All-New 2015 GMC Canyon Elevates Midsize Truck Segment

Posted on 12. Jan, 2014 by in GM Canada

All-New 2015 GMC Canyon Elevates Midsize Truck Segment

Segment-redefining capabilities, value and tech in smart-sized package






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DETROIT – GMC suggested a 2015 Canyon today, an all-new midsize lorry that redefines a shred and raises a bar for all from horsepower and potency to serenity and refinement.

When it goes on sale this year, a all-new Canyon will give GMC one of a usually three-truck lineups in a industry. It is approaching to broach class-leading capabilities with a brand’s signature value – all in an good sized, maneuverable package for business who wish a cargo-hauling and trailering flexibility of a lorry though a distance of a full-size pickup.

“The all-new 2015 Canyon completes GMC’s three-truck family, that started with a redesigned 2014 Sierra 1500 and 2015 Sierra HD,” pronounced Tony DiSalle, clamp boss of GMC Marketing. “It rounds out a lineup that offers a broadest operation of capabilities in a industry, giving lorry business some-more choices to find a car that meets their professional, personal and lifestyle needs.”

Based on a proven tellurian pattern and engineered for a singular final and pushing conditions of North American drivers, a new Canyon is approaching to deliver:

  • The segment’s best horsepower – an estimated 193 horsepower (146 kW) from a customary 2.5L I-4 and an estimated 302 horsepower (224 kW) from an accessible 3.6L V-6
  • The segment’s best load of during slightest 1,450 pounds (657 kg)
  • The segment’s best extent trailering rating (when scrupulously equipped) of during slightest 6,700 pounds (3,039 kg)
  • Even incomparable capability with a absolute and fit Duramax 2.8L turbodiesel engine entrance in 2016

“Not everybody needs full-size capability, though they still merit strength and true-truck attributes that come in incomparable models. The Canyon will offer all a capability with certainty – and GMC’s signature value that complements active lifestyles,” pronounced DiSalle. “It also delivers a record business wish with some-more customary features.”

Canyon’s customer-focused technologies embody accessible OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and approaching segment-first accessible motorist warning facilities such as brazen collision alert, line depart warning and a customary rear-vision camera.

Additionally, RemoteLink Key Fob Services concede owners to tighten and clear their vehicle, peep a lights and honk a horn, and, on versed models, even remotely start a engine regulating a RemoteLink smartphone app. The use is giveaway for 5 years. Additional OnStar services and information skeleton will be accessible with a paid subscription.

Designed for capability, comfort and refinement

Inside and out, a 2015 Canyon is pristine GMC, with a quiet, polished interior renowned by reward materials and a autocratic extraneous participation that emulates a technology-infused pattern cultured introduced on a 2014 Sierra 1500 and 2015 Sierra HD models.

Bold front-end styling incorporates a segment’s usually customary projector lamp headlamps and GMC’s signature C-shaped LED daytime using lamps on all models. Three physique configurations are offered: An extended cab indication with a six-foot bed, a organisation cab with a five-foot bed and a organisation cab with a six-foot bed. With a tailgate down, a six-foot bed allows eight-foot-long equipment to be hauled within a vehicle.

Canyon is offering in base, SLE and SLT models, in 2WD and 4WD models, and with an aggressively styled All-Terrain package offering on SLE models. It includes 17-inch embellished aluminum wheels lonesome by all-terrain tires, a body-colour grille approximate with plane chrome bars and specific cessation tuning.

From a value standpoint, a Canyon facilities triple-sealed doors inlaid in a physique sides, like a 2014 Sierra, for softened aerodynamic opening and a quieter interior. And to assistance keep altogether mass down and urge a front-to-rear weight balance, a Canyon facilities an all-new aluminum hood.

It also facilities a segment’s usually active aero grille shutters, that tighten during certain highway speeds to raise potency by softened aerodynamics.

Additional extraneous facilities include:

  • Segment-first CornerStep back fender design, pioneered on a 2014 Sierra, is standard
  • Available segment-first EZ Lift-and-Lower locking tailgate that uses an inner torsion bar to make lifting a tailgate easier with one hand, and a check for more-controlled obscure   
  • Standard two-tier loading that allows a height to effectively separate a bed into top and revoke sections, creation it easier to haul, store and disguise equipment such as tools
  • Thirteen reconfigurable and 4 still tie-down locations via a bed for use with available, removable load 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 different collection of work- and lifestyle-supporting accessories will be offering including all from a bed ship and innovative load government complement to a tradition tonneau cover, removable load rings, apparatus box and more.

Comfortable and connected cabin

The interior of a 2015 Canyon is designed to be comfortable, heavily versed and good connected. A bold, honest instrument row with vast instruments and a executive motorist information centre is identical to Sierra. A centre console-mounted shifter is identical to those found in midsize cars and crossovers.

The Canyon’s cabin boasts well-developed courtesy to fact and reward appointments, including a sculpted superstar that enhances headroom, halo lighting on pivotal controls for easier observation and an open area during a front of a centre console for easier phone charging.

