GMC beefs up its line of big trucks and SUVs
The big news for GMC is the big trucks, which includes the new GMC Sierra HD 2500, the GMC Sierra HD 3500, the 2500 Denali HD and the 3500 Denali HD. All the vehicles are beefed up, with increased towing capacity and power.
The biggest difference between the Denali and the standard GMC Sierra is simply a matter of degrees of luxury.
“We’ve had people asking for something along these lines for five years,” said Casey Lester, Internet manager at Fuoco GMC Cadillac.
The Denali has the power to be a work truck, but has the bling to be a luxury vehicle, with standard features like the Bose premium surround sound audio system, power-adjustable pedals, 12-way power seats and optional features like the heated steering wheel or the heated and cooled leather seats.
The first new HD version of the Sierra arrived on the showroom floor in early October. It’s gone now, but more are arriving.
The GMC Terrain was new and in short supply for 2010, and availability is still uncertain.
“Inventory has been all over the board,” said Lester. “The four-cylinder has been the hardest to keep in stock. It’s a great answer for families who don’t want a mini-van.”
The Terrain is front-wheel drive and also available in all-wheel drive. The second seat can move forward and back eight inches, offering more flexibility and improving the cargo area in the rear when maximum legroom in the rear isn’t required.
Expect to see more trucks and SUVs coming soon to Fuoco GMC.
Meanwhile, the Cadillac brand itself is the big story for Fuoco GMC Cadillac.
“We lost Cadillac,” said Casey Lester, Internet manager at Fuoco GMC Cadillac. “We weren’t allowed to order any 2010 vehicles until July when we were reconfirmed as a dealer.”
The arbitration process was quick, and the need for a Cadillac dealer between Denver and Salt Lake was confirmed.
“We currently have the healthiest inventory we’ve had in 11 years,” Lester said.
The most highly anticipated Cadillac is the CTS, which comes in a sport wagon, a four-door sedan and a two-door coupe. The CTS-V is a high-performance version of the same car, with a beefier engine to make it one of the world’s fastest production cars.
The most popular Cadillac, the SRX, received a makeover in 2010. The dealership received just four models during the summer and sold them all within two months. The five-passenger crossover vehicle has a standard V-6, with an optional turbocharged engine. The V-6 version comes standard front-wheel drive, with optional all-wheel drive, while the turbocharged version is available only in all-wheel drive. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split-folding and reclining rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and an eight-speaker Bose sound system.
All Cadillacs also come with the Premium Care Maintenance program, which covers several routine maintenance services during the first four years or 50,000 miles, when scheduled at recommended levels according to the owner’s manual. Covered services include routine oil changes, tire rotation and engine air cleaner filter replacement.