2015 GMC Canyon Makes Transporting Kids in Car Seats Easier
Small pickups aren't always friendly to back seat passengers. But the 2015 GMC Canyon will come with a unique safety feature that helps keep children safe and supported. In an extended cab pickup, the jump seats in back are often too small to support a car seat. To remedy the situation, GMC is making a headrest that can double as a seat extender. All drivers have to do is press a button to completely remove the headrest and slide it into the slots located under the seat. Now the seat is long enough to meet safety recommendations from child seat manufacturers. “The additional seat cushion length provides more support to the child restraint, which helps to reduce the rotation and the risk of injury in a crash," said Eduardo Bugelli, safety performance team lead for General Motors. Below is a video that shows just how the patent-pending system works. Standard safety features on the 2015 GMC Canyon include six airbags and a rearview camera, but the model also offers forward collision alert and lane departure warning as part of an available Driver Alert Package. The Canyon's body is made of 70 percent high-strength steel, which should provide even more protection. The Canyon goes on sale this fall. Source: General Motors
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