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Review: Diesel suits 2016 GMC Canyon pickup

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The GMC Canyon midsize pickup is a conventional-wisdom slayer. Before the Canyon and its corporate cousin, the Chevrolet Colorado, went on sale in 2015, conventional wisdom said the market for midsize pickups was as dead as the VCR. Customers disproved that the moment they saw the new pickups. The Canyon and Colorado sold beyond expectations, won a slew of awards and made General Motors’ product planning department look like the smartest kids in class. GM sold 84,430 Chevy Colorados and 30,077 Canyons in 2015. It’s looking for ways to boost production this year.

IIHS Testing Has Truckmakers Scrambling to Respond

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The challenging small-overlap front crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (a third-party testing agency sponsored by the insurance industry) is shaking things up in the half-ton pickup truck world.First announced to be a part of IIHS' new pickup testing regimen almost three years ago, the test replicates what happens when a vehicle's front corner clips a tree, pole or other vehicle at 40 mph.

Seven Pickup Trucks Enter, Only One Emerges with an IIHS Top Safety Pick

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is challenging the reputation of full-size pickup trucks as indestructible beasts with its latest round of crash test results. After putting extended-cab and crew-cab versions of the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra through its full battery of tests, the Ford was the only model to ace the small-overlap crash test and procure the “good” rating that’s required to earn the Top Safety Pick award.

2016 Ford F-150 is the safest pickup on the market right now

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The 2016 Ford F-150 is the only full-size pickup truck to score the top rating in new front crash tests performed by the insurance industry. Rival pickups from Chevrolet, GMC, Ram and Toyota didn’t fare as well, according to results released Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

2016 Ford F-150 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The 2016 Ford F-150 is the only half-ton pickup truck in the class to get the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest rating of good in each of the scored crash categories, earning the best-selling half-ton pickup the institute's Top Safety Pick designation when it's equipped with Ford's optional basic-rated forward collision warning system. IIHS tested model-year 2016 two-wheel-drive versions of Ford's F-150 SuperCab (the 2015 SuperCrew was tested last year and received a top score), two Chevrolet Silverado 1500s, two GMC Sierra 1500s, two Ram 1500s and two Toyota Tundras.

Payne: Canyon or Tacoma? Jekyll or Hyde?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Were Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” adapted to the present day, the famously split personality might keep a GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma in his driveway. One pickup for each mood.