2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Boast Class-Leading Power
Granted, midsize trucks are part of a shrinking segment, but General Motors hopes to revive this market with the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, which will have greater horsepower and towing capabilities than its direct competitors. GM has released final powertrain information for its two newest trucks, and it looks like the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will be available with two engine options. A 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder produces 200 horsepower while a 3.6-liter V-6 is good for 305 horses. Drivers can tow up to 7,000 pounds of gear in these models when properly equipped. Compare this to GM's biggest competitor, the Toyota Tacoma, which delivers between 159 and 236 horsepower depending on the driver's choice of engine, and can tow only 6,500 pounds. We don't yet know official fuel economy numbers for the 2015 GM trucks, but the automaker promises high numbers thanks to dual-overhead camshafts with variable valve timing, direct injection, and jet-spray piston cooling paired with aluminum blocks and forged-steel crankshafts. We expect the Colorado will achieve better than its predecessor's 21 mpg combined rating. Available transmissions on the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon include a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual for certain cab two-wheel drive models. Other features to expect on these new models include next-generation infotainment systems, Siri Eyes Free, 4G LTE connectivity, cargo management dividers, and CornerStep rear bumpers for easy access to the box. The new GM pickups arrive in dealerships this fall. Expect a diesel version to join the lineup for the 2016 model year. Source: General Motors
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