Right alongside the Chevrolet Colorado, the GMC Canyon was introduced into the auto world in the year 2004. Both of them were pretty similar regarding style and compactness aiming to replace the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma. Since then, there have been quite a number of models which have been rolled out, and more are in production line-up. Like for instance, the American automakers have already declared that they will release their 2018 GMC Canyon Diesel and gasoline models anytime soon.
A lot of talks has been going on regarding how this new series of GMC Canyon will feature, especially the diesel model. The biggest concern which many tipsters have shown is regarding the power outputs. Here’s a look at some of the specs which the 2018 GMC Canyon Diesel might support.
2018 GMC Canyon Diesel – Engine specs
GM will probably introduce the 2.8 Liter Duramax I4 engine under the hood of the new Canyon. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed auto transmission. The power outputs of this diesel engine will bear figures such as 369 lb-ft of torque and 181 HP of power. Its rate of acceleration was measured to be 0-60 mph in 7 seconds. Towing capacity is likely to be around 7000 pounds while its payload is around 1590 pounds. EPA ratings will be around 28 mpg on highways and 21 mpg in city.
Changes and Modification
2018 GMC Canyon Diesel is probably going to support the same exclusive GMT 31XX platform. If this does take place, then this model is going to have more innovative exterior specifications. In the construction work, the engineers are likely to make use of aluminum and steel. This will make this high-quality pick-up lighter, better in handling and offer more road stability.
The masculine and aggressive body was one of the focal points of its previous line-ups and expect GMC to continue this trend. In its frontal portion, new GMC Canyon will have a chrome mesh grille, shiny door handles and eye-catching chromed mirrors. HID head lights featuring LED DRLs will also be noticeable. This new GMC model will roll upon 20-inch aluminum wheels.
At its back end, buyers can expect more cargo space. A bigger bumper, spray-in bed liner and a trendy exhaust tip will also present this high-quality pick-up with an enigmatic appeal.
As for its internal aspects, the fresh line-up of 2018 GMC Canyon Diesel will not mess with the comfort aspects. Seats will come with quality leather upholstery. There will ample wood and aluminum constructions. One can expect the floor mat to be classic and durable at the same time.
A new dashboard will hold an upgraded version of GMC IntelliLink infotainment system hosting colored display and navigation. Smartphone integration mated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems will also be seen. Automatic climate control, 4G LTE connectivity and USB/Wi-Fi, all will form a part of its upgraded in-cab specs.
This fresh GMC Canyon Diesel 2018 will host a supernumerary of safety specs. Some of them include:
- Lane Department System
- ABS forward collision
- Adaptive cruise control
- Rear-view 360-degree camera
- Reverse sensing system
- Blind spot monitoring feature
- Hill descent control
- Lane parking aid system
Release date, price and competition
2018 GMC Canyon Diesel will be priced reasonably with base models starting from $22,000. Higher trims will go possibly up to $32,000. The release date should be by the end of 2017 or early 2018. Competition may come from Honda Ridgeline, Volkswagen Amarok, Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger.