If you stay on the pulse of all things pickup, you probably know that the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are frequently updated to stay fresh for truck lovers with evolving capability and technology needs. According to the industry insiders, the two beloved General Motors trucks have some major updates on the way.
Initial rumblings about updates to the trucks actually predicted that the changes would be for the 2021 model year. Unfortunately, due to global supply chain and production issues that affected the automaker, the refresh is now expected for the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.
For those curious about what changes might be coming to the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra trucks, GM Authority suggests looking no further than the recent updates made to the newest Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon. These models were refreshed for 2021 and include a number of high-tech features and luxury touches.
While similarities between the recent Suburban/Yukon updates and the upcoming Silverado/Sierra refresh are only rumored for now, it’s likely a safe bet to assume there will be some similarities. The Suburban and Yukon were upgraded to include new features like a heads-up display, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment centers, and an all-digital instrument panel.
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The new 2021 Colorado and Canyon are being offered with a 2.8-liter inline four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. This is a very popular engine worldwide. The pickups also feature non-diesel options including the naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 LGZ and the 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder LCV. Production was halted in the spring by the COVID-19 pandemic, but everything is now back on schedule for the fall.
Taking Orders for US-Built Trucks
Despite pandemic-related production delays, customers are now able to order a diesel-powered 2021 Colorado and Canyon. Orders for customers opened on July 15 and production began in late June 26 at GM’s Wentzville plant in Missouri. These diesel pickups will be the first U.S.-built GM vehicles made for the 2021 model year.
Changes are planned for both the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon in future generations. A third generation of the trucks is planned to be available for the 2023 model year.
The GMC Sierra 2500HD is getting some updates for 2021. The heavy-duty truck is popular for its off-roading and towing capability and its power. Here’s how GM is making this beloved truck even more impressive.
GMC is updating trim packages for the Sierra 2500 HD. Premium packages will be available for the SLT, Texas Edition SLT, AT4 Plus, and Denali Black Diamond Edition. The Safety Essentials, Off-Road, and Protection Packages have also been added. Plus, the 2021 Sierra 2500 HD will get an E85 FlexFuel option for the regular cab model when equipped with the Convenience Package.
New Colors and More
The exterior is getting some upgrades, as well, with three new color options: Ebony Twilight Metallic, Hunter Metallic, and Cayenne Red Tintcoat. Dark Sky Metallic and Red Quartz Tintcoat have been removed from the lineup. But you can still put your spin on the Silverado 2500HD by choosing between a wide variety of 20-inch aluminum wheels. Best of all, the MultiPro™ tailgate will become standard on the SLE trim, and the Denali will be available with a power-retractable assist step with LED perimeter lighting for optimal safety.
Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® smartphone apps will become wireless for the 2021 Sierra 2500HD and SiriusXM® satellite radio is available in the base model. The updated Sierra 2500HD also offers an auto-dimming rearview mirror with streaming video, as well as a new Bed View Camera, all to take some stress out of your driving experience.
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Both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Chevrolet Colorado were recently named to the list of the 13 Best Trucks for Towing. Compiled every year by U.S. News and World Report, this list considers the towing capability of every truck on the market, calculating which is best for those who demand top-tier performance when towing and hauling. Given their legacy of quality, it’s no surprise the 2020 Silverado and Colorado each earned a spot on the list.
The 2020 Colorado will tow up to 7,700 pounds when equipped with an impressive 2.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, offering the best towing capacity among any midsize truck on the market. Plus, it’s remarkably efficient, which saves you money at the pump.
The Silverado has an impressive 13,400-pound towing capacity, which is also best in its class for light-duty full-size trucks – including the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. The Silverado 1500 has an optional 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates a whopping 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, while features such as four-wheel drive, a Max Trailering Package, and twenty-inch wheels also improve performance.
Chevrolet also offers several trailering safety systems on newer model years. The Technology Package comes with up to 15 camera views to make it easier to hitch a trailer and to see around your vehicle as you reverse. There’s also Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, and Auto Grade braking, and even an available app to make trailering easier.
GM trucks are laps ahead of the competition thanks to the longstanding popularity of the GMC Sierra and the sudden resurgence of the Chevrolet Silverado. GM has solidified its status as the best manufacturer of pickup trucks no matter your needs.
While competitors such as Fiat Chrysler’s Ram and the Ford F-150 have respectable popularity, the reputation of GM trucks outstrips them. The sales of the GMC Sierra outpaced those of the Ram, and impressive 2020 sales have moved the Chevrolet Silverado past both the Ford F-150 and the Ram to join the Sierra and give GM the crown in the pickup market.
A manufacturing transition led to lower sales for GM in early 2019. The new truck architecture developed by GM may have slowed down production, but despite the hiccup, GM still manufactured 807,923 full-size trucks throughout the entire year. A total of 197,743 full-size trucks were built by the auto manufacturer in the first quarter of 2020, giving it a lead over Ford.
GM trucks have earned a reputation for reliability, strength, and versatility. Want to see why the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra have become the nation’s most beloved trucks? Contact us to learn more about these outstanding models.
