GM Canada is #1 For Retail Sales in Canada for 2018

OSHAWA, Ontario (January 3, 2019) — Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 288,310 total sales for the full year of 2018 including 214,668 retail sales and 73,642 fleet sales, again making GM Canada the market leader for retail sales in Canada for 2018. Total sales for December 2018 were 13,855 vehicles including 10,691 retail and 3,164 fleet deliveries.

“We are very pleased to once again be Canada’s retail sales leader in 2018 led by especially strong sales performance in our pickup and crossover segments”, said GM Canada president and managing director Travis Hester. “The past year saw significant market swings in customer purchases from sedans toward crossovers, SUVs and pickups – areas where GM has one of the strongest, newest product lineups in the industry, with several important new entries coming in 2019.”

“We enter 2019 with the best new line-up of pickups in Canada, strong crossover momentum across our brands and significant technology leadership for the future, added Scott Bell, GM Canada vice president, sales, service and marketing. With several important new product launches and Canada’s best dealer network, we look forward to building our customer sales and service in 2019.”

The Luxury Behind the 2018 Buick Enclave

There’s no question that Buick’s line of vehicles have been traditionally known for their luxury. That tradition continues today, along with added fun. The 2018 Buick Enclave combines its historic quality with innovative technology to create a quality that knows no bounds.


Limitless Luxury


For those unfamiliar with the Buick story, the car company is one of the oldest in North America with over one hundred years of experience. As the foundation brand behind General Motors, it has been a leader among the big three car companies, often outselling its competitor’s luxury offerings. What makes the company so special is its continued commitment to quality over quantity.


The 2018 Buick Enclave is Buick’s signature SUV. The vehicle has four different trims available: the base model, the Essence model, the Premium model and the Avenir. All models come with individually controlled heated driver and front passenger seats; keyless and remote entry and start; tri-zone automatic climate control which maintains individual temperatures for the driver, front passenger and rear seat passengers; and front bucket seats with both driver and passenger lumbar.


Limitless Technology


Buick’s luxury extends beyond just the aesthetic, but is keen on technology features as well. The newest models feature a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot with a strong connection for at seven devices, something few other vehicles (or homes for that matter) can boast. It even features an in-vehicle air ionizer that leaves the air cleaner and takes away harsh outdoor pollutants, plus dust and pollen.


This awesome vehicle also features an 8-point digital compass that keeps you going in the right direction. And should you get lost or in trouble, you can always rely on the Onstar navigation system, which connects you to a live operator.


These are just a few of the highlights of the 2018 Buick Enclave, but nothing can compare to seeing it for yourself. To fall in love with all these features, visit Edwards Garage for a test drive.

3 Options To Love for the 2018 GMC Canyon

If you’re looking for a mid-size truck that’s reliable and affordable but still comes with some slick options, the 2018 GMC Canyon might be the one for you. Highly-rated for its powerful engine, impressive towing capabilities and extra-large maximum payload, GMC also offers some upgrades that make the Canyon the kind of truck you can’t wait to show off.

The All Terrain Package


If you regularly need to travel on unpaved or poorly maintained roads or you’ve ever wanted to take your truck off-roading, the Canyon All Terrain is definitely worth a closer look. It comes with an upgraded suspension to keep your ride smooth when you leave the asphalt, an automatic locking rear differential for improved traction, all-terrain tires, a transfer case shield to protect it from trail obstacles and that’s just the beginning. You can even get some luxe in-cabin features like heated seats and power lumbar control.


Infotainment Upgrades


You can choose the IntelliLink infotainment system with a seven-inch or eight-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available for both, but the eight-inch also comes with navigation. Bluetooth audio, mobile wifi and voice recognition are just a few of the other options available so you can make your truck as high-tech as you want.


The Nightfall Package


Sure, you want a truck for practical reasons, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want it to look cool. The Nightfall Edition answers this wish with an Onyx Black paint job, black wheels and black grilled. Just in case you thought this package was all about image, it also comes with a backup camera, remote engine starting and automatic climate control, which are all ideal features if you drive at night a lot.


If you’re curious to learn more about the available options on a 2018 Canyon, visit Edwards Garage to take one out for a test drive. Our staff can help answer your questions so you know exactly what your choices are.

3 Great Things About the Chevrolet Cruze

The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze can be a great vehicle choice for anyone. Found at your local Edwards Garage, this car has a number of features you may be interested in. Keep reading to learn more.


Exterior Design


This great car comes in both hatchback and sedan configurations so you can find the style you’re looking for. With a sleek aerodynamic design this car is available in a variety of colors. The lighting system has been crafted with your needs in mind, including a projector-beam headlamp assembly and an option for LED daytime running lights to help you see where you’re going. This car has also been designed to be fuel efficient so you can get where you’re going without worrying about your gas mileage.

