Leading US car maker GM is busy sprucing up vehicle portfolio for 2019 and as a result – the pickup truck lineups sold by the company are also getting revamped. The 2019 GMC Canyon is also getting a makeover for 2019 along with its stable cousin Chevy Colorado.
The upcoming model Canyon will soon be unveiled and industry experts say it will come with fresh exterior styling, cabin modifications and powertrain tweaks. Some technological changes may be offered in the 2019 lineup.
2019 GMC Canyon Trims and Features
The 2019 GMC Canyon is sold in 6 trims – SL, SLE, base, SLT, All Terrain, and Denali. The exterior colors offered are Cardinal red, Summit white, Onyx black, satin steel metallic etc. The upcoming version will get some changes in the front fascia. So, you may expect a new grille and redesigned lamps at front and rear side.
The Denali trim will get a chrome plated grille with different design and plenty of chrome accents on the exterior. There can be some packages like the Nightfall Edition and All-terrain X- to suit needs of various types of customers. Overall, the look is somewhat like a scaled-down version of GMC Sierra but that is not necessarily a bad thing. The 2019 Canyon will be also coming in crew-cab and extended cab configurations. Two-bed types will be there too.
2019 GMC Canyon Interior
The cabin of 2019 GMC Canyon is likely to receive some changes-much like the new Colorado lineup. The Denali trim will have absolutely luxurious materials- including leather upholstery and some customization choices would be there too. However, the interior will be sold in few colors options Cocoa/Dune, Jet Black, Jet Black/Cobalt Red and Jet Black/Dark Ash.
Like most of the new trucks from the stable of GM, the GMC Canyon is laden with enough safety technologies. The top Denali trim is coming with all bells and whistles-in amenities as well. All trims get airbags, rollover mitigation tech, electronic stability control, rear-vision camera, hill-start assist, trailer sway control and a rear-vision camera. The new Teen driver tech is also standard on all trims. Denali trim gets Lane Departure Warning and also a Forward Collision Alert.
All trims get a 7 or 8-inch display with a touch input to control the GM Intelllink setup. The infotainment is sleek and advanced. Also, it supports Bluetooth and GPS.
2019 GMC Canyon Engine Options
The upcoming GMC Canyon is laden with powerful engines-all taken from the earlier model. The four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine makes 200 horsepower and it comes with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Those seeking more power should definitely go for the 3.6-liter V6 and it is standard from the SLT trim upwards. It delivers an output of 308 HP. Also, it gets an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
2019 GMC Canyon Towing Capacity
The engine that is offered as an option in SLE trim and other trims upwards comes with 2.8-liter turbo diesel generates 286 HP. With this engine, one can get the maximum towing capacity of 7700 pounds.
2019 GMC Canyon Fuel Economy
In this section, the first one engine with 2,5 liter will provide fuel economy in city/highway of 19/26 mpg (2WD, manual), 20/26 mpg (2WD, automatic). However, this model will also have AWD option and will give 19/24 mpg for it.
The next one is the 3,6-liter engine, this one will have for the (2WD) system 18/25 mpg and 17/24 mpg (4WD). The last one model 2.8-liter turbodiesel comes also with (2WD) and (4WD) systems that provide 22/30 mpg and 20/28 mpg.
2019 GMC Canyon Price and Availability
The expected base price of 2019 GMC Canyon is approx $22.000. The truck will debut in mid-2018.
Summing it up
Overall, the newest GMC Canyon is a super midsized truck with enhanced styling and powerful engine. It offers target buyers plenty of choices to pick from too.