After delaying its Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon diesel trucks for a “final validation” issue, General Motors said Tuesday that the trucks would be on their way to dealers.
“The highly anticipated 2016 GMC Canyon diesel has begun shipping to dealers. We look forward to getting these trucks in the hands of our customers and appreciate their patience,” GMC spokeswoman Kelly Wysocki said in a statement.
Earlier this month we reported that people who ordered the truck — in some cases as far back as August — said GM was delaying delivery. A GM spokesman said the trucks were delayed due to a “final validation” issue. GM didn’t specify what the “final validation” issue was with the trucks, nor did they say why they were delayed.
When it announced the truck last year, GM said it would deliver those trucks by Fall 2015. The diesel-powered truck underwent additional testing by environmental officials before receiving its certification in November.
A spokesman for GM said the delay was not related to the trucks’ certification by the EPA, but did say that the delay only affected diesel-powered trucks.