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Old 06-19-2014, 09:30 AM   #1
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Mid-size GM truck towing specs

News release indicates that Nissan is the prime target for GM mid-size trucks

2015 GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado specs, photos and information - Autoweek
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:10 PM   #2
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GM's numbers are really impressive for that little truck. I personally feel like they're going right after the Toyota Tacoma with the styling and performance of the Colorado. I'm impressed. About time GM, worlds above the previous models for sure.
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So at 7000# capacity - a trailer like mine at 5880 would sort if fit - but - not a lot of capacity for 2 adults, a big dog and all the other "stuff" you gotta bring camping ...

I suppose a 23 or under might be a good candidate??
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The wheel base is a little short for anything too big, and we don't have payload numbers yet either, but it still looks like it could be a good candidate for a Bambi.
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I had the earlier version, the GMC Sonoma, and it was a great little truck. It fit in the garage, in parking spaces, was comfortable and well-built. I only towed a small boat and hauled junk around. I drove it 10 years and never had a problem. I hope they succeed for towing larger boats and smaller RV's.
I had the 6 cylinder and its economy was not appreciably better than a full size truck, but I assume they have done much better with the new trucks.
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I just finished presenting the new Colorado/Canyon to our fleet customers:

2.5L is 200hp 3.6L is 302 HP. Both are not EPA rated yet, but they are known quantities in other products, so you can ballpark it. 2.8L diesel in 2016 (I have no specs yet).

7,000 lb towing rated and payload is 1,600 pounds.

Fully boxed frame, 4G LTE on board, more details as we get closer to production.
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Rumors on the 2.8L Duramax 4-cylinder diesel (based on the specs of the latest version already available in other markets) put it at 200 hp, 369 lb-ft of torque. Of course those numbers could be affected by having to meet different emissions targets here compared to other markets.
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Rumors on the 2.8L Duramax 4-cylinder diesel (based on the specs of the latest version already available in other markets) put it at 200 hp, 369 lb-ft of torque. Of course those numbers could be affected by having to meet different emissions targets here compared to other markets.
All true, but once it is "Americanized"....who knows. I doubt it will be the same specs....could be more....could be less. I wouldn't even speculate at this point.
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7,000 lb towing rated and payload is 1,600 pounds.
Do you know what configuration the truck has to be in to get that payload. That's almost as much as some fully loaded (bells & whistles) light duty fullsize trucks.

That's damn impressive.
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I don't have that level of detail yet...I am sure it is the V6. I am told it is J2807 standard for tow rating.
Yes it is almost as capable, specwise as some full size 1/2 tons.

It will be extended cab (suicide doors) and crew cab, no regular cab.
5 foot bed or 6 foot bed for crew cab and 6 foot only for extended cab.

BTW, the target competitors are any midsize comers, not Nissan OR Toyota...but both.
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I've enjoyed my Trailblazer for the last 4yrs. If I wasn't going fulling time here shortly, I'd seriously consider replacing the old girl with one of these Colorados as my next expo rig.

I suspect a lot of folks will be building expo rigs with that payload.
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