Almost a year before General motors went bankrupt, the automaker adjourned the next generation Chevrolet Silverado as well as GMC Sierra from 2012 to an unknown future date. High gas prices have negatively affected the truck sales. With the reduction in sales, the news came as no surprise.
The Chevrolet Silverado, being the best selling truck last month, faced a loss of 15.7 percent in sales. According to the Automotive News, General Motors plants, which build Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra will be idled during 2012. These trucks will not be produced until 2013.
GM hasn't been very forthright with the amount of changes scheduled for the next-generation trucks, though the expectation is that the updates will be substantial. With 2016 fuel economy regulations right around the corner and the recent resurgence of $4 per gallon gasoline, the new pickups will definitely need to be lighter and more efficient.