2015 GMC Canyon Video

PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams got a chance to look over the 2015 GMC Canyon this week at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and what a grand Canyon it was. Williams took note of the "organic look" of the front-end styling (surprisingly more similar to the larger Sierra than the Chevrolet Colorado) and a host of aerodynamics-enhancing details, along with a distinguishing line across the front and rear fenders.

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One of Williams' favorite things about the new Canyon is that some of its finest features — like the easy-drop-and-lift tailgate — come standard. Check out the video above and decide if you could see yourself in the Canyon.

By Matt Schmitz | January 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Next Corvette Z06, GMC Canyon to Debut Next Week in Detroit

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In an age where automakers are downsizing engines left and right, the outgoing Chevrolet Corvette Z06 treats displacement like Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street" treats f-bombs. A centerpiece to GM's sixth-generation (C6) Corvette, the Z06's naturally aspirated pushrod V-8 displaces a monster 7.0 liters — one of the largest displacements this side of a heavy-duty pickup. It makes 505 horsepower and 470 pounds-feet of torque. GM says it hits 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and scorches the quarter-mile in just 11.7 seconds.

What's next? We'll soon find out.

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The Detroit News reports we'll see a seventh-generation (C7) Corvette Z06 on Jan. 13 at Detroit's North American International Auto Show. There will also be a next-gen GMC Canyon pickup, GMC tweeted Monday, which should closely follow the redesigned Chevrolet Colorado. (GM's four U.S. brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC.)

By Kelsey Mays | January 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Used-Car Prices Fall to Lowest Level This Year

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After rising slightly in April, late-model used-car prices dipped again in May. The average price for 2010 to 2012 used cars on Cars.com stood at $22,508 on May 1, a $159 decrease from April 1 and the lowest average price so far this year.

Of the 10 models with the biggest price drops in May, half of them were from luxury brands. Leading the list with the biggest price decline was the Lexus ES 350 sedan. After experiencing a run-up last month, its average asking price fell $2,682 to $30,735, an 8% decline. Lexus alone had three of the top 10 models, with the LS 460 full-size sedan and HS 250h hybrid both experiencing 3% price drops.

The top used-car price gains in May were more closely grouped than in prior months, ranging from 2% to 4%. Most of the top 10 advanced 2%, but two pickup trucks — the full-size Ram 2500 and compact GMC Canyon — saw 4% and 3% increases, respectively.

The chart below details the top 10 used cars from the 2010 to 2012 model years with the biggest price drops — as well as the 10 with the biggest increases. To be eligible for the list, a model had to have 500 cars in Cars.com's national inventory.

By Mike Hanley | May 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2010-12 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon

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GM is recalling 118,800 model-year 2010-12 versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks due to problems with the trucks' hood latch system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected vehicles were manufactured from Nov. 9, 2009, through Aug. 28, 2012 (check your vehicle's build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb) and could be missing a secondary hood latch. If the main hood latch is not engaged, the hood could open unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners starting Jan. 17, 2013, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any affected hoods for free. Owners can call Chevrolet 800-630-2438, GMC at 866-996-9463 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

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By Jennifer Geiger | December 20, 2012 | Comments (1)

GM Confirms New GMC Canyon, Plus Nine New or Updated Cars by End of 2013

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In a conference call minutes ago, GM confirmed a redesigned GMC Canyon will roll off the assembly line at the automaker's Wentzville, Mo., plant at some point down the road. Officials at Buick and GMC also confirmed nine new or refreshed products coming from the brands by the end of 2013.

We've already seen the refreshed GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave, as well as the new Buick Encore. But GM confirmed updates, as expected, on GMC's full-size trucks and SUVs: the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs, as well as the Sierra and Sierra HD pickups. Expect significant updates or full redesigns to the Buick Regal and LaCrosse, too.

"The Terrain and Verano will be the oldest non-commercial models for each brand in the showroom at the end of 2013," Buick and GMC marketing chief Tony DiSalle told reporters.

