GMC Canyon diesel will go on sale this fall and be offered in SLE and SLT Crew Cab models and in two-wheel and four-wheel drive drivetrain layouts. The fuel efficiency figures for the 2WD are claimed to be segment-leading at 22 mpg and 31 mpg in the city and highway respectively. The 4WD models are rated at 20 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
The 2016 GMC Canyon is powered by the same 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine from the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado diesel. This diesel engine produces 181 hp (135 kW) and 369 lb.-ft. (500 Nm) of torque and is coupled to a Hydra-Matic 6L50 6-speed automatic transmission. It has a trailering rating of 7,700 lbs (3,492 kg) for the 2WD model and 7,600 lbs (3,447 kg) for the 4WD model.
The Duramax 2.8-liter engine is claimed to be one of the cleanest engines ever produced by GM and is also B20-capable. The vehicle itself has been given a “Certificate of Conformity” by the EPA stating that it has no issues or concerns over the testing and evaluation of the emission control system in it.
4WD models get a new electronically controlled two-speed transfer case and a 3.42 rear axle ratio as well as disc brakes all around with Duralife brake rotors as standard.
The 2016 GMC Canyon diesel can also be had with a trailering package that that comprises of a hitch receiver, seven-pin connector and an automatic locking rear differential.