2019 GMC Canyon Redesign for 2022

2019-GMC-Canyon

Official data on the new generation GMC Canyon model are not closely related to the 2019 MY. More precisely, the new generation will not appear on the market before 2022. In addition to the new Canyon model, next to it, the Chevrolet Colorado sibling model will also be promoted. Every further talk about the 2019 GMC Canyon pickup truck, and some significant changes are out of date. It will not come to that.

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Advantageous analysis suggests that these two mechanically identical midsize trucks will end 2017 as successful, sold models. The goal is to reach 100,000 units sold. The eight-year cycle is completed exactly in 2022. Both GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado have been on the US market since 2014. The company has complemented the Canyon truck offer just two years later. 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel has, besides the new drive unit, also received an updated infotainment system which is support for Android Auto and Apple Car Play.

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2019 GMC Canyon facelift

For some reason, the 2019 GMC Canyon is expected to go through the mid-cycle facelift. What exactly can he offer a new one? Many will agree that these are only minor paint or equipment changes of the same level. This mid-size pickup truck is a direct competitor to Tacoma and Frontier pickup trucks. 2019 Canyon will not undergo any radical change. Towing capacity, muscular outlook and strength are the basic characteristics of this vehicle.

2019 GMC Canyon will have a low body weight. It will be built using aluminum and other lightweight body parts. This will also affect the increase mileage, aerodynamics and performance. It would come up with some little change in the interior. New Canyon will have 7 premium Bose speakers, USB, AM/FM SiriusXM and large touch screen infotainment system. A variety of safety features and security technologies will be part of the standard equipment package.

GMC Canyon rear view

Specs and Price

This mid-size pickup truck launches a 2.5 L  four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 200 horsepower and 191 lb -ft torque. An optional 3.6 L V6 engine that will produce 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque is currently under question. The engine is combined with 8-speed automatic transmission and AWD. The EPA rating is 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The V6 engine would have an EPA rating of 18 mpg in city and 25 mpg on the highway.

The price from 2019 Canyon model will not be drastically changed in relation to the current model. It ranges from $ 23,000 to $ 31,000.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 DENALI Ultimate Package

New 2018 GMC Sierra Ultimate

Although it is one of the best-selling and most popular pickups of the GM company, GMC Sierra only received the highest level of equipment in 2015 (2016 MY). Namely, 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 DENALI is a relatively new model on the market. At 2015 LA Auto Show, GMC did not present any new model. Only some modified versions of existing models are shown. One of them is the Sierra 1500 DENALI Ultimate.

As shown, this model is only available in Crew Cab version. The vehicle is decorated with plenty of chrome details, cabin on the cab, IntelliBeam LED headlights, electronic rear window panel, new threshold design, and new 22-inch alloy wheels.

New 2018 GMC Sierra Ultimate

In addition to its outward appearance, the vehicle adorns the enviable level of luxury inside the cabin. The interior of the vehicle is full of details of aluminum. There’s also a heated steering wheel, electronic pedal adjustment, and exceptional front seats. The front seats have a heating and ventilation system. Also, the front seats have the ability to adjust in 12 directions, all electronically. In addition to an enviable level of luxury, the vehicle will also have a high level of equipment. Among other things, there are the Bose premium sound system, a wireless smartphone charger, an 8-inch color screen, and GPS navigation.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 DENALI Specs

The new version of the model offers two engines. The first is a 5.3-liter V8 engine with 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. The second, more powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. As standard, 4×4 is available as well as magnetic ride control.

2018 GMC Sierra DENALI

In addition to the new Sierra pickup truck model, a smaller GMC pickup truck model with the highest level of equipment was presented at the same event. It’s the new GMC Canyon DENALI pickup. Both vehicles feature a high level of equipment and a solid dose of luxury. GMC describes it as “the first and only premium midsize truck”. And Canyon DENALI offers a choice of two drive units. The first is a 3.6-liter V6 petrol engine with 305 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft., as well as a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel with 181 horsepower and 368 lb.-ft. torque.

