GM Vehicles Named the Most American-Made

GM Vehicles Named the Most American-Made | Fuller Chevrolet GMC Blog | Rockland, ME

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.

We at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck are proud to offer American-Made GM vehicles in Rockland, Maine. Check them out by viewing our inventory online.

2019 GMC Sierra Available in Mexico

2019 GMC Sierra 1500

General Motors has been focusing efforts on the Mexican market, expanding its already-hefty consumer base. After launching the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and Cheyenne in Mexico just a short while ago, GM has also brought the all-new GMC Sierra to the country, fulfilling its goal of bringing the next generation of the pickup truck to the Mexican market within the first quarter of 2019.

However, Mexico is only getting three models from the Sierra trim lineup: the SLE Regular Cab, AT4 Crew Cab, and Denali Crew Cab. All models will be produced at the GM Silao plant. AT4 and Denali models will hit the market first, though the SLE Regular Cab model will soon begin production. Even with the limited number of models available, the GMC Sierra will offer features for a variety of lifestyles — the SLE Regular Cab is focused on practicality and capability, the AT4 is optimized for off-roading power, and the Denali is a range-topping luxury truck.

The AT4 and Denali trims of the all-new GMC Sierra launched in Mexican markets on March 30. The Sierra SLE Regular Cab will follow suit after it completes production at the factory in Silao. With two powertrain options and more cabin and storage space than other offerings on the market, the GMC Sierra is sure to appeal to the consumer base in Mexico.

Test-drive the 2019 GMC Sierra for yourself when you stop by Fuller Chevy GMC Truck.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500

Two GM Models Say Farewell to Manual Transmission

Chevy Colorado

Pickup trucks are one of America’s most popular vehicle types, but within the truck segment, there’s one configuration that’s not such a big seller: trucks with manual transmissions. That’s part of the reason why GM is phasing out the manual transmission option on the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon this year.

Both trucks were originally offered with a six-speed manual transmission paired with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder manual transmission. Per GM, the consumer demand for this configuration was just too low for the automaker to keep offering it.

Now, for the 2019 model year, WT models of the Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon will have a six-speed automatic transmission. At higher trim levels, drivers can pair the six-speed automatic transmission with a 3.6-liter V6 engine or a 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. At these trims, drivers can also select the available eight-speed automatic transmission.

If you’re a fan of manual transmission trucks, it’s understandable if you feel a tinge of sadness at this news. However, we’re not so upset about it here at Fuller Chevy GMC Truck. Modern trucks offer plenty of performance-enhancing technologies that pair well with automatic transmissions to deliver a more engaging driving experience. Experience the contemporary performance of automatic-transmission trucks when you stop by our dealership to test-drive a new 2019 Colorado or Canyon model.