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All-New, All-Electric GMC Sierra Denali
Electrifying reveal coming 2022.

Today, GMC gave a first look at its upcoming all-electric Sierra pickup truck, previewing the truck's unique and premium exterior lighting sequence.

The electric Sierra, which will launch only in the popular Denali trim, will be the third all-electric vehicle in GMC's portfolio after the GMC HUMMER EV supertruck and the GMC HUMMER SUV.

"Sierra Denali holds tremendous equity for GMC and our customers," said Duncan Aldred, GMC vice president. "We not have an opportunity to evolve Sierra's capabilities and technologies, as afforded by transitioning to an all-electric propulsion also while elevating the luxurious design and comfort associated with Denali." 

Like the GMC HUMMER EV, the electric Sierra will be purposefully built on the Ultium Platform with the premium materials and capability customers have come to expect from GMC trucks.

The truck will be revealed next year and will be assembled in General Motors' Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan.

-GMC Pressroom - Dec. 15, 2021

How To Determine The Towing Capacity Of Your Chevy Truck

Chevy has published a video on its YouTube channel that shows Chevy truck owners how to properly determine the maximum towing capacity for their particular vehicles. 

This video starts by explaining some basic towing terminology for less informed viewers. This include Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), which is the maximum allowable weight of the vehicle including passengers and cargo, along with Gross Combined Weight Rating (GVWR), which is the maximum allowable weight of both the vehicle and trailer it is towing. Terms like Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) and Tongue Weight are also addressed, which are the allowable max weights for the axles and the trailer hitch tongue, respectively. 

Once Chevy truck owners know these terms, they can pull up their phone or computer and visit Chevrolet's dedicated online towing information guided, which allows the user input their truck model variant and model year. The website will then provide the user with the correct trailering information for their vehicle. Users can also check the towing section in the user's manual included with the vehicle, or simply check the trailering information label in the driver's side door jamb. 

There's one other way that Chevy truck owners can determine the maximum towing capacity for their truck, too. Users can tap the Load Calculator function in the MyChevrolet mobile app, which will allow them to input all their trailer information into the app. The app will then automatically calculate the combined weight ratings and determine if the vehicle with the hitched trailer is ready to hit the road, or if it's too heavy.

Check out the video above to learn more about these methods for determining the maximum towing capacity of the Chevy Colorado, Chevy Silverado 1500 and Chevy Silverado HD.

By: Sam Mceachern - April 4, 2022

How To Use The Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV's Regenerative Braking System

General Motors has released a video instructing owners of the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV on how to get the most out of the compact car's standard regenerative braking system. 

Regenerative braking is an important tool for EV owners, as it can extend the vehicle's range by harvesting the kinetic energy from the car's inertia and feeding it into the battery. The Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV both feature on-demand regenerative braking that is controlled via the steering wheel-mounted paddles. When the vehicle is coasting the driver wishes to use regenerative braking to slow the vehicle, they can pull the paddle to activate the system, at which point the electric motor will begin harvesting energy and the vehicle start to scrub speed.

The Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV also feature seamless regenerative braking when in the standard 'Drive' mode, which will use a smaller amount of regenerative braking to slow the vehicle when the driver lifts off the accelerator pedal, without them having to pull the steering wheel paddle. The user can adjust the strength of the automatic regenerative braking, with four regenerative braking levels to choose from. The Bolt EV and Bolt EUV also feature one-pedal driving, which allows the user to rapidly slow the vehicle by simply lifting off the accelerator.

Mastering regenerative braking can be important tool for extending the range of an electric vehicle and will therefore be a skill that many drivers will learn to master as more EVs begin to hit the market in the coming years. While the only Chevy models it's currently offered on are the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, similar regenerative braking controls systems will likely appear to in the Chevy Equinox EV, Chevy Silverado EV and other future EV models from the brand. 

Power in the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV comes from a single, front axle-mounted electric motor rated at 201 horsepower and 226 pound-feet of torque, which receives energy from a 65 kWh lithium-ion battery. This setup provides an estimated driving range of 416 kilometers in the Bolt EV and 397 kilometers in the slightly larger Bolt EUV.

Check out the video above to learn how to get the most out of the regenerative braking system in the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV. 

By: Sam Mcearchern - April 8, 2022

How To Clean Your Chevy Vehicle's Camera System

Modern vehicle technology is powered by a range of external sensors and equipment, including visual cameras. In fact, some Chevy vehicles are equipped with as many as nine external cameras, depending on the model and options selected. Now, we're taking a closer look at what it takes to make sure these cameras are clean and ensure they stay in a good operating condition. 

The first step in keeping the external cameras on your Chev vehicle clean is to locate them around the vehicle body. To start, vehicles equipped with the Rear Vision Camera system will mount a camera around the rear Bow Tie emblem or near the tailgate handle. For vehicles equipped with the HD Surround Vision system, another three camera are placed around the vehicle body, including one up front in the central grille, and one under each sideview mirror, all of which complement the rear-mounted camera located near the Chevy Bow Tie or tailgate handle. 

Some Chevy vehicles also offer Curb Views Cameras, which leverage the Surround Vision cameras placed in the sideview mirrors. Finally, some Chevy vehicles are equipped with a front-facing camera located behind the windshield for use with a variety of safety features, such as Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Alert.

So then, with all these cameras located, how does the owner keep them clean? Simple - water and a damp washcloth should do the trick. What's more, the rear window washer feature will also rinse the Rear Camera Mirror.

Check out the video for a detailed walkthrough on where the cameras are located and how to keep them clean.

By: Jonathan Lopez - April 5, 2022

Upcoming Equinox EV and Blazer EV

Get ready as Chevrolet's top-selling SUV changes the game in a way never done before with the First-Ever All-Electric Equinox EV and Blazer EV - built from the ground up to harness the power of Ultium. 

Equinox EV available 2024, Blazer EV available Spring 2023.

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Grand Opening Event For Factory ZERO

General Motors is excited to welcome President Biden to Factory ZERO on Wednesday, Nov. 17 as the company opens to its all-electric assembly plant in the heart of Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan. Factory ZERO is the cumulation of GM's multibillion-dollar U.S. investment in people, product and process. Our all-electric future will transform GM and the automotive industry. 

The World Will Never Be The Same.
10.26.21

What does it take to put the world on notice? Tune in at 12 pm ET on 10.23.21 to join the professional basketball superstar and avid car enthusiasts, Devin Booker and record-breaking performance builder and driver, Emelia Hartford for a behind-the scenes look at the creation of the all-new 2023 Corvette Z06. Through conversations with the General Motors' designers and engineers, they'll reveal the incredible passion and dedication that goes into creating the ultimate performance machine.

GMC Hummer EV SUV Reveal

General Motors has just released the first details and photos of the all-new GMC Hummer EV SUV which include features such as:

Available CrabWalk
Available Extract Mode
SUV Power Swing Gate
Pickup MultiPro Tailgate
Available UltraVision with Underbody Camera
Up to 830 Horsepower
Up to 11,500 lb.-ft. of Available Torque SUV
Up to GM-EST 482+ KM Available Range
Up to 0-60 (0-97 km/h) in Approx. 3.5 Seconds - SUV
Available Infinity Roof with Modular Sky Panels
Available Super Cruise - Driver Assistance Feature for Hands-Free Driving

Available for the new GMC Hummer EV SUV starts in Spring 2024.

This Is The All-New 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV

General Motors just unveiled the all-new 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV, expanding the Bolt line with a more practical, SUV style body variant.

Outside, the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV brings its own distinctive styling, standing apart from the Bolt EV with unique sheet metal and exterior dimensions, including an extra 6 inches of length when compared to the Bolt EV. The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV also features a sculpted front end and LED headlamps, as well as sequential turn-signal indicators. 

Inside, customers will also find an extra three inches of rear legroom compared to the Bolt EV. Tech features include a 10.2-inch infotainment screen and 8-inch infotainment screen and 8-inch digital gauged cluster, plus an electric gear shifter.

The 2020 Chevy Bolt EUV options list includes ventilated and heated front seats and a panoramic power sunroof. Notably the Bolt EUV is the first Chevrolet model to offer General Motors' Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system, which enables to remove their hands the steering wheel during extended highway driving on over 320 000 kilometers of roads throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Additional tech features include standard Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, IntelliBeam, and Following Distance Indicator. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also offered.

Range per charge in the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is rated at 402 kilometers, with a 65-kWh lithium-ion battery providing the juice. Customers can get up to 152 kilometers of range in 30 minutes using standard DC Fast charge capabilities. 

The Bolt EUV also comes standard with a Dual Level Charge Cord, which includes a changeable plus with a standard 120-volt prong plug for Level 1 charging, and another plus for Level 2 charging up to 7.2 kW.

Motivation is sourced from a single-motor drive unit producing 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.

Availability for the 2022 Bolt EUV will open up this summer!

-Jonathan Lopez - Feb 14, 2021

GMC Pro Safety Packages Added to 2021 Models

Safety features are a hot topic these days, and most automakers are scrambling to offer the latest and greatest tech items to entice buyers. That includes General Motors and GMC, which is now GMC Pro Safety packages to specific 2021 models.

Essentially, GMC's previous safety tech features packages, which include the Driver Alert Package I, and Driver Alert Package II, will be gradually replaced in GMC's product lineup with the automaker is now calling the GMC Pro Safety Plus Packages. 

However, these new packages are more than a simple rebranding effort. Rather the content of the new packages also change. 

More specifically, the new GMC Pro Safety Package includes the following popular features:
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • IntelliBeam Auto High Beams
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warnings

Meanwhile, the GMC Pro Safety Plus Package also adds in the following features:
  • Lane Change Alert
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

What's more, Pro Safety Plus Package adds Rear Park Assist in certain models.

For now, the first 2021 model year vehicles to equip the GMC Pro Safety Plus package include the GMC Terrain, the GMC Acadia, the GMC Yukon, and the GMC Yukon XL.

That said, we imagine that the long-term plan will be to replace and rebrand the safety offerings for the entire lineup with new packages listen above. 

By: Jonathan Lopez
-Sept. 26, 2020

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Will Offer Multi-Flex Tailgate On All Trim Levels

General Motors recently unveiled the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and with it, the new configurable Multi-Flex Tailgating System.

Per a recent press release, GM states that "the Multi-Flex Tailgate" will be available in early 2021 on all new Silverado 1500." We followed-up for clarification, and indeed, the Multi-Flex tailgate will be offered on all trims levels of the 2021 Chevy Silverado, from Work Truck, up to High Country.

In terms of usability and functionality, the  Multi-Flex tailgate offered on the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is identical to the Multi-Pro tailgate offered on the GMC Sierra. Both tailgates comes with six different configurables positions to suit a variety of different jobs. These include the traditional primary gate opening, a full-width step, a foldable inner gate, a primary gate load stop, an inner gate load stop, and an inner gate work surfaces.

In additional to offering the new Multi-Flex configurable liftgate, the Chevy Silverado also comes with increased towing capability for two of its engines, three new trailering features and technology, and Adaptive Ride Control suspension. 

By: Jonathan Lopez
-Sept. 25, 2020

Chevrolet Blazer Ranked Best Mid-Size in 2020 J.D. Power 'APEAL' Study

The J.D. Power 'APEAL' Study serves as a complement to the company's Initial Quality and measures the amount of emotional attachment and excitement a vehicle generates in owners. Vehicle and brands are measured across the 37 different attributes, ranging from the "sense of comfort and luxury they feel when climbing into the driver's seat to the feeling they get when they step on the accelerator," J.D. Power says all of which help it determine how much appeal a company or vehicle has to its owner. The study is based on over 87,000 responses from owners of new vehicles. 

The Chevrolet Blazer topped the study for non-premium SUVs, while the Nissan Murano was second in the segment and the Hyundai Sante Fe third. The Blazer is newer than both the Murano and the Santa Fe and is more powerful thanks to its available 308 horsepower 3.6L LG V6 engine. The Blazer also stands out in the crowded mid-size SUV segment thanks to its sport car-inspired exterior appearance and available RS trim. 

By: Sam Mceachern
-July 23, 2020

WorkSafe BC COVID-19 Safety Plan - Return To Work

The Dueck Auto Group is working closely with WorkSafe BC, Public Health, the Vehicle Sales Authority and the New Car Dealers Association of BC to ensure our operations remain healthy and safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are taking all necessary precautions to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

In order to reduce the possible risk to our employees and customers we have implemented a number of internal protocols, including work-from-home arrangements, virtual meetings, rescheduling work of tasks, reorganizing employees work spaces and schedule, and limiting the number of employees and visitors in the workplace. We are encouraging our customers to primarily schedule by-appointment meetings and vehicle service times wherever possible. We have installed physical distance signage and physical barriers to ensure social distance between customers and workers.

Occupancy Requirement: WorkSafe BC states that based on the size and layout of our facility, our legal maximum occupancy rates are as follows:
  • The recommended maximum occupancy for our Dueck on Marine Showroom is 200 people.
  • The recommended maximum occupancy for our Dueck on Marine Service is 200 people.
  • The recommended maximum occupancy for our Dueck Richmond Facility is 300 people.
  • The recommended maximum occupancy for our Dueck Downtown Facility is 375 people.

However, please note that we are taking even further actions to ensure customer safety by not allowing more than 50 people on the showroom floor, and no more than 20 people in our customers waiting areas at any given time.

Dueck has implemented extensive cleaning protocols at all out facilities, and are working closely with our operational partners to ensure all products used are Health Canada approved, heavy duty antibacterial. We are Proud and Certified Participant in the National General Motors Clean Dealership Program. There are numerous hand sanitizing and disinfectant wipers stations located throughout the facility. 

In our Service Department, we have implemented additional procedures to ensure both employees and our customers are protected. It is our policy to santize vehicle touch points and use steering wheel and seat covers upon entry to our service department, key sanitization, and a repeat of these procedures when returning the vehicle to our customer. 

As always, we encourage everyone to follow the recommended behaviours from the BC Health and Authority at all times:
  • Wash your hands often using soap and warm water, or an alcohol-based hand-sanitizer, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. 
  • Be alert for respiratory system - if you feel sick, please contact your physician. 

To ensure that we keep all our customers and employees safe and healthy we must refuse entry to: 
  • Anyone who has had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 10 days. Symptoms include fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and new muscles aches or headache
  • Anyone directed by Public Health to self-isolate.
  • Anyone who has arrived from outside of Canada or who has had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case must self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. 

All the Staff and Management of Dueck Auto Group appreciate your patronage during this unprecedented time. We want to thank you for your business and would be pleased to answer any further questions you have about our COVID-19 Response Plan. 

-Dueck Auto Group

Amazon Alexa Now Arriving On New GM Vehicles

The Amazon Alexa digital assistance technology is now arriving on new GM vehicles, offering up a host of convenience voice recognition commands for new vehicle owners. GM vehicle brands offering the feature include Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac. The feature is built-in for many new GM vehicle, and requires the respective on-board internet connection package. The in-vehicle apps capability must be included as well.

Amazon Alexa offers voice recognition for numerous infotainment capabilities. These include voice commands for audio streaming services, such as SiriusXM, Spotify, Pandora and Amazon Music. What's more, owners can use Amazon Music. What's more, owners can use Amazon Alexa to place an online order, or track an existing order, as well as add something to shopping list without taking the road. Further functions include placing phone calls, checking the weather, and finding nearby gas stations. 

For those with the right set up at home, Amazon Alexa will also allow users to issue a variety of smart home commands, such as opening the garage door, turning on the lights, or adjusting the thermostat. 

General Motors recently published a video documenting Amazon Alexa capabilities as equipped on the new Chevrolet Blazer. Stay tuned for the post soon.

By: Jonathan Lopez
-June 18, 2020

C8 Corvette Cockpit Earns A Ward's Automotive 10 Best Interior Award

Once upon a time, a car reviewers and critics would frequently criticize the Chevrolet Corvette's interior for its sub-par build quality and abundance of hard plastics, but not anymore. The C7 Corvette was a massive step forward for the nameplate with regards to interior design and the C8 Corvette took things even further with its contemporary layout and swath of high-end materials.

Now General Motors is reaping the rewards of the Corvette's improved interior - literally. The C8 Corvette cabin was named to Ward's Automotive's 10 Best Interior list 2020. Wards' handed the C8 Corvette compliments for its high quality leather-wrapped instrument panel, "handsomely configured" push-button transmission and the generously used microfiber sueded material that is found on the instrument panel, centre console, door trim, steering wheel, headliner and pillar trims. Editors were also impressed by the mix of metal, leather and available carbon-fibre trim, saying GM "achieved great harmony" with the usage of the various high-end materials. 

The Corvette's cabin doesn't just look the part, either. One Wards' editor said the C8 is the "comfiest Corvette yet," and applauded the car's comfy seats and ergonomic dash layout. They also liked the small partition that sits between the driver and passenger and houses a row of buttons, saying this details helps to envelop the driver in a sort of cocoon and adds to the overall high quality feel when in the driver's seat.

Lastly, editors praised Chevrolet for offering an abundance of interior upholstery colour and combinations, which include Adrenaline Red, Morello Red, and Twilight / Tension Blue, among others.

By: Sam Mceachern
-June 17, 2020

Oshawa GM Plant Begin Production of 10 Million Face Mask

Workers at Oshawa's GM plant have begun work on producing 10 million face masks over the next year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday.

"As we speak GM employees are making these masks, they will keep people safe and help slow the spread of COVID-19," said Trudeau in his public remarks on May 26. "For the autoworkers in Oshawa, this control will support good, well paying jobs in an industry that's faced tough times." 

The formal announcement from Trudeau comes after GM stated in April that a portion of its sprawling Oshawa plant would be converted to face mask production. At the time, GM officials said the company would produce a million masks per month for the Public Health Agency of Canada at costs.

In a statement on Tuesday, GM officials said the company received its medical device license to produce the mask on April 22 and the machinery has been installed, materials had been sourced and workers had been trained over the past months. 

"This is one of the proudest moments in our history to be able to step-up and support all Canadians during this challenging time." said GM Canada president and managing director Scott Bell in statement. "With the support and collaboration of the Government of Canada, we will start production in Oshawa today and deliver 10 million face masks to the Public Health Agency of Canada over the next year." 

Bell recently detailed safety steps at GM plants including screening, cleaning and sanitizing, wearing protective equipment and social distancing.

In April, GM Canada Vice-president of corporate affairs David Paterson said the Oshawa site was selected not only because of it capacity but because it has clean room facilities. That allow GM to source material and build a Canadian mask-making clean room with enhanced safety protocols.

