can find which 2019 GMC Canyon engine suits best suits your lifestyle.

2.5-liter four-cylinder engine

The standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, partnered with a six-speed automatic transmission. It enables the Canyon to tow up to 3,500 pounds and creates quite a bit of power for a base engine — 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. You can also opt for a manual transmission if you want direct control over the engine’s power. 

3.6-liter V6 engine

If you’re craving pure power, the 3.6-liter V6 mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission delivers. In total, it serves up 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque and tows an impressive weight of 7,000 pounds.

Duramax® 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine

The 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine boasts a number of best-in-class ratings such as an amazing 369 lb-ft of torque and a towing capacity reaching up to 7,700 pounds. The last best-in-class quality arrives in efficiency, with a highway fuel economy of 30 mpg.* It doesn’t stop with multiple segment-leading stats, as it also introduces the segment-first exhaust brake that slows the truck using engine compression.

These amazing engine options let you customize the 2019 GMC Canyon to suit your needs from an everyday commute to towing power for tough jobs. If you’d like to learn more about the Canyon’s engines or try them out yourself, visit us at Transwest GMC to schedule a test drive.

*EPA estimated 20 city/30 hwy 2WD with the available Duramax® 2.8L Turbo Diesel engine.

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Denver Activities and Events for the Winter Season

Denver is known for its scenery and winter sports. Whether you’d like to tackle the slopes with the family or you’re simply looking for a fun outdoor activity to do alone, there are Denver activities and events for everyone.

You can try ice skating in downtown Denver at Skyline Park until February 3. It’s free if you bring your own skates, and rentals are just $6 to $8. There is regularly scheduled entertainment, and you can even take skating lessons on Saturday mornings.

The Winter Park Resort is the major ski center in the Denver area. You can book ski lessons, explore with the scenic Snowcat tours, or tube down the hill.  There’s also a lodge with mountaintop dining, which offers a truly unforgettable weekend for anyone looking to hit the slopes and have a premier meal when they’re finished.

For those who love craft brews and IPAs, consider the Denver Winter Brew Fest from January 25 to 26 at the Mile High Station. The Winter Brew Fest features local, regional, and national microbrews, live music, food, and a range of other vendors.

Finally, check out the Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks event on February 1 at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. This is a truly unforgettable winter concert at one to the world’s most iconic venues.

These are only a few of the winter activities and events that Denver has to offer. We at Transwest GMC hope you stay safe while having fun and enjoying yourself out there. 

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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 in Denver, Colorado

Are you looking for an exciting way to ring in New Year’s Eve 2018 in Denver, Colorado? Check out one of these exciting events around the city.

Denver’s Grandest New Year’s Eve Party

Head over to the Grand Hyatt Denver on the last day of the year for this amazing party that’ll fill you with nostalgia from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s thanks to the cover performances by Nacho Men. The event includes an open bar, balloon drops, dinner buffet, and a signature champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Welcome the New Year with fireworks at the 16th Street Mall. This event is totally free — and if the kiddos can’t last until the midnight fireworks, head to the mall earlier in the evening for the 9 p.m. fireworks spectacular.

Resolution NYE 2019

The name is a bit of a misnomer: Resolution NYE 2019 is anything but reserved, and this party gives one last night of indulgence before 2019 rolls around. It’s a rowdy event with dancing, open bars, DJs across three floors, and art installations. You can even catch an amazing light show with tons of confetti at the McNichols Civic Center Building.

Join with Transwest GMC in celebrating the final night of 2018 in the Denver area. Happy New Year!

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Mini Sierra Denali Holiday Giveaway

Mini Sierra Denali Giveaway

You’ve seen them in the commercials, now is your chance to have one in your garage! At Transwest Buick GMC Isuzu we are giving away 10 Mini Sierra Denali trucks on December 18th, 2018. Every new Sierra that is purchased between now and December 17th, 2018 will earn an entry into the drawing. We will be drawing the 10 lucky winners on December 18th, and they will be notified to take delivery of their new Mini Denali. These trucks have some awesome features, much like their full-sized cousins!  

 

  • 2.5-5 MPH forward / 2.5 MPH reverse speeds
  • Battery life indicator
  • Cup holders
  • Chrome rims
  • Two opening doors and tailgate
  • Realistic engine and horn noises
  • Working LED headlights
  • MP3 jack with speakers
  • Rubber traction strips on wheels
  • Two Seats with seat belts

 

 

Tis the season to give the perfect gift and right now at Transwest Buick GMC Isuzu 2018 Sierra’s have great savings! So stop by today or call our Sales Team to pick out your new Sierra, and have a chance to win a Mini Sierra for your favorite youngster. If you have any questions please contact our Sales Team, this giveaway is for retail customers only. Our dealership will be closed Thanksgiving Day, then back to regular hours. 

2019 GMC Acadia Technology: Ahead of Its Class

The 2019 GMC Acadia is one of the most technologically advanced mid-size SUVs in the industry. The 2019 GMC Acadia technology includes features that keep you connected and safe on the go.

For starters, the GMC Acadia comes standard with the GMC Infotainment System and is available with an 8-inch multicolor touch-screen display. Drivers can use this system to access available navigation, connect seamlessly to the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi®, or integrate their smartphones to access their favorite apps via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility.

For improved towing, the 2019 Acadia is available with Hitch Guidance with Hitch View. This technology relies on the standard Rear Vision Camera with dynamic gridlines to enhance visibility when hooking up a trailer.

The 2019 GMC Acadia comes with a number of standard safety features, like a suite of airbags, Teen Driver (perfect for parents of young drivers), and the Pro Grade Warranty. In addition, the Acadia is available with several driver-assist safety features that help prevent accidents from ever happening. Some of these available technologies include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

This only scratches the surface on the 2019 GMC Acadia’s technology features. Come explore the 2019 Acadia at Transwest GMC.2019 GMC Acadia technology

Fall in Love with All This 2018 Buick Encore Technology

 

There are so many reasons to love the new 2018 Buick Encore. It boasts two potent yet efficient engines, it offers beautiful styling inside and out, and it features a wide range of advanced technologies. Here is just a taste of the 2018 Buick Encore technology that you can experience inside your favorite compact luxury SUV:

  • Buick Infotainment System: The new Buick Infotainment System keeps you connected on the go. This year, it features available built-in Navigation, as well as available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. The 2018 Encore is even available with a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot so you don’t have to burn through your family’s data on long trips.
  • Rear Vision Camera: The Rear Vision Camera is standard across the Buick Encore lineup and gives you a clear view of what is behind you when in reverse.
  • Driver-Assist Safety Features: The 2018 Encore is available with a wide range of driver-assist safety features. These include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and Side Blind Zone Alert.
  • QuietTuning™: Hate noisy car rides? The Buick Encore boasts QuietTuning technology to keep sounds to a minimum, with a specifically engineered suspension, triple door sealing, and acoustic laminated glass.

The 2018 Buick Encore also includes a number of other premium features. Come and explore them all at Transwest Buick GMC.

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