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GM has priced its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Two-Mode Hybrid pickup trucks starting at $38,995 and $39,365 respectively, including a $975 destination charge. The MSRP does not reflect a $2,200 federal tax credit. The Silverado and Sierra are the only hybrid pickup trucks on the market.

EPA-estimated fuel economy for 2WD models is 21 mpg city and 22 on the highway; 4WD models are estimated at 20 mpg in city and highway driving. That mileage, combined with a 26-gallon (98 L) fuel tank, delivers a cruising range of more than 500 miles with 2WD models and more than 470 miles with 4WD models.

The hybrid pickup use a 6.0-liter V-8 engine (332 hp / 247 kW) and low rolling resistance tires. Towing capacity is rated at 6,100 pounds (2,767 kg).

Production begins in December of 2008, with delivery to dealers expected in early 2009. All models come with an eight-year/100,000-mile hybrid component warranty.


Thought these guys were broke. Have we been deceived?

Max Reid

Why not they apply this 2-Mode hybrid in cars like Malibu, Aura, G6 and other smaller cars.

If they apply in smaller hatchback, we have a better alternative to Prius and Insight.


GM is pushing a FWD [Front wheel drive] version of the 2 mode to the Saturn Vue early 09. Should be able to then fit the system into most of it vehicles, no time frame.... I would like to see it in the Buick Enclave or GMC Acadia so I can get rid of my Minivan. Small cars tend to react rather negatively to 300-400 lb weight increases from hybrid system, hence GM's Volt strategy.

"strategy"?...some new definition of the word I am not familiar with...(but W is, I bet..."a hollow voice says 'Fool!'"

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