2016 GMC Canyon Gains 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel… And Little More23
General Motors is giving its new GMC Canyon one important update for the 2016 model year.
That single important update is the addition of the 2.8L Four-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel Duramax engine. The motor will become available late in the 2016 model year, and ordering it will also add an exhaust brake and an integrated trailer brake controller.
In addition, the SLE Convenience Package and the SLT trim level will now have the rear-sliding rear window as standard equipment.
The changes to the 2016 Chevy Colorado are slightly more plentiful than those seen on the 2016 GMC Canyon. See the 2016 Colorado changes here.
Here are the official RPO-level changes:
- (LWN) 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel, DI, 4-cylinder engine (Late availability); includes (K40) exhaust brake and (JL1) integrated trailer brake controller
- (A28) rear-sliding window is now standard on SLT and included in (PCN) SLE Convenience Package
The scant amount makes sense given that the Canyon, along with platform mate Chevy Colorado, were brand new for the 2015 model year
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What is that mean late 2016 model year? Is that means next year? I thought the little duramax will be available late this year?
Probably January 2016 or so.
Just waiting for the Power, Torque and Fuel economy numbers which I assume will be Sic!! 😉
Taking way too long to bring this combination to the market.
Now if all those who cried for this actually buy one GM will do well.
If they don’t ……….
If they will sell this truck not in the highest trim and make it available for 35k or less for a 4×4 then they won’t be able to build enough. I’m waiting for it to trade in the f150. If the price is high then just get the ragan Eco diesel or ecoboost. It’s all about price for amount of truck.
Even in the lower trim It will not be cheap. In many cases I can see the lower truck with a Diesel being almost as much as a Denali.
The bottom line is Diesel engines are very expensive because of the government regulations. The idea of a cheap diesel is gone.
I hate to say it but it is true. This is why there is so much reluctance to invest in these in America. Europe has less the issue.
On the diesel engines very expensive theory….. I wonder how come VW’s Passat TDIs are way cheaper than their V6 gasolines and comparable to their 4 cylinders turbos
I am planning to buy a Canyon when supply catches up and we actually get some options on dealer lots. My local dealer has 151 Serria and 3 Canyons. And the Canyons are white, silver, and red, none of which I would buy.
The only option I really wanted them to add was push button start with the no key entry. I love my wife’s Mazda 3 where u don’t even take your keys out of your pocket. Other GM products have it, and for a brand new truck that brags about its “technology and stuff” how can it not have this option?
Ben, I had my 2015 Canyon built the way I wanted it. I got it last March and it took the 6-8 weeks, but was definitely worth it. I actually like having to use the key, but it is interesting that it did not come with a push button start. Nevertheless, if I had a dollar for every compliment I get from total strangers, it would have paid for the truck.
I applaud the availability of the 2.8L Duramax and think it will be a nice fit for these trucks, but………..I expect it to be a very costly option. It’s easy to option one of these well past $40K now, with the diesel, $45-48K is very likely.
Yes I expect that to be true as Diesels and the emissions packages they must use are so very expensive today.
Will the 2016 GMC Canyon have blind spot warnings? Such as visual and buzzer alerts
What’s taking so long for a confirmed reveal date for ordering and cost
Again I don’t know why they wont put denali (the only gmc to not have denali 🙁 ) out for it or the white diamond tricoat. Those 2 options would be as much as the diesel engine. They may start bastardising them like the previous generation.
Moving to Fla and the A/C seats would be a nice addition.
My main wonder is if they are putting the new 8 speed V6 in? Heard rumors about it and also a SUNROOF! Wanted to buy a 2015 Canyon but they don’t come with a sunroof so thought maybe I’d wait to see if the 2016’s had one??
If the only reason you’d buy a pickup truck is if it has a sunroof then you’re really an SUV buyer anyway. I’ve never seen a sunroof in any other working truck…. why would GM bother to ever put one in the Canyon/Colorado?
Some of us are looking for a midsize truck with luxury features like a sun roof, leather interior, navigation,etc. I will likely buy the 2016 Denali package with all the options. A full size truck will not fit in my garage with my other vehicle.
hey bill, my 1995 gmc 1500 ext cab in slt trim has a sun roof, where have you been
Totally agree….if u can see the sky and feel the sun…why not take it???
The only reason I’d go with a Silverado is because you can get a sunroof …listen to the customers GM and put a sunroof in the colorado!!
When will we see any 2016 Canyons?? I ordered on June 24, 2015. They said about 10 weeks. When did they start building 2016?
hey GM offer a SS option with the 5.3 v-8 ,thats a REAL truck engine