Canadian International AutoShowThe great thing about an auto show is getting up close to shiny new vehicles. Nothing beats looking under the hood, climbing into a truck to experience the seat comfort and driver controls, or getting down on the ground to inspect the chassis and suspension. And from February 17th to the 26th, the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto was the perfect place to do just that.
The GMC TON team dropped by one midweek morning, thinking things wouldn’t be too busy. We were wrong! The GMC display was hopping but we managed to get some great photos and talk to Dave Lehman, our GMC Product Specialist, who was answering visitors’ questions. (You may remember Dave from our TON TV 2011HD Chassis episode, Sierra’s Strong Foundation.)
Interested in learning more about the All Terrain? Check out our gallery of All Terrain photos.
GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept truck – a little mystery, a lot of interestOur first stop was the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD where we found lots of visitors checking out the aggressive stance of the concept truck. It’s strictly a concept, but definitely a truck that generated conversation (and photo flash) at the show.
Dave explained that the All Terrain uses the current diesel powertrain and a modified version of the HD chassis. It’s a serious off-road vehicle, with features such as a three-inch-higher ride height, Fox ® Shox remote reservoir shocks, and vastly greater approach and departure angles.
Visitors looking for a range of trucksThe All Terrain wasn’t the only point of interest for truck enthusiasts. Dave pointed out that people were looking for a range of trucks, from basic work trucks to decked out Denalis. And the Denalis were out in full-force, including the 2500HD Sierra, Yukon and Acadia. Overall, Dave reported that people are serious about their vehicles and like the quality, fuel efficiency and reliability of GMC.
Enjoy the images in the gallery. You’ll have to imagine that “new vehicle smell”…
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