2017 Canyon Denali has Added Premium Features

This 2016 Canyon hints at what the 2017 Canyon Denali will be like!

This 2016 Canyon hints at what the 2017 Canyon Denali will be like!

The Denali line has long been known for its premium features, style, and capabilities. Now, GMC is bringing that level of luxury to the 2017 Canyon Denali.

“Canyon is the segment’s first and only premium midsize truck, offering unparalleled capability and efficiency matched with maneuverability and refinement,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, in a statement. “The all-new Canyon Denali builds on that award-winning combination with the distinctive styling, luxurious interior and elevated content that has defined the Denali nameplate since its introduction nearly 17 years ago.”

The Canyon Denali will continue in the same tradition as other Denali models with a unique chrome grille and unique wheels, 20-inch ultra-bright-machined aluminum wheels with painted accents. It will also distinguish itself with chrome fog lamp bezels, five-inch-diameter rectangular chrome assist steps, a polished exhaust tip, and a standard spray-in bed liner.

This standout luxury model will go on sale late next year. To learn more at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY!

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!

New Safety Technology Widens Gap between GMC Canyon and Other Midsize Trucks

2015 GMC Canyon Features New Safety Technology for Child PassengersThe 2015 GMC Canyon, when it hits dealerships sometime this coming fall, will be a segment leader in oh-so-many ways. We can expect that it will crank out impressive numbers when it comes to fuel economy, horsepower, torque, and towing capacity, but it’s also got some other tricks up its sleeve—like new safety technology including an all-new patent-pending child safety feature.

The rear passenger headrest on the 2015 Canyon can be removed and plugged in “horizontally into the seat base.” Basically, you can take the headrest out of its normal position and use it to extend the rear jump seat farther. Why is this useful? Doing this allows most car seats to fit at least 80% of their bases on the truck’s seat, allowing the Canyon to better conform to safety recommendations than any other truck.

“It’s an elegant solution that makes efficient use of the limited space in the rear seat in this type of vehicle, by allowing us to adapt the seat cushion length for child restraint installation,” said Eduardo Bugelli, safety performance team lead. “The additional seat cushion length provides more support to the child restraint, which helps to reduce the rotation and the risk of injury in a crash.”

Check back with the Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC blog often for more updates on the upcoming 2015 GMC Canyon, boasting its kid-friendly new safety technology. Then, when it finally makes its way to our showroom, come take it for a test drive to see all its class-best features in action!

GMC Receives Wide Variety of Awards at NYIAS

2014 Acadia Earned one of Many GMC Awards at NYIASAt auto shows, it’s usually the manufacturers who are giving things out to industry experts and enthusiasts—releasing new information, unveiling exciting concept vehicles, and even displaying new production models. However, this year at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), it’s the experts who are giving back to the manufacturers—especially GMC. The auto giant received three different awards at NYIAS in the Big Apple on April 16, each of them from different and authoritative voices in the auto industry.

The GMC brand itself was named “Most Refined Brand” in the 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards. As for specific vehicles, the 2015 GMC Canyon earned the distinction of AutoTrader.com’s 2014 Must Test Drive vehicle, while the 2014 Acadia was named “2014 Most Popular among Large Crossover SUVs” by Edmunds.com.

“Recognition from respected third-party organizations validates our momentum with customers, and we look forward to building on that success at GMC,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of Buick and GMC.

Aldred was on hand in NYC to accept each of the awards. Experts at KBB said that the improvements to the Denali trims of GMC’s full-size pickups and SUVs specifically helped the brand earn the rank of “Most Refined Brand.” We’ve got a variety of Denali trims in stock here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC, so come see us today to check out those or any other vehicles in our award-winning lineup!

GMC Canyon Set to Debut at 2014 Detroit Auto Show

We Can't Wait for the GMC Canyon DebutIn November, we got to meet the new Chevrolet Colorado at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Now it’s time for the GMC Canyon to make its debut. In a couple of weeks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Canyon will get its turn in the spotlight.

General Motors has promised that while the Canyon may share the same platform as the Colorado, it will be stylistically unique. The Canyon is also expected to be a bit more sophisticated than the Colorado, offering a few more creature comforts. Newsday believes that the Canyon and Colorado’s success could change the direction of the pickup truck market as we know it.

Under the hood, it will offer the same powertrain options as the Colorado. At initial launch, buyers will have the choice of two engines: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 193 horsepower or a 3.6-liter V6 with 302 horsepower. After its launch, GM will add a third option, a 2.8-liter turbo diesel. All engines will be matched with a six-speed automatic; though, the smallest will have a six-speed manual as an option.

What are you hoping to see in the new 2015 GMC Canyon?

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!