I don't understand why GM is making different things available at different times for these trucks? IMO this is a half ass roll out for these new trucks.
100% agree. If you are going to advertise that your truck now owns the market on towing with a trailering package and don't even offer till now, a month or two after the release of the truck, isn't that false advertising, or the very least a marketing blunder.
When I spoke to GM this is what I got. I talked to the guy and asked him look off the record whats your opinion on this. He told me the following. He first told me it didn't make sense to him, but from his past experience and what hes heard this is what he says whats happening.
He said the 5.3l came out first and has been on the lots. The Since the 6.2 is only available in the LTZ and its a new engine, they wanted to pump some of those first and make them available, then they will pick up the 5.3 and NHT in the next 2-4 weeks.
To me stupid, 5.3s are going to outsell anyways. Lets not even argue GMs decision to only put the 6.2 in the LTZ. But in order to get the NXT package in LTZ its almost a 50k truck, vs in an LT and 5.3 your going to get for 40k or less. Personally why spend 50k on a 1/2 ton if you want to tow 11-12k when 50k can get you a 3/4 ton for cheaper or a diesel for the same price.
GM has always made some nice stuff, their decisions on how they offer things, in particular their trucks has always been bottom of the barrel if you ask me. But then you wonder why ford keeps selling so much, and Ram is making huge in roads, as it seems they sell what people want, vs GM seems to take the attitude of buy what we want you buy.
People can nay say all they want, but I think GM grossly missed the boat on this redesign by not offering a Ecoboost like engine or a 1/2 diesel, as the competition is offering both. Due to CAFE standards and how the market is going the future is in these engines and GM is going to put themselves multiple years behind.