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July 1999 News Archives
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  • GM to introduce new diesel
  • Barry Sanders retires
  • Sierra vs F-250 comparison
    GM to introduce new diesel
    Thursday, July 8, 1999
    General Motors will introduce a new direct-injection diesel engine for the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. The 6.6-liter turbocharged engine will be a joint venture between GM and Isuzu and will be manufactured in Ohio.
    Barry Sanders retires
    Wednesday, July 28
    Detroit running back Barry Sanders has officially announced his retirement from the National Football League. Sanders is less than 1500 yards away from Walter Payton's all-time rushing record, but says his desire to leave the game is greater than his desire to stay. The Lions have scheduled a news conference at 1 PM eastern.
    Sierra vs F-250 comparison
    Wednesday, July 28
    Car & Driver has a comparison test between the GMC Sierra 2500 and the SuperDuty Ford F-250. Despite the Ford's four doors and lower price, the winner was the GMC due to comfort and payload capacity.
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