GM Adds Plug and Charge Feature for EVs

GM Adds Plug and Charge Feature for EVs | Clinton Township, MI

This summer, EVgo and GM expand their holistic Ultium Charge 360 charging approach by adding the Plug and Charge service to almost every EVgo DC fast-charging station. The Plug and Charge system is designed to make charging your electric vehicle simpler and more accessible.

Plug and Charge works in a few basic steps. First, you’ll need an EVgo account and smartphone app, an active OnStar connected services account, and the myGMC smartphone app. Next, perform a one-time Plug and Charge activation with your EVgo app. From then on, easily plug in your electric vehicle and charge without reaching for your wallet, since the charging station automatically bills you.

GM and EVgo plan to expand the Plug and Charge feature by adding 3,250 fast-chargers throughout the U.S. by 2025. Additionally, GM plans to broaden Plug and Charge to every fast-charging station in the Ultium Charge 360 network. The network currently features over 100,000 charge points in the U.S. and Canada, including more than 1,300 in Michigan.

The system works on all existing and new electric vehicles built on the Ultium system, including the GMC HUMMER EV. Charge the GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 Truck up to almost 100 miles in 10 minutes at the available 800-volt DC fast-charging stations.

Visit Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan, to test drive electric vehicles that use the Plug and Charge system, or to reserve your GMC HUMMER EV.

GMC Debuts Luxurious 2023 Yukon Denali Ultimate

2023 Yukon Denali Ultimate | Clinton Township, MI

If you’re in the market for a top-of-the-line SUV, look no further than the recently revealed 2023 Yukon Denali Ultimate. This range-topping model takes luxury to new heights with a variety of exclusive amenities and styling cues.

This stunning SUV makes a statement inside and out. Arrive in style with a bold Vader chrome grille, striking 22-inch Ultra-Bright machined wheels with bright chrome accents, and even unique badges. On top of that, the Yukon Denali Ultimate provides a confident ride with the standard Active Response Four-Wheel Drive System. In conjunction with a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8, the Air Ride Premium Suspension, and Magnetic Ride Control, this SUV provides an unparalleled ride.

On the inside, this elegant SUV features leather upholstery, open-pore Paldao wood, premium microsuede surfaces, a power sunroof, and even 16-way massaging front seats. The standard 18-speaker Bose® sound system is perfect for rocking out on your daily drive. And throughout the interior, you’ll find exclusive details like laser-etched topographical maps that pay homage to the trim level’s namesake, Mount Denali.

In addition to all that, it’s no surprise that the Yukon Denali Ultimate comes with top-of-the-line tech. It comes standard with Super Cruise hands-free driving tech, complete with trailering-capable features.

Want to drive home in your very own Yukon Denali Ultimate? Place your reservation at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Top 5 Useful GMC Truck Accessories

Top 5 Useful GMC Truck Accessories | Clinton Twp., MI

Whether you’ve got a rugged Canyon AT4 or a workhorse Sierra HD truck, it never hurts to accessorize. With GMC truck accessories, you can easily customize your truck to meet your unique needs. These are the five we think are the most useful.

  1. GearOn™ utility rack stanchions: These adjustable stanchions help you secure overhead storage of longer cargo and are compatible with Thule lifestyle products.
  2. Cargo tie-down rings: A must-have for any truck owner, these mount in the truck bed and give you anchor points to tie down cargo so it stays in place during transit.
  3. GearOn™ bed divider package: This sturdy package makes it easier to organize your bed and secure items that may otherwise slide during acceleration and braking.
  4. LUND bed extender: If you don’t already have the MultiPro Tailgate, this extender flips in or out to contain cargo in your bed as far out as the edge of the open tailgate.
  5. Cargo net: Sometimes you just need a simple way to keep lightweight items from flying out of the bed. This cargo net made of stretch shock cords does just that.

Visit Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan, to equip your truck with these accessories and more!

GMC Hosts Honoring Our Heroes Gala

GMC Hosts Honoring Our Heroes Gala | Clinton Twp., MI

In April, GMC teamed with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to host the Honoring our Heroes Gala. The sixth event of its kind, the gala supports the Siller Foundation’s Smart Home Program as well as the Fallen of Wounded Soldiers Fund of Michigan.

The Smart Home Program helps provide wounded service members with custom homes catered to improving their quality of life. These smart homes are offered completely mortgage-free — a comparatively small gesture for the price that many of these soldiers have paid for their country.

