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.



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