Η GMC θέλοντας να γιορτάσει τα 100της γενέθλια, ανακοίνωσε 2 ειδικές εκδόσεις για τα Yukon και Sierra, τα οποία θα τα παρουσιάσει στην έκθεση της Νέας Υόρκης της επόμενη εβδομάδα. Τα αυτοκίνητα διαθέτουν κεντημένα προσκέφαλα, νέα πατάκια και αναμνηστικά σηματάκια από το λογότυπο της GMC του 1912.

Το Sierra διαθέτει επίσης χρωμιομένα διακοσμητικά στο εξωτερικό, 20″ ζάντες και το πακέτο άνεσης το οποίο περιλαμβάνει πίσω βοηθό παρκαρίσματος, ρυθμιζόμενα πεντάλ και EZ-Lift κλείδωμα της πίσω πόρτας. Το Yokon διαθέτει επίσης θερμαινόμενα δερμάτινα καθίσματα, ηλεκτρικό πορτμπαγκάζ και θερμαινόμενους πλαινούς καθρέπτες. Το πακέτο κοστίζει $1.970 για το Yokon και $2.645 για το Sierra.

Επίσης η GMC ανακοίνωσε ότι το Acadia πλέον διαθέτει και σύστημα Head-Up Display. Το σύστημα θα είναι στον επιπλέον εξοπλισμό της απλής έκδοσης, ενώ στην έκδοση Acadia Denaldi θα βρίσκεται στον στάνταρ εξοπλισμό.

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2012 GMC Yukon and Sierra Heritage Editions Debut

Special models commemorate 100 years of the GMC name

NEW YORK – It is no coincidence that the 2012 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL and Sierra Heritage Editions will debut at the New York Auto Show. A century ago, the GMC name first appeared on the front of a truck at this very same event.

Commemorative exterior badges on the doors of these special models feature the original GMC logo design that debuted on the 1912 range of models, which included gas- and electric-powered trucks designed for the most demanding among early drivers. The script is surrounded by the words “Heritage Edition.”

2012 Heritage Editions will be offered on Sierra 1500 Crew Cab, Yukon and Yukon XL models in SLT trim. Three colors will be available – a new, exclusive Heritage Blue ($195), White Diamond ($995) or Onyx Black (no additional cost). Interior colors for the Yukon are Ebony and Light Tan.

Each Heritage Edition model offers its own differentiating content. The Sierra Heritage Edition full-size pickup includes:

  • Unique “Heritage Edition” exterior badges
  • Embroidered front floor mats
  • Embroidered front headrests
  • Chrome door handles, mirror caps and door moldings
  • 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
  • Convenience package with rear park assist, adjustable pedals, Universal Home Remote, EZ-Lift locking tailgate and rear wheelhouse liners
  • Rear-vision camera

The Yukon and Yukon XL full-size SUVs are equipped with:

  • Unique “Heritage Edition” exterior badges
  • Embroidered front floor mats
  • Embroidered front headrests
  • SLT-2 Equipment Package with 10-way leather memory seats, headed second-row seats with power release, power-operated liftgate and heated side mirrors
  • Additional content – including 20-inch wheels – is optional

For Sierra, the Heritage Edition package adds $2,645. The Yukon and Yukon XL package adds $1,970 to the suggested retail price, or $1,820 for the Yukon XL ¾-ton model. The charges for premium paint colors listed above are in addition to the package prices.

“The GMC brand always looks forward, but this day provides an opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the proud GMC name,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of GMC Marketing. “Sierra and Yukon are two of our longest-running and most-respected nameplates, so it makes sense to use them to represent our heritage.”

GMC was formed in 1912 when the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company merged with two others – Reliance and Randolph – to become the brand known today for trucks, crossovers and SUVs. GMC is the second largest of the four General Motors brands. If it were a stand-alone manufacturer, it would be the 10th-largest automaker in the United States in terms of total vehicle sales in 2011.

GMC Acadia Has Jet Fighter Technology, Room for Eight

Brand continues leadership in automotive heads-up display innovation

DETROIT – Owners of the 2012 GMC Acadia midsize crossover can safely merge onto the highway using technology similar to what fighter pilots use to guide precise movements at supersonic speeds. The vehicle’s optional heads-up display, or HUD, was born out of aerospace research.

“With these devices, the main benefit is seeing important information without the distraction of looking down,” said Wen Wu, a Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science researcher.

“The technology is useful but challenging. The key issue is deciding what to display, where to display, when to display, and how to display,” Wu said.  “A square doesn’t look like a square when projected on a curved windshield, so there is a lot of correction involved in designing these systems.”

Acadia’s HUD works by projecting information from within the dashboard, using two mirrors to reflect a crisp digital image off the windshield so that it appears to the driver to be floating in front of the vehicle’s bumper. Drivers can adjust the brightness of the image, its location on the windshield or even turn the image off altogether.

Viewable information includes speed and tachometer readings, vehicle warnings, turn signal activation, outside temperature and other vehicle and radio information.

Cynthia Houeiss, lead General Motors electrical vehicle systems engineer for Acadia, said company engineers have come a long way in the integration of head’s up displays into the vehicle.

“The HUD in the 2012 GMC Acadia is completely integrated into the vehicle and its styling,” she said. “It was styled as part of the instrument panel, instead of being an afterthought or add-on.”

The heads-up display is part of an available technology package on the Acadia and is standard on the Acadia Denali, and will be available on the redesigned 2013 model.

A technology invented for fighter jets to help pilots keep their eyes on the skies around them, HUDs were first implemented in automobiles in the late 1980s by GM. Since then, GM has been a leader in the area, with patented technology that makes the 2012 Acadia’s system an industry leader.

Further advancements in head-up display technology are ongoing. General Motors R&D and several universities are working on a system that would use data gathered from an array of vehicle sensors and cameras and project images generated by compact ultra violet lasers directly onto the entire surface of the windshield.

“We’re looking to create enhanced vision systems,” said Thomas Seder, group lab manager-GM R&D. “Let’s say you’re driving in fog. We could use the vehicle’s infrared cameras to identify where the edge of the road is and the lasers could ‘paint’ the edge of the road onto the windshield so the driver knows where the edge of the road is.”

  • πρέπει να αποσύρει το όνομα Sierra η GMC…

    μονο το θρυλικό Ford πρέπει να έχει την αποκλειστικότητα!!

    • LJ

      Αυτο που προσπαθησε η VW και απετυχε λες και εσυ…