2015 GMC Canyon pick-up unveiled

The new 2015 Canyon is essentially a rebadged version of the North American-specification Chevrolet Colorado that was first revealed last November.

Visually the most noticeable difference is at the front end, where the familiar GMC grille provides a more imposing look for the midsize pick-up. As with the Colorado, three configurations will be offered: extended cab / 6’ 2” cargo bed, crew cab / 5’ 2” cargo bed or crew cab / 6’ 2” cargo bed.

GMC Canyon SLT Crew Cab 4x4 (2015) Front Side

Beneath the skin things are pretty much identical too. The standard engine is a 2.5 litre four-cylinder petrol-powered unit, but a 3.6 litre V6 is going to be on the options list from launch. Significantly, they’re due to be joined by a 2.8 litre Duramax turbodiesel for the 2016 model year.

When sales begin towards the end of 2014, Canyon buyers will have a choice of base, SLE and SLT trim grades that can be equipped with either rear- or AutoTrac four-wheel drive. Furthermore, an All Terrain package has been developed for SLE models that comprises retuned suspension, an automatic locking rear differential, 17” wheels shod with off-road tyres, a body-colour grille surround and unique cabin details.

GMC Canyon (2015) DashboardGMC Canyon SLE All Terrain Extended Cab 4x4 (2015) Rear Side

All variants feature a power-adjustable driver’s seat, six airbags, a 4.2” colour information screen set within the instrument cluster and the StabiliTrak stability control system. Practical aspects include a two-tier loading system for the cargo box as well as a ‘CornerStep’ rear bumper.

Prices have yet to be confirmed.

2015 GMC Canyon - Preliminary Technical Specifications
Type Midsize pick-up
Cab styles Two-door extended cab or four-door crew cab
Type 2.5 litre I4 3.6 litre V6
Displacement 2,457 cc (150 cu. in.) 3,564 cc (217 cu. in.)
Fuel Regular unleaded
Fuel delivery High-pressure direct injection; electronic throttle control
Valvetrain DOHC; four valves per cylinder; continuously variable valve timing
Block material Cast aluminium Aluminium
Cylinder head material Cast aluminium Cast aluminium
Power 193 bhp (146 kW / 195 PS) at 6,400 rpm (est.) 302 bhp (224 kW / 306 PS) at 6,950 rpm (est.)
Torque 250 Nm (184 lb/ft) at 4,400 rpm (est.) 366 Nm (270 lb/ft) at 4,000 rpm (est.)
Type Six-speed manual Six-speed automatic
Availability Base model with extended cab, 2.5 litre engine and rear-wheel drive only All models
Tow / haul mode No Yes (V6 only)
Auto grade braking No Yes
Front suspension Independent coil-over-shock; twin-tube dampers
Rear suspension Solid axle; semi-elliptic two-stage multi-leaf springs; twin-tube dampers
Wheel sizes 16 x 7”, 17 x 8” or 18 x 8.5”
Tyre sizes 265/70R16, 255/65R17 or 265/60R18
Steering Electrically-assisted power rack-and-pinion steering with variable assist
Stability control StabiliTrak electronic stability control with hill start assist
Brakes Power-assisted; disc brakes front and rear; anti-lock standard; hill descent control optional
Configuration Ext. cab / 6’2” box Crew cab / 5’2” box Crew cab / 6’2” box
Length 5,395 mm (212.4”) 5,395 mm (212.4”) 5,705 mm (224.6”)
Wheelbase 3,258 mm (128.3”) 3,258 mm (128.3”) 3,568 mm (140.5”)
Height (incl. antenna) 2WD 1,998 mm (78.7”)
Height (incl. antenna) 4WD 2,005 mm (78.9”)
Width 1,886 mm (74.3”)
Front headroom 1,016 mm (40.0”)
Front legroom 1,059 mm (41.7”)
Rear headroom 932 mm (36.7”) 973 mm (38.3”) 973 mm (38.3”)
Rear legroom 726 mm (28.6”) 909 mm (35.8”) 909 mm (35.8”)
Curb weight 2WD 1,789 kg (3,944 lbs) w/ 2.5 litre engine 1,831 kg (4,037 lbs) w/ 2.5 litre engine 1,935 kg (4,266 lbs) w/ 3.6 litre engine
Max. GVWR 2,540 kg (5,600 lbs) 2,721 kg (6,000 lbs) 2,721 kg (6,000 lbs)
Max. payload 657 kg (1,450 lbs) 635 kg (1,400 lbs) 635 kg (1,400 lbs)
Max. towing weight 3,039 kg (6,700 lbs)

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