GM is participating with Ventec Life System to help increase production of ventilators
General Motor is participating with Ventec Life Systems to help increase production of ventilators that are needed in hospitals dealing with patients who have the novel coronavirus, the companies announced Friday. In the most severe cases of COVID-19 infection, patients need the assistance of ventilators to breathe, 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 manufactures in the US, according to NBC News, and already has ramped up its production. Ventec CEO Chris Kiple says the company is aiming to produced 1,000 machine 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 rely 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 would “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 if facing an unprecedented challenge. Like you, we are deeply concerned 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 procedures, and are increasing the number of wipes, hand sanitizes, 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 after 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 and 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 Cleveland news, police spotted a 2015 Buick LaCrosse that help been reported stolen parked at a gas station in the city’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood. As the car started leaving the gas station, police got in contact with OnStar, which enabled its Stolen Vehicle Assistance mode on the car, immobilizing it and allow police to close in and arrest the suspects.
This isn’t the first time Cleveland police have tapped OnStar to help them slow 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.
2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup Coming Soon!
We’ve been speculating about the new Hummer for months, and earlier reporting indicating the Hummer electric truck would be built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant alongside other electric GM pickups has now been confirmed by GM to be accurate. GMC further announced that the Hummer project will be fully unveiled on May 20, 2020, and that its initial availability will be in late 2021.
2.7L Turbo L3B Engine
GM is proud to announce its new 2.7L Turbo L3B Engine! This new innovated piece if machinery made its debut in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 producing an SAE-certified 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. This L3B is a turbocharged gasoline engine, displaces 2.7L in an inline-four cylinder configuration, the L3B is a clean-sheet design for General Motors. The engine was developed from the outset as a truck engine.
PNE Chevrolet Bolt Give Away!
This Is The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe has made its official debut! Let’s get the important bits out of the way first: General Motors’ 5.3L L84 V8 gasoline engine will be standard on LS, LT, Z71, RST and Premier 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 of 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 also 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, available on the new range-topping High Country model and the Z71 off-road model. The Air Ride Adaptive 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 wheels 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 color 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 charging 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, an 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 profiles, 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 Blind Zone Alert and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. The vehicle’s available Side Blind Zone Alert system works with trailers, too.
GM says it will also offer nine exterior colors on the SUV including three all-new colors: 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 its 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 with load leveling and up to four inches of ride-height adjustment.
Behind the first row, the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban offers more room and a lower cargo floor as well. Max cargo capacity is up to 144.7 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 first 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 tech, the 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 an optional 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.
Scrap-It Program is back!
Starting January 6th!
This program offers incentives to scrap high polluting vehicles for an electric vehicle and other low carbon forms of transportation. This program allows you to claim $6,000 towards a new Chevrolet Bolt EV, or a newChevrolet Volt.Pre-Owned EV’s are eligible for $3,000 in Scrap-It credit. BC Scrap-It Program Society is a not for profit society. It is not a provinical or federal government program. As such, all incentives are subject to change at any time without notice as they are directly linked to available funding.
Do I Qualify?
- All applicant(s) must be the registered owner(s) of the vehicle being scrapped
- All applicants must be able to provide evidence from ICBC that they have had continuous driving insurance (not including storage) on their vehicle, as the registered owner(s), for the 6 month period from the date they apply to the program, backwards.
Learn more at Scrap-It.ca
CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY NAMED 2020 MOTORTREND CAR OF THE YEAR
Oshawa, Ont. (November 19, 2019). – The redefined Chevrolet Corvette Stingray won the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year award, earning the mid-engine masterpiece a top spot among the best vehicles 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 Tadge 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 to 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 there 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 grand touring sports car, all at an almost unbelievable price point. Our 2020 Car 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).