2015 GMC Canyon Mid-Size Truck Announced at 2014 NAIAS
GMC couldn’t wait for Monday to come around, revealing the 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size truck on Sunday. The Canyon will join the already-announced 2015 Chevrolet Colorado as part of General Motors’ efforts to redefine not only the mid-size pickup class, but the pickup truck segment as a whole.
“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, in a statement. “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.”
The 2015 GMC Canyon will offer the best horsepower (192 or 302 hp, depending on engine), best payload (minimum 1,450 pounds), and best maximum trailering rating (at least 6,700 pounds). Like its sibling Colorado, the 2015 Canyon will offer a standard 2.5-liter I-4 and an optional 3.6-liter V6; furthermore, a Duramax 2.8-liter turbodiesel will become available in the Canyon’s second year.
“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.”
During Sunday’s remarks, newly-appointed General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, said that the 2015 GMC Canyon and 2015 Chevy Colorado are part of a three-truck strategy that will make GM the only auto manufacturer to offer Light Duty, Heavy Duty, and Midsize trucks. Mark Reuss called Canyon “the mid-size truck that customers have been waiting for,” citing the durability of a fully boxed, high-strength steel frame and the luxury of a highly-refined interior.
The 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size truck will also feature OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, which was announced by GM and its brands for 2015 model-year vehicles during last week’s 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). A full list of the new Canyon’s specs and features can be found in GM’s press release.