US News Adds Three GM Models to its Roomiest Midsize SUVs List

If you’re looking for a roomy SUV that caters to your passengers’ comfort, you have not one or two, but three well-equipped options to consider from General Motors. The 2020 Buick Enclave, 2021 Chevrolet Blazer, and 2020 GMC Acadia secured three of the 16 spots on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Roomiest Midsize SUVs in 2020.

2020 Buick Enclave

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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

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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

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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.

GMC’s New Hummer EV Lets You Crabwalk

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.

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A History of General Motors Innovations Throughout the Years

You take a lot of the basic features in your car for granted. But at some point in history, that feature didn’t exist, and someone invented it. Many of these essential vehicle features came from General Motors. These are some of the General Motors innovations that changed the industry forever.

Automatic transmission

The first automatic transmission, called the Hydra-Matic, made its debut on the 1940 Oldsmobile. Today, nearly every car sold is equipped with an automatic transmission.

Air bags

General Motors was the first company to use air bags commercially in the 1970s (under the name “air cushion restraint system”) in the Buick and Oldsmobile brands. Today, air bags in cars are as necessary as steering wheels, and have saved countless lives.

Catalytic converter

A catalytic converter helps control the amount of toxic gases emitted by your car. General Motors started developing the converter in the 1960s and implemented the first units for the 1975 model year.

OnStar®

The now-beloved OnStar® system made its first appearance in 1996. It was the first type of in-car communication system and was used to offer drivers’ assistance long before cell phones became massively popular. More than 7 million drivers continue to use OnStar® today for help with emergency services, diagnostics, and even Wi-Fi.

While the industry continues to see new technology created on a regular basis, the early innovations of General Motors reminds us that sometimes, the best things never change. Visit Jim Causley GMC today for a look at the latest innovations from GM.

How General Motors Was a Major Contributor to the History of Detroit

Detroit wouldn’t be what it is were it not for the automotive industry, and the automotive industry wouldn’t be what it is were it not for Detroit. It’s impossible to understate the impact that the Motor City has had on the American car market and its explosive growth throughout the 20th century.

Of the major players in the history of Detroit, few are as influential as General Motors. The Michigan city wasn’t a household name until pioneers like William Durant and Charles Stewart Mott put it on the map. When they founded General Motors in 1908 in Flint, Michigan (later moving to Detroit in the 1920s), they probably didn’t anticipate the impact their business would have.

As General Motors acquired Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, and Pontiac, manufacturing jobs and economic growth in Detroit skyrocketed. By 1950, Detroit was America’s fourth-largest city, with a population exceeding 1.85 million people. Throughout the 20th century, General Motors’ engineering innovations injecting Detroit’s economy with vitality and prosperity. Even a century later, General Motors is inextricably linked with Detroit’s reputation as a hub of cutting-edge innovation.

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Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck is proud to be located in the Detroit metro area, where the automotive industry began and continues to grow a century later. We look forward to the many innovations that General Motors has in store for the 21st century.

Basic Facts about the GM Employee Discount

If you work for General Motors (or are related to someone who is), the GM Employee Discount includes a range of perks and special deals that you won’t find elsewhere. There’s a GM Extended Family Card, a GM Accessories Employee Discount, a Certified Service Discount, and more. In short, you or your GM employee can find special deals for every step of the car-buying process. Whether you’re looking for small accessories or you’re buying a new GMC, using your employee discount will save you money.

According to GM, employees and eligible family members can use a GM Employee Discount to buy or lease an eligible, new Chevy, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac vehicle at a discounted price below the MSRP. The list below shows everyone who’s eligible:

  • Any active GM employee
  • Their spouse, children (and stepchildren), grandchildren, grandparents, parents, siblings, in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
  • Retired and former hourly or salaried GM employees
  • Widows and widowers of former GM employees
  • And employees, retirees, and surviving spouses of eligible divested companies and other organizations

Most new and used 2019 and 2018 GM cars, SUVs, trucks, and vans are eligible for discounts. In order to use the special discounts and rewards, you’ll need to obtain an authorization number and then take that to your local GM dealership. Simply select “GM Employee Discount” from the Programs menu on the GM Family First website, and select “Get Authorization Number.”

If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at Jim Causley and let us know you’re eligible for a GM discount.

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