While certain Canadian provinces might decry the low cost of gas these days, it’s likely translated into a rise in pickup truck and SUV sales. Why? Drivers who may have balked at a full-size off-road vehicle a couple of years ago are now considering them because they won’t cause gas-station-related bankruptcy. Featuring a bevy of hi-tech and practical features, this year’s crop of new rides has something for every kind of angler and hunter. For prices and more information on the pickups and SUVs featured here, please contact the respective manufacturers via the websites provided.
CHEVROLET: Silverado 1500
Awarded Best New Pickup by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, the Chevrolet Silverado has a bold new look for 2016, with a redesigned front end, sculpted hood and signature LED lighting accents. Offered in three engine choices, the 1500 range includes a regular cab and two four-door cab styles, all offered with 4WD. Additional changes and updates for this year include the expanded use of an eight-speed automatic transmission on some models and several new and enhanced technology, safety and connectivity features.
ENGINE: 5.3L V8
CITY/HIGHWAY LITRES/100 KM (4×4): 15/10.7
TOWING CAPACITY: 4,037 kg
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