Additional interior sum include:

  • Sculpted doorway panels that make it easier to enter and exit a vehicle
  • Upper-instrument row storage bin – when not versed with a uplevel audio complement – and vast glove box volume
  • Standard centre 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 froth for incomparable comfort on prolonged drives and high-wear, stain-resistant cloth seating trim. A power-adjustable driver’s chair is standard, and exhilarated leather seats are customary on SLT. The All-Terrain package facilities disdainful colour and trim details, including embossed seatbacks and singular contrariety stitching.

Comfort is extended with technologies, connectivity and other facilities that support owners’ daily and recreational lives including a customary 4.2-inch-diagonal colour motorist information shade in a instrument cluster
Also available:

  • Eight-inch-diagonal colour hold shade and mixed USB ports
  • OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi prohibited spot
  • Next-generation OnStar and IntelliLink enhancements with gesticulate approval and healthy denunciation voice recognition
  • Siri Eyes Free Mode for iPhone users
  • Teen Driver feature
  • GMC AppShop
  • Navigation

Teen Driver is a new, configurable IntelliLink underline that allows relatives to set a radio volume limit, settle a speed warning set between 40 and 70 mph, and set a speed limiter. It also automatically mutes a radio when a motorist or front newcomer reserve belt is not fixed and a “report card” that annals mileage, wide-open stifle events, ABS events, extent speed and other data. The tradition facilities are sealed by a PIN, that is set by a parent.

Canyon models with an eight-inch IntelliLink shade will also underline a new in-car app marketplace: GMC AppShop. It allows business to download apps directly to their IntelliLink complement and organize, refurbish or undo them via a life of a vehicle. Available apps will bond drivers to music, news, weather, transport information, car information and more.

Segment-best energy and efficiency

GMC expects Canyon to be a many absolute and fit lorry in a segment, permitting owners to transport and draw some-more while being efficient. A 2.5L I-4 is standard, and a 3.6L V-6 is available. They are formed on award-winning engine families and tuned to broach a low-rpm torque business count on for hauling and towing.

The 2.5L 4 is estimated during 193 horsepower (146 kW) and 184 lb-ft of torque (253 Nm), with approximately 90 percent of a rise torque accessible from 2,000 rpm to 6,200 rpm. The 3.6L engine is estimated during 302 horsepower (224 kW) and 270 lb-ft of torque (366 Nm). SAE acceptance of a energy ratings is pending.

Both engines underline approach injection and non-static valve timing to make a many of energy 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 incomparable efficiency, as good as a change missile located in a oil pan, for incomparable refinement.

All models are matched with a six-speed involuntary delivery that complements a truck-tuned engines with facilities that make hauling and trailering easier and some-more comfortable, including automobile class braking and a tow/haul mode. A six-speed primer delivery is also accessible with a 2.5L engine in bottom extended cab/2WD models.

Class-leading capabilities and higher float quality

The Canyon delivers a capability approaching of a GMC truck, including approaching segment-leading load and trailering. Like a full-size Sierra, Canyon is built on a entirely boxed fringe frame, that provides a strength to support a capabilities, and a float approaching to be well-spoken and quiet.

A coil-over-type front cessation facilities aluminum knuckles that are low in mass and high in strength contributing to a some-more responsive, evident feel to motorist inputs, as good as efficiency. The 2015 Canyon also facilities a segment’s initial focus of electric energy steering, that enhances potency given it is not driven by a engine.

Additionally, a Canyon has a parsimonious branch radius of usually about 41 feet (12.6 meters), creation it easier to scheme when parking or subsidy into parsimonious spots, such as garages or campsites.

Four-wheel front brakes, with four-piston front calipers, are customary and underline segment-exclusive Duralife™ stop rotors – also pioneered on a 2014 Sierra. They can offer adult to double a use life, that can assistance revoke tenure costs.

Canyon is accessible with an involuntary locking back differential famous by a G80 choice code. Introduced by General Motors some-more than 40 years ago, it gives drivers a traction advantage when indispensable and bland comfort when it’s not. It is accessible on SLE and SLT, and customary with a All-Terrain package.

AutoTrac involuntary four-wheel expostulate is also a segment-first feature, that employs an electronically tranquil send box that allows a motorist to change from 2WD to 4WD. The motorist can name 4 modes, 2WD, Auto, 4WD HI, or 4WD Lo. By selecting ‘Auto’ mode, a send box will work in 2WD and will automatically request traction to a front wheels (4WD) when a car senses circle slippage.  

Safety features

With 360 degrees of accessible active and pacifist reserve technologies, Canyon is designed to assistance keep occupants protected on a road, with customary facilities including:
       Six atmosphere bags, including conduct screen side atmosphere bags that can also revoke a risk of passenger ejection
       Large rearview mirrors and rear-vision camera complement for incomparable visibility
       StabiliTrak fortitude control complement with rollover slackening technology, trailer lean control, mountain start support and mountain skirmish control (All Terrain).

Available reserve facilities include:
       Segment-first brazen collision warning  
       Segment-first line depart warning  

The Canyon will be fabricated during GM’s Wentzville, Mo., public plant. GMC will continue to work on and rise a Canyon until a start of prolongation in tumble 2014. The calm of this recover is formed on stream GM contrast and is theme to change.

About GMC in Canada

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