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Ideas to Make GMC Stand Out
 

GMC - True Professional Grade Ideas

Ideas to Make GMC Stand Out
 
Posted July 10 2009 10:36 AM by Edward A. Sanchez 
Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, GMC

GMC Professional Grade

My fellow co-worker and Truckin' magazine feature editor Brandan Gillogly showed a thoughtfully and tastefully modified GMC Sierra HD in a blog post with a few strategic tweaks to make it more appealing to the heavy-duty pickup buyer. First and foremost, a solid front axle option. I wholeheartedly agree, as that's the prime complaint I hear from current owners or potential buyers on the GM HDs. He also suggested larger wheelwells for the common lifts and wheel/tire upgrades seen on these trucks. Those suggestions got the gears turning in my head to some more ideas on how GMC could further differentiate itself from the competition. Here are a few of my ideas.


  • "Crew Boss" Package: Make a diesel-hybrid package with the Allison, but build 110 and 220v outlets into the bed for power tools, a built-in toolbox, and even some docking stations for cordless power tool batteries (18v, 28v, 36v, etc.), a refrigerated compartment built into the side of the bed, a built-in refrigerated water cooler with a tap. (What jobsite do you NOT see one of these strapped to the back of a truck?) On the interior, mobile Wi-Fi connectivity, extra-deep console to fit a laptop, swiveling front seats to allow for a "conference room" setup inside the crew cab.
  • "Power Pack" Package: All the charging stations, outlets and water cooler of the Crew Boss on a basic regular cab/long bed or extended cab "work truck" version of the 2500/3500. Mild hybrid setup (gas or diesel) that will run the engine as needed to keep electrical current up for charging stations and outlets.


Make these packages exclusive to GMC. Nothing against Chevy, but right now, the "professional grade" tagline is nothing more than marketing fluff, in my humble opinion. Back up the slogan with some real substance.

Any other ideas you'd like to see on future GMC trucks?



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