There's a lot of good news out there if you happen to be in the market for a full-size, light-duty pickup truck. It seems a perfect storm of variables is coming together to make this one of the best seasons for wheeling and dealing in a long time.
GM dealerships are scrambling to make sure they don't get stuck with too many of the current-generation Chevy Silverados or GMC Sierras, according to Automotive News. Production facilities have been running at full tilt, building up supply in the pipeline to accommodate the staggered factory slowdowns and shutdowns in order to make the needed changeovers that will build the highly anticipated new GM full-size half-ton trucks, which are likely due out at the end of the first quarter of 2013 as 2014 models.
But don't expect other truck manufacturers to sit and watch GM dealerships offer strong incentives to buyers; each truck maker looks to have its own "truck month" special program, in some cases cutting as much as $4,500 off the factory sticker.
In addition, the Detroit News is reporting that the GM dealer body was shown quite a few new cars and trucks at a recent dealer meeting in Las Vegas. And near the end of the event, dealers were able to see the new Chevy Silverado (as well as a few other fullsize SUVs off the same platform), and the excitement was palpable. Even though expectations are appropriately high, several dealers reported saying they were very happy with what's coming. And to the best of our knowledge, all those inside the exclusive meeting have not broken their vow of silence. Of course, if they do, we'll be sure to bring you all the details fit to print. (2013 model shown above and below.)