2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Production, Dealer Orders in High Gear | Edmunds

2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Production, Dealer Orders in High Gear


Just the Facts:
  • GM on Tuesday said it will add a third production shift at its Wentzville Assembly Plant to meet market demand for the redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.
  • Dealers have ordered nearly 30,000 Colorados, several times the company's forecasts.
  • The Colorado and Canyon are expected to arrive at dealerships later this month or in early October.

WENTZVILLE, Missouri GM on Tuesday said it will add a third production shift at its Wentzville Assembly Plant to meet market demand for the redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

Dealers have ordered nearly 30,000 Colorados, several times the company's forecasts, the automaker said.

The GM trucks take aim at the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier.

The Colorado and Canyon are expected to arrive at Chevrolet and GMC dealerships later this month or in early October.

Consumers can build their own versions of the trucks at Chevrolet.com or GMC.com.

GM said the extra shift will add 750 jobs at Wentzville, where the company also builds the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.

"The new Colorado was developed for the North American truck customer, with distinctive design, comfort and connectivity features, including segment firsts such as available forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning," GM said in a statement.

Edmunds says: Although the midsize truck market may be shrinking, the demand for GM's latest pickups proves that new product always has a way of readjusting shopping habits.

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