GM Reveals Hummer EV Details

With the news of the 2022 Hummer EV pickup truck taking the electric world by storm last year, GM has unveiled another addition to the Quiet Revolution and released more Hummer EV details. As GM’s first all-electric SUV, the Hummer EV will go into production in early 2023 with a release date of spring 2023.

Even though GM retired the Hummer brand in 2010, the automaker has revived the nameplate earlier with the electric pickup truck and now as an electric SUV. In designing a world with zero emissions, the Hummer EV will be powered by GM’s new modular electric battery platform, Ultium. With this Ultium platform, the Electric EV will enjoy a driving range of up to 400 miles with a 300 kW fast-charging capability. This efficiency translates into an extremely capable performance as well, as the Hummer EV will generate up to 830 horsepower and go from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

The Hummer EV SUV will also feature many of the same features as the Hummer EV pickup, such as Super Cruise, Extract Mode, and Crab Walk, a setting which lets the Hummer drive diagonally at low speeds by rotating all four wheels. The SUV will also include a 13.4-inch touch-screen center console display and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Visit Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac in Ruston, Louisiana, to learn more details about the Hummer EV and be first in line to get your own when it finally launches!

GMC Sierra to Get Latest Version of Super Cruise

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali will make trailering even better thanks to the addition of Super Cruise technology. The latest version of Super Cruise will introduce the ability to trailer while driving hands-free. As the industry’s first hands-free driver assistance system, Super Cruise contributes to the exceptional trailering capabilities of the GMC Sierra.

With the use of real-time camera, sensors, and GPS, as well as precision LiDAR map data, the Super Cruise driver assistance system is available on more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads in the United States and Canada. When Super Cruise is in operation, a small camera on top of the steering column works with infrared lights to locate where you are looking. If the system senses you have turned your gaze away from the road for too long, it will activate the steering wheel light bar to prompt your attention back to the road.

The addition of Super Cruise makes the 2022 GMC Sierra even stronger and more capable when towing and trailering. It also improves driver confidence when connecting to a trailer, ensuring you can hit the road knowing that the 2022 GMC Sierra has the latest technology to make the trailering process better.

Super Cruise technology is one of the things that gets us excited about the future of cars. Learn more about the GMC Sierra, Super Cruise, and other cool automotive tech at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac.

Towing Safety Tips for Your Chevrolet or GMC Truck

Your Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck can handle a lot of tough work. While you’re putting your vehicle to the test, it’s also important that you’re operating it properly and carefully. That’s especially true when you’re trailering, which can be dangerous and damaging if done incorrectly. To make sure you’re using your truck correctly around Ruston, Louisiana, here are three must-know towing safety tips.

Inspect your trailer’s condition

Do you give your trailer the same attentiveness that you give your pickup truck? When’s the last time you looked for signs of rust underneath or checked the tires’ tread depth? Every time you plan to hitch up your trailer, RV, or camper, you need to perform rigorous pre- and post-travel inspections. Look for any unusual or alarming signs, and have those fixed before hitting the road.

Know your truck’s limits

Your truck can only handle so much strain, so it’s important you don’t push it past its limits and permanently damage it. Check the vehicle’s owner’s manual or door jamb info plaque for that information. You can also calculate that number by subtracting the truck’s curb weight from the Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating.

Watch your surroundings

Having a trailer in tow essentially doubles or sometimes even triples the length of your vehicle, so you have to be extra attentive to what’s in your vicinity. Always use your mirrors and make sure you leave plenty of space when changing lanes or turning.

New GM models have tools that can help you better monitor your surroundings, such as the best-in-class camera technology on the Chevrolet Silverado, using 8 available cameras that give you up to 15 unique views.

If you want a new or used truck that’s great for towing around Ruston, Louisiana, we invite you to stop by Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC.

Special Off-Road Enhancements Available for 2021 GMC Canyon AT4

If you use your pickup truck for tough jobs around Ruston, Louisiana, it’s vital that it can drive just as capable off-road as it does on paved roads. Not all pickup trucks can fulfill that need, but the GMC Canyon AT4, especially now that it offers more off-road enhancements than ever before.

New this year for the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 is a special edition with exclusive enhancements for traversing mud, creeks, fields, and gravel. The new Off-Road Performance Edition of the latest Canyon is a must-have for hard workers in Lincoln Parish. Here’s a look at what this package provides.

The Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition is augmented from the ground up, starting with the 31-inch DuraTrac® tires connected to the 4WD system. Also underneath this Canyon are durable aluminum skid plates, bolstered rocker panels, and a sizable transfer case shield. Now you don’t have to worry about logs or rocks damaging the underside when you’re climbing rock-strewn hills.

In addition to being tough in its build, the Canyon AT4 off-road version is tough in its performance, too. Thanks to a suspension enhancement, the midsize pickup truck boasts an approach angle of about 30 degrees. Plus, the Advanced Hill Descent Control System and 3.6-liter V6 prepare you to conquer challenging terrain.

If you’re interested in purchasing the off-road-ready 2021 GMC Canyon AT4, contact us at Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC. We’ll walk you through the ordering process so you can be on the road — or off it — right away.

GMC Ranks Third Place in APEAL Study

You know that feeling you get when you buy something you really love? You definitely want to get that feeling the next time you buy a new car or truck. One way you can help increase the odds of that happening is by checking the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout, or APEAL, Study. This study polls new car owners to determine how they feel about many aspects of their purchase.

Owners were asked rate their emotional attachment and excitement about their vehicles across more than 40 areas. These included a sense of comfort in the driver’s seat, the feeling they get when they press on the accelerator, fuel consumption, and even how safe they feel while driving.

In the 2020 study, the GMC brand came in third place among mass-market brands. It has a score of 857, compared to the mass market average of 838. In addition, the GMC Sierra HD pickup came in first place in its segment.

The Sierra HD has been completely redesigned for 2020, which helps add to its appeal. It boasts a range of best-in-class features including HD cargo bed volume and Crew Cab front head and leg room. You can also tow confidently with a maximum tow rating of up to 35,500 pounds.

Experience the appeal of a GMC suv or truck today when you schedule a test drive at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac.