Tag Archives: gmc canyon

GMC Shows 2015 Canyon Midsize Truck Ahead of NAIAS

GMC revealed the 2015 Canyon today, ahead of the NAIAS. The all-new mid-size truck and its brother, Chevrolet Colorado – shown late last year in Los Angeles – join the all-new 2014 Silverado and Sierra 1500s, and the Silverado and Sierra HDs to give Chevy and GMC a line of pickups that cannot be matched by Ram or Ford F-Series. Continue reading

Posted in new vehicle | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

GM CFO Shows 2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups

Colorado and Canyon will join the all-new 2014 Silverado and Sierra 1500s, and the upcoming Silverado and Sierra HDs to give Chevrolet and GMC customers a lineup of pickups that cannot be matched by Ram or Ford F-Series. Both Ford Motor and Chrysler Group have inexplicably abandoned the mid-size segment to Japanese automakers, notably Toyota. Continue reading

Posted in new vehicle, people | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chevrolet Colorado Midsized Pickup to be Made in Wentzville as GM Tries to Forget Bankruptcy, Hummer and Shreveport

General Motors broke ground today on a $380 million plant expansion to its Wentzville Assembly facility to build the newly re-designed Chevrolet Colorado midsize pick-up in 2013. In the sad language oft used when describing the floundering U.S. economy, GM said it is “creating or retaining” about 1,260 jobs hourly and salaried jobs. The new Chevrolet Colorado is based on an all-new midsize truck architecture developed by GM do Brasil within GM’s global product development organization. Continue reading

Posted in auto news, economy, manufacturing, new vehicle, news analysis | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chevrolet’s All-New 2013 TrailBlazer Debuts in Dubai

The next generation TrailBlazer combines the hauling and towing capability of a body-on-frame SUV with what’s claimed to be the ride comfort and efficiency of a crossover. In other words, it’s a traditional American truck although it was developed along with the all-new Chevrolet Colorado pickup by GM do Brasil. While GM has announced the return of the Colorado to the U.S., but has not confirmed the TrailBlazer will join it, which seems an easy, though potentially cannibalizing, addition to the showrooms. Continue reading

Posted in auto news, concept, new vehicle, news, news analysis | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Midsize Chevrolet Colorado Pickup Will Be Built in U.S.

The GM Colorado decision once again raises the Ford Ranger question. Ford Motor once dominated the compact pickup truck market in the U.S. until years of product neglect combined with an assault by Toyota and Nissan pushed it to a footnote in the segment. This first forced the closing of Ford’s Edison, New Jersey plant. The remaining plant in Minnesota did not survive the tentative Ford UAW contract that is now being voted on, and will shut down later this year. Continue reading

Posted in auto news, manufacturing, new vehicle, news analysis | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Japanese Earthquake Shuts GM Truck Plant in U.S.

General Motors is the first auto company to announce that it will stop production at a U.S. plant due to a parts shortage resulting from Japan’s tripe tragedies of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdowns.

GM’s Shreveport Assembly in Louisiana will be closed next week. Continue reading

Posted in auto news, manufacturing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Chevrolet Colorado Concept Begs the Fuel Economy Question: Where oh Where is Ford’s Small U.S. Pickup?

Ford, which once dominated the compact pickup truck segment in the U.S., has said that it will close its Twin Cities, Minn, Ranger plant at the end of this year, offering instead more fuel efficient models of the gigantic F-150 pickup the best selling vehicle in the U.S. at 74,000 units year-to-date. The Toyota Tacoma is currently the best selling mid-size pickup truck in the U.S. at more than 15,000 units year-to-date, outselling an ancient Ranger – last major redesign was in 2001 – by more than 2:1. Continue reading

Posted in auto news, new vehicle, news analysis | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

General Motors Recalls Pickups, SUVs for Rear Wheel Lockup

General Motors is recalling almost 27,000 pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles from the 2011 model year because the rear wheels can unexpectedly lock, possibly sending the trucks out of control and causing an accident. Continue reading

Posted in auto news, new vehicle, recalls, safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment