GM is separating the GMC Canyon from their Chevy Colorado family for 2017 with an all new motor and two updated trim levels.
GMC is giving the new Canyon a 3.6-liter V6 engine which is also in the Cadillac ATS, CT6, CTS, and XT5 hybrid. The motor will coordinate to an 8-speed programmed transmission, which is additionally in the 2017 Colorado, Cadillacs, and some other GM vehicles.
The new motor offers variable valve timing, enhanced direct infusion, and Fuel Management. Active Fuel Management is a type of cylinder activation that closes off two chambers to build fuel effectiveness and execution. Horsepower is up to 308 from 305, and torque increases to 275 pound-feet of torque compared with from 269 in the old 3.6-liter V6.
With the new transmission, the Canyon has a higher top gear ratio. The higher ratio will make sure drivers get up and go more efficiently while towing a large payload. The overdrive ratios will be lower for enhanced fuel productivity.
Previously, GMC announced the Denali and All Terrain X models. The trim on the All Terrain X comes with the upgraded 3.6-liter V6 or the 2.8-liter turbodiesel.
The All Terrain X offers a body-color grille surround, Goodyear all-terrain tires,17-inch aluminum wheels, and a spray-on bed liner. The truck is also reinforced with off-road suspension and Hill Descent Control. The Denali leads the pack as the most luxurious model of Canyon’s. The Denali has a seven-speaker Bose audio system, interior upgrades, and more chrome inside and out.
What Else Is New?
In addition to their new models, the 2017 Canyon is available in new colors. New colors include Red Quartz Metallic, Dark Slate Metallic, and Mineral Metallic. They offer a heated steering wheel as an optional extra. In addition, a new seven-inch touchscreen IntelliLink radio and Standard Teen Driveing Mode. The new and improved 2017 Canyon will be available at the end of the year.