Review: 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel

The 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel, a truck that, according to Motoring TV's Howard Elmer, puts the Canadian market on par with the rest of the truck world.


Well it's simple.

"While this combination of small diesel in a midsize truck is new in North America," Elmer says, "It's what most trucks this size already use everywhere else.

"In fact, only here is the Canyon a midsize. In the rest of the world it's (just) a truck—the only size they have."

And while he doubts half-ton pickups, the big sellers in Canada and the United States, are going away anytime soon, Elmer says the Canyon, and its twin, the Chevrolet Colorado, may help grow the "smaller-is-enough trend."

The Canyon's 2.8-litre Duramax inline four-cylinder turbodiesel engine will play a big part in that, with combined city-highway fuel economy of less than 10 L/100 km, and a towing capacity of 7,700 lbs.

Watch as Elmer breaks down everything you need to know about the GMC Canyon Diesel.

This segment originally appeared on Episode 11 of Motoring 2016.

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