Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2015 GMC Canyon SLE All Terrain Start Up, Road Test, and In Depth Review



Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive variety. In today's video, we'll take an in depth look and drive with the all new 2015 GMC Canyon All Terrain!

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Knapheide Launches Complete Line-Up Of Truck Caps


The Knapheide Manufacturing Company develops the industry's most comprehensive line of truck caps.

Following a successful product introduction at the 2015 Work Truck Show, The Knapheide Manufacturing Company is excited to announce the availability of new commercial truck caps.  The "KnapKap" line of products is the most comprehensive selection of commercial grade truck caps the industry has seen and features fiberglass, aluminum, and steel models. The wide selection of KnapKap models appeal to numerous vocations including telecommunications, utilities, pest control, construction, and more.

This latest new product launch solidifies Knapheide's commitment to be the leading provider of commercial vehicle solutions.

"As OEM's begin to focus more and more on the lighter duty commercial vehicles so are we by releasing products that maximize the efficiency space of those vehicles.  There are KnapKaps for every size of pickup available in the North American commercial market, from compact to one ton trucks," said Tony Marshall, Product Manager at Knapheide.

KnapKap Supreme Utility

The KnapKap Supreme Utility is the industry's best utiltiy commercial topper.  Features like the commercial grade reinforced fiberglass and oversized side access doors set this truck cap apart from the competition.

KnapKap Ultra Cab High Utility

The KnapKap Ultra Cab High Utility is a light, efficient and durable, everything you need in a commercial truck cap.  Double vertical rear doors and durable yet lightweight ASC fiberglass construction are just a few of the standard features that are packed within the KnapKap Ultra Cab High Utility.

KnapKap ACU

The KnapKap ACU has a myriad of options and configurations for full customization.  The lightweight yet rugged aluminum construction eliminate the risk of corrosion yet maximize the available payload.

KnapKap HDS

The tried and true design of the KnapKap HDS has provided years of reliable service and increased productivty for numerous vocations.  The fully welded steel construction can handle the toughest jobsite conditions.

KnapKap Pro CH

The sleek design of the KnapKap Pro CH provides users with a functional yet professional looking commercial truck cap.  Combining ASC fiberglass with reinforced construction makes it one of the toughest available today.

KnapKap Pro CH-S

The KnapKap Pro CH-S has a true automotive appearance, with a high quality finish paint and contours that match the cab lines.  Highly functional, the Pro CH-S has all the features you need in a fiberglass truck cap.

Pro Cover

The Pro Cover from Knapheide is a commercial grade fiberglass tonneau cover with special lift assist gas props for easy opening and closing operation.  The Pro Cover provides protection and security for the contents within the truck bed.


Find out more at http://www.knapheide.com/article/909/knapheide-launches-complete-line-up-of-truck-caps

Saturday, April 25, 2015

GMC Canyon Wins Cars.com Midsize Pickup Challenge



New premium midsize truck tops competitors’ capability, performance and materials




DETROIT – The all-new GMC Canyon was the top pick by the editors of Cars.com in a midsize pickup comparison test posted today.

The editors praised the Canyon SLT – the segment’s only premium entry – for its road manners and performance with a full load in the bed, as well as its design and “high-end materials,” in a side-by-side challenge with Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and Nissan Frontier PRO-4X. The Chevrolet Colorado was also tested.

“The GMC Canyon scored well throughout our tests, and offered a capable and luxurious ride and feel that clearly separated the GMC from the rest of the pack,” said Cars.com Pickup Truck Editor Mark Williams.

The trucks were tested for a range of capabilities, including performance, seating and ergonomics, tech and entertainment, ride quality, visibility, value and off-road capability. The trucks were track-tested for braking and acceleration performance, subjected to a true off-road course, and took part in a 200-mile fuel-economy evaluation. Additionally, a pickup truck shopper unaffiliated with Cars.com tested each of the trucks for overall ride, comfort and features.

