Oshawa, Ontario – General Motors Canada has announced pricing for the new Two-mode hybrid versions of the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab pickup trucks, which will start at $46,725 in 2WD and $50,875 in 4WD. The models achieve a 32 per cent improvement in city fuel consumption and a 23 per cent improvement in combined fuel consumption, while delivering the capability expected of a full-size pickup truck.

“For customers who need a full-size truck, including a 2,767-kg towing capacity, but also want significantly improved fuel efficiency, our hybrid pickup trucks are the clear answer,” said Marc Comeau, vice-president of sales, service and marketing. “GM has held the leadership when it comes to full-size pickup fuel efficiency for many years, but these hybrids take that to whole new levels. There is simply nothing else on the market that can match their combination of efficiency and performance.”

The 2WD models are rated at 9.8 L/100 km in the city and 9.2 on the highway, with a range of more than 800 km, while 4WD models are estimated at 10.5 L/100 km in the city and 9.8 on the highway, with a range of over 750 km. Both use GM’s patented two-mode hybrid system with a 6.0-litre V8 gasoline engine with Active Fuel Management cylidner deactivation technology, and are capable of driving in all-electric mode at speeds of up to 48 km/h. Production begins this month, with dealer deliveries expected in early 2009.

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