Competition among the many pickup truck options available in the United States is more cutthroat than ever, and the tumult of 2020 had a significant impact on many manufacturers. In spite of the losses many competitors suffered, the GMC Sierra experienced growth in 2020 thanks to its high-quality construction and understandably loyal customer base.
According to the Vice President of General Motors, Steve Hill, GM was the only truck manufacturer to experience market share growth during 2020. The growth in market share experienced by General Motors allowed it to overtake its fiercest competitor and claim the crown for being the best-selling truck manufacturer in the US.
The GMC Sierra experienced an 8.91 percent uptick in sales from 2019, increasing its total units sold from 232,323 to 253,016. This massive growth correlated to a 2 percent increase in overall market share from 9 percent in 2019 to 11 percent in 2020. The Sierra’s sales increases are especially impressive given that every non-GM full-size truck sold in the US experienced a sales decline of at least 2 percent, with some manufacturers seeing sales lulls of over 16 percent.
The sales growth of GMC’s flagship truck is a testament to its hearty performance and in-demand productivity features. If you want to see for yourself why the Sierra is more popular than ever, schedule a test drive at Rivard Buick GMC today.
While we’re not living in a future with flying cars quite yet, some futuristic technology you might have only dreamed about a few years ago is making its way to the 2022 GMC lineup. The 2022 GMC Sierra Denali will be the first vehicle in the GMC roster to receive the cutting-edge Super Cruise technology.
Super Cruise, which is already on a handful of exclusive General Motors vehicles, is a semi-autonomous technology that lets you relax with your hands off the wheel on select highways. While Super Cruise isn’t a fully self-driving car system, it is a very impressive advancement in modern automotive history.
The 2022 GMC Sierra Denali’s Super Cruise System will utilize a robust network of LiDAR maps, cameras, sensors, and GPS data to monitor traffic and keep you safe on the road. Additionally, the system will steer, adjust your speed, and brake for you as needed as it monitors traffic patterns.
For contractors or other professionals that work long, irregular hours, the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali’s Super Cruise system is a great way to help you avoid drowsiness and fatigue while traveling between job sites. The system has built-in safety measures to ensure you’re paying attention to the road, though, so don’t get too comfortable.
The GMC Sierra 1500 was just completely redesigned for the 2019 model year. However, it is set to receive a number of exciting improvements in 2021, most significantly in the interior. The 2021 GMC Sierra’s cabin will feel more luxurious than ever before with upscale appointments and advanced technology.
Some automotive writers felt that the 2019 Sierra’s interior didn’t quite match the sophistication of the rest of the vehicle. GMC is responding to that feedback with action; promising an interior as advanced and capable as the Sierra itself.
According to some reports, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 will come with a completely redesigned center console that will feature a larger touchscreen and a more sophisticated design.
General Motors has yet to confirm what specific updates will make an appearance in the Sierra. We hope to see features like additional storage compartments, an available panoramic sunroof, and more connectivity features like Amazon Alexa compatibility.
With the addition of updated interior features, we think the GMC Sierra 1500 will once again raise the bar for what can be expected in a pickup truck. It currently offers class-leading cargo volume, six impressive powertrain options, the segment-exclusive available MultiPro tailgate, and the always formidable Denali model. With a more modern interior, you won’t want to drive anything else.
If you’re as excited as we are to see what GMC has up their sleeve for the refreshed 2021 GMC Sierra 1500, then we can’t wait to see you here at Rivard Buick GMC when it finally makes its way out into the wild.
The GMC Sierra 1500 was completely redesigned for the 2019 model year. However, it is already getting some equipment changes for 2020. Updates for the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 will include greater availability of powertrain options and more technology.
Late in the 2019 model year, GMC introduced the CarbonPro carbon-fiber bed and the 3.0-liter Duramax® turbodiesel engine. Both of these options will be more available across the lineup. The powerful 5.3-liter V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management will come with a 10-speed automatic transmission instead of an eight-speed. The 10-speed transmission will also be offered on the 3.0-liter and 6.2-liter engines.
Buyers will also be able to add the Enhanced ProGrade Trailering system that comes with 15 cameras. These cameras include the innovative “invisible” trailer effect that lets you see what’s coming up behind your trailer. Adaptive cruise control will also be a new option, available on the SLT, AT4, and Denali trim levels and will be able to bring the truck to a complete stop.
GMC will also be expanding its package options. The Elevation trim package will be available on Crew Cab models. Before it was restricted to just Double Cab models. In addition, the AT4 package will come with black exhaust tips and a black chrome grille surround.
Come to Rivard Buick GMC to see our full lineup of Buick and GMC models, like the 2019 Sierra 1500.
The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is back and better than ever. The brand has added some unique upgrades that make this model truly impressive, offering unparalleled capabilities. If you want a truck that won’t quit, check out the new Sierra 1500.
The 2017 Sierra 1500 capabilities depend on the choice of engine you select, according to GMC. Options include the EcoTec3 5.3-liter V8 engine with best-in-class fuel economy, as well as the 6.2-liter engine with up to 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, this model has a maximum trailering capacity of up to 12,500 pounds. You heard right.
Other great features on this model include innovative technologies like available Hill Descent Control to give you added handling when driving on tricky terrain. Plus, with an optional Eaton automatic rear locking differential, there is less slippage especially when hauling heavy loads.
You can also find trailering and hauling technologies on the new Sierra 1500. This includes trailer sway control to keep you safe as you haul, and a Tow/Haul mode selector works to optimize gear ratios. A trailer brake controller giver you added control at the touch of a button, while the Max Trailering Package is perfect for those looking to make this pickup a true workhorse.
These are just some of the many great features that make the Sierra 1500 unstoppable. Stop by for a test drive today.
Earlier this month, GMC revealed upgraded styling for the upcoming 2016 GMC Sierra, so we can now finally see exactly how to the top-notch heavy-duty truck will appear when it dominates the roads.
The 2016 Sierra will get LED signature daytime running lights, LED headlights, LED fog lamps and bumpers, and lastly, the 2016 Sierra will host the same “C-shaped” theme on its rear LED taillights.
It’s no surprise that GMC is putting a bunch of its eggs in the Sierra basket, as this truck, which has historically been pretty luxurious, is at the forefront of a modern trend towards premium trucks. We estimate that the 2016 Sierra will be the most popular yet.
You can check out a handful of 2016 GMC Sierra images here, featuring the boxy, bold truck in all its glory. What do you think of the new GMC Sierra? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.