GMC CarbonPro™ Coming This Summer

GMC Sierra

The durability of carbon fiber is hard to beat. Not only is it amazingly strong and light, but it can be formed into almost any shape imaginable. These features make it one of the most versatile and desirable materials today. GMC recently announced that it will start producing special-edition versions of the Sierra called the GMC CarbonPro™ starting in early June.

The package will be available on the Sierra Denali 1500 and the Sierra AT4 1500. It will include a CarbonPro bed designed with a unique carbon fiber composition that delivers best-in-class resistance to dents, scratches, and corrosion.

“CarbonProis made of the same raw material found in seven-figure super cars and even aerospace applications,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global GMC. “Coupled with offering the world’s first six-function MultiPro tailgate, the 2019 Sierra packs a one-two hauling punch for whatever the situation demands.”

Along with its impeccable durability, the CarbonPro bed will weight 25-percent less than a traditional steel bed, which equates to about 60 pounds. It also eliminates the need for a bed liner, saving even more weight. Because of its thin construction, it increases the already class-leading cargo volume of the Sierra’s bed by 1 cubic foot.

This innovative bed comes with two additional tie-downs in addition to the 12 standard tie-downs found on the steel beds. It also comes with indentations in the bed to help keep certain cargo more secure.

Contact us at Steve Austin’s Auto Group for more information about this imminent offering that GMC is releasing. In the meantime, stop by our dealership to test-drive a shiny new 2019 Sierra or one of our other new models.

Welcome To Steve Austin’s Auto Group Blog

If you have been searching for the Steve Austin’s Auto Group blog, you have found it. We would like to officially welcome you to our new blog. Here, you will be able to find important General Motors updates, car care tips, highlights from some of our favorite local events, and, of course, important dealership news.

At Steve Austin’s Auto Group, we are proud to serve the Bellefontaine community and the surrounding areas, including Urbana and Springfield. When you visit us, we promise to give you an exceptional car-buying experience that will make you want to come back to us again and again.

Whether it is your first time buying a car or have gone through a lifetime of car ownership, we are here to serve you. Our finance department is prepared to help get you the financing you need to take home your next new or pre-owned car, no matter your credit situation.

We also have a highly-trained service department here six days a week to take care of all of your vehicle needs. You can schedule an appointment online, give us a call, or walk in for basic service, like oil changes. No matter the problem, we promise to deliver the expert care your vehicle needs. Stay tuned for more blog posts from us here at Steve Austin’s Auto Group.

The New Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition

Chevrolet and Carhartt are both Detroit-based brands that have been serving hard-working Americans for years. Now, the two brands have come together to create the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition.

Janet Ries, vice president of marketing at Carhartt, said, “This truck represents a true collaboration of our brands coming together to create a durable, purpose-built truck for people who not only work hard on the jobsite, but also live a rugged lifestyle.”

Chevrolet and Carhartt initially worked on the 2017 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept together, which they showcased at the 2016 SEMA Show. The concept truck was so popular that they decided to develop the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition, which is based on the Silverado 2500 LTZ crew cab.

Inside the truck, there’s a Carhartt-themed interior with leather-appointed seats that have a unique stitch design along with all-weather floor liners that have the Carhartt badge.

The truck features the Z71 Off-Road Package that has Hill Descent Control and skid plates. The exterior comes in the Mosaic Black Metallic color with Carhartt gold pinstripe details. It also has a soft rollup tonneau cover and 20-inch wheels with All Terrain tires.

You can check out the Silverado 1500 and other models at Steve Austin’s Auto Group.