The current iteration of the GMC Canyon was launched alongside its Chevy Colorado twin back in 2014. Although both models are still fresh on the market, GM wastes no time when it comes to updating these two compact pickup trucks. The 2017 GMC Canyon benefited greatly from a new 3.6-liter V6 engine under its hood. The 2018 model is expected to bring several visual upgrades and more options on its list of standard equipment. More reliable information concerning its release date have yet to come, but we expect the 2018 GMC Canyon to make its debut in the second half of 2017.
2018 GMC Canyon Changes
In terms of styling, the 2018 GMC Canyon will definitely be the best-looking option in the compact pickup truck segment. Its front end will be dominated by a huge, squared-off grille. It makes it perfectly in line with the larger GMC Sierra trucks. Thanks to its sleek LED running lights and projector-beam headlights, the Canyon boasts a high-end appearance that sets it apart. The same goes for the interior that exceeds expectations when it comes to the pickup truck segment. The Canyon’s cabin offers a fine blend of modern styling and practicality. It has such features as a neat and user-friendly center console and exceptionally comfortable seating. Just like its predecessor, the 2018 Canyon will be available as an Extended Cab or Crew Cab, with either a 5- or 6-foot bed.
2018 Canyon Specs
Expect no significant changes when it comes to the 2018 GMC Canyon’s engine department. The gasoline lineup will once again include the 2.5-liter inline-4 that gives 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque, as well as the 3.6-liter V6 churning out 308 hp and 275 lb-ft. For those who opt for higher torque ratings, there will be a 2.8-liter turbo diesel four-cylinder delivering 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of twist. As of recently, the Canyon truck benefits from a new and class-leading eight-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission that replaces the old six-speed gearbox. Also, the fuel economy has improved together with the latest changes, especially in the case of the 3.6-liter V6. As a result, the upcoming 2018 Canyon will be more frugal and slightly quicker off the line.
With almost 20 models of the Canyon available, it currently represents one of the most versatile options in this class. As for the 2018 GMC Canyon price tag, it is likely to stay in the same range as the outgoing version. So, expect the least expensive Canyon SL Extended Cab to start around $22,000.