Professional Grade is about delivering more than what the customer expects. In Canyon’s case, it’s more power, more comfort, more cargo room and a wide range of model configurations - all in a nimble, midsize truck package. For 2006, Canyon delivers a new ZQ8 sport suspension package, SLT trim on Extended and Crew Cab models, the GM Passenger Sensing (air bag) System for front seat passengers and a host of new interior and exterior colors.
Today, GMC announced the all-new 2007 Acadia. It is GMC’s first crossover, delivering a smooth, responsive driving experience, athletic design, a spacious interior and a comprehensive safety package to the fastest-growing vehicle segment in the United States.
More than 269 of General Motors’ dealerships are owned by women and employ more than 10,700 people. Last year these women sold approximately 136,000 cars and trucks generating $7.1 billion in sales. In 2001, GM launched the Women’s Retail Initiative, the only program of its kind in the automotive industry, in order to attract women to dealerships. Among the 269 women in dealerships, these four teams of mothers and daughters are examples of the women paving the way and succeeding in what was (...) More
Discovery Channel and GM are taking viewers behind the closely guarded doors of GM Design and into the minds of the automaker’s innovative, forward thinking designers as part of a new, four-part documentary. Set to debut in 2007, the Discovery Channel program will examine the future of automotive engineering - from design and alternative fuel sources to advanced materials and in-vehicle electronics. With exclusive access to the GM Design internship program, the documentary will include (...) More
General Motors announced today an additional $332 million investment to support production of its new family of six-speed transmissions at its transmission plant here. This latest investment brings GM’s total spending on fuel-saving six-speed automatics to $1.7 billion in its U.S. operations since 2003. The investments support the company’s plans to build three million units of these transmissions annually by 2010. "Raising the bar on the execution of new products is a critical part of (...) More
The new Hydra-Matic 6T70 and 6T75 front- and all-wheel drive six-speed automatic transmissions will debut in several GM models in 2007. The Saturn Aura and Pontiac G6 will offer the 6T70 as an option, and the 6T75, which is rated for higher torque capacity, will be standard in the Saturn Outlook , GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave crossovers. The 6T70/75’s clutch-to-clutch operation and 6.04:1 overall ratio help the transmissions deliver both performance and fuel economy, enabling up to 7 percent (...) More
The state-of-the-art full hybrid system, whose components are being co-developed by General Motors Corp., DaimlerChrysler and the BMW Group for production beginning next year, represents a major automotive industry milestone due to the unprecedented fully integrated combination of electric motors with a fixed-gear transmission. As a result of its low- and high-speed electric continuously variable transmission (ECVT) modes, the system is commonly referred to as the 2-mode hybrid. However, (...) More
The GMC Division of General Motors today donated two 2007 GMC Yukon s to Los Angeles and Las Vegas law enforcement as part of an initiative with the hit television series, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Working closely with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and the show’s writing staff and forensic consultants, GMC has designed and manufactured the "Mobile Analysis Unit" (MAU), a re-engineered 2007 GMC Yukon Denali. Elements of this unique collaboration include: A (...) More
GMC’s first large crossover vehicle, the all-new 2007 Acadia, will be one of the first products at General Motors Corp. to be built on the company’s new Lambda platform, which also will underpin the new Buick Enclave and Saturn Outlook. The ’07 Acadia will be introduced, along with the Outlook, in late 2006, with the Enclave to follow in spring 2007. GM has not announced what engines will power the Acadia and its siblings, but executives say the Lambda platform can accommodate V-6 and V-8 (...) More
An investor group led by affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), Five Mile Capital Partners, LLC, and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners has completed the acquisition of a majority interest in GMAC Commercial Holding Corp. (GMACCH) from General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC). GMAC, the wholly-owned financial services subsidiary of General Motors Corporation (GM: NYSE), sold 78 percent of its equity in GMACCH, up from the previously announced 60 percent target, in exchange (...) More