GM’s return to the midsize truck segment is one step closer, with the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon shipping to dealers this week.
The trucks while loosely based off a global architecture have unique design for North America and are built in Wentzville, Missouri just outside of St. Louis.
Dealers and consumers alike have shown high-interest. GM says buyers have created more than 100,000 configurations of the trucks since the Chevrolet and GMC Build Your Own websites went live earlier this month.
Both Colorado and Canyon will offer a smaller overall package than the full-size 1500 series trucks from both brands and come in double and crew cab configurations as well s both two and four-wheel drive.
They’re available with a fuel efficient 2.5 liter four-cylinder with as much as 27 mpg highway and a larger 3.6 liter V6 engine with as much as 26 mpg highway.
And next year, Colorado and Canyon will even be available with a new 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine which is sure to offer top end towing as well as fuel-economy.
GM is also touting the trucks available OnStar with 4G LTE which makes them a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven mobile devices connecting to the Internet.
I can see the new-era tailgating scene now, beer and the smoke of barbeque replaced with tables, phones, and laptops.
We are hoping to get our first drive in the new GM Mid-Sized trucks at the Texas State Fair in Dallas this week so stay tuned.