The new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon will have more power than expected. Both pick-up trucks are expected to hit the market this fall. They feature a number of upgrades including two revised engines, high-quality materials and impressive capabilities.

The engine range includes a 2.5 liter four-cylinder – 200HP (149 kW) and 258Nm (191 lb-ft) of torque and a 3.6 liter V6 with 305HP (227 kW) and 364Nm (227 lb-ft). Both are connected to a 6-speed matic transmission that has been "specifically" designed for trucks and offers auto grade braking and a tow mode. A 6-speed manual gearbox will be also available, but only for the extended cab models with rear-wheel drive.

The Colorado and Canyon will also provide class-leading maximum trailering capabilities, with the capacity to tow up to 7,000 pounds when properly equipped. That's more than enough to take a truck full of friends, gear in the bed, and a trailer full of toys to your favorite weekend adventure.

"Every decision we made considered the wants and needs of midsize truck customers. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are engineered to deliver class leading horsepower," said Anita Burke, vehicle chief engineer for Midsize Trucks.

"Not everyone needs the size or the capability of a full-sized pickup. Now customers have a viable option in a smaller package.", she added.

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Source: GMC