“Establishing a benchmark for a premium mid-size pickup was our goal with the Canyon and PickupTruck.com’s insights affirm our instincts,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “The Canyon’s quiet cabin, premium design and materials make it a maneuverable solution for customers who want the capability of a pickup with the modern amenities customers expect from GMC.”

In addition to Cars.com’s recognition, Canyon was named Autoweek’s Best of the Best Truck for 2015.

Canyon starts at $20,955 and is available in four-door extended- or crew-cab models. It offers the segment’s best horsepower and EPA-estimated fuel economy: 200 horsepower (149 kW) and 27 mpg highway (2WD) from a standard 2.5L I-4; and 305 horsepower (227 kW) and 26 mpg (2WD) from an available 3.6L V-6.

Canyon V-6 models offer a segment-leading maximum trailering rating of 7,000 pounds, as well as the G80 locking rear differential, for sure-footed traction in slippery conditions and when trailering.

Editors’ note: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Includes dealer freight charges and option package discounts. Excludes other General Motors vehicles.


GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

GMC Sierra Versus Heavy Duty Winches | GMC Pro Grade Protection



Watch as the GMC Sierra pickup truck is stretched four different ways with solid steel chains. That's Professional Grade.

For more information, visit http://www.gmc.com/sierra-1500-pickup...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Aluminum Service Bodies by Highway Products



A standard Highway Products service body comes with six internal storage compartments, a drop down tail gate and a bolt on bumper. The lockable storage compartments on these service bodies protect your tools from the elements. Aluminum services bodies are half the weight of steel bodies which will increase your fuel economy. We have a wide variety of utility bodies to choose from and over 20 add-on option. We guarantee a perfect fit and all service bodies come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Canyon Experience Lets Customers Take Virtual Test Drive



DETROIT – Whether it’s pulling up in front of a restaurant in the city or trailering a camper into the woods, the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon premium midsize pickup is right at home. Beginning today, an interactive Canyon Experience lets customers virtually “test drive” a Canyon in four lifestyle environments starting from their neighborhood – or anywhere else.

The Canyon Experience is the first with Google Maps and Google Street View technology that lets users “see” a Canyon in their neighborhood, close to their home.

“The Canyon Experience will appeal to the variety of lifestyles and interests of our very diverse audience,” said Kenn Bakowski, Canyon marketing manager. “Customers can learn about the various Canyon attributes that interest them, including capability, safety, the quiet cabin, connectivity and more.

“When they visit the site, customers also can choose different scenarios for their Canyon test drives – city, shore, mountains and rural. They can even ‘park’ a new Canyon close to their home to see how it looks, and share it socially,” Bakowski said. We set out to engage potential Canyon customers in a fun, creative way.”

Another byproduct of the Canyon’s versatility is the range of vehicles of its buyers owned More than 30 percent of Canyon buyers previously drove a small or midsize crossover, SUV or car. Other Canyon buyers are upgrading from their former midsize pickup or downsizing from a full-size pickup.

In addition, through March, more than 53 percent of Canyon buyers have traded in a non-GM brand vehicle and Canyon information on GMC.com had been viewed more than 3 million times since its introduction last spring.

The Canyon Experience is designed to connect with customers in the early stages of the vehicle-buying process and is compatible with desktop (Internet Explorer 9 or higher), tablet and iOS and Android smartphones.

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.

Friday, April 17, 2015

CargoGlide helps Fastenal workers



This video demonstrates how CargoGlide helps Fastenal Industrial Supply workers and prevents damaged tailgates on Fastenal trucks.



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pickups and Crossovers Drive Best Chevrolet and GMC Truck Sales in March since 2007




DETROIT – Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac dealers in the United States delivered 249,875 vehicles in March 2015, down 2 percent year over year. Fleet deliveries were up 5 percent and retail deliveries declined 5 percent. Total sales of trucks, including pickups, vans and SUVs, were up 14 percent. Crossover deliveries were up 6 percent and passenger car deliveries were down 21 percent.  

