Mike Adams, Fleet & Commercial Manager, at Transwest Buick GMC was featured in the Associated Builders & Contractors Summer 2018 Merit Builder Issue (Page 44). He discusses the features of the all-new medium-duty truck lineup of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverados. The unveiling of the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD is the first ever class 4, 5 and 6 Silverados in the company’s history. General Motors is providing fleet customers with an incredible lineup of trucks that can support a variety of different industries. This group of vehicles gives small and large business owners a versatile, affordable and durable option when it comes to keeping their business on the road. Transwest has a large selection of new and used fleet inventory to choose from and our sales team is committed to finding the best vehicle for your business.
For more information on the new Chevrolet Silverado Medium Duty Trucks or any other commercial truck questions contact a member of our Fleet and Commercial Sales team at Transwest Buick GMC in Henderson, Colorado. The 2019s will be available later this year but you are able to place your orders now!
The 2018 GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV known for its performance and luxury. If you looking for some reasons to buy the 2018 GMC Yukon, we can name a few.
It’s powerful. The standard engine for the 2018 GMC Yukon is the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8. This engine is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission and generates 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped with the HD Trailering Package, the Yukon can tow up to 8,500 pounds. The Yukon Denali model, however, takes its power from the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. This engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and cranks out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
It’s safe. The 2018 GMC Yukon offers a number of safety features like Teen Driver and OnStar Safety & Security. Most important is the available suite of Driver Alert and active safety technologies. This suite includes Forward Collision Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, IntelliBeam Headlamps, Adaptvie Cruise Control, the Safety Alert Seat, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking.
It’s spacious. The 2018 GMC Yukon boasts up to 94.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
There’s nothing that says “summer” quite like hooking your boat up to your GMC truck and taking it out to the lake for some fun in the water. Whether you’re planning on going fishing or tubing, though, it’s important you know how to tow your boat. Here are some quick tips for towing your boat that will help you feel more confident out on the road.
Watch your acceleration. When you have a boat attached to your vehicle, it will take a lot longer to accelerate than usual. Keep this in mind as you merge onto highways or make turns – you might need extra space between you and that car in the distance.
Increase your following distance. Just like it takes longer to accelerate, the extra weight of your boat will mean you have a longer stopping distance. This means you should increase your following distance, so you avoid any potential rear-end collisions.
Keep an eye out for fishtailing. Even when you’ve determined your tongue weight and made sure your boat and load are distributed properly, fishtailing can happen. When this does occur, remember to slow down gradually and try and keep your steering wheel as straight as possible. Avoid the temptation to brake to slow down – this can actually increase the fishtail.
Finally, though, if you need a new vehicle to pull that boat, make sure to stop in to Transwest GMC!
Transwest Buick GMC‘s Retail Sales Consultant, Nick Schafer, takes us through the features of the new 2018 GMC Terrain Denali.
Whether it’s getting to a 4×4 trailhead, the slopes in a snowstorm or taking the family to the park, Colorado demands a lot out of your vehicle. So let’s talk about one that checks all of those boxes… the bold and capable 2018 GMC Terrain. It’s one of the top-selling compact SUVs and offers several trim levels and price points ranging anywhere from $22,000-$45,000. At Transwest Buick GMC we offer an incredible selection of new, used and certified pre-owned Terrains.
Compared to its 2017 model the 2018 Terrain has two notable differences, a new design, and improved performance. The exterior has a new sleek look to it with a floating roof and the interior is precisely crafted for luxury and comfort. On the performance end, you will notice the dual exhaust tips which offer better fuel economy but still enough power to get you up the Rocky Mountains. This is a result of all 2018 GMC Terrains having turbocharged engines. There are three different engine choices, one of which is a diesel option:
1.5L Turbo (170 hp/127 @ 5600)
2.0L Turbo (252 hp/188 @ 5500)
1.6L Turbo-Diesel (137 hp/ 102 @ 3750)
The improved fuel economy of the 2018 Terrains has the gas engines getting 24-34 MPG and the diesel option 28-38 MPG! There is even an option that allows four-wheel traction to be disconnected when it is not needed to increase the fuel economy even more. If you enjoy camping in Colorado and need to pull a camping trailer or love the Colorado lake life and have jet skis the 2018 Terrain (although slightly smaller in size to the 2017 model) matches it’s towing capacity at a max of 3,500lbs. Stop by the dealership today or schedule a test drive and see for yourself the luxury and capabilities of the 2018 Terrain!
Transwest Isuzu’s medium-duty specialist, Joe Otteman, takes you around one of our Isuzu N-Series and demonstrates why it’s America’s favorite work truck!
Since 1986, Isuzu commercial vehicles have been America’s #1 selling low cab forward truck. At Transwest Buick GMC Isuzu we feature a large selection of Isuzu medium-duty trucks for a variety of industries and needs. In addition, we have a certified service department, Isuzu truck parts, and financing which truly make Transwest your one-stop shop to keep your business rolling. Our certified service department has a team of expert technicians dedicated exclusively for fleet and commercial vehicles. And with the help of Trans Lease, Inc., we offer convenient financing to fit the needs and budget of each customer.