Here Are The 2021 Cadillac Escalade Tow Ratings

Now, we're back to tell you about the 2021 Cadillac Escalade tow ratings. In short, the new Escalade's trailering capabilities with the standard, naturally-aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine are as follows:

  • The regular-length 2021 Escalade can tow a maximum of 8,200 pounds 2WD models or 8,000 for 4WD models
  • The extended-length 2021 Escalade ESV can tow a maximum of 8,100 pounds 2WD models or 7,900 pounds for 4WD models

Meanwhile, models equipped with the optional (but free-of-charged) 3.0L I-6 LM2 turbo-diesel Duramax engine have an maximum trailering capacity that's 200 pounds lower than that of a gas engine. To wit:

  • The regular-length 2021 Escalade Diesel can tow a maximum of 8,000 pounds for 2WD models or 7,800 pounds for 4WD models
  • The extended-length 2021 Escalade ESV Diesel can tow a maximum of 7,900 pounds for 2WD models or 7,700 pounds for 4WD models

GM Targets May 18th For Reopening Plants In U.S. and Canada After COVID-19 Shutdown

General Motors is targeting May 18th for reopening its U.S. and Canadian vehicle assembly plants, the automaker said in memo sent to UAW members on Tuesday.

"GM plans to begin a limited, cadenced, and site-specific approach for a return to the workplace in a many of our North American manufacturing facilities," the memo said "We are targeting Monday, May 18, and we are collaborating with state governments and union partners. We are confident that we have an approach that allows us to move into this next phase with safety as our guide."

Crucially, GM has agreed to pay workers who are forced to quarantine for up to 14 days. The UAW has said the Big Three must agree to pay workers who are self quarantining after contracting COVID-19 or coming into contact with some one who had the virus, as employees may be apprehensive to report systems if they believed they would lose pay over it.

GM outlined the safety measures it will take to curb the spread of COVID-19 at its production plants once they come back online. These protocols will include taking employees' temperatures when they arrive at work, setting up hand sanitizing stations and staggering work shifts to reduce the number of employees that are concentrated in one area. The automaker developed the handbook using lessons learned at some of its plants in China and Korea, along with its ventilator production facility in Kokomo, Indiana. 

GM is expected to make an official announcement with regard to the May 18th restart date sometime on Wednesday.

-May 6, 2020

General Motors Will Begin Making COVID-19 Ventilated This Week

General Motors will officially begin making ventilators at its components plant in Kokomo, Indiana this week will ship the first 6,000 units to hospitals before June 1st.

GM is making Ventec Life System brand ventilators under a government contract that will see it deliver a total of 30,000 of the life-saving devices before the end of August. GM workers were already present at the Kokomo compartments plant last week preparing the site to produce the ventilators. Ventec has had to retain GM workers on how to make ventilators. Ventec has had to retain GM workers on how to makes ventilators, while the automaker has also begun producing the necessary components necessary to put them together. In a statement, GM spokes person Dan Flores told Automatic News the company is not making the ventilators at a profit.

In addition to the ventilators, GM is also making face masks at its Warren Transmission plant in Michigan to help address the PPE supply shortage at many U.S. hospitals. It begun shipping the face masks out last week and has since doubled the production output on the masks.

GM has implemented strict safety measures at the Kokomo and Warren facilities to protect employees working there. Employees have their temperature taken with a contactless thermometer upon arriving at the plant and work at spaced out work stations. The work stations and common area are also sanitized and wiped down every few hours. 

GM Is Partnering With Ventec Life System To Help Increase Production of Ventilators

General Motors is partners with Ventec Life System to help increase production of ventilators that are needed in hospitals dealing who have the novel coronavirus, the companies announce Friday. In the most severe cases of COVID-19 infection, patients need the assistance of ventilators to breath, and there are widespread concerns that the US does not have enough ventilators to meet the coming demand.

Seattle-based Ventec is one of a handful of ventilator manufacturers in the U.S, according to NBC news, and already has ramped up its production. Ventec CEO Chris Kiple says the company is aiming to product 1,000 machines per month (up from its usual 150 per month), in the next 90 days, and eventually to produce 2,000 ventilators per month. 

Ventec will relay on GM's manufacturing, logistics and purchasing to help build more ventilators more quickly. GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said in a statement that GM word "continue to explore ways to help in this time of crisis."

