• 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4LT 6A
• 2009 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L/SFI 4A
• 2004 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L/MFI 4A
• 1971 Dodge Charger 318 3A
• 1970½ Plymouth AAR 'Cuda 340/6BBL 4M
• 1968 Dodge Charger 383 3A
• 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 383 4M
• 1965 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 273 4M
Frankly I find that I am more of an "SUV customer who needs the versatility of a truck" -- I actually want the refinement of an SUV/car-like interior to be available for my pickup, so I honestly think the GMT900 strategy of offering both looks in the trucks is/was a good thing. Being that both the trucks and SUVs ride on the same platform and share common dimensions in a lot of areas, it really shouldn't be that difficult or expensive to still allow for two different options in the trucks.
Proud owner of two elegant/classy GMCs:
2008 GMC Sierra "All Terrain" Crew Cab 5.3L/FFV - Stealth Gray Metallic/Ebony
2009 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3L - Switchblade Silver/Ebony
Future owner of another classy GMC Sierra "All Terrain"
Range rovers ugly inside and out. What's with the beltline up looking like pacer?
GM uses the same pigmented leather whether it is a $45k tahoe or a $70 k escalade. It is not until you move up to the higher trim escalades do you get semi aniline dyed leather.
While differentiation if good (and long overdue), it is more impt. to make sure the exterior and interior of the Escalade are quite diff. from any other of GM's SUVs than for there to be a differentiation btwn Chevy and GMC (the differentiation btwn Chevy and GMC doesn't have to be as drastic/all encompassing).
I asserted this initially when I realized that the truck interiors were identical, and I correctly surmised that GM stopped building two truck interiors so that the SUV's would receive greater differentiation.
Clearly creating 5 different interiors is too inconvenient for one of the largest auto companies in the world.
Chevy and GMC need to be different - you could make Chevy the weekend / home owner truck and the GMC the work truck / contractors/snow plowers or the other way around does not mater but need there own label
With the demise of the Cadillac EXT there will no longer be a Cadillac pickup truck. Any thoughts on addressing this issue?
Both Ford and Dodge have differentiated their trucks and SUV's inside and out from each other...GM's late to the game
'07 Subaru Forester 2.5X 5MT. Bought new. 164k miles. '05 Dodge Durango Limited Hemi AWD. Mom bought new. 90k miles. '74 Buick LeSabre Luxus convertible. 455/7.5L, Quadrajet, dual exhaust. '89 Buick Reatta. 3800 SII L67/F40 six speed swap to be completed someday.
'87 BMW K75. Pichler V1 fairing. '87 Kawasaki 650SX. '85 Bayliner Capri 1952. 3.0L OMC. Restored. '71 Chris Craft Coho 33'. Twin 327QA's. Basketcase but restoration in progress. '70? Amphicat 6x6 AATV. 13 hp Honda swap.
Like Ford "differentiates" their high and low trims in trucks.
Sit in a fancy F150 and a work F150. All they do is change the materials and colors.
1989 Merkur XR4Ti
2014 Carlisle Ford Nationals - Merkur Club of America Preservation Award
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Sport Spyder
2005 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic
Finally! I love this idea and was thinking that they were going to do this when I saw the 2014 interiors of the trucks. That interior is great for a truck, but not so much for an SUV buyer. Good job GM!
REMEMBER GM - GOOD ENOUGH, ISN'T!!!
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