GM Introduces 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate

2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate | Sunrise Buick GMC | Memphis, TN

The Denali Ultimate designation is synonymous with the pinnacle of luxury. It premiered with the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, and now GM is introducing the 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate. If you are ready for what GM deems “the most premium Yukon ever offered,” put on your blue suede shoes, get in, and buckle up.

You’ll be cruising around town in your Vader Chrome-outfitted Yukon Denali Ultimate and turning heads of those walking in Memphis. Even Elvis would appreciate the polished chrome trimmings and 22-inch seven-spoke ultra-bright machined wheels with bright chrome and dark paint.

Board your Yukon Denali Ultimate to experience the finest in first-class luxuries such as model-exclusive Alpine Umber leather appointments, Paldao wood trim, aluminum accents, and laser etchings.

The whole family will be singing along when gospel’s in the air, courtesy of the Yukon Denali Ultimate’s 18-speaker Bose Performance Series audio system that includes front-seat head restraint speakers. Parents can relax with 16-way power massaging heated and ventilated front seats.

The model’s technological innovations are rounded out with large driver-centric displays: a 10.2-inch Diagonal Premium GMC Infotainment System, 12-inch Diagonal Digital Driver Information Center, and 15-inch Diagonal Head-Up Display.

The 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate is expected to arrive in the fall of 2022. If you’re interested in reserving your own Yukon Denali Ultimate, we’ll be glad to see you at Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee.

Next-Generation GMC Canyon to Bolster Off-Road Performance with AT4X

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 | Memphis, TN

Since 2014, GMC has continuously fine-tuned the Canyon mid-size truck to meet drivers’ demands. The introduction of the GMC Canyon AT4 brought off-roading dreams to life with its Off-Road Suspension Package and Advanced Hill Descent Control. But the next-generation Canyon AT4X is taking off-road capability even further.

Though full details have not yet been released, the Canyon AT4X promises to optimize both performance and luxury. We can look to the Sierra AT4X for ideas of what we might expect, like Multimatic™ DSSV spool-valve dampers, front and rear e-locking differentials, and premium suspension. We’re also dreaming of massaging, leather seats, and premium Bose® surround sound.

We anticipate the Canyon AT4X to push the envelope on horsepower, torque, payload, and trailering capacity while offering high-tech infotainment and connectivity features. For truck enthusiasts searching for a powerhouse that can meet the demands of any jobsite or backwoods adventure, the new Canyon AT4X is sure to be a dream come true.

GMC will showcase the Canyon AT4X in summer 2022. Our team at Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee, will keep you up to date on the latest news from GMC as it becomes available.

Discover the GMC ProGrade® Trailering System

GMC Truck Trailering | Memphis, TN

Nothing can ruin a day on the work site or a relaxing weekend away like a trailer malfunction. Thankfully, the GMC ProGrade® Trailering System is here to save the day.

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.

Got more questions about how to use your GMC truck’s GMC ProGrade® Trailering System? Call us at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike.

What is a Lifted Truck?

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab | Memphis, TN

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.

Whether you’re looking for a capable truck or to have a lift kit expertly installed, come to Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee.

New GM Lithium Partnership Helps Secure Future of EVS

2022 GMC Hummer EV | Memphis, TN

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.

GM Delays Sierra Refresh, Produces Limited Models

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 | Memphis, TN

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.

How the 2021 GMC Canyon and Sierra 1500 Are Different

2021 GMC Canyon and Sierra 1500 | Sunrise Buick GMC | Memphis, TN

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.

Awesome Updates Coming to the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 | Memphis, TN

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.

GMC Hummer EV Features a Clever Easter Egg

GMC Hummer EV Easter Egg - Memphis, TN

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.

Contact us at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike for more questions about the Hummer EV’s design. Or stop by to take one of the brand’s other rugged models for a test drive.

GMC Ranks Highly in the J.D. Power APEAL Study

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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.