The capable 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel will come with numerous changes for the next year. A mid-cycle refresh of this mid-size truck has been official for some time already. The current generation is present for several years and it is about time to see some changes that will make this truck more competitive.
Speaking in general, GMC has always been a brand that combines utility with comfort and luxury. With this model, the company took the things to the completely next level. Earlier versions of this truck were known for great performances, but diesel versions weren’t available until now. The oil-burner has made this truck far more capable.
The model is also now much closer to those drivers that used to prefer some other, more work-oriented brands. Anyway, this update won’t significantly change the things. Still, the new model will be prettier and equipped better.
2019 GMC Canyon Diesel design changes
Speaking of base design characteristics, don’t expect changes on this model. Just like all Canyons, this one will also continue to ride on a familiar GMT 31XX architecture, which is also in use for Chevy Colorado and Trailblazer. Mechanical tweaks are not expected at all, although we could see some novelties under the hood.
On the other side, the visual appearance will be significantly improved, thanks to the variety of new parts. Of course, the focus will be on the front end, where 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel will come with things like new front fascia, new bumper, grille and reshaped headlights, all redesigned to fit the brand’s newest design language. Changes on other parts of the truck could also come, but not in such intensity.
On the inside, the 2019 Canyon Diesel could also receive some styling novelties, but the core of changes will definitely be in terms of new equipment.
2019 GMC Canyon Diesel trim levels
The base trim level organization is about to remain unchanged, though we should see new standard features for each version. When it comes to body styles, this truck comes in two variants – Extended Cab and Crew Cab, which comes with two bed sizes.
On the other side, there are five trim levels in total. The lowest trim is called SL and it comes with extended cab only. This version is a classic work truck and doesn’t even feature back seats. The next one is base which is, like the rest of trim levels, available in both body styles. It comes with a pretty basic list of equipment, although we could see some interesting novelties for the 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel.
Rest of the trim levels are SLE, SLT and top-level Denali. While SLE and SLE gradually add more and more standard features, Denali also includes plenty of distinctive styling details.
2019 GMC Canyon Diesel engine
Most likely, the 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel won’t feature any change when it comes to the engine. It features a capable 2.8-liter Duramax inline-four diesel engine, which is good enough for about 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. It comes in a pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Such great amount of torque provides amazing towing capabilities, even better than the large V6 gasoline engine. We don’t expect modification on this unit.
Besides this diesel unit, there are also two gasoline engines. The first one is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit with 200 horses, while the other one, 3.6-liter V6, delivers around 310 horsepower.
A big novelty for the next year could be a brand-new gasoline engine. It is a 2.7-liter twin-turbo engine, which should be able to deliver around 270 horsepower.
2019 GMC Canyon Diesel release date and price
The 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel will probably hit the market in the third quarter of the year. The price should remain unchanged, which means around 37.000 dollars for the base version.