To Our Customers,

Over the past few weeks, it's become clear that the world is facing an unprecedented challenge. Like you, we are deeply connected and want to do what we can to help keep our communities and our families safe and healthy.

We are committed to caring for the health and well-being of our employees and customers and are taking necessary actions & precautions, in preparation for COVID-19.

What We're Doing:
  • We are introducing rigorous additional cleaning procedure, and are increasing the number of wipers, hand sanitizers, and other cleaning material available throughout the dealerships.
  • We're taking sensible steps to help protect our team of associates. This means fewer meetings, limiting travel, and making it easier for our people to take the time they need to care for themselves or their families in the event they are directly affected by COVID-19
  • We are monitoring new developments so that we can quickly adapt
  • Asking staff who show any signs of illness or feel unwell to stay home
  • Eliminating all physical contact including hand shaking
  • Disinfecting high-touch areas throughout the day, before and every guest and staff interaction
  • Mandating staff regularly wash hands and disinfect work areas even if guest and staff interaction didn't occur

We recognize this is a challenging time for all, and we will remain deeply committed to the safety of our customers and community.

Our customers are the heart of our company and we look forward to welcoming and serving you. 

Please take care of yourselves to each other,

-Dueck Auto Group

OnStar Saves The Day

OnStar helped Cleveland police track down and arrest a group of thieves after they stole a second-generation Buick LaCrosse equipped with the technology. 

According to the Cleveland news, police spotted a 2015 Buick LaCrosse that had been reported stolen parked at a gas station, police got in contact with OnStar, which enabled Stolen Vehicles Assistance mode on the car, immobilizing it and allowed the police to close in and arrest the suspects. 

This isn't the first time Cleveland police have tapped OnStar to help them stow down a stolen vehicle. Last year they used the technology to immobilize a car that had been stolen in a carjacking and it also helped them recover two other stolen vehicles in 2017.  

This Is The All-New 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe has made its official debut! Let's get the important bits out of way first: General Motors' 5.3L L84 V8 gasoline engine will be standard on LS, LT, Z71, RST and Premium trim models, while the 6.2L L87 V8 will be standard on the High Country. The 5.3L engine is good for 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet or torque, while the 6.2L engine makes 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

GM's 3.0L LM2 I6 Duramax turbodiesel engine, which makes 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, will be available on all trim levels except for the off-road-focused Z71. All models will use the GM 10-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift, ditching the column shifter for a row of buttons in the process. 

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe uses GM's T1 platform and has a new independent multilink rear suspension, which GM says is the most sophisticated suspension in its class. The SUV offers GM's existing Magnetic Ride Control system, but the vehicle is also offered with a new Air Ride Adaptive Suspension has Air Ride Suspension has automatic load leveling and ride height adjustment, with up to four inches of adjustment available.

Also setting the new High Country model apart is a chrome dual exhaust, 22-inch wheel and chrome exterior trim. Meanwhile, the Z71 model gets standard four-wheel drive, a unique front fascia with red tow hooks, 20-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires and Z71 exterior badging. The RST trim has returned as well, offering buyers LT content with a sport-inspired exterior appearance and 22-inch wheels.

A total of five different display screens will be offered in the SUV, depending on the trim level chosen. These include a standard 10-inch colour touchscreen, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, a segment-exclusive 15-inch head-up display and two 12.6-inch LCD rear-seat displays. The 10-inch screen comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a good compliment to the OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Multiple USB changing ports are also scattered throughout the cabin, while a wireless charging pad is standard on all models except for the entry-level LS.

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe looks to meet the towing expectations of full-size SUV buyers with a Max Trailering package, which includes a high-capacity radiator and cooling fan, and integrated trailer brake controller, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View and Chevrolet trailering app compatibility. The SUV also features up to exterior camera views to help make the towing experience less stressful, along with an in-vehicle trailering app with trailer tire pressure and temperature monitoring.

