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 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?