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Left: Updated Tacoma Resistor, Right: Colorado Resistor

Left: Updated Tacoma Resistor, Right: Colorado Resistor

The fire-risk blower motor resistor harness has been recalled in the Hummer H3 and owners will start receiving repairs once parts become available. Owners of the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky should be able to use the updated parts as well but will have to pay out of pocket as General Motors has not recalled them at this time. The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon also use a similar design and pose a similar fire risk but are slightly different than the recalled part due to having one less blower speed.

Hummer owners will most likely wait a few months minimum for the updated parts to get to their dealers to perform their free recall repairs. Colorado and Canyon owners may be waiting much longer — if they are recalled at all. The only silver lining for the Colorado and Canyon is that they use a similar resistor to the Toyota Tacoma and share a connector. The Tacoma also suffered from blower motor resistor issues and received updated parts along with a Technical Service Bulletin in 2011.

Left: Colorado Resistor, Right: Old Design Tacoma Resistor

Left: Colorado Resistor, Right: Old Design Tacoma Resistor

The original resistors for the Colorado and Tacoma were produced by KRAH-RWI in Slovenia while the new Tacoma part is made by Denso in Japan. The updated part from Toyota features a better resistor style that runs cooler, but the important part is in the connector pins.

The pins on the new part are thicker and prevent the connector from losing contact, reducing the chance for arcing that’s been the cause of the fires. The mounting holes and sealing surface are exactly the same between the Colorado and the Tacoma parts and the resistance values are similar enough to work properly and allow all speeds to be operational.

Left: Old Tacoma Design, Right: New Thicker Pin Tacoma Design

Left: Old Tacoma Design, Right: New Thicker Pin Tacoma Design

The updated resistor is available as part number 87138-04052 from Toyota and other vendors for around $27, while the harness pigtail is part number 82141-04M40 and runs about $23 with shipping. The Toyota resistor can also use the original GM connector if it’s not damaged. Colorado owners started using the Toyota resistor around 2012 and have reported that it is successful in resolving their issues.

The best scenario is for GM to issue a recall and cover the repairs — but in the absence of that, the Toyota parts are well worth the $50 to give yourself some insurance against a fiery end for your truck. It is worth noting that if you’re unable to do the repair yourself you can expect to be charged for two hours of labor from a qualified shop to complete the repair, raising your total repair cost to around $250.

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May 2015 Was GM’s Best Month Since 2008, Pickup Trucks Just As Important Now As Then http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/may-2015-gms-best-month-since-2008-pickup-trucks-just-important-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/may-2015-gms-best-month-since-2008-pickup-trucks-just-important-now/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1092041 General Motors increased their share of America’s full-size pickup truck market from 35.5% in May 2014 to 38.1% in May 2015. Grabbing hold of an opportunity presented by Ford’s F-150 supply constraints and consequent 10% overall F-Series decline, U.S. sales of the Chevrolet Silverado jumped 11%; GMC Sierra sales increased 4%. The full-size pickup truck […]

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General Motors increased their share of America’s full-size pickup truck market from 35.5% in May 2014 to 38.1% in May 2015.

Grabbing hold of an opportunity presented by Ford’s F-150 supply constraints and consequent 10% overall F-Series decline, U.S. sales of the Chevrolet Silverado jumped 11%; GMC Sierra sales increased 4%. The full-size pickup truck market was up just 1.1%, year-over-year.

With such strong Silverado sales and modest Sierra improvement, May 2015 became the eighth month out of the last ten – and the third month this year – in which GM’s full-size trucks combined to outsell the Ford F-Series. Year-to-date, they lead the Ford by 4,497 units.

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Growth from the company’s pickup trucks was essential last month as large sections of GM’s lineup faced sharply declining sales. The whole car division slid 13%, a loss of more than 14,000 sales. GM’s six full-size, truck-based SUVs plunged 19% compared with May 2014, a decrease of 4,609 sales. By way of the fleet-only Chevrolet Captiva Sport’s disappearance, GM lost 6,202 sales, year-over-year. GM’s three commercial vans combined for a severe 33% decline, equal to 4,544 fewer sales from the Express, Savana, and City Express.

Yet GM’s total volume increased 3% and the automaker’s market share grew marginally from 17.7% in May 2014 to 17.9% in May 2015. Not since August 2008 has GM’s monthly U.S. volume been this high.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

But there are a number of significant differences between August of seven years ago and May of this year. In the former, you were trying to learn the words to Paper Planes, and just before August 2008 sales figures were released, society as a whole was learning who Sarah Palin is. And 15% of GM’s 307,285 U.S. sales were produced by dead brands: Pontiac, Saturn, and Saab.

