The 2020 GMC Canyon is a mid-size pickup truck, a rebadged version of the Chevrolet Colorado. Fans call them “GM twins”. Well, with reason. Besides the badging, there are no much differences. Canyon entered the market in 2014 and Colorado offered everything – platform, design, drivetrains. Now, two trucks have a similar future. The 2020 Canyon is not taking too big changes since the new generation is arriving in 2022. The small cosmetic update will refresh the pickup. Also, trim levels will be revisited, so we could see new features and options.
The new 2020 GMC Canyon will offer regular, off-road, and premium version. This makes it so special. Also, a diesel engine improves the versatility and capabilities. Together with its twin, Canyon diesel will offer the best towing capacity in mid-size truck class with 7,700 pounds.
Engines, Specs, Towing Capacity
All truckers will choose the main purpose of their ride. Depending on needs, they will pick an engine. The 2020 GMC Canyon will offer three units. The base setup comes with a 2.5-liter inline-four unit. This drivetrain is capable to produce 200 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. However, it is not the most popular unit in the lineup. With 310 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, a 3.6-liter V6 engine brings more serious specs. It can tow more, move faster, but its price is higher. If you want a diesel unit, Duramax 2.8 powertrain is also on the table. In this case, the truck gets 180 hp and 370 pound-feet of twist.
The best towing capacity numbers are recorded with a diesel engine. The Duramax unit will help 2020 GMC Canyon tow 7,700 pounds. This is a class-leading capability. A 3.6-liter V6 engine is also pretty strong. However, its towing capacity is around 7,000 lbs. An engine of an entry-level model, four-cylinder mill, is rated at 3,500 pounds.
2020 GMC Canyon Configurations
Buyers of the 2020 GMC Canyon won’t be able to purchase a truck with a regular can. Only Extended 2-door and Crew Cab 4-door layouts are available. This one also offers two types of bed – short and long box. Then, you can also choose between two- and four-wheel drive. The 4WD will bring better balance and traction and it is perfect for an off-road drive. All-Terrain trim level will add even more features. If you are after a luxury mid-size pickup, Canyon Denali is the right choice. Standard offer includes SL package. SLE and SLT are other trims which will be available for the 2020 Canyon.
Denali and AT4 Trucks
These two are the most favorite vehicles in the lineup. Well, with reason. If you need a truck with excellent off-road capabilities, then choose a diesel engine and AT4 All-Terrain suite. Off-road suspension and hill start assist are added. Unique wheels with all-terrain tires boost the off-road impression. You can choose between cloth and leather interior.
If you want a more elegant truck, then 2020 GMC Canyon Denali is another possibility. Packed with a lot of features, this is the most expensive pickup in the lineup. 20-inch wheels and chrome steps unveil this model outside, while in the cockpit you will find leather, Bose audio, and 8-inch infotainment screen.
Currently, the truck offers six to ten different paints for the exterior, depending on a trim level. GMC separated them into standard and premium colors. Black, white, and red are the base palette. Premium paintjobs will get refreshment for the upcoming season, but the company didn’t unveil colors for the 2020 GMC Canyon.
When Does The 2020 GMC Canyon Come Out?
General Motors won’t rush with its new mid-size truck’s release date. The 2020 GMC Canyon will debut by the end of the year, for sure. However, the company set priorities to other models, especially new SUVs. Without any significant change, the spotlight on the Canyon pickup will be in 2022 when the model hits the new generation.