GM’s innovative hands-free Super Cruise technology is coming to the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali luxury pickup truck for the 2022 model year. GMC has confirmed that the feature will be available later on in 2021.
The Super Cruise system is a partially self-driving system that combines Adaptive Cruise Control, lane-centering technology, cameras that read road signs, and an expansive map of over 200,000 miles of highway across the U.S. to steer for you on compatible roads.
Even though it’s in control of the vehicle, Super Cruise still requires the driver to keep their eyes on the road. The feature is designed to sense if you stop looking, and automatically switches back to driver control in a dangerous situation or if the road becomes unfit for using Super Cruise. For instance, if you get to a stretch of road with faint lane markers that Super Cruise can’t read, you’ll need to take over driving.
The GMC Sierra 1500 Denali will be the first Super Cruise-equipped vehicle that lets you drive hands-free with a trailer attached. GMC has always worked to make trailering easier for every kind of driving, from daily commuting and work hauling to embarking on a weekend adventure. The addition of Super Cruise to the already premium Denali trim makes towing more convenient than ever.
If you’re looking for a new truck to take on an off-roading adventure near Clinton Township, Michigan, we always recommend the GMC Canyon. Its AT4 trim is perfectly designed for conquering muddy bogs and sandy dunes. And if you want something even better than perfect, GMC offers a brand-new Off-Road Performance Package for the 2021 Canyon AT4. Here’s a look at the best off-road enhancements and features offered on this capable version of the latest GMC Canyon at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck.
Extra protection from rubble
The Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition adds extra aluminum plates to the undercarriage to shield its mechanical components from damage. Now you can cross rocks and logs without worrying about the lower engine or axle.
For better balance on rough trails, the enhanced AT4 uses a suspension leveling kit that increases ride height by one inch. Now it accomplishes a greater approach angle for increased clearance over off-road obstacles.
Massive performance wheels
The Canyon AT4 utilizes a fine-tuned four-wheel-drive system that sends power to each wheel as needed to keep the truck rolling. Each wheel is wrapped in a 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac™ tire boasting deep tread and resistance to punctures.
If you’re ready to start your off-road adventures this new year, come to our GMC dealership in Clinton Township and ask about the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4.
Seven occupants will find comfort and plenty of space in the 2020 Enclave. Second-row passengers have 38.9 inches of room to stretch their legs. Thanks to standard Active Noise Cancellation technology, loud road noise is banished from your cabin, allowing you to enjoy talking with your fellow travelers.
2021 Chevrolet Blazer
The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer features two rows to accommodate five, modern connectivity tech, and an 8-inch touch screen to help keep everyone entertained. The cabin boasts 39.6 inches of legroom for rear passengers, and available dual-zone automatic climate control provides a comfy cabin even when opinions differ.
2020 GMC Acadia
The 2020 GMC Acadia’s three rows allow seven passengers to enjoy the ride. The first row features 41 inches of legroom, while the second row comes close with 39.7 inches. Treat your second-row passengers to the best ride every time with the available rear-seat infotainment system. It boasts dual 8-inch screens for hours of entertainment.
Get a closer look at the spacious, well-appointed interiors of the 2020 Buick Enclave, 2021 Chevrolet Blazer, and 2020 GMC Acadia at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan.
Have you ever felt alienated by the automotive industry’s stubborn refusal to stray from the traditional linear forward and reverse modes of transportation we’ve come to expect from our vehicles for over a century? If so, you might want to sit down and prepare yourself, because General Motors has some exciting news for you: the all-new GMC Hummer is set to rattle the market to its very core with an all-new crabwalk mode.
Before you get too excited, don’t expect that the all-electric Hummer’s crabwalk mode will let you use the super-SUV as an amphibious vehicle, or that it has extendable pincers for dealing with jerks who cut you off in traffic. The Hummer’s crabwalk mode offers four-wheel steering that allows the driver to control both the front and the rear wheels.
Traditional steering columns only control the front wheels, while the rear wheels simply trail behind. With GMC’s innovative new crabwalk mode, both sets of wheels turn, which allows the new Hummer to travel diagonally. This feature will be especially useful when traveling through tricky terrain on the trail or when you’re looking to spice up your commute by striking awe in onlookers.
Even though the new Hummer hasn’t made it to the lot of Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck just yet, you can crabwalk your way over to one of our sales associates to reserve yours today.
Four Buick models already boast a built-in Amazon Alexa™ feature, allowing drivers to access information, ask questions, and get directions on the go. This innovative collaboration between Buick and Amazon was on full display in a recent promotional campaign.
The late August to mid-September promotion ran across several platforms and in a virtual showroom on Amazon, where the phrase, “Alexa™, tell me about Buick SUVs” was said for the first time. Buick is the only automaker to have a custom utterance from the interface.
The campaign served dual purposes — to highlight the collaboration between the retail giant and Buick and inspire people to see Buick in a new light.
“Getting people to think differently about Buick is a motivation behind everything we do. We are a brand that’s not afraid to take risks and have some fun,” said Buick Advertising/Media Operations manager Kate Hrabovsky.
The campaign was aptly timed to showcase the all-new 2021 Buick Envision, an SUV overflowing with cutting-edge tech, comfort amenities, and athletic design. It’s also the latest model to deliver the convenience of Amazon Alexa™ to drivers. The 2020 Buick Encore GX and 2020 Enclave also feature the connectivity tech, as do the 2018 LaCrosse and 2018 Regal.
According to Hrabovsky, this is not the last time Buick and Amazon will team up; more initiatives and projects are in the works.
