GM Cancels Hybrid Truck Program
Current two-mode General Motors hybrid SUVs have not sold well.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: September 2nd, 2012
The current two-mode trucks generally haven't sold well and don't offer large fuel-economy gains.
Web site dedicated to all things General Motors is reporting that the General's next-generation program of hybrid trucks and SUVs has been cancelled.
It's a bit rare for a program to be killed so close to launch (the next-gen hybrids were scheduled to debut as 2014 models, but GMInsideNews is saying that company insiders weren't shocked by the move.
The next generation of full-size GM trucks and SUVs was slated to use an updated version of the current two-mode technology along with a lithium-ion battery that offers upgraded storage, updated electric motors, and a smaller V-8 engine.
The current two-mode trucks generally haven't sold well and don't offer large fuel-economy gains, so the move isn't surprising. Perhaps GM has gone back to the drawing boards, or perhaps the company is conceding that few full-size buyers will be interested in a hybrid.Related Vehicles: 2013 cadillac escalade hybrid | 2013 gmc yukon hybrid | 2013 chevrolet tahoe hybrid | 2013 gmc sierra 1500 hybrid