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GM expands production of Chevrolet Colorado, Canyon at Wentzville Plant to meet global demand

According to a General Motors (GM) Company executive, the automobile manufacturer will raise the production rate of its Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup, which has suffered from low supply since it was launched for customer sales 18 months ago.

Production and assembly of the Chevrolet Colorado are being held at GM's plant in Wentzville, Missouri, where its sibling vehicle GMC Canyon is also produced. According to Chevrolet Director of Truck Marketing Sandor Piszar, there is a "hard tooling capacity on the line.”

To meet the demand for the trucks, Piszar said that the company will increase the production capacity at its Wentzville plant. Additionally, GM Wentzville plant spokesman Darin Copeland confirmed that the company is working on the line speed to produce more trucks.

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2017 GMC Canyon Denali introduced at LA Auto Show

The 2017 GMC Canyon Denali made its public debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Set to start selling in late 2016, the 2017 Canyon Denali demonstrates how GMC is able to give the Canyon midsize truck the Denali treatment. In case you don’t know, Denali is what GMC refers to as its best expression of its styling, performance, and luxury.

This moniker is a reference to Mount Denali, the topmost peak in the North American region. According to Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, the Canyon is the “first and only” premium midsize truck in its segment that delivers unrivalled capability and fuel economy as well as optimum refinement and handling.

Aldred also said that the 2017 Canyon Denali represents an improvement over the long line of vehicles that have had the Denali nameplate since it was launched almost 17 years ago. Numerous awards have been given to the Denali name because of its unique style, elegant interior, and valuable features.

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2016 GMC Canyon diesel gets 31 mpg highway rating from EPA

GMC reveals that its two-wheel drive 2016 GMC Canyon diesel has been rated by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency with a 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway with a 25 mpg combined. The four-wheel drive version meanwhile obtained a 20 mpg city and 29 mpg highway rating with a 23 mpg combined.

Aside from these fuel economy ratings, the Canyon has also been given a “Certificate of Conformity” by the EPA. What this means is that after the testing and evaluation of the Canyon’s emission control system, the EPA states that there were no concerns or any issues found. Duncan Aldred, who is the vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, shares that the Canyon was made for customers who prefer smart-sized premium pickups that is not only highly efficient by quiet and capable too.

With the addition of the Duramax diesel engine, this allows customers to have additional options for their vehicles. This is what it means to have the company’s professional grade ethos, concludes Aldred. The fuel economy of the Canyon is the best for its segment and offers not just amazing mileage but high trailering ratings.

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GM cuts lunch break to boost output of Colorado, Canyon pickups

General Motors had a pleasant surprise when its Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups sold very quickly but with it comes the dilemma of having to meet demand. Its latest move to add production at its St. Louis-area truck plant was to cut an unpaid lunch break. GM had reshuffled its schedule to eliminate the production lull between shifts of 6 minutes.

In a day with three shifts, doing this translates to an extra 18 minutes of production. In a year, that’s 3,500 more trucks built. This is just one example of how car companies are finding creative ways to boost production from their plants instead of pouring more investment into new factories.

GM has been vigorously working to fill the high demand for the midsize pickups and the Chevy Express and GMC Savana commercial vans, which also roll out from Wentzville. A plant worker said that GM is hiring up to 1,000 "flex" workers. Most of them will fill shifts on Saturday and Sunday.

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The return of General Motors to offering smaller pickups in the U.S. has revived a declining market segment but it appears now that its new trucks are hurting sales of its higher-priced models. The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon were launched last autumn. Since then, the midsize pickup segment has increased from 1.4% last summer to over 2% of the total U.S. car and light truck market.

According to some industry officials, the segment may double the annual sales to 500,000 units, which would have made up 3% of the market last year. IHS Automotive analyst Tom Libby said that there are less positive trends that come with the growing figures for the Colorado and Canyon. GM cars and trucks make up 9 of the top 10 formerly owned by those who buy the Colorado and Canyon.

IHS data show that those who own full-size Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks account for over 16% of the buyers who switched into both smaller GM pickups. Libby said that these data are “ominous” and that there could be a deeper problem related to the possibility of affecting the sales of higher-margin models.

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GMC is offering a special edition of the Canyon -- the Nightfall. GMC will make the Canyon Nightfall available on both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive SLE crew cab models. Covered in Onyx Black, the special edition will be launched in the second quarter of 2015, General Motors said in a statement, with pricing to be announced closer to the availability date.

Prior to its launch, the Nightfall will be shown at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. The Nightfall package builds on the standard equipment on the SLE, including a distinct black grille, black assist steps, factory spray-in bedliner and 18-inch multi-spoke aluminum wheels, as well as a polished exhaust tip, automatic climate control and remote start.

The package means a lot of savings than purchasing each feature separately. GMC said that over than 40 percent of the initial orders for the Canyon include at least one pick from the accessory collection it developed for the truck.

