SOURCE: USA Today
2009 Detroit Auto Show; 1:30 PM: General Motors unveils the United States version of the Holden Utes, except this comes in a GMC package. Today, Bob Lutz anxiously revealed the 2010 GMC Typhoon, which stole the show! "Performance, Practicality, Possibilities. That's what the Typhoon stands for." quotes Rick Wagoner, following the reveal of the new GMC. According to Wagoner, the return of the Chevrolet El Camino has been officially scratched. "We've seen the El Camino, and sure, it was a hit, but it's the 21st century! Customers want satisfaction, style, and speed." Bob Lutz tells USA Today. A Denali version is supposedly in the works, rumored for the 2011 model year. This exclusive car will only be available in the US.
The base Typhoon is expected to get 300 horsepower, with the Denali hitting the 400 mark. The GMC has also been confirmed to deliver 18 mpg.
A HYBRID IN THE WORKS? This is the latest rumor spread across the planet. Will the GMC Typhoon have a hybrid model available? No confirmation has been made, but sources say there has been some talk about one inside GM. The hybrid would probably get 25 mpg, and that's if GM builds one.
The new Typhoon starts production in August of 2009, and will be available in showrooms no later than November. Prices for the GMC Typhoon are to range in the late-$20,000s and go as high up to $42,000 with the Denali edition.