2015 GMC Canyon: Good Things Come in Small Packages
Smaller size and maneuverable solution is all new for pickup customers
Oshawa, Ontario (Wednesday, July 23, 2014) – The growing popularity of smaller vehicles applies to pickups as well, and customers say maneuverability is a top reason for choosing a midsize pickup. The 2015 GMC Canyon delivers the right size vehicle for consumers who are looking for a more agile pickup.
“Not all customers require the full-size capabilities offered by larger models, but they value the strength and true-truck confidence delivered by the Canyon,” said Mike Speranzini, brand director of Buick and GMC in Canada. “These customers appreciate the unique combination of real-world maneuverability and convenience coupled with truck functionality.”
Packed with capability and comfort, the 2015 GMC Canyon is the smaller sibling of the 1500 Sierra full-size pickup, and the 2500 and 3500 Sierra Heavy Duty pickups. The 2015 GMC Canyon short-bed crew cab is 5,403 mm (212.7 inches long), 426 mm (17 inches) shorter than a comparable Sierra 1500, making it an easier fit in many parking spots and garages. Canyon’s overall width of 1,886 mm (74.3 inches) is 146 mm (5 inches) narrower than Sierra and 50 mm (2 inches) wider than the Terrain compact SUV, providing easier maneuverability around town. Yet the smaller size does not sacrifice functionality or capability.
“We engineered the 2015 GMC Canyon to be very capable and functional for mid-size pick up owners,” said Anita Burke, vehicle chief engineer for Canyon. “We know customers have varied needs for a pickup in this segment, using their vehicle to commute to work during the week, transport children to school and other activities. But on the weekend, they have a very different set of needs that match their active lifestyles. The 2015 Canyon delivers on all these needs.”
Source: Manufacturer press releases
The 2015 Canyon has a tight turning radius of approximately 41 feet (12.6 meters), making it easier to maneuver when parking or backing into tight spots. And features like electric power steering provide easier maneuverability in tight situations.
The 2015 GMC Canyon arrives in showrooms this fall.
About General Motors in Canada
Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs more than 9,000 people across the country and is a recognized leader in green manufacturing. GMCL markets the full range of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and related services through Canada’s largest automotive dealer network. More information regarding GMCL models can be found at www.gm.ca, or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.
About GMC in Canada
GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, and is one of the industry’s healthiest brands. Innovation and engineering excellence is built into all GMC vehicles and the brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. The 2014 Sierra half-ton pickup boasts all-new powertrains and design, and the Sierra Heavy Duty pickups are the most capable and powerful trucks ever built by GMC. Every retail GMC model, including Yukon and Yukon XL full-size SUVs, is now available in Denali luxury trim. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.gm.ca, on Twitter at @GMCCanada or at http://www.facebook.com/gmccanada.
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