2018 GMC Canyon: New Platform?


If you see the image of the 2018 GMC Canyon, you should be able to see such a handsome, solid, and majestic vehicle. Canyon has been around for quite some time and it is a good thing for the ride to get some refreshing style – although the current line is already good looking and super stylish. After all, the company has been coming with all the right reasons and options, making it one of the most promising pickup trucks in the market.


The existence of Canyon has taken place for more than a decade with the official first release happening in 2004. At that time, Canyon was introduced along with the Chevy Colorado. Both of them are pretty similar because they were originally designed to replace the Chevy S-10 and GMC Sonoma. Since then, both of them have hit it off quite well. Canyon itself has undergone a lot of good changes and updates and the future model is said to be even better with promising abilities. The company has stated that the new 2018 GMC Canyon should be available within a year.


One of the major changes happening to the new 2018 GMC Canyon is the fact that a new platform is going to be used to build this model. The company says that they are going to use the GMMT 31XX type with a stylish outcome, especially on the exterior area. The new Canyon will get the similar masculine and aggressive style but with a better improvement and technologies. For the new construction, the combination of steel and aluminum will be reinforced to create stronger and yet lighter construction.

Exterior Changes

For the exterior part, the new Canyon will be coming with LED DRL lights, HID lights, and also mesh grille. Chromed mirrors, 20 inch aluminum wheels, and shiny door handles will decorate the sides. On the rear end, you can expect more rooms on the cargo bed, bigger bumper, and a redesigned exhaust tip. If you think that the new Canyon is already good looking, wait until you see the newer line.

Interior Cabin

Leather upholstery will be included in the new design to improve both ambiance and comfort. Besides the seating upholstery, expect the leather cover to be placed on the steering wheel and also dashboard. You can also expect other inclusion of aluminum ad wood for the cabin. The inside area is spacious and roomy but you can really enjoy the generous shoulder and legroom. And as if it weren’nt enough, you can also expect newer technologies and features, such as colored display screen, IntelliLink technology, smartphone integration technology, 4G connectivity, and much more.


The new Canyon will be coming with two engine options. The first one is the V6 engine with 3.6 liter capacity delivering 305 hp of power. The second one is the I4 Duramax engine with 2.8 liter capacity delivering 181 hp o power. Both of them will be paired up with the auto six speed transmission with all wheel driving system. Quite an interesting feature from the new 2018 GMC Canyon, right?

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