GM to Introduce New Models
July 30, 2002
Filed under Trailer News
General Motors divisions will introduce several new models of interest to trailerists. GMC
will offer the Envoy XUV, which will be a long wheelbase version of the Envoy sport-utility
vehicle that converts to an open truck bed in back.
Engine choices will be the 4.2-liter
in-line six rated at 275 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, or the 5.3-liter V-8 rated at 285 hp
and 325 lb-ft of torque. Look for it in summer 2003 as a 2004 model. Chevrolet is adding a
Silverado SS pickup with an extended cab and shortbed, plus the hot 6.0-liter V-8 with a
four-speed automatic. It will be rated at 345 horses and 380 lb-ft of torque, and it should
be available early in 2003.
Buick will offer a replacement of sorts for the outgoing
Oldsmobile Bravada in the fall of 2003. Called the Rainier, it will be powered by the same
in-line six rated at 275 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. The 5.3-liter V-8, rated at 285 hp and
325 lb-ft of torque, will be offered as an option at a later time.