GMC Canyon Expands Capability with New Duramax Diesel

Posted on 31. Jul, 2015 by in GM Canada

GMC Canyon Expands Capability with New Duramax Diesel

All-new turbo-diesel powertrain enables unmatched 3,492 kg. trailering capability






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Oshawa, Ontario (Thursday, Jul 30, 2015) – GMC introduced a 2016 Canyon diesel currently – featuring an all-new powertrain that expands a Canyon’s already class-leading capabilities, including trailering ability of adult to 3,492 kilograms (7,700 lbs.).

The new 2.8L Duramax diesel, SAE-certified during 181 horsepower (135 kW) and 369 lb-ft of torque (500 Nm), is estimated to broach larger highway fuel potency than a Canyon’s segment-leading gas engines, and is a cleanest diesel lorry engine ever from General Motors. It goes on sale this fall.

Several new technologies and ancillary facilities element a Duramax diesel’s capability while assisting safeguard GMC’s heading refinement:

  • Standard Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed involuntary delivery matched with a Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorber in a torque converter, that reduces powertrain sound and vibration
  • Smart diesel empty stop complement that enhances car control and reduces stop wear on high grades
  • An all-new integrated trailer stop controller is customary and disdainful on diesel models

“The further of a new Duramax diesel to a award-winning GMC Canyon takes a capabilities and opening to a new turn while attracting new business to Canyon’s stretched line-up,” pronounced Mike Speranzini, GMC code executive for Canada.

The new Duramax diesel is offering on SLE and SLT Crew Cab models.

All diesel-equipped models underline a Trailering package, that includes a join receiver and seven-pin connector, as good as a segment-exclusive involuntary locking behind differential, a 3.42 behind spindle ratio and four-wheel front brakes with Duralife™ stop rotors. Capacities include:

  • Maximum trailering rating of 3,447 kilograms 7,600 lbs. () for 4WD models
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings of 2,812 kilograms (6,200 lbs. ) for 4WD models

A entirely boxed support provides a strength to capacitate a capabilities of a new Duramax diesel while ancillary a float designed to be well-spoken and quiet. Like a full-size Sierra’s frame, Canyon facilities 3 sections – or bays – with specific strength and support characteristics, including a front brook done of hydroformed side rails and an integrated four-point front spindle ascent complement designed to revoke vibration.

“A diesel engine was partial of a Canyon’s portfolio devise from a beginning, definition a chassis, cessation and other elements of a pattern were engineered to support it,” pronounced Scott Yackley, partner arch engineer. “That means there are no compromises with a Canyon diesel. It offers well-developed capability delivered with a assured feeling of control.” 

When it comes to putting that capability to use, Canyon offers useful bucket facilities such as a customary CornerStep behind bumper, two-tier bucket bed loading, 13 customary mobile tie-downs in a bucket bed, an accessible bureau spray-in bed ship and a EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgate.

In addition, a 2016 Canyon offers technologies and connectivity facilities such as GMC IntelliLink with new phone arrangement record – and Apple CarPlay capability – OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert.

All-new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel details

Canyon’s new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel is partial of General Motors’ tellurian family of turbo-diesel four-cylinder engines designed to broach capability and efficiency. It facilities a variable-geometry turbocharger for optimal energy and potency conflicting a rpm rope and a change missile for larger smoothness.

Power is SAE-certified during 181 horsepower (135 kW) during 3,400 rpm and 369 lb-ft of torque (500 Nm) during 2,000 rpm. A extended torque rope creates it really absolute during low rpm while a turbocharged opening provides a assured feeling of evident and well-spoken horsepower on demand.

“The new 2.8L Duramax was designed privately for trucks and has undergone many of a same validation tests as a 6.6L Duramax offering in a GMC Sierra HD models, advancing a Duramax brand’s bequest of continuance and reliability,” pronounced Yackley.

Additional engine features:

  • Iron cylinder retard and aluminum DOHC cylinder head
  • Forged steel crankshaft and joining rods
  • Oiling circuit that includes a dedicated feed for a turbocharger to yield increasing vigour during a turbo and faster oil delivery
  • Piston-cooling oil jets
  • 16.5:1 focus ratio
  • Common rail approach injection fuel system
  • Ceramic heat plugs for shorter heat-up times and aloft heat temperatures
  • Balance missile that contributes to fibre and drives a oil pump
  • Laminated steel oil vessel with top aluminum territory that contributes to engine acerbity and quietness
  • B20 bio-diesel capability.

The Duramax 2.8L is a cleanest diesel lorry engine ever constructed by GM and meets some of a toughest U.S. emissions standards, interjection in partial to a cooled empty gas recirculation (EGR) system.

The cooled EGR contributes to revoke emissions by ludicrous some of a engine-out empty gas and blending it behind into a uninformed intake atmosphere stream, that is drawn into a cylinder conduct for combustion. That lowers explosion temperatures and rates, improving emissions opening by shortening a arrangement of NOx.

Smart empty stop details

The Canyon’s integrated, driver-selectable empty stop complement is formed on a complement introduced on a 2015 Sierra HD models and uses a focus energy of a 2.8L Duramax engine to urge car control and revoke stop pad wear.

When a empty stop is intent in journey mode, empty journey class braking helps a journey control complement say a preferred downhill car speed, gripping a motorist from carrying to request a brakes and exit journey control to say speed.

When a empty stop is intent in non-cruise mode, a delivery and a empty stop broach a scold volume of braking to support in car control, regardless of car load. It is a intelligent complement that varies a volume of braking indispensable for a vehicle, bucket and grade. The rendezvous of a complement is well-spoken and quiet, while a opening enhances a driver’s feeling of control.

CPVA contributes to refinement

The Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorber (CPVA) in a torque converter is designed to control quivering and noise. It is an interesting check with a set of delegate open masses, that — when energized — cancels out a engine’s torsional vibrations so a motorist and passengers can’t feel them.

In a singular design, a open masses quiver in a conflicting instruction of a torsional vibrations of a engine, balancing out unattractive torsional vibrations. Its use in a Canyon outlines a initial focus of a CPVA in GM vehicles and a initial use in a midsize lorry segment.

Critical acclaim

In 2015, Canyon won’s Midsize Pickup Challenge for a segment-leading capabilities and efficiency, including a latest in reserve features, cargo-hauling and trailering versatility. also complimented a Canyon SLT, a segment’s usually reward vehicle, for a opening with a full load, as good as a pattern and use of high-end materials.

Autoweek respected Canyon as a “Best of a Best Truck for 2015,” and Wards Auto World famous Canyon as one of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors for 2015, formed on criteria such as pattern harmony, ergonomics, materials, motorist information, reserve and comfort.

About GMC in Canada

GMC has made trucks given 1902, with creation and engineering value built into all GMC vehicles. The code is elaborating to offer some-more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including a Terrain tiny SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, a Sierra pickup, is a many absolute light avocation pickup on a market, and a initial full-size pickup to accept a top probable five-star Overall Vehicle Score for reserve given a U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration altered a New Car Assessment Program for a 2011 indication year. Details on all GMC models are accessible during, on Twitter during @GMCCanada or during


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