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  1. Engine options beginning at 9:17 in the Fast Lane Trucks video.
  2. Those numbers were pulled the next day. Have not seen anything official released since, but have not kept up lately.
  3. Obviously this is all opinion. But to me it seems that brand loyalty died more so than it being a culture thing. In the 70's-80's, you did not take a chance on those foreign brands. By the 90's, those generations were passing on. Trucks & sports cars to some extent have held onto the reigns of loyalty arguably better than any other segment. Each general location is different across the country. But 40 years ago, there was a GM product in virtually every other garage as GM had like 45% market share in 1980. Am thinking Ford was usually second in market share back in those days, but do not know the percentage. Can anyone imagine telling someone in 1980 that GM, Ford & Chrysler would a cede a majority of the entire car market to imports by 2020?
  4. If that fender line was straight & faded out softly at the seam between the fender & door would help. Delete the obnoxious air curtains, move the mirrors back up to the traditional location & we have a winner. Though not thinking they care much about my forum ideas at this stage. ;) Will be interesting to see them in person next to the out going '18's & the other brands. Per the satin steel color & comment above. Think the Camaro that was in Dayton OH last week was suppose to be satin steel. Though not in direct sunlight.
  5. Mfg's spend billions removing every last ounce & here we still are adding sandbags? Cargo net tail gates for improved mpg's next?
  6. The four styling details that stand out to me are the grille/headlight assembly, the air curtains, the sweeping body through the front fender that rolls downward through the door & the lowered mirror location. I think you could do any single one of those details & get away with it. The GM faithful will show up with check books. All four combined become polarizing. I think it works really well with the trail boss concept. But have to admit am curious what the Silverado would look like with that body line that starts at the headlight was straight & faded out at the fender/door seam & move the mirrors up to their traditional location. Completely understand they needed or wanted to make a differentiating design statement & there will be some who love it. Which is great! Guess I keep thinking about the Equinox that was rolled out to their opinion groups that was shunned. I don't know. We are all passionate about these vehicles or we would not be discussing them on forums. I hope they sell really well for GM. But glad my truck has low miles with zero issues.
  7. Am not here to bash GM. I grew up with GM cars & trucks & that is all I have owned in the last 20 years. But Chevrolet's design department needs to wake up. Coming from a small rural town in IL where people are few & corn fields everywhere. Just am not seeing either the '19 Silverado or Sierra selling at a high rate. Those trucks on page 2 of this thread really stand out in a polarizing way. Honestly thinking Ford will widen the sales gap between the F series & the GM twins. Granted, could be completely wrong & hope I am. Just do not see the avg farm/construction people really taking after this design. Same for the '19 Camaro. Really hope Chevrolet is listening to what the majority are saying about it as well.
  8. First official image.... https://www.motor1.com/news/238687/2020-chevy-silverado-hd-teaser/
  9. I really thought the '19 Camaro hood would have lines based on the ZL1 & kind of like the 19 Silverado hood down the middle. Think they also could have changed the headlights to match the rectangular shape of the tail lights. Would have filled the corners better? There is really no explanation for that SS center front tho. Edit: adding photo. Someone at Camaro 6 forums this morning photo shopped the front to body color & moved the bow/flow tie above the center bar. It does help.
  10. Refreshed 2019 Camaro http://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/en/chevrolet/home.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2018/apr/0409-2019-camaro.html
  11. Wish they would have skipped the crazy upper fender & door body line on the Silverado & kept it similar to the Sierra. Understand they were attempting to differentiate the models/brands. But liking the more subtle Sierra upper body line. Anyway, found this a bit ago. The AT4 looks better, at least to me under full lights vs what I had seen at the reveal. It is around 4 min long.
  12. Oh definitely not intending for it to be political. Just think the auto mfg's were lobbying that number to be rolled back as the target number may not be obtainable by 2025. There will still be a improved number replacing it as a goal. But I do remember that the highest number(54.5) was chosen initially. Further, the highest selling vehicles most mfg's have are cuv/mid size suv's & GM has plenty of crazy small turbo 4cyl engines.
  13. Because the '19 Ram will be at dealerships this month +/- while the GM twins will be a more traditional Fall model year release. Just guessing that GM was torn between making a big splash in Dec that led to the Detroit Auto Show vs having a completely separate event mid summer 90 days in advance of the trucks being delivered. The K2's were revealed in Dec '12 & at dealerships May '13. So that was a much shorter window than what they are doing this round. I'm sure pricing on all models is going to be similar to Ford/Ram. HP/mpg ratings always seem to be the last known bits of info.
  14. Currently, the auto mfg's have lobbied their way to rolling that 54.5 mpg number back. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/02/trump-epa-will-revise-obama-fuel-efficiency-rules-for-autos.html

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