Build-Shy and What That Means for GM

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Automaker institutes a new build-shy term to describe its current production methodology. The term “build-shy” is new, but it aptly describes one automaker’s production strategy in this era of global chip shortages. GM, which is comprised of the Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC brands, isn’t allowing a shortage of semiconductor … Read more

Going Deep With the GMC Canyon

The GMC Canyon may be the right size pickup truck for you. Full-size pickup trucks have grown in proportions, making it difficult for some people to park them in their garages or maneuver on tight streets. Fortunately, there is a class of pickup trucks immediately beneath this segment, represented by … Read more

The GMC Sierra’s MultiPro Tailgate

A 6-trick MultiPro tailgate that might be the tool you always wanted. You may have seen the commercial or perhaps you noticed the additional cut-out line in certain GMC Sierra models to know that there is something different going on. That difference-maker is GMC’s MultiPro tailgate, an optional upgrade on … Read more

GMC Sierra vs Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Pickup Trucks

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Pictured above: Summit White and Onyx Black Harley-Davidson GMC Sierra Branded Harley-Davidson pickup trucks have been quite a commodity for motorcycle enthusiasts and longtime patrons. At the beginning of production in 2000, early versions of cross-branding were done with the Ford F-150 to highlight customer appreciation for trucks. The relationship … Read more

Off-Road Prowess: GMC Sierra AT4

Updated December 7, 2020, to reflect diesel engine availability and performance. GMC is GM’s “professional grade” brand, a tagline that suggests that carpenters, home builders, and landscapers are among its chief buyers. Although all three invest in pickup trucks and SUVs, GMC is much more than that: it is a … Read more

Midnight Edition: 2018 Nissan Titan

On the road with the Titan of all trucks. Pickup trucks are the meat of the auto industry, supplying the profits manufacturers need to shore up their operations. This fact is much more pertinent to the traditional US truck manufacturers — GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler — than to competitors … Read more

Bigly Pickup Truck: Nissan Titan Crew Cab

Nissan’s all-new Titan strikes a responsive chord. Of the six major automakers with a presence in the US, Nissan is easily outpacing the other five. General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and Honda looked on in envy last year as Nissan posted double-digit sales gains. Even as the market begins … Read more

Premium Truck: GMC Canyon Denali Crew Cab 4×4

GMC brings luxury touches to its midsize pickup truck. It’s been three years since GMC reintroduced its midsize Canyon pickup truck, this brand’s equivalent of the Chevrolet Colorado. Both trucks have been an overwhelming success for GM and the segment’s renewal follows that achievement. Yes, the Toyota Tacoma remains the … Read more

King of the Pickup Trucks? Why, That Would be GM.

GM sells more pickup trucks in the US than any other manufacturer. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab. For the 39th consecutive year, the Ford F-Series was the best selling pickup truck model. For 2015, Ford sold 780,354 units of its full-size truck in the US, once again besting all comers. … Read more

Blacked Out: GMC Sierra Double Cab

This blacked-out Sierra “Elevation Edition” makes for a stylish truck. America’s love affair with pickup trucks is a strong one. During the last recession, it seemed as if the segment might not recover from its beating down as sales fell to less than half the historic highs. But don’t tell … Read more

GM Beats Ford in Pickup Truck Sales

The Ford F-Series is the indisputable sales leader by model, but GM has the upper hand in overall pickup sales. Looming changes in the segment, including the dissolution of the “chicken tax” may shake up the market further. Chevrolet Silverado sales are outpacing the market in 2015. It has been … Read more

Chevrolet Silverado Z71: Top-End Pickup

Within the past year I’ve had the opportunity to drive six pickup trucks produced by General Motors: three Chevrolet models and three GMC models. The differences between these trucks was small, except where size comes in, such as with the full-size Silverado versus the midsize Colorado. Z71 It Is This … Read more

Where Was My Car Manufactured?

From time to time I am asked about the manufacturing status of a particular make/model. No, not whether the vehicle is still being made rather where it is being assembled. Some people make a big stink about where a car is built, then quickly realize that a model from a … Read more

Lincoln, GMC Shine in 2014 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

AutoPacific announces latest winners. Two domestic brands received some very good news this week when AutoPacific announced the results of its 18th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA). Ford’s luxury brand, Lincoln, and GM’s truck brand, GMC, won the premium and popular brand ratings respectively. Lincoln Revival Continues The results were … Read more

Big Incentives Await Pickup Truck Shoppers

If youve been holding back on buying a new pickup truck consider this: March 2014 may be the start of something big, as in incentives, and on a wide variety of vehicles. Chevy Truck Month General Motors has thrown the gauntlet down as it intends to make March a Chevy … Read more

GM Pickup Truck Lightweighting to Follow Ford’s Lead

Next generation GMC and Chevrolet pickups will include more aluminum. Fresh off of a new design, the next generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickup trucks wont hit the market for about another five years. When those trucks arrive, theyll likely include vast amounts of aluminum, following a path … Read more

Like a Rock: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Following successive weeks driving the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado full-size pick up trucks, I can tell you that there is no difference between these two models. What I can tell you is that the Sierra Crew Cab with its 5.3-liter V-8 beats the Silverado Double Cab with its 4.3-liter … Read more

The 5 Flavors of the 2014 Toyota Tundra

I bet you never thought of a pickup truck in terms of flavors, am I right? Then again, with each full-size truck manufacturer offering variants on the big truck theme, it is often the sub-models or special editions that attracts customers to a particular truck. Several of these flavors were … Read more

GMC Sierra Denali Moves Atop the Performance Heap

This June, General Motors will release the 2014 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado, the newest generation of its large pickup truck lines. The trucks have been receiving a lot of attention during the run up for the release, representing perhaps one of the most important new products this year for … Read more

At a Glance: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Among pickup trucks, the full-size Chevrolet Silverado is one of the best sellers. Include its GMC Sierra twin in the mix and GM sells nearly as many big pickup trucks as does Ford. For 2014 the Chevrolet Silverado is all-new, the latest generation in a string of models that have … Read more

Chicago Style: 2014 Toyota Tundra

At the 2013 Chicago Auto Show today, one of the more widely anticipated new vehicles of the season was unveiled, the 2014 Toyota Tundra. The new model, the third generation of Toyotas full-size pickup truck aspirations, offers numerous technological and styling updates over the current model. It also sends a … Read more