The auto industry is full of major studies and awards that evaluate a vehicle’s power, popularity, or overall quality. But only one evaluates automakers and vehicles on how much joy they bring their owners, and that’s the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout, or APEAL, awards.
The vice president of automotive quality at J.D. Power has said that the goal of automakers should be delighting customers and meeting their needs. Some of them are better at that than others. And that’s what the APEAL Study measures.
GMC received third place among the mass-market brands surveyed. Ranking third sounds like less of a win, but look at the results. GMC was higher than Chevrolet and Buick, both General Motors brands, and well surpassed other competitors like Ford, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan.
The J.D. Power study also found that the GMC Sierra HD was one of the highest-ranked models in its segment. It’s easy to see why. The 2020 GMC Sierra HD has impressive power numbers, with 18,510 pounds of towing on the 2500HD and a massive 35,500 pounds on the 3500HD. In addition to this, the Sierra HD now has the off-road technology of the AT4 trim.
You can experience the satisfaction of the Sierra and other GMC vehicles for yourself by scheduling a test drive at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck today.
The 2021 Buick Envision is a stylish new daily driver that is set to arrive at dealerships early in 2021. Amid growing anticipation for the model, Buick unveiled the luxury SUV’s interior, which proves to be as elegant as its exterior.
The cockpit of the 2021 Envision is well designed with identical door handles and an evenly split center armrest/storage console. The center console is aimed towards the driver’s seat so you can more easily view the infotainment system during the drive. As such, staying connected to loved ones with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ is noticeably easier.
On the dashboard, the instrument panel and touch screen are in the top hemisphere, while controls for the vehicle and climate settings are underneath. Not only is this division convenient, but it also has a refined design with graceful curves and striking lines.
Available Jazz Black and Ivory White color options give the SUV a more sophisticated look. Furthermore, the 2021 Envision also features a large dual-pane moonroof, which lets additional sunlight into the cabin and provides excellent views of your surroundings.
At Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck, we look forward to adding the 2021 Buick Envision to our inventory. Give us a call if you’d like to be informed when this new luxury SUV will make its way to Clinton Township, Michigan.
The ever-popular Buick Encore remains the anchor of an SUV and crossover lineup that now includes its larger sibling, the Encore GX, and all-new 2021 Envision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2021 Encore remains a bedrock when it comes to safety as well, earning its 5-Star Safety Rating in its New Car Assessment Program.
NHTSA determines a vehicle’s safety score based on how it performs in several crash tests, including frontal, side, and rollover testing. For the Encore, it was five stars across the board in the former two categories. The 2021 Buick Encore earned perfect marks in the front driver-side, front passenger-side, front and rear side barrier, and side pole crash tests. In rollover testing, the Encore earned a solid four-start score with a low risk for rollover.
Better still, the 2021 Buick Encore is available with two of NHTSA’s recommended safety technologies: forward collision warning and lane departure warning. The Encore is available with driver-assistive technologies like Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, making it an all-the-more sound and safe choice for families.
The 2021 Buick Encore is coming very soon to Jim Causley Buick GMC in Clinton Township, Michigan, where it will join the all-new 2021 Envision and the first-ever Encore GX. If you’re ready to step up your game with a new vehicle, contact our dedicated sales staff and we’ll put you on the path to excitement.
If you’re looking for ways to keep your kids busy at home this summer, check out the Pure Michigan website. It has a variety of virtual tours so you and your family can see and experience some of what our beautiful state has to offer from the comfort of your couch.
Learn more about America’s automotive history when you virtually tour the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Make sure to check out the museum’s digital archives, as well.
Increase your knowledge of glass blowing when you explore Dearborn’s Glass Academy. This working modern glass studio has been posting live demonstrations on their Facebook page.
Help your children foster a passion for science when you take a virtual tour of the Michigan Science Center. Head to the museum’s website for educational entertainment that spotlights the planetarium, the health and wellness gallery, and more.
Go on a nature hike with Manistee County’s 3-hour-long “Natural Wonders Self-Guided Tour.” You’ll see nine attractions — including the Arcadia Dunes, Lake Michigan’s coast, and Magoon Creek Nature Preserve — as you take in 40 miles’ worth of Michigan landscape.
Interact with the animal residents of the Detroit Zoo via live video feeds and educational videos on the zoo’s website. And check out the zoo’s YouTube channel to enhance your indoor fun.
Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck wishes you and yours a safe and healthy summer. Remember to schedule a service appointment for your vehicle this season.
Whether you’ve got children or you’re expecting, it’s vitally important to make sure you have a car seat to keep them as safe as you are in your GMC SUV. However, the buying process can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. So, we put together a quick list of tips for picking the right car seat for your GMC.
Pick the right size
No matter their age, kids grow like weeds, and their size and age make a big difference in which car seat is right for them. For instance, infants and very young children’s car seats should be rear-facing, whereas toddlers’ seats should be front-facing. Additionally, as your young one gets bigger, they may outgrow their car seat, so make sure they fit comfortably before making a final decision.
Make sure the seat fits
Car seats aren’t all the same, so it’s important to make sure that any one you’re thinking about buying will actually fit in your vehicle. If you can’t get it to sit firmly on the actual seat or you have trouble securing it, look for another option.
Actually getting a car seat into place can be deceptively challenging, so give installing it a few test runs before you finalize the purchase.
GMC SUVs like the Acadia are safe enough to earn a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but a car seat is essential for children, even in the safest of vehicles. For more tips on how to keep your kids safe on the road or for help installing a car seat, give us a call at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck.