Illustration Copyright: Theophilus Chin/Chris Doane Automotive
One of our spy-photo colleagues sent us this artist's illustration of what a GMC Canyon might look like if GM ever announced that it would build this midsize pickup.
GM had announced a $380 million investment in the Wentzville, Mo., plant that will produce the next-generation Chevy Colorado, but no announcement was made that the Canyon will be produced there as well. Common sense says GM will continue to produce the GMC variant out of the same plant (just as it does with the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon, and Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain), but one has to wonder why GM hasn't made the announcement yet.
Some sources have predicted there will be more model and styling differentiation between all Chevy and GMC vehicles going forward, so we may see more diverse powertrain offerings for future GMC products. That could explain the delay in an announcement, but we cannont get any of our sources either to confirm or deny the suggestion.
No doubt we'll hear some kind of announcement as we get closer to the Colorado plant opening date.