Colorado and Canyon Boast Segment-Leading Fuel Economy

Colorado and Canyon boast segment-leading fuel economy! The GMC Canyon is pictured here.

Colorado and Canyon boast segment-leading fuel economy! The GMC Canyon is pictured here.

When you think of the pickup truck segment, it’s likely the first word that comes to mind isn’t fuel-efficient—until now! General Motors recently announced the fuel economy for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, and they are more impressive than their powerful engines! They boast segment-leading fuel economy!

For the V6 midsize pickup trucks with automatic transmissions, the Colorado and Canyon offer 3 to 5 mpg better than competitors’ fuel economies, making both pickups segment leaders. With a 305-horsepower V6, the two pickups get an estimated 21 mpg combined with two-wheel-drive and 20 combined with four-wheel-drive.

“Colorado offers some of the best EPA fuel economy estimates of any pickup in a fun-to-drive easy-to-own package,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. The all-new Canyon also offers this great fuel economy with other innovations, including active grille shutters and an aerodynamic design.

These two fuel-efficient pickup trucks will go on sale this fall, so make sure you keep an eye on Hutch Chevrolet’s lot for their arrival!

Chevrolet Gifts Truck Lovers with 2015 Chevy Colorado

2015 Chevy Colorado: Chevrolet's Perfect Gift for Truck LoversChevrolet has a gift for you: a well-rounded, truck portfolio with three dynamic options. The newest to this lineup is the 2015 Chevy Colorado, which debuted at the LA Auto Show last month.

The Colorado was specifically designed to meet the needs of North American truck lovers. Its launch into the mid-size pickup segment bridges the gap previously unmet by light- and heavy-duty full-size trucks. It will “leave the competition in the dust far behind.”

When production begins on the Colorado in 2014, customers will be able to choose either the 2.5-liter I-4 engine, which comes standard, or the 3.6-liter V6 engine for increased power.

In its second model year, Chevrolet plans to make a Duramax 2.8-liter I-4 turbodiesel engine available. This diesel engine option will be the first in its segment.

The Colorado is also expected to lead its class in towing capacity with the ability to haul over 6,700 pounds.

While the 2015 Colorado is designed for adventures on the job and off the clock, it incorporates advanced technology to keep passengers safe as well. Forward collision alert and lane departure warning, technologies never before seen in the mid-size segment, are just two of a host of the truck’s features.

Chevrolet’s engineers worked to provide truck lovers like us the opportunity to choose the perfect pickup for our lifestyles. At Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC, we’re pretty sure the 2015 Chevy Colorado is one gift for which you won’t need a gift receipt.

Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon to Return

2015 Chevy Colorado GMC Canyon PreviewWhen Chevrolet and GMC didn’t release a new model in 2013 for the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon it left many wondering if they too had decided to back out of the mid-sized pickup market.

Well, luckily GM has finally come through and given us light at the end of the tunnel with a teaser of what is to come. While we aren’t quite sure exactly when GM will be revealing the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon we don’t expect it to be too far into the future.

Production of the forthcoming Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon is scheduled to start in 2014. Hutch Chevrolet is very glad that the Colorado and Canyon will be making a triumphant return in 2015 and can’t wait for the duo to grace our showroom floors!

Smaller Pickups on the Comeback

2012 Chevrolet ColoradoFor the last few years truck lovers have leaned towards bigger and better trucks. As General Motors develops more fuel-efficient engines for these full-size trucks, smaller trucks are seemingly falling through the cracks. However, with an upcoming redesign, the previously-named Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon are ready to take back the spotlight.

GM’s new line of midsize pickups will be revealed later this year and plan to challenge the Toyota Tacoma in both fuel efficiency and custom features. In addition, President of GM North America Mark Reuss said these new trucks can do 95% of the work a big truck can do.

GM will be revamping their mid-size lineup from the inside-out. The Chevrolet and GMC mid-sizes are likely to take on a new name to start a new legacy in the small pickup market. GM’s likely target for the new trucks is younger drivers that crave adventure, love the feel of a truck, and often haul outdoorsy equipment.

Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC will carry both new mid-size trucks when they come up in early 2014. For more information on these trucks or to set up a future test drive, visit Hutch online at or in-person at their Paintsville, KY dealership.