2016 GMC Canyon diesel, changes, price – The Canyon has been released on the US market at the end of 2014 and despite the fact it is very similar to its twin when it comes to the platform it uses, it is a more refined truck than the Colorado as well as better value for money for those looking for an all around vehicle and not just a workhorse. The new GMC Canyon 2016 is going to be a small refresh which will most likely debut some time in the mid of 2016. The early details are currently unknown but these should be made available by GM by the end of this year. The new model should just be a small refresh which will add a few things that are going to make the Canyon a bit better value for money. On the US pickup market its main competitors will be Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and Chevy Colorado.
2016 GMC Canyon price and changes
The 2016 GMC Canyon price is likely going to stay at the current $23,500 for the base model which is incredibly good considering what it has to offer. The top of the range model on the other hand will now fetch well over $35,000 when the buyer will add options to the mix as well as the best engine in the range.
Let’s start the preview of the truck with the general changes which are going to be made to the 2016 GMC Canyon. It seems that a new engine is going to be added to the range while a new transmission might also find its way on all the available engines. On top of that, the interior will get better materials and it should see the introduction of some new equipment for the top tier trucks.
New GMC Canyon 2016 specs, diesel
Engine wise, the base two engines will remain under the hood of the new GMC Canyon 2016. Both the 200 horsepower 2.5 liter naturally aspirated inline 4 as well as the 305 horsepower V6 will remain unchanged. However, the old 6 speed automatic is now going to be replaced with an 8 speed gearbox which will come from the bigger Silverado or Sierra. This should give the engines a wider torque range and it should allow it to tow a bit more than before. In fact, many expect a tow rating of at least 8000 pounds which is very close to the Sierra.
The new addition will be a 2.8 liter Duramax inline 4 turbocharged diesel which has been available on the International model for quite some time. It seems that this engine could make up 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, all while using around 30% less fuel than the base petrol engine. Rear wheel drive will be standard while all wheel drive will be offered as an option and GM expects this engine to sell very well considering it will be offered for the same price as the V6.
2016 GMC Canyon redesign
The exterior of the base model of the 2016 GMC Canyon will likely remain very similar to the one of the current generation. Some changes are expected but these should be minimal considering how new the truck is. New headlights are expected but the grille as well as the wheels will remain unchanged. However, there are rumors for special edition models such as the Denali or even a Work Truck edition. These would feature unique exterior changes such as a new front fascia for the Denali or even new wheels and black bumpers for the Work Truck model.
Inside the cabin on the other hand the only real change is going to be the infotainment system. The truck should now receive the same unit which has been released on the new Camaro. This uses a new operating system and it is a lot easier as well as faster to use than before, making for a huge improvement over the older unit.