The main goals of the pickup truck segment are typically power, capability, and a comfortable driving experience, which the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 delivers in spades. But more and more, trucks are offering drivers something a bit unexpected — range-topping luxury.
All models of the all-new GMC Sierra 1500 will be taller and longer, providing a more spacious feel, while every trim level will have its own exclusive grille. A long list of high-tech features and different wheel sizes — all the way up to 22-inch wheels — gives drivers the options they crave, while the top-of-the-line Denali trim is sure to impress drivers with its upscale vibe. Leather seating, dark-finish aluminum, open-pore wood, and contrast stitching are just a few touches you’ll see on the inside of the Sierra 1500 Denali.
2019 GMC Sierra 1500
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 was built for more appealing luxury without compromising its powerful drivetrain. It was constructed for a new and tougher look, too, with an aerodynamic exterior design that includes carbon fiber in its truck bed. The unique design, called CarbonPro, is said to be more durable than steel or aluminum.
Here at Dan Young GM, we’re excited to welcome the new GMC Sierra 1500 for those drivers who want an unparalleled VIP experience to go along with all that capable performance.
Silverado 1500 Chassis Cab
Chevrolet’s best-selling lineup of Silverado trucks has a commercial truck alternative. At the 2018 Work Truck Show, Chevrolet debuted the new 2019 models of the Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD chassis cab trucks, but one model was conspicuously missing — the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 chassis cab. The commercial chassis cab version of the popular mainstream truck would combine drivability with top-notch capability for a more professional driving experience.
Even though the Silverado 1500 chassis cab model didn’t show up for the Work Truck Show, at Dan Young GM, we’ve seen that Chevrolet has still been testing out the 2019 model year behind the scenes. Spy shots of the anticipated vehicle recently showed up, as photographers captured images of a prototype being tested at General Motors’ Proving Grounds in Michigan. The prototype is thought to be a boxless option for entrepreneurs and professionals interested in a commercial fleet option. One of the most noticeable changes would be the inclusion of a rear bumper, as previous generations of the Silverado 1500 chassis cab eliminated it.
Chevrolet may not be unveiling the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 chassis cab just yet, but it’s looking positive for drivers seeking a box-delete option on the new Chevy Silverado 1500. Between larger models and the 1500, drivers will have multiple choices for commercial fleet trucks.
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
For a long time, hybrids, electric vehicles (EVs), and other “green cars” have been regarded as a niche market for buyers who are invested in being environmentally friendly. However, more and more, EVs and hybrids are gaining traction among drivers who want to save big on their gas budget. The Chevrolet Bolt EV was introduced by Chevy in an attempt to make so-called “green cars” more friendly to mainstream buyers.
One of the biggest hurdles to attracting new drivers to the segment was expanding the EV’s mileage. Many other EVs have difficulty keeping a charge for an extended length of time or distance, which caused what many industry experts called “range anxiety” among potential buyers. But when the Chevrolet Bolt came out, its big selling point was that the battery had been fine-tuned to keep drivers rolling for over 200 miles. The increased mileage of the Chevy Bolt helped alleviate “range anxiety.”
The stylish and appealing design of the Chevrolet Bolt EV helped attract the attention of customers who maybe weren’t as interested in going green before the Bolt’s debut. The Chevrolet Bolt also offers a sleek and comfortable interior. All of this comes at a more affordable price than comparable rivals, too, making the Chevy Bolt an excellent choice for buyers new to the EV segment.
To experience the amazing features of the eco-friendly Chevy Bolt, visit Dan Young GM for a test drive.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS
The Chevrolet Traverse got a makeover when Chevy introduced a next-gen redesign for 2018. In addition to the redesigned Traverse, the all-new Traverse RS is hitting the auto industry. It features everything from a standard turbocharged engine to more aggressive styling cues. This new trim level will give you the option of a more athletic and fun-to-drive choice among the Chevrolet Traverse’s lineup.
Some notable updates to the design of the Traverse RS include blacked-out accents of the grille, window trim, roof rails, and emblems. The 20-inch aluminum wheels also feature a “Dark Android” finish. Under the hood of the Chevrolet Traverse RS is an exclusive engine option, a direct-injection EcoTec 2.0-liter Turbo engine that delivers 257 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be mated to a new nine-speed automatic transmission.
The all-new Traverse RS will also come with a variety of upscale tech, from convenience to safety. Systems and features include Surround Vision, a 10-speaker Bose® sound system, tri-zone automatic climate control, and remote start. Infotainment systems such as the Chevrolet MyLink system and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot will also come standard on the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS.
Visit Dan Young GM to test drive the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.
Producing battery electric cars is an expensive business. In fact, most automakers who put one into production lose money on that model for years. This is mostly due to the high cost of the lithium-ion batteries that power the cars.
GM currently sells an electric car in the form of the Chevrolet Bolt. This small car has a lot going for it with a range of over 200 miles and a relatively affordable price tag. However, GM is currently losing money on this car. However, according to GM CEO, Mary Barra, the company plans to make a profit with electric cars by 2021.
According to insiders familiar with GM’s strategy, the key is to cut costs associated with battery production, specifically the amount of cobalt used in the batteries. Cobalt is the most expensive component in a lithium-ion battery and the price continues to rise. GM’s future battery design uses more nickel, which is both less expensive and produces more energy.
