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    GM Keynote @ CES 2022 is Virtual, yet we see the Chevrolet Truck and SUV to lead their BEV Portfolio!

      Mary Barra delivered today the Keynote speech for the 2022 CES show as a virtual address and in it we get to see the all new 2024 Chevrolet Electric Silverado Pickup and the 2024 Electric Chevrolet Equinox.

    GM CEO and Keynote presenter Mary Barra outlined the wave of change that is coming as society moves towards mass adoption of electric vehicles and how GM has transitioned from a basic automaker to a platform innovator, providing key Electric technology across a wide platform of uses more than just automobiles.

    Per GMs global chief marketing officer, Deborah Wahl, and I quote:

    “Technology driven by purpose will change the world,” “GM is redefining how people and goods are moved. Our commitment to a vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion has positioned us to lead. As we implement our growth strategy, we have an opportunity and, frankly, an obligation to create a better future for generations to come. That’s the Ultium Effect.”

    One can check out GMs Exhibit Zero here: Countdown Until GM Exhibit Zero: A Virtual Experience

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    Marry discussed how the "Ultium Effect" has allowed GM to take from idea to production in what has been considered some of the fastest changes in the auto industry. This Ultium Effect underpins the GMC Hummer EV Truck and Brightdrop EV600 both in delivery to customers now as production ramps up.

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    This Ultium platform will also underpin the soon to be released Cadillac LYRIQ, Chevrolet Silverado and Equinox EVs.

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    Mary also shared the Conceptual Future of Cadillac that covers from the Innerspace, a two-passenger autonomous auto, to their Social Space a take on autonomous luxury van and the Personal Space, a single passenger hover craft that gets you above the ground congestion. Full inside and outside images can be viewed here for all of the Cadillac Concept Portfolio: Cadillac Pressroom - United States - Photos

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    Yet while the Keynote touched on many things from SuperCruise to GMs global plans for auto's around the world was a focus on Chevrolet BEV portfolio for everyone. By 2025 the estimate is to have the following:

    • Silverado EV
    • Equinox EV
    • Blazer EV
    • These are in addition to the Bolt EV and EUV

    The Silverado EV is a reimagined full-size pickup developed on the Ultium Platform in a First edition launch version RST featuring the following:

    • 400-mile range battery pack
      • 350kW fast charging standard
    • 664 hp / 780 lb-ft of torque for the RST model with a 0 to 60 of 4.5 seconds
    • 10,000 pounds maximum trailering, 1,300 lbs of payload with Tow/Haul mode with integrated trailering brake control and hitch guidance
    • 10.2 kW of offboard power
    • Four-wheel steering
    • Fixed glass roof
    • Multi-Flex Midgate
    • Load floor of up to 10ft 10 inches when combined using the Multi-Flex Midgate
    • 17-inch Diagonal LCD freeform infotainment screen
    • Over air updates and latest software features as they are released from GM
    • Trailering capable SuperCruise
    • Independent front and rear suspension with automatic adaptive air suspension allowing the vehicle to be raised or lowered up to 2 inches.

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    One of the cool parts that many Cheverolet customers loved about the legacy Avalanche truck is the return of a mid-gate that has been updated to match the needs of the 21st century.

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    This along with a more enhanced flexible rear seat.

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    Chevrolet is focusing on building best in class interior into their BEVs.

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    Over all this is a truck designed from the ground up to lead the BEV revolution. More images can be viewed at the following media web site: Chevrolet Pressroom - United States - Images

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    One of the most wondered thoughts was how Chevrolet would respond to the huge FRUNK that Ford introduced with their F150 Lighting and to that GMs answer is as follows:

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    While no sizing has been released yet, the press release did say this about the frunk: The eTrunk – a lockable, weatherproof compartment in the front of the vehicle – provides enough space to fit a large hard side suitcase and a multitude of accessory options for both fleet and retail customers to load gear based on the unique needs of the customer.

     

    Pricing is another area that many have wondered about and while the First Edition RST Silverado EV truck will debut loaded at an MSRP of $105,000, Chevrolet will offer a complete portfolio of trucks with the Base WT or Work Truck starting at $39,900 + DFC or destination Freight Charge of $1,695. Customers will then find a complete portfolio of Trail Boss, Z71, LT, LTE and more with starting price points of $50,000, $60,000, $70,000, $80,000 and $90,000 allowing customers to choose the truck to meet their capability and pricing needs.

    Videos released while animations show the planned options for the WT truck.

     Full images and additional options for the WT truck can be viewed here: Chevrolet Pressroom - United States - Images

    Many here on Cheers and Gears has stated that these high-priced trucks ignore the folks that cannot afford high 5 to 6 figure autos and GM answer is the Equinox EV. Arriving Fall 2023 with a starting MSRP of $30,000, the Equinox will be available from the start in both a fleet and retail version that include the LT and RS trims based on the Ultium Platform providing an affordable EV option to the global customer.

    More details will come out closer to launch.

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    11 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    ...He also doesn't own an HD anymore...

    HD, regular, whatever. Still a full size. With less than an 8 foot bed? 

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    2 hours ago, balthazar said:

    David is the individual who claimed Rivian had "8-ft test mules out now", so I asked if there were any pics. 

    You know; more information. 

    I think the claim was erroneous- that's DOUBLE the length they have now.

    Rivian (like I said) isn't aiming for contractors / commercial truck buyers- they don't need an 8-ft bed (again; t'wasn't I who said they were working on one). But at LEAST a 5.5' bed (keeping the crew cab) would be a lot more useful. 

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    Not sure why you say it's not full-size: 82" wide, 76" tall, 136" wheelbase (Silverado starts at 139"). Really only the tiny bed is what's lacking.

    While I have not found the stories again, I do now that somewhere in the Rivian threads I had posted what was in the Bloomberg / WallStreet / CNN interviews where RJ the CEO said they are exploring alternative bed lengths to add down the road due to the flexible nature of their Skateboard platform. All one has to do is look at the Fleet section where you have your choice of 500 / 700 / 900 cubic feet vans on the same platform and see how much bigger they are and the fact that you can get them in FWD or AWD format for delivery services. AWD is focused on the Northern States where ice and snow make delivery more challenging. As such, I see them around Seattle all the time since this is the HQ market.

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    Even in the testing in California where they have been caught with an R1T which you can clearly see is much shorter than the Van. So, 6- and 8-foot trucks are possible, and I tend to believe since the photo slipped of the king cab or extended cab version, that they would also have other formats.

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    20 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

    If Im to be answering SMK's question about what General Motors SUV/CUV and pick up trucks are capable off roading vehicles, Id be saying that historically, General Motors hasnt really engineered segment busting off roading vehicles.  For the military, yes.  And currently they have a huge military contract to supply troop vehicles for the military that seem to have awesome off roading chops.  Colorado pick-up truck based. And they are working on a Silverado truck based model too.  And most radically speaking, these will also be battery electric.

    But to return to the question, nothing in history that GM has made over the years that captures awards for off roading quite as often as a Jeep.  There were a handful over the years though. But currently nothing in the civilian market.

    But does it matter that GM has no Wrangler or Bronco competitor?

     

    It's not about what they built in the past, it is about what the market wants now.  The Wrangler outsells every GM vehicle except the Silverado and Sierra, if you add Gladiator and Wrangler together they outsell the Sierra.  The Bronco is off to a strong sales start, Toyota sold 129k units of an 11 year old SUV that they probably paid off the tooling for in 2015.  

    GM needs a Blazer that fits the nameplate.  And they aren't alone, Nissan better get the Xterra back fast and I think Toyota could revive the FJ Cruiser with a removable roof or soft roof option.  And whether those are all gas, EV or both, whatever, but Nissan and GM especially are leaving money on the table right now, Toyota could probably get even more (no Land Cruiser here, only the Lexus version, no FJ, etc.)

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    20 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    It's not about what they built in the past, it is about what the market wants now.

    Using your logic, I will ask you this. Why did your favorite brand put out their first real EV for the low demand sedan market? I mean, all this talk about what the market wants now but I have YET to see this level of criticism directed toward your favorite brand, who decided a sedan was the best idea for their first real EV.

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    4 hours ago, surreal1272 said:

    Using your logic, I will ask you this. Why did your favorite brand put out their first real EV for the low demand sedan market? I mean, all this talk about what the market wants now but I have YET to see this level of criticism directed toward your favorite brand, who decided a sedan was the best idea for their first real EV.

    They make 9 SUV's right now.  They have 2 electric SUVs coming over the next year and the EQE, so they'll have the same number of EV's on the market as Tesla.   They probably went EQS first due to the range and aerodynamics which makes sense and to get EQE out quickly after it due to how many parts are probably shared between the 2. 

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    14 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

    They make 9 SUV's right now.  They have 2 electric SUVs coming over the next year and the EQE, so they'll have the same number of EV's on the market as Tesla.   They probably went EQS first due to the range and aerodynamics which makes sense and to get EQE out quickly after it due to how many parts are probably shared between the 2. 

    Yet behind the American Big boys as with two EVs, they will catch up to Ford that has two out now.

    In regard to Mercedes versus GM, by the end of this year, GM will have Bolt, BOLT EUV, Hummer EV Truck & SUV, Chevrolet Truck EV next year, Equinox EV also next year, Blazer EV end of 2023 and many more to come by 2025.

    That shows Mercedes is very much behind and will have to play catch up after getting caught with their pants down on Dieselgate.

