GM Has Plans To Satisfy Insane Demand For Mid-Size Pickups

Industry News

In other news, Ford and Ram execs continue kicking themselves.

We’ve been following the drama in the mid-size American pickup market pretty closely. The action centers on the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon, both of which have been sales hits. Ford doesn’t offer a mid-size pickup, although it looks like that will soon change. According to a report from Automotive News (AN), GM is planning to up its mid-size truck production to meet consumer demand. It will do this by outsourcing some of its commercial van production to AM General.

The Indiana-based AM General offers manufacturing facilities to automakers who need to free up space on production lines. GM is specifically looking to kick a few cutaway vans out of its Wentzville, Missouri, factory. These vans are built incomplete and are then finished later by buyers (think ambulances). Automotive News cites a note sent out to Wentzville plant workers in its report. GM declined to comment on the AN report, but if the note is real then it makes things pretty damn clear with regard to the plant’s future. It reads in part: “The truck and van continue strong sales. This potential partnership would free up production capacity and allow the organization to capitalize on our ability to build midsize trucks to further satisfy customer demand.”

You Might Also Like
10 Cars That Make Us Miss Pop-Up Headlights
10 Cars That Make Us Miss Pop-Up Headlights
10 Of The Coolest Car Parks In The World
10 Of The Coolest Car Parks In The World

Okay, no real way of misleading that. This news shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Businesses of all types look for ways to up supply in times of insane demand. If anything it should piss off Ford and Ram, both of which have to watch GM gobble up sales while they sit on the sidelines.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
Starting MSRP

Related Reviews

2018 GMC Canyon Review
Model Overview
2018 GMC Canyon Review
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Test Drive Review: It Begs To Play Dirty
Test Drive
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Test Drive Review: It Begs To Play Dirty