General Motors recently announced its new electronic architecture that’s set to operate in all future GM vehicles. Plans are to release the new digital “nervous system” in the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, with a full global rollout by 2023.
The upgraded electronic system provides more processing power for the ongoing advancements in GM vehicles. As the manufacturer moves further into EV powertrain development, as well as continuing to make innovations in safety and connectivity features, the system isn’t just beneficial, but necessary. The new Super Cruise driver assist system alone will benefit from the increased processing rate of 4.5 terabytes per hour. That’s five times the processing power of the current electronic architecture.
“As the automotive industry and vehicles evolve in the next five to 10 years, more electrical bandwidth and connectivity will be needed to ensure that features like electric propulsion systems, the Super Cruise driver assistance feature and advanced active safety systems can all run in conjunction with each other,” GM stated in a press release.
Drivers will feel more connected as well with the Ethernet connection rates of 100Mbs, 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps. The faster connections will also aid in software updates that will provide longer functionality without the need for expensive upgrades.
Our team at Wilson GM is excited to see how this new technology will play out in the future for General Motors and our devoted customers.
Each year, SUVs and crossovers become increasingly popular with drivers looking for that perfect balance between versatility, efficiency, fun, and style. Of course, automakers have taken note, adding new and innovative SUVs and crossovers to their lineups. All of this has lead to a robust market of SUV and crossover options for customers, allowing drivers to find the perfect ride for their lifestyle. A new report from Motor Trend gives us good reason to believe that drivers are about to have one more excellent option in the form of an all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer.
New vs. Old
The out-of-production Chevrolet TrailBlazer stopped rolling
off the production line back in 2009, but sources have indicated that the brand
intends to revive the TrailBlazer name soon. While most particulars are a
mystery for now, it seems clear that an all-new TrailBlazer—while reviving the
nameplate—would be drastically different than the former TrailBlazer.
What The TrailBlazer Would Offer
Motor Trend suggests that the all-new TrailBlazer
would slot somewhere between the Chevrolet Trax and the Chevrolet Equinox in
both price and size, giving drivers greater flexibility when searching for the
right combination of price point and driving experience. For now, we’ll have to
eagerly await forthcoming details about what Chevrolet has in store for the
return of the TrailBlazer name. When we do learn more, we here at Wilson GM
will be happy to share it with you.
The all-new 2019 Sierra AT4 easily beats out the competition with its innovative blend of off-road capability and ruggedness. This vehicle reaches the pinnacle of what you could want in a full-size pickup truck, offering superior performance, capability, innovative technology, and a bold style. The Sierra AT4 marks the beginning of the AT4 brand, which will extend to the entire GMC vehicle lineup during the next couple of years.
An Abundance Of Features
With the 2019 Sierra AT4, you’ll want for nothing. It comes with numerous standard features that every driver will be thankful for, including a suspension lift, 4WD, off-road-tuned shock absorbers, 18-inch wheels, all-terrain tires, Hill Descent Control, and Traction Select System. The Traction Select System allows you to choose the drive mode best suited to the current road or driving conditions, allowing you and your Sierra AT4 to easily handle harsh weather and rough terrain. The system optimizes performance by adjusting various components, including the Sierra’s transmission shift points and smart StabiliTrak system.
The Sierra AT4 also offers various available features that you can choose from, including a segment-first Multi-Color Heads-Up Display, an industry-first Carbon Fiber Pickup Box, and numerous advanced safety features. The Carbon Fiber Pickup Truck is designed to maximize the Sierra AT4’s durability and efficiency, as the carbon fiber material is both light and remarkably strong.
Power & More Power
The 2019 Sierra AT4 is powered by a standard 5.3-liter V8 engine, but you can kick up the power further if you opt for either the available 6.2-liter V8 engine of the Duramax 3.0-liter inline-sic turbo-diesel engine. Both of these superior engines come paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with powerful and smooth shifting.
Learn more about this exciting new addition to the GMC lineup with a visit to Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK.
Drivers who have trouble accessing a full-size truck are getting a boost come next year. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will see a few additional convenience features that assist drivers climbing into the truck, such as the driver-side step-assist handle.
Climbing into taller vehicles, like the Chevrolet Silverado, can be difficult for shorter drivers or those with disabilities. Raising the truck for more ground clearance (which often happens when trucks are put to work) only makes the problem worse. Fortunately, the step-assist handle will offer a quick-and-easy remedy to the problem.
Greater Access To The Cabin
The driver-side step-assist handle is located on the inside of the front doors, and this small feature is designed to help drivers gain greater access to their truck and make hitting the road more convenient. Prior to the addition of the handle, drivers would have to grab onto the seat, inside of the door, or steering wheel in order to raise themselves into the vehicle. The handle was an available accessory, but it looks like Chevrolet is going the extra mile to make drivers the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado more convenient.
Created For You
Chevrolet conducted more than 7,000 customer interviews in order to create the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. In addition to the step-assist handle, the upcoming model features more powertrain choices, technologies, models, and a tougher bed floor.
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a full-size pickup that’s as capable as it looks. The new model arrives with quite a few updates across the board. Notably, the current Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will be the last model in its generation as the 2019 model year promises an all-new model. Here’s a little more information about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 from us here at Wilson GM.
The 2018 Silverado 1500’s exterior doesn’t see much in the way of changes. Properly equipped models will feature a Z71 and 4×4 decal on the side of the box.
Inside, drivers will enjoy the new standard six-speaker audio system across all models. Hands-free connectivity, an infotainment system, and seven-inch touchscreen come standard across all models as well. All 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models will come equipped with a Rear Vision Camera, too.
The LS Convenience Package bids farewell for the 2018 model year. The available 11-bolt power outlet is now available as a separate option. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System now features Tire Fill Alert at no extra charge to consumers.
In other news, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 says goodbye to the Siren Red Tintcoat and Pepperdust Metallic colors. They’ll be replaced by Cajun Red Tintcoat and Havana Metallic paintjobs.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox arrives in style, but not all major changes are skin deep. A few major adjustments lie beneath the hood. The new Chevrolet Equinox engines deliver optimized performance and efficiency that few competitors can match. Drivers now have a total of three engines to choose from in the Chevrolet Equinox SUV.
The standard 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces a sporty 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. The available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine comes mated to the advanced nine-speed automatic transmission and offers a thrilling 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both turbocharged engines earn up to an EPA-estimated 32 hwy mpg*.
Many automakers are shying away from diesel powertrains, but Chevrolet isn’t one of them! The new 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine boasts an impressive 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. Better yet, it even earns up to a GM-estimated 40 hwy mpg*.
Exploring the roads in style comes standard in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. A tried-and-true family SUV with a reputation to uphold, it’s worth betting that the new line of engines will exceed expectations for years to come.
We here at Wilson GM are pumped to see new engine options in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox!
*Use for comparison only. EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.
As one of the most innovative automakers in the world today, GM comes out with unique cars and options year in and year out. However, this year is different. That’s because GM is offering its first ever Redline Series. Find out everything that you need to know about the Redline Series today.
What is It?
The Redline Series is a series of custom options on nearly all GM models. These special edition cars are meant to give your Chevy trucks, cars, crossovers, and SUVs a more modern, urban look. Redline vehicles are outfitted with black grilles and bowties, black wheels with red accents, and plenty of other additional features.
While some of the options are available now, others will be released throughout the year. Some will be released in spring, summer, and even into the fall.
If you have any questions about the Redline Series or would like to learn more about it, feel free to get in touch with us at Wilson GM. Our experts are prepared to answer any questions that you may have. We would love to hear from you!