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July 18, 2014

GM to Use 8-Speed Hydra-Matic in Some 1500-Series Pickups

The Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed is approximately the same size and weight as the 6L80 six-speed automatic, an announcement said, but has a wider 7.0 overall gear ratio spread.

June 18, 2014

GM Claims Highest Power Ratings for Midsize Colorado/Canyon

Horsepower and torque ratings announced by General Motors will make its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups the most powerful in the midsized truck segment, the company claims.

March 5, 2014

Telogis and GM Announce Partnership

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Auto and commercial fleets using OnStar-equipped General Motors vehicles will be able to use Telogis’ location intelligence platform to collect data on vehicle and driver performance that can help reduce costs and improve safety, the companies announced March 5 at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

February 6, 2014

Chevy Unveils City Express Van, Expands Silverado HD Bi-Fuel Offerings

CNG-gasoline capability will be available in all cab and pickup bed sizes in 2500 and 3500 HD series, while compact van offers economy and cargo-carrying capability, GM says.

January 15, 2014

GM Hopes New Canyon/Colorado Revives Midsize Pickups

General Motors’ 2015-model Canyon and Colorado pickups buck a trend away from midsize and compact pickups in North America. Ford and Chrysler abandoned the midsize pickup segment, but GM believes there are still healthy sales to be gotten with modern products.

October 18, 2013

New Choices, New Excitement For Cargo Vans

‘May you live in interesting times” is usually taken as a wry Chinese curse. But for cargo vans and the people who run them, an interesting era is here and it should be a blessing. New European-based products are being sent to the marketplace, and they’ll offer new efficiencies and choices in a segment that has languished design-wise since the first of that breed.

October 4, 2013

Cummins, GM, Nissan and Shorepower Recognized for Reducing U.S. Oil Dependence

Securing America’s Future Energy recently recognized Cummins Westport Inc., General Motors, Nissan, and Shorepower Technologies as the winners of its Advanced Technology Award for their leadership in driving fundamental improvements to America’s energy security.

August 6, 2013

Medium-Duty Update: Winners, Losers and Overall Steady Growth

Depending on who you are in the medium-duty truck business, things are going great, or well, or not so good but looking up. A few builders have picked up market share in Classes 3, 4 and 5 and in Class 6-7. Others have lost some or a lot, but sales continue to climb for most midrange truck makers.

June 12, 2013

Impco Announces Production of Bi-Fuel CNG Crew Cab Configuration

Impco Automotive's proprietary CNG bi-fuel system will be integrated into the pickups at the company's production facility in Union City, Ind. These crew cab configurations are available for order today.

May 14, 2013

GM to Buy Small Cargo Vans from Nissan for U.S., Canada Markets

General Motors and Nissan announced today that they have signed an agreement for Nissan to produce a small cargo van that GM will sell in the United States and Canada. It will be called the City Express and be sold by Chevrolet dealers.

May 2, 2013

GM, Ford, Toyota Top Vincentric’s 2013 Best Fleet Value List

General Motors, Ford and Toyota lead the list of Best Fleet Value vehicles from Vincentric, a privately held automotive data compilation and analysis firm headquartered in suburban Detroit.

May 2, 2013

GM’s Reuss Says Company Will Bring All-New Mid-size Pickup Trucks to Market in 2014

General Motors plans to bring all-new mid-size pickup trucks to the U.S. market in 2014, according to statements made by GM North America President Mark Reuss at the Dawda Mann Automotive Industry Breakfast at the SAE World Congress in Detroit, as reported by The Detroit News, USA Today, and other media outlets.

April 15, 2013

Ford, GM to Jointly Develop Multi-Speed Transmissions

Multi-speed transmissions were once reserved for heavy trucks, but 8-speed automatics are now available in automobiles and pickups, and soon there’ll be even more ratios.

January 3, 2013

GM Offers Standard Maintenance to Fleet Buyers

General Motors Fleet and Commercial Sales announced that the GM Business Choice program, designed specifically for business customers, now includes a two-year, 30,000-mile Business Maintenance Plan, in addition to a cash allowance for vehicle accessories or upfits

December 17, 2012

Lighter-duty Commercial Trucks Get More Fuel-Efficient Engines

In all the years I've been doing update articles for HDT, particularly on Class 1, 2 and 3 cargo vans, I've repeatedly asked execs at the truck builders about trends in engines

December 13, 2012

GM Shows Refined 2014 Half-Ton Pickups, Re-emphasizes Chevy-GMC Brand Differentiation

General Motors' truck executives on Thursday showed off their highly refined, high-volume 2014-model 1500 series pickups, and re-emphasized product and image differences between Chevrolet's Silverado and GMC's Sierra

October 29, 2012

Cargo Vans Update: Business thriving, though some casualties

Like most commercial truck sectors, sales of full-size cargo vans and walk-in vans are thriving and even booming - but there are casualties. The electric truck business, while still viable, is taking a hit, with two suppliers in financial straits

November 1, 2008

Class 6 & 7 Roundup

Midrange in transition

October 1, 2008

Class 1-2 Roundup

Redesigns, New Features Add Value

September 1, 2008

Cargo Van Roundup

It's all about the slow economy

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