GM’s full-size pickups and SUVs to remain on body-on-frame construction

Cadillac Escalade Platinum

It was rumored last year that GM’s full-size SUVs and pickups will move from a body-on-frame to a unibody construction. Well, seems like that rumor can now be laid to rest. Cosma International, a division of Magna International, announced today that it will supply the Detroit automaker with frame assembly for its next-generation full-size light duty-pickups and SUVs.

Magna spokespersonĀ Scott Worden said that both the pickups and SUVs will continue to be body-on-frame.

“Receiving this third-generation frame business from GM is a real testament to our ability to deliver on key areas including cost and quality,” said Horst Prelog, President, Cosma International. “GM is a long-term valued customer of ours and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them.”

Cosma will continue production the frames at itsĀ Thomas, Ontario and Saltillo, Mexico locations.

– By: Kap Shah