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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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    12 hours ago, balthazar said:

    It's all statistics.

    Volume chasers are going to flood every segment, pushing for mainstream volume (toyoter, mercedes, etc). Other Companies are focusing more on future/profitable segments rather than mere volume.

    It's not like the RAV4 is a compelling vehicle, people just buy them for some reason. Look at the corolla- absolutely bottom of the barrel, people keep buying it.

    A-Effing-Men!

    The RAV4 is the current lowest common denominator. It's not that it's a great car in any particular measure (thought the hybrid model does have excellent performance and efficiency, but is also quite expensive and dealers are marking it up).  They aren't very comfortable, they don't handle well.  The interior is meh. 

    As low as the bar is, the CR-V is a much nicer and more comfortable vehicle all around, but it gets outsold by the Toyota. 

    People are just buying refrigerators. 

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    6 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    A-Effing-Men!

    The RAV4 is the current lowest common denominator. It's not that it's a great car in any particular measure (thought the hybrid model does have excellent performance and efficiency, but is also quite expensive and dealers are marking it up).  They aren't very comfortable, they don't handle well.  The interior is meh. 

    As low as the bar is, the CR-V is a much nicer and more comfortable vehicle all around, but it gets outsold by the Toyota. 

    People are just buying refrigerators. 

    And yet the default is buy a Toyota.  Just like buy a Chevrolet 40 or 50 years ago was the default. SAD.

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    Is this reality really sad though?  

    That GM is no longer the go to OEM for mediocre vehicles anymore?

    That Walmart type of consumers no longer shop for GM vehicles anymore?

    That GM no longer produces mediocre products that Walmart type of consumers crave for?

    Because 40-50 years ago, General Motors gave us some really bad stinkers that were engineered to the lowest common denominator meant for big volume.  And what did that do?  Ironically, it made lots lots of Americans mad to never touch an American car again which ironically, these very same pissed off Americans are buying mediocre shyte from Japan...

    Guys, be freakin' happy that GM is building some quality cars again!   Engineering is top notch and so is build quality.  

    What is sad in my opinion, is that some Americans are NOT buying and supporting GM that builds a waaaay better product than Toyota which is a very very lesser product than GM's. 

    Now THAT is SAD. 

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    3 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

    Is this reality really sad though?  

    That GM is no longer the go to OEM for mediocre vehicles anymore?

    That Walmart type of consumers no longer shop for GM vehicles anymore?

    That GM no longer produces mediocre products that Walmart type of consumers crave for?

    Because 40-50 years ago, General Motors gave us some really bad stinkers that were engineered to the lowest common denominator meant for big volume.  And what did that do?  Ironically, it made lots lots of Americans mad to never touch an American car again which ironically, these very same pissed off Americans are buying mediocre shyte from Japan...

    Guys, be freakin' happy that GM is building some quality cars again!   Engineering is top notch and so is build quality.  

    What is sad in my opinion, is that some Americans are NOT buying and supporting GM that builds a waaaay better product than Toyota which is a very very lesser product than GM's. 

    Now THAT is SAD. 

    Add to this the certain group of folks that pound the drum about buy Made in America and yet they themselves buy Asian or European. Interesting that in this time of that drum pounding, key high visible individuals are double standards.

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    On 1/15/2022 at 8:24 PM, oldshurst442 said:

    Is this reality really sad though?  

    That GM is no longer the go to OEM for mediocre vehicles anymore?

    That Walmart type of consumers no longer shop for GM vehicles anymore?

    That GM no longer produces mediocre products that Walmart type of consumers crave for?

    Because 40-50 years ago, General Motors gave us some really bad stinkers that were engineered to the lowest common denominator meant for big volume.  And what did that do?  Ironically, it made lots lots of Americans mad to never touch an American car again which ironically, these very same pissed off Americans are buying mediocre shyte from Japan...

    Guys, be freakin' happy that GM is building some quality cars again!   Engineering is top notch and so is build quality.  

    What is sad in my opinion, is that some Americans are NOT buying and supporting GM that builds a waaaay better product than Toyota which is a very very lesser product than GM's. 

    Now THAT is SAD. 

    The reality is SAD because a lot of buyers are settling for Toyota when they are no longer the leader in quality.  Simply put, Toyota is living off a reputation that is no longer true.

    What is even sadder is that fewer people are buying GM vehicles than ever.  While mediocrity at GM has diminished, sales numbers do not reflect the new reality.  To a lot of people, when in doubt, buy the Toyota.  SAD.

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    14 hours ago, riviera74 said:

    The reality is SAD because a lot of buyers are settling for Toyota when they are no longer the leader in quality.  Simply put, Toyota is living off a reputation that is no longer true.

    What is even sadder is that fewer people are buying GM vehicles than ever.  While mediocrity at GM has diminished, sales numbers do not reflect the new reality.  To a lot of people, when in doubt, buy the Toyota.  SAD.

    Lucky quality has gone up and with it ATP that GM is profitable and pushing the future of Auto tech. Very excited by the Snapdragon Ride Platform.
    Let the lemmings have the Toyota crap, happy to be at an American Auto company.

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