2016 GMC Canyon’s Mileage Tops Pickup Segment

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.

GMC Canyon’s Mileage

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!

Demand for GM’s Midsize Pickup Trucks Drives Production Up

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.

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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.

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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!