After inexplicably delaying delivery for months, it sounds like GM has finally started sending preordered Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks with the 2.8 Duramax diesel engine to dealerships and customers.
“The highly anticipated 2016 GMC Canyon diesel has begun shipping to dealers. We look forward to getting these trucks in the hands of our customers and appreciate their patience,” a GMC spokesperson told The Detroit News in an email this week.
No further explanation was provided.
Earlier in December, the ColoradoFans.com forum started getting antsy with a long list of members who had paid for but not received vehicles. We poked around and found GM did not have an explanation for the delays or lack of communication that was claimed by some forum users. The only comment GM made clear was that delays were not linked to EPA testing, and that the vehicles stood up to scrutiny regarding the legality of their emissions.
I’m not sure if we’ll ever really know why GM had so much trouble getting their mid-sized diesels to dealerships. GM officials never responded to our calls or emails about the initial delay. I’ll try them again after the holiday and let you know if we hear anything back.
In the meantime, I hope the Colorado and Canyon diesels people are finally receiving were worth the wait. I know I enjoyed driving both trucks tremendously.
The 2WD version is supposed to max out at 31 MPG. If you’re one of the lucky customers getting their diesel-powered mid-sized GM this long weekend, I want to hear how close you come to that figure!
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