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.
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.
Don’t wait – check out the Silverado 3500HD today at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck in Rockland, Maine.
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.
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.
Everyone knows that the Chevrolet Colorado is a serious off-road beast. And everyone knows that Chevrolet is all about supporting American consumers and the American military. So, it should come as no surprise that GM is basing a brand new Infantry Squad Vehicle on the Chevrolet Colorado, and this impressive ride has specs that will get every off-road enthusiast excited.
The new infantry squad vehicle from GM Defense is based on the Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup, specifically the ZR2 Bison trim. The new vehicle will be an exceptionally capable off-road truck able to take on the toughest conditions imaginable, thanks to a combination of commercially available and entirely custom parts, such as jounce shocks, Multimatic DSSV dampers, and custom underbody skid plates.
Under the hood, the new military-grade Chevy will boast an advanced 2.8-liter diesel engine. This will be much more than just a high-powered off-road vehicle, though. The new infantry squad vehicle will be spacious enough to carry nine soldiers and plenty of military gear while cruising at high speeds. The vehicle will also need to fit into a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, be sling-loaded by a Blackhawk helicopter, and tough enough to withstand some seriously rugged terrain.
While we won’t see such an incredible vehicle on normal roads anytime soon, the US Army hopes to get about 650 of these impressive squad vehicles sometime in 2020.
The editors at WardsAuto revealed the 2019 Wards 10 Best UX list, which honors vehicles with user-friendly technology. Thanks to its intelligent driver-assist features and infotainment system, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer earned a place on the list.
The WardsAuto editors drove 23 vehicles on their daily commutes when selecting vehicles for this list. The editors assessed the usefulness of the vehicles’ technologies and specifically looked at safety equipment, display screens, voice control, navigation and smartphone integration.
The editors appreciated the infotainment system in the 2019 Blazer. The system’s 8-inch touch screen was praised for its high placement on the dash and its easy-to-see icons. The SUV also has the Marketplace app for convenient shopping.
The OnStar4G LTE Wi-Fi connection earned praise for its reliability. Plus, the SUV’s HVAC vents were notable for being easily adjustable and allowing you to select the optimal temperature and fan speed.
The editors also liked the safety and driver-assist technologies in the Blazer. Adaptive Cruise Control – Advanced, Forward Collision Alert, Forward Automatic Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning all work to give you more peace of mind on drives.
If there’s one car that drivers can expect more from each and every year, it’s the Chevrolet Cruze. Following in the tracks of its predecessors, the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze comes stocked with a ton of features and better trims that make it a must-have car for drivers of all ages.
The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback is now available in a base LS model. The LT and Premier trims are still available as well. The Cruze hatchback amounted to 20% of all Chevrolet Cruze sales in 2017.
Upscale styling remains the norm in the upcoming Cruze. Redesigned headlamps and taillamps offer a new gaze, a larger grille features sport-inspired curves, and new wheel designs offer a more unique look in the compact car segment. The RS package includes black window surrounds, badging, and alloy wheels.
As for performance, the 2019 Cruze will continue to feature a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, with a 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine available in both sedan and hatchback models. Unfortunately, the 2019 model will not be available with a six-speed manual transmission.
Inside, Chevrolet Cruze drivers will enjoy a new standard 7-inch touchscreen display complete with the automaker’s infotainment system. Higher trims feature standard navigation, and the range-topping Premier trim comes with standard automatic climate control and Automated Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.
Here at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck, we are looking forward to seeing the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze in person, though you can come see the current, stylish 2018 Cruze already on our lot today.
Chevrolet is no stranger to top awards, and the honor of receiving one now extends to the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. Last month, the experts at Cars.com named the Colorado ZR2 the Best Pickup Truck of 2018. Citing its remarkable combination of off-road capabilities and creative design, the Colorado ZR2 proved unbeatable and led the Cars.com editors to remark that the truck is “not just an interesting example of a new pickup truck, but quite possibly the most distinctive vehicle that’s come along in years.” The off-road capabilities on this vehicle are virtually unparalleled, providing exceptional performance in all road situations.
If you are an off-road enthusiast, you’d be hard-pressed to find a vehicle more suited to your wants and needs. The Colorado ZR2 offers an increased suspension lift, as well as wider tracks for optimal stability on tough terrain. It also comes equipped with front and rear bumpers designed for high clearance alongside additional rocker protection. For the first time ever, Chevrolet has applied Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV™) damper technology to off-roading functionality. The ZR2 seamlessly manages these advanced off-road capabilities alongside great general maneuverability, which is a balance that many drivers will value.
Having been able to take a close look at the Chevy Colorado ZR2 ourselves at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck, we can attest to the incredible capability and distinctiveness that had Cars.com so awed. We hope you’ll swing by to take a look of your own!