The American University Kogod School of Business and Cars.com each ranked vehicles based on how American-made they were. The studies found that GM produces the most American-made models in the automotive industry, helping to bring more jobs to the U.S. and boost our economy.
The American University Kogod School of Business evaluated models in its Made in America Auto Index. It specifically looked at the final assembly location and key components’ production. GM had 10 models make the index’s top 25 list for 2020, which is more than any other automaker. GM also had the top ranking for total domestic content in 2020.
Cars.com rated 91 vehicles in its American-Made Index for 2020. It took into consideration the final assembly location, percentage of Canadian and U.S. parts, U.S. manufacturing employees compared to each automaker’s footprint, and country of origin for available transmissions and engines. Once again, GM had the most models make the list, coming with nine of the top 25 vehicles. The Chevrolet Corvette earned the eighth spot overall, making it the highest-ranked GM model.
In the U.S. alone, GM has invested over $27 billion since 2009. Since 2010, GM has been responsible for more than $1 of every $4 that U.S. automakers have invested in the U.S., according to the Center for Automotive Research.
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The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is the perfect truck for those who want improved towing capacity, payload, and performance. The 2021 model year comes with several updates and innovations, including trailering technology and up to 36,000 pounds in maximum towing.
The Silverado 3500HD can tow up to 36,000 pounds when you select the Work Truck trim with a regular cab, dual-rear-wheel configuration, and two-wheel drive. You’ll also need to opt for the Max Tow Package and the 6.6-liter Duramax Diesel engine, which comes paired with a 10-speed heavy-duty Allison transmission. The 3500HD can also carry an impressive 7,442 pounds in payload, and it has 83.5 cubic feet of cargo volume with the long-bed model.
Towing technologies have been upgraded for the 2021 model year as well, which includes up to 15 camera views to make navigating easier than ever. You’ll also find a segment-first Advanced Trailering System, which comes with customized trailer profiles and improved connectivity via the myChevrolet Mobile App, with pre-departure checklists, lighting diagnostics, maintenance reminders, and trailer tire pressure/temperature monitoring.
Additionally, the Silverado HD has several tools for towing. There’s StabiliTrak® with Electronic Stability Control, a selectable Tow/Haul mode, and available Digital Variable Steering Assist. This is also complemented by Auto Grade Braking to keep you in control on steep surfaces.
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The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers even more functionality with the addition of the new Multi-Flex Tailgate, along with increased capability to make trailering even easier. The 2021 Silverado is on track to be the most versatile Silverado to ever hit the road.
The Multi-Flex Tailgate has six opening functions that make bed access easier and offers many loading options. The tailgate has a load capacity of 375 pounds, and you can configure it into a bench or step. You can even use it to extend bed length and stack heavy objects like lumber and cement blocks. You can also use the bed as a work desk with LED lighting and a 120-volt outlet for plugging in tools or charging electronics. The Multi-Flex Tailgate will be available on all 2021 Silverado 1500 models.
Improved efficiency engines and trailering technology
The 2021 Silverado has upped the trailering capability for the 2.7-liter Turbo and 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engines. The 2.7-liter mill can tow up to 9,600 pounds, while the turbo-diesel engine now maxes out at 9,500 pounds. On top of that, new alerts for trailer length and jack-knifing have been added to the trailering package, along with enhanced views of the bed and sides of the truck.
If you stay on the pulse of all things pickup, you probably know that the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are frequently updated to stay fresh for truck lovers with evolving capability and technology needs. According to the industry insiders, the two beloved General Motors trucks have some major updates on the way.
Initial rumblings about updates to the trucks actually predicted that the changes would be for the 2021 model year. Unfortunately, due to global supply chain and production issues that affected the automaker, the refresh is now expected for the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.
For those curious about what changes might be coming to the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra trucks, GM Authority suggests looking no further than the recent updates made to the newest Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon. These models were refreshed for 2021 and include a number of high-tech features and luxury touches.
While similarities between the recent Suburban/Yukon updates and the upcoming Silverado/Sierra refresh are only rumored for now, it’s likely a safe bet to assume there will be some similarities. The Suburban and Yukon were upgraded to include new features like a heads-up display, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment centers, and an all-digital instrument panel.
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The new 2021 Colorado and Canyon are being offered with a 2.8-liter inline four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. This is a very popular engine worldwide. The pickups also feature non-diesel options including the naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 LGZ and the 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder LCV. Production was halted in the spring by the COVID-19 pandemic, but everything is now back on schedule for the fall.
Taking Orders for US-Built Trucks
Despite pandemic-related production delays, customers are now able to order a diesel-powered 2021 Colorado and Canyon. Orders for customers opened on July 15 and production began in late June 26 at GM’s Wentzville plant in Missouri. These diesel pickups will be the first U.S.-built GM vehicles made for the 2021 model year.
Changes are planned for both the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon in future generations. A third generation of the trucks is planned to be available for the 2023 model year.
The GMC Sierra 2500HD is getting some updates for 2021. The heavy-duty truck is popular for its off-roading and towing capability and its power. Here’s how GM is making this beloved truck even more impressive.