Price

The company did not significantly upgrade this model, so the price of the vehicle will not be changed in comparison to the previous model. That means the price for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 DENALI, remains at the model level for the 2017 model year.

The Sierra 1500 for 2019 model year comes with the new design. This is a new generation of this GMC full-size pickup truck.

2018 GMC Canyon DENALI Review

2018 GMC Canyon DENALI

In 2004, GMC Canyon succeeded the company’s pickup model Sonoma. Although very similar to another GMs product, the Chevy Colorado pickup model, this model has its distinctive character. From 2015, ie 2016 model year, this model has received the highest degree of equipment. More specifically, Canyon also received the DENALI version. 2018 GMC Canyon DENALI is now a standard part of the offer of this model. This version prevails on the pickup truck market, because this model is the first and only premium mid-size truck.

Design and Specs

Canyon DENALI is available exclusively in the Crew Cab version. From the standard model, it differs at the higher level of equipment and several cosmetic twicks. 2018 Canyon DENALI is characterized by a large amount of chromium. In such a design there are front grills, thresholds and frames of fog lamps. Another detail, which separates the DENALI version from the standard model, are specially designed aluminum wheels of 20 inches.

2018 GMC Canyon DENALI

As for the interior, the GMC Canyon DENALI 2018 offers a more comprehensive list of equipment and conveniences, compared to the standard version of the model. First of all, there is a revised instrument panel and a new color screen. In the model of the premium model, the vehicle also has special mats, thresholds with ‘DENALI’ mark, Mulan leather seats, steering wheel with heating system, as well as details of high quality wood. The list of standard equipment includes a system for heating and cooling front seats, automatic air conditioning, and GMC IntelliLink infotainment system with 8-inch color display and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems.

2018 GMC Canyon DENALI Engine

This GMC premium pickup is offered with one gasoline and one diesel engine. The petrol unit has a volume of 3.6 liters. This V6 engine develops 305 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. The 2.8-liter Duramax turbo 4-cylinder diesel engine features 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.

2018 GMC Canyon DENALI interior

At the same time, when the ‘DENALI’ trim in the Canyon model was introduced, and the larger GMC pickup, Sierra got this package of equipment. The Sierra DENALI is offered with a 5.3-liter V8 engine with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft, as well as a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 with more style

2018 GMC Sierra 1500

Currently available information suggests the arrival of a new pickup model from the General Motors family. This is the basic version of the GMC Sierra model, that is, the 1500 Series. Similar to what has been confirmed and seen with the all-new 2018 GMC Terrain, it is expected in the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup. For now, it is not clear whether all versions of this model will go through the process of improvement. More precisely, it is not confirmed whether the base Sierra 1500 model will arrive in the new generation, or “new clothes” and 2500 HD and 3500 HD models.

The information available so far indicates the arrival of a new generation of GMC Sierra pickup truck models. The sources from which this information comes out say that the new GMC Sierra 1500 will be presented by the end of 2017. After that, the new model will begin selling. Significant changes and improvements have been announced for the new generation of the model. For now, it’s just about them.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500

Changes

First, the information that the new generation of the GMC Terrain SUV model has received three brand new turbocharged engines. Something similar is expected in the new GMC Sierra model. However, the most rumor and information is related to the cosmetic changes of the new model, and to the new transmission.

2018 GMC Sierra is expected with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. This model is just one of the new GMC vehicles that will be available with this transmission. However, this transmission system is not new to the GM lineup. Namely, Chevrolet has already offered its Camaro ZL1 with a new 10-speed automatic gear box. With this model, the new transmission proved to be a great choice.

