With the debut of the Chevrolet Colorado at November's Los Angeles Auto Show, perhaps it was only a matter of time before we saw the small truck's GMC counterpart. That time will be January, as we've received official confirmation that the GMC Canyon will be revived at next month's North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The news came in the latest issue of the Detroit Auto Show's newsletter, NAIAS Connect. The article hasn't been posted online quite yet, but it details the Canyon as one of the world production debuts slated for the show.

While we've heard rumors that the Canyon would arrive in Detroit, this is our first concrete bit of evidence. As we've detailed before, we expect the Canyon to be quite stylistically different than the Colorado, though the underpinnings will be shared. The teaser image we have above is currently our only look at the new truck. We'll hopefully have more details in the next few weeks as the GMC Canyon draws closer to its official debut.


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      ELG
      • 1 Year Ago
      I dig it, but I wish they didnt tease us over a year before it will be available (and 2 years before one with an oil burner) waiting is hard! I plan on trading in my Titan on one of these with a deisel, whenever that ends up being.
        High
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ELG
        My thoughts exactly. Never really wanted a pickup but when the Colorado was shown I started making up excuses for why I needed one. Can't wait until the dealer gets them so I can take one for a ride.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bye bye Tacoma.
      john96xlt
      • 1 Year Ago
      So far, it never fails: I prefer the (styling of the) GMC version to the Chevy version. Let's see if this holds out with the new Canyon.
        Krayzeeass
        • 1 Year Ago
        @john96xlt
        Indeed, I loved the 1998-2003 Sonoma; the hood was even different than the S-10's. The 2004-2013 trucks were just badly badge engineered, and ugly.
      Neutral President
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good to see badge engineering is still alive and well at GM.
        Jobu
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Neutral President
        Don't you just love how there are people who read this blog that literally do nothing but repeat their theme endlessly? Ha Ha, good one about badge engineering. I think the existence of GMC has been dealt with at least 1,000 times on AB, yet here you are with your incredibly useful and insightful comment, Thank you! I'm actually a little surprised not to see one of your ilk referencing government motors yet in this thread.
      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Canyonaro? And once again, life imitates art.
        Chase
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rochester
        The Canyon has been around since 2004.
          john96xlt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chase
          What a full and robust life you must live, laughing at the (not funny) name of a pickup truck for 9 years.
      Gordon Chen
      • 1 Year Ago
      Crossing my fingers for 6 speed manuals across *all* trims.
        Adam
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gordon Chen
        Crew cab, 4x4, 6 speed manual, 4cyl clean diesel with 30+mpg highway, iOS in the Car, Leather, Moonroof. Dooo itt!
          john96xlt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Adam
          @ Wasp If it fits his needs and he *wants* the loaded version, more power to 'em. People pay $23K (+/-) for a Fiesta that's highly equipped (ST). That doesn't stop them from offering the $14K version for everybody else. So long as people continue to do such, I applaud the automakers for giving us the option.
          The Wasp
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Adam
          So you want to pay $45k for a compact truck? Awesome. I'm sure GM will gladly sell you one -- it just means people who want a compact, low-cost truck will have to keep waiting.
        High
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gordon Chen
        @The Wasp He's talking fully loaded, how would that affect the base model shoppers looking for a cheap, smallish truck? If anything he's the type of buyer that insures you can get a cheap base model since they'll make so much off him they can afford to keep selling them. Myself? I would pay upper 30's lower 40's for a fully loaded Colorado because I like the smaller form factor, higher MPGs and tech inside. Heck side by side with a Silverado, same price and features I would choose the Colorado just because size and MPG matter a lot to me.
          Gordon Chen
          • 1 Year Ago
          @High
          Because the number crunchers at GM might conclude "The cheap base model is not selling as well as the other trims. Let's discontinue it" I hope that doesn't happen. Some people need a cheap small truck. And they have been resorting to the used truck market to meet their needs.
      bobbylightbryant
      • 1 Year Ago
      Aren't they really just the same truck?
        S.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bobbylightbryant
        Different grilles. But GMC is a cash cow for GM so it makes sense for them to do this
      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Let me guess. Slightly different nose, maybe different wheel arches, but same interior as the Chevy version. I know GMC has it's fans, but I think GM would be smarter to put the money they spend on making two slightly different versions of basically the same truck into making one great one. Either that or go all out and make the two much more different. I doubt if they closed shop on GMC those buyers would jump to Ford or Dodge. They would just get the most upscale Chevy they version they could. This would let GM spend more money on the one Chevy version.
        john96xlt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        I'm really glad you're not running things at GM. GMC is probably the only GM product I'd consider at this point, and as long as they don't f it up, the Canyon will be at the top of the list. The Acadia looks SO much better than the bland Traverse but not nearly as overdone as the Enclave. The GMC full size trucks have always had a styling edge and usually an equipment edge over their Chevy stable mates. The Sonoma was easily the best looking truck out of the three (S10/Sonoma/Hombre, though I personally only owned the Hombre version because of it's price), same with the old Canyon vs. Colorado or i-series (so stupid that other markets got a much better looking front-end on the Isuzu version than we did). I've always liked the "open mouth" version of the GMCs vs. the Chevys with the usually over done chrome cross tie.
        The Friendly Grizzly
        @mikeybyte1
        GMC remains a brand for sale through non-Chevy agencies that still wish to sell trucks. Way back when, there were dealers that sold non-GM cars but sold GMC to round out their line. A case in point was Orrin Fox AMC/GMC in Pasadena California. As others have said: as long as GMC is in the black there is no need to get rid of it.
      Eta Carinae
      • 1 Year Ago
      GM, we want to know about the cadillac ATS coupe and/or the V series
        William Flesher
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Eta Carinae
        I agree. But should we really expect to see either in a post about the new Canyon? This is a pretty important vehicle, and deserves it's introduction too.
      Brian
      • 1 Year Ago
      A leathered up Denali version with a 5.3L V8 would be sweet.
      Jeremy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hopefully they put the new 4.3 v6 in the GMC. That 3.6 doesn't have much torque my CTS is always hunting for gears cant imagine it in a truck
        cfphelps
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jeremy
        I agree it would be a great way to differentiate the twins, especially after making such a deal about the new 4.3L LV3 being specifically designed for trucks. That said they probably won't for manufacturing simplicity issues, unfortunately.
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why make another?
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