GMC is updating trim packages for the Sierra 2500 HD. Premium packages will be available for the SLT, Texas Edition SLT, AT4 Plus, and Denali Black Diamond Edition. The Safety Essentials, Off-Road, and Protection Packages have also been added. Plus, the 2021 Sierra 2500 HD will get an E85 FlexFuel option for the regular cab model when equipped with the Convenience Package.
New Colors and More
The exterior is getting some upgrades, as well, with three new color options: Ebony Twilight Metallic, Hunter Metallic, and Cayenne Red Tintcoat. Dark Sky Metallic and Red Quartz Tintcoat have been removed from the lineup. But you can still put your spin on the Silverado 2500HD by choosing between a wide variety of 20-inch aluminum wheels. Best of all, the MultiPro™ tailgate will become standard on the SLE trim, and the Denali will be available with a power-retractable assist step with LED perimeter lighting for optimal safety.
Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® smartphone apps will become wireless for the 2021 Sierra 2500HD and SiriusXM® satellite radio is available in the base model. The updated Sierra 2500HD also offers an auto-dimming rearview mirror with streaming video, as well as a new Bed View Camera, all to take some stress out of your driving experience.
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Both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Chevrolet Colorado were recently named to the list of the 13 Best Trucks for Towing. Compiled every year by U.S. News and World Report, this list considers the towing capability of every truck on the market, calculating which is best for those who demand top-tier performance when towing and hauling. Given their legacy of quality, it’s no surprise the 2020 Silverado and Colorado each earned a spot on the list.
The 2020 Colorado will tow up to 7,700 pounds when equipped with an impressive 2.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, offering the best towing capacity among any midsize truck on the market. Plus, it’s remarkably efficient, which saves you money at the pump.
The Silverado has an impressive 13,400-pound towing capacity, which is also best in its class for light-duty full-size trucks – including the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. The Silverado 1500 has an optional 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates a whopping 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, while features such as four-wheel drive, a Max Trailering Package, and twenty-inch wheels also improve performance.
Chevrolet also offers several trailering safety systems on newer model years. The Technology Package comes with up to 15 camera views to make it easier to hitch a trailer and to see around your vehicle as you reverse. There’s also Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, and Auto Grade braking, and even an available app to make trailering easier.
GM trucks are laps ahead of the competition thanks to the longstanding popularity of the GMC Sierra and the sudden resurgence of the Chevrolet Silverado. GM has solidified its status as the best manufacturer of pickup trucks no matter your needs.
While competitors such as Fiat Chrysler’s Ram and the Ford F-150 have respectable popularity, the reputation of GM trucks outstrips them. The sales of the GMC Sierra outpaced those of the Ram, and impressive 2020 sales have moved the Chevrolet Silverado past both the Ford F-150 and the Ram to join the Sierra and give GM the crown in the pickup market.
A manufacturing transition led to lower sales for GM in early 2019. The new truck architecture developed by GM may have slowed down production, but despite the hiccup, GM still manufactured 807,923 full-size trucks throughout the entire year. A total of 197,743 full-size trucks were built by the auto manufacturer in the first quarter of 2020, giving it a lead over Ford.
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For the 2021 Canyon update, GMC narrowed its trim levels to four. Don’t worry, drivers: you can still choose from 14 different combinations of cab size, trim and bed lengths.
The Canyon’s new base level is the Elevation Standard, while the Elevation trim replaces the 2020 SLE and SLT models. The new AT4 trim provides an off-road focus, while the Denali remains the highest Canyon trim level.
2021 GMC Canyon AT4 — off-road in style
The 2021 Canyon marks the debut of the AT4 trim, specifically engineered for your off-roading adventures. Its standard V6 engine gives you 308 horsepower, while an available 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine provides 369 lb-ft of torque.
31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac® tires let you maneuver past any obstacles in the road, especially when paired with the AT4’s off-road suspension, standard four-wheel-drive and rear automatic locking differential. An Advanced Hill Descent Control system helps you manage tricky grades without pumping the brakes.
The AT4 has an interior to match its capable specs, starting with heated front seats and an available heated steering wheel. Available leather seats include Kalahari stitching, and the GMC Infotainment System-powered 8-inch touch screen will handle your navigation and entertainment needs.
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Some of the things that made these medium-duty trucks impressive were their 50-degree maneuverability, the ease of maintenance thanks to their forward-tilting engines, and connectivity features like Apple CarPlay® and Wi-Fi® to make your truck into a mobile office.
The newest features for next year’s trucks include things like a new maximum gross combined weight for better hauling capacities. It will be up 23 percent from the 2020 model, jumping from 23,500 pounds to a massive 37,000 pounds. The mechanical locking rear axle will also provide better handling on loose and slippery worksite surfaces.
Extended mirror arms will help with visibility, making maneuvering of long or wide upfitted trucks easier. The new Silverados also boast upfitting updates. The shortest wheelbase models now have longer axle-to-end-of-frame options, which allow for more upfit possibilities.
The engine has some new features. An auxiliary switch bank is available for six more upfit switches. And its power take-off capabilities are accessible from the right and the left side, adding ease and convenience.