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GMC Adds All-New Duramax Diesel Engine Option to Canyon’s Offerings

2015 GMC Canyon
2015 GMC Canyon

After re-entering the mid-size truck segment last year, the 2016 GMC Canyon is shaking up the competition once again, adding an all-new Duramax diesel engine to its list of available powertrains. The turbo-diesel engine makes no apologies as it raises the standard for the segment.

Rated at 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, the engine provides a trailering capacity of up to 7,700 lbs for two-wheel drive models. In addition to its incredible hauling capabilities, the new 2.8-liter engine is expected to provide impressive fuel efficiency as well.

Along with the game-changing diesel engine, the 2016 Canyon will also offer an all-new integrated trailer brake controller and smart diesel exhaust brake system. The engine is paired to a standard six-speed automatic transmission.

“A diesel engine was part of the Canyon’s portfolio plan from the beginning, meaning the chassis, suspension and other elements of its architecture were engineered to support it,” said Scott Yackley, who served as assistant chief engineer. “That means there are no compromises with the Canyon diesel. It offers exceptional capability delivered with a confident feeling of control.”

Mark your calendars: the 2016 GMC Canyon with the available Duramax diesel engine is set to arrive this fall.

Buick May Bring a Diesel Engine to U.S.

Buick Verano We think the lingering stink and smoke from the diesel engines of the ‘70s and ‘80s is starting to clear as many auto makers are starting to introduce diesel options here in the U.S. One of these is Buick. General Motors has already introduced the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel and it is being received well with positive reviews.

Edmunds reported that an unnamed GM source confirmed the possible Buick diesel model, though would not give specifics. Since GM already has the Cruze Diesel, Edmunds, suspects the Buick model would be the Cruze’s counterpart the Buick Verano.

As CAFE (corporate average fuel economy) standard are getting pushed higher and higher, auto makers have to find ways to make cars more efficient and diesel engines are a great way to do this. The Cruze’s diesel engine is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that makes 148 horsepower. This engine has an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 46 mpg on the highway, which equals over 700 miles on a single tank of gas.

We would love to see this type of efficiency and range in a Buick model. Which Buick model would you like to see with a diesel engine option?