Buick news this week begins with the announcement of an All Terrain package for heavy duty Sierra models. Previously this package was only available for the Sierra 1500, but starting with the 2015 editions, truckers will be able to opt in on the 2500 and 3500 pickups as well.
For the uninitiated, the All Terrain package boasts a variety of upgraded equipment, including Rancho twin-tube shocks, a skid plate, and hill descent control – much like you would find on a Z71 Tahoe – as well as special chrome accents on the grille, mirror caps, body trim, and front bumper. Throw in aluminum underbody panels, 18-inch wheels, LED DRLs, and a standard backup camera and you’ll be working with a seriously hardcore truck that can tame the toughest roads.
If you’re interested in the GMC All Terrain package on your truck, Car and Driver has some rough speculations on how much it will cost.
Speaking of standard backup cameras and switching to our other representative brand, Buick has announced that all of their 2015 models will include rear-facing cameras. Citing a 2013 University of Michigan study, the tri-shield believes that backup cameras significantly reduce the number of accidents that occur when a vehicle is in reverse. This move will help Buick stay ahead of the curve given the NHTSA’s announcement earlier this year that cameras would be required in all vehicles beginning in 2018.
Leith Buick GMC also wants to point out the many other safety features available in our lineup, including Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and OnStar Automatic Crash Response. For the full press release, see here, and if you have any questions about other Buick and GMC matters, feel free to leave a comment or visit our dealership.