The much hyped dealer drive off of new 2015 Chevy Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon pickups became a dud when four trucks collided into each other. Nice driving fellas. Not like you’re already under a PR nightmare or anything.
The four pickups, three Colorado and one Canyon, had just left the Wentzville, MO factory enroute to the St. Louis Hollywood Casino for a promotional event according to St. Louis Today. During the trip, they crashed into each other with one driver being taken to the hospital with “minor injuries.”
According to the incident report, “vehicle 1 struck the rear of vehicle 2, causing vehicle 2 to strike the rear of vehicle 3. Vehicle 3 swerved, and vehicle 2 continued and struck the rear of vehicle 4.”
The kick-off event was to be a shining achievement for the plant and GM’s renewed investment in the mid-size truck segment.
Two of the trucks were totaled and the other two were able to drive off. Thankfully no one was seriously injured.
Ironically, Chevrolet issued a press release touting all of their safety features in the 2015 lineup. The press release touted these features as aimed to reducing rear-end collisions.