Some vehicles just shine in every moment, and one truck that is unflinchingly meeting every challenge it can is the 2016 GMC Canyon. This fantastic midsize pickup has a long history of raking in the awards, and now the 2016 Canyon Diesel was honored by the Canadian Truck King Challenge as the best Canadian midsize truck.
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2016 GMC Canyon Diesel Canadian Truck Challenge 2015
The Canadian Truck King Challenge is a grueling test where all the best trucks and commercial vans of Canada are pitted against each other and against a 70-acre proving ground north of Toronto made up of rocky and hilly terrain and rough roads, ideal for testing the mettle of even the sturdiest vehicles.
In the midsize truck category, the 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel was required to pull 4,000 pounds (1814 kilograms) and haul a payload of 1,000 pounds (453 kilograms) in its bed. The Canyon passed these test with flying colors to take the midsize truck king’s crown, and also came in as a runner up for best overall truck.
“This recognition by the Canadian Truck King Challenge demonstrates that the new Duramax diesel takes the GMC Canyon’s award-winning capabilities to a new level in the midsize pickup segment, delivering real world capabilities that GMC customers demand,” said the brand director of GMC in Canada, Mike Speranzini, in a recent GM press release. “A diesel engine was in the portfolio plan for Canyon from the beginning, meaning there are no compromises while offering segment leading capability delivered with a confident feeling of control.”
Read More: Best Features of the 2016 GMC CanyonThe announcement of a new diesel option available on the 2016 GMC Canyon made us very happy for the performance and versatility that the engine can offer folks looking for serious towing and hauling capability. Now, having excelled in a real world test like the Canadian Truck King Challenge, we are even more excited to see what it can do for folks in Portage La Prairie and Winnipeg.