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General Motors is bottomward the amount of its agent auto engines to advantage the feature’s address to new customers.
The turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six butt motor is optional on several trim levels of the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickups and delivers best-in-class ammunition abridgement of up to 33 mpg on the highway.
When the agent was originally launched in 2020, GM priced it the aforementioned as the 6.2-liter V8 that is the beyond of the two eight-cylinder engines that are additionally offered in the trucks, but is now bottomward the amount by $1,500 on both the actual 2020 and accessible 2021 models.
GMC and Buick VP Duncan Aldred told the Detroit Free Press that the agent has been a almighty acquisition weapon.
“Over bisected of the bodies affairs the agent are new to the GMC brand,” Aldred said.
According to Automotive News, about 10 percent of Sierra 1500 buyers accept been allotment the agent option. The new appraisement makes it a $995 footfall up from the accessible 5.3-liter V8.
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Overall, Sierra and Silverado sales were up 6% and 4.1%, respectively, through the aboriginal bisected of 2020.
The agent will anon be accessible on GM’s full-size SUVs, the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade, which are based on its light-duty auto platform.