“GMC’s Professional Grade identity is a perfect fit for these organizations because it is the same philosophy these veterans live by day in and day out,” said GMC Marketing Director Rich Latek. “This mindset drives us to strengthen our efforts and help provide our veterans the state-of-the-art Smart Homes they need to achieve independent lives.”

GMC playing a key role in the Honoring our Heroes Gala is just the latest example of General Motors supporting the military and veterans. GM employs around 5,000 veterans around America and plans to hire 500 more vets by the end of 2022.

GM also supported the Siller Foundation’s Smart Home Program as well as the Fallen of Wounded Soldiers Fund of Michigan in April with a live concert at Sound Board — Motor City Casino. Proceeds from that show, which featured award-nominated country act Big & Rich, benefited both organizations.

Jim Causley Buick GMC is proud to support our military members and veterans in Michigan — including those stationed at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Check out our selection of great vehicles online and contact us to learn more about the GM Military Discount.

Upcoming Family-Friendly Events Near Clinton Township

There is so much to do and experience this summer in and near Clinton Township. If you are planning your family’s activity schedule and looking for family-friendly festivals to enjoy this summer, add these incredible events to your calendar.

Art on the River

Located in Port Huron, Art on the River combines incredible art and music for an unforgettable festival. The three-day event — June 10 through June 12 — includes arts, crafts, music, food vendors, and a beverage tent. You can find all the fun and family-friendly activities at 500 Merchant Street in Kiefer Park.

Saint Clair Art Fair

The banks of Saint Clair River in Palmer Park offer a picturesque setting for the Saint Clair Art Fair on June 25 and 26. On display at the fair will be paintings, photographs, sculptures, and pottery. Woodwork and fine crafts will inspire you. In total, more than 100 visual artists will be highlighting their work.

Coopersville Car Show and Summerfest

This is a bit of a drive, but the Coopersville Car Show and Summerfest in Downtown Coopersville is fun for the whole family. It showcases approximately 500 cars for you to peruse and hosts plenty of activities for your kids. The event is scheduled for Friday, August 12, and Saturday, August 13.

Before you head out to experience these family-friendly events, be sure that your vehicle is running as best it can with a maintenance check at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan.

GM Creates 4,000 New Jobs in Michigan with $7 Billion Investment

GM Creates 4,000 New Jobs in Michigan with $7 Billion Investment | Clinton Township, MI

With a $7 billion investment, General Motors is creating approximately 4,000 jobs and paving the way for an electric future for its lineups. The sizable investment will be distributed across four manufacturing sites in Michigan, and in addition to creating jobs, it will also help retain the livelihood of approximately 1,000 current employees.

The goal of this investment is to increase battery cell production as well as create the necessary infrastructure for manufacturing electric trucks.

“Today we are taking the next step in our continuous work to establish GM’s EV leadership by making investments in our vertically integrated battery production in the U.S., and our North American EV production capacity,” said Mary Barra, GM Chair and CEO. “Our plan creates the broadest EV portfolio of any automaker and further solidifies our path toward U.S. EV leadership by mid-decade.”

By 2025, GM plans to lead the automotive industry in the sales of electric vehicles, and this recent investment into four of their manufacturing sites is a pivotal step in reaching that goal.

The Orion Assembly will focus on electric truck production while the Lansing site will produce Ultium Cells batteries. The next-generation Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave will occur at the Lansing Delta Township Assembly and upgrades are set for the Lansing Grand River Assembly.

Check out the current GM lineups at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Get a Glimpse of the All-New Electric GMC Sierra Denali

GMC Electric Sierra Denali | Clinton Township, MI

Forget about underpowered electric vehicles. The all-new electric GMC Sierra Denali is on its way, and it’s bound to prove that EVs can deliver groundbreaking power, impressive capabilities, and rugged good looks.

Capabilities & Technology

“Sierra Denali holds tremendous equity for GMC and our customers,” explained vice president of GMC Duncan Aldred. “We now have an opportunity to evolve Sierra’s capabilities and technologies, as afforded by transitioning to an all-electric propulsion while also elevating the luxurious design and comfort associated with Denali.”

GMC Electric Vehicles

The electric Sierra Denali is slated to be the third GMC electric vehicle. It will follow other rugged, capable models, such as the GMC Hummer EV SUV and Pickup models. Like the two upcoming Hummers, the Sierra Denali will be based on the Ultium Platform. And on top of that strong base, it’ll boast a wealth of premium features and top-quality craftsmanship.

