2016 GMC Canyon Diesel

The all-new GMC Canyon, alongside its Chevy Colorado sibling, was launched for the 2015 model year. Now, the 2016 GMC Canyon is due to receive only several changes. Certainly the most important one will come in the form of a new turbodiesel engine, initially scheduled to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2015. However, the most recent reports state that its launch might be postponed slightly due to additional testing by the Environmental Protection Agency. The latest developments were triggered by the recent scandal concerning the Volkswagen’s diesel emissions cheating. Unfortunately for the new diesel-powered Canyon, it seems that the EPA is determined to introduce more stringent testing when it comes to diesel emissions.

Anyway, the 2016 GMC Canyon will be offered with a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine that generates 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. In case its power is transmitted to the rear axle only, it will be able to tow up to 7,700 lbs, while its towing capacity drops to 7,600 lbs with the all-wheel drive version. As for the payload capacity, the 2.8-liter Duramax diesel provides 1,420 lbs, which is slightly less than what the gasoline unit gives (1,500 lbs).
2016 GMC Canyon review

2016 GMC Canyon Design and Features

Unlike most of its competition, this mid-size pickup truck boasts a sleek and attractive exterior design. The Canyon has a rugged front end dominated by a horizontal set of lines. Compared to the Colorado, it features a more upscale appearance. Inside the cabin, the design has been greatly influenced by the Sierra model. There are plenty of soft-touch materials and it generally has a premium feel to it.

As far as the safety features are concerned, the 2016 GMC Canyon will be richly appointed. The list of standard equipment includes six airbags, oversized size mirrors that provide improved rear visibility, a rearview camera, StabiliTrak system as well as hill-descent control systems. Optional features include lane departure warning and forward collision alert.

2016 GMC Canyon Price

The 2016 GMC Canyon powered by the Duramax diesel unit will cost extra $3,730. Whether the extra money for this diesel version is worth, remains to be seen.

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