A total of seven, or more, new GM models will be equipped with this new transmission. Basically, these are models that are equipped with a RWD drive system. Namely, the new 10-speed AT is the most compatible with the RWD system. For this reason, the GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 are some of the models that will be equipped with a new gearbox.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 interior

Design and Body Look

All that is said, and what follows with the new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, also applies to the new Chevy Silverado truck. As far as the vehicles look, the biggest changes and clutter are expected at the front of the vehicle. There is an upgraded grille, as well as a new headlights design. Also, the level of comfort and comfort, as well as higher quality materials, is expected. All in all, sometimes working vehicles, and nowadays more and more family cars. This is not the case only with GM’s pickup truck model. Trends and needs are changing. The one who follows them stays in the game.

What attracts additional attention is the announcement that the new generation of this model will receive a large number of elements from aluminum. This trend has already been introduced by some pickup models. First of all, Ford did it. The rumors of this move by the company are further fueled by the fact that GM invested less than a billion US dollars in its own Flint factory in Michigan.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Specs and Price

The current model offers a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with 285 horsepower and 308 lb-ft, for this aluminum-block 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft, as well as the 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine with 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque.

We mentioned that the new Sierra could go the same way as the 2018 Terrain, which got three new powertrain aggregates. For now, there is no information about such changes in the 2018 Sierra 1500 Series. Regardless of what the new model’s development path is, and what kind of changes it brings, the price should remain at the level of the 2017 model.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Changes and Release

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It’s no secret that General Motors is currently working on a mid-cycle update for the GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup trucks. The current generation of the two mechanically identical models made its debut only two years ago. The company is set to give these trucks a number of subtle appearance upgrades. Several drivetrain enhancements for the 2017 model year we can expect too. On top of that, expect the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 to lose a number of features as well.

2017 Sierra 1500 Updates

Among the most notable visual upgrades, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 gets two new exterior colors (Dark Slate Metallic, Pepperdust Metallic), as well as capless fuel fill. When it comes to technological enhancements, the upcoming model is due to receive Low Speed Mitigation Braking as standard equipment, Teen Driver mode, Tri-Mode Power Steps and Android Auto. The list also includes optional all-season 18-inch black wall tires, with trailer brake controller now available with the SLT Crew Cab Premium Plus Package.

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As for the features that are getting axed, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 will no longer be offered with Light Steel Gray Metallic, Iridium Metallic and Mahogany Metallic exterior colors. It will also lose the optional P265/65 section 18-inch off-road blackwall tires, whereas the All TerrainPackage will no longer be available in SLE trim. Instead, this trim level will be offered with the Elevation Edition Package.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Specs

Probably the most important mechanical upgrade will come in the form of a new eight-speed automatic transmission paired with the 5.3-liter EcoTec V8 for the first time. This popular unit will generate 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque.The base 4.3-liter V6 engine will once again make 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of twist. As for the most potent option available with the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500, the 6.2-liter V8 will churn out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. Some of the recent reports hint that we might also get to see the upcoming Sierra 1500 adopt the ten-speed automatic gearbox that is currently being developed in cooperation with Ford. However, these speculations have yet to be confirmed.

Release Date and Competition

Competing in one of the most hotly contested segments, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 will certainly benefit from the latest enhancements. The list of its rivals includes the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra. Both the updated Sierra and Silverado trucks are expected to go on sale in the third quarter of 2016.

2017 GMC Sierra Diesel New Engine

2017 GMC Sierra Diesel

According to recent reports from several reliable sources, GM’s DMAX facility in Ohio is currently working on a next-generation Duramax engine. Namely, the new turbo-diesel is being prepared to replace the current 6.6-liter unit which is due to be discontinued by the end of 2016. By introducing the new generation of the oil-burner, GM intends to make the Silverado and Sierra Heavy Duty lineup more competitive when it comes to the towing and hauling capacities. It is currently third in this torque competition among HD pickup trucks, lagging behind its Ram and Ford rivals. Apart from that, the upcoming diesel engine will be focused on meeting ever more stringent emissions regulations. In any case, expect the 2017 GMC Sierra Diesel to bring all sorts of substantial improvements. Continue reading “2017 GMC Sierra Diesel New Engine”

