Monthly Archives: April 2013

GM Redefines the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Pickups for 2014

General Motors is very careful to preserve the loyalty of their large customer customer base.  That’s one of the reasons that the company tends to move cautiously when updating their trucks – the philosophy of “if it ain’t broke…” has proven successful for the company in the past.

2014 is shaping up to be a watershed year for GM trucks.  After several years of design tweaks and subtle cosmetic improvements, both the Chevrolet Silverado and its sister the GMC Sierra are receiving a complete ground-up redesign.

While they will look different than their predecessors, the trucks will retain some of their trademark features – the Silverado will keep its stacked headlights, and the GMC Grill will still be instantly recognizable.  Bodylines, however, are going to be much stronger than those of the current generation.  The hoods of both trucks are being reshaped with dual “power domes”, making the trucks look more aggressive from the front.  Fender flares and wrap around bumpers will carry this look to the sides and rear.  The boxes are redesigned, with more convenient tie-down points and steps built in to the corners of the rear bumpers that will make it easier to access cargo.

Mechanically, both the Chevrolet and GMC trucks will have entirely new, all-aluminum power plants. Available in various displacements, all incorporate Active Fuel Management systems, which will “turn off” some of the engine cylinders when power isn’t needed, Variable Valve Timing to utilize the engine’s power most efficiently at all RPMs, and Direct Injection of gasoline into the combustion chambers, increasing compression ratios, performance, and fuel economy.

Carlson Truck outfitters can help you outfit your brand new ride with aftermarket accessories that are often far cheaper (and more unique) than the ones you can order from the dealer.  Bring your new truck by to see us, at 1392c Regent Avenue in Winnipeg.  Telephone (204) 669-5249.

Serving Eastern Manitoba

Winnipeg has a long history as a trading centre – the area is the natural transportation hub where the Red and Assiniboine came together.

Today, people continue to travel to Winnipeg from across the province for all kinds of goods and services.

As a premiere seller of pickup truck accessories, including the Full Metal Jacket Spray-in bedliner, Carlson Truck Outfitters has become a destination of choice for people seeking to equip their pickup trucks from our full range of parts and accessories.  We’ve noticed an increase in the number of customers who come to us from the East – places like Steinbach and Beausejour.

In order to better meet the needs of our customers from out of town, we’ve concentrated on making sure we have Thursday and Friday staffed particularly well to take care of their needs, because we’ve noticed that those days seem to be peak times.  You can come by anytime – drive-in traffic is always welcome.  If you call ahead we can be sure to accommodate your needs.

We’ve got a wide array of products from the industry’s best-regarded brands. We sell bed covers by TruXedo and Retrax, steps and bed rails by U-Guard, floor protection by WeatherTech, and a large selection of mud flaps, taillight lenses, and seat covers.  In short, we’ve got everything you need to increase functionality and enhance the look of your truck.  We specialize in providing just the right product at the right price.

At Carlson Truck Outfitters, we love trucks, and we live to help our customers improve their vehicles.  We’ve got experienced technicians and a fully equipped shop that can help you make it happen.  Visit us at1392c Regent Avenue in Winnipeg, or telephone us at (204)669-5249.  We’re sure you’ll find it worth the drive.