GM, Isuzu agree to collaborate on next-generation medium-sized pickups

GM, Isuzu agree to collaborate on next-generation medium-sized pickups

Trucks will not be sold in North American where Chevrolet, GMC have therir own products.

October 1, 2014

Tokyo, Japan – Isuzu Motors Ltd. and General Motors have signed a formal agreement to jointly develop a next-generation midsize pickup.

Isuzu and GM previously developed two generations of pickups that have been popular in more than 100 countries around the world due to their strong performance, fuel efficiency, and durability.

The next-generation midsize pickup is expected to be sold in several major markets around the world. It will not be sold in the U.S. or Canada. GM and Isuzu had partnered in the past on smaller trucks for North America, but that arrangement ended when Isuzu exited the U.S. consumer truck market.

GM now develops and builds its own trucks for the North American market – the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

Based on a long history of cooperation and trust, Isuzu and GM will leverage their extensive know-how and technologies to develop the next-generation midsize pickup to match customer needs. The joint team will also leverage synergies and commonize components to enable further reductions in cost. The project will strengthen the light commercial vehicle business of GM and Isuzu, whose pickup represents the basis for the new model.

Source: Isuzu