When GMC Canyon was introduced in 2004, it gave a tough competition to Chevrolet Colorado which was also launched at the same time. If reports are to be believed, the 2018 GMC Canyon concept is going to do even better. Since 2004 the popular and compact pick-up truck model has come a long way. Although some good Canyon models were launched after 2004, yet the best part is that better models are to be launched shortly. The popular American automobile manufacturer has already unveiled its plan to release the 2018 GMC Canyon by next year.
Initial inputs tell us that it will be stylish, strong and will be giving good fuel economy. Given its durability and reliability, it is undoubtedly going to be a top choice for truck drivers. Lets us see what can we expect from the 2018 GMC Canyon.
2018 GMC Canyon – Stylish and Elegant Changes
Just like the previous models, the exterior of the 2018 version of the popular pickup truck is expected to sport an aggressive and masculine look. The 2018 GMC Canyon is expected to be built on GMT 31XX platform. And in that case, its exterior is going to be a class apart and will easily portray its strength and abilities. The aluminum and steel frame will make the GMC Canyon lighter and make it more innovative. A mesh grill at the front and HID headlights can be expected along with the chrome mirrors on its sides.
The Grill will have three slots, and the logo will be placed at the center. According to the manufacturers, the 2018 GMC Canyon will have a larger and more spacious cargo box at the back with a spray-in bed liner, a stylish exhaust tip and larger bumper.
Innovation has become a top priority of every automobile manufacturer. The interior of 2018 GMC Canyon is surely going to be an innovative one. A lot of new features like smartphone integration, Bluetooth connectivity, and an improved infotainment system is being expected.
The Interior is going to be spacious with the seats providing good leg room, and the deck is going to be elegant as well. The floor will have a classic and durable mats. French Sewing on stylish leather on the sides, seats and steering wheel are some extra luxurious touches that the pickup truck has.
Talking about technology, an interactive touch screen is expected apart from a navigation unit. There will be temperature sensors with automatic climate control system which can control the temperature inside. Backlights can be based on the LED technology. According to the company, the alloy wheels will come in different colors. The buyer can decide it at the time of purchase.
2018 GMC Canyon – Engine and Performance
If the reports are to be believed, there will be two engine choices for the 2018 GMC Canyon. The first one being a 3.6-litre V-6 which can easily deliver 305 hp and a torque of 269 lb-ft of torque. The other option will be a 2.8-liter Duramax I4 which can produce 181 hp and the torque of 369 lb-ft of torque. The engine would be paired with a 6-speed automated system capable of transmitting equal power to all the wheels. With the engines described above, it will take around 7-8 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph.
Expected payload and towing capacity- 7000 lbs and 1590 lbs. Fuel consumption- 18-21 mpg in cities and 24-28 mpg in city ( Depends on the type of engine)
- A wide range of security features like ABS, collision alert, airbags, etc. to keep the driver and the vehicle safe and secure.
- Additional protection features such as Parking Assist with hill-descent control option.
- Lightweight and masculine body.
- Powerful engine options.
- Low carbon emission which ensures low pollution.
- Wonderful and elegant interior with innovative technological makeovers such as smartphone integration and 4G connectivity.
- Spacious Cargo Box
2018 GMC Canyon – Price and Expected Date of Launch
If reports are believed then for 2018, GMC Canyon will start at $22,000 and will go up to $32,000 for the top model. The car is expected to be released in 2017. With some great features, awesome looks and some world class innovation it will be interesting to see how the much awaited popular pickup truck looks like when it arrives.