April 16, 2002


General Motors to reduce number of ’03 vehicles with standard anti-lock brakes

Detroit, Michigan – General Motors announced that anti-lock brakes will become optional, rather than standard, on some of its 2003 models. Specifically, 82% of GM’s 2003 models will retain ABS as standard equipment versus 90% in 2002.

While ABS will be optional equipment on some base level passenger cars (for example the Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire), it will be included as standard in up-level models. “This effort puts us more in line with the way our competitors content their vehicles,” said a GM news release. “Our goal is to achieve a better balance between the features and content our customers are willing to pay for and the overall value the vehicle represents.”

The following is a list of 2003 GM vehicles that will have ABS as standard equipment:

Buick

LeSabre

Park Avenue

Cadillac (all vehicles)
CTS

Eldorado
DeVille

Escalade

Escalade EXT
Seville

Chevrolet
Corvette
Express
S-10 Pickup
Silverado
Suburban
Tahoe
Tracker
Trailblazer

GMC
Envoy
Savana
Sierra

Sierra Denali
Sonoma Pickup
Yukon
Yukon Denali
Yukon XL
Yukon Denali XL

Oldsmobile
Aurora

Bravada

Saab (all vehicles)
9-3
9-5

Saturn
L-Series

All G-vans
GMC Savanna
Chevy Express

Hummer
H1
H2

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