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PostSubject: 2015 GMC Canyon Completes GM’s Revamped Truck Lineup   January 12th 2014, 2:02 pm

2015 GMC Canyon Completes GM’s Revamped Truck Lineup
By Stephen Elmer
Via Auto Guide
January 12, 2014



General Motors has just revealed the second midsize pickup truck in its lineup and the twin to the Chevy Colorado, the GMC Canyon.

Interior trim and style between this truck and the new Colorado have been made quite different, but mechanically both trucks are nearly identical. The same powerplants will be available with the Canyon as the Colorado, namely a base 2.5-liter that puts out 193 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque or a larger 3.6-liter that makes 302 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.

A 2.8-liter diesel four-cylinder will also be an available option, but not until the 2016 model year. That motor is expected to make around 180 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque.

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PostSubject: Re: 2015 GMC Canyon Completes GM’s Revamped Truck Lineup   January 12th 2014, 2:20 pm

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Launched today ahead of its reveal at the Detroit Auto Show, the Canyon slots into the GMC lineup (and differentiates itself from its Chevrolet twin) with styling that closely apes the larger GMC Sierra 1500 and Sierra HD, only a size or two smaller. Oh, there are visual differences, like a subtly different grille treatment and lower fascia, but it still maintains its big brother's square-jawed good looks and rectilinear flared fenders.

Two aluminum-block engines with direct injection and variable valve timing are available: a 2.5-liter inline-four comes standard with 193 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and a 3.6-liter V6 is available with 302 hp and 270 lb-ft. Buyers will also be able to choose between three bodystyle configurations, three trim levels and either two- or four-wheel drive. A six-speed automatic transmits the power to the road, but a six-speed manual is available on the base model with the 2.5 and 2WD, and there's an All Terrain package available on SLE models. A diesel is expected later.

Other noteworthy features include active aero grille shutters, available OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with on-board wifi, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and an available Teen Driver feature that limits speed and audio volume. Pricing has not yet been announced, but as ever, expect the letters G-M-C on the nose to equate to modestly pricier MSRP than its Bowtie-wearing cousins. There's plenty more to digest if you're soon to be in the market, so check out the full press release below for more.



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PRESS RELEASE

All-New 2015 GMC Canyon Elevates Midsize Truck Segment
Segment-redefining capabilities, refinement and tech in smart-sized package

DETROIT – GMC revealed the 2015 Canyon today, an all-new midsize truck that redefines the segment and raises the bar for everything from horsepower and efficiency to quietness and refinement.

When it goes on sale this year, the all-new Canyon will give GMC one of the only three-truck lineups in the industry. It is expected to deliver class-leading capabilities with the brand's signature refinement – all in an efficiently sized, maneuverable package for customers who want the cargo-hauling and trailering versatility of a truck without the size of a full-size pickup.

"The all-new 2015 Canyon completes GMC's three-truck family, which started with the redesigned 2014 Sierra 1500 and 2015 Sierra HD," said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. "It rounds out a lineup that offers the broadest range of capabilities in the industry, giving truck customers more choices to find the vehicle that meets their professional, personal and lifestyle needs."

Based on a proven global architecture and engineered for the unique demands and driving conditions of North American drivers, the new Canyon is expected to deliver:

The segment's best horsepower – an estimated 193 horsepower (146 kW) from a standard 2.5L I-4 and an estimated 302 horsepower (224 kW) from an available 3.6L V-6
The segment's best payload of at least 1,450 pounds (657 kg)
The segment's best maximum trailering rating (when properly equipped) of at least 6,700 pounds (3,039 kg)
Even greater capability with a powerful and efficient Duramax 2.8L turbodiesel engine coming in 2016

"Not everyone needs full-size capability, but they still deserve strength and true-truck attributes that come in larger models. The Canyon will offer all the capability with confidence – and GMC's signature refinement that complements active lifestyles," said DiSalle. "It also delivers the technology customers want with more standard features."

Canyon's customer-focused technologies include available OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and expected segment-first available driver alert features such as forward collision alert, lane departure warning and a standard rear-vision camera.

Additionally, RemoteLink Key Fob Services allow owners to lock and unlock their vehicle, flash the lights and honk the horn, and, on equipped models, even remotely start the engine using the RemoteLink smartphone app. The service is free for five years. Additional OnStar services and data plans will be available with a paid subscription.

GMC's ProGrade protection program for two years/24,000 miles – whichever comes first – of scheduled maintenance, is standard and covers four oil changes, tire rotations and 27-point inspections. It complements the three-year/36,000-mile – whichever comes first – bumper-to-bumper limited vehicle warranty and five-year/100,000-mile – whichever comes first – powertrain limited warranty.

Designed for capability, comfort and refinement

Inside and out, the 2015 Canyon is pure GMC, with a quiet, refined interior distinguished by premium materials and a commanding exterior presence that emulates the technology-infused design aesthetic introduced on the 2014 Sierra 1500 and 2015 Sierra HD models.

