2019 GMC Canyon Diesel Gets Major Update

Just like the rest of the lineup, the 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel is also about to receive an update. Like its corporate sibling, Colorado, this truck is also present for a pretty long time. Though North American model came four years ago, the current generation is actually present since 2012. So, it seems easy to guess that a facelift is more than welcome. According to the latest reports, the new version is ready and should hit the market very soon. We are about to see a lot of changes. Of course, most of them will be visual. All versions, including this one with oil-burner, will receive a new styling, but also various novelties on the inside. On the other side, the mechanical aspect of the truck should remain untouched.

2019 GMC Canyon Diesel front2019 GMC Canyon Diesel Changes

We will start this 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel review with the most obvious changes. Just like every mid-cycle refresh, this one is also predominately about visual upgrades. The new version gets a lot of new details, which will make it more attractive and fresh enough until a next-generation model arrives. While the base contour is about to remain the same, we will see a lot of new details, mostly in front. The 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel will come with a familiar boxy approach, with new details borrowed directly from a bigger Sierra.

There are some changes in the lighting groups, new grille, new bumper and much more. Rest of the truck didn’t suffer that much, though some novelties at the rear end could be noticed as well. Finally, we should see some new colors in the offer, as well as new wheels designs. Also, the latest reports suggest a sunroof could become part of the standard equipment.


The 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel interior remains largely unchanged, as we’ve just mentioned. Base cabin layout will continue in a familiar manner, though some smaller tweaks to the dashboard are possible. We could also see some new color schemes in the offer. The base equipment structure should remain the same. Just like in the current model, a diesel engine won’t be available for the base SL trim. So, you can count on SLT and SLE trim levels, while Denali comes exclusively with a 2.0-liter gasoline unit. Each trim level could receive some novelties, most in terms of gadgetry and other tech features.

2019 GMC Canyon Diesel interior2019 GMC Canyon Diesel Engine

When it comes to 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel specs, it will continue with a familiar 2.8-liter unit. Despite numerous changes in other aspects, things under the hood are about to remain unchanged. This unit seems pretty efficient. A max output goes around 180 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes in a pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

What is the towing capacity of GMC Canyon Diesel?

If you’re looking for a truck with great towing capacity, this is the right version for you. Thanks to a great amount of torque, models with this diesel engine can tow up to 7.700 pounds, which is for about 700 pounds more compared to gasoline V6 version. Besides excellent working characteristics, you can count on excellent fuel economy too. The 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel mpg ratings go all away up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway.

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We expect to see 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel this fall. Changes in price are not expected, so base models should go around 37.000 dollars.

Which models could be biggest rivals to 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel?

At the time GMC Canyon Diesel arrived, in 2016, it was the first diesel mid-size truck offered in North America. In the near future, we should see diesel versions of the Canyon’s biggest rivals – Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier etc.

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