The Canyon is the mid-size truck from GMC. It is a smaller version of Sierra, but it also has its unique details. Among many versions, the 2018 GMC Canyon Denali is the most exciting. This model brings modern interior and upgrades on the specs.
Changes on the Denali truck for 2018 season are modest. Nothing spectacular is happening, but GMC still manages to refresh the pickup. The canyon is mixing up affordability and capability. Nevertheless, Denali is even more potent with boost on the specs sheet. On the other hand, these improvements for performance are causing the rise in the price.
2018 GMC Canyon Denali Performance and Transmission
The base model of Canyon is using a 3.6-l V-6 petrol unit as its main source of energy. Nevertheless, Denali model needs higher output than the standard versions. So, it will have the same drivetrain under its hood as the base unit, but with some upgrades. This will make a truck jump from 200 hp to 309 hp rating. An 8-speed automatic gearbox guarantees smooth shifting and ride. It also boosts overall driving impression.
Canyon Denali Diesel
The Denali model will also get a diesel version. Cooperation between GMC and Duramax continues, and this engine-maker is delivering a 2.8-l turbo-diesel unit for the truck. It is capable to deliver around 180 hp and massive torque of 370 lb-ft. For this model, there is a special braking system, which reduces the amount of classic stopping power. This is especially helpful while maneuvering downhill. Diesel unit is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
How much 2018 GMC Canyon Denali can tow?
Bed volume of the 2018 GMC Canyon Denali is 41 to 50 cubic feet. It is class leading, tied at the top with Chevy Colorado. It is better than Japanese companies are offering with their models – Nissan Frontier, Honda Ridgeline, and Toyota Tacoma. Nevertheless, a combination of GMC and Duramax is good for 7,700 pounds of towing power. This settles Canyon Denali at the same spot as for volume. It shares the same amount with Colorado.
2018 GMC Canyon Denali Redesign
The 2018 GMC Canyon Denali is going to offer some new features and additions to the base model. Signature colors will make it unique. Some of the standard paint jobs won’t be used for Denali version. Also, stylish detail, which is also there to improve overall comfort in the cabin, is sunroof. It is not so practical, but this version of the truck is not only there to tow, but also is useful for showing off.
2018 GMC Canyon Denali Release Date
GMC announced arrival and details about the new truck. Nevertheless, the upgraded version is coming later. The 2018 GMC Canyon Denali will wait for the premiere for a few months after standard trims debut. However, it is going to be a refresh to the lineup. Also, Denali version is going to be more expensive than any other existing trim and cab configuration Canyon has in offer. Without extra packages and features, buyers can purchase it for $40,000.