2018 GMC Canyon Denali Changes, Diesel, Specs

Thursday, May 4th 2017. | GMC


The first generation of GMC Canyon has introduced altogether with the Chevy Colorado in 2014. Since its first coming to public, the lineup of Canyon has been successful to substitute the presence of GMC Sonoma and Chevrolet S-10 in the auto market. In couple years advance, as facing the current auto competition, the American auto manufacturer finally introduced the upgraded version of a pickup truck as the 2018 year version. One for sure, the upcoming 2018 GMC Canyon will be upgraded to have a better appearance and also an improved performance as well.

2018 GMC Canyon Denali Diesel
2018 GMC Canyon Denali Exterior

Still, the outlook of pickup truck retains its masculine and aggressive bodywork under 20-inch aluminum wheels. Built up under the GMT 31XX platform, the outer design of new 2018 GMC Canyon looks completely stylish. To boost up the car performance, the automaker has decided to use the light and strong materials of aluminum and steel. In the front styling, the changes on the new grille and HID headlights and LED DRLs are obvious. The chrome details on the door handles and mirror look so glossy. There will be more spaces in the back as the vehicle has a bigger bumper.

2018 GMC Canyon Denali Interior2018 GMC Canyon Denali Interior

The interior design also receives the noticeable upgrades. The cabin inside will be refurbished with the wood and aluminum touches allowing the premium and luxurious view. We might see some leather spots on the seats, dashboard and steering wheel. To provide more comfort feeling, the spaces below the seats are wider giving enough room for leg and shoulder. The floor is covered with the durable and classic mats. Equipping the latest technologies with the GMC IntelliLink system, there will be a colored display, a navigation unit, smartphone integration with Android and Apple CarPlay and other connectivity features. As for the safety of the passengers, several elements comprising ABS, lane departure warning system, forward collision alert, airbags, rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, seatbelts, reverse sensor system, blind-spot monitor, parking assist and others are also advanced.

2018 GMC Canyon Denali Engine

Improving the speed performance, the 2018 GMC Canyon will be powered with two engine options. The engine unit of 3.6 liter V6 version becomes the first choice. This drivetrain could produce the power of 305 HP and 269 lb-ft of torque. Another option will be a 2.8 liter Duramax 14 with the output of 181 horsepower and 369-pound feet of torque. Both these engines will be paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox to drive all wheels. The car acceleration is recorded from 0 to 60 MPH in just 7.0 seconds. As for the fuel consumption, under a 3.6 liter, the future Canyon could reach at 24 MPG on the highway and 18 MPG in the city, 28 MPG on the highway and 21 MPG in the city with a 2.8 liter.

2018 GMC Canyon Denali Changes2018 GMC Canyon Denali Price and Release Date

The arrival of 2018 GMC Canyon for the dealerships might take place at any time in 2017. Making an estimation on the car price, the base model of the pickup is valued at $22,000, while $10,000 more expensive for the higher trim level.