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Although things were going smoothly and GM received over 40,000 orders for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups, it appears that the company will have to delay the big moment of delivery due to an airbag defect. According to the company, a safety recall to fix an airbag defect stopped the deliveries just two weeks after they began.

In a letter sent to dealers, General Motors said that there are problems with the driver’s side airbag connections that were wired incorrectly during the manufacturing process. In the next few days, GM will instruct dealers to reprogram the airbag’s sensing and diagnostic module with new software and once they did this, the deliveries can resume.

The company declined to give any details regarding how many pickups were affected but according to GM spokesman Alan Adler, 49 vehicles are already in customer possession. Still, the vehicles are safe to drive but for those who want their pickup fix and don’t want to wait, GM will offer free loaner vehicles.

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The 2015 GMC Canyon is already hitting the dealerships as deliveries started this month and looking at the numbers we must admit that it will be a hit, just like the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. Still, GMC chief Duncan Aldred wants to improve the deliveries numbers and add a Denali version of the Canyon.

According to Aldred, engineers and designers are already working on that. Although there are no details, we expect the GMC Canyon Denali to arrive with the same enhancements seen on the other Denali models including a bolder grille and aluminum interior trim.

If you don’t already know, the 2015 GMC Canyon is currently priced from $21,880, including the $925 destination charges.

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Chevrolet’s new 2015 Colorado made quite a buzz and dealers already ordered more than 40,000 units but today we expect this number to increase as the new pickup truck shows promises to return class-leading fuel economy figures.

According to GM, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder which delivers 200 hp and 191 pound-feet of torque, equipped with rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission will offer an EPA rating of 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg combined.

When using the six-speed automatic transmission as well as the two-wheel drive configuration, the numbers increase to 20 mpg city, 27 mph highway and 22 mpg combined.

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The 2015 GMC Canyon will start at $21,880, including the $925 dealer freight charge. The 2015 Canyon is offered as standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder direct injected engine that is rated at 200 hp, same found on the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. As standard, the new GMC Canyon comes with signature light-emitting diode or LED, lightning, a four-way power driver’s seat, CornerStep rear bumper as well as 16-inch aluminum wheels.

The 2015 GMC Canyon SLE (2WD extended cab) has a starting price of $27,520 including destination charges. According to GMC, the 2015 Canyon SLE customers get aluminum interior trim, soft-touch instrument panel and door pads, EZ-lift and lower tailgate, eight-inch diagonal color-touch radio with Intellilink, and OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with a three-month or three-GB trial (whichever comes first).

2015 GMC Canyon SLT crew cab short box model with 4WD starts at $37,875. This model is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 305 hp and comes with seats wrapped in leather, automatic climate control, remote start and automatic locking differential but also with 18-inch polished cast-aluminum wheels.

Read the entire article 2015 GMC Canyon gets a price tag of $21,880 in the US

The 2015 GMC Canyon made its debut today ahead of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, showing a bolder, more chiseled look. As you may know already, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is sporty and sleek, but the 2015 GMC Canyon actually looks like a smaller GMC Sierra full-sized pickup, but only by design of course.

According to General Motors, the new vehicle was designed in order to attract buyers of full-sized pickups from other brands. GM North America President Mark Reuss said that GM wants to “steal people from big pickup trucks in other brands with the GMC”. Built on GM’s global mid-sized truck platform, which made its debut in 2011 with the Chevrolet Colorado in Thailand.

Still, thanks to some extensive work made by GM engineers to ready the body-on-frame, the GMC Canyon is 40 percent lighter than the truck sold overseas. In terms of design, the 2015 GMC Canyon features a more premium look than the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and it comes with standard C-shaped LED daytime running lights and the well-known body-colored front grille with the signature horizontal chrome bars.

Read the entire article 2014 Detroit Auto Show: 2015 GMC Canyon officially revealed

Officials have confirmed that it is developing a next-generation GMC Canyon in a press conference. We know that Chevrolet intended to sell a successor to the Colorado compact pickup in the U.S. but GMC (General Motors’ truck brand) had delayed giving confirmation if there will be a follow-up to its Colorado twin.

In a prepared statement, Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick/GMC marketing, said that the fuel economy of its full-size trucks continue to improve. He also said that there are customers who like the truck for its functionality but they may not require a full-size pickup. He expressed confidence that many pickup buyers will be satisfied by a new, agile, and efficient mid-size Canyon that it will soon present.

Previous Canyons have not sold well. GMC has sold just 7063 units of the current Canyon pickup so far. For the same period, Chevrolet was able to sell 29,775 Colorados, which basically are the same except for some slight badging and trim details. This trend isn’t a coincidence too. In 2011, a total of 31,026 units were sold while GMC only got to sell 9590 Canyons.

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