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This is another SUV with a cargo bed concept like the Toyota A-BAT and the Honda Ridgeline...

Toyota may have amazed some people at the Detroit Auto Show with it’s A-BAT Concept, a midsize unibody pickup up truck that is 4.61 m long, with a wheelbase of 2.85 m, and uses a four-cylinder engine mated to a hybrid system, but it is no surprise GM was able to react. The real surprise is that it has done it quickly. Only one month after Detroit, the Chicago Auto Show will witness the arrival of the GMC Denali XT Hybrid pickup truck, a vehicle that faces the A-BAT with some advantages.

The GMC Denali is bigger than the A-BAT (5.21 m long and with a wheelbase of 3.13 m), but keeps the central idea: the unibody, instead of a body-on-frame structure, what enhances driving behavior (since the body is more rigid) and lightness (in order to save fuel), and the hybrid system. In fact, it uses the two-mode hybrid system GM has developed in association with Daimler and BMW, considered to be one of the best in market, nowadays. According to GMC, this equation of lower weight and hybrid technology allows the Denali XT to be 50% better than other midsize pickup trucks when it comes to fuel economy. ...
Full article available here: http://www.worldcarfans.com/9080203.008/gmc-denali-xt-hybrid-debuts-at-the-chicago-auto-show
 

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Front end looks pretty good compared to the A-BAT. Whether GM will build it is another case altogether.

Expect the domestic fanboys (not here in particular, but in general from all over the place) who bashed the A-BAT concept's ideas to praise this GM concept, simply because it's not a Toyota ;)
 

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I think the biggest knock against the A-BAT was its styling. Very few (both here on TN and within the General automotive press) found it attractive.



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I'm not a huge fan of the tall front-end of the Denali XT (too "Ford 427 concept" like), but overall I find it attractive. I'm more interested in the 4.9 DI dual mode powertrain.
 

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Personally, if I were to get a mini-truck, I'd take a HSV Maloo R8 (Holden). If only they would bring it to the states. . . . . .

 

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I'm sorry, I know it's a concept and all....but jeez that is just irresponsible styling. How many drivers are going to ram into people, carts, or cars in parking lots? Those side view mirrors are obscenely small. And the lack of glass is going to make it seem coffin-like....let alone even less viability for the driver.

Maybe we should all drive around if freaking tanks with tiny like gun slits to see out of...............just stop when it "sounds" expensive. Who needs eyesight, just use your ears.
 

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I'm sorry, I know it's a concept and all....but jeez that is just irresponsible styling. How many drivers are going to ram into people, carts, or cars in parking lots? Those side view mirrors are obscenely small. And the lack of glass is going to make it seem coffin-like....let alone even less viability for the driver.

Maybe we should all drive around if freaking tanks with tiny like gun slits to see out of...............just stop when it "sounds" expensive. Who needs eyesight, just use your ears.
Yeah, you´re right! hahaha, they are tiny! Anyway, its just a concept.
 
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