    Catching up to Tesla, how about Mercedes catching up to Ford and GM. 🙄

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    2 hours ago, David said:

    Yet behind the American Big boys as with two EVs, they will catch up to Ford that has two out now.

    In regard to Mercedes versus GM, by the end of this year, GM will have Bolt, BOLT EUV, Hummer EV Truck & SUV, Chevrolet Truck EV next year, Equinox EV also next year, Blazer EV end of 2023 and many more to come by 2025.

    That shows Mercedes is very much behind and will have to play catch up after getting caught with their pants down on Dieselgate.

    Catching up to Tesla, how about Mercedes catching up to Ford and GM. 🙄

    Mercedes will be fine.  Their EV's cost what their gasoline cars cost.  Chevy and Ford's EV's  (and Hyundai and VW) cost double what their gas cars cost.  GMC never sold a vehicle over $100k before, Cadillac tried the Allante, XLR, STS-V, CT6 and those all bombed because outside of the Escalade, no one is paying $100k adjusted for inflation for a Cadillac.  So I am not sure where all these buyers for $100k Cadillac and GMC's are going to come from.

     The Mustang Mach-E was the worst selling Ford SUV last year, the Mustang coupe had it's worst sales year in history and still outsold the Mach-E by almost double.  In December the Mach-E was the worse selling Ford outside of the GT which I think is out of production and the Fusion which for sure is out of production.  And simple reason for that, most of the car buying public isn't looking to spend $50-60k on a small Ford crossover.   Same reason the VW iD4 is a dud, and the Hyundai Ionic 5 will be a dud.  

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    Blackwings are solidly over $100K and Cadillac will sell every one they make, no problem.
    And GMC has been selling over $90K already, plus the Denali Ultimate is coming sometime this year (starts at $80K). You can push an Escalade up nearly$50K in options, so you know the Ultimate will go over $100K with ease. And if you don't think GMC buyers spend big money, then why are the AT4 & Denali like 70% of all Sierra sales?

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    Mercedes' issues are considerable- they claim they are 'the best' yet they've been riding on their coattails for a while now. They're years behind in getting BEs out, those BEs aren't class leading and they don't seem to know how to get them there, and the design language is confused and chaotic (when it isn't simply bland & tired). They also killed off all the V8s across the board, including AMGs; cars that only existed to showcase V8s.

    Vainly, they're going to try and sell 'AMG' BEs that are going to bring a slim fraction of a percent of the performance gain over non-AMG variants, compared to the gains the IC variants brought. AMG is done.

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    15 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    Mercedes will be fine.  Their EV's cost what their gasoline cars cost.  Chevy and Ford's EV's  (and Hyundai and VW) cost double what their gas cars cost.  GMC never sold a vehicle over $100k before, Cadillac tried the Allante, XLR, STS-V, CT6 and those all bombed because outside of the Escalade, no one is paying $100k adjusted for inflation for a Cadillac.  So I am not sure where all these buyers for $100k Cadillac and GMC's are going to come from.

     The Mustang Mach-E was the worst selling Ford SUV last year, the Mustang coupe had it's worst sales year in history and still outsold the Mach-E by almost double.  In December the Mach-E was the worse selling Ford outside of the GT which I think is out of production and the Fusion which for sure is out of production.  And simple reason for that, most of the car buying public isn't looking to spend $50-60k on a small Ford crossover.   Same reason the VW iD4 is a dud, and the Hyundai Ionic 5 will be a dud.  

    YOU ARE SO FULL OF BS!!!

    GM has plenty of rides selling north of $100K and GMC is proving under the Denali to be one of their best profit margin lines of auto's.

    Ford #'s for 2021 show more people are choosing Green Mach-e to quote their own press release of numbers:

    December 2021 Press Release (ford.com)

    Mach-e sold 27,140 for 2021 increase of 904,566.7%

    Mustang sold 61,090 for 2021 decreased 14.2%

    Meanwhile Mrecedes-Benz really is not increasing sales in the US, Van sales dropped 20+% in 2021 and EV sales for the US is a pathetic 443 EQS sold.

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    GLOBALLY, Sales are down 5%, to quote the MB press release on their BEV's:

    Deliveries of Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid and electric passenger cars reached a record 227,458 units (+69.3%) of which 48,936 were Mercedes-EQ battery electric passenger cars (BEV) (+154.8%). Including smart and Mercedes-Benz Vans, total BEV sales rose above 99,000 units.

    The bulk of this was China with Europe coming in second and still MB does not have anything for the masses in Europe.

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    17 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    Their EV's cost what their gasoline cars cost.

    And your proof of this is what exactly? The EQS? It has no gasoline equivalent. The closest thing to it is the S-Class and it sure as hell isn't that. The EQB? That will start, minimum $50K while the GLB starts at $38K. Why are you lying?

