GM is attacking the midsize truck market in force this year with the all new Canyon and Colorado pickup trucks. The Toyota Tacoma has held the top spot of the sales charts for far too long, and America wants the truck crown back.
Just like the recently announced Chevrolet Colorado, the new GMC Canyon is an all-new truck that has been designed with full-size features in an easier to park package. When it goes on sale, it will boast the segments best horsepower rating for both four-cylinder and V6 engine options, a segment best payload rating of 1450 pounds, and a segment topping tow-rating of 6700 pounds.
Starting in 2016, the Canyon will also be available with a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel V6 engine. That engine should give the Canyon more torque and better fuel economy than any mid-size truck on the market.
Beyond the new running gear, the Canyon has a new style that looks very similar to the larger Sierra pickup in all the right ways. The big upright grille, squared headlamps and sharp cut fender flares all add a splash of style to the utilitarian shape of the pickup.
Pulling in tricks learned from the Silverado and Sierra full-size trucks, expect the new Canyon to be more refined, quieter and better built than any compact truck from GM ever before. The cabin will also be better equipped than ever thanks to options like an 8-inch color touchscreen navigation unit, 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot ability and Siri Eyes Free for iPhone users.
Manufacturing of the new pickup will take place this fall with production being handled by GM’s Wentzville, Mo. assembly plant.