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Has anyone heard of any differences in the 2016 model coming up versus the 2015? I will be right on the edge where I can get an outgoing 15 or wait a few weeks and get a new 16. Obviously the 15 will be cheaper and probably have better rebates.

 

Does anyone know of any actual changes that are going to be made?

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I'd look for electronics, software, and lights to be upgraded. The 8 speed should be further refined (software?).

 

The pressure on the net forums, the NHTSA complaint site, and maybe the GM customer service sites, seems to be significant on the headlights. Maybe they'll put a HID system in like the Camaro has.

 

The transfer case sticking in 4wd after parking, seems to be a problem that I didn't see a resolution to. That may have a hard fix.

 

I'd look for new colors, and maybe some new interior trim. ... and of course, the ever awaited new special editions. I wouldn't look for a competitor to the Raptor. GM just doesn't seem to have the "tener cajones" for that.

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Wonder if we'll see a headlight and grille refresh ala the current Tahoe/Suburban? Would likely require a different hood, fenders and bumper cover to pull that off.

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Powertrain warranty will drop from 5/100 (2015) to 5/60 (2016).

This could be a big factor for some, so good point. But if you really look at it your still getting 12K miles a year, before you were getting 20, which hardly anybody does that.

 

 

 

But in general I doubt to see any change, you may see some software upates and maybe a small panel modified etc. But in general if it were me, Id hold out till about end of summer and start zeroing in on a 15 and the rebates

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One of the big reasons (at least I think) GM reduced their warranty is because leasing vehicles is so hot right now. People just aren't keeping vehicles as long as they were. I understand warranties are transferable, but why warranty two buyers (first owner of a specific vehicle, and second owner of the same vehicle) when you can warranty the first buyer, and make the second buyer buy an extended warranty. Extra cash in GM's pocket.

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We won't know any changes on 2016 vehicles for another couple months. I personally don't believe there will be many changes to the 2016 model year expect for different colors and maybe a couple new features in the 8" display. You have to remember that GM is releasing the aluminum body trucks the following year fall 2016. Those will be the vehicles that have the drastic changes to get people to purchase the new body style.

 

One of the big reasons (at least I think) GM reduced their warranty is because leasing vehicles is so hot right now. People just aren't keeping vehicles as long as they were. I understand warranties are transferable, but why warranty two buyers (first owner of a specific vehicle, and second owner of the same vehicle) when you can warranty the first buyer, and make the second buyer buy an extended warranty. Extra cash in GM's pocket.

 

Everyone keeps forgetting that GM increased the warranty to sell vehicles during there financial troubles. Now that GM and the economy is back on track they have dropped it.

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We won't know any changes on 2016 vehicles for another couple months. I personally don't believe there will be many changes to the 2016 model year expect for different colors and maybe a couple new features in the 8" display. You have to remember that GM is releasing the aluminum body trucks the following year fall 2016. Those will be the vehicles that have the drastic changes to get people to purchase the new body style.

 

 

Everyone keeps forgetting that GM increased the warranty to sell vehicles during there financial troubles. Now that GM and the economy is back on track they have dropped it.

 

Fall 2016? The earliest I had read was fall 2018 or a 2019 model year?

 

The 5yr/100k drive train warranty kicked in fall 2006 for the 2007 model to show reliability.

http://www.autoblog.com/2006/09/06/gm-increases-warranty-to-five-years-100-000-miles/

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Fall 2016? The earliest I had read was fall 2018 or a 2019 model year?

 

The 5yr/100k drive train warranty kicked in fall 2006 for the 2007 model to show reliability.

http://www.autoblog.com/2006/09/06/gm-increases-warranty-to-five-years-100-000-miles/

The upper level management at the local GMC dealership keep saying they are hearing a new truck for next fall. I too think it's a little quick since 2014 was the new body style. But I also read an article a few weeks back where GM said they had a aluminum body ready to go for the K2XX but it was pushed back because of the financial crisis and GM's own issues.

 

Edit: I didn't even noticed you linked the article I was referring to about the warranty.

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One of the big reasons (at least I think) GM reduced their warranty is because leasing vehicles is so hot right now. People just aren't keeping vehicles as long as they were. I understand warranties are transferable, but why warranty two buyers (first owner of a specific vehicle, and second owner of the same vehicle) when you can warranty the first buyer, and make the second buyer buy an extended warranty. Extra cash in GM's pocket.

Good points. And like I said they probably found out people simply werent driving 100k miles in 5 years. So you can charge the same amount offer less and nobody will really be affected, all the while getting them off the hook for those extra 40k miles.

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The upper level management at the local GMC dealership keep saying they are hearing a new truck for next fall. I too think it's a little quick since 2014 was the new body style. But I also read an article a few weeks back where GM said they had a aluminum body ready to go for the K2XX but it was pushed back because of the financial crisis and GM's own issues.

 

Edit: I didn't even noticed you linked the article I was referring to about the warranty.

 

The quickest turn around I have seen GM work is the current Malibu. Revamped for 2013, then updated after media complaint for 2014 with a new car again coming as a 2016.

 

I do hope they update/change something on the trucks exterior for 2016. They let the gmt900's run the full course while the gmt800's were on a 2 to 3 year refresh cycle.

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The quickest turn around I have seen GM work is the current Malibu. Revamped for 2013, then updated after media complaint for 2014 with a new car again coming as a 2016.

 

I do hope they update/change something on the trucks exterior for 2016. They let the gmt900's run the full course while the gmt800's were on a 2 to 3 year refresh cycle.

I do too! I'd love for GM to enter the small diesel engine market to compete with Dodge and introduce that 4.5L Durmax they have sitting on shelf. But I doubt we will ever see that engine unfortunately.

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