Rather than learning song lyrics in May 2015, you were trying to figure out what a subcompact crossover really is and trying to figure out how to say farewell to David Letterman.

Yet some other factors haven’t been so severely altered. In August 2008, GM sold 85,953 pickup trucks, 28% of the company’s total volume. GM pickup truck sales in May 2015 totalled 82,361 units, or – you guessed it – 28% of the company’s total volume. (As an aside, GM owned 24.6% of the U.S. auto market in August 2008.)

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Of course, full-size pickups aren’t the only products deserving of credit for propping up General Motors in May. Indeed, midsize pickup trucks did their fair share, too.

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, launched last fall, were nonexistent at this time a year ago but added 11,782 sales to the GM tally in May 2015. For this second-generation Colorado, it was the best month yet and a continuation of a consistent upward trend. For its Canyon twin, May was similarly the best month yet; 15% better than the previous peak in February.

The midsize truck twins and full-size truck twins therefore added 17,387 more sales to GM’s bottom line in May 2015, a month in which the automaker’s other products combined for an 8,534-unit, 3.9% loss.

Other models contributing to GM’s growth in May 2015, modestly or meaningfully, include the Buick Enclave, Buick Encore, Cadillac ELR, Cadillac Escalade ESV, Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Sonic, Chevrolet City Express, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Traverse, Chevrolet Trax, GMC Acadia, and GMC Terrain.

Timothy Cain is the founder of GoodCarBadCar.net, which obsesses over the free and frequent publication of U.S. and Canadian auto sales figures. Follow on Twitter @goodcarbadcar and on Facebook.

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New Colorado And Canyon Are Now Worthwhile Parts Of GM’s U.S. Lineup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/new-colorado-canyon-now-worthwhile-parts-gms-u-s-lineup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/new-colorado-canyon-now-worthwhile-parts-gms-u-s-lineup/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:12:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=995770 Although General Motors’ full-size truck twins failed to outsell the Ford F-Series in January 2015, GM still came out on top as the best-selling truck manufacturer in America last month. In the previous five months, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra had accomplished this feat on their own, outselling the F-Series by 939 units in […]

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Midsize truck sales chart January 2015Although General Motors’ full-size truck twins failed to outsell the Ford F-Series in January 2015, GM still came out on top as the best-selling truck manufacturer in America last month.

In the previous five months, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra had accomplished this feat on their own, outselling the F-Series by 939 units in August 2014, 7076 in September, 2120 in October, 6294 in November, and 6918 units in December 2014. (The F-Series outsold the Silverado/Sierra by 12,263 units in calendar year 2014 and the total GM pickup truck family by 1045 units.)


• Colorado/Canyon sales steadily rising

• 14 of GM pickup sales generated by midsize trucks

• Still not approaching historic levels


Fast forward to January, when pickup truck volume jumped 22% year-over-year and the F-Series’ core F-150 line became more available in new aluminum-intensive form, and GM’s bigger set of twins fell 5643 sales short of overtaking the F-Series for a sixth consecutive month. But viewed as a full-line pickup truck manufacturer, GM’s 42% YOY improvement to nearly 57,000 sales was more than enough to fend off Ranger-less Ford.

That oranges-to-clementines comparison is hardly the point, however. Rather, the significant story is that GM’s midsize trucks – their big small trucks – made a significant difference to GM’s total monthly sales output last month. Including the Colorado and Canyon, GM sales jumped 18.3% to 202,786. Without them, GM sales were up 13.5% to 194,639, slightly behind the growth rate of the overall industry.

In their previous best month, December, the new versions of the Colorado and Canyon accounted for just 2% of GM’s U.S. volume. That figure doubled to 4% in January, of far greater value (on volume terms) than the Chevrolet Sonic and Spark (3.3%), Cadillac’s cars (2.7%), commercial vans (2.8%), or the Aussie-import SS and Caprice (0.1%).

We previously established that the trucks earned 31.8% of the small/midsize truck segment, a category dominated by the Toyota Tacoma. That compares unfavourably with the 34.6% market share GM earned in the full-size truck segment last month. But the smaller twins are still making headway, with the new Chevrolet Colorado overtaking the Nissan Frontier for the first time in January and the new GMC Canyon topping the 2K mark for the first time.

