Set to be based on a world platform, GM is seeking expertise from their division in Thailand, which is a major market for compact pickups. However, the new trucks will be built in the U.S. in order to avoid the infamous "chicken tax," a 25 percent tariff. Although both Toyota
make compact picks, GM will be left as the sole domestic automaker in the compact market. This will undoubtedly be quite appealing for many prospective buyers. Ironically, GM was planning to also discontinue their compact twins, but the news from Ford apparently made them re-consider their plans.