From the 2014 North American International Auto Show, Pickuptrucks.com's Mark Williams takes a look at the 2015 GMC Canyon.
(rock music) (engine starting) I'm Mark Williams for PickupTrucks.com. And we're here at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show where we've seen the 2015 GMC Canyon. Let's take a closer look.
The first thing you'll notice is the GMC Canyon has a very different look than the Chevy Colorado. Much more organic look to the front grill area and very similar to the bigger brother, half ton Sierra. A lot of detailed work here from the design engineers to increase aero. Automatic shutters inside move the air up and under the truck. Also every seal on the front here is completely closed. They don't want any air getting trapped in the front. They want it pushed around or over the top. Moving down the side of the truck, you see these very familiar GMC wheel arches. And this very particular cutline that comes across both the front and the rear fenders. Two cab configurations, extended cab and crew cab. Two different wheel bases. Two different bed lengths. But, you're going to have in crew cab long and short bed. But in extended cab, only the long bed. Let's talk about trim levels. There's going to be a base model Canyon, an SLE and an SLT. On the SLE, there'll be an option for the all-terrain package, which is kind of like the Z-71 package offered for the Colorado. More aggressive tires, better shocks, better skid plating. It's kind of the outdoor lifestyle vehicle. Powertrains, three different powertrains for this vehicle. 2.5 liter gas, 3.6 liter gas engine, and in 2016, the 2.8 light duty Duramax diesel. Big changes on the interior. Unique gauge cluster looks fairly similar to the Camaro. Brand new center stack, looks a little bit similar to the half ton Sierra. Big fat steering wheel. Very cool shifter. And also the new all-terrain package that's on top of the SLE has a new Autotrack four wheel drive system that offers 4-low and full time all wheel drive. Some of our favorite features about this new Canyon are standard. Not the least of which is the easy drop and lift tailgate, the corner bed step, and all sorts of adjustable tie-downs inside the pickup bed. But if you want all the details about this new truck, go to PickupTrucks.com. (engine roaring)