The American compact truck market has been largely dead for years, but all that changed with the recent introduction of the new, 2015 GMC Canyon (show here) and Chevy Colorado twins. The new trucks promised a roomier interior than the outgoing models, as well more modern chassis, improved pulling power, and- for the first time since 1983- an American compact pickup truck with diesel power.
The thing is, that diesel’s not just a marketing gimmick. The new 2015 GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorados are serious, big-boy trucks in person, and seem closer in size to the 1992-1996 Ford F-150s than, say, a Ranger.
The GMC Canyon debuted in extended-cab and crew cab iterations at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, and the good people at GM gave us a ton of great photos of the new 2015 GMC Canyon to share with you, below. Take a look at what the new GMC has to offer, ask yourself if you’d buy a GMC Syclone version, then let us know if the GMC is truck enough to take the money you’d saved up for that UK Ford Ranger comments section at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!
2015 GMC Canyon | Exterior
2015 GMC Canyon | Interior
2015 GMC Canyon | Size Comparison
Photos courtesy of GM/GMC.