2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate Price

2017 GMC Sierra Denali

In order to make the Sierra Denali even more upscale than it already is, GMC decided to launch the Denali Ultimate model for the 2017 model year. Compared to the regular Sierra Denali, the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate will add all of the previously optional amenities to the list of standard equipment. In other words, this brand new package will be offered with standard 4WD, 22-inch wheels, Driver Alert Package as well as a power-folding moonroof. However, it will also include some new features such as wireless phone charging and GMC’s Tri-Mode Power Steps. Apart from that, expect the new Denali Ultimate version to differ only slightly from the standard Denali models. Continue reading “2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate Price”

2017 GMC Sierra 3500 Release Date

2017 GMC Sierra 3500 changes

Several recently taken spy photographs revealed that GM is currently working on upgrading the heavy-duty lineup for the 2017 model year. As part of the process, both the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra HD are due to receive a number of styling revisions as well as certain mechanical updates. Some sources claim that we might even get to see a brand new Duramax diesel engine powering GM’s mechanically identical twins. Of course, the main purpose of such a move will be to challenge Ram’s stunning 900 pound-feet of torque provided by the Cummins turbodiesel. It remains to be seen whether the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 will be able to boost the torque numbers currently rated at 765 lb-ft. Continue reading “2017 GMC Sierra 3500 Release Date”

2017 GMC Sierra 2500 Duramax Diesel Engine

2017 GMC Sierra 2500

Judging by the spy shots that have recently emerged, GM is currently preparing its heavy-duty line of trucks for some notable updates. Apart from receiving several styling revisions, both the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado are due to adopt a new Duramax diesel engine. Thanks to these mechanical upgrades, the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 is expected to challenge its Ram and Ford rivals when it comes to towing and hauling capacities. Continue reading “2017 GMC Sierra 2500 Duramax Diesel Engine”

2017 GMC Canyon Diesel

2017 GMC Canyon Diesel

Both the GMC Canyon and its Chevy Colorado sibling arrived completely redesigned for the 2015 model year. The company then announced that the 2016 Canyon was due to receive its first diesel engine. However, the plan got delayed due to additional tests that have been undertaken by the Environmental Protection Agency. As for the 2017 GMC Canyon Diesel, it will definitely be offered with the Duramax diesel unit that has been eagerly anticipated for a while. Apart from the fresh engine option, the upcoming pickup truck will receive several minor updates.

 Engine Department

Expect the 2017 GMC Canyon Diesel to be motivated by the 2.8-liter Duramax cranking out 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Its power will be transmitted either to the rear axle or all four wheels through a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission with a centrifugal pendulum vibration absorber. While its maximum towing capacity is rated at 7,700 lbs, the payload capacity reaches 1,420 lbs. According to recent EPA reports, the 2WD Canyon and Colorado diesel models return 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. As for the four-wheel drive versions, they are rated at 20/29 mpg.

2017 GMC Canyon Diesel

2017 GMC Canyon Diesel Design and Features

As far as the exterior styling is concerned, the new Canyon features a a more appealing looks compared to most of its rivals. Of course, GMC’s pickup truck boasts a more sophisticated design compared to its Colorado sibling. Now, the Duramax diesel will be available exclusively in SLE and range-topping SLT Crew Cab versions. Just like its predecessor, the 2017 GMC Canyon Diesel will be offered with a chromed grille and C-shaped LED daytime running lights. There will be 5-foot-2-inch and 6-foot-2-inch cargo boxes to choose between, both available with corner steps that allow easier access to the bed. Apart from the optional spray-in bedliner, the Canyon Diesel will be offered with a standard rearview camera to assist with trailer hitching as well as a lower damped tailgate for easy access. The cabin will be replete with soft-touch materials, while GM’s IntelliLink platform comprises OnStar with 4G LTE and Apple CarPlay.

2017 Canyon Diesel Pricing and Release

The entry-level version of the 2017 GMC Canyon Diesel is expected to start at $36,320. Official release date has yet to be announced but we believe it will hit the showrooms in late 2016.