Interior Design


Ride in both comfort and style with the heated seat options. Several interior color options are also available. For those that would like extra cargo space the rear seats can fold down to provide extra room. Up to 42.7 cubic feet to be exact. This allows you to haul everything from camping gear to sports equipment and more.


Great Technology


Listen to your music with the seven inch touch screen display that can connect to your devices via either Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. With the available mobile app you can connect to your car from anywhere from your smartphone. The driver may also enjoy the many integrated safety features such as the rear vision camera, forward collision alert, blind spot alert, and lane assist.


With a great exterior design, fuel efficiency, and a comfortable and stylish interior you can sit back and enjoy the ride. If you’re a technology lover you may find a lot of great features as well, including the ability to connect to your phone or wireless device, and the mobile app that lets you access your car from anywhere.

2019 Silverado Medium Duty Trucks Revealed!

Feast your eyes on the  2019 Silverado Medium Duty Trucks – the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, Silverado 5500HD, and Silverado 6500HD. Unveiled today at the NTEA The Work Truck Show, the three commercial trucks slot in the chassis cab Class 4, 5, and 6 medium duty conventional cab segments, respectively and represent GVWRs (Gross Vehicle Weight rating) from 15,000 for the Class 4 truck and 22,900 pounds for the Class 6 truck.

The new Silverado Medium Duty line slots above the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD which, despite having Heavy Duty in their name, slot in the light duty category GVWR and associated capability. Notably, the Silverado Medium Duty also serve as the spiritual successor to the Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC TopKick that were discontinued in 2009. Since then, Chevrolet hasn’t offered a medium-duty chassis cab truck.

Chevrolet says that the new Silverado Medium Duty trucks are supremely capable, while also being the most customer-focused trucks of any major competitor.

“Chevy’s designers and engineers were obsessed with making this Silverado the most customer-focused medium duty truck of any major competitor,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet. “By customer-focused, I mean work-ready trucks that are easy to upfit, easy to drive, easy to service and easy to own.”

Customer-Focused Development

The three Silverado Medium Duty trucks will be available exclusively as chassis cab models – meaning that they will ship without a bed, thereby being ready for up-fitters to customize as per customers’ requirements. Chevrolet says that the 2019 Silverado Medium Duty trucks were developed with input from fleet managers, truck drivers, upfitters, technicians, and Chevrolet dealers.

“It’s not just numbers on a spec sheet that make us different and better,” said John Schwegman, director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty at GM Fleet. “These new Silverados are designed to solve the most common upfit and ownership challenges fleets have with many of today’s medium duty trucks.”

For instance, in order to reduce cost and complexity of upfits – such as frames that rust as well as rivets, brackets and fluid lines that interfere with body mounting, the 2019 Silverado Medium Duty feature a factory-painted frame with one-piece frame rails as well as smooth, unobstructed top sections and through-the-frame fuel fill lines. To accommodate longer cargo boxes without extensions and reinforcements, the Silverado Medium Duty will be available in seven cab-to-axle (CA) options ranging from 60 to 162 inches in length, as well as five unique axle-to-back-of-frame (AF) lengths in 8-inch increments.

In order to remove service obstacles that force technicians to use ladders or remove vehicle components to access under-hood components for maintenance and repair, the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD uses a lightweight, front-hinged “clamshell” hood that, when combined with a 50-degree wheel cut, allows easy “walk up” access to under-hood components. To address the common dissatisfier of conventional medium duty trucks in that they are difficult to drive, with a poor downward perspective for the driver as well as poor low-speed maneuverability due to narrow wheel cuts, and wide turning radiuses, the 2019 Silverado Medium Duty trucks feature 50-degree wheel cuts and a precisely-crafted and contoured hood that optimizes the driver’s perspective of the road.

Noise, vibration and harshness issues are also common in this segment. So much so that many owners and operators resort to retrofitting aftermarket air suspensions to improve the ride, while having to live with loud and uncomfortable cabins. The new Silverado Medium Duty addresses this with an available, factory-installed rear air suspension that’s not offered by Ford and Ram. What’s more, the Silverado Medium Duty also offers triple-sealed, inset doors to help reduce wind and road noise while using huck bolts throughout the frame for superior clamping force.

Lastly, many Medium Duty suffer from poor diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank placement, which can lead to refueling errors. In the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD, the DEF tank is located on the passenger side of the truck, which is the opposite side of the fuel fill. The placement seeks to minimize putting diesel fuel in the DEF tank, and vice-versa.

Chevrolet developed the Silverado Medium Duty in conjunction with Navistar, which will sell its own version of this truck under the International Trucks brand.


The 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD will be powered by a 6.6L Duramax diesel engine making 350 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque mated to a choice of Allison transmissions with a Power Take Off (PTO option). We have confirmed with Chevy that the Duramax engine is a variant of the Duramax L5P called L5D.

