The GMC Canyon has become a very popular small pickup that offers much of the same as its bigger brother and has become a perfect choice for those looking for the same qualities, at a reduced price. The Canyon has become a very economical, efficient, and budget-minded pickup truck that gives consumers great towing capacity, and many high-end features not typical for a truck in its class. The 2018 GMC Canyon will improve over the current model while bringing back what’s made the 2017 models so popular.
The 2018 Canyon is expected to have many enhancements that will improve the towing capacity, handling, fuel economy, and offer many more optional features. GMC has become a premier auto truck manufacturer, and improving on the concept of the Canyon is one of the many reasons why. With huge changes in-store and with many models to choose from, the 2018 Canyon may be well worth the wait.
This preview details everything we know so far on the upcoming 2018 GMC Canyon specs, features, price, and release date for all models including the Base, SL, SLE, and SLT.
2018 GMC Canyon Specs and Features – Base, SL, SLE, and SLT Model
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The 2018 GMC Canyon specs and features are rumoured to offer a refined array of options seen in all models, while the premium SLT will offer more towing capacity. We’re hearing a 7,500 – 8,000-pound max capacity will be seen, and if true, will be higher than other similar 2018 pickups. Other notable enhancements rumoured include improved off-road capabilities, refined manual transmission, and better gearing options.
Some of the most notable optional and standard features are expected to include a comprehensive technology package including OnStar, 4G wireless internet, Android and Apple support, Pandora, navigation, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and more. Safety will also be huge in the new Canyon bringing up to the modern age of technology. Offerings seen will include crash avoidance sensors, lane change assist, turn signal guidance, rear parking assist, and plenty of airbags to keep all occupants secure.
Many similarities will be made with the 2018 Toyota Tacoma which will offer a similar payload capacity and many other offerings. The big truck looks including an extended cab, four-door model, and plenty of seating for up to five or six occupants.
The 2018 GMC Canyon engine specs will likely feature a 4-cylinder 2.8 litre 185-hp, 3.6 litre V6, and a turbo diesel 4-cylinder 2.5-litre 200-hp engine. There will be both a manual and automatic 6-speed transmission with a selectable auto-manual option with an estimated 18-21MPG/city and up to 28MPG/highway.
2018 GMC Canyon Price and Release Date – Base, SL, SLE, and SLT Model
Although the price of the Canyon will be priced lower than many full-sized pickups, it’ll still be priced higher than other, similar small trucks. Below, we have detailed the expected price of the 2018 Canyon Base, SL, SLE, and SLT models.
|2018 GMC Canyon Base Price||Starting at $23,300|
|2018 GMC Canyon SL Price||Starting at $21,300|
|2018 GMC Canyon SLE Price||Starting at $27,400|
|2018 GMC Canyon SLT Price||Starting at $31,500|
The 2018 GMC Canyon release date should be made official over the 2017 summer, but speculation suggests it should arrive at a local dealership near you if you reside in the US sometime during the late third quarter. GMC has become known for launching their new lineup of vehicles about one year later which puts availability around October of 2017.
We’ll continue to update you with all rumours and confirmations on the upcoming 2018 Canyon specs, features, price, and release date.