Joe Otteman, medium duty specialist, at Transwest Buick GMC Isuzu takes us around the 2018 Isuzu N-Series Low Cab Forward Truck and goes over the features, benefits, and advantages of this best in class vehicle.
Durability and dependability are a few of the benefits of owning an Isuzu. In the walkaround video, this particular truck is the Isuzu NQR Chassis. It is the 17,950lb GVW in the N-Series and is powered by Isuzu’s legendary 4HK1 Turbocharged intercooled diesel engine. This engine has a B10-Life rating of 375,000 miles. The Turbocharged 4HK1 is fitted to all N-Series models as well as the new Isuzu 2018 FTR which was just named 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year.
At Transwest, we provide a variety of wheelbase options that allow a broad spectrum of applications and industries to be supported by our trucks. The most common bodies for the Isuzu N-Series truck are dry van, open landscape bed, vanscaper, refrigerated van, and flatbed. Our medium duty specialists are committed to innovation and finding the perfect application for your business.
Every Isuzu diesel truck comes with a 24 month or 60,000 miles of preventative maintenance services, which includes all factory recommended maintenance. There is also the option to extend warranties with Isuzu’s Priority Service Maintenance Program (PSMP) which is financeable at the time of purchase. With PSMP, you are able to purchase parts and labor for routine maintenance and lock in current pricing. This helps with controlling your finances and enhances your operating efficiency.
At Transwest, we provide every Isuzu owner with a vehicle health report whenever it’s brought in for PMs. This report will let you know how your truck is doing and how it’s being operated. Fuel consumption, braking frequency, operating speeds and regen counts are a few of the metrics that the health report will provide you.
Isuzu and Transwest want your business to be as successful as possible. That’s why there are several different finance options to suit your needs. There are iLease, Trac lease options and low APR financing for up to 84 months.
The Isuzu N-Series truck is one of the safest trucks in the class 3-5 market. The low cost of ownership and the dependability make it so your truck stays on the road working, where it belongs! To figure out which truck is best for your business stop by Transwest Buick GMC Isuzu, the premier automotive provider in the Rocky Mountain West, or contact us here!
GMC is revamping the next-generation Sierra lineup and has added a new double-cab model — the 2019 GMC Sierra Elevation. Combining a bold design, top-notch capabilities, and innovative technologies, this new pickup truck is sure to bring the brand to new heights.
“The 2019 Sierra Elevation conveys a youthful, athletic presence that demonstrates GMC’s tailored approach,” said Rich Latek, GMC marketing director. “With inherent truck capabilities and functionality, Elevation is able to take you off the beaten path along with your gear while standing out from the pack.”
Based on the Sierra double-cab model, the Sierra Elevation comes with either two- or four-wheel-drive configurations. This set up will add three inches of additional rear legroom and best-in-class front seat head- and legroom.
In addition to these changes, the Elevation helps give you more confidence out on the road thanks to the Traction Selection System, which allows you to choose from preset modes depending on weather conditions. It also comes with an available X31 Off Road package, which prepares your Sierra for tough terrain.
This pickup comes standard with a 2.7-liter turbocharged engine, which is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, allowing the truck to output up to 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. A 5.3-liter V8 is also available and, in early 2019, the truck will also have a new 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel engine option.
The 2019 Sierra Elevation is set to arrive in dealerships in the fall of 2018. For more details on this new truck, visit or contact our expert team at Transwest GMC.
If you were affected by the Colorado hail storms click below to see our damage-free inventory!
Transwest Buick GMC is offering a $200 Deductible Relief towards the purchase of a new or used vehicle for those who were affected by the Colorado hail storms over the past few days. Transwest Buick GMC was not hit by any of the severe storms and has untouched inventory available immediately!
The severe thunderstorms that moved across the western and northern plains of the Denver metro area damaged hundreds of vehicles, homes, and foliage as it produced baseball-sized hail in some parts of town. An official report has not been published on the damage of the storms but it’s estimated that hundreds of vehicles were totaled. The most common results of auto hail damage are dents in the hood, chipped paint, cracked windshields, and stuck door jams.
If you were in any of the areas affected by these severe hailstorms such as Superior, Louisville, Brighton, Northglenn, Frederick just to name few, take the short drive to Transwest Buick GMC and check out our incredible inventory of new and used vehicles and receive an additional $200 towards your purchase for the inconvenience of these severe storms.
Buick is a luxury car brand that sits under the umbrella of General Motors, an American automotive company with 100 years for industry excellence under its belt. The Buick brand, originally founded in 1903, is still known for its top-of-the-line cars and SUVs.
Luxury is a priority for the Buick brand. You’ll be able to enjoy the latest features and top-tier comfort on any model.
