2018 GMC Terrain At Highview Motors

The 2018 GMC Terrain pulls out all the stops in order to make itself a well-known model among premium crossovers. The latest model brings a plethora of new features on top of a design that sets it apart from every other crossover on the road. From revised styling to affordable pricing, the GMC Terrain is out to claim its rightful place among the best of the best.

The GMC Terrain offers revised styling with new grille designs and a floating roof. The latest model drops nearly 350 lb. from the previous generation. Perhaps most interesting, however, is the selection of powertrains to choose from.

Drivers have their choice between a 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines. While the smaller of the two earns a peppy 170 horsepower, the 2.0-liter engine will satisfy drivers looking for more power with 252 horsepower. Both engines come paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The latest GMC Terrain also packs in an available 1.6-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine that churns out an impressive 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. That engine comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and earns up to an EPA-estimated 39 MPG on the highway.*

Here at Highview Motors GMC, we are excited to see the 2018 GMC Terrain doing so well among critics!

*Use for comparison only. EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.

GMC’s New Transmission Interface

GMC's New Transmission Interface

The manual transmission held the spotlight for decades as the primary method of changing gears. The invention of the automatic transmission eliminated the need for the manual, although it still remain popular in some segments to this day. Now, GMC is on the forefront of the next great transmission innovation. GMC’s new transmission interface could very well change the way of the road for good.

GMC’s new transmission interface debuted in the 2018 GMC Terrain, an SUV that’s as much about style as it is about comfort and efficiency. The new model features both a six- and nine-speed automatic transmission that will utilize the new interface.

Known as the “Electronic Precision Shift,” the interface features three buttons and two switch toggles. The toggles control the Reverse and Drive gears. Drivers must push the brake pedal in order to move either switch. The three push-button controls are used for the Park, Neutral, and Low gear functions.

The transmission interface is located above the cup holders, but below the radio and touchscreen controls. The new interface allows for more storage space and ease of access to auxiliary and USB ports.

The interface’s design is predictive of how self-driving cars will use electronic controls rather than a gear shifter.

We here at Highview Motors are happy to see GMC’s new transmission interface garnering so much attention!

Summer Advantages of the 2017 GMC Terrain

2017 GMC Terrain

The 2017 GMC Terrain brings unprecedented luxury at an affordable price, making it perfect for a summer getaway. There are more summer advantages to the new GMC Terrain than sheer affordability, though. We here at Highview Motors GMC have a few more reasons the 2017 Terrain is the go-to summer SUV for drivers of all ages.

Fuel Economy

The 2017 GMC Terrain boasts a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers a healthy 182 horsepower. Performance is just one part of what makes for a perfect summer SUV, though. The new Terrain also earns up to an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.*

Handling & Ride

Weighing in at less than 3,800 pounds, the 2017 Terrain brings nimble handling and a smooth ride to the road. Noise-cancelling technologies create a quiet cabin while premium materials offer standard sophistication. The responsive powertrain delivers immediate performance as well. On top of that, the Terrain SUV’s conservative size makes it easy to navigate tight city streets and other urban areas.

Capability

The new GMC Terrain offers premium luxury that goes hand-in-hand with impressive capability. The small SUV boasts a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds when properly equipped, making it a tough competitor to top. Bring a trailer full of necessary belongings or tack on sports equipment, like bicycles, to make your summer trip more enjoyable.

*Use for comparison only. EPA-estimated MPG. Actual mileage may vary.

Kid Rock’s New GMC Sierra

2017 New GMC Sierra

Kid Rock is a name that hasn’t been a chart topper in recent years, but he has sold more than 25 million albums and established a rather sizable fan base. Like many country musicians, he has a fascination with trucks and owns quite a few. He even created and performed “Trucker’s Anthem” more than 15 years ago. More recently, however, Kid Rock has gotten behind the wheel of the new GMC Sierra pickup.

The high-end truck features a custom package created by Rocky Ridge, an off-road outfitter, to match Rock’s lifestyle, and the result is astounding.

The new GMC Sierra features a six-inch lift with 35-inch tires and other add-on features. The company’s signature “Stealth Coating” was added to the hood and bumpers and offers more protection. The custom-rolled steel bull bar sits on the fascia and boasts a 20-inch LED light.

The new Sierra’s interior is just as impressive, if not even more so. The seats feature American Bad Ass embroidery and just about every feature GMC has to offer. That’s not all Rocky Ridge had to offer, though.

The off-road outfitter added a 2.9-liter supercharged to Sierra’s stock 5.3-liter V8 engine for a total power output of 557 horsepower.

We here at Highview Motors GMC are pumped to see Kid Rock rolling out in his very own custom GMC Sierra!

GMC Alternative Fuel Options Expanding

GMC alternative fuel options

As the world continues to change, one thing that many people and businesses are interested in is alternative fuels. Alternative fuels are often more efficient and less expensive than standard gasoline or diesel. This is why GMC alternative fuel options are growing.

Starting early next year, GMC will begin to offer heavy-duty pickups and full-size vans that will have 6.0-liter V8 engines capable of running on compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). There will also be alternative fuel options available for GMC’s new Low Cab Forward commercial truck.

With this expansion, GM Fleet’s lineup of hybrid, EV, and alternative fuel options grows to more than a dozen cars, trucks, and crossovers. This includes vehicles like the all-new Chevrolet Bolt EV, a B20-capable 2.8-liter Duramax diesel for GMC Savana vans, and a 6.6-liter B20-capable Duramax diesel engine for the GMC Sierra HD.

“Expanding choice is the key to helping more commercial and government fleets reduce their fuel consumption, fuel costs and emissions using alternative fuels and EVs versus using traditional gasoline,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet. “There are no ‘one size fits all’ solutions for fleet managers.”

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