It’s been almost a year since the release of the redesigned full-size trucks from General Motors. Since then it’s been a bumpy ride, with both praise and negative criticism hurled its way—mostly the latter, although not because it’s a poor vehicle. Now comes word that the Chevrolet and GMC twins may receive some tweaks for the 2015 model year.
According to The Detroit News, executive chief engineer for pickups Jeff Luke says that appearance enhancements and technology changes will be coming, with some improvements added to boost fuel economy, possibly transmissions with additional gears. “You’ll see these kinds of technologies over the next few years, a whole array of neat, new technologies, some focused on fuel economy, some focused on capability,” Luke told reporters at an event. This may include start-stop technology.
It will be a few months until more details are announced for the start of the 2015 model year in the fall. “You’ll see some neat updates on the trucks and SUVs, you’ll see them coming, I’d say in short order,” Luke said. “Then the year after that, the year after that, the year after that, you’ll see some neat things coming in a whole host of areas.”
Luke also stated General Motors has taken feedback from current customers, both those who have bought the latest series of trucks as well as those who decided to pass.
General Motors has endured criticism of its redesigned trucks, with people taking them to task for tepid styling and high prices. However, recent reports have shown that while market share has gone down slightly overall, the company has increased its profit per truck, perhaps showing the naysayers that their strategy has worked all along.