VIDEO from Synaptic Digital and General Motors: GM Heavy Duty Trucks are Economic Bellwethers

Growth in GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado Sales Are Strong Economic Indicators

Jun 28, 2010, 15:26 ET from Synaptic Digital from ,General Motors

NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy begins to get back on its feet, signs that the recession is coming to an end are beginning to emerge.  One bellwether is the sales of pick-up trucks.  Pick-up truck owners generally purchase them with their work in mind.  Their automotives are important tools for their livelihood.

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When times are good, contractors and builders buy more of them to carry large equipment like tools for landscaping and lumber to build homes. Last month Americans bought 151,000 pickups, that is 19 percent more than a year ago, and sales of full-size pickups grew even faster.

As the demand for these all-purpose haulers returns, GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado have new and improved models in their showrooms. Their Duramax diesel engines are built with torque, payload and towing capacity in mind.

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