Will the 2015 GM Full-Size SUVs Have a Hybrid Version?

"Will the 2015 GM full-size SUVs have a hybrid version?"

Anonymous

GM hasn't publicly said yea or nay on whether its next-generation large SUVs will be available as a hybrid, but based on the low sales of the previous generation, it seems unlikely.

The full-size Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban, GMC Yukon/Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade will have abbreviated 2014 model-year production because redesigned models based on GM's new large pickups are scheduled to arrive next spring as 2015 models.

Note that the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra aren't available as hybrids, and that GM dropped the slow-selling hybrid versions of the 2014 Escalade, Tahoe and Yukon.

What seemed like a good idea some years back didn't catch on, and some industry observers expect GM in the future will offer diesel engines in its light-duty large pickup trucks and SUVs instead of hybrid technology.

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Comments 

Eric

That's a shame if they don't bring a hybrid verison back. Large SUV Hybrids save more fuel than someone going from a civic to a civic hybrid. I would think a "second generation" of large GM SUV Hybrids would be significantly better (more mpgs, less costs) as technology advances.

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