The trucks will be available in 2WD and 4WD drivetrains.

“When you consider all of the flexibility, capability and durability we have engineered into the Silverado, along with the proven power of Allison transmissions and the Duramax diesel engine, we have a medium duty truck line that will appeal to both Chevrolet loyalists and competitive owners alike,” said Schwegman.


Chevrolet has labeled the 2019 Silverado Medium Duty as “the most-connected Medium Duty Truck”. That’s for good measure, since the trucks will be the most connected commercial truck available – thanks to options that include OnStar and Commercial Link, a built-in OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot (which requires a paid data plan), as well as wireless cellphone charging and Bluetooth.

The trucks also support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Production & Ordering

Production of the new 2019 Silverado Medium Duty trucks begin in late 2018 and order guides will be available this spring. Pricing will be announced in the summer of 2018.

Source: GM Authority

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Delivers As Expected

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette delivers on what we’ve come to expect – tons of power. As with any sports cars, there are some attributes that may be a concern to some.


If you’re in the market for a sports car, here’s what we at Edwards Garage believe you should know about the 2018 Corvette.


How It Drives

The driving is typical of a Corvette. It accelerates quickly and powerfully when you step on the gas. Braking is excellent, and the pedals feel natural. Steering is precise, and the car easily responds to quick changes in direction. There are blind spots as with others in its class but putting the top down on the convertible solves that problem.



The 2018 Corvette provides a comfortable ride as it comes with Magnetic Ride Control. As it is a sports car, tire noise will undoubtedly be a problem. On the interior, the driving position is adjustable and doesn’t feel as cramped as you would expect from a 2-seater.


Features & Trims

Per usual, the Corvette comes in either a coupe or convertible body. The convertible has a power-operated top while the coupe has a removable roof panel that can be stowed in the trunk. The trims include the Stingray, Z51, Grand Sport, and Z06.



It’s a sports car. Not much is expected in terms of space. Given it small trunk space, the Corvette is not the ideal car for large shopping trips.


Our Recommendation

If you want a powerful sports car, a Corvette is rarely a bad choice. The 2018 comes with the features and performance you expect and more. If you’re looking for a slight upgrade, go with the Grand Sport as it provides enhanced handling of the Z06 without the additional cost.


Feel free to contact us any time if you have any questions about the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette.

3 Great Things About the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

There are a number of great features on the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 that you may be interested in. Here at Edwards Garage our friendly and knowledgeable staff can do more than just tell you about this truck, we can show you in person. Continue reading to learn more about what we think you show know about this truck.

Amazing Lighting

The designers at GMC know you need to be able to see where you’re going. That’s why the designed the new Sierra to have the best lighting available. This not only includes GMC’s traditional C shaped LED headlights, but thin profile LED fog lights, and an option for LED tail lights. Lighting is also available for the cargo box.

Bed Design

The pickup bed in the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is comprised of high-strength steel to help ensure that it can handle tough cargo. A spray on bed liner is available for additional protection, and eight tie-down hooks can help keep your cargo in place. The four upper hooks are even movable allowing you to choose the most secure position. The corner step on the rear bumper comes standard on all Sierra models and allows for easier access to the truck bed.

Designed for Trailer Towing

Like most GMC trucks the Sierra 1500 is designed to tow and haul your cargo around easily. The Sierra comes with an optional trailering package which includes 4-pin and 7-pin connectors as well as a 2″ receiver hitch among other great features. The truck also has a camera system designed to work with a trailer, trailer sway controls, and a trailer brake control. 


If you like what you’ve read about the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 feel free to come on down to the dealership to see it yourself. Our knowledgeable staff can give you more information, and even get you set up with a test drive of this great vehicle.

3 Safety Features of the New Buick Enclave

If you are planning to buy a new car large enough to accommodate your entire family, then safety may be a top priority for you as you shop. Technology has allowed car companies to add a variety of new safety features to their vehicles, and one that may interest you is the 2018 Buick Enclave. If you are curious about these new additions, we at Edwards Garage are here to give you a brief tour and help you understand how they might help keep you and your family safe while on the road.  


  1. Surround Vision  


Most late-model SUVs come with rear-facing cameras so you can back up safely. However, the new Enclave takes this safety feature one step further by offering cameras at all angles so you can back up, turn and pull into tight spaces with ease and safety. Because the cameras offer a 360-degree view of your environment, you can spot obstacles right away. A wider rear-facing camera view gives you a broader view as you back up, which may reduce the risk of striking objects or other cars while reversing.  


  1. Low-Speed Auto Braking  


The 2018 Buick Enclave comes with available low-speed automatic braking, which may prevent rear-end collisions in case you become distracted. Whether you are moving through a crosswalk or driving in city traffic, this safety feature brakes for you, stopping the vehicle’s forward motion. While keeping your eyes on the road is always important, low-speed auto braking might help prevent an accident in a situation where your attention might shift away from it.  


