We recently shared you the introduction of the 2019 GMC Canyon Elevation, a package so subtle that GM itself didn’t even announce it when it was added to the Canyon lineup for the 2019 model year.
Sold for about $650 on top of the $34,840 starting MSRP of the Canyon SLE (and only the Canyon SLE), the standalone package includes a set of blacked-out 18-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in P265/60R18 all-season tires, along with a dark grille and a body-color grille surround.
And now, feast your eyes on our live photo gallery from our time behind the wheel of the truck up in Montreal, Canada.
Up front, the GMC Canyon Elevation’s blacked-out grille with body-color grille surround is very visible on this Summit White body color. The blacked-out wheels also add a nice contrasting look to the white paint. Note that the bumper here is finished in body-color white.
Out back, it’s the familiar Canyon design but now with a chrome rear bumper and GMC-exclusive clear taillight design.
To note, the Elevation package requires your GMC Canyon to be painted in the following body colors:
- Summit White
- Onyx Black
- Dark Sky Metallic
- Red Quartz Tintcoat
- Satin Steel Metallic
Unlike the GMC Sierra Elevation, which comes standard with the turbocharged 2.7-liter L3B I4 engine, nothing changes under the hood of the GMC Canyon Elevation. Two engine choices are available: either the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGZ engine (308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque) or the 2.8L LWN I4 turbo-diesel Duramax (181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque).
Inside, there’s absolutely nothing that changes for the GMC Canyon Elevation. Truth be told, the cabin of the Canyon (and its Chevy Colorado corporate cousin) is in need of a significant upgrade as it’s still missing a push-button start and sunroof option. Meanwhile, the Canyon Elevation features an 8-inch diagonal screen running the third-gen GMC Infotainment System with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity as standard equipment. There’s also a standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, which requires a subscription.
As we previously mentioned, GM did not perform an expected mid-cycle refresh for the 2020 GMC Canyon year that was rumored and widely expected, as it seems content with its current market position. We’ll have to wait for the next-gen future Canyon overhaul that’s expected in a few years for major changes to take place