Canadian Truck King Challenge Recognizes 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel as New Leader of Midsize Pickups

Canadian Truck King Challenge Recognizes 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel as New Leader of Midsize Pickups

All-new turbo-diesel powertrain claims shred win






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Oshawa, Ontario (Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015) – After dual days of foe and imperishable testing, a 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel emerged as a leader of a midsize pickup lorry shred during a 9th iteration of a Canadian Truck King competition.  The serve of a 2.8L Duramax Diesel offers an all-new powertrain that expands a Canyon’s already class-leading capabilities, including trailering ability of adult to 3,492 kilograms (7,700 lbs.).

“This approval by a Canadian Truck King Challenge demonstrates that a new Duramax diesel takes a GMC Canyon’s award-winning capabilities to a new turn in a midsize pickup segment, delivering genuine universe capabilities that GMC business demand,” pronounced Mike Speranzini, code director, GMC in Canada. “A diesel engine was in a portfolio devise for Canyon from a beginning, definition there are no compromises while charity shred heading capability delivered with a assured feeling of control.” 

The new 2.8L Duramax diesel, SAE-certified during 181 horsepower (135 kW) and 369 lb-ft of torque (500 Nm), is estimated to broach larger highway fuel potency than a Canyon’s segment-leading gas engines, and is a cleanest diesel lorry engine ever from General Motors. It goes on sale this fall.

“The re-introduction of a GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado has revitalized a midsize lorry shred in Canada – however, for 2016, with a serve further of a tiny diesel engine a GMC Canyon has been recognized by a judges during a Canadian Truck King Challenge as being a loyal innovation,” pronounced Howard Elmer, owner and executive of a Canadian Truck King Challenge.  “Congratulations to GMC on a shred win awarded to a diesel powered GMC Canyon for 2016.”  

All-new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel details

Canyon’s new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel is partial of General Motors’ tellurian family of turbo-diesel four-cylinder engines designed to broach capability and efficiency. It facilities a variable-geometry turbocharger for optimal energy and potency opposite a rpm rope and a change missile for larger smoothness.
Several new technologies and ancillary facilities element a Duramax diesel’s capability while assisting safeguard GMC’s heading refinement:

  • Standard Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed involuntary delivery matched with a Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorber in a torque converter, that reduces powertrain sound and vibration
  • Smart diesel empty stop complement that enhances car control and reduces stop wear on high grades
  • An all-new integrated trailer stop controller is customary and disdainful on diesel models
  • A new, electronically tranquil two-speed send box on 4WD models.

About GMC in Canada

GMC has done trucks given 1902, with creation and engineering value built into all GMC vehicles. The code is elaborating to offer some-more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including a Terrain tiny SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, a Sierra pickup, is a many absolute light avocation pickup on a market, and a initial full-size pickup to accept a top probable five-star Overall Vehicle Score for reserve given a U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration altered a New Car Assessment Program for a 2011 indication year. Details on all GMC models are accessible during, on Twitter during @GMCCanada or during

About The Canadian Truck King Challenge

The Canadian Truck King Challenge is an annual non-partisan lorry contrast eventuality that evaluates pickups and blurb vans regulating genuine universe methods and conditions. The judges come from opposite a nation are all frequently published automotive journalists. Trucks draw and lift payload during a thousands of kilometers of testing. They also use information loggers to record and establish real-world fuel economy. All this information is done accessible to a Canadian lorry shopping public. The Challenge is now in a ninth year and some-more information can be found at