GM Teases Next-Generation Colorado, Canyon

TTAC Staff
by TTAC Staff

TTAC readers looking to debate the “mid-size vs. full-size” truck matter have more fodder now that GM has unveiled a teaser photo of their new mid-size trucks.

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will go into production next year, with a debut rumored for as soon as November’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Based on the Thai-developed global mid-size truck platform, the trucks will be the lone mid-size domestic entries, and will compete with aging mid-size products like the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier.

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  • Toxicroach Toxicroach on Aug 09, 2013

    Well, the Holden Colorado looks pretty awesome, but wow. They better not cost $45000 US like they do in Aussie bucks.

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    • Grinchsmate Grinchsmate on Aug 12, 2013

      @Big Al from Oz Sounds interesting. Do you have a link for it?

  • Catachanninja Catachanninja on Aug 09, 2013

    All I want is to be able to drive off road and occasionally move furniture so I would be thrilled to see medium duty trucks make a comeback

  • Jeff S Jeff S on Aug 10, 2013

    @Big Al--Your Mazda at 30k would be competitive with a crew cab, 4 wheel drive, and heated leather seats. My wife's new 2013 Honda CRV was 31k with AWD, heated leather seats, navigation, all weather package with mud flaps. My 2008 Isuzu crew cab with 4 wheel drive, tow package, and heated leather seats listed at 31k new which I paid a lot less for new. A fair comparison of trucks should be a full size and a midsize with the same cab configuration and the same options. A comparable optioned truck to your Mazda and my Isuzu would be a new full size crew cab 4x4 with tow package and heated leather seats that would sticker in at least the 50k range. Sure put a discount on the hood but it would still be more. If one needs or wants bigger then they will buy it regardless of price but do not compare a single or extend cab to a loaded midsize crew cab, its apples and oranges. As for an affordable trim line, GM will have to price these competitively in order for them to be successful.

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    • 95_SC 95_SC on Aug 11, 2013

      @Big Al from Oz Ugh...Once again, my Frontier is the same as your damn Navarra and I can drive it any time I good and well please. I have driven the diesel and the VQ40DE in the one I own is a pretty sweet motor for a vehicle this size and while the Diesel was easier at the pump the V6 is a rocket by comparison. I have driven many of the global trucks and none of them stand out as anything particularly special. The TaTa trucks in fact tended to shed interior parts regularly and they were new. The 70 series Land Cruiser trucks were bar none the toughest and best built of the bunch and that design made the Frontier/Navarra and Hi Lux seem new. Different sort of vehicle though. Interestingly you say we can't get these rugged "global" vehicles yet there I am in my little avatar in the corner of this very post standing in the engine compartment of my very own FZJ-80. And I could head right down and trade it in on a 200 series rig or a Land Rover if I so desired. So why aren't we protecting the high end SUV market? Even Hyundai sells a body on frame SUV here. Seems that if this market was all that closed this would not be. We don't buy midsize trucks in large quantity because we have an option that works better HERE and the market has spoken. The only way we will buy midsize trucks is if CAFE kills the fullsize market. And while I can't drive a HiLux isn't the 4 Runner based on the global Hilux with the Lexus GX being a Land Cruiser Prado with Leather and Sat Nav? And given my last S-10 it will take many years of stellar reviews on these GM trucks to get me to consider coming back into the fold. And Asian markets vary pretty widely wouldn't you say? Pretty big swing from Japan to Afghanistan to China and North Korea wouldn't you agree?

  • Jeff S Jeff S on Aug 11, 2013

    @Big Al--Heated leather seats are a more common option on a full size pickup. That was one reason I bought the Isuzu with driving mostly in Jan thru March. Also it was an outstanding deal It is very hard to find heated leather seat on any midsize truck.