A new ZRX pickup may appear in the GMC lineup

A new ZRX pickup may appear in the GMC lineup

August 22, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

GMC representatives have applied for the registration of the ZRX trademark. It is expected that in the near future a compact pickup truck may appear …, for example, GMC Canyon, in the ZRX version.

Back in the early 2000s, the American company GMC introduced an interesting version of its compact Sonoma pickup truck, called the ZRX (pictured). In total, less than 500 copies of such a truck were produced. GMC Sonoma performed by ZRX had a different appearance, as well as a more powerful 4.3-liter Vortec V6 engine, which worked with a 4-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. As a result, a pretty good car was obtained.

But back to 2019. The GMC Sonoma truck has long disappeared from the automaker’s lineup – these days, people are more often interested in large pickups. This may be the perfect time for a company to give small trucks another chance for life.


Some publications report that they were able to discover a recent GM application for the use of the ZRX trademark.

If GMC really plans to return something similar to the previously released GMC Sonoma ZRX, then let’s fantasize about what a revived version of the truck could be. We expect to see a pickup truck (most likely it will be the current GMC Canyon) with a double cab and certainly “all-wheel drive”. Under the hood of the pickup truck in the performance of the ZRX there will be a 3.6-liter V6 engine with a capacity of 308 horsepower with a switching of operating modes, connected to an eight-speed automatic. It would be great if the car received a low ground clearance to provide better handling. Add to this the stylish rims, vivid body graphics and some accessories, such as the frame of the loading platform and from such a car, there will probably not be a rebound from customers.

Unfortunately, many automakers are applying for registration of patents and trademarks, but this does not mean that they will go into series. Nevertheless, we hope that such a pickup version is sure to appear in the near future.