GM isn’t shy about releasing special-edition pickup trucks and SUVs, especially when it has new models to apply those special badges to. With the new Silverado, Sierra, Yukon, Suburban, Colorado and Canyon all in place, the automaker has been even more liberal than before in slapping some new bits on its trucks and SUVs, and calling them “special. ”
A recent leak from GM claimed that the automaker was planning to release a special-edition GMC Canyon at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and the report stated that it would carry the “Midnight Edition” name. Until today, GM has yet to trademark that name, but it has trademarked a very similar one. The new trademark, according to a report from Auto Guide, is the “Nightfall Edition.”
According to the filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, this package will include “a black exterior, black grille, black five-inch assist steps, 18-inch aluminum wheels, polished exhaust tips, [a] spray-in bedliner, [a] remote start system and automatic climate control.”
The details behind which model will receive this new special-edition package were not included in the trademark filing, but there is speculation that the Canyon will not be the only one receiving it. As is typical with the GMC and Chevrolet midsize twins, the package will likely be available with either nameplate. There is, however, a possibility that the name will differ slightly between the two models.
Regardless of which nameplate makes use of this special-edition package, it is clear that GM is dumping a lot of resources into its new midsize pickups. What’s more, the best has yet to arrive, as many buyers are anxiously anticipating next year’s release of the capable and fuel-efficient, 2.8-liter, Duramax diesel for the Colorado and Canyon, making it the only midsize pickup with an available diesel engine in the U.S.
We’ll have all of the official details on this special edition truck at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, which kicks off on January 12, 2015.