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As Ford prepares to hit the market with its x-factor, aluminum-intensive F-150 and Ram sales stand tall enough to meet General Motors truck sales eye-to-eye, GM is putting the word out that it's going to add more features to its trucks and do so more regularly. An executive engineer for pickups told reporters that "a whole array" of changes are on the way as soon as the 2015 model year and then would likely come "the year after that, the year after that, the year after that."

Only GM knows the way it plans to go with its fullsize trucks, with almost everyone else – including its dealers – griping about market share at the same time as they applaud profits and hope for clarity and growth. GM raised prices on the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra not long after launch even as it was losing market share and getting called "the least successful large pickup launch over the last 15 years," further upsetting dealers, then Ram outsold the Silverado in March of this year and led GM to increase incentives. But transaction prices rose with the premium; in the first quarter of this year more than 37 percent of the trucks costing more than $40,000 were the Silverado and Sierra, leading one dealer to say of the Sierra, "You can't sell a cheap one," and the analyst who made that "least successful launch" comment to opine, "GM may have made the right call to go for price over share."

We won't know for a few months what any of these updates will be, but the rumored changes for the Silverado and Sierra appear to cover all the bases, including appearance, capability and fuel economy. Rumors run to higher gear counts, stop-start technology and diesel engines before brand-new pickups come for the 2019 model year, those next-generation models supposedly to be engineered with a lot more aluminum.


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      charles
      • 8 Months Ago
      The 6.2 being available on all the 1/2 ton models would be a nice start.
      SpikedLemon
      • 8 Months Ago
      interesting how this'll play out for the next generation of trucks... Buyers tend to be loyal for trucks: with a lower market share will this strategy continue to erode it?
      Caio Lima Caldas
      • 5 Months Ago

      I just hope with isuzu partnership they bring back the medium-duty truck !!

      Revis Goodworth
      • 8 Months Ago
      Step right up, folks! Here is how you speak Government Motors..... "New!" - Just like last year's product but with a new grill and interior and additional dents in the sheetmetal. "Updated!" - "new console shape, recontour front seat backs to give you a paper's thickness more rear seat legroom, and a new grill" "New and updated" - "we remove content that was standard last year and then we raise the sticker price" The new Chevrolet Silverdodo is a joke - rushed to market - cost estimate to do what they did was over $2 billion and it barely sells better than the prior model. Now because someone like Ford has the audacity to really launch something new, Government Motors has to announce new features like interior vase holder with automatic air freshener dispenser in fine aroma's like real leather, pine forest, and crack hoe after 2 am. $50 billion in taxpayer money gives you a company that doesn't innovate and plays catch up with the company that saved itself. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FORD!
        R.t Voll
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Revis Goodworth
        Do you even read your comments? Your not making any points. You're just coming off as an arrogant fanboy.
      Koenigsegg
      • 8 Months Ago
      trucks r 4 phags
        audisp0rta4
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        Yeah! Those stupid "phags" (whatever those are) that build our houses, maintain our roads, work on farms, construction sites and haul around recreational equipment should be carrying everything in their hands, rather than in the back of their pickup trucks. Those fools are way less intelligent than you are. /s
      09GT
      • 8 Months Ago
      They are adding the 8-speed auto, which should help FE. Everybody is making a big deal of the aluminum F-150, but remember GM has had the lightest full size pickups for quite a long time. The new F-150 will probably only have a 200 lb weight advantage. Otherwise the GM twins are great trucks - those of you calling them "turds" must have never seen a Tundra.
        09GT
        • 8 Months Ago
        @09GT
        Must have really offended some Tundra owners! Ask yourselves, why did Toyota make the latest Tundra as close to an F-150 as you can get (especially inside) without being a Chinese automaker?
      car-a-holic
      • 8 Months Ago
      See competition works! Ram outsells Chevy turd then voila! Update!!! That's acknowledgement you fail!!!!!
        • 8 Months Ago
        @car-a-holic
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          • 8 Months Ago
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          car-a-holic
          • 8 Months Ago
          Yea whatever. They're scarred. They bought that win
          car-a-holic
          • 8 Months Ago
          Oh and GM is on record saying they'll spend all profits down toilet to beat the lowly ram!!!! Lol are you a GM boy!? That's precious good fun.... Right???
          Tariff The Imports
          • 8 Months Ago
          GM sucks and are/is a failure. How else can you explain a bailout, bankruptcy, lies during bankruptcy that now has this joke being investigated, serious safety defect that's killed people and at the same time was covered up, recall after recall...the list keeps growing GM. Just awful.
      carguy1701
      • 8 Months Ago
      For those complaining about the styling. two things: 1. GM rarely if ever does anything daring with teh styling of their full-size pickups. They prefer to let the mechanicals do the talking, it seems. 2. It looks like a truck because it IS a truck.
      Revis Goodworth
      • 8 Months Ago
      Look for another bangup quick fix job like Chevrolet did its Camry model - all the issues that sucked still remain and the cosmetics which were never an issue were retouched. When Government Motors says that it won't get in a price war that means (1) the product is a dud (2) we'll cut production to keep the prices high (3) makeup stories like engine shortages to suggest that demand is higher than it truly is (4) claim Ford is being unfair for wanting to build a truck with more features, and (5) whine and demand that Ford and Ram stop trying to compete.
      ked.rumer
      • 8 Months Ago
      The Gm trucks are great looking trucks. I have driven a GMC since 1986 and every one has been reliable . I had a 1986 full size CK that ran till 389k miles . I had a 1998 sierra that ran till 438 miles now I have a 2010 sierra with over 69000 miles.. All built proof , never let me down! I also had a used 1995 ford ranger that I brought in 2001 for 6k which was a piece of crap , it ran till it had 104 miles when the transmission went out , I brought it used with 45 k on it so i will say it was not new but the owers before have all the service records, like me a older driver so my conclusion is ig you wanna waste money buy a ford, if you wanna save money buy A gmc
        Tariff The Imports
        • 8 Months Ago
        @ked.rumer
        Umm ya sure. Not only is GM full of lies. Seems their delirious fanboys are too.
          Ron
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Tariff The Imports
          Drive a Chevy, Ford or Dodge. Just stay away from the Tonka Toys!
      ebonys57
      • 8 Months Ago
      Garbage Motor trucks,are just that.They look like crap,and they are JUNK compared to FORD.Only a fool would still buy from Government Motors.
        jtav2002
        • 8 Months Ago
        @ebonys57
        I don't know. That's why there are tons and tons of very high mileage GM trucks on the road. You can say you don't like the looks, that's subjective. But through history they've been pretty damn reliable. And I'm saying this as a Tundra owner who doesn't even own a GM truck.
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 8 Months Ago
      Too little, too late.
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Timothy Tibbetts
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