Midsize truck listings have always been highly trafficked on SpeedList.com, and two new entries to the segment will be pleasing shoppers of SpeedList even more very soon. The latest midsize truck offerings from GM are now one step closer to being in driveways nationwide, as the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon began shipping to dealers today.
“The Colorado was designed to meet the demands of the modern midsized truck buyer, and now we’re fulfilling the demand they’ve placed on us,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. “Chevrolet and everyone at the Wentzville plant has worked hard to get the truck out on time to fulfill as soon as possible the orders our dealers have placed.”
Said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of GMC: “We have heard our customers loud and clear – they want a modern midsize truck that’s refined and capable. We’re excited to introduce them to the Canyon. We’re confident the Canyon will redefine the segment, with the latest technologies and premium materials throughout.”
Both of the new offerings benifit from technologies like cabs and frames made with more than 72 percent high-strength steel, available active aero shutters to make the truck as aerodynamic as needed, and available OnStar with 4G LTE, creating a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven mobile devices to connect to the Internet — a plus for impressed passengers to search for a Colorado or Canyon of their very own.
The duo’s available 3.6L V-6 engines return 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway in 2wd form, making them the most fuel efficient V-6s in their class, offering three to five mpg better than their competitors. Next year buyers will be able to opt for a 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel as well.