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 |  Feb 14 2011, 5:46 PM

With the Ford Ranger having left the building, General Motors is capitalizing on the death of a legend by going full steam ahead with the development of their next compact pickups, which will replace the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

While the Ranger will be sold in markets across the globe, save for the United States, the GM twins will be developed as a world platform, with General Motors leveraging the expertise of their divisions in Thailand, which is a significant market for small trucks. Of course, the trucks will have to be built Stateside, since imported trucks are subject to extraordinary duties thanks to the infamous “chicken tax“.

Of course, Toyota and Nissan still make a compact truck, but we can see the appeal of a domestic alternative for a large section of the market. GM had originally planned to kill off their small truck twins, but the recent change of events seems to have made them re-consider their plans.

[Source: PickupTrucks.com]

  • hirob

    I have been waiting for several years for a decent compact pickup from the Big 3. So far, I have given up on GM and Ford.
    They just gave this Market to the competitors without a fight. What caliber of Mangers they have at these Big 3 companies?
    I will have to buy from another maker that had enough foresight to continue to produce a compact pickup.
    Shame, Shame on the Big 3.
    Your competitors are not asleep……………SO WAKE UP!

  • Lazaro Loera

    I really wish GM would consider bringing a diesel option for the new colorado.