The auto industry is an incredibly complex organism, one with a multitude of layered hands, eyes and ears exchanging information in order to make it work day in and day out. And because it’s so big, it should come as no surprise to anybody that the occasional release of intel that some automakers could diplomatically call “premature” happens from time to time. This week, however, we’re graced with at least two in the General Motors realm, first with the supplier video featuring the C7 Corvette’s nose, and now a press release from another supplier stating that they will be responsible for the bed lining of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, along with the GMC Canyon.
The supplier is Rugged Liner, out of Owosso, Mich. and they also supply parts to the likes of Ford, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen. Was it predictable that there would actually be a next generation GMC Canyon? Absolutely. We just didn’t know that we would have to wait until the 2015 model year to see it.