Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Davis Customs Sierra – Own it for $33,870!

Davis Customs recently rolled out its first custom 2010 Sierra, have a look at the pictures and let us know what you think.

–         2” front leveling lift

–         20” Incubus wheels

–         Billet grille

–         Black 3” GM nerf bars

–         GM moulded mudflaps

If you’re interested in owning this truck, you’ll be happy to know it can be yours for$33,870 – with all the accessories! That means you could drive it away for $548.25/month, or $253.51 bi-weekly, taxes included!


Next-Gen Heads Up Display From GM

Heads up display was originally designed to keep drivers attention on the road while displaying information such as vehicle speed, warning messages, radio controls and lane change indicators on the windshield instead of in the dash. The next step to heads up display is a new enhanced vision system – which uses night vision, navigation, and camera-based sensor technologies that help to improve driver visibility and object detection ability. This means if you’re driving in low-visibility, for example in fog, the vehicles enhanced vision system could detect the sides and lines of the road and have them appear on your windshield. The system could also be used to help detect objects outside the normal field of vision – such as children playing on the side of a city street, or animals roaming on the side of a highway. The technology is still in development, but according to Autoblog we could see it in GM vehicles as early as 2016.

Introducing the 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali

GM has announced that for the 2011 model year, the Sierra HD will have an available Denali trim level. This marks the first time the exclusive Denali nameplate has been offered on an HD pickup – some of the discernable features include the four-bar chrome grille with the Denali round air inlets from the Sierra and Yukon, along with body colored bumpers, chrome door handles, chrome accents, and either 18- or 20-inch wheels. The truck will be available with your choice of the 6.0L gas V8 or the new 6.6L Duramax diesel V8 mentioned in the previous post.

More power for the 2011 Duramax Diesel

GM has recently announced the power ratings for the 2011 Duramax Diesel V8, and its up – WAY up. The 2011 Duramax will have 397 hp and a whopping 765 lb.-ft. of torque, up 32 hp and 105 lb.-ft. from the previous Duramax. As you can see from the chart below, that gives the Silverado/Sierra HD an advantage in both horsepower and torque over its diesel bretheren from Ford and Dodge. (Thanks to for the chart.) Some of the features of the new Duramax, from the official GM press release:

* Main bearing profiles changed to enhance oil film thickness
* Oil pump flow increased for more pressure at low speeds
* A revised turbocharger oil circuit for increased pressure at the turbo and faster oil delivery
* Connecting rod pin ends modified to provide increased piston support
* New, higher-strength piston design
* A new 30,000-psi (2,000 bar) piezo-actuated fuel injection system – capable of operating on ASTM grade B20 biodiesel – ensures more precise fuel delivery, improving emission performance
* An EGR cooler bypass reduces high-mileage soot deposits in the cooler and EGR circuit (pickup versions only).

The more powerful 6.6L Duramax is also more fuel-efficient – up to 11-percent greater highway fuel economy than the outgoing model – reduces NOx emissions by up to 63 percent and helps enable greater towing ratings. Silverado 3500HD equipped with a fifth wheel hitch can tow up to 20,000 pounds (9,072 kg). The increased fuel efficiency, combined with a new, 36-gallon (136 L) fuel tank, provides up to 680 miles (1,090 km) of highway driving between fill-ups.

With nearly 1.3 million Duramax diesel engines put into operation since its launch in 2000, no other automaker has as much diesel engine development experience for meeting the demands of the heavy-duty truck customer

Customers will have a chance to own another Olympic souvenir…

GM has announced that they will be selling the vehicles used to transport athletes, Olympic officials and international dignitaries during the 2010 Winter Games. Dealerships outside of the Vancouver area will have a chance to bid on the vehicles at an auction, and any interested customers have been encouraged to contact their dealer to get any details. All vehicles will be specially-priced and permanently marked with a commemorative Vancouver 2010 medallion adorned with the iconic inukshuk symbol and Olympic rings. Here is the full press release from GM:

Vancouver – More than 4,600 fuel-efficient Olympic-branded vehicles have been a familiar sight on the streets of Vancouver and Whistler in recent months, as they whisked athletes, Olympic officials and international VIPs and dignitaries to and from competitions and celebrations. Once the Paralympic Winter Games conclude in late March, fans and consumers will have an opportunity to drive away with a piece of Vancouver 2010’s legacy. Possibly the best Olympic souvenir of all – a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle that may have been the one to drive one of our incredible Canadian athletes to the performance of their lives will be available to consumers.  

“Wherever I go during the Games, everyone wants to know what will happen to the vehicles once the events have wrapped up,” said Tom Laurie, GM of Canada’s manager of Olympic partnership. “We’ve been flooded with requests from Olympic revelers wanting to take home more than just a pair of red mittens. Canadians want to take advantage of this special opportunity to own a vehicle that was part of our country’s Olympic legacy.”

GM dealerships from Squamish to Hope are already taking customer deposits on Olympic fleet vehicles, which will be ready for pick up beginning in mid-March. Dealerships outside the area will bid on the remaining vehicles in an auction, and Canadian customers across the country are encouraged to contact their local dealer for details. All fleet vehicles will be specially-priced and permanently marked with a commemorative Vancouver 2010 medallion adorned with the iconic inukshuk symbol and Olympic rings. Available models include:

  • Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu (Hybrid), Impala, Traverse, Suburban & Tahoe
  • Buick Lucerne & Enclave
  • Cadillac DTS, CTS Sport Sedan & Sport Wagon, Escalade (Hybrid) & SRX
  • GMC Acadia, Terrain, Yukon (Hybrid models available) & Yukon XL


As the Official Vehicle Partner of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, GM of Canada is proudly providing 1,500 vehicles for the Paralympic Winter Games. The Paralympic vehicles will be made available to Canadians in April.

“The vehicle fleet was brought to life by the thousands of Vancouver 2010 volunteers who drove them,” said Laurie. “As a ‘thank you’ to those 46,000 volunteers, GM has given them each a $1,000 credit towards the purchase of a GM vehicle.”

About General Motors of Canada

General Motors of Canada (GMCL) is headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario and employs 9,000 people nationwide.  GM of Canada manufactures vehicles and powertrains and markets the full range of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and related services through Canada’s largest dealer network.