GM approves multi-million dollar update for full-size pickups

2009 GMC Sierra

General Motors Company’s line of pickups have not been upgraded since 2006. Looking to become more competitive in the segment, the Detroit automaker has approved a major overhaul of its full-size pickups, a move that had been delayed during the company’s financial crisis.

The move is expected cost GM several hundred million dollars and will take about two to three years to complete. Both, the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra, will receive brand new exteriors and interiors. Both pickups will also feature better aerodynamics and better fuel-efficiency.

GM sold a total of 1.2 million trucks last year, about 30 percent less than it sold in 2008.

The update was initially approved in November by Chairman and acting CEO Ed Whitacre Jr.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Detroit News