The Sierra 1500 Hybrid: Combating Rising Fuel Prices in Charlotte NC

Sierra 1500 Hybrid in Charlotte NC
Sierra 1500 Hybrid in Charlotte NC

Fuel prices continue to rise in Charlotte, Monroe and Matthews, NC. Another great reason to buy at Sierra 1500 Hybrid Truck in Charlotte, NC!

Although Libya is a small, remote country far from this part of the world, and only affects approximately 3% of the U.S. oil imports, its fuel crisis still managed to cause a major increase in fuel prices worldwide. The fuel price increases are the second-highest, two-week jump in gasoline market history according to a recent CNN article.

Per the latest Lundberg Survey, conducted this past Friday, the national average for a gallon of self-serve unleaded gasoline is at $3.51. This is an increase of 32.7 cents from the same survey only conducted two weeks prior. Since September 2010, the survey found that gasoline prices have risen nearly 82 cents.

Although the Libyan crisis is causing national gasoline prices to skyrocket, it doesn’t mean that drivers are limited to only small, economy cars. The GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid pickup truck is the perfect, powerful solution to just such a crisis.

In order to optimize fuel economy, the GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid pickup truck features patented hybrid technology. In addition, this amazing heavy-duty utility vehicle can even operate up to 30 miles per hour in electric-only mode. This is possible due to the advanced 300-volt nickel-metal hydride Energy Storage System. GM’s innovative two-mode hybrid transmission adds extra power via two electric motors.

The Sierra Hybrid has been shown to have the “best-in-class” fuel economy. It even has a 40% improvement in city fuel economy when compared to non-hybrid models. It manages to do all of this and still use its powerful 6.0L V8 engine for any towing and hauling capabilities expected from a full-size GMC pickup. These impressive trucks can be found at any of the Charlotte, Matthews or Monroe Liberty Buick GMC dealer locations.

For more information on the new GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrids visit or call us at 866-306-1908.

CCP Web Design Staff Writer: Kimberly Brouillette

CRASH RATINGS for the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 – What Everyone Should Know!

GMC Sierra Earns Crash Test Awards!
GMC Sierra 1500 Crash Test - 5 Stars!

The GMC Sierra 1500 earned a phenomenal five stars on both driver and passenger crash tests.
GMC Sierra 1500 Received 5 Gold Stars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the crash test ratings for the new 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 with great results! NHTSA rates vehicles based on a 35 mph frontal crash and a 38.5 mph side crash. They report these results on a one to five star range.

The GMC Sierra 1500 also passed the Rollover Resistance test with an unheard of four stars. The car is put through an “obstacle course” of sudden turns to see how well it handles. For such a solid car, the GMC Sierra 1500 exceeded expectations in the series of “fish-tailing” maneuvers the NHTSA employs.

The tradition of excellence has long been an important factor in the production of GMC vehicles, especially in the safety of their vehicles.  In this age of “American Auto Maker Skepticism” GMC’s commitment to quality by consistently engineering their vehicles to be the safest is foremost in their mission.  They understand that superior quality and continued high safety standards will keep them in the game and earn back the trust of the American people.

Since 2007, the Sierra 1500 has received the highest rating for the NHTSA frontal crash test rating, making the Sierra one of the only full-size pickup trucks to earn this rating and ultimately, the safest choice on the market. In a recent review, the U.S. News scored the GMC Sierra 1500 a 9.2 out of 10 for safety, better than almost any other pick-up truck. The Sierra 1500 also out-ranked the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 and the 2010 Nissan Titan. Clearly, GMC is has put the safety of their customers as a top priority. With the security of a Sierra 1500, is it any wonder why GMC is the company Americans trust with their trucks?  

Staff Writer: Camille Cooper, CCP Web Design