Sierra 1500, Yukon and Terrain rank highest in segments
DETROIT – 02.25.2015 – The GMC Sierra 1500 full-size light-duty pickup, Yukon full-size SUV and Terrain compact SUV ranked highest in their respective segments in the 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study. The GMC brand gained six spots, moving up to No. 10 overall (in a tie).
The 2015 study tracks 2012 model year vehicles in the third year of ownership.
Both the Sierra 1500 and Yukon also achieved the highest score in their segments in the 2014 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study.
“The momentum continues at GMC with this recognition,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “We expect all of our vehicles to perform at the highest level every time a customer gets behind the wheel and this achievement validates our commitment to dependability and reliability.”
New, award-winning Canyon had best January in 10 years; Sierra up 14 percent
DETROIT – 02.04.2015 – GMC sold 35,671 trucks, vans and sport-utility vehicles in the U.S. last month, posting its best January sales since 2004. Every GMC, crossover and SUV saw sales increases; and total Sierra full-size truck sales rose 14 percent.
“Our GMC customers are confident in our showroom of premium trucks, crossovers and SUVs,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of GMC Marketing. “We continue to be pleased with consumer response to the new Canyon midsize pickup, which bolsters our truck leadership and is bringing new buyers to GMC.
“Twelve months of year-over-year retail sales gains are a very strong indicator of the premium GMC attributes our customers continue to seek.”
In fact, in survey after survey, customers cite exterior styling, overall quality, ample seating capacity, premium amenities and positive previous GMC ownership experiences as their reasons for purchasing a GMC. In January, GMC’s top-of-the-line Denali trim represented 22 percent of total GMC sales and more than half of Yukon and Yukon XL models.
Here’s a model-by-model look at GMC U.S. sales in January:
- Best January sales in 10 years following its launch last fall
- Autoweek’s 2015 Best of the Best truck
- Best January ever
- Total sales up 25 percent
- Highest rate of conquest buyers within GMC, at nearly 47 percent
- Total sales up 8 percent
- Best January since 2008
Yukon and Yukon XL
- Best January since 2008
- Yukon total sales up 106 percent; Yukon XL total sales up 127 percent
- 12 months of year-over-year sales gains for Yukon; 11 months for Yukon XL
- Total sales up 14 percent year-over-year
- Seventy-one percent of buyers chose Crew Cab