GM Announces Pricing for 2009 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Hybrids

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General Motors has announced pricing for the all-new 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid and 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid light-duty pickups.

Prices for the Silverado Hybrid will start at $38,995, including a $975 destination charge, for 2WD models with the 1HY package. The 1HY package includes heavy-duty towing hardware, a locking rear differential, EZ Lift tailgate and lock, and 18-inch wheels. Also included are automatic climate control, steering-wheel audio controls and Bluetooth phone capability.

A more upscale 2HY package will also be available with the same features as the 1HY, plus navigation radio, leather-trimmed seating, a hard tonneau cover and rear parking assist. Its MSRP will be $45,130.

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The GMC Sierra Hybrid will start at $39,365, including a $975 destination charge, for 2WD models with the 3HA package, and $45,500, including destination, for the upscale 3HB package.

Both trucks carry an approximately $3,000 premium over comparable conventionally equipped 6.0-liter V-8 Silverado and Sierra pickups.

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The Silverado and Sierra Hybrids use GM's two-mode hybrid system and a 6.0-liter gas V-8.

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

Production begins in December, with delivery to dealers expected in early 2009.

The MSRP does not reflect a $2,200 federal tax credit that applies to certain customers who purchase the hybrids.

Comments

Just what we need right now a 2wd truck that STARTS at 38-39K and can't tow anywhere near the regular ones

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borla,

I agree with you 100%. The hybrid market is not a good place for full size trucks. Honestly, do you think that anyone with a half ton truck that uses it for work on a daily basis really cares about gas mileage that much? Okay, maybe a little bit, but not that much. If this truck cost about $10,000 less than it does, could tow as much as the regular one and, because it's a hybrid, could get about 27 mpg, then it would be alot more interesting. From what it looks like, this truck will not sell very well, because of the low towing capacity and very high cost. It's basically the same as a Sierra Denali, but with better gas mileage and without all the bells and whistles. All I can say is GM better hope and pray this truck sells, because the last time they tried to sell a hybrid truck, it failed miserably.

I see this as a good start in the full size PU market. The first attempt by GM was a joke. Not everybody needs the full towing capacity of 10k lbs. I'm one of the people who needs a practical PU on the weekends and a car during the week. Sense I'm not a rich Hollywood star I can only afford one so I have a PU. I would love to get the better mileage. My trailer only weighs about 5,500 so it would work. I'm a little disappointed in the horsepower rating though. If I still have a job next year I will give one of the hybrids a serious look.

Put the mild hybrid in the Chevy Colorado.

Also: If this truck loses around $14K off its sticker price after rebates it might be a decent buy. I can see it happening in this market. Since I'm looking at the Colorado mostly if I were propositioned with this vehicle I'd consider it a possibility.

This is why Ford is not going with the hybrids for full size trucks. They give up too much capability. The 4x4 can only tow 5900 lbs minus the weight of yourself, your passengers, cargo, etc. I'll pass. I'd rather wait for the 2010 Ford F150 Ecoboost with increased towing AND fuel economy.

Hybrid trucks are a joke. No one who really needs a truck would buy it



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