Not so long ago GM had no worthy opponents in the mid-size pickup truck segment. So, with the obvious lack of challenge, the company had no obligation to make their offer better. However, that’s changing pretty fast since Blue Oval borough back the Ranger home and Jeep introduced the all-new and really interesting Wrangler-based pickup truck. The treat forced the automaker to act before it was originally planned, so before we see new generation models in 2022, both Chevrolet and GMC will introduce the updated Colorado and Canyon twins in the coming months.
The mid-sized workhorses have been spied testing together a few days ago and based on the looks both of them will have new faces to show after the update. Still, we have to say that the car manufacturers haven’t been too imaginative for the occasion since both camouflaged prototypes show a great resemblance with their blogger brothers. More precisely, the 2021 GMC Canyon appears to be getting the Sierra-based grille that’s bigger from the current one, while the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado definitely continue its path together with the Silverado-like grille. In addition to the new grilles, both mid-sizers will feature updated headlights and taillights, as well as a couple of new exterior paints.
The automakers will not forget to make some cosmetic changes inside too, while we also largely expect updated tech and more standard equipment. On the other hand, the trucks will keep the current engines options unchanged for sure. How come? Well, the next-gen models are close, so there is no reason for the companies to make changes under the hood until the trucks don’t get the new platform.
GM hasn’t confirmed anything about arrivals of the 2021 GMC Canyon and the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, but we expect to see both of them early next year at the 2020 Detroit Auto Show.