GM Defense Shows Off Light Utility Vehicle Prototype In Canada15
GM Defense, the Detroit-based automaker’s dedicated military engineering subsidiary, showed off an all-new light utility vehicle prototype as part of the announced expansion of its business in Canada that GM Authority reported earlier this month.
The all-new GM Defense Light Utility Vehicle prototype was discreetly presented in Ottawa during Canada’s Global Defense and Security Trade Show (CANSEC), organized by the Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries, as one of the GM’s solutions for military services.
Although the initial announcement of the collaboration of GM Defense with the Canadian defense organizations did not include any information about this all-new Light Utility Vehicle prototype, the company later updated its news release and published only one photo of the potentially new military vehicle that could be offered alongside the Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV).
The GM Defense Light Utility Vehicle prototype’s first photo shows a military truck with a conventional crew cab body, based on the Chevy Silverado HD, as opposed to the ISV that uses a specific military-grade tubular frame and is based on the current Chevy Colorado ZR2‘s platform.
As its name suggests, the all-new GM Defense Light Utility Vehicle prototype is a slightly more civilized model focused on less demanding defense and security operations. It keeps many elements of the Silverado HD’s bodywork, but with a more aggressive front end and off-road setup that it could share with the upcoming 2024 Chevy Silverado HD ZR2, which we spotted testing for the first time last month.
GM Defense has not yet released any details about the Light Utility Vehicle prototype, except for the photo and the official name. However, showing it publicly at the Canadian show makes it clear that it is one of the company’s envisioned “innovative and efficient solutions” for international military, security, and government customers.
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This looks like just the update of the LSSV which has been on the GMT platform since 2001. Before that, GM had the CUCV trucks, basically C/K trucks, dating back to 1984.
Appears to be an outfitted 2022ish Silverado 2500 or 3500 HD.
It better be Electric. While they are at it, make the Presidential Limo and the entourage of Black Suburbans Electric as well. Then Air Force 1 and Marine 1 should be electric and have Biden take the maiden flight across the Atlantic.
Ummm… sure. I mean when the tech gets there for sure.
According to the Biden Regime the technology is already here, that is why gas is $6.00 a gallon in California. They keep telling us to just buy electric vehicles.
Just say no!
I’ve been driving a Renault ZOE for years now here in Europe, and where it makes sense, I don’t want anything else if it isn’t meant to be a fun ride through some twisties.
Only EVs allow me to relax in city traffic, and also enjoy some Schadenfreude at the expense of our Saudi friends or Kremlin enemies every time it slurps clean energy in its parking spot.
The current price in the Netherlands (definitely a high-cost and high-productivity European country) converts to $9.58 per US gallon of premium, including taxes that put a floor under the minimum price.
The cost per barrel of crude is set on the world market.
While yes, your personal choice of vehicle will carry more or less financial risk.
Electric, for the Canadian military? Lol. Not sure if you looked at a map of Canada but it’s a frigging big empty space and as of yet none of the trees come with power plugs.
And cold. Batteries capacity dropping by half.
Big, empty space? You should look at more than a map – whoever you are.
I’d love to buy this as army surplus. I love this color, and love to get a DEF free duramax.
I’d buy one if it’s ICE. If EV no thanks.
It’s like a battleship. This is a brand-new light utility vehicle, but the business afterward changed the news announcement and only made available a picture of the conceivably brand-new military vehicle.