For the 2021 Canyon update, GMC narrowed its trim levels to four. Don’t worry, drivers: you can still choose from 14 different combinations of cab size, trim and bed lengths.
The Canyon’s new base level is the Elevation Standard, while the Elevation trim replaces the 2020 SLE and SLT models. The new AT4 trim provides an off-road focus, while the Denali remains the highest Canyon trim level.
2021 GMC Canyon AT4 — off-road in style
The 2021 Canyon marks the debut of the AT4 trim, specifically engineered for your off-roading adventures. Its standard V6 engine gives you 308 horsepower, while an available 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine provides 369 lb-ft of torque.
31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac® tires let you maneuver past any obstacles in the road, especially when paired with the AT4’s off-road suspension, standard four-wheel-drive and rear automatic locking differential. An Advanced Hill Descent Control system helps you manage tricky grades without pumping the brakes.
The AT4 has an interior to match its capable specs, starting with heated front seats and an available heated steering wheel. Available leather seats include Kalahari stitching, and the GMC Infotainment System-powered 8-inch touch screen will handle your navigation and entertainment needs.
To learn more about the GMC Canyon, contact us at Fuller Chevrolet GMC.
Some of the things that made these medium-duty trucks impressive were their 50-degree maneuverability, the ease of maintenance thanks to their forward-tilting engines, and connectivity features like Apple CarPlay® and Wi-Fi® to make your truck into a mobile office.
The newest features for next year’s trucks include things like a new maximum gross combined weight for better hauling capacities. It will be up 23 percent from the 2020 model, jumping from 23,500 pounds to a massive 37,000 pounds. The mechanical locking rear axle will also provide better handling on loose and slippery worksite surfaces.
Extended mirror arms will help with visibility, making maneuvering of long or wide upfitted trucks easier. The new Silverados also boast upfitting updates. The shortest wheelbase models now have longer axle-to-end-of-frame options, which allow for more upfit possibilities.
The engine has some new features. An auxiliary switch bank is available for six more upfit switches. And its power take-off capabilities are accessible from the right and the left side, adding ease and convenience.
GMC has torture-tested the CarbonPro truck bed, which means they forced it to endure 1,800 pounds of gravel, loads of cinder blocks and dumped massive steel drums full of water onto it. Since the bed is so tough, those didn’t leave a lasting mark, but they still wanted to know if the bed could survive unscathed during a Category 1 hurricane.
You’ll be impressed to find out that the CarbonPro Truck Bed did, in fact, survive those conditions with ease. It’s able to survive all of these hard conditions thanks to the carbon fiber’s rebound efficiency, which deflects the energy of an impact rather than absorbing it. Other brands’ truck beds weren’t able to survive the same tests — they were left full of scratches, dents and holes.
In addition to staying strong even in the strongest elements Mother Earth offers, the CarbonPro is lighter compared to the conventional steel truck bed. That allows its maximum payload capacity to be even larger. This bed even comes with an extra square foot of storage space, compared to the Sierra’s standard bed.
Rockland, Maine knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. Here’s a look at four fun destinations that are perfect for St. Paddy’s Day.
Rock Harbor Brewing Co.
Not only can you ring in the holiday with beer and delicious food, but you can also taste Rock Harbor’s wide variety of local beer. Choose from seven of the company’s latest brews to add flavor to your day.
Byrne’s Irish Pub
For Irish fun on St. Patrick’s Day, come to the pub that opened on St. Patrick’s Day. You can get Irish food and beer on the big day. If you miss out, don’t despair — the pub does Irish favorites and music all year long.
Sterling Public House
For a night out with tons of food and local brews available, the Sterling Public House is for you. At this family-run establishment, both founders have experience running top-quality restaurants and breweries. What could be better? At the Sterling Public House, you can sample Maine’s local craft beers. Consider trying Common Wit, one of the establishment’s signature brews.
We know, an Italian pub for St. Patty’s Day? But did you know that St. Patrick had Italian parents? So Ada’s Kitchen knows how to throw a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Come for Irish twists on their Italian classics. Also, they’re having Happy Hour all night.
Chevrolet recently introduced the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition, a striking truck with a wide range of features. Pairing with the Carhartt brand, Chevy first introduced a Silverado HD Carhartt edition back in 2016 at the SEMA show — however, the production model has been in the works until now. We can’t wait to see this truck on the road.
The features on the 2021 Carhartt Special Edition model include a Mosaic Black Metallic exterior, Carhartt badging, all-terrain tires, a Carhartt-branded tonneau cover, tow hooks, and other practical amenities. There’s also two-tone leather seating on the interior. The new special edition model is built the features you’ll find on the Silverado 2500 LTZ crew cab with a Z71 off-road package. This includes skid plates, Hill Descent Control, and specially tuned Rancho shocks.
“This truck represents a true collaboration of our brands coming together to create a durable, purpose-built truck for people who not only work hard on the jobsite, but also live a rugged lifestyle,” said Janet Ries, the VP of Marketing at Carhartt.
You’ll be able to drive the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt sometime soon, as this truck is scheduled to hit the market in the fall of 2020. The Carhartt and Chevrolet partnership is just one of many that lets the Chevy brand offer truly unique special-edition models to its customers.