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Old 02-02-2008, 07:22 PM   #1
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HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN THIS!?!?!

OK, GM JUST BLEW MY #$%#$ MIND!!!!

CHECK THIS OUT!

http://jalopnik.com/photogallery/GMC...THybridPickup/

This is the same chassis as the Pontiac G8, but rebadged for GMC... honest to god I can't believe how awesome this is! I LOVE it.

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Old 02-02-2008, 07:52 PM   #2
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half metal, half plastic...all crap



wtf is up with that tail gate? and its badged as a Denali XL but the pics all say 2008 GMC Caballero...? which is it? lol
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:24 PM   #3
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Denali XL is a trim line.

I personally love it. I did have low expectations for a 4 door Ute though, so it wouldn't be hard to impress me I guess. I like the detail around the tailgate.
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:27 PM   #4
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the front end looks like an Audi and the rest just looks...weird
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:43 AM   #5
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:46 AM   #6
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That actually looks really cool. Like the headlights, rims, look. That'd be pretty cool to see on the road.
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It looks way too much like a gigantic Honda.
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:48 AM   #8
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I don't care for the looks, but the drivetrain has peaked my interest. 4.9 with DI and AFM, and E85 capable making 326 hp (unknown torque), and dual mode hybrid drive. 50% better mileage than a conventional setup. Probably costs 50% than a conventional setup too
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:08 AM   #9
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:39 AM   #10
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wtf is up with that tail gate? and its badged as a Denali XL but the pics all say 2008 GMC Caballero...? which is it? lol
I think it's officially called the Denali XT. The people over at Jalopnik have a well-documented fondness for cars with a truck bed (El Caminos, Rancheros, etc.) Since this is a GMC version of a Holden Ute, they're probably just being facetious calling it a Caballero, alluding to the El Camino rebadge of yesteryear.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:44 AM   #11
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I guess part of my immediate fondness for this is due to the fact that I was really hoping the G8 wagon would come over (which its not), and this is now the next-best thing.

I live outside of Boston, and I am just about to buy my first house, so I am looking for something that is still fun to drive (at least more-so than a truck) but can still haul loads of stuff to-and-from Home Depot and can handle our big-winters.

I'd LOVE to see one of these with an AWD package and the L76. That would be (nearly) my ideal daily driver... but I am also VERY keen to see how the G8 GXP comes out, because that is also pretty awesome (though big HP RWD is less than ideal).

I guess I am also just wicked impressed with GM. They have release one good concept after another for the past few YEARS! It's just really cool to see GM regaining their footing and doing cool stuff again... yeah it might not be for everyone, but its new, its cool, its cutting-edge... and thats just cool weather you like it or not.

Anyway, I still dig it.

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I can't stand the trend of these gunslit windows. It makes it look like the car has been rolled over on the roof.
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I can't stand the trend of these gunslit windows. It makes it look like the car has been rolled over on the roof.
I feel the other way, I kinda like the tank-like appearance of those cars, so long as the streets dont get filled with them. I had alot more of a problem with the wedge body + bubble cabin look that was extremely popular a couple years ago. To each their own
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I like the bunker-window styling from the outside, but I don't like how it reduces visibility. Good for style, bad for practical reasons.

I agree with LSXcellent. An AWD L76 version would be wicked awesome. That would make for a great family/home improvement vehicle. Also, 3,500 lb towing capacity allows for towing some smaller toys, like jet skis. If I had a family and a house of my own, I would definitely look into getting this.
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:27 PM   #15
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Great find! I've been looking for larger pics of this sucker!
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:06 PM   #16
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I can't stand the trend of these gunslit windows. It makes it look like the car has been rolled over on the roof.
That's pretty funny... the gunslit windows are my favorite part!

The designer said something to the effect of 'It's a 21st century Al Capone getaway car..' and I agree. It has the look of a mean old-school-bank-robbery car.

I think that with the interior out of the current Denali, but dressed like more of a sports car interior, this could really be a big winner.

And yeah, 3500lbs isn't going to cut it for a contractor, but for someone like me who'd only be towing some kayaks or a small trailer to the dump, its PLENTY. Hell, I could tow a small race car!

To each his own I guess.

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Old 02-03-2008, 03:35 PM   #17
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I'm suprised at the gripes? to each his own I guess?

Personally; I'm lovin it. The design is ultra slick and the technology is first rate. I could easily see something like this in GMC/Chevy showroom in the not so distant future. Would make for a great companion alongside the 5thgen in the garage. Build it GM!!!
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:22 PM   #18
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Check out the Camaro style gauges!!!


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They're saying that this could replace the midsize GM pickups of today. I'm hoping it gets the green light.
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They're saying that this could replace the midsize GM pickups of today. I'm hoping it gets the green light.
Looks 70's-ish...
At first I thought it was the colors but I think it's the edgy styling that's bugging me.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:43 PM   #20
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Looks 70's-ish...
At first I thought it was the colors but I think it's the edgy styling that's bugging me.


its like futureland at disneyworld. what people of the 60's thought the 2000's would be like, cept with an added part.
this is what people of the 2000's think people in the 60's would have thought 2000's vehicles should look like...

does that make sense?
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:50 PM   #21
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:14 PM   #22
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:24 PM   #23
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It looks alright. Wouldn't own one personally though.
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Reading the tone of the official info from GM on the site for the Denali XT concept, I'd be shocked if they said "we're not going to build it".

http://www.gmc.com/denali-xt/index.j..._tile_denalixt
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:46 AM   #25
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It really is growing on me...very, very nice!

"4-wheel independent suspension"..... I wonder which platform this'll be on?
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