Let’s face it, General Motors has never had truly competitive small pickup trucks. The Sonoma and S-10 twins were never huge sellers but those still sold in bigger volumes than GM’s current generation of compact pickups, the Colorado and Canyon. The compact pickup truck segment itself has been shrinking for years as people have come to realize the comparable utility of a midsize SUV or significantly increased capability of a full-sized truck. The Toyota Tacoma is one of the only vehicles that has achieved significant success in the segment, leaving behind the Dodge Dakota, Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier, as well as GM’s offerings.
Continuing with the negative trend in compact pick up sales, Bob Lutz recently revealed in an interview with Pickuptrucks.com that the future for the Canyon and Colorado is “uncertain at this point… they may well [be discontinued].” Although there are no official plans at this time regarding the pair of pick ups, there is a good chance GM will discontinue them in the next year or two. Chrysler already has plans to give the current Dakota the ax next year.
That said, if GM does decide to give the proverbial ax to its next-generation line of compact pick-ups, what would Scott Brown drive?