September 24, 2012
GM to Build All-new GMC Canyon Mid-size Pickup
General Motors announced to its dealers it plans to bring back the GMC Canyon mid-size pickup as an all-new model.
GM plans to build this vehicle in Wentzville, Mo., and stated it will announce production dates later this year. The automaker hasn’t yet released further details about the all-new Canyon.
“While we continue to make strong progress in fuel economy gains on our full-size trucks, we know that there is a group of customers who want the functionality of a truck but may not need a full-size pickup,” said Tony DiSalle, VP of Buick and GMC marketing. “We believe that introducing a new, agile and efficient mid-size Canyon will meet the needs of many pickup buyers.”
A total of nine new or updated models, including the Canyon, will be announced by GM over the next 12 months, the automaker said. Others include the Buick Enclave luxury crossover, Buick Regal luxury sport sedan, Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan, GMC Acadia crossover, GMC Sierra and Sierra HD full-size pickups, and the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL full-size SUVs, as well as the Buick Verano luxury sedan and the the GMC Terrain small SUV. The automaker also announced it will offer luxury Denali versions for four of its models and a 2.0L turbocharged version of the Verano.