At the same time, GM engineers are working on ways to get more out of their batteries through more efficient packaging and improved energy flow.
Here at Dan Young GM, we are interested to see where this goal will take GM in the electric car industry.
Recently, Bloomberg reported some early details regarding the Cadillac XT4 production. The XT4 will be a new, smaller SUV in the lineup. According to the report, Cadillac has already begun building a preliminary version of the model at its Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City.
This new model will give luxury shoppers a new option, while at the same time making better use of the Fairfax plant. The Cadillac lineup currently only has two SUV options, the XT5 and Escalade. Last year, XT5 sales surged 73 percent.
“It’s a new architecture for us, and it is up to the task,” said Johan de Nysschen, President of Cadillac. “It’s the right size, dynamics and sophistication to attain what I believe is worthy of a Cadillac in this segment.”
The Fairfax plant currently producing the Chevrolet Malibu and the new Cadillac XT4 will share a platform with the Malibu to help defray some of the costs.
We have also learned that the all-new XT4 will likely make its debut in March at the New York Auto Show. In addition, sales of the new SUV are expected to start before the end of this year.
Here at Dan Young GM, we can’t wait to get the new XT4 on our showroom floor. What features do you hope to see?
Drivers leaving the dealership behind the wheel of a brand new car have different ways of celebrating, but few can top a sweet drift in a brand new Chevrolet Corvette Z06. That’s exactly what one driver did to celebrate his new purchase and, for once, it didn’t end in disaster. Even better, there’s a video that provides a clear view of the drift.
There’s no doubt that the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 brings plenty of performance to the road, but not every driver can control it. Fortunately, the man behind the wheel of the model in the video could, and he proved it.
The video opens with the black Corvette Z06 waiting patiently at the end of a dealership drive. Once traffic is clear, the driver unleashes the beast beneath the hood, performs a short drift, then straightens out, and puts the engine through its paces down the road.
For all purposes, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a supercar that can run nose-to-nose with Italian brands like Ferrari. The sports car boasts a 650-horsepower engine optimized for the track, as evidenced by the model’s 7:13:90 lap around the Nurburgring.
We here at Dan Young GM are happy to see a new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 owner putting the supercar through its paces right out of the gate!
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
The full-size truck segment is one of the most competitive in the industry, meaning even slight changes can be a game changer. Literally sticking to the saying “Go big or go home,” General Motors (GM) is out to take the full-size pickup segment by storm. According to multiple sources, the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra will see some serious weight loss in the near future.
GM already utilizes weight-saving materials, including high-strength steel and aluminum, but engineers recognized the potential for an even lighter truck. To further reduce the weight of the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, General Motors will offer a carbon fiber bed.
While carbon fiber isn’t dirt cheap, the difference in weight could increase fuel economy, effectively saving drivers in the long run. In addition to better fuel economy, the trucks will likely benefit from increased performance and handling as well.
Alternatively, GM could forego increased fuel economy and increase the sheer capability of both trucks instead. Considering the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado already offers a towing capacity of up to 12,500 pounds, increased capability could give it an edge over top competitors.
The new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are scheduled to debut at the 2018 Detroit International Auto Show next year.
We here at Dan Young GM can’t wait to see the new-and-improved pickups!
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT All Terrain Double Cab
Taking care of your car is an absolute necessity, but with this fast-changing industry, what methods will get the best results? After all, every driver wants to ensure their car lasts as long as possible! Here are a few tips from to help keep your car young in 2018.
Change the Oil
If there’s one car maintenance tip that’s remained a constant throughout the years, it’s to change the oil on a consistent basis. While the 3,000-mile rule is long outdated, drivers should still adhere to the oil change intervals provided in the owner’s manual. If you don’t have access to an owner’s manual, calling the dealership is your next best option.
While modern parts are made to last much longer than parts of the past, they still need to be lubricated to operate at peak performance. Having a professional technician ensure your vehicle’s parts are properly lubricated will keep you on the road with fewer issues for years to come.
A proper wax job can help protect a car’s paint and keep it looking as good as new for years. Quality car wax will provide protection from the sun and other elements when applied every six months or so.
For all of your vehicle maintenance questions and needs visit us at Dan Young GM.
The holiday season is just getting started, but it’s never too soon to start planning for the Christmas season. Check out these great Christmas activities in Tipton, Indiana for a holiday season you won’t soon forget.
Blackhawk Winery Christmas Open House
There are few better ways to enjoy the holiday season than drinking wine and shopping. The Blackhawk Winery Christmas Open House allows shoppers to do just both! Attendees will have the option to grab some gifts from local vendors, like M&S Creations and LulaRoe. The event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 5 p.m.
A welcoming environment in a controlled setting make for the perfect way to allow children with special needs to experience Christmas to the fullest. Sensitive Santa features numerous adjustments that create a calming space for children. The event is held with Autism Speaks and features muted lights, music, and activity tables. Bring the kids to see Santa on Dec. 3 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Pet Photo Night
Snapping a few pictures of your pets in holiday garb is one way to make a memory, but getting a few with Santa takes the holidays to the next level. Bring your pet to Hamilton Town Center on Dec. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. for Pet Photo Night!
We here at Dan Young GM hope to see you out enjoying the festivities this holiday season!