We’ve been long awaiting the debut of GM’s newest midsize pickup trucks, but the wait isn’t over yet. GM just released a teaser image of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, but not much is revealed other than the basic grille designs of these two trucks.
The previous-generation Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon were sold from 2004 to 2012. Although a redesigned Chevrolet Colorado debuted in 2012, it was not sold in the US market. The new 2015 pickups will be based on this redesigned model, but with a different front grille design to better complement the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups. If this sneak peek and our spy photos are any indication, the midsize trucks’ styling will ape the blocky front-end designs of the larger trucks, with the Colorado displaying a prominent Chevy bowtie and single chrome grille bar and the Canyon mimicking the Sierra’s three-bar grille design.
With the departure of the Ford Ranger and Dodge/Ram Dakota, the Colorado and Canyon will compete in a depleted midsize pickup segment that now includes only the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. We have spied the Colorado and Canyon testing recently, and our spy photos revealed that the trucks will feature a direct-injection V-6 as one of the powertrain options. This could be either GM’s 3.0-liter or 3.6-liter V-6 engines, or possibly the 4.3-liter V-6 engine available in the Silverado and Sierra. It’s also possible that a four-cylinder or turbodiesel powertrain may be available in these trucks.
Stay tuned for more information to come about these trucks. Production of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will begin in 2014 at GM’s plant in Wentzville, Missouri.