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2015 GMC Canyon and the Truckapalooza - 2014 Detroit Auto Show Live Update

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/13/2014 Scott Burgess

Sunday night is "truckapalooza" night for GMC. The night before the 2014 Detroit auto show kicks off its media days, GMC debuted the 2015 Canyon, the professional grade sibling to the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. Mary Barra, the next CEO at General Motors, opened the night to a large round of applause, saying that the Canyon is just one of many great GMC-branded pickups customers will have to choose from.

Barra officially takes the helm of GM on January 15, but the Detroit auto show will certainly serve as the first venue for the media to talk to her face to face. Mark Reuss, head of global product at GM, declared that the night was dedicated to GM's complete lineup of trucks, calling it "truckapalooza."

One step above the new Canyon is the GMC Sierra, which was redesigned for 2014 with a new interior and a more powerful 6.2-liter V-8 among the many changes. GM hasn't forgotten about the heavy-duty variant, either. Updates for 2015 include a more refined interior and enhanced cooling airflow that should make it easier for drivers to maintain full power even when it's hot and the truck is carrying a heavy load.

2015 GMC Canyon and the Truckapalooza - 2014 Detroit Auto Show Live Update 2015 GMC Canyon Front View Closeup© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 GMC Canyon Front View Closeup

"The GMC Canyon is the most capable midsize truck available today," Reuss said at the debut event. "It will meet every customer's needs without any comnpromises."

Attending the event was Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, home to where the Canyon will be built, and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). Get the full story on the 2015 GMC Canyon by reading the First Look here.

For all the latest news, photos, videos, and much more direct from the 2014 Detroit auto show, head to our 2014 Detroit auto show coverage page here.

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