• May 21, 2012
Big trucks just aren't appealing enough on their own, at least in some places. For proof, look to a Shanghai GMC dealer who is offering about three years worth of free gas to anyone who buys a new Sierra Denali. Too bad it'll take about 20 years to pay off the big truck.

The dealer is giving away five tons – about 2,000 gallons, worth around $8,000 in China – of petrol to new Sierra Denali buyers in China's largest city, according to The Detroit Bureau. The offer appears to be a nod to rising China gas prices, which are climbing towards levels similar to those in the U.S. now that the Chinese government is doing less to artificially keep gas prices down. Full-size trucks have been sold in China for about three years and are known to be status symbols in China, says The Detroit Bureau.

There is, of course, a catch. The Denali, unlike most General Motors vehicles sold in China, is built in the U.S., so the price tag is about $134,000, or almost three times what the model sells for in the States. Here's hoping a few free car washes come with those full tanks.


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      DaveMart
      • 2 Years Ago
      Danny, in what way is this supposed to have any connection, however tenuous, with green motoring? It is quite plain that this is simply a cross-posted space filler from AB. You might as well post an article on knitting here, for all the relevance this has.
        Dan Frederiksen
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DaveMart
        Dave, that's wrong. while this piece of garbage is most certainly not green, it is relevant to the topic to know what the enemy is doing. fortunately the price is so high that it can't be considered an attempt to infect china with US ignorance but if GM was somehow subsidizing stupid wasteful vehicles in china that would be important to know.
        Car Guy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DaveMart
        ABG posts articles like this to antagonize the "green" crowd and drive comments/page clicks. You are correct, it has nothing to do with green motoring. Hate=page clicks.
          marcopolo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Car Guy
          @ Dave Mart, After all these years, have you never bothered to read the ABG motto ? "Get up-to-the-minute environmentally-friendly (or egregiously unfriendly) car news, reviews, high-quality photos and commentary about living green." Obviously, this fits into the " (or egregiously unfriendly)" category !
          EZEE
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Car Guy
          oddly, they troll their own readers. Never understood that. Sorta like Fox News (duh-duh-DUHHHHHH) broadcasrting the original speeches of chairman mao, just to get all of their viewers angry. Oh no wait, they would change channels....
        marcopolo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DaveMart
        @ Dave Mart, After all these years, have you never bothered to read the ABG motto ? "Get up-to-the-minute environmentally-friendly (or egregiously unfriendly) car news, reviews, high-quality photos and commentary about living green." Obviously, this fits into the " (or egregiously unfriendly)" category !
        DaveMart
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DaveMart
        I don't think there is that coherent a rationale. Cross posting saves the 20 minutes or so it would take to look up and post on one of the countless green transport issues posted elsewhere on the web, at least to ABG's standards of slap-dash inaccuracy.
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DaveMart
        Don't give them ideas, Davemart. And like i've always said guys.... install an ad blocker as a form of protest. Set it to only block the ads here. And whine. ABG needs to actually cater to their audience. A hit in the wallet ( less ad revenue ) and articles full of comments about how crappy these filler articles are might make some difference.
          Dan Frederiksen
          • 2 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          Ezee, perhaps some of your political views were the problem and not Sebastian : ) if there was a general problem with Sebastian's articles as 2WM thoughtlessly suggested I would be pointing it out. and since I'm not, the problem doesn't exist.
          EZEE
          • 2 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          Happily, I never click on Sebastian! :) and let me tell you, I enjoy this site so much more since I stopped. I would get caught in one of his articles, 'Do republicans want to starve children, or simply use their bodies for fuel to keep dick Cheney alive one more day?' and then nick and PR would get mad at me and ask why it was that important to me to keep dick Cheney alive and even Spec....Spec! Would shake his head at me, like he was disappointed in me. That made me sad, so I stopped reading sebastian.
          EZEE
          • 2 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          @ Dan My old complaint is two fold. Specifically highlighting things that we would never ever know or hear about (certain obscure republican house members) and then when a democrat does something, not mentioning the party name. Leaving that completely out of the story. That type of reporting basically treats you (a lefty) as a child who needs to be fed information specifically tailored, opposed to hearing the truth, whether good or bad. As Lenin, Alinsky, Orwell, and others outlined, controlling the present means controlling the past, and all is good if it leads toward the ultimate goal, but, I never much liked those guys. If Rush Limbaugh says something dumb,mi should hear about it. Likewise, if a democrat proposes a special tax on EV's only, you should know abou that as well. That, is why I do not like Sebastian.
      EZEE
      • 2 Years Ago
      Musically the behemoth will have start stop technology to aid in getting 10mpg, or maybe windows that roll down, so they can sa y that this is an energy saving feature and therefore, 'green.' Does this have anything remotely green on it?
      Ford Future
      • 2 Years Ago
      Excellent, Peak Oil Here we Come! This kind of stupid plan is just great for China's subservience to the oil industry.
      Spec
      • 2 Years Ago
      " is built in the U.S., so the price tag is about $134,000, " Is this due to tariffs? If so, why aren't we putting a 300% tariff on all Chinese goods? We are letting mercantilists destroy us.
        Ford Future
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Spec
        Walmart, and every other manufacturer in China would fight a Fair Tariff War. But, this is exactly what we should be doing. This is Game Theory 101, do exactly what your opponent does until he negotiates to a better position for you both.
          marcopolo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Ford Future
          Ford Future, True, very true !
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 2 Years Ago
      glad the price is so high. hopefully they wont sell any of these moronic vehicles.
      Ryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Definitely not green, but that is how much those trucks should cost here. With the extra $90,000 going to renewable energy, national parks, and environmental cleanup.
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