KICKER Performance Audio has developed a seamless factory-audio integration upgrade for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon pickup trucks, according to the company.
The KICKER Vehicle-Specific Solutions (VSS) upgrades for Colorado and Canyon deliver outstanding sound without cutting a single wire or taping additional holes. The systems will be available to authorized KICKER dealers beginning this month, according to KICKER.
The VSS systems are made of three essential components: a multi-channel amplifier with digital signal processing (DSP), wiring harnesses and powered subwoofer. All three elements have been customized to integrate seamlessly with the vehicle, utilizing factory plugs and mounting points.
Using a custom mounting bracket in the VSS PowerStage upgrade, the multi-channel amplifier is designed to integrate seamlessly with the factory radio and speaker system. Power increases to 50 watts per channel, and the amplifier’s DSP is optimized specifically for the Colorado/Canyon.
The VSS SubStage upgrade comes with an amplified subwoofer and enclosure, which is also included in the PowerStage upgrade. Built specifically for the vehicle, the enclosure is contoured to the vehicle, fitting underneath the back bench without altering the appearance of the truck, or causing removal of the spare-tire tools, according to KICKER. An 8-inch subwoofer and integrated 200-watt amplifier provide plenty of bass without the obtrusiveness of a traditional subwoofer box.
Thanks to the pre-cut, pre-terminated wiring harnesses, VSS installations are among the easiest in the industry, according to KICKER. The included harnesses are insulated and sheathed in a custom wire loom, and include all battery, subwoofer, radio and amplifier connections.