NAIAS 2013: GM Locks Us Out Of Their New Full-Size Trucks

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Any hopes of taking a look at the interior of GM’s full-size trucks were dashed, as GM briefly opened the doors up for pictures and then promptly locked them. Come on guys, what have you got to hide? Even Lexus had the doors of the $445,000 LFA Nurburgring Edition opened.

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  • Vance Torino Vance Torino on Jan 14, 2013

    Love the "Family Truckster" headlights! Well, if was so good ONCE... double the pleasure, right below it! Ugh.

    • GiddyHitch GiddyHitch on Jan 15, 2013

      My first thought as well. Someone did a mirror about the centerline in CAD and called it a day.

  • Bimmer Bimmer on Jan 14, 2013

    So, GM finally admitted that "Men-step" is useful and finally offered rear bumpers from now defunct Avalanche. (Looking at the picture of a blue truck). They would not have this problem in a first place if they would just drop a ride height by about half a foot... and I'm 6'4".

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    • Geozinger Geozinger on Jan 15, 2013

      I remember when the Avalanche was first released and had the step cut into the rear bumper, I thought that was an excellent solution. What bothered me is why it took them (12?) years to put it on their other production pickups! Of all of the Howie Long commercials, the man step one was the worst. Most of the other ones made me laugh, but bagging on the man-step was lame, IMO. Especially when they had a better idea (get it?) already in hand...

  • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X I use a now discontinued Kuhmo AT tire that is surprisingly good in the snow, even in 2WD. However since most of my driving is on road, I'm going to look for a more highway friendly tire for smoother quiet. I'm sure it can still handle the forest roads leading to my fishing spots.
  • MaintenanceCosts So this is really just a restyled VW Fox. Craptacular tin can but fun to drive in a "makes ordinary traffic seem like a NASCAR race" kind of way.
  • THX1136 While reading the article a thought crossed my mind. Does Mexico have a fairly good charging infrastructure in place? Knowing that it is a bit poorer economy than the US relatively speaking, that thought along with who's buying came to mind.
  • Lou_BC Maybe if I ever buy a new car or CUV
  • Lou_BC How about telling China and Mexico, we'll accept 1 EV for every illegal you take off our hands ;)