As far as active safety goes, Automatic Emergency Braking will be standard on all models. Some of the available safety equipment will include HD Surround Vision, Rear Pedestrian Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Zone Alert and Lane Departure Warning. The vehicle's available Side Blind Zone Alert system works with trailers, too.

GM says it will also offer nine exterior colours on the SUV includes three all-new colours: Empire Beige Metallic, Cherry Bomb Tintcoat and Darkmoon Blue Metallic.

This Is The All-New 2021 Chevrolet Suburban

General Motors just pulled the sheets on the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban. Celebrating its 85th anniversary next year, the Chevrolet Suburban is the longest-running nameplate in automotive history, and now enters it's 12th generation.

The changes start from the ground up, and include an all-new architecture that increases the wheelbase by 4.1 inches. However, overall length was increased by just 1.3 inches. 

Making the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban more nimble is a new independent rear suspension with optional Magnetic Ride Control. Chevy is also offering a first-in-class Air Ride Adaptive Suspension setup is a new independent rear suspension with optional Magnetic Ride Control.

Behind the first row, the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban offers more room and a lower cargo floor as well. Max cargo capability is up to 114.7 cubic feet, an increase of 24 cubic feet compared to the 2020 model year. There's also more legroom for second- and third-row passengers.

The trim level cadence now breaks down as follows: LS, LT, Z71, RST, Premier, and for the time on Suburban, High Country. There's an all-new interior design with a standard 10-inch infotainment screen, plus up to five display screens scattered around the cabin to keep occupants entertained. 

Speaking of the tech, that 2021 Chevrolet Suburban also offers upwards of 30 safety and driver convenience features, such as HD Surround Vision, Rear Pedestrian Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking.

Under the hood, the new "Burban now offers the 3.0L LM2 inline-six turbo-diesel Duramax engine, plus a pair of gas-fueled V8s that includes a optimal 6.2L L87 and standard 5.3L L84. Power ranges up to 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque for the optional 6.2L unit. All engines mate to the standard GM 10-speed automatic transmission with push-button electronic shift.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Named 2020 Motortrend Car Of The Year

Oshawa, Ont. (November 19, 2019). - redefined Chevrolet Stingray won the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year award, earning the mid-engine masterpiece a top spot among the best vehicle the world has to offer for the third time in Corvette's history. 

The coveted honour, previously awarded to Corvette in 1984 and 1998, was presented to Tadget Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer and Michael Simcoe, General Motors vice president of Global Design, at an event featuring industry executives and celebrity guests at MotorTrend's headquarters in El Segundo.

"It's an honour for the Corvette team to receive this coveted award from MotorTrend against the best the industry has to offer," said, Juechter. "Our design and engineering teams spent several years sweating the details deliver the first mid-engine Corvette. To have a third party validate our hard work makes it all worthwhile."

Chevrolet's first-ever production mid-engine Corvette represents the fastest, most powerful entry-level Corvette in the vehicle's 66-year history, reaching 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds when equipped with the Z51 Performance Package. The reimagined icon boasts exotic proportions and a modern design inspired by racing and aeronautics to deliver unprecedented levels of quality, customization, technology and craftsmanship. Powered by the next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, the 2020 Corvette Stingray packs 495 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque.

"We have been looking forward to the arrival of the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette for so long, that you'd think is no way it could live up to the weight of expectations, but the all-new C8 Corvette epitomizes what it means to be MotorTrend's 2020 Car of the Year," said MotorTrend Editor-in-Chief Edward Loh. "Corvette delivers stunning design and world-class performance, around an exotic mid-ship layout, yet it remains a truly livable ground touring sports car, all at an almost unbelievable price point. Our 2020 of the Year is the one that democratizes the supercar - the Chevrolet Corvette." 

Production on the Corvette will begin in February 2020 at General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky. True to its roots of attainable performance, the 2020 Corvette Stingray upholds its no-compromise value proposition, starting at $69,998 (including Destination Freight Charge of $2,000, excluding tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment.).

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