GMC Terrain Maintains Exceptional Resale Value in Columbia, SC

GMC Terrain for sale in Columbia SC

The GMC Terrain offers Columbia SC drivers superior fuel economy and resale value.

It’s one of the biggest expenses for any driver purchasing a new vehicle: depreciation.  While not every car loses half of its value as soon as it drives off the lot, purchasing a new SUV that holds its value better can mean thousands of dollars saved.  According to General Motors’ Residual Value Management’s performance report based on Auto Leasing Guide’s 36-month data for July/August, the forecasted depreciation for GMC vehicles is lower than its competitors and lower than the same time a year ago.

In particular, this bodes well for shoppers seeking out a GMC Terrain in Columbia, South Carolina.  In all, the forecasted resale value of the GMC Terrain after three years gives it a 1.2-point lead over competitors such as the Nissan Murano, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Ford Edge–no surprise to Columbia car shoppers who have had to do a lot of searching in order to find a dealer that’s been able to keep one in stock.  Supplies of GMC Terrain SUVs nationwide have been tight ever since its debut as a 2010 model.

Terrain offers seating for five in a modern, stylish package.  Its standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine makes smooth power while delivering an EPA-estimated 32 highway miles per gallon, and an available 3.0L V6 engine gives Terrain the power to tow up to 3,500 pounds.  Terrain also features standard equipment originally found in luxury vehicles, such as an onboard USB port for connecting an iPod or MP3 player to the available Pioneer 8-speaker premium sound system, and a rearview camera for additional visibility when backing up.  Terrain also features six months of OnStar Directions and Connections as standard equipment, allowing drivers to get directions to just about anywhere by pressing the blue OnStar button and speaking with a live OnStar Advisor who can download navigation directions to the vehicle without the driver putting the vehicle in park.

2012 GMC Terrain Coming Soon to Columbia SC

GMC isn’t resting on its laurels with the GMC Terrain, offering new features for the 2012 model including standard IntelliLink touchscreen display that will allow drivers to choose from even more music options such as Pandora internet radio when using their smartphone.  Controlling that system is even easier thanks to an steering wheel-mounted control that is now standard on all trim levels.  For a little extra touch of style, new 18-inch chrome wheels are standard on the top-tier SLT-2 model and are available on SLT-1 and SLE-2 models.  While the changes aren’t completely radical, they should make the GMC Terrain an even more popular choice for Columbia, South Carolina’s drivers

GMC Terrain Dealers serving Sumter SC

Jim Hudson GMC is the #1 GMC dealer in South Carolina, serving the entire midlands including Sumter, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Columbia with a focus on complete customer satisfaction before, during and after the sale.  Jim Hudson carries the full GMC Terrain lineup just minutes from Sumter, and backs it with GMC Certified Service experts trained in every aspect of servicing your Terrain from oil changes to tires to any repairs you may find yourself in need of.  Jim Hudson GMC serving Sumter SC is located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, and can be reached by phone at (888) 377-4971.

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.

IntelliLink System Coming to 2012 GMC Terrain in Columbia SC

IntelliLink on 2012 GMC Terrain in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia SC drivers will notice that the 2012 GMC Terrain features the IntelliLink system as standard equipment.

GMC has announced the new IntelliLink system, which will become standard equipment on the 2012 GMC Terrain coming to Columbia, South Carolina later this year.  IntelliLink is GMC’s next-generation connectivity system, which offers advanced smartphone integration in an easy-to-use package.

Going beyond Terrain’s existing Bluetooth and standard USB connections that have proved wildly popular since its debut in 2010, IntelliLink allows drivers to connect their smartphone and enable controls through a new seven-inch high-resolution color display, voice commands, and steering-wheel radio controls.  Among the marquee features of IntelliLink is the ability to stream internet radio using Pandora and Stitcher using the smartphone’s wireless data connection, in addition to allowing hands-free use of the phone to allow drivers to make calls with the device safely stowed to make sure their hands are on the wheel and their eyes are on the road.

Gracenote integration is another new feature of IntelliLink, which automatically identifies the music on the driver’s phone, MP3 player, or USB flash drive to present data including the artist name, genre, cover art, and more on the screen.  This data also enables more accurate voice commands and permits the system to recognize nicknames as well as artists’ proper names.  Those voice commands, powered by Nuance speech recognition technology, allow the driver to make a range of voice commands from tuning the internet radio station to calling a contact over the phone or by using OnStar’s hands-free calling system.

IntelliLink will be standard across all Terrain models, with touchscreen navigation available on the SLE-2 and SLT models.  Those same models receive an 8-speaker Pioneer premium sound system as standard equipment, providing a great output for all the additional audio sources that IntelliLink provides.  Even without a Bluetooth-enabled phone or a USB drive, Columbia Terrain drivers can still enjoy both traditional AM/FM radio and CDs plus standard XM Satellite Radio, which offers over 100 channels of commercial-free music, plus sports, talk, and news.  In addition, Terrain’s standard rearview camera now displays on the IntelliLink system’s high-resolution screen to ensure an even better view of any objects or people behind the vehicle while moving in reverse.

Of course, Terrain’s appeal goes far beyond the new IntelliLink system, with a new flex-fuel four-cylinder engine enabling Terrain to achieve an EPA-estimated 32 highway miles per gallon.  An available programmable power liftgate allows Terrain to stop short of its full height to avoid any low-hanging garage structures or allow shorter users to reach it, and remote vehicle start allows drivers to start the climate control system using the key fob or OnStar’s MyLink app on iPhone and Android devices.

2012 GMC Terrain in Columbia, South Carolina

The 2012 GMC Terrain will be available in late 2011 from Jim Hudson GMC, South Carolina’s #1 GMC dealer.  Jim Hudson has been serving GMC drivers from Newberry, Sumter, Lugoff, Columbia, and Orangeburg for over 30 years with a commitment to complete customer satisfaction.  Columbia drivers have recognized Jim Hudson’s customer service excellence by voting Jim Hudson Best New Car Dealership in Columbia an unmatched ten years in a row and counting.  Jim Hudson GMC is located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, South Carolina, and can be reached by phone at (888) 377-4971.  For more information, visit their GMC Terrain Columbia SC website.