When the GM and Isuzu joined their forces to built reliable workhorses on four wheels, they also agreed who will sell where.
And the GM had the U.S. This is how the GMC Canyon ended up having the same chassis as an Isuzu D-Max.
The GMC Canyon was the kind of truck that could be used as a daily driver and a weekend companion. It was developed as a premium midsize truck, with an impressive front fascia that evoked power and supremacy on the road. The Denali trim level even had a massive chrome grille and unique 20” wheels. The flared arches added some muscular lines to the vehicle.
The Crew Cab was the four-door version and a true 5-seater. Inside, the dashboard was closer to an SUV than to a utility truck. And the vehicle was good to serve well for both purposes. In the center console, a standard 8” touchscreen infotainment system was installed and was able to connect via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It featured OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and WiFi hot-spot.
Under the hood, the Canyon had two engine choices, depending on the market. The standard model featured a 3.6-liter V6 unit installed and a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel was offered as an option. Both were mated as standard with a 6-speed automatic. It was offered in a 2WD or 4WD configuration and it was able to tow up to 7,000 lbs (3,175 kg).