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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

    Quote Originally Posted by lio45 View Post
    I don't think you're reading this right...

    I read it to mean "In the past, our fullsize pickups and our fullsize SUVs used to have identical interiors. Now we've realized that truck buyers want truckish interiors and SUV buyers want carish interiors. So we'll make sure we give the SUVs a completely different interior... so for this generation, there will be the truck interior for our single fullsize pickup model (available with either a Chevy or a GMC badge/grille) and there will be the totally different SUV interior, which we will be using in the Tahoe/Yukon/Suburban/YukonXL clone family."

    So, it's not at all about giving Chevy and GMC different interiors... it's about the ChevyGMC pickup twins having one interior and the ChevyGMC SUV twins another.
    I think this is what they are trying to say. With my eyes, the Silverado & Tahoe don't look very similar in exterior appearance. Ditto for the Sierra & Yukon. Most pictures I've seen of the current trucks' interiors appear to be the top of the line models.
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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambalanche View Post
    I could've sworn I read somewhere that the Silverado and Sierra were going to be more differenciated from each other, but they look more alike than ever!
    It appears that they meant trucks vs suv, not chevy vs gmc.
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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

    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.
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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

    Range rovers ugly inside and out. What's with the beltline up looking like pacer?

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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

    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.

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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

    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).

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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

    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.

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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

    Clearly creating 5 different interiors is too inconvenient for one of the largest auto companies in the world.
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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

    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

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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

    With the demise of the Cadillac EXT there will no longer be a Cadillac pickup truck. Any thoughts on addressing this issue?

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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

    Both Ford and Dodge have differentiated their trucks and SUV's inside and out from each other...GM's late to the game
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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

    Quote Originally Posted by z/28orss View Post
    the escalade interior


    Tahoe


    range rover ?


    not sure if serious?
    Current Escalade interior looks better than Range Rover --- Never a good idea to put buttons/switches on the top surface of a console so they are always inadvertently being activated. Range Rover purchases (for U.S. highway use) requires more money than brains for those who put "exclusivity" above all else!

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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

    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.
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    Re: GM to Further Differentiate Interiors and Exteriors of Redesigned SUV Family

    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!
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