Last modified: 01/28/14
The 2015 GMC Canyon, unveiled at the 2014 Detroit auto show, was designed to resemble a "little Sierra" to attract buyers of full-sized pickups from other brands.
Two gasoline engines are available: a 193-hp, 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine and a 302-hp, 3.6-liter, V-6 engine. Both engines feature direct fuel injection and variable valve timing.
Compared with the Sierra, the crew cab version of the Canyon is 900 pounds lighter, 17 inches shorter and 6 inches narrower. It is expected to get much better fuel economy, but EPA ratings aren't available yet. A lightweight aluminum hood and aerodynamic grille shutters, which close at highway speeds, aim to improve efficiency.
A six-speed automatic transmission is standard and a six-speed manual gearbox is available with the 4-cylinder engine in extended cab models.
GM says a 2.8-liter turbo diesel will be introduced on the Canyon for the 2016 model year.
|Segment: Compact Pickup||Powertrain: Conventional (gasoline)|
|Release Year: 2014||New Product Category: Redesign |
|Drive: RWD|| |