During the Holy Month of Ramadan, the award-winning appeal of the GMC models was supplemented by a bonanza of special offers and privileges that lead to an overwhelming response by the customers. Those who took a short break can still avail the last few days of the offer, valid until 10 August, wherein buyers will receive the same benefits and a bundle of attractive gifts on the purchase of any of their favourite model.
Along with each purchase, a customer will be eligible to a complimentary 40-inch Samsung LED TV, installation of 3M sun control film, car fridge, multi-purpose tactical tool and a travel power adaptor.
In addition, every buyer will be entitled to 30,000 km service, five years unlimited km warranty, three years roadside assistance and complimentary registration on all models. An added benefit is that all GMC vehicles only need to be serviced at intervals of 10,000kms. The generous offers are coupled with exciting prices, especially on the Yukon SLE that is now available at RO16,795.
The GMC portfolio includes the spacious 8-seater Acadia with a distinct look that sets it apart. This includes a three dimensional polished grille; lower front and rear fascias; perforated leather-trimmed first and second-row seats; cooled front seats; remote keyless entry and remote vehicle start; dual SkyScape two-panel sunroof and accent lighting in footwells and lighted sill plates to name a few.
In addition to the unmistakable look and style, it is the safety and technology that gives the Acadia an edge. A GMC safety exclusive is the industry-first Front Centre Air Bag, part of a 360-degree safety system, that helps protect the driver and front passenger in a side impact collision. It is also equipped with a Side Blind zone alert and rear cross traffic alert systems that uses radar to watch blind spots and provides visible and audible warnings to avoid possible collisions. Standard head curtain side airbags with rollover protection; StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with rollover mitigation technology are additional safety features incorporated in the Acadia.
Another exceptional feature is the Colour Touch Radio with IntelliLink, an intuitive high definition colour touch screen for all infotainment and navigation options. This allows customers to seamlessly integrate online services such as touch-screen controls via Bluetooth-enabled phones and allows customers to plug in their own media to play through the radio.
Yet another power-packed performer is the Terrain that takes the SUV to a new level of performance. A larger displacement 3.6L V-6 engine with direct injection and continuously variable valve timing makes it one of the fastest and most powerful iterations ever. The Terrain has a Safety Package that includes Forward Collision Alert Lane Departure Warning and Rear Park Assist that has taken it to the ‘Top Safety Pick’ by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, USA. The interior of the popular five-passenger seater, boasts of a ‘floating’ centre stack offering ergonomic comfort and convenience controls. The standard and segment-exclusive MultiFlex sliding rear seat provides increased passenger comfort or greater rear cargo capacity, while the 60/40-split rear seatback offers additional configurations for passengers and cargo.
The colour touch navigation radio with touch-screen control incorporates all of IntelliLink to deliver segment-exclusive infotainment technology, seamlessly integrating the capability of a smartphone into the vehicle. It also features upgraded USB connectivity that adds to the ability play music files directly from flash memory and provides the option to update IntelliLink with future feature enhancements.
Among the most recognisable SUVs on the road to date, Yukon and Yukon XL are based on GM’s well-known, full-size SUV platform and feature distinctive styling, spacious and refined interiors, exceptional driving characteristics and segment-leading safety features including standard head-curtain side air bags for all seating rows on all models. The StabiliTrak stability control system is equipped with electronic trailer sway control and hill start assist. An extra large variant of the Yukon, Yukon XL can accommodate eight passengers comfortably with additional luggage space for long family trips across the Middle East. This model also features a third row DVD screen on vehicles equipped with rear seat entertainment system.
The 2014 Sierra light duty full size pickup, introduced earlier this year, is being lauded as the most powerful and advanced pickup in the brand’s 111-year history. Available in Regular Cab, Double Cab and Crew Cab models, it offers the longest list of standard features ever seen in a full-size pickup. The updated engine offers increased power and torque with the best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup.
A new instrument cluster on all models features six gauges with a centrally located, 4.2-inch colour Driver Information Centre with vehicle status information, a trip computer and other information such as radio and navigation. In addition, it is available with a 230-volt outlet, up to five USB ports, four 12-volt outlets and an SD card slot. Available IntelliLink connectivity uses a high-definition, fully reconfigurable eight-inch colour touch screen with an intuitive layout and easy-to-read icons that control the audio, Bluetooth phone features and available navigation with all-new 3-D map displays.
Several active safety features are available for the 2014 Sierra, including Forward Collision Alert, that uses a forward-facing camera to notify the driver of an imminent collision, and Lane Departure Warning, that uses the same camera to track the pickup’s position in relation to a road’s lane markers. Paired with these features is GMC’s first-ever Driver Alert Seat that generates vibrating pulse patterns on the left and/or right side of the lower seat cushion bolster to alert the driver of potential dangers, such as an un-signalled lane change or approaching another vehicle too quickly.
Moosa Abdul Rahman Hassan & Co LLC is the exclusive distributor of GMC vehicles in the Sultanate of Oman with branches and a service network that covers all major locations across Oman.