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Demand for GMC Canyon Costing Workers Their Lunch Break

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The 2015 GMC Canyon comes with a couple engine options.

Is it the low fuel prices or good reviews sparking high demand for the 2015 GMC Canyon?

Demand for the 2015 GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado has been so high that unpaid lunch breaks have been scrapped at the GM truck plant in Wentzville, Missouri.

The move was made to increase productivity and to add 18 extra minutes of production time during the day, which would have been lost with the time it takes to transition to and from lunch. This move, along with the hiring of up to 1,000 part-time workers, could increase the plant’s productivity to 2,000 trucks produced per month.

The lower cost of fuel and positive reviews have been two reasons attributed to the demand for more Canyons. Consumers have two engine options with the Canyon: a 3.6-liter V6 engine rated at 305 hp or a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that packs 200 hp.

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Other features that come with the Canyon are a rear vision camera and 4G LTE built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot. The rear view camera displays what’s behind the truck on a screen located inside the GMC and the 4G LTE built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot can keep passengers entertained during long trips.

With the high demand for the Canyon, the Wentzville plant has also reduced production of the GMC Savana, and that’s on top of adding a third shift to be able to meet production demands.

So does this mean that mid-size trucks aren’t dead after all?

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Via: Motor Trend

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    After four years in The Marine Corp, Rod formed a career at Hatfield Buick GMC that has spanned more than 25 years. He is married to Lori, has one daughter, Staci, and two grandkids, Kimberlyn and Kaden. He's an avid golfer and past president and active member of the Redlands Optimist Club.