Buick and GMC at the 2019 North American International Auto Show

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The 2019 North American International Auto Show took place in January from the 14th to the 27th in Detroit, where refreshed models, concept vehicles, and innovative new technologies across the entire auto industry were revealed for the first time.

As one of the biggest auto shows in the world, the NAIAS is the place to be for the latest cars, SUVs, and trucks, especially from GM brands like Buick and GMC. Neither Buick nor GMC released a new concept at the Detroit Auto Show, but they did show off the new versions of their popular lineups.

Buick showed off the ultra-luxurious Avenir line, which takes Buick’s premium vehicles and elevates them even further. The Enclave Avenir, Regal Avenir, and Lacrosse Avenir have a vehicle style for everyone while providing the latest features, unbeatable comfort, and smooth, powerful performance.

The GMC lineup was also presented at the Detroit Auto Show, though it’s rumored that GMC plans the debut the 2020 GMC Sierra HD Denali at the Chicago Auto Show in February.

GMC teased the all-new Sierra HD with a video released during the NAIAS, showing styling similar to the Sierra 1500, with the same platform and powertrains as the 2020 Silverado 1500. Sporting the exclusive MultiPro tailgate, the upcoming Sierra Denali HD promises state-of-the-art tech and performance.

Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we can’t wait to learn more about the upcoming lineup of Buick and GMC vehicles.

The Meaning Behind GMC’s Vehicle Names

GMC Vehicle Name Meanings

Have you ever wondered where your favorite vehicles get their names from? It’s not a haphazard process. The vehicles at George Gee Buick GMC all have their name for a reason. Read on to discover how GMC’s vehicle names are chosen.

Terrain

A terrain is any stretch of land, no matter what its features may be. The GMC Terrain, though small, is ready to tackle any terrain with ease.

Acadia

Before Acadia was associated with a GMC SUV, it was recognized as the name of a territory in Canada. The winters in that area are rough—the kind that only something as capable as the GMC Acadia could handle.

Yukon

Like Acadia, Yukon is a territory in Canada. Yukon borders Alaska, so it’s no surprise that its winters are equally cruel. The GMC Yukon is built to handle weather like the tough winters in Yukon itself.

Canyon

The GMC Canyon is a capable mid-size truck, named after some of the rugged landscape features that it’s fit to explore.

Sierra

Since a Sierra is defined as a mountain chain, it makes sense that GMC’s capable, full-size truck would be named after such a rugged terrain.

Denali

This title continues with GMC’s tradition of naming its vehicles after geographical features. Denali is the highest peak in North America. If you want the highest luxury possible, you choose the GMC Denali trim.