2012 GMC Lineup Highlighted in Real-World Community Projects

2012 GMC Terrain in Columbia SC

GMC loaned a 2012 GMC Terrain to a quadriplegic rugby team as part of producing its 2012 catalog. (GM Media)

Jim Hudson GMC, the #1 GMC dealership in the state of South Carolina, looks forward to the 2012 GMC lineup of trucks, vans, SUVs, and crossovers that will be arriving later this year.  When Columbia customers open the 2012 GMC catalog, which will arrive this summer, they will see the brand’s professional grade lineup doing real work in real-world settings.

GMC’s Sierra, Yukon, Acadia, Terrain, Canyon and Savana will be seen in a great variety of real-life community service projects such as towing a rainwater cistern on a farm in Florida, hauling historic yacht construction supplies and a 12-foot-wide metal sculpture in New York, transporting quadriplegic athletes to team workouts in Texas, and towing a livestock chute at a wild horse sanctuary in California.

“GMC vehicles help organizations and individuals across the country get work done every day, on projects that rarely get the attention they deserve,” said John Schwegman, U.S. vice president, GMC Marketing. “That is why GMC is providing vehicles to five projects that are making a positive impact in their communities.”

GMC provided short-term loans of:

  • Three Sierras and a Canyon to Geraldson Community Farm in Bradenton, Fla., for the delivery and installation of an innovative water conservation system;
  • Three Sierras and two Acadias to haul supplies for The Onrust Project in Schenectady, N.Y. The Onrust, five years in the making, is a replica of the first Dutch yacht built in America using authentic 17th century Dutch building techniques. When finished The Onrust will be a floating museum and classroom for teaching the early European history of the Northeastern United States;
  • Three Sierras, a Yukon and a Terrain to transport raw material and three metal-worked sculptures for public exhibit made along the Appalachian Trail at Harmony Ridge in Branchville, N.J., by renowned artist Robert Lobe. The 12-foot-wide tree sculptures were moved from Lobe’s studio space in Newark to Prospect Park in Brooklyn;
  • A group of GMC vehicles, including Savanas to Terrains, helped transport a U.S. quadriplegic rugby team, the Texas Stampede, and its equipment to and from workouts and scrimmages in Texas;
  • Sierras, Canyons and Yukons to help conservationists maintain the  American Wild Horse Sanctuary at Return to Freedom Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., by supporting daily ranch activities, as well as transporting materials.

“Hauling materials to build a 30-ton 17th century historic yacht is not for the lightweights. GMC vehicles are heavy duty, but handle like a Sunday drive in the park,” said Don Rittner, president of The Onrust Project. “When we had to move a ton of 400-year-old wood from the boat shed to the warehouse, the GMC Sierra made it seem like we were hauling toothpicks.”

The new GMC catalog also is the first to have digital interactive and social media components. There are embedded quick-response codes that allow smartphone users to access a custom mobile site with exclusive video about the vehicles and these community projects, and link to the GMC Facebook Community Projects tab enabling fans to learn more.

“GMC vehicles are helping us connect people to high-quality local food, increase market access for small farmers, and promote cost-effective water conservation measures in agriculture,” said Jacob Leech, acting executive director, Geraldson Community Farm.

GMC Dealers in South Carolina

Jim Hudson GMC is the #1 GMC dealer in South Carolina for sales in 2010, serving the midlands of South Carolina including Columbia, Sumter, Orangeburg, and Newberry.  Jim Hudson has served the area for more than three decades with a focus on complete customer satisfaction, a focus underscored by being named Best New Car Dealership in Columbia ten years in a row and counting.  Located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, Jim Hudson GMC carries a wide selection of GMC trucks, SUVs, and crossovers to choose from.  Jim Hudson GMC can be reached at (888) 377-4971 or by visiting their South Carolina GMC Dealers website.

GMC Declared Best Truck Value in America by Vincentric

GMC Sierra Denali HD Columbia SC

The GMC Sierra Denali HD joins the GMC Sierra lineup for the first time in 2011.