By Kelsey Mays | September 20, 2012 | Comments (10)

Recall Alert: 2011 Chevy Colorado, 2011 GMC Canyon

2011 Chevrolet ColoradoGM is recalling 4,674 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon compact pickup trucks from the 2011 model year because the windshield wipers may become inoperative, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In the affected vehicles, the wipers’ motor crank arm nut may loosen if the wipers are operated with a build-up of snow or ice or if the wipers are turned on with a dry windshield. If the nut is loosened enough, the wipers could stop working. This could reduce driver visibility and increase the risk of a crash.

The recall is expected to begin this month. Dealerships will secure the nut free of charge. For more info, owners can call Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, GMC at 866-996-9463 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.

By Dave Lee | May 11, 2011 | Comments (1)

GM Plant Shuts Down Over Japanese Parts Delay

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We have just received the first official word from a U.S.-based automaker that the aftereffects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami could significantly alter production here.

General Motors announced it would suspend production at its Shreveport, La., assembly plant — where the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon small pickup trucks are made — for the week of March 21.

The specific parts that are causing the shutdown weren’t released, but the two trucks feature a five-speed manual transmission produced by Aisin, a major transmission supplier based in Japan.

Other U.S. plants have canceled overtime shifts but haven’t suspended all production.

The pipeline of parts to the U.S. relies on shipping across the Pacific Ocean. We may start seeing the incoming parts simply not showing up and disrupting U.S. operations.

The Shreveport plant is scheduled to be shut down in 2012 as part of GM’s restructuring plans, and the two trucks made there see minimal sales. As of March 1 there was a 58 day supply of the Chevy Colorado and 58 day supply for the GMC Canyon. The industry average was 60 days as of March 1.

By David Thomas | March 17, 2011 | Comments (3)

Next-Gen Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon May Come to North America

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The midsize pickup truck segment does not share in the rapid evolution and competitiveness enjoyed by its full-size brethren (such as the Ford F-150). In fact, the last time a major design cycle happened in the category happened way back in 2004-05, when the next-generation Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and Dodge Dakota debuted.

The category definitely could use a shot of adrenaline, and General Motors may be the one to do it, according to PickupTrucks.com.

GM’s midsize pickups — the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon — are in the midst of a complete revamp. The two nameplates will share an all-new platform and are expected to make their global debut this year, sometime, in Thailand. Originally, the automaker planned to discontinue the pickups in the U.S. but has since revised its strategy to include the vehicles, which will probably go on sale here sometime in late 2013 or early 2014.

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By Colin Bird | February 15, 2011 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 26,751 GM Trucks, SUVS

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General Motors has expanded an earlier recall from last month over a potential problem with the rear axle/suspension, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Affected models include the 2011 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Colorado, Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe; and GMC Canyon, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL. While the initial recall affected only 1,262 vehicles (and all the vehicles were trucks), now 26,751 vehicles (including SUVs) are affected.

In the affected vehicles, the rear axle cross pin was not manufactured correctly. As a result, the pin could fracture and become displaced within the rear axle, causing the axle to lock up. This condition could make maintaining direction control difficult, increasing the likelihood of an accident without prior warning.

GM is expected to begin the recall Jan. 25. Dealerships will install a new rear axle cross pin free of charge on affected vehicles. For more info, owners can contact Cadillac at 866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, GMC at 866-996-9463 or NHTSA's safety hotline at 888-327-4236. Owners can also go to www.GMownercenter.com.

By Colin Bird | January 17, 2011 | Comments (6)

Recall Alert: 185,000 Compact GM Trucks over Child Seat Defect

Chevrolet Colorado - 2011General Motors is recalling 185,000 compact pickup trucks that share the same the platform because the child-seat anchor system doesn’t comply with federal safety standards, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Nameplates involved in the recall include the 2004-2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon twins, as well as the discontinued 2006 Isuzu i-280 and i-350 and 2007-2008 Isuzu i-290 and i-370.

By Colin Bird | November 24, 2010 | Comments (1)

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