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GM has built its Sierra HD series truck bigger for the 2020 model year, with a longer wheelbase their both longer and taller and heavier duty.

GMC Sierra HD truck gets trailer-towing updates

GM adds the ability for drivers to “see through” the trailer they’re towing behind

GM thinks size matters — at least when it comes to trucks. The company’s press release announcing the updated design for its 2020 Sierra HD pickup line puts it this way, “The 2020 Sierra HD has a commanding, powerful design rooted in a new architecture with larger proportions.” It’s hard to argue that truck guys […] Read more

Canada opens probe into GM pickups, SUVs over brake performance

Reuters — Transport Canada, the auto safety regulator, has opened a probe into braking issues in nearly 250,000 General Motors full-size pickups and SUVs after U.S. officials launched a similar probe last year, the agency said on its website. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in November into 2.73 million U.S. 2014-2016 model […] Read more


The Jeep Gladiator pickup will hit dealer lots as a 2020 model.

PHOTOS: Jeep gets back into trucks

Jeep Gladiator pickup debuts for 2020 model year, bringing Jeep back into the small truck segment

FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) chose the Los Angeles Auto Show in November as the venue to debut its latest foray into the pickup truck market, pulling the curtain back on the all-new Jeep Gladiator. With 3,469 kilograms (7,650 pounds) of towing capacity and 725 kilograms (1,600 pounds) of payload, it’s going to be a player […] Read more

GM will publicly introduce new Silverado HD models at major auto shows beginning in February.

GM rolls out newest “most capable and advanced” Silverado

GM pumps up the muscle in its HD pickup truck release for 2020

It must have been hectic for engineers in GM’s truck department in Detroit over the past few years. The brand has sent several major redesigns out the door in a relatively short period of time. There was the Colorado ZR2 Bison, the new Silverado 1500 Series and the all-new medium duty Silverado Series. Now the […] Read more


The “High Country” edition of the 2019 Silverado line is intended to be a premium version with a number of high-end options.

GM offers a “personalized” 2019 Silverado

A “full suite” of accessories gives 
GM pickups four distinct personalities

In September 2018, GM displayed a High Country version of the 2019 Silverado at the Texas State Fair. It was the debut for this new trim package and is only one of four different “concepts” buyers can opt for when spec’ing out an all new Chevy pickup this fall. “We know every truck customer is […] Read more

These six pickups competed in the 2019 Truck King Challenge in Ontario and were rated by a group of automotive journalists.

Auto journalists rank new pickup trucks

Annual competition pits brand against brand in a series of tests

The 12th annual Canadian Truck King Challenge took place in the cold and rain of early October. Frankly, that’s the norm for our event. And while it makes for nasty driving, I always remind our judges that we are simply testing in the same conditions that Canadian truck owners encounter every day. Dealing with our […] Read more


GM’s medium-duty trucks hoods will have GM’s recent diesel engine introduction, the 350 horsepower Duramax 6.6 litre, under the hood.

New Class 4, 5 and 6 trucks from GM

GM debuts its all-new line of medium-duty Silverado pickup trucks

Ever since Chevrolet dubbed its pickup truck line the Silverado, that name has not appeared on a medium-duty model — until this year. In March GM introduced its all-new line of Silverado Class 4, 5 and 6 trucks. They get designated the 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD models. “Chevrolet’s return to the conventional cab medium duty […] Read more

GM updates the Silverado for 2019 and introduces the new Custom Trailboss version.

New Silverado and Sierra models for 2019

“All new” pickups from GM offer new engineering and a new diesel engine

GM is introducing an “all new” line of Chevrolet Silverado pickups for the 2019 model year. And not to forget, its cousin, the GMC brand, is also introducing “next generation” Sierras. While both versions get some overall exterior and interior design changes along with some specific options unique to each brand, the basic truck and […] Read more


New GM 4500HD and 5500HD trucks will begin production in 2018.

GM to unveil “all-new” Class 4 and 5 trucks

GM set to debut its redesigned medium-duty Silverado trucks in March

General Motors has chosen to introduce its newest medium duty trucks, the 4500HD and 5500HD models, at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 6. It’s calling them “all-new”. As you might expect, there’ll be Duramax diesels under the hoods mated to Allison automatic transmissions. There will be a variety of wheelbases available in both […] Read more

Mike Manley, head of the Ram brand at FCA introduces the 2019 models at the Detroit Auto Show.

The “all-new” Ram 1500

This pickup truck gets a new look, a lighter weight and new features for 2019

It turns out engineers at FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) have had the Ram pickup on a diet. The new 2019 models introduced at the Detroit Auto Show in January were a svelte 225 pounds lighter than the current versions. Part of that weight reduction comes from switching to aluminum for some components, such as the […] Read more