More than a year ago, a contact within GM told me that the new GMT-900 body style wasn't a bold move forward in styling and that from a distance, it would hard to tell a 2006 from a 2007. Now that we've seen the new trucks, we know that early assessment was more or less true, but the front-end treatments are quite a bit different. Whether the new styling appeals to the masses remains to be seen, but we like the look, and are relieved that the GMC truck styling diverged from the SUV lineup released mid 2006. Increasing competition and higher fuel costs have made all domestic truck manufacturers step up the quality, durability, capability, performance and styling of their HD pickup offerings. GM's newest 2007 model-year 2500HD/3500 pickups are being advertised as having a "significant increase in fit, finish and refinement" - aka quality. Let's have a look at the GM's new HD pickups.
The lower level LT models get a more "work truck" appearing interior, but still offering many options.
Even the "EZ-Lift, torque rod assisted" tailgate gets a sculpting treatment and employs welded-on hinges. In addition, the cargo box has been upgraded in strength and dent resistance, as well as receiving an increase in cargo capacity and tie-down options. Box length options include either 6'-6" or 8' for all standard cab, extended cab and crew cab models. That's right, the dually models are now available with a 6'-6" box.
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