Colorado and Canyon Will Lead Midsize Pickup Segment in Four-Cylinder Fuel Efficiency and Payload
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will offer segment-leading highway fuel efficiency for four-cylinder midsize pickup trucks, according to Government of Canada approved fuel consumption ratings. The Canyon will also offer segment-leading payload ratings. No competitor in the segment offers more payload capacity than the Colorado or Canyon.
The all-new midsize trucks, powered by the 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 2WD and available 6-speed automatic transmission, will have a fuel consumption ratings of 11.9 L/100 km city and 8.8 L/100km highway, for a combined rating of 10.5 L/100km overall.
Trucks outfitted with 4WD will have a fuel consumption ratings of 12.7 L/100km city and 9.5 L/100km highway for a combined rating of 11.3 L/100km, giving Colorado and Canyon segment-leading highway fuel efficiency and segment-leading power for a four-cylinder models with automatic transmissions.
With the 3.6L V-6 engine, payload ratings for the Colorado and Canyon are 721 kg (1,590 pounds) and 735 kg (1,620 pounds), respectively. The difference is due to slight differences in curb weight – the Canyon has alloy wheels standard while the standard wheels on the Colorado are slightly heavier steel wheels.
“The Chevrolet Colorado adds to its list of segment bests by offering segment-leading four-cylinder fuel efficiency,” said Michael MacPhee, brand manager, Chevrolet in Canada. “The latest technologies offered by Chevrolet will redefine the midsize truck segment.”
“To get the most out of every litre of fuel, the 2015 GMC Canyon uses innovations like available active grille shutters, which open and close according to driving conditions” said Erik Durand, brand manager, GMC in Canada. “Providing customers with, not only segment-leading V-6 and four-cylinder efficiency, but also the highest payload rating, proves GMC has applied the latest technologies in just the right places.”