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GMC News: GMC Adds A Bit of Drama to the Canyon Via the Nightfall Edition

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GMC is following the same lines of Chevrolet by reducing the amount of brightwork on one of their trucks. The automaker announced a new Nightfall Edition for the Canyon today.

Available on the Canyon SLE Crew Cab model, the Nightfall Edition comes with a Onyx Black paint color, along with a number of blacked-out trim pieces such as a front grille, cab steps, and eighteen-inch alloy wheels with black inserts. Nightfall also includes automatic climate control and remote start.

“The new Canyon Nightfall Edition expands the Canyon lineup and gives style-conscious customers another choice. Importantly, customers get the great looks of the Canyon Nightfall Edition and its unique content at a greater value than ordering the features separately,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing.

GMC hasn't announced pricing for the Canyon Nightfall Edition, but does say it will be available to buy in the second quarter.

Source: GMC

Press Release is on Page 2


DETROIT – GMC today introduced the 2015 Canyon Nightfall Edition – a stylized, blacked-out edition of the brand’s all-new premium midsize truck that blends a dramatic appearance with popular features and accessories.

The Canyon Nightfall Edition is offered on SLE crew cab models, either 2WD or 4WD, in Onyx Black and will be available in the second quarter of 2015. In addition to standard equipment on the SLE, the Canyon Nightfall Edition includes:

  • Unique black grille
  • Black assist steps
  • Factory spray-in bedliner
  • 18-inch multi-spoke aluminum wheels with Dark Argent painted inserts
  • Polished exhaust tip
  • Automatic climate control
  • Remote start

“The new Canyon Nightfall Edition expands the Canyon lineup and gives style-conscious customers another choice,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “Importantly, customers get the great looks of the Canyon Nightfall Edition and its unique content at a greater value than ordering the features separately.”

The distinctive appearance of the Canyon Nightfall Edition reflects customer preferences for personalization and features that support different lifestyle interests. More than 40 percent of the initial orders for Canyon include at least one selection from the comprehensive collection of accessories GMC developed for the truck. The Canyon accessories portfolio includes the available GearOn™ system for optimal cargo management, as well as bed protection, styling enhancements and trailering components.

“The Canyon is a lifestyle enabler and its accessories lineup matches lifestyles of all types,” said Aldred. “The accessories take their inspiration from how customers use their vehicle, and they are crafted cohesively with the team of designers and engineers.”

Additional standard content on the Canyon Nightfall Edition includes:

  • Rear-vision camera
  • Eight-inch-diagonal Color Touch radio with GMC IntelliLink
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and its standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot (includes three-month/3GB data trial, whichever comes first)
  • Two USB ports for charging located on the rear of the center console in addition another USB port inside the console
  • Multi-color driver information center display
  • Soft-touch instrument panel with aluminum trim
  • Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Tilting and telescoping steering column
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
  • SiriusXM satellite radio (includes three-month trial)
  • Automatic locking rear differential (4WD models)
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels

Canyon was named Autoweek’s Best of the Best truck for 2015. It offers the segment’s best horsepower and EPA-estimated fuel economy: 200 horsepower (149 kW) and 27 mpg highway (2WD) from a standard 2.5L I-4; and 305 horsepower (227 kW) and 26 mpg (2WD) from an available 3.6L V-6. The V-6 engine enables a segment-leading 7,000-pound trailering rating.


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Sweet Truck, but I for one do not like the classic black. Why not make it mettalic with some depth to the paint job like you could reach into it reaching for stars.

 

I do love the monochromatic look. So much better than the over kill the trucks are now with Chrome.

 

Better yet, if they want Chrome, then do