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.
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.
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.
Cold weather is setting in, and you know what that means: winter. The chilly season in Maine can be especially tough on your car, so here are some winter car maintenance tips to help your car get ready for those frigid temps.
Replace Windshield Wipers
In order to clear that falling snow (and you know there’ll be plenty), you’ll need capable wipers. Be sure to replace your wipers if they haven’t been replaced in the past six months.
Get an Oil Change
Even if it’s a little early for your oil change, it’s better to be safe than sorry. With cold temperatures, oil thickens. The thicker the oil is, the harder it is for it to properly lubricate the engine. Ask our service department what oil is best for the winter season.
Test Your Battery
In order to start your car in the winter, you’ll need a sturdy battery. Before the cold weather comes, be sure to check your battery’s charge and make sure it’s strong. If it comes back with a weak charge, you might want to replace it.
Consider Snow Tires
Snow is prevalent in Maine, so you should consider getting snow-ready tires. Swapping out tires (even if they’re all-season) is a smart idea to ensure you’ll get more traction on the road.
Is your vehicle ready for fall? Use this list as a guideline for autumn preparations.
Pay attention to your lights
Headlights are critical this time of year as sunlight is available to us fewer hours of the day, increasing our need for visibility in the dim light. Make sure you not only replace broken lights, but also clean your headlight casing.
Replace your wiper blades
Autumn, for many places in the U.S., can be very wet. Keep your eyes on the road by investing in some new wiper blades that won’t streak during the ongoing rain.
Test your battery
Lower temperatures can reduce battery capacity, so prepare for the colder months by having your battery’s capacity tested to make sure it can weather the fall and winter.
Check your heat and defroster
This is one should be obvious: after blasting the AC all summer long, you need to ensure that your heat (and, consequently, your defroster) work. These will be critical in not only keeping you warm, but also maintaining visibility on frosty mornings.
Have your engine inspected
Mechanical parts start to have issues when low temperatures set in. Prepare for fall and winter by having a pro look over your engine to check for any issues.
If you have any more questions or concerns about getting your car ready for fall, don’t hesitate to ask us here at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck.