AD #2127 – New GM Mid-Size Trucks Coming In 2022, Subaru’s New Performance Models, Nissan Adds Auto Braking

June 9th, 2017 at 11:55am

Runtime: 7:50

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- Using Radar for Autonomous Maps
- Next-Gen GM Mid-Size Trucks Coming In 2022
- Nissan Adds Standard Auto Braking
- Creating Vintage Replacement Tires
- Bridgestone Commends GM for Sustainable Rubber Commitment
- Harvesting Sugar Cane with Autonomous Trucks
- Subaru Reveals New Performance Models

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13 Comments to “AD #2127 – New GM Mid-Size Trucks Coming In 2022, Subaru’s New Performance Models, Nissan Adds Auto Braking”

  1. Buzzerd Says:

    Wasn’t there a story about the launch of the XJ and a driver downshifting the car at speed totally grenading a gearbox in the process, as he drove by some company brass?

  2. Lex Says:

    Will the Chevy Blazer and GMC Jimmy be returning and built off the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon platforms? Will these models be equipped with GM’s 2.5 litre engine? The Blazer and Jimmy need to be competitive against the New Ford Bronco which I hear will be in showroom by 2019-2020.

  3. WineGeek Says:

    What happened to a turbo charger in the BRZ? That’s what Subaru needs to make the BRZ a really exciting vehicle. Right now the BRZ is good but not exceptional.

  4. BobD Says:

    RE: Volvo’s Autonomous trucks. This is not really a new concept. Kinze and others have had autonomous grain carts since 2012 and I think some of the full line ag companies have them too. Autonomy in agriculture is surprisingly sophisticated, mature, and widely accepted.

    http://www.kinze.com/article.aspx?id=341

  5. Maverick Says:

    Dear GM, please bring the Trailblazer back to the US with the diesel 4-cyl engine that’s currently sold in Asia. The reliability of Body on Frame and RWD FOREVER! ;)

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Do Subaru/Toyota not sell a turbo BRZ/86 as a favor to the aftermarket? It seems that way. Those are fun, great handling cars as they are, but some people want more power. Why not just offer the STi motor as a factory option?

  7. Chuck Grenci Says:

    I sure hope that GM’s next mid-sized pickups stay the same size (or slightly efficiently smaller). Pickup-size-creep has led to our monster full-sized pickups of today. Keep them midsized midsize. Actually I’d be more happy with an S-10 (of old) sized small pickup but by 2021 I’d probably be out of the market. If the current Colorado had been introduced as S-10 sized, I’m pretty sure I’d be owning one.

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    The 2nd generation S-10 must have been a good vehicle, because I still see a lot of them on the road, even in road salt infested central Indiana. The newest ones would be 13-14 years old, and the early ones more than 20 years old. I rarely see a 1st generation S-10. Tbe salt has long since done them in.

  9. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Kit, I still see them too; in fact, just yesterday, I saw a white Extreme that looked showroom fresh. Living in S.C. for the last 40 plus years I’ve seen some salt rusted vehicles (these from the coast mostly) but the non-salted roads keep a lot of vehicles in pretty good shape. I had a ’98 that was just my size. :)

  10. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Kit, a heads-up (but you probably already know); Canadian Grand Prix on NBC 2pm Sunday.

  11. Albemarle Says:

    Agricultural automation is much further along than on road because the purchaser reaps the financial benefit. There’s no obstructions or sudden problems either.

    Interesting that Volvo would be promoting this in low wage Brazil because you find most ag automation in either high cost countries such as Germany, or on large farms like in North America where labour costs are the issue.

  12. Kit Gerhart Says:

    10 Thanks, Chuck. Yep, it’s even on broadcast TV, so I can get it with my antenna. I didn’t see the qualifying, but saw the results. It’s looks like real competition for both championships, much more interesting than the last couple years.

  13. veh Says:

    Agree that current pickups are huge, but I hope they don’t downsize the Colorado/Canyon too much. We will need to replace our leased F150 in 2 years and want to go smaller, but need to be able to tow 4000 lbs. An S-10 size truck will not be able to do that.

    Re: automated sugar cane harvesting. Great, but now you’re putting a lot of poor people out of work. We still haven’t had a serious conversation about that.