Bold front-end styling incorporates the segment's only standard projector beam headlamps and GMC's signature C-shaped LED daytime running lamps on all models. Three body configurations are offered: An extended cab model with a six-foot bed, a crew cab with a five-foot bed and a crew cab with a six-foot bed. With the tailgate down, the six-foot bed allows eight-foot-long items to be hauled within the vehicle.

Canyon is offered in base, SLE and SLT models, in 2WD and 4WD models, and with an aggressively styled All-Terrain package offered on SLE models. It includes 17-inch painted aluminum wheels covered by all-terrain tires, a body-color grille surround with horizontal chrome bars and specific suspension tuning.

From a refinement standpoint, the Canyon features triple-sealed doors inlaid in the body sides, like the 2014 Sierra, for improved aerodynamic performance and a quieter interior. And to help keep overall mass down and improve the front-to-rear weight balance, the Canyon features an all-new aluminum hood.

It also features the segment's only active aero grille shutters, which close at certain highway speeds to enhance efficiency through improved aerodynamics.

Additional exterior features include:

Segment-first CornerStep rear bumper design, pioneered on the 2014 Sierra, is standard
Available segment-first EZ Lift-and-Lower locking tailgate that uses an internal torsion bar to make raising the tailgate easier with one hand, and a damper for more-controlled lowering
Standard two-tier loading that allows a platform to effectively split the bed into upper and lower sections, making it easier to haul, store and conceal items such as tools
Thirteen reconfigurable and four stationary tie-down locations throughout the bed for use with available, removable cargo tie-down rings
Standard bed rail and tailgate protectors
Available factory-installed spray-in bed liner
Range of 16-, 17- and 18-inch aluminum wheels

A diverse collection of work- and lifestyle-supporting accessories will be offered including everything from a bed liner and innovative cargo management system to a custom tonneau cover, removable cargo rings, tool box and more.

Comfortable and connected cabin

The interior of the 2015 Canyon is designed to be comfortable, heavily equipped and well connected. A bold, upright instrument panel with large instruments and a central driver information center is similar to Sierra. A center console-mounted shifter is similar to those found in midsize cars and crossovers.

The Canyon's cabin boasts exceptional attention to detail and premium appointments, including a sculpted headliner that enhances headroom, halo lighting on key controls for easier viewing and an open area at the front of the center console for easier phone charging.

Additional interior details include:

Sculpted door panels that make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle
Upper-instrument panel storage bin – when not equipped with the uplevel audio system – and large glove box volume
Standard center console with room to store a tablet
Rear under-seat storage

Canyon's seats are designed for long-haul comfort and wear, too. They use dual-firmness foam for greater comfort on long drives and high-wear, stain-resistant cloth seating trim. A power-adjustable driver's seat is standard, and heated leather seats are standard on SLT. The All-Terrain package features exclusive color and trim details, including embossed seatbacks and unique contrast stitching.

Comfort is enhanced with technologies, connectivity and other features that support owners' daily and recreational lives including a standard 4.2-inch-diagonal color driver information screen in the instrument cluster

Also available:

Eight-inch-diagonal color touch screen and multiple USB ports
OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hot spot
Next-generation OnStar and IntelliLink enhancements with gesture recognition and natural language voice recognition
Siri Eyes Free Mode for iPhone users
Teen Driver feature
GMC AppShop
Navigation

Teen Driver is a new, configurable IntelliLink feature that allows parents to set a radio volume limit, establish a speed warning set between 40 and 70 mph, and set a speed limiter. It also automatically mutes the radio when the driver or front passenger safety belt is not fastened and a "report card" that records mileage, wide-open throttle events, ABS events, maximum speed and other data. The custom features are locked by a PIN, which is set by the parent.

Canyon models with an eight-inch IntelliLink screen will also feature a new in-car app marketplace: GMC AppShop. It allows customers to download apps directly to their IntelliLink system and organize, update or delete them throughout the life of the vehicle. Available apps will connect drivers to music, news, weather, travel information, vehicle data and more.

Segment-best power and efficiency

GMC expects Canyon to be the most powerful and efficient truck in the segment, allowing owners to haul and tow more while being efficient. A 2.5L I-4 is standard, and a 3.6L V-6 is available. They are based on award-winning engine families and tuned to deliver the low-rpm torque customers depend on for hauling and towing.

The 2.5L four is estimated at 193 horsepower (146 kW) and 184 lb-ft of torque (253 Nm), with approximately 90 percent of the peak torque available from 2,000 rpm to 6,200 rpm. The 3.6L engine is estimated at 302 horsepower (224 kW) and 270 lb-ft of torque (366 Nm). SAE certification of the power ratings is pending.

Both engines feature direct injection and variable valve timing to make the most of power and efficiency. An aluminum block, forged-steel crankshaft, dual-overhead camshafts and jet-spray piston cooling are featured on both engines. The 2.5L incorporates a two-stage variable-displacement oil pump, for greater efficiency, as well as a balance shaft located in the oil pan, for greater refinement.

All models are matched with a six-speed automatic transmission that complements the truck-tuned engines with features that make hauling and trailering easier and more comfortable, including auto grade braking and a tow/haul mode. A six-speed manual transmission is also available with the 2.5L engine in base extended cab/2WD models.

