2016 GMC Canyon Diesel in Edmonton, AB
When the GMC Canyon midsize pickup truck first appeared at Don Wheaton last year, there was an almost instant buzz surrounding the vehicle. In its first year back in production, the Canyon went on to win several awards for being one of the most respected trucks on the market, not just midsize trucks, the entire segment that includes the GMC Sierra. Several appearances on some “Best of” lists later, the 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel in Edmonton, AB is ready to take the next step.
One of the most important upgrades made to the 2016 Canyon is the turbocharged, 2.8-liter, Duramax Diesel engine. GMC has added this new motor to give Canyon owners an almost instant boost in performance across the board. The new engine will give the owner a peak power output of 181 horsepower with 369 pound-feet of torque. In addition to having improved fuel economy scores, the 2016 Canyon Diesel can also tow more with a maximum payload of 3,492 kilograms.
A new kind of diesel engine
The new engine found under the hood of the 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel in Edmonton, AB is going to be the cleanest and smoothest-running diesel engine that has ever been used in a GMC pickup truck. Gone are the days of diesel trucks that rattle windows and cough black smoke. A new suite of technologies have been added to the diesel engine of the GMC Canyon to give it the trademark refinement by which the truck will be known. The standard Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic transmission is connected to a Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorber in the torque converter. This innovation helps reduce the amount of noise and vibration from the powertrain.
GMC engineers have worked to make sure that the new engine for the 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel in Edmonton, AB benefits drivers in more ways than adding more power to the equation. A smart diesel exhaust brake system works to improve the pickup truck’s handling and can use the mechanical force of the engine to control the speed of the 2016 Canyon Diesel when going down steep grades. Also included is a new integrated trailer brake control system as standard equipment on each Canyon Diesel model. Finally, to help the 2016 Canyon Diesel get the advantage over rough terrain, a new electronic two-speed transfer on four-wheel drive versions.