The Truth About Cars » gmt900 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:21:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » gmt900 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com QOTD: What Are You Looking Forward To At NAIAS? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/qotd-what-are-you-looking-forward-to-at-naias/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/qotd-what-are-you-looking-forward-to-at-naias/#comments Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:12:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472850 As I gear up for NAIAS (read: do laundry, look for my passport), I am scanning the schedule for what press conferences are worth going to and what’s worth skipping? If you have any special requests, speak now in the comments or forever hold you peace. Personally, I’m most looking forward to seeing the new […]

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As I gear up for NAIAS (read: do laundry, look for my passport), I am scanning the schedule for what press conferences are worth going to and what’s worth skipping? If you have any special requests, speak now in the comments or forever hold you peace. Personally, I’m most looking forward to seeing the new GM full-size trucks. I liked the old GMT900 pickups, but the bar has been moved forward consecutively by both Ford and Ram. The old formula of a simple, honest no-frills truck may not be enough – and that could be a disastrous miscalculation by GM, leading to a Civic/Malibu-esque need for a mid-cycle refresh.

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GM To Debut New Full-Size Trucks Thursday http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/gm-to-debut-new-full-size-trucks-thursday/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/gm-to-debut-new-full-size-trucks-thursday/#comments Mon, 10 Dec 2012 22:24:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469707 General Motors will give the world their first look at their all-new full-size pickup lineup on Thursday, even as inventories of their current generation trucks continue to pile up. The next-gen trucks won’t be going on sale until Q2 2013, so consumers will have to wait it out, or buy one of the nearly 140 […]

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General Motors will give the world their first look at their all-new full-size pickup lineup on Thursday, even as inventories of their current generation trucks continue to pile up.

The next-gen trucks won’t be going on sale until Q2 2013, so consumers will have to wait it out, or buy one of the nearly 140 day supply currently in GM’s inventory. The company has taken a fair amount of criticism for maintaining substantial inventories of their trucks in anticipation of the model changeover and the need to re-tool their truck plants.

┬áReuters is reporting that the full-size trucks contribute as much as 60 percent of GM’s overall profits. The launch of the new trucks is as critical the inventory situation is worrying, but to be quite honest, the current GMT900 trucks still remain competitive, as we found out on our test drive of the new Ram 1500.

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GM Adding Third Shift At Arlington Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/gm-adding-third-shift-at-arlington-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/gm-adding-third-shift-at-arlington-plant/#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:45:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450142 The Arlington, Texas plant that builds full size SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade will get a third shift, adding 800 jobs. The shift is expected to start in Q1 2013. Sales of the full-size SUVs have been steadily climbing in the post-Recession years, though volatile gas prices and the consumer shift towards […]

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The Arlington, Texas plant that builds full size SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade will get a third shift, adding 800 jobs.

The shift is expected to start in Q1 2013. Sales of the full-size SUVs have been steadily climbing in the post-Recession years, though volatile gas prices and the consumer shift towards more fuel efficient vehicles makes this move slightly puzzling – or not, in light of Bertel’s article on just how important full-size trucks and SUVs are to the general. The Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon and Yukon XL command a significant share of the large SUV market, with both the Tahoe and Suburban handily beating the third place Ford Expedition in the sales race.

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