Class-leading capabilities and superior ride quality

The Canyon delivers the capability expected of a GMC truck, including expected segment-leading payload and trailering. Like the full-size Sierra, Canyon is built on a fully boxed perimeter frame, which provides the strength to support its capabilities, and a ride expected to be smooth and quiet.

A coil-over-type front suspension features aluminum knuckles that are low in mass and high in strength contributing to a more responsive, immediate feel to driver inputs, as well as efficiency. The 2015 Canyon also features the segment's first application of electric power steering, which enhances efficiency because it is not driven by the engine.

Additionally, the Canyon has a tight turning radius of only about 41 feet (12.6 meters), making it easier to maneuver when parking or backing into tight spots, such as garages or campsites.

Four-wheel disc brakes, with four-piston front calipers, are standard and feature segment-exclusive Duralife™ brake rotors – also pioneered on the 2014 Sierra. They can offer up to double the service life, which can help lower ownership costs.

Canyon is available with an automatic locking rear differential known by its G80 option code. Introduced by General Motors more than 40 years ago, it gives drivers a traction advantage when needed and everyday comfort when it's not. It is available on SLE and SLT, and standard with the All-Terrain package.

AutoTrac automatic four-wheel drive is also a segment-first feature, which employs an electronically controlled transfer case that allows the driver to shift from 2WD to 4WD. The driver can select four modes, 2WD, Auto, 4WD HI, or 4WD Lo. By selecting 'Auto' mode, the transfer case will operate in 2WD and will automatically apply traction to the front wheels (4WD) when the vehicle senses wheel slippage.

Safety features

With 360 degrees of available active and passive safety technologies, Canyon is designed to help keep occupants safe on the road, with standard features including:

Six air bags, including head curtain side air bags that can also reduce the risk of occupant ejection
Large rearview mirrors and rear-vision camera system for greater visibility
StabiliTrak stability control system with rollover mitigation technology, trailer sway control, hill start assist and hill descent control (All Terrain).


Available safety features include:

Segment-first forward collision alert
Segment-first lane departure warning

The Canyon will be assembled at GM's Wentzville, Mo., assembly plant. GMC will continue to work on and develop the Canyon until the start of production in fall 2014.

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PostSubject: Re: 2015 GMC Canyon Completes GM’s Revamped Truck Lineup   January 12th 2014, 3:01 pm

I'm wondering what the fuel economy is going to be. I passed on a smaller truck simply because there was no real MPG benefit the last time I looked.
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 GMC Canyon Completes GM’s Revamped Truck Lineup   January 12th 2014, 3:36 pm

I'm thinking the small diesel will be a game changer when it comes. Can't wait!

I like the grill and headlight set-up better than the Chev Colorado, but I prefer the Colorado's smoother fenders. Overall, I'm impressed with the look of the overall packages for both trucks. Hopefully quality, performance and efficiency are just as impressive.
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 GMC Canyon Completes GM’s Revamped Truck Lineup   January 12th 2014, 7:30 pm

Scout wrote:
I'm wondering what the fuel economy is going to be.  I passed on a smaller truck simply because there was no real MPG benefit the last time I looked.

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Final EPA figures have not yet been announced for GM's midsize twins, but are expected to easily surpass the unimpressive figures posted by the current Frontier and Tacoma. Add the diesel to the equation, and the advantage becomes even bigger. The unknown factor is how far out the next-generation Frontier and Tacoma models are, which could be anywhere from one to three years. But the Colorado and Canyon's compelling combination of content, modern powertrains, and expected class-leading fuel economy will give them a decisive edge over the established players.

EPA CITY/HWY FUEL ECON (EST): 20/28 (I-4, 2WD), 17/25 (V-6, 4WD), 22/30 (diesel, 2WD)

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PostSubject: Re: 2015 GMC Canyon Completes GM’s Revamped Truck Lineup   January 17th 2014, 12:51 pm


Here's another look from the PUTC guy...



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PostSubject: Re: 2015 GMC Canyon Completes GM’s Revamped Truck Lineup   January 17th 2014, 3:49 pm

Can't wait to see them in person and drive the Diesel model.
My concern is they are going to be too big for a "small" truck. In the new configuration the shortest wheelbase will be longer than the longest S10 made. What I want to do is compare the physical dimensions of the new twins to that of the old GMT400(1988-98) trucks.
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 GMC Canyon Completes GM’s Revamped Truck Lineup   January 17th 2014, 4:08 pm

I think GM was aiming directly at Toyota and Nissan here. Toyota is selling a few more Tacoma's than GM is their mid-sizers, and I believe these NEW twins are in the same ball park, size wise, as the Tacoma. I'm sure GM is hoping to canabalize some of the Tacomas, and Frontiers, sales being the only remaining competitors. It does look to be a tad bigger than the outgoing models though.
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 GMC Canyon Completes GM’s Revamped Truck Lineup   January 18th 2014, 4:26 pm

The Canyon's front end looks awkwardly similar to the Honda Ridgeline.
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