  1. On-Board Roadside Assistance  


You can drive with confidence with available on-board roadside assistance calling. This feature allows you to reach help right away, whether you have a flat tire or are involved in an accident. Being able to call for assistance, day or night, can offer you an added measure of protection when driving with your children.  


Safety can be a top factor when buying a family car. From auto braking to multiple camera views, the Buick Enclave offers safety features that might be perfectly suited to your family’s driving needs.  

Winter Driving Tips Maintenance Special Safetly

Tips For Winter Driving

Winter driving can be a daunting task, especially when conditions are snowy or icy.  If road conditions are dangerous, consider making other travel arrangements or postponing your trip until conditions improve.

Follow these steps to keep yourself safe and collision free during the next few blustery winter months.

Step 1: Make sure that your vehicle is prepared for winter driving.
  • Winter tires are a good option, as they will provide greater traction under snowy or icy conditions.
  • Keep a snow brush/scraper in your car, along with possible emergency items such as a lightweight shovel, battery jumper cables, and a flashlight.
  • Make sure that mirrors, all windows, and the top of your vehicle, are free of snow or frost before getting onto the road.
Step 2: Drive smoothly and slowly.
  • Don’t make any abrupt turns or stops when driving. Doing so will often cause your vehicle to lose control and skid.
  • Driving too quickly is the main cause of winter collisions. Be sure to drive slowly and carefully on snow and ice covered roads.
Step 3: Don’t tailgate.
  • Tailgating becomes much worse in winter weather. Stopping takes much longer on snowy and icy roads than on dry pavement, so be sure to leave enough room between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
Step 4: Brake before making turns.
  • Brake slowly to reduce speed before entering turns. Once you have rounded the corner you can accelerate again.
Step 5: Learn how to control skids.
  • When skidding, you actually need to go against your natural instincts and turn into the skid and accelerate. Doing so transfers your vehicle’s weight from the front to the rear and often helps vehicles to regain control.
Step 6: Lights On.
  • Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.
Step 7: No Cruise Control.
  • Never use cruise control if conditions are snowy, icy, or wet, because if your car hydroplanes, your car will try to accelerate and you may lose control of your vehicle. Many new vehicles have resolved this problem, shutting off cruise control when traction control kicks in. Nevertheless, if you’re not sure it’s better not to risk it.
Step 8: Don’t “pump” the brakes.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), do not “pump” the brakes. Apply constant pressure and let the system do its work.
Step 9: Pay attention.
  • Manoeuvres are more difficult to make in the snow. Be sure to anticipate what your next move is going to be to give yourself lots of room for turns and stopping.

Source: Canada Safety Council


In 1918, Chevrolet introduced the One-Ton truck, a century later, the 2018 model year marks 100 years of truck sales for the company. Over 85 million trucks have been sold since the first One-Ton and to mark the anniversary, Chevrolet is holding a 100-day Centennial Celebration.
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“The Chevy Trucks Centennial is a huge milestone for us, and is equally important to our customers,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks Advertising and Marketing director. “That’s why we will be celebrating 100 years of Chevy Trucks over the course of the next 100 days. It’s important that we share this celebration with our loyal customers who have helped us achieve this accomplishment.”

Chevrolet began the Centennial Celebration at the State Fair of Texas where they announced the many ways the company is commemorating the occasion. Chevy Trucks2

First is the introduction of Centennial Editions of the Silverado and Colorado. Silverado models will be based on LTZ Z71 trim in crew cab form, and add: front and rear heritage bowtie emblems, 100 year door badge, spray-in bedliner with heritage bowtie emblem, accessory floor liners with heritage bowtie emblems, centennial blue exterior paint, 22” painted wheels with chrome inserts with all-terrain tires, chrome tow hooks, and chrome bowtie on steering wheel. Chevy Trucks3

Colorado models will also be based on Z71 trim, but be available in crew cab or extended cab versions, and add: front and rear heritage bowtie emblems, 100 year door badge, spray-in bedliner with heritage bowtie emblem, accessory floor liners with heritage bowtie emblems, centennial blue exterior paint, body-color rear bumper and front grille surround, LT Optional 18” wheels with monochromatic cap, chrome tow hooks, belt moulding, mirror caps and door handles. Chevy Trucks4

Second, Chevrolet will roll our its Truck Legends program nationally. The program recognizes customers who own a Chevy Truck with over 100,000 miles or who have owned more than one Chevy Truck. The program gives customers access to a members-only online community, Truck Legends merchandise and experiences through Chevrolet partnerships (including concert tickets, MLB events and sneak peaks of new Chevrolet models).

Third, Chevrolet will be be selling special merchandise with the heritage bowtie emblem. Finally, a Chevy Trucks Centennial Celebration was held on December 16, 2017.

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