First of all, what do we know about the not-quite-new Canyon? For starters, GMC has confirmed the AT4X, the second application of the off-road trim level in the GMC lineup after the Sierra 1500 pickup.
To be revealed August 11 at 11 am ET, the Canyon benefits from a 1.0-inch suspension leveling kit as long as you're getting the AT4X. The go-anywhere version also includes off-road protection for the rocker panel, as well as protection plates for the front and middle sections of the underbody. GMC also confirmed the Canyon AT4X with the Edition 1 package, teasing it on the passenger side. This pack will be available for pre-order at launch, but pricing and delivery dates are not yet known.
GMC hasn't mentioned anything about sugar-squeeze-bang-blow antics, but we all know that a turbo four-cylinder will be standard across the range. Connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission from the Hydra-Matic 8LXX family, the L3B is a 2.7-liter mill available in three output variants in Colorado. The standard tuning generates 237 horsepower and 259 pound-feet (351 Nm) of torque, and Chevrolet cites up to 3,500 pounds (1,588 kg) of towing capacity at that volume.
For the midsize variant, Chevy cites 310 horsepower and 390 pound-feet (529 Nm), figures that allow for a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds (3,493 kg). The high-output variant is exclusive to the ZR2, which has 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet (583 Nm), just like the Silverado 1500. The high-output engine also tows up to 7,700 pounds.
Similar to the Colorado, the Canyon is expected to come with an 11.3-inch touchscreen as standard. Other highlights could include up to 10 camera views, built-in Google services available, a tailgate storage system, a mid-position tailgate, and a 110-volt outlet. Both trucks will be manufactured in Missouri at the General Motors in Wentzville.