2018 GMC Canyon Concept Review, Price

Alongside with the all impressive Colorado, GMC Canyon was released in the year 2004. However, after its first series, very few new 2018 GMC Canyon Concept have hit the market. But its automakers promised much better models in the near future.

A sneak peak of that promise will be evident in the 2018 GMC Canyon concept. With the American automakers officially stating the release of the 2018 Canyon in 2017, car enthusiasts are over the moon with this news!

2018 GMC Canyon Concept - front

2018 GMC Canyon Concept – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design

As per whatever is known till this point of time, the 2018 series of Canyons will be constructed upon the same GMT 31XX platform. Some internet findings state its overall appearance will be similar to its outgoing model. This indicates that the aggressive nature will stay and the new 2018 models will also come with mannish bodies.

Some have also hinted that the 2018 GMC Canyon concept will bear resemblances with the Sierra, at least in its exterior. Its frontal fascia will have huge 3-dimensional chromed bars with its insignia embedded right in the center. Also, a couple of decent sized air vents will ensure engine breathability. The headlights along with the daytime LEDs as per the concept will be powerful come in a quadrilateral form.

The new 2018 GMC Canyon concept brings forward the possibility of LED engineering for the rear lights. Also the back end is equipped with EX lift and lower function enabling easy opening and closing of tailgates. More cargo space is expected along with a massive bumper, an impressive exhaust tip and spray-in-bed liner.

The concept also hints 20-inch steel rims and a pronounced arch wheels. ‘All this adds to the impressive curves on its rectangular body and presents a grand first appearance’– as put down by tipsters!


A solaceful in-cab is highly expected. Leather upholstery will be seen in seats, its interactive dashboard as well as the steering wheel. This 2018 GMC Canyon concept presents hints of wood and aluminum in-cab construct. Classical and long-lasting mats and plenty of leg and shoulder room is what tipsters are pointing out too.

In regards to its in-cab technology specifications-

GMC IntelliLink System incorporating color display, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and navigation is expected.

  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Siris Eyes Free
  • Camera360
  • Temperature sensors
  • Hill descent function
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Lane department system
  • ABS, adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision control
  • Parking assist systems

All these aspects also happen to be included in the new 2018 GMC Canyon concept.

2018 GMC Canyon Concept - interior

2018 GMC Canyon Concept – Engine Specifications

As per the concept, there will be 2 engine specifications

  1. 1st will be a 3.6-lter V6 with 6 speed auto transmission. Power output is expected to be 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.
  1. 2nd will be a 2.8-liter Duramax I4 Diesel engine with power capacity of 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This will also be mated with a 6 speed auto transmission.

The first engine option will have EPA ratings as 18 mpg in city and 24 mpg on highway. The second engine will have EPA ratings of 21mpg in city and 28 mpg on highways. Also, the more powerful engine will accelerate 0-60mph in 7 seconds.

2018 GMC Canyon Concept - rear

2018 GMC Canyon Concept – Competition, Price and Launch

In conclusion, the Canyon will face competition from Honda Ridgeline, Hyundai Santa Cruz, Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Volkswagen Amarok and Mitsubishi Triton.

Finally, the new GMC Canyon Concept 2018 models will be priced at $22,000 for the base models and $32,000 for the higher trims. It is stated to launch in the year 2017.


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