Currently, GMC hasn’t set a release date for this revolutionary pickup truck. However, we do know that the electric GMC Sierra Denali will be built right here in the United States. These innovative trucks will roll off the line at the GM Factory ZERO Assembly Plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan.

Want to learn more about the electric GMC Sierra Denali? More information is to come later this year, so check back with the Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck for the latest scoop.

2022 Sierra 1500 Duramax Has More Towing Capacity

2022 Sierra 1500 Duramax Has More Towing Capacity | Clinton Township, MI

GMC is releasing a powerful update for the capable 2022 Sierra 1500. With the 3.0-liter turbodiesel Duramax® engine under the hood, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 has more towing capacity to handle your most arduous tasks on the job or at the campsite.

“Sierra’s momentum continues to accelerate, as the fastest growing model in the segment,” said Duncan Aldred, global vice president of GMC and Buick. “With the 2022 Sierra, GMC is offering customers more advanced technologies, upscale appointments, and increased capability across the Sierra lineup, including the all-new Sierra Denali Ultimate and AT4X.”

The available Duramax® turbodiesel engine generates 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. A properly equipped 2022 Sierra 1500 (Duramax® engine and rear-wheel drive) will be able to tow a maximum weight of 13,200 pounds. Compared to the 2021 Sierra 1500, the 2022 model can tow 4,000 more pounds. How did GMC do it? They made changes to the Sierra 1500’s chassis. The changes meant the truck could handle the automaker’s maximum towing package, which thus enabled the increased towing capacity.

Rear-wheel drive-equipped 2022 Sierra 1500’s aren’t the only models that boast an impressive towing capacity increase. 2022 Sierra 1500 models with four-wheel drive can tow a maximum weight of 13,000 pounds. This rating is 4,000-more pounds than the 2021 Sierra 1500’s maximum towing capacity of 9,000 pounds.

Learn more about all the 2022 GMC Sierra can do at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Encore GX Named One of the Best Used Subcompact Luxury SUVs Under $30K

Encore GX Named One of the Best Used Subcompact Luxury SUVs Under $30K | Clinton Township, MI

According to the experts at Kelley Blue Book, the 2021 Buick Encore GX is one of the best-used subcompact luxury crossovers if you are looking for a reliable, modern model on a budget. With its advanced infotainment, versatile interior, and ample safety technology, the 2021 Buick Encore GX rightly earns its title as one of the best used subcompact luxury SUVs under $30K.

The 2021 Encore GX features standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, increasing your connectivity as you drive. The spacious crossover SUV can seat five passengers while offering up to 23.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats. When you fold down the rear seats, the small SUV has a maximum cargo volume of 50.2 cubic feet.

Part of what makes the 2021 Encore GX such a great deal is its notable active safety features. The 2021 Buick Encore GX comes standard with Buick Driver Confidence, which includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Front Pedestrian Braking, and IntelliBeam auto high beams.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also recognized the 2021 Buick Encore GX as a Top Safety Pick winner, meaning that the 2021 Encore GX scored a top “Good” rating in all IIHS crash tests and a top “Superior” rating in the front crash prevention vehicle-to-vehicle test and front crash prevention vehicle-to-pedestrian test.

You can experience the Buick Encore GX when you contact our team at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan.

GMC Sierra HD Outranks Competitors in 2021 APEAL Study

GMC Sierra HD Outranks Competitors in 2021 APEAL Study | Clinton Township, MI

Each year, J.D. Power conducts its U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. This study asks vehicle owners to measure their emotional attachment to and excitement about their new vehicles. The study includes 37 attributes ranging from a sense of interior comfort and the exhilaration of the gas pedal. In the 2021 study, GMC performed well. Here are a few of the highlights.

The GMC Sierra HD came away with the best APEAL ranking in its class for the second year in a row. The GMC Sierra HD offers premium comfort and convenience features like leather upholstery, heated seats, a Bose® sound system, and wireless smartphone charging. The Sierra HD offers all of these available upscale features, while still delivering an available best-in-class maximum tow rating of 36,000 pounds.

In addition to the GMC Sierra HD, the overall GMC brand performed well in this study. GMC scored a total of 861 points out of 1,000 and had the fourth-highest score among mass-market brands. The segment average was a score of 845.

Other GMC models also performed well in the study. The GMC Yukon had the second-highest score in the large SUV segment, while the GMC Sierra 1500 had the second-best score in the light-duty pickup category.

Want to know more about the appealing Sierra HD? Contact our team at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan.