This system is an intelligent array of trailering technologies that make your towing experience run more smoothly than ever. It includes three main components: the In-Vehicle Trailering App, myGMC Mobile App integration, and Smart Trailer features.
The in-vehicle app lets you access trailering features from the infotainment system in your GMC truck. You can use it to check pre-departure checklists and run a light test on your trailer, as well as access customizable trailer profiles, Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring, and even a theft alert system.
The myGMC Mobile App provides many of the same features, but from the convenience of your own smartphone. It also offers a trailer load calculator and can send you alerts for trailer components like the trailer’s miles and tire pressure.
Smart Trailer features work with compatible recreational trailers, allowing you to access smart features of your trailer through either your phone or your infotainment system. More specifically, with a trailer equipped with ASA Electronics’ IN-Command® Control System with Global Connect®, you’ll be able to operate its climate control, adjust its slides and awnings, and check on its generator functions in either of the apps mentioned above.
You’ll feel like the king of the road when you’re riding high on a lifted truck — but even with a hefty list of advantages, lifted trucks aren’t for everyone. Here’s what you need to know about lifting your GMC Sierra 1500 or GMC Sierra HD.
How do you lift a truck?
You can lift a truck via modifying its suspension system or by simply lifting its body. A suspension lift will require the replacement and modification of other parts, while a body lift requires minimal additional modification. For maximum height, your truck can be lifted with both methods. Either way, a lift will enable your truck to have a greater ground clearance and accommodate larger, more rugged tires.
Thanks to offering a higher vantage point, you’ll enjoy greater visibility in your lifted GMC Sierra. Lifted trucks are also ideal for adventurous drivers — since your vehicle is taller, it’ll provide better ground clearance and water fording capabilities, so it’s perfect for off-road adventures. Plus, when it’s time to trade in your truck for a new one, you can rest easy knowing that lifted trucks have a great resale value.
If you do a lot of highway driving, a lifted truck probably isn’t for you. When you lift your truck, you’ll diminish its fuel economy, so expect to make more frequent stops at the pump. Plus, those oversized tires aren’t cheap to replace, so be sure to leave extra room in your budget for maintenance. And finally, you’ll have to drive carefully in a lifted truck, since taller vehicles are more prone to rollovers.
General Motors is well on the way to going all-electric with exciting new vehicles like the upcoming GMC HUMMER Pickup and HUMMER EV. To ensure that it stays the course, GM reached a new partnership with Controlled Thermal Resources that secures lithium for Ultium battery packs to come.
CTR announced the news in July, saying that it will supply GM with lithium sourced from its Hell’s Kitchen Lithium and Power development at the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in California. The first deliveries of the product should begin in 2024, right as the HUMMER EV2 SUV and Pickup are scheduled to arrive at Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike.
“We are very pleased to establish this strategic relationship with GM moving forward,” said Controlled Thermal Resources CEO Rod Colwell. “GM has shown great initiative and a real forward-thinking strategy by securing and localizing a lithium supply chain while also considering the most effective methods to minimize environmental impacts.”
CTR is also committed to sustainability with a near-zero carbon footprint and minimal physical footprint. This ensures that the sourcing of lithium is ethical and doesn’t affect vital ecosystems.
The all-new GMC HUMMER EV Pickup and SUV are just part of what GM has in store in its push for full electrification. Stay tuned for more details on another electric GMC truck that should be coming to Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike very soon.
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 was set to release this fall with a nice refresh. However, GM is delaying the release of this revamped truck and will now only offer it as a Limited model for the 2022 model year. Take a look at what we know so far.
The 2022 Sierra Limited lineup will likely have the same features and trims as the 2021 Sierra 1500. GM will begin producing the 2022 Sierra Limited in September, which is originally when it was going to produce the refreshed Sierra.
You can still expect the Sierra to get a refresh, but it may not happen until late in the 2022 model year or even in the 2023 model year. The automaker hasn’t yet given a reason for the delay, but it’s likely due to the chip shortage and other issues manufacturers have had to face during the coronavirus pandemic.
The upcoming Sierra 1500 should gain a variety of exciting updates, which GM will announce in detail at a later date. As of now, the automaker has revealed that the truck will gain the innovative Super Cruise™ hands-free driving-assistance feature.
While we wait for the Sierra refresh, be sure to check out the other GMC trucks we have at Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee, and take one out for a test drive.
Both the 2021 GMC Canyon and Sierra 1500 deliver powerful, responsive rides, ample cargo and cabin space, and impressive towing capacities. But which one is better suited for your needs?
If you want to spend less money but still have a truck to handle your routine towing needs and support your outdoor activities, check out the 2021 GMC Canyon. If you can stretch your budget because you need more power, towing capability, and high-end features, then the 2021 GMC Sierra is a better match.
The full-size 2021 Sierra 1500 has a larger footprint than the 2021 Canyon. It is longer, wider, and taller and offers a choice of three cargo boxes, which outpace the size of the two cargo boxes available in the Canyon. The larger exterior dimensions of the Sierra 1500 also translate to more head- and legroom for your second-row passengers. But, the Canyon is easier to manage on narrow streets, in parking spaces, and over challenging terrains thanks to its smaller silhouette.
A bigger truck needs a bigger engine, and the 2021 Sierra delivers with several options, with horsepower ratings of 285, 310, 355, and 420. The Canyon offers you three engines that net horsepower ratings of 200, 181, and 308.
When properly equipped, the 2021 Sierra 1500 can tow a maximum weight of 11,800 pounds. The 2021 GMC Canyon tows a maximum 7,700 pounds when properly equipped.
Get a closer look at the 2021 GMC Canyon and 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 when you visit Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee.
GMC is great at making sure its family of trucks is freshly updated each year with new technology and capabilities. The automaker has added a number of awesome new features to the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500, and the truck lovers at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike have compiled a few of our favorites below.
More Affordable: It’s unusual for a vehicle to get a price decrease as time goes on, but GMC has improved the price of its diesel Sierra 1500. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel Duramax variant of the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 is now priced $1,500 less than last year.
Improved Hauling: In addition to having a more attractive price, the diesel edition of the Sierra 1500 is now able to tow up to 9,300 pounds of gear for your next weekend trip to the lake. The 2.7-liter Turbo powertrain also gains over a ton of hauling capacity.
New Trailer Camera Options: If you frequently travel with a camper or a boat, you’re going to love the five new camera views in the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500. Plus, a Jack-Knife Alert lets you know when your trailer is too close to the corners of your truck bed, while the Cargo Bed Hitch Guidance view makes it easier than ever to hook up your camper.
If you want to test out the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500’s new features for yourself, call Sunrise GMC at Covington Pike to schedule a consultation.
The GMC Hummer EV has many attractive qualities, from CrabWalk mode to an 18-camera-view UltraVision system to an estimated 350-mile electric range. This supertruck has one subtle feature that’s easy to overlook, however. Per The News Wheel, the automaker has hidden an Easter egg in the cabin.
To find the Easter egg, locate the 14 speakers of the Bose® audio system that automatically comes on the Hummer EV Edition 1. You’ll notice an intricate pattern etched on the speakers’ grille that’s actually a topographical map of the Sea of Tranquility, one of the moon’s lunar mares. This geographical feature is also the site where Apollo 11 landed back in 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon.
It’s not surprising that GMC chose a moon-themed Easter egg for the Hummer EV’s interior. The model comes with a Lunar Horizon standard color scheme that blends white, gray, and black elements throughout the cabin. And the model’s exterior has a futuristic, space-like vibe, from its vertical grille bars and low-turret roof profile to its Infinity Roof with modular Sky Panels that opens the cabin to the starry sky at night.
The J.D. Power APEAL (Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout) Study evaluates the level of joy a new vehicle brings to its new owner. For 2020, GMC ranked third among all the models studied, highlighting the drivability and likability of GMC models such as the Terrain, Sierra, and Acadia.
GMC had no problem passing popular automakers like Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Toyota, and Nissan in the 2020 J.D. Power APEAL Study. That means J.D. Power found that customers form a strong attachment to their new GMCs faster than they do for many other brands.
J.D. Power ranked the 2020 GMC Sierra highly in its segment, affirming the truck’s trusted strength, reliability, and innovative features. It’s hard not to love the GMC Sierra 3500HD, which offers up to 35,500 pounds of towing power to go along with a payload rating of 7,442 pounds.
GMC’s placement in the 2020 J.D. Power APEAL study proves that the company knows how to build vehicles that you will love to love. By making strong, dependable, and smart trucks and SUVs, GMC has created a lineup that brings joy and satisfaction.
To learn more about your next favorite car, check out our online inventory of GMC vehicles at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike.
Every year, U.S. News and World Report releases a list of the best available trucks for towing. This year, two GMC vehicles earned spots: the 2020 GMC Canyon and Sierra 1500.
The small GMC Canyon and the full-size GMC Sierra both offer impressive towing capacity for their segments. In fact, the Canyon tied with the Chevrolet Colorado for the highest towing capacity in its class, with a rating of 7,700 pounds when equipped with the available turbodiesel engine.
The 2020 Sierra 1500, meanwhile, can pull an impressive 12,100 pounds max with its 6.2-liter V8 option. Plus, you can get amazing luxury or off-roading prowess with the Canyon Denali or all Terrain trims, and max towing still comes out to 7,600 lbs.
GMC has also loaded these trucks with smart towing technologies and equipment. The Canyon offers a Tow/Haul mode that you can switch off for lighter, sportier performance when you’re not pulling cargo.
Then there’s the Max Trailering package on the Sierra, which adds an automatic locking rear differential and heavy-duty rear springs, giving the Sierra better control and a more comfortable ride when towing a heavy load.
To learn more about two of U.S. News’ best trucks for towing, check out the 2020 GMC Canyon and Sierra 1500 on Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike’s website.
When it comes to vehicles, the longer they run, the better. After all, cars are a huge investment. Recently, the website iSeeCars collected data from more than 15.8 million vehicles to determine which automotive brands lasted the longest out on the road. Their data found that GMC was right at the top, ranking third overall.
Once all of the data was sorted out, iSeeCars found that approximately 1.4 percent of GMC vehicles passed the 200,000-mile mark over the course of their lifetimes. For comparison, the average percentage of cars that hit this same milestone was 1.0 percent overall.
Still, even among the many vehicles that the GMC brand has to offer, one model stood out in terms of longevity: the GMC Yukon XL. While several GMCs made it past the 200,000-mile mark, the GMC Yukon XL was one of the only vehicles to pass 300,000 miles.
Of course, the Yukon XL isn’t simply renowned for its longevity out on the road. It’s also famous throughout the automotive world for the interior space that it provides drivers and their passengers, surpassing even the considerable amount of space that the standard Yukon can supply.
So, if you want a vehicle that will last you for years to come, explore your GMC options here at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike.