General Motors has big plans for its next generation of full-size SUVs – and not just in the traditional U.S. market for models such as the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon Denali and Cadillac Escalade.
The automaker expects to export more than a quarter of the big sport utility vehicles it plans to build at its re-tooled assembly plant in Arlington, Texas when the new 2015 models launch production in the months ahead.
“Twenty-five percent to 30 percent of the vehicles will be exported,” predicted Jeff Luke, GM executive chief engineer for full-size truck and sport utility vehicles. “They do real well in the Middle East. I was in Dubai (recently) and all the police agencies were using them,” he said.