2015 Chevrolet ColoradoBack to their impact at General Motors specifically, the Colorado and Canyon generated 14.3% of the company’s pickup truck sales in January; 5.9% of GM’s overall light truck volume. Those are huge increases from the 6.4% pickup truck share and 2.9% light truck share that GM’s new midsize trucks earned in the GM U.S. realm in December and the 4.7% and 2.2% figures the pickups put up in November.

Therefore, we’ve likely not seen the full range of their capability when it comes to attracting U.S. pickup truck buyers. But what kind of tidal change is required for these trucks to return to the levels achieved a decade ago? Chevrolet sold 128,359 Colorados in the United States in 2005, or approximately 10,700 per month. Canyon volume was running at nearly 3000 monthly sales in 2005.

The difficulty? Matching those sales in a market that has long since shifted to full-size pickups.

The possibilities? GM’s trucks aren’t competing with the Ranger, Dakota, Raider, Equator, B-Series, or Isuzu i-Series trucks, pickups which produced 7.2% of the total pickup truck category’s volume in 2005 and fully one-third of small/midsize truck sales that year.

Timothy Cain is the founder of GoodCarBadCar.net, which obsesses over the free and frequent publication of U.S. and Canadian auto sales figures.

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GM Already Adding Third Shift At Mid-Size Truck Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/gm-already-adding-third-shift-mid-size-truck-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/gm-already-adding-third-shift-mid-size-truck-plant/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:04:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=913754 GM’s new mid-size pickup trucks aren’t even on sale yet, but the auto maker is already preparing to add a third shift at its Wentzville, Missouri assembly plant, which will result in 750 additional jobs. The third shift will come online in early 2015. GM claims to have received as many as 30,000 dealer orders […]

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GM’s new mid-size pickup trucks aren’t even on sale yet, but the auto maker is already preparing to add a third shift at its Wentzville, Missouri assembly plant, which will result in 750 additional jobs.

The third shift will come online in early 2015. GM claims to have received as many as 30,000 dealer orders for the mid-sizers so far – whether they end up in customer hands without major incentives or discounts is a whole other matter.

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Quote Of The Day: The Colorado Pricing Paradox http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/quote-day-colorado-pricing-paradox/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/quote-day-colorado-pricing-paradox/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:40:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=883298 The pricing announcement for GM’s mid-size trucks raised a big question at TTAC – namely, how are they supposed to compete with GM’s full-size trucks when there are such hefty rebates already available? Reader dwford commented “My 2014 GMC Sierra SLE Double Cab 4×4 with Z71, leather, 18″ wheels, auto climate control, heated seats, 5.3L […]

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The pricing announcement for GM’s mid-size trucks raised a big question at TTAC – namely, how are they supposed to compete with GM’s full-size trucks when there are such hefty rebates already available?

Reader dwford commented

“My 2014 GMC Sierra SLE Double Cab 4×4 with Z71, leather, 18″ wheels, auto climate control, heated seats, 5.3L V8 stickered for $44,455, I negotiated to $41,140 – $6750 rebates = $34,390+++. They priced the Canyon Crew Cab 4×4 V6 with leather at $37,875. Do you see the problem here…”

Aside from regulatory issues, pricing has been a big problem for smaller trucks. There generally aren’t enough customers willing to pay full-size truck money (when incentives, generous ones at that) are taken into account, for a small or mid-size truck. Yes, there are plenty of logical reasons why an individual would want one. But the business case is rarely there, and the general ethos of “bigger truck = better/more macho/more impressive” doesn’t help matters either.

I’m interested to see what GM will do in terms of marketing these trucks. As another reader noted, it will be tough to advertise the mid-size trucks, and then run ads for full-size trucks showing incentives worth thousands of dollars, if not more. The other scenario is that GM will have to discount the mid-size trucks almost immediately to ensure a healthy gap between the trucks and their pricing structure.

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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Pricing Announced http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/chevrolet-colorado-gmc-canyon-pricing-announced/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/chevrolet-colorado-gmc-canyon-pricing-announced/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:18:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=883042 GM announced pricing for their mid-size trucks, with the Chevrolet Colorado starting at $20,995 and the GMC Canyon starting at $21,880. Those sticker prices are ostensibly for a base, 2WD extended cab with a 6-speed manual transmission. Crew cab versions with V6 power and 4WD will cost more, with GM telling the media “…the Colorado LT […]

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GM announced pricing for their mid-size trucks, with the Chevrolet Colorado starting at $20,995 and the GMC Canyon starting at $21,880.

Those sticker prices are ostensibly for a base, 2WD extended cab with a 6-speed manual transmission. Crew cab versions with V6 power and 4WD will cost more, with GM telling the media

“…the Colorado LT crew cab with 2WD and the 5-foot box has a starting price, including dealer freight, of $27,985. The Colorado Z71 crew cab 4×4 with the 5-foot box starts at $34,990…”

GM was more loose with details on the Canyon

“…beginning with the SLE trim level, with prices starting at $27,520 (2WD extended cab), Canyon customers get aluminum interior trim, soft-touch instrument panel and door pads, EZ-lift and lower tailgate, eight-inch diagonal color-touch radio with Intellilink, and OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with a three-month or three-GB trial (whichever comes first).  A 4WD Canyon SLT crew cab short box model starts at $37,875, and includes the 3.6L V-6 engine with 305 horsepower, leather-appointed seating, automatic climate control, 18-inch polished cast-aluminum wheels, remote start and an automatic locking rear differential.”

Detailed pricing and fuel economy figures are said to be announced closer to launch.

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Chicago 2014: Deep Dive with the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/chicago-2014-deep-dive-with-the-2015-chevrolet-colorado/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/chicago-2014-deep-dive-with-the-2015-chevrolet-colorado/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:54:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=734601 A few short hours ago, I was in McCormick Place with a handful of auto journalists and GM’s 2015 Chevy Colorado team. It was a lucky break- a last-minute invitation to meet with some GM brass before the hectic onslaught of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show’s press days and ask them the questions that my […]

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A few short hours ago, I was in McCormick Place with a handful of auto journalists and GM’s 2015 Chevy Colorado team. It was a lucky break- a last-minute invitation to meet with some GM brass before the hectic onslaught of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show’s press days and ask them the questions that my fellow alt-fuel/cleantech gear heads wanted answers to.

So, here it is: the 2015 Chevy Colorado, in the 72 dpi digitized flesh and packed with some seriously trick goodies. Will this (and its GMC Canyon twin) be enough to reclaim the compact truck throne, however? You’d better believe it- the Colorado is that good!

 

2015 Chevy Colorado: the Look


Make no mistake, this is one seriously good-looking trucklet. Chevy’s 2015 Colorado is a true mid-sizer, but the look is more F-150-fighter than Nissan Frontier. Size-wise, more than one of my fellow deep-divers commented that “it’s the perfect size”, and I think it’s just short enough to make a reasonable case for having one in Chicago.

Chevy Colorado Z71

Chevy Colorado Z71

Chevy Colorado Z71

As you take a look at the photos of the Z71 off-roader version of the Colorado, look at the soft, velvety look of the black plastics and the crisp inner workings of the headlight. This is a far cry from the old S-10 EXtreme and its “generic level 2″ plastics.

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Chevy Colorado Z71

 

2015 Chevy Colorado: the Cockpit


Inside, the truck’s 2015 MyLink infotainment system is decidedly more Chevy Sonic than Chevy Cruze, and that is a very good thing. All the buttons were logically labeled, there didn’t seem to be any of the convoluted “touch screen + button + more screen-touching” command sequences that made me loathe the Cruze’s MyLink. It had another neat trick, as well: a fully-functional Pandora app.

Is that game-changer? I’m much more excited about my Pandora stations than I am about XM/Sirius, so- yes? Just pretend you can already hear my blasting Shakira and Ke$ha as loud as the Chevy Colorado’s speakers will let me.

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Chevy Colorado Interior

Chevy Colorado Interior

Chevy Colorado Interior

 

2015 Chevy Colorado: Seating


The biggest complaint anyone ever had about a compact pickup (think old Chevy S-10, 90s-00s Ford Ranger, etc.) wasn’t that they weren’t capable enough, it’s that getting in and out of the things was always a pain. It was a pain when I was 23, and it would be a bigger pain today, more than a decade later. I’d never climb over a front seat to get into a side-facing jumper again, and- in a truck that’s the size of the new 2015 Chevy Colorado, I won’t have to.

Ingress and egress seems straight-forward enough. You just open the solidly-mounted, triple-sealed doors, climb into the quality-feeling vinyl/cloth seats, and shut the door with a satisfying, Mercedes C-Class level “whooomp”. Actually, open the door and slam it shut a few more times. It is a hugely satisfying feeling that was totally absent in my 1991 GMC Jimmy, even with the rose-colored lenses of nostalgia firmly in place.

