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New Full Size Pickup Trucks at GM Are a Go

UAW claims Silverado and Sierra models will be redone.

by on Jan.19, 2010

Many UAW jobs were lost when the pickup truck and full-size SUV market collapsed.

New confirmation has emerged indicating that General Motors expects to bring out a replacement for its current full-size pickup trucks in the 2012-2013 period.

It was the large investment in the current Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models, along with the gas guzzling body-on-frame SUVs derived from them that, arguably, finally forced GM into insolvency in the fall of 2008 after gas prices soared and the economy collapsed because of the reckless, uncontrolled practices of Wall Street financiers.

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Sources inside the United Auto Workers union are telling TheDetroitBureau.com that GM has already begun laying the ground for awarding key contracts for components on the next generation pickup trucks.  (more…)