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GM Kills Medium-Duty Truck Line, Ironhide Unavailable for Comment

Posted in auto industry, Detroit, GM, GMC, Newsworthy, Trucks by Corey | June 8th, 2009 | 2 Responses |
<i>Sorry Ironhide, your end is nigh!</i>

Sorry Ironhide, your end is nigh!

It’s the end of the road for the General’s venerable line of medium duty trucks, better known to the public as the GMC Topkick, the Chevy Kodiak, and Isuzu H-series. What this means for Michael Bay is still being determined. Click through for the press release in all its glory.

Introduced in 1980, the medium duty line will end production next month. Why did the sale fall through? It’s hard to say. It’s difficult to believe these aren’t profitable – heck, they originally used the cabs from the GMT400 light trucks to keep costs down! GM’s incredibly brief press release don’t provide any answers. We’ll keep an eye out for the full story.


After four years of working with multiple potential buyers, General Motors has decided to wind-down its medium-duty truck operations. Production of the Chevy Kodiak and GMC Topkick medium duty trucks will cease by July 31, 2009.

[Source: GM]

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  1. sketch says:

    Well hey, it’s not like medium-duty pickups are good for anything except chronic compensators, anyway. And I’ve seen much proof that trucks such as the F350 are capable of doing that more than adequately.

  2. Miley says:

    I think they should keep them in production for people like me (even though I’m a girl) who like them. I was going to get one as my first car. Screw that idea.