Buick’s car lineup has several options for you to choose from — including sedan, hatchback, and coupe convertible models. The sedans in Buick’s lineup include the LaCrosse, Regal Sportback, and Regal GS. The Cascada is Buick’s stylish coupe convertible, and the Regal TourX offers a hatchback option.
SUVs have become Buick’s top sellers, with three luxury options for families. The Encore is the smallest SUV, offering two rows and seating for up to five passengers. Similarly designed, the Envision offers 8.9 cubic feet of additional cargo space than the Encore. At the top of the range is the Enclave, a three-row SUV with seating for up to seven passengers.
Stop by Transwest Buick GMC to take a look at our entire lineup and find outwhich Buick is right for you.
GMC has been around for more than 100 years, and has become a favorite among truck and SUV owners. The brand is known for its high-quality designs and impressive technologies, and its striking exterior styling that sets it apart from the competition. SUVs like the Terrain, Acadia, and Yukon are great for families and exploring, and the Canyon, Sierra 1500, and Sierra HD are versatile trucks. Welcome to GMC.
You can find virtually anything you need when you shop for a new GMC model. For example, the Yukon comes with seating for up to nine people, while vehicles like the Sierra HD can tow up to 23,300 pounds when properly equipped. The Canyon is well-suited for city streets, and the Terrain has a bold exterior and efficient powertrain.
GMC has a long history of commercial and military designs, one reason you know the latest GMC lineup is built to last. GMC vehicles are known for handling hard work and treacherous terrain, and the newest models comes with intelligent features and up-to-date safety. Smart features like a Rear Vision Camera and available 4G Wi-Fi hotspot keep you safe and connected on the go, while premium Denali trims come with leather trim, wireless charging, and more.
Don’t settle—shop GMC. Come look over our inventory and take a test drive today at Transwest GMC.
While supplies last, Transwest Buick GMC is offering $500 extra toward your trade with the purchase of a new 2017 model. Our Sales Team gives a few reasons why trading in your vehicle is a good decision.
There are a lot of decisions to make when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle; the style, color, trim level, budget… the list goes on and on. On top of all that, you are still unsure if you are ready to trade in your current vehicle that you are attached to and have countless memories in, we’ve all been there. At Transwest Buick GMC we asked members of our Sales Team why you should trade in your vehicle.
Lower Maintenance Costs – The cost of ownership over a vehicle’s lifetime will suddenly start to become extremely expensive. This is due to the warranty ending or any discounted or free maintenance programs that you had been enrolled in expiring. No matter how attached you are to your used vehicle you should always be aware of your maintenance costs versus the value of your car. Buying a new Buick or GMC from Transwest automatically enrolls you in the Buick Protection Plan and GMC Pro Grade Protection. Not in the market for a brand new vehicle? Transwest Buick GMC still has you covered! Our Certified Pre-Owned inventory has more than $2,800 of built-in value with two included maintenance visits and a Powertrain Limited Warranty. In addition, on select Used Vehicles, Transwest Buick GMC provides a 3-year/30,000 mile Powertrain Warranty.
Updated Technology – The automotive industry has significantly improved technology and safety features of cars just over the last decade. Not only are cars much safer than they were ten years ago, they are smarter and more efficient. Depending on the year of your current vehicle it might only contain 4 airbags when that used to be the standard. Nowadays, it’s usual for a car to have ten airbags. Both Buick and GMC have high standards for the safety of the vehicles that they produce. Forward collision alert, forward automatic braking and front pedestrian braking are just a few of the safety features of the Buick and GMC brands.
Tax Savings – Colorado is 1 out of 43 states that allows a tax credit on your trade-in. This means that you are only going to pay taxes on the difference between what your trade-in is worth and the price of the new vehicle that you are purchasing. The incentive here is that you are essentially getting an increase in value for your trade-in.
Time Saver – One of the most common myths in the automotive industry is that you should sell your car privately instead of trading it into the dealership because you will make more of a profit. While in some cases that may be true, a majority of the time the benefits of trading your car into the dealership outweigh the option of selling it on your own. One of those benefits is your time. Selling your vehicle privately takes a lot of time, energy and communication. The trade-in process at Transwest Buick GMC is quick, efficient and most importantly, honest. We even offer customers the convenience of Shop | Click | Drive to make the purchasing process even easier.
Reduces Monthly Payments – The more positive equity you have on your trade-in will result in offsetting costs and lowering your monthly payment on your new purchase. If you have negative equity, Transwest Buick GMC will still take the time to assess your trade-in!
In addition to the reasons on why you should trade in your vehicle, Transwest Buick GMC is currently offering a Spring Special* where you can get an EXTRA $500 toward your trade-in with a purchase of a 2017 vehicle. To learn more about your trade-in options or to schedule a time to bring your trade to the dealership, contact a member of our Professional Sales Team. As Colorado’s largest full-line Buick and GMC dealership with a state of the art service and parts department, Transwest Buick GMC is proud to assist the Denver metro area for any automotive needs!
*$500 extra with a purchase of 2017 model, while supplies last*