Jim Hudson GMC, a leading GMC Dealer in SC, is thrilled to announce that the entire GMC truck lineup has been selected as the Best Truck Brand Value in America by Vincentric, a firm that compiles and analyzes automotive cost data for a variety of industries, selected GMC as the winner based on calculations regarding total cost of ownership–things like fuel, depreciation, insurance, and repairs– relative to price.

“To be named winner of Vincentric’s Best Truck Value in America, a brand must show strength in all segments, including compact pickups and full-size pickups in the ½ ton, ¾ ton, and 1 ton size classes. In addition, value must be shown in both 2WD and 4WD, and in a variety of cab, bed, and engine configurations,” Vincentric’s website proclaims. “GMC earned top honors due to its across-the-board strength in each of these areas. If we had to point to one item that helped seal the deal for GMC, it was their claim to the lowest depreciation rate of any full-line truck brand.”

GMC Canyon offers 300-HP V8 in Columbia, SC

GMC’s compact pickup, the GMC Canyon in Columbia, SC, offers big-truck capabilities in a small package.  Available in Columbia shoppers’ choice of regular, extended, and crew cabs, the GMC Canyon offers an available 5.3-liter V8 engine making 300 horsepower. GMC Canyon is available from entry-level work truck trim (including an available manual transmission) all the way up to the fully-loaded SLT trim with conveniences including leather-appointed seating, XM Satellite Radio, and an integrated bedliner.  For Columbia drivers seeking off-road prowess, the Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package offers increased capabilities with larger tires and a slightly raised suspension, and is available in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive options.  For fans of the street truck movement, Jim Hudson GMC offers the ZQ8 sport suspension option, which pairs with the V8 engine and unique wheels to provide a look and ride unlike anything else in Columbia.

GMC Sierra 1500 Introduces Power Tech Package for 2011

The GMC Sierra 1500 is GMC’s full-size pickup truck, which introduces the Power Tech Package for the first time in 2011.  Available on mid-level SLE models, the GMC Sierra Power Tech Edition offers Columbia GMC truck shoppers many of the most popular options on the Sierra’s long options list at a $1,495 discount.  From the 5.3-liter Vortec V8 engine to the 17-inch aluminum wheels, the GMC Sierra Power Tech features all the professional grade capabilities Columbia drivers expect from a GMC truck.  Other features include an EZ-Lift locking tailgate, USB connections to the audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, heavy-duty trailering, and an auto-locking rear differential. For more information, visit the GMC Sierra Columbia SC page on Jim Hudson GMC’s website.

GMC Sierra Heavy Duty Raises the Bar in Columbia

GMC Sierra HD heavy duty pickups, available in both 2500 and 3500 levels, have been completely revamped for 2011.  The new Duramax diesel engine offers more power while reducing emissions and fuel consumption, while a reinforced frame that’s 92% stronger than the 2010 Sierra HD allows easier installation of fifth-wheel hitches and up to 6,635 pounds of payload capacity. Properly equipped, this means the 2011 GMC Sierra HD in Columbia SC can tow up to 21,700 pounds.  Also new for 2011 is the Sierra Denali HD, which brings luxury amenities expected of the Denali name to the heavy-duty Sierra pickup trucks for the first time.  It is, without a doubt, the best Sierra that GMC has ever produced.

GMC Dealers in Columbia, South Carolina

Jim Hudson GMC has been a GMC dealer for nearly 30 years, serving the midlands of South Carolina including Columbia, Newberry, Orangeburg, Sumter, and Lugoff with a commitment to complete customer satisfaction.  Jim Hudson has been voted Best New Car Dealership an unmatched ten years in a row by readers of The State, and intends to continue providing exceptional customer service for decades to come.  Jim Hudson GMC is located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, and can be reached by phone at (803) 783-0110.

GMC Trucks for sale in Columbia SC

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