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2022 GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX Concept - A Truck To Elevate Your Camping Experience

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX Concept - A Truck To Elevate Your Camping Experience

The Canyon AT4 OVERLANDX comes with roof tent, solar panels, and a whole lot of other overlanding and off-road equipment

GMC has unveiled the Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX concept at the Overland Expo Mountain West. As the name suggests, it is based on the Canyon’s off-road trim, the AT4. Overlanding is a niche that’s picking up pace quite rapidly and automakers are offering accessories for the same. The OVRLANDX concept is developed keeping this in mind and it comes with goodies that will make your camping experience even better. Also, it comes with a lot of off-road equipment, thus elevating the AT4 trim as a whole.

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2016 GMC Sierra Gets Trailering Enhancements

2016 GMC Sierra Gets Trailering Enhancements

GMC adds cameras and bed-mounted hitch options

GMC is adding two new towing enhancements to its 1500 and HD Sierra lineup. The upgrades include a gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailering prep package and a trailering camera system that affords unprecedented views from around the pickup and trailer when reversing.

Both these factory- and dealer-added upgrades help Sierra owners make the most of their trucks without having to turn to the aftermarket. Up first, the camera system is available across the Sierra lineup, and is compatible on all 2014-2016 model years that came equipped with the DPN- or DQS-coded trailer mirrors. A camera is mounted to the mirror housing on each side of the truck, while a third camera is remotely mounted to the upper and rearward most point of the trailer, giving the driver a view of what’s behind.

All three video fees are displayed on the IntelliLink infotainment screen. Later in the summer, GMC will debut a fourth camera that mounts in the center high-mount stop light for viewing cargo or aligning a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer to its bed-mounted hitch.

On the hitching side, 2500- and 3500-series Sierras will be able to accept the new gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailering prep package, a factory-installed option costing $350. This adds a frame-mounted hitch platform and tray that accepts a gooseneck hitch ball or the mounting brackets for a fifth-wheel hitch assembly. The package also includes block-out caps for the openings when the hitch is not in use, as well as a bed-mounted seven-pin wiring connector.

For those who want to finish off the trailer accessory package, GMC is offering the gooseneck “completion kit” at dealerships, which includes a 2-5/16-inch hitch ball and two safety chain attachments. The price is $315. Fifth-wheel towers can opt to buy their hitch assemblies at the dealership as well, with the 20,000-pound rated hitch costing $939 and the 25,000-pound rated hitch costing $999.

The addition of the camera system and gooseneck/fifth-wheel prep package allows the GMC Sierra pickups to better compete with its high-tech competition found in Ford and Nissan.

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USA Wins SEMA Middle East's 1st Annual Engine Build-Off

USA Wins SEMA Middle East’s 1st Annual Engine Build-Off

Redline Motorsports, a Florida based performance shop, just took home the top honors in SEMA’s first international engine building competition. The build-off pitted the Redline team against one of the best-known performance shops in the U.A.E.

Both competitors were selected to compete due to their extensive experience with tuning General Motors’ LS engines – the modern small-block V-8 that powers everything from trucks and vans to Corvettes and Cadillacs.

So the competition went down like this: whoever could build and tune the engine with the highest average horsepower over 10 dyno pulls won. Simple enough. Both teams received identical sets of parts, including new LS3 blocks bored out to 416 cubic inches, performance rotating assemblies, and ported LS3 heads; keeping the playing field level. Separating the teams were their choice of three available camshafts and how they tuned their ECUs.

The competitors were also handed the keys to nearly identical 2012 and 2013 GMC Sierra trucks. The single cab, short bed, 4WD Sierras were both fitted with the stock 6L80E transmission and 3.73 gears. With all the parts in place, the competition rolled into day one. Keep reading below

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Chicago Auto Show Unveils More Than New Cars With General Motors's OnStar

Chicago Auto Show Unveils More Than New Cars With General Motors’s OnStar

Many owners of new GM vehicles may remember 2006 as the last year they ever got lost while driving, thanks to Turn-by-Turn Navigation, the first factory-installed, fully integrated GPS navigation system from OnStar by GM.
OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation allows consumers to talk to a live advisor, who in turn sends complete step-by-step directions to customers’ vehicles through their OnStar system. Audio directions are then automatically piped through the vehicle’s stereo as they are needed, (...)

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