GMC has unveiled some new details about the 2015 Canyon.
Set to go on sale this fall, the extended cab model will be equipped with an innovative rear jump seat that can accommodate a child's car seat. In order to install a car seat, owners simply remove the jump seat's head rest and then insert it into the seat base horizontally. GMC says this clever bit of engineering will enable the rear jump seat to work with most child restraints.
According to GM's Eduardo Bugelli, “It’s an elegant solution that makes efficient use of the limited space in the rear seat in this type of vehicle, by allowing us to adapt the seat cushion length for child restraint installation. The additional seat cushion length provides more support to the child restraint, which helps to reduce the rotation and the risk of injury in a crash.”
Besides the innovate jump seat, the 2015 Canyon will have a standard rearview camera and an optional Driver Alert package that includes Forward Collision Alert and a Lane Departure Warning system.
As a refresher, the Canyon will be launched with two different engines. The entry-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder develops 193 bhp (146 kW) and 184 lb-ft (253 Nm) of torque, while the 3.6-liter V6 develops 302 bhp (224 kW) and 270 lb-ft (366 Nm) of torque.