2017 model year GMC Canyon gets the same powertrain upgrades as Chevy Colorado image

Just like the other GM midsize truck that shares lots of parts with, the GMC Canyon has received for the 2017 model year a thorough powertrain upgrade in the form of an updated V6 linked to a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

The new 3.6-liter V6 will be offered on the Canyon before the end of the year, packing 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. GM has also thrown in for good measure the new 8L45 eight-speed automatic which means smoother, faster shifts as well as enhanced refinement and most likely a better fuel economy rating as well. The new 3.6-liter V6 comes next to the 2.5-liter inline four-cylider engine and the 2.8-liter Duramax diesel.

As far as the rest of the 2017 Canyon lineup is concerned, the Denali model is finally slotted to hit the dealerships, packing 20-inch wheels, a fully loaded interior, and all the chrome in the world. There’s also a new All Terrain X model for 2017, coming in after the full size Sierra model. The latter has received a modified suspension, hill descent control, unique wheels, P255/65R17 all-terrain tires, and other enhancements. The Chevrolet Colorado meanwhile packs the exact same powertrain modifications so selecting one over the other is actually a matter of taste – or you know, dealer discounts.