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GM: The General is concentrating on fuel-efficient cars these days, so we don’t expect to see new pickups until 2013 at the earliest. They’ll be ’14 models, possibly styled like the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD concept truck shown here. But industry watchers predict we’ll get new Silverado/Sierra pickups plus new Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon/Yukon XL SUVs at about the same time, since they’ll all be based on the same platform. Automotive News says fuel efficiency will be addressed through powertrain innovations including a six-cylinder, turbocharged engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The future of the Colorado/Canyon midsize trucks is less certain. Some say they will be phased out next year when their Louisiana assembly plant is closed. Others predict the international version of the Colorado making the auto show rounds in Asia and Australia will be sold here, but GM will not confirm U.S. sale of that truck.

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