In other words, GM built another unique truck for North America with limited scale of economyNo, everything including the frame, interiors, suspension, everything is different.
The US truck is a totally new truck, has nothing to do with the international one. Chevrolet tried that with last generation corolado, even a V8 could not help it. they learnt their lesson.
and moderate investment into what could be a relatively small market.
Toyota does the same with US Prado based Tacoma and International Hilux so I suppose
if it's done properly, it's simply a cost that must be born to fill two different markets.