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GMC Releasing New Midsize Pickup: Canyon Including USB ports, 8-Inch Touchscreen, TeenDriver System and More...

The 2015 GMC Canyon midsize pickup (crew-cab version show here) that is being unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.

GMC, allows the first look at the Canyon midsize pickup with the hopes of taking a chunk of the limited consumer market from Chevy.

Although prices have not been announced yet, Canyon and the Chevy Colorado, which was unveiled at the Los Angeles show in November, are mechanically similar. 

Last year, Americans bought 240,047 midsize pickups, according to Autodata and GM is hoping they can increase this number
GMC's is said to be more refined, quieter, more electronically savvy than its rivals, and includes luxury options such as an 8-inch color touch screen, multiple USB ports and a setup that makes the truck a WiFi hotspot.

It also offers a Teen Driver system which lets parents set the speed and alerts them when the drivers reaches the limit.  It also alerts them when the safety belts are not fastened.

Canyon, to be built at Wentzville, Mo., alongside the Colorado, will be available with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, with extended cab or crew cab, 5'2" or 6'2" cargo bed, and has the same three-engine lineup as Colorado:
• 2.5-liter four-cylinder rated 193 hp, 184 lbs.-ft. of torque.
• 3.6-liter V-6 rated 302 hp, 270 lbs.-ft.
• 2.8-liter diesel coming in 2016.

Sounds like a winner to me....

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