Ram trucks and vans
The Ram truck and van brand has a reputation for delivering class-leading capabilities, superior power and high-end luxury amenities. Ram drivers can discover a new sense of productivity, convenience and comfort in the Ram lineup. Whether you need to haul heavy cargo, or commute to and from work, Ram trucks and vans will fit the bill. Ram’s full lineup of vans and trucks comes in a variety of sizes and trims to meet any need.
RAM’s lineup of commercial vehicles includes the dependable ProMaster with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. This engine offers segment-exclusive TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission. Its fuel economy is rated at up to 22 mpg, and its power and durability are second to none. RAM trucks and vans are built to last. They’re also backed by a five-year/50,000-mile warranty and exceptional roadside assistance.
GM’s Chevrolet Corvette
The GM’s Chevrolet Corvette is an exceptionally high quality new vehicle. The engineers have worked hard to create a highly sophisticated automobile. The body and chassis are made of aluminum and fiberglass, while the engine generates 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The eight-speed dual-clutch transmission is a technological breakthrough, and unlike many sports cars, the Corvette has no manual transmission.
Inside, the interior of the Corvette is as striking as the exterior. The driver and passenger are cocooned by a squared-off steering wheel, and there is a handle-like bar across the center console that houses the climate controls. Using a large infotainment touchscreen mounted in the center of the dashboard keeps compatible phones charged. However, the car’s limited rear visibility is an issue that buyers will quickly solve.
Buick is a brand under GM and is best known for its luxury vehicles. While Buick’s current lineup isn’t massive, it does include some crossovers in various popular sizes, including the compact Encore, roomy midsize Enclave, and three-row, three-seat Enclave. The company also offers an all-electric SUV, which is expected to debut in 2019. Its logo is an amalgam of its iconic three shields, reminiscent of the brand’s 1950s era design aesthetic.
The redesign of Buick’s badge will give the brand a more modern, horizontal look, and will build upon its recognizable tri-shield design, which derives from the coat of arms of company founder David Dunbar Buick. Buick will update its color palette and typography over the next 12 to 16 months, and future electric vehicles will carry the Electra name. The company also plans to stop selling internal combustion engines in North America by 2030, which may be a sign of a change in direction for the brand. In addition to the Electra badge, Buick has a new logo that will be mounted onto the front fascia of all of their vehicles beginning next year.
With the recent announcement of its new hand-built luxury sedan, GM is hoping to capture the innovative spirit of the ’70s by introducing a custom-commissioned Cadillac Celestiq. The vehicle will feature authentic materials, innovative design and the latest automotive technology to offer the ultimate in customization. GM has yet to reveal a detailed rendering of the Celestiq, but it has been teased with images that hint at its long and low-slung sedan with a liftback design. It’s unclear when GM will begin production or how much the luxury car will cost.
While the luxury car brand has not released pricing information, the fact that the vehicle is hand-built suggests it might be an attempt to compete with ultra-luxury icons like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. In the US, Cadillac’s most expensive new vehicle is the $82,000 Escalade ESV. With the new Celestiq, GM’s luxury brand has positioned itself to take on Bentley and Rolls-Royce.
GM’s GMC brand is more niche than Chevrolet. It specializes in trucks and SUVs, making it necessary for dealers to have in-depth knowledge of the GMC brand and understand its needs as a commercial customer. In contrast, Chevy is a more general brand, with nearly anyone on the floor of the showroom able to sell a Cobalt or Impala. However, very few people can articulate the benefits of a locking rear axle or explain the difference between a 1500 and a 2500-horse towing capacity. The specialized knowledge of GMC dealerships is not easily lost.
A recent GM press release stated that the brand will be releasing a new mid-size pickup, the Denali. The new truck will offer GM’s Super Cruise hands-free highway driving system, the most advanced pickup in its class. It will also feature carbon fiber composite pickup bed, massive 22-inch wheels, and open-pore Paldao wood trim. These changes are designed to be more upscale than the current Denali pickup.