What to Expect from the 2015 GMC Canyon

What to Expect from the 2015 GMC Canyon

In 2011, General Motors discontinued their midsize trucks, the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon.

After a couple years off, GM is bringing back the popular pickups, with redesigned and distinct versions of both vehicles.

The automaker unveiled the 2015 Chevy Colorado last month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The GMC Canyon, however, was nowhere to be found, leaving everyone wondering when the Canyon will be seen, why GM separated the debuts, and what to expect when the Canyon finally arrives.

2015 GMC Canyon: Answering the Questions:


GM released a teaser image this fall giving glimpses of the  grille on the 2015 GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado

Why Separate the Trucks?
Unlike previous generation of the Colorado and Canyon, General Motors is creating two distinct pickups, and it wants to make sure that everyone knows that these two trucks have two different uses and two different personalities.

While the Colorado has been displayed as a “lifestyle” truck, the GMC Canyon is expected to be more work-related, sticking to the “Professional Grade” theme that GMC buyers appreciate.

By unveiling the trucks at separate events, it allows the GMC Canyon to clearly distinct itself from it’s cousin.

What Can You Expect?
Nothing is official, but the pickups will almost assuredly share engines while having different trim packages and accessories.

GM announced that the 2016 Colorado will be available with a diesel engine, so you can expect the same for the 2016 GMC Canyon.

Within the GMC lineup, the 2015 GMC Canyon will offer more fuel-efficiency with a more manageable size compared to the full-size GMC Sierra.

When will we see the 2015 GMC Canyon?
While General Motors has yet to release an official date and location, smart money is going towards the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which takes place in January.

The show makes perfect sense, as it captures the attention of the entire industry, including overseas markets, where GMC hopes to promote the all-new Canyon. Unlike the bigger trucks, midsize trucks have seen success overseas.

It should be noted, however, that last year GM released the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra at a special event in Detroit in December, preempting the auto show. Does GM have a similar trick for the Canyon? Only time will tell…

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