Let’s get to it.
General Motors is getting strong demand for the new mid-size Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. So much, that it added a new shift to the plant that makes them.
Here’s a video that shows a lot of the underside of the trucks:
I actually was able to see a GMC Canyon in person earlier this month at the Big Iron Farm Show in Fargo, North Dakota. Here are some more photos.
Ford Motor Co.
Ford is converting its Dearborn, Mich., plant first to produce the new aluminum-tubbed F-150s. The company is making a huge bet on its new trucks, and making plenty of news with the trucks’ features.
You can expect the interiors to have many luxuries offered, and automatic parking is even available. Capability-wise, the truck is rated to tow up to 12,200 pounds and carry up to 3,300 pounds of payload in the bed.
Also, Ford is still tinkering with its next-generation Super Duty. This alleged test mule, sporting a bed topper under the cladding, was spotted recently.
EDIT: After I posted this, Mike Levine, Ford Trucks communications manager, said the next Super Duty will have an aluminum body.
— Mike Levine (@mrlevine) September 29, 2014
Don’t think Ford and GM have all the big news. Ram is also doing decent for itself, and has increased production at its Warren Truck Assembly Plant to make another 100 trucks per day.
Also interesting is the little back-and-forth Ford and Ram have been having lately over which company has the truck with best-in-class towing.
If you live in a state near the Gulf of Mexico, you can go to your local Toyota dealer to get the new Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition. What does that get you?
- 20” Milled-Matte Black Wheels and All Terrain Upgrade
- Custom Bass Pro Shops Carpeted Floor Mats
- Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Bed Decals
- 5” Oval Black Step Tubes
- Spray-On Bedliner
- Pocketed Fender Flares
- Stainless Steel Exhaust Tip