GM global product chief Mark Reuss recently hinted that there may be a new GMC in the works that doesn’t share its platform with a Chevy.
Last week GM unveiled the new 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup at the Detroit Auto Show, which is a rebadged version of the Chevy Colorado. GMC’s lineup has consistently been a lineup of rebadged Chevy trucks, but could this change in the future? GM global product chief Mark Reuss recently hinted that there may be a new GMC in the works that doesn’t share its platform with a Chevy.
At the Canyon’s debut, Reuss was asked if we would one day see a non-Chevy GMC, in which he simply answered, “Oh, yes, you will.” Unfortunately he did not elaborate.
There have been hints that GMC could produce a stand-alone model with concepts like the 2010 Granite concept, but GM has already confirmed that the compact Granite crossover will not be built.
It’s not known what the new GMC-only model could be, but GM global design chief Ed Welburn confirmed that GMC’s design studio is “as busy as it’s ever been” and several concepts are in the works, but there are “all trucks.”
Source: Automotive News