Friday, October 3, 2014

2015 GMC Canyon: Top 5 Hits and Misses



The new 2015 GMC Canyon seems to offer quite a bit of value for what it costs, but this is by no means the perfect midsize pickup truck. We're guessing there will be a great deal of sales numbers watching, which will determine if GM can invest in more options, variations and even some special editions. But for that to happen, the three-truck strategy will have to bear fruit relatively quickly. We're guessing that the Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado will inject some much needed energy into the segment, but it will take some time. For now, here are our favorite and not-so-favorite details on the new Canyon.

Hits
  1.     Overall look of the truck echoes the Sierra 1500
  2.     All Terrain-exclusive AutoTrac is great 4x4 tech
  3.     Available rear-seat delete in extended cab for more rear storage
  4.     Available 4G LTE multiple hotspots for mobile internet access
  5.     GMC exclusive logo with spray-in bedliner
Misses
  1.     No optional axle gear choices for either engine
  2.     Extended cab doors only open 90 degrees
  3.     Why wouldn't it be a simple trans software program to include a Sport mode?
  4.     No larger side-view mirror option for better towing/bed visibility
  5.     Why not offer a 140-inch wheelbase extended cab with ultra-long bed?


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Cars.com image by Evan Sears

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