GM to Debut New Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon

Chevrolet Colorado

Get ready for the return of the midsize truck!

The Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier have been the only real contenders in the “small” truck market for years now. I use quotes there because the Tacoma has become the size of an older F-150, which in effect has turned it into a full-grown pickup.

I love midsize trucks and am excited that the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will make their world debut next week at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, according to General Motors.

The automaker has released a couple of teaser photos along with a brief press release about the truck, which will debut during Chevrolet’s Nov. 20 press conference at the show. Luckily for us, the debut will be streamed live on the brand’s YouTube page.

GM said in a statement,

The all-new Chevrolet Colorado will reinvent what a midsized pickup should be. The Colorado is engineered to be the most capable, most versatile and technologically advanced midsized truck in the market.

Let us hope that’s true. Well, I don’t care so much about technologically advanced, but capable and versatile would be nice. As long as the truck is truly compact and has an efficient 4-cylinder option, I’ll be happy. Diesel would be fantastic. I also hope it’s not a carbon-copy of the bigger Chevy trucks, but I don’t want it to look like this, either:

Chevrolet Colorado

General Motors’ Executive Vice President Mark Reuss said of the trucks,

They look wildly different from each other, so there’s a big change from what we did before… I think the Colorado will be quite different in how we position it from the Canyon.

Used versions of the trucks keep getting less expensive, but reviews generally aren’t all that flattering. Depending on what’s under the sheet in L.A., waiting to buy new might be worth it.

What would it take to get you into a new Chevy Colorado or GMC Canyon?


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  1. Oh goody. Now you’ve got Malibu truck. Chevy is really going to get burned as people get tired of this styling which is already getting old– almost their entire lineup has the same front end styling. That said, hopefully GM won’t repeat their previous midsize trucks, which had mediocre quality and performance, resulting in failure in the marketplace.

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