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The 2015 Chevy Colorado has a cleverly adjustable seatbelt that adjusts at the shoulder AND at the hip. More comfortable belts are more likely to be worn, so this is a huge step towards 100% adoption of belts- especially out in rural ‘Murica where the Big Gulp comes in more than one size of early-onset diabetes.

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2015 Chevy Colorado: the Tough Questions


I hate to tell you this, guys- but I didn’t get the scoop on the 2015 Chevy Colorado’s EPA fuel economy. I can’t tell you what the EPA numbers on the 2016 diesel will be, either. I also couldn’t tell you if the truck is E15 or E20 compatible, because the GM engineer on hand (a lovely, polite woman who I mistook for another journalist, despite the Riot Grrl leanings of my youth) didn’t know. I also couldn’t tell you if GM plans to include the Colorado in its CNG fleet plans, but I was told, wink-wink, nudge-nudge style, to expect a bi-fuel announcement from GM soon.

A few things I did find out? The upcoming V6 version of the 2015 Chevy Colorado- which uses the same 3.6 liter VVT V6 engine used in Cadillacs and Buicks …

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… and that, in truck duty, the V6 is expected to be able to haul up to 6700 lbs (!?). That’s more than enough to safely haul any number of RVs, fishing boats, and (dare I say it?) race cars- and the Colorados will be available with fully integrated receiver hitches and easy-to-access wiring for 4 and 7 pin connectors.

So, that’s something- no? What do you guys think? Am I right in thinking Chevy’s hit a home run with this new 2015 Colorado, or do you think Nissan and Dodge will out-Darwin it with their 28 MPG full-size diesel half-tons? Let us know what you think in the comments, below. Enjoy!

 

Originally posted to Jo’s other site, Gas 2.

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2015 GMC Canyon Revealed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/2015-gmc-canyon-revealed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/2015-gmc-canyon-revealed/#comments Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:10:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=696777   So, it’s mechanically identical to the Colorado. But it comes in brown.

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Chevy Gives Us An Idea Of The Size Of The New Colorado Ahead Of LA Reveal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/chevy-gives-us-an-idea-of-the-size-of-the-new-colorado-ahead-of-la-reveal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/chevy-gives-us-an-idea-of-the-size-of-the-new-colorado-ahead-of-la-reveal/#comments Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:30:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=649650 Having already launched the all new fullsize 2014 Silverado & GMC Sierra pickups and 2015 Heavy Duty versions of those trucks this year, General Motors is turning its attention to midsize trucks as it gets ready to reveal the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. GM has […]

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2015-chevy-colorado-teaser-1-optHaving already launched the all new fullsize 2014 Silverado & GMC Sierra pickups and 2015 Heavy Duty versions of those trucks this year, General Motors is turning its attention to midsize trucks as it gets ready to reveal the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. GM has already teased photos of parts of those trucks’ front ends and now they’ve released another image, this time of a draped Colorado sitting next to the new Silverado.

While the new truck is covered up, the photo does give us an idea of its scale, which appears to be significantly larger than the previous Colorado. Production will begin next year at GM’s Wentzville, Missouri assembly plant. Chevy says that it “is engineered to be the most capable, most versatile and technologically advanced midsized truck in the market.”. You can watch the reveal live from the LA show on November 20 here.

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GM Will Introduce Two Mid-Size Pickups For 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/gm-will-introduce-two-mid-size-pickups-for-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/gm-will-introduce-two-mid-size-pickups-for-2015/#comments Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:48:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483445 GM will have two new mid-size pickups out in 2015, just in time to steal the spotlight from the all-new Ford F-150. And according to TTAC Commenter and GM exec Mark Reuss, the two trucks should have fairly different missions. Speaking to the Detroit Free Press, Reuss said that the Chevrolet pickup will be a […]

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GM will have two new mid-size pickups out in 2015, just in time to steal the spotlight from the all-new Ford F-150. And according to TTAC Commenter and GM exec Mark Reuss, the two trucks should have fairly different missions.

Speaking to the Detroit Free Press, Reuss said that the Chevrolet pickup will be a “lifestyle” oriented truck, while GMC’s truck would be aimed at fleets and small businesses. Reuss also said that the new trucks would have all-new powertrains and be slightly larger than a Toyota Tacoma. We can only hope that this includes some kind of diesel, perhaps the Duramax that’s offered in the Thai version of the Chevrolet Colorado.

Perhaps our Aussie/global readers can fill us in on the subtitles of the Colorado vs. Hilux debate as well.

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