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    20 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    They have 2 electric SUVs coming

    There's the part I was looking for. It's "coming" but not before they released a low demand ugly ass sedan. Again, your criticism of MB does not equal the criticism you have bestowed upon literally everyone else.

     

    And congrats. That EQB will have a whole 26 miles more range as the equally paltry ranged Jaguar E-Pace. The "best or nothing" right?

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    17 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    The Mustang Mach-E was the worst selling Ford SUV last year

    Yet they sold every single one that they made. Guess that fact never occurred to you. And their worst selling SUV still sold more than anything out of Germany, mainly because the biggest player doesn’t even have an EV SUV yet. 

    17 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    no one is paying $100k adjusted for inflation for a Cadillac

    Again, BS. Despite the struggles of their sedan sales overall, they sold every V series and Blackwing model produced so you are lying about that too. 

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    1 hour ago, surreal1272 said:

    Yet they sold every single one that they made. Guess that fact never occurred to you. And their worst selling SUV still sold more than anything out of Germany, mainly because the biggest player doesn’t even have an EV SUV yet. 

    Again, BS. Despite the struggles of their sedan sales overall, they sold every V series and Blackwing model produced so you are lying about that too. 

    Every car company sells every car they make.  Tesla sold 190,000 Model Y's in the USA in 2021, Mach-E 27,000.  And the current wait for a Model Y is 7 months, yet people are still waiting for it, rather than buying a Ford or VW iD4.  So when the gas cars are gone, I don't see how Ford competes with Tesla.

    Blackwing was really low volume, like in the hundreds, CT4 was down 48% in Q4 (although up for the year,  not sure if it had a full sales year in 2020) and CT5 was down 65% on Q4. Shouldn't Blackwing be elevating those cars and getting more people to buy them?   And where are the V-series SUVs?  

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    2 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    Tesla sold 190,000 Model Y's in the USA in 2021,

    Is that Model Y & Model 3 combined? I see thru Oct the Model Y was only at 105K - I seriously doubt they moved another 85K in just 2 months.

     

    21 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    I am not sure where all these buyers for $100k Cadillac and GMC's are going to come from.

     Like you said; GM will sell every one they build.

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    2 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    Every car company sells every car they make.  Tesla sold 190,000 Model Y's in the USA in 2021, Mach-E 27,000.  And the current wait for a Model Y is 7 months, yet people are still waiting for it, rather than buying a Ford or VW iD4.  So when the gas cars are gone, I don't see how Ford competes with Tesla.

    Blackwing was really low volume, like in the hundreds, CT4 was down 48% in Q4 (although up for the year,  not sure if it had a full sales year in 2020) and CT5 was down 65% on Q4. Shouldn't Blackwing be elevating those cars and getting more people to buy them?   And where are the V-series SUVs?  

    FFS. Where do you come up with this BS? Low volume? High volume? Who cares? You said they couldn’t sell $100K cars and I gave you just two that did. Besides, you never use that “low volume” excuse when folks bring your precious G-Wagen. Sorry but I’m done pandering to your endless bar moving. You said GM couldn’t and I and others showed you that they did and will continue to do so, end of story. 

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    7 minutes ago, balthazar said:

    Is that Model Y & Model 3 combined? I see thru Oct the Model Y was only at 105K - I seriously doubt they moved another 85K in just 2 months.

     

     Like you said; GM will sell every one they build.

    Car and Driver has an estimate of 172,000 Model Y sold, Forbes best selling car lists estimates Model Y at 190,000 since Tesla doesn't give exact numbers.  Either way it is the best selling EV, and it dwarfs 27,000 Mach-E and 17,000 iD4, which are both a lot cheaper than a Model Y.  And I expect it will be the same story with the Ionic 5 and Kia EV6 next year, those are too expensive to do any significant volume, $50k for a  Hyundai/Kia hatchback, I don't think so.  

    Only way these mainstream brands to compete is get their price down, if Chevy really delivers on a $30k Equinox that could be game changing.   But that would be half the price of a Model Y, that seems like it would be hard to do.  But if they can, they can capture the consumer base that can't afford a Tesla, which is what main stream car companies should be trying to do, rather than go head to head with Tesla. 

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    5 hours ago, surreal1272 said:
    23 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    The Mustang Mach-E was the worst selling Ford SUV last year

    Yet they sold every single one that they made. Guess that fact never occurred to you. And their worst selling SUV still sold more than anything out of Germany, mainly because the biggest player doesn’t even have an EV SUV yet.

    Kind of like the G Wagen.. Sells like crap so it's the worst, right? *eyeroll* 

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    @surreal1272 I find it speaks volumes when SMK is presented with facts and yet he chooses to ignore my post that shows he is full of BS and move the goal posts with an ever-changing Apples to Oranges comparison and excuses while attacking American Business. Seems he needs to move to Germany.

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