Shanghai GMC dealer offering 4.5 metric tonnes of free gas with truck purchase
Posted May 21st 2012 2:32PM
Big trucks just aren't appealing enough on their own, at least in some places. For proof, look to a Shanghai GMC dealer who is offering about three years worth of free gas to anyone who buys a new Sierra Denali. Too bad it'll take about 20 years to pay off the big truck.
The dealer is giving away 4.5 metric tonnes (five tons) – about 7,571 litres (2,000 gallons), worth around CAD$8,173 in China – of petrol to new Sierra Denali buyers in China's largest city, according to The Detroit Bureau. The offer appears to be a nod to rising China gas prices, which are climbing towards levels similar to those in North America now that the Chinese government is doing less to artificially keep gas prices down. Full-size trucks have been sold in China for about three years and are known to be status symbols in China, says The Detroit Bureau.
There is, of course, a catch. The Denali, unlike most General Motors vehicles sold in China, is built overseas (for them) in the U.S., so the price tag is about $137,000, or more than three times what the model sells for in Canada. Here's hoping a few free car washes come with those full tanks.
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