February 25, 2014 at 12:38 am #54086
Hearing rumors again…… Now the word is to expect a medium duty line in 2016 possibly as 2017 year models. But, the question remains exactly what will be offered? Some are saying that the long-anticipated ‘Black Hole’ 4500 and 5500 are coming, others say that a complete line of medium trucks including 6500 and larger models are on the way.
No hard evidence has surfaced yet. If true, I would imagine we should start seeing prototypes within the next 18 months. Keep your eyes open.
March 5, 2014 at 1:03 am #54546
Ford released some information on their next generation medium duty trucks today:
Did anyone at G.M. notice???
March 17, 2014 at 5:43 pm #55382
I Hope they return soon.
March 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm #55798
Well, Manoli thinks they will!
I can’t believe GM is just sitting by and watching Ford and Ram make money in the medium duty market, they have to be working on something. There were a lot of reasons why the Topkick and Kodiak were discontinued, but just because the previous product failed is no reason why GM can’t reenter the market with a successful, profitable product. What does Ford and Ram know that GM doesn’t?
May 14, 2014 at 1:35 am #59387
Hearing the next gen. Duramax is undergoing EPA testing for medium/heavy truck applications. If true, that would seem to indicate that GM will indeed return to medium duty with the introduction of the new Duramax.
Can anyone confirm or deny?
There are reports on some other forums that the new L5P Duramax will be rated at 445/860 in HD pickups.
May 20, 2014 at 11:05 pm #59751
Maybe GM shouldn’t bother after all:
Looks like It will be tough to beat that truck.
May 23, 2014 at 10:31 am #59921
BobB why shouldn’t GM bother? Hell GM can do the same, they done it in the past!
May 23, 2014 at 11:59 pm #59961
Seems to be a big difference in what GM could do and what they are willing to do these days.
No doubt they could do better than this new Ford. GM was always better than Ford at medium and heavy trucks, Ford just sold more because of their low price.
Still hopeful Ed Peper will see beyond selling Buicks to rental car agencies and go after real fleet sales with medium duty trucks.
March 14, 2017 at 11:58 pm #155121
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