NEW FOR 2011:

– New front-seat head restraint design
– New chrome package
– Available Bluetooth connectivity
– OnStar 9.0 with six months of Directions and Connections service
– Exterior colour: Aqua Blue Metallic added

For 2011, the GMC Canyon undergoes trim changes. The front seat head restraints are redesigned, and a new chrome package adds a chrome fuel door and exhaust tip. Bluetooth connectivity can be optioned to both trim lines, and OnStar is upgraded to 9.0. The trim line names have been changed to SLE-1, instead of SLE 1SA, and SLE-2, instead of SLE 1SD.

A sister vehicle to the Chevrolet Colorado, the Canyon comes as a Regular Cab in 4WD, and as an Extended Cab or Crew Cab in 2WD or 4WD. Three engines are available: a 2.9-litre inline four-cylinder, 3.7-litre inline five-cylinder, and 5.3-litre V8 engine. The four-cylinder is the standard offering on all models except for the Crew Cab 4WD, which uses the five-cylinder; the five-cylinder can be optioned on all models, while the V8 can be added to everything but the Regular Cab. The four-cylinder uses a five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic; other engines use the automatic exclusively, as does the four-cylinder Crew Cab 2WD.

Features on the SLE-1 include 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, chrome bumpers, fog lights, box liner, two-position tailgate, variable intermittent wipers, cruise control, carpeting with rubber floor mats, driver information centre, tire pressure monitoring system, dome and exterior cargo lights, leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel, 60/40 cloth split-bench front seat, AM/FM stereo, automatic headlamps, OnStar, traction control, and electronic stability control.

The SLE-2 adds 16-inch alloy wheels, deep-tinted rear glass, power mirrors, power windows, power locks with keyless entry, deluxe cloth bucket seats, and CD/MP3 stereo.

Extended Cab models have folding rear jump seats with under-seat storage, while Crew Cab models have a rear 60/40 flat-folding split-bench seat.

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