“As the economy gained steam throughout 2014, we knew 2015 would be a strong year for trucks,” said Kurt McNeil, General Motors’ U.S. vice president of Sales Operations. “Higher demand dovetailed perfectly with the launches of our new full-size pickups and large SUVs. Low fuel prices and the successful launches of the Chevrolet Colorado and Trax made us even more bullish.

“Our foresight and disciplined approach to incentives is being rewarded with very strong truck sales and record average transaction prices.”

Chevrolet reported its best-ever March for crossover sales and it was an exceptionally strong month for pickup trucks. Chevrolet had its best March pickup sales since 2007, with Silverado up 7 percent and the new Colorado repeating as the industry’s fastest-selling pickup for the second month in a row, taking only 17 “days to turn.”

GMC had its best first quarter sales since 2005 and its best March pickup sales since 2006, with Canyon deliveries reaching 2,434 units and Sierra up 3 percent. Approximately 40 percent of Sierra customers purchasing heavy-duty models are choosing the high-end Denali trim series. This has helped Sierra earn the highest average transaction prices for any full-size pickup line.

Strong pickup sales also helped drive robust gains with commercial customers.  Through March, commercial deliveries have grown year over year for 17 consecutive months. Commercial deliveries were up 39 percent in March, and full-size pickups were up 41 percent.

To increase overall truck production and meet demand for the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, GM’s Wentzville (Mo.) Assembly plant added a third production shift in March.

“Dealers have customers lining up for the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado, so the additional supply couldn’t come at a better time,” McNeil said.
Additional March Highlights (vs. 2014 except as noted)
Chevrolet:
·         The new Trax small crossover, which began arriving in U.S. showrooms in December 2014, saw deliveries of 4,026 units. Equinox sales were up 22 percent and Traverse was up 18 percent.

GMC:
·         The Sierra, combined with a 16 percent increase in Yukon XL deliveries, helped GMC increase its sales by 1 percent. GMC has now delivered 14 consecutive months of year-over-year retail sales increases.

Buick:
·         Buick deliveries increased year over year, driven by a 25 percent increase in LaCrosse deliveries and the best month ever for the Encore, the vehicle that ignited growth in the small crossover segment.

Cadillac:
·         Demand for the new Escalade continues to grow. Sales were up 119 percent for the vehicle’s best March since 2008. 
·         Cadillac XTS deliveries increased 11 percent.
·         Cadillac continues to evolve its business with new products and brand positioning in the luxury market. Through the end of the first quarter, nearly 60 percent of customers were new to the brand.
·         In March, Cadillac’s average transaction prices (ATPs) approached $54,000, near the top of the brand’s competitive set, according to J.D. Power PIN estimates. ATPs are up more than $9,000 per unit from a year ago.

In the United States, Cadillac is pleased to announce an initiative to expand its service loaner/courtesy car program to support the customer experience at Cadillac stores across the country. Cadillac dealers have expanded their courtesy transportation fleets by approximately 1,000 additional units, which are reflected in March sales. The revised program further aligns Cadillac to meet customer expectations for courtesy transportation, providing newer, fresher vehicles to Cadillac owners while their vehicles are being serviced, and reducing utilization of daily rental cars for this purpose.
Incentives:
·         According to PIN estimates, GM’s incentive spending as a percentage of ATPs was 9.2 percent in March, down 1.6 percentage points month over month due in part to successful new product launches. Industry average spending was 10.0 percent of ATPs, up 0.4 percentage points. 

Average Transaction Prices (ATPs):   
·         ATPs were $35,200, according to PIN estimates through March 22, up more than $1,200 per unit compared to a year ago and up $725 compared to February 2015.


Retail Industry Segmentation:
·         Trucks, including pickups, SUVs and vans, accounted for about 17 percent of the industry, according to PIN estimates, up 2 percentage points. Large pickups alone represented more than 12 percent of the industry, up 1 percentage point.
·         Crossovers represented approximately 39 percent of the market, up 2 percentage points. 
·         Cars represented about 44 percent of the industry, down 4 percentage points.

Fleet and Commercial:
·         Total fleet sales were up 5 percent during the month and they were up 15 percent in the first quarter.
·         Government sales were up 19 percent and rental deliveries were down 6 percent.

Industry Sales:
·         GM estimates that the seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in March was 16.9 million units.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com

Forward-Looking Statements
In this press release and in related comments by our management, our use of the words “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “possible,” “potential,” “target,” “believe,” “commit,” “intend,” “continue,” “may,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “project,” “projected,” “positioned” or similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements that represent our current judgment about possible future events. We believe these judgments are reasonable, but these statements are not guarantees of any events or financial results, and our actual results may differ materially due to a variety of important factors. Among other items, such factors might include: our ability to realize production efficiencies and to achieve reductions in costs as a result of our restructuring initiatives and labor modifications; our ability to maintain quality control over our vehicles and avoid material vehicle recalls; our ability to maintain adequate liquidity and financing sources and an appropriate level of debt, including as required to fund our planned significant investment in new technology; the ability of our suppliers to timely deliver parts, components and systems; our ability to realize successful vehicle applications of new technology; and our ability to continue to attract new customers, particularly for our new products. GM's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q provides information about these and other factors, which we may revise or supplement in future reports to the SEC.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

2015 A R E NTEA Inside Look



A.R.E.'s Todd Schroeder shares some insights about two new pickup truck bed caps on display at the 2015 The Work Truck Show that are designed for heavy-duty/commercial applications.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Box Delete



GM First: Factory bed-delete option for 1/2-ton Silverado/Sierra pickups. Dan Tigges, GM Products Manager for 2015 Sierra/Silverado, explains the details.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

2015 GMC Sierra Denali: A big rig for the boss



Hooniverse.com's Jeff Glucker typically drives fast and/or luxurious machines, so it was quite a change of pace to spend time with a heavy-duty pickup truck. The 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD isn't just a truck though...

Still, the diesel engine offered gobs of power and and the interior is as nice as a brand-new Escalade.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

DECKED Truck Bed Organizer and Storage System - ABTL Auto Extras



The DECKED truck bed organizing system was really born out of the fact that many pickup owners live their lives out of the back of their trucks. The initial goal was to build something made in America, spatially efficient, ergonomic, and weather proof. The DECKED system is comprised of a set of waterproof drawers that can each hold up to 200 lbs. and run on rollers. You still keep some of the utility by having room on top of the DECKED system to load items.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Knapheide Service Body Product Training Video



This new video features the most up to date standard offerings found on Knapheide Service Bodies..   The videos feature a comprehensive overview of the features and end user benefits found on Service Bodies and KUV's.

T-Grip latch for truck tool-boxes by Highway Products, Inc.



Introducing the new Highway Products super-duty T-Grip handle.

Available exclusively on Highway Products toolboxes, the stainless steel T-Grip handle is ergonomically shaped and easily accommodates gloves. Featuring 2-way keying and a dead-bolt style lock, the handle assembly is internally welded, so there are no exposed mounting bolts or screws.

Highway Products is the only toolbox manufacturer that guarantees its products for life.

To learn more, call 1-800-TOOL-BOX (1-800-866-5269) or visit us online at www.highwayproducts.com

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Work Truck Show 2015



A record-setting 11,005 industry professionals from all 50 states, eight Canadian provinces and 23 countries turned out for The Work Truck Show® 2015, North America’s largest work truck event. This breaks the Show’s previous attendance record of 10,408 set in 2012. The Work Truck Show 2015 was held March 4–6, with educational sessions and the concurrent Green Truck Summit kicking off March 3, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. It is produced annually by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry.

Learn more at worktruckshow.com