New Safety Technology Widens Gap between GMC Canyon and Other Midsize Trucks

2015 GMC Canyon Features New Safety Technology for Child PassengersThe 2015 GMC Canyon, when it hits dealerships sometime this coming fall, will be a segment leader in oh-so-many ways. We can expect that it will crank out impressive numbers when it comes to fuel economy, horsepower, torque, and towing capacity, but it’s also got some other tricks up its sleeve—like new safety technology including an all-new patent-pending child safety feature.

The rear passenger headrest on the 2015 Canyon can be removed and plugged in “horizontally into the seat base.” Basically, you can take the headrest out of its normal position and use it to extend the rear jump seat farther. Why is this useful? Doing this allows most car seats to fit at least 80% of their bases on the truck’s seat, allowing the Canyon to better conform to safety recommendations than any other truck.

“It’s an elegant solution that makes efficient use of the limited space in the rear seat in this type of vehicle, by allowing us to adapt the seat cushion length for child restraint installation,” said Eduardo Bugelli, safety performance team lead. “The additional seat cushion length provides more support to the child restraint, which helps to reduce the rotation and the risk of injury in a crash.”

Check back with the Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC blog often for more updates on the upcoming 2015 GMC Canyon, boasting its kid-friendly new safety technology. Then, when it finally makes its way to our showroom, come take it for a test drive to see all its class-best features in action!

GMC Receives Wide Variety of Awards at NYIAS

2014 Acadia Earned one of Many GMC Awards at NYIASAt auto shows, it’s usually the manufacturers who are giving things out to industry experts and enthusiasts—releasing new information, unveiling exciting concept vehicles, and even displaying new production models. However, this year at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), it’s the experts who are giving back to the manufacturers—especially GMC. The auto giant received three different awards at NYIAS in the Big Apple on April 16, each of them from different and authoritative voices in the auto industry.

The GMC brand itself was named “Most Refined Brand” in the 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards. As for specific vehicles, the 2015 GMC Canyon earned the distinction of AutoTrader.com’s 2014 Must Test Drive vehicle, while the 2014 Acadia was named “2014 Most Popular among Large Crossover SUVs” by Edmunds.com.

“Recognition from respected third-party organizations validates our momentum with customers, and we look forward to building on that success at GMC,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of Buick and GMC.

Aldred was on hand in NYC to accept each of the awards. Experts at KBB said that the improvements to the Denali trims of GMC’s full-size pickups and SUVs specifically helped the brand earn the rank of “Most Refined Brand.” We’ve got a variety of Denali trims in stock here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC, so come see us today to check out those or any other vehicles in our award-winning lineup!

Buick Customers Happiest with Service after Sale

Buick Customers Happiest with Dealership Service and MaintenanceHere at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC, we take customer satisfaction very seriously, and we’re in good company… In fact, a recent J.D. Power and Associates study revealed that Buick customers are the happiest among all others when it comes to satisfaction with service and maintenance after the purchase.

J.D. Power just gave Buick customers yet another reason to rejoice. In the organization’s annual Customer Service Index Study, over 90,000 vehicle owners were polled, and they were required to rate dealerships according to their service and maintenance satisfaction. Buick edged out worthy competitors like Volkswagen and MINI to reign supreme in the #1 spot. Not surprisingly, Chevrolet and GMC brands found themselves near the top of this list as well with GMC coming in third and Chevy coming in fifth. Results like these make us even prouder to provide customers with the prestigious nameplates we carry.

Chris Sutton, the Senior Director of U.S. Automotive Practice for J.D. Power and Associates explained the relationship created by service and maintenance is one of high importance: “Maintenance packages—whether they’re complimentary or paid for by owners—create a long-term relationship between the customer and dealership, which, when coupled with satisfying service experiences during that period, can have a very positive impact on loyalty rates.”

Buy Buick, and see what all the fuss is about. You’ll rest assured knowing that your car is in good hands for the life of its maintenance needs!

 

Chevy Malibu Nabs Top Safety Pick+ Rating for 2014

2014 Chevy Malibu Earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHSMaybe Chevrolet should completely redesign the Malibu more often. Although, now that it’s this good—this great, really—we at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC are hoping it sticks around for a good long while. Not only is the sedan fully redesigned for efficiency, comfort, and performance, it now boasts a stellar and impeccable safety record as well. The Malibu has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS for 2014, earning the highest possible honor from the authoritative institution.

To earn the distinction, the 2014 Malibu had to receive “Good” ratings on at least four out of five crash tests, while earning no less than an “Acceptable” rating on the fifth. This proved all too easy for the Malibu, which took “Good” ratings all across the board. Plus, to receive the “+” part of the rating, the Malibu received a “Basic” rating on its Forward Collision Alert system.

“We are very pleased that the IIHS has recognized the safety of the Malibu with this prestigious rating,” said Gay Kent, general director of GM Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “Customer safety is our guiding compass; this serves as a testament to that.”

If you take a look at your internal compass right now, you’ll probably see that it’s guiding you to us here at Hutch, where we’ll set you up for a test drive in the super cool, super safe, 2014 Chevrolet Malibu.

GMC Yukon Erases Stereotype of the Loud Family SUV

2015 GMC Yukon Redefines the Quiet CabinGMC left no conceptual stone unturned when it came to redesigning the Yukon for 2015. When the brand claims that every single aspect of the GMC Yukon is updated and improved for the next generation, it’s no exaggeration. The results are incredible: the Yukon comes with a more modern design, a more comfortable interior, and vastly improved fuel efficiency. But there’s another aspect to the new SUV that’s maybe even more appealing to families: its silence.

Premium materials and special engineering allow the Yukon to subvert the stereotype of the loud, hulking family SUV. Michell Shippy, a performance engineer for noise, vibration, and wind noise, explained the philosophy behind the new design.

“Having two young kids that never sleep through the night, I have a strong desire to enjoy peace and quiet on my commute,” Shippy told GMC’s newsroom. “That also helps give me a sharp ear to hone in on the fine details. We’ve made extensive improvements on the new Yukon and the interior quietness is a feature noticeable enough to grab your attention.”

Shippy proclaims the success of the new GMC Yukon with this simple conclusion: “The Yukon is truly a pleasure to drive.” We don’t see why you should just take his word for it, though; come down to Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC and take the 2015 GMC Yukon for a quiet ride yourself!