Vehicles that last a long time offer us a value that extends well beyond the loan you might have gotten on the car. When you take a vehicle and start driving from the time the vehicle is new until it has well over 200,000 miles on the odometer you’re likely going to have driven this vehicle for a long time and for many years past the time when you’re paying the bank for the car you love.
The GMC Yukon has been admired for many years as one of the most impressive large SUVs on the market. Last year the first four months of the year already showed double-digit increases in sales for this large and powerful SUV, but GMC didn’t rest on its laurels and act satisfied with these results. Instead GMC continued to be an impressive performer in the large SUV market with the Yukon by bringing a special model to the market late in May for us to enjoy the ride. There are still some of these models at dealers now just waiting for you to take them home with you.
When you think about owning a dog do you consider the breed, maximum size and the space the dog will need to roam and run. For the most part the larger and more energetic the animal is the more space they need to run and get the necessary exercise each and every day. The same is mostly true for vehicles. A smaller compact vehicle is typically known to be a great choice in the city while the large full size trucks are better left to those who are driving out in the country or heading to a jobsite that needs these trucks. Read more
Whatever the reason, GM has announced a much lower Lithium-Ion battery cost per kWh than just about anyone else. The average cost is said to be around $300/kWh while GM states they are experiencing cost of $145/kWh which is much lower to give a savings to their EV customers and make their hybrids even better. Adding to this, GM states they expects to see costs of $100/kWh or less by 2021. What does this mean for the EV market? This means many of these EV cars that seem to be priced too high compared to their gasoline counterparts should begin to experience lower prices to make the decision much more difficult on us as buyers. Read more
When you head to a car show you are certain to be amazed by the various nameplates you recognize that will show themselves in production later in the model year or after a couple years, but what can take you by surprise and bring your attention to a halt is an interesting looking concept car. Some concepts are so far-fetched there is no way they are ever going to make it to production, but in other cases you can certainly see the potential, especially if the car happens to address a need we as a society are facing.
Every manufacturer from Chrysler to Toyota puts millions of dollars into developing them and they rarely make it to your local new car dealership, but they’re still interesting to see at the shows. With that in mind, here are several great concept cars from a variety of years. Read more
We are in the midst of what could easily prove to be the single largest US auto sales year in history. If trends are correct the US market will hit 17.7 million units sold before the calendar turns to 2016 which is simply amazing considering only a few years ago the industry was struggling to project even 10 million. This is of course new car sales and doesn’t account for the certified preowned or other markets, which is even larger, but with such amazing sales we can certainly appreciate the awesome numbers we are seeing right now. Read more
Even though GM has typically adhered to a calendar of generational changes, the new Terrain generation is not quite here yet. Instead of completely redesigning the Terrain GMC has given it a few tweaks to make it even more appealing than before. The Terrain is the second leading seller for GMC coming in only behind the Sierra full-size pickup truck, and has a strong female following, which might be a serious surprise considering its overall shape. Even with only minor changes, the Terrain appears to be able to continue to offer a spacious cabin, flexibility in use and the equipment desired by many in a tech-savvy world. Read more
As a longstanding name in the full-sized SUV category, the Yukon offers owners plenty of space, towing capacity, and ability for any task. No matter if the crew needs to get to the job site and build something awesome and inspiring, or the family needs to get away for the weekend in the woods, at the lake, or to the beach, the Yukon is there to handle all needs with ease and enjoyment that is unmatched in its class.
Recently the Yukon has been heading into the luxury platforms of the full-sized SUV world with its highly luxurious Denali trim. For 2015 the standard trim is actually going to be even nicer than the old Denali trim which means the Denali will have to be even better; a huge bonus to those already fanatical Denali lovers. The entire lineup of Yukon is completely new for 2015. With all the great new looks of the exterior, new interior and upgraded technology shoppers might think GMC forgot about the inner workings of this beast, but they would be wrong. The chassis, suspension and both V8 engines are all upgraded to offer an even better ride and more fuel efficiency than ever before.