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.
From outdoor wonders to incredible venues, Michigan has so much to offer. Make 2020 the best year yet in the Wolverine State by enjoying these five highly rated things to do in Michigan.
Marvel at Mother Nature
Michigan has been blessed by Mother Nature’s best gifts, as evidenced by the famous Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The U.S. National Park on Lake Superior features breathtaking views and natural wonders such as sand dunes, waterfalls, beaches, sandstone cliffs, and lakes.
Go on a wilderness adventure
Equally as beautiful, but more rugged and remote than the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, is the Isle Royale National Park. An epic journey of backpacking, hiking, and kayaking await you as you venture out into the breathtaking wilderness. Be sure to plan your wilderness adventure during April 16-Oct. 31, as the park and its surrounding islands are off limits to visitors from Nov. 1-April 15.
Enjoy small town charm
Mackinac Island is a charming destination nestled on a picturesque island. Be sure to explore the island on bike, indulge in Michigan-famous fudge, and take a scenic ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
See the light
Lighthouses are plentiful in Michigan and stand as a unique part of the state’s fascinating maritime history. As you travel through the region, a visit to one (or all) of these structures should be in order.
Toast to good times
Traverse City is a fun-filled town and famous the world over for its wine. If you find yourself here, be sure to explore the Traverse Wine Coast that boasts approximately 40 unique wineries.
Make sure your vehicle is up to the task of exploring Michigan by scheduling a maintenance check at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck. Or, better yet, stop in to get behind the wheel of a new car.
J.D. Power published this year’s Customer Service Index study, and Buick scored big. The mass-market brand landed at the top of the rankings for the third year in a row. Booking appointments digitally increased customer satisfaction. Thanks to its industry-leading service, Buick was the Highest Rated Automotive Brand.
Buick scored 857 out of a possible 1,000 points, putting it ahead of second-place MINI and third-place Mitsubishi. Chevrolet and GMC ranked fourth and fifth, respectively. Although Buick models feature luxurious amenities and affordable pricing, the brand still competes with mass-market manufacturers. Premium brands were rated separately, although Buick’s score competed with the top brands there as well.
Thirty-four percent of survey respondents stated they preferred to communicate via text message. Unfortunately, less than 10 percent of service departments use text as a method of communication.
Buick continues to streamline the car ownership experience, and that dedication played a major role in the brand’s success. More consumers enjoy the convenience of booking service appointments digitally. Many preferred to communicate with dealers via text messaging.
While some brands lag behind and have yet to implement technology into sales and service, Buick is ahead of the curve. Notably, the Customer Service Index survey found brands with an all-digital experience scored 75 points higher.
Get a closer look at what Buick has to offer and why it is the highest rated mass-market automotive brand for dealership service when you visit Jim Causley Buick GMC.