GM VSS-T Vehicle Set Platform
VSS-T, or Vehicle Set Strategy – Truck, is the abbreviated name of an upcoming automotive vehicle architecture set to underpin next-generation, rear-wheel-drive and rear-biased four-wheel-drive body-on-frame vehicles such as pickup trucks and SUVs from General Motors.
The VSS-T platform, or more appropriately the VSS-T vehicle set, is part of GM’s objective to consolidate platforms, reduce complexity, and simplify engineering and manufacturing processes in order to realize significant cost savings and enable the company to deliver better-differentiated designs more quickly to customers around the world. In that capacity, the VSS-T platform would replace all of GM’s pickup truck and SUV platforms with a single set.
GM’s vehicle sets will employ common components and structures, which will save engineering, purchasing and tooling costs. In theory, the undertaking will also enable GM to better tailor individual models to regional markets and specific sectors. For instance, a midsize truck sold in Asia can share many components but not sheetmetal with a full-size pickup truck sold in North America.
VSS-T will underpin all future body-on-frame rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive vehicles, including pickup trucks and SUVs, with a longitudinal powertrain orientation.
Here are the vehicles we expect VSS-T to underpin, with the first vehicle on the VSS-T set launching in the vicinity of the 2023-2024 calendar years.
- Future GMC Yukon and Yukon XL (sixth generation)
- Potential future midsize body-on-frame SUV
- Future Cadillac Escalade (sixth generation)
Other GM Vehicle Sets
VSS-T will join three other General Motors vehicle sets, including: