Automotive News is reporting that a deal has been struck to allow full-size GM pickups to be sold through select Costco Warehouse stores. Costco memebers will be eligible for the same discount GM offers to certain supplier employees.
Costco executives expect their members to purchase as many as 5000 Chevy and GMC vehicles (which includes pickups, SUVs, and crossovers) in the two-month period the special program runs.
The Costco Auto Program was started in 1989 and arranges no-haggle pricing on new and certified-used vehicles with participating dealerships on behalf of its members. In 2010, Costco members bought 250,000 vehicles from more than 2,400 dealerships through the program.