Just like its Chevy Colorado twin.

The auto industry is pretty funny sometimes. Late last week, Chevy announced a bunch of details about its 2017 model year Colorado midsize pickup – a new V6 and eight-speed automatic transmission highlight the changes. But we're just now allowed to publish the same updates in regard to the Colorado's pickup twin, the GMC Canyon. Weird.

Anyway, the new 3.6-liter V6 will be available on the Canyon starting later this year, producing 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. GM's new 8L45 eight-speed automatic will pair with this updated engine, and the key benefits here are smoother, quicker shifts, and better overall refinement. It's unclear what – if any – fuel economy gains will come as a result of this new engine/transmission combination. The 3.6-liter V6 joins the base 2.5-liter inline four-cylider engine and the 2.8-liter Duramax diesel.

Elsewhere in the 2017 Canyon range, the Denali model finally arrives, complete with 20-inch wheels, a fully loaded interior, and all the chrome you could ask for. There's also a new All Terrain X model for 2017 – the fullsize Sierra already has this treatment. It comes with a revised suspension, hill descent control, unique wheels, P255/65R17 all-terrain tires, and more.

Read all about the 2017 Canyon updates in the release below. Or, you know, just read about the Chevy.


Source: GMC

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