General Motors brought the mid-size GMC Canyon pickup back to the lineup for the 2015 model year, and now they’re looking to capitalize on the market. For the 2016 model year, the GMC Canyon’s mileage will top the segment. The truck is available in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive versions.
The 2016 GMC Canyon will receive the addition of a diesel engine that earns an EPA-estimated 22 city/31 hwy mpg for two-wheel drive and 20 city/29 hwy mpg for four-wheel drive.
Approved by the EPA with a “certificate of conformity,” the mid-size pickup’s diesel engine puts the 2016 Ram 1500 3-liter EcoDiesel V6, capable of 29 hwy mpg, in second place.
The Duramax 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine pumps out a massive 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with a 21-gallon tank, the truck offers a highway range of 651 miles between fill-ups in two-wheel drive versions. The diesel engine is available on the SLE and SLT crew cab models.
There’s no word on when the latest Canyons will roll into dealerships, but orders have been open for a few weeks now. So far, the 2015 Canyon has sold nearly 25,000 units.
We here at Wiesner of Huntsville are proud to see the latest GMC Canyon combining capability and reliability with fuel economy!
There’s an easy way to tell how good a vehicle really is: check out how well it’s selling. For the 2015 GMC Canyon and 2015 Chevy Colorado, that spells success. In fact, they’re both selling way more than General Motors could have anticipated.
2015 GMC Canyon
Back in March, GM added a third shift at its Wentzville, MO, factory, bringing total full-time employment to 3,500 hourly workers. Yet it’s already become clear that this won’t be enough. Demand for the two midsize pickup trucks is simply through the roof.
In response, GM plans to hire yet another 1,000 new “flex” workers for the Saturday and Sunday shifts to build an additional 2,000 pickups a month.
2015 Chevy Colorado
It even resorted to reshuffling and optimizing the working schedule, eliminating a six-minute break in production between shifts. That adds up to 18 minutes of production a day and more than 3,500 trucks a year.
See what all the fuss is about at Wiesner of Huntsville!
Each year, WardsAuto puts together their list of the best car interiors, highlighting which new vehicles best blend comfort, function, and style on the inside. This year, the 2015 GMC Canyon was chosen as one of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors.
It’s no surprise to us that the 2015 Canyon would be placed on this coveted list. The vehicle is frequently considered to be one of the most luxurious in its class, while maintaining the affordability of a non-official “luxury” car.
This balance of price and quality is part of what put the 2015 Canyon on the list, according to the website’s editor-in-chief, who points out that “shoppers need not buy a loaded full-size pickup” to get everything the 2015 Canyon has to offer.
If you haven’t had the chance to snuggle yourself into a 2015 Canyon yet, we recommend you check it out here at Wiesner of Huntsville. Let us know your thoughts on the 2015 GMC Canyon interior in the comments.
GM Dealers Take Personal Delivery of New Truck for Customer Satisfaction
The new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks are finally being delivered to Wiesner of Huntsville and other dealerships nationwide.
To show their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, more than 125 Chevy and GMC dealer representatives traveled to General Motors’ Wentzville Assembly plant to take delivery of their first orders.
To celebrate and commemorate the occasion, thirty-seven of the new trucks were parked in the shape of a large GM logo on the Wentzville Assembly parking lot and photographed from a helicopter. Dozens of trucks, dealers, and VIPs met at the plant to celebrate the truck launch and dealer drive-away.
“Hosting a dealer drive away event helps build excitement and awareness for the trucks and those who build them,” said Kathy Federico, president of the Mid-America Chevy Dealers Local Marketing Association. “It’s a great opportunity to show off and highlight not only what the Colorado brings to St. Louis but also what the plant does for the local economy.”
The 2014 North American International Auto Show, taking place all week in Detroit, Michigan, housed the best-of-the-best of the automotive industry for spectators to see. In this group, of course, was the 2015 GMC Canyon, which made its official debut at the show. There’s no doubt this midsize pickup truck will dominate its segment of the market later this year.
The Canyon will be available in crew cab and extended cab models, and will feature a standard 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with 193 horsepower and automatic transmission. Some of the safety features will include a rearview camera, trailer sway control, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and more. You’ll be more impressed, though, with the Canyon’s tech features, like an eight-inch color touch screen, IntelliLink, Bluetooth connectivity, and the list goes on. There’s not much more you could ask for in the 2015 GMC Canyon.
What do you think about the new midsize pickup truck? We sure can’t wait to lay our eyes on it when it goes on sale later this year. Check it out at the Detroit Auto Show here.