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2021 Yukon Denali and New AT4 look worlds apart and we love it

by News Editor at TractionLife.com

Sure, the GMC Yukon Denali increases luxury for 2021 but it’s the rugged Yukon AT4 getting us excited. Expect redesigned look, new interior & big 6.2L V8.

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2019 GMC Yukon SLT Graphite Edition Review

by Graham Heeps at TractionLife.com

Full review of the 2019 GMC Yukon SLT Graphite Edition – an aging full-size SUV turns to black magic to bolster appeal. But it’s expensive. Is it worth it?

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2020 GMC Acadia Preview: 7 Major Changes You Should Know

by Amee Reehal at TractionLife.com

GMC’s mid-size crossover gets a hefty update for 2020 with a new rugged-looking Acadia AT4 joining the premium Denali, a new 2.0L turbo, and loads of tech.

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2018 GMC Acadia Denali Review

by Chris Chase at TractionLife.com

The 2018 Acadia Denali is GMC’s mid-size crossover that’s lighter & smaller than ever. But at a premium price the competition is calling.

This feature 2018 GMC Acadia Denali Review appeared first on TractionLife.com by Chris Chase.


GM Recalls Silverado for Seatbelt Issue

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General Motors has issued a recall on 895,232 2014-2015 Silverados and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups in the US. The problem has been identified as a faulty steel cable that connects the seatbelt to the car. With prolonged use and repeated bending the part can fail.

So far, no injuries or deaths have been linked to this recall. GM has issued a fix for the seatbelt issue and dealers will inspect and replace the entire seatbelt tensioner assembly as required.

Owners of these vehicles are encouraged to contact their local dealers for more information as GM has not yet began their recall campaign.


GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition Hits New York Auto Show

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Nightfall, sounds like a Marvel character, but that might not be a bad thing since GMC is going for a more sinister look with their small crossover and all new 2017 Terrain. The all black crossover was brought to New York for its debut at the New York Auto show.

The main feature of the Nightfall Edition Terrain, as the name suggest, is using black as the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors for all physical components of the Terrain. From the color of the car, to the front grille, to the mirrors and all ancillary body trim, everything is as dark as the night. The Terrain rides on 18-inch wheels that features black painted spokes. But being all black actually isn’t 100% true as GMC will give customers four color choices starting with Onyx Black, Summit White, Graphite Gray Metallic and Crimson Red Metallic.

GMC is offering two motor choices for the Terrain Nightfall. A smaller displacement 2.4L four cylinder will pump out 182hp and is focused on solid power delivery while balancing fuel economy which is said to be able to reach 32mpg. Alternatively, the 3.6L V6 will pack 301hp and in return gets 17mpg city and 24mgp highway.

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GM Issues Stop Sale on 2016 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon

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General Motors has identified an issue with the front airbags on their 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. From a statement released by GM, “the second stage of the driver frontal airbag may not deploy properly in certain high-speed crashes.” GM went further to state that “The supplier of the potentially faulty airbag module isn’t Takata.”

At this point, General Motors has issued a stop-sale and started a recall campaign for all affected vehicles. The recall impacts 1,579 vehicles in the US with a build year of 2016.

If you currently own one of these vehicles we encourage you to contact your local dealers for more information. By law, GM cannot let their dealers sell any vehicle with an open recall campaign which hasn’t been fixed yet. Once dealers complete the fixes to the vehicles on their lots, they can begin to sell those vehicles again.


2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon

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Out on the show floor, we spotted the 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon.  They are both good looking trucks and I would say that if I was in the market for a mid-size truck, I would definitely add them to the list of trucks to check out.

It was easy to make a quick comparison of the Colorado to its full size sibling as they were right next to each other.  I really don’t understand this market.  These trucks aren’t really half size or mid-size.  They are 4/5 size.  The Colorado is 5.7 inches narrower and 17.4 inches shorter (Crew cab short box) compared to the  Silverado.  It the same height in 4×4 spec at 74 inches give or take.

Inside, you really feel that lack of width as you sit much closer to the passenger.  You have to be skinny if you want to sit in the middle of the back bench.  The extended cab version has all but useless rear seats.  The interior materials are acceptable in the Colorado, but nothing to write home about.  Many options will be available including dual screens for rear passengers (for those with kids).  They had no upscale models on the floor, so I can’t say if the 1% will like the leather and if the dash materials are upgraded.

There are 3 engines that are available, but the one most people are curious about, the diesel, still has no ratings at all.  The 2.5-litre 4 cylinder has 193 hp and 184 lb-ft.  The 3.6 V6 has 302hp and 270 lb-ft.

At a hair over 4000 lbs, the Colorado is 1200 lbs lighter than the Silverado.  It’s surprising as the Colorado looks as heavy as the Silverado.  I guess you could say that the Colorado is a Silverado that went on a diet and ended up with a smaller waist.

No towing specs yet.  Expected release is this fall.

More of the Colorado and Canyon after the jump.


2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Debut in Detroit

If you pay any attention to then you likely already know that the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are due for some major updates and have been keen to see what they are. Well I can tell you first-hand that they’re numerous and significant. Last year Ram came out with a new 1500 and Ford is due to bring a new F-150 concept here to Detroit, but right now it’s GM’s turn to unveil the latest weapon in the ongoing war of trucks in North America. The focus with this generation seems to be the driving experience, with massive improvements to comfort, style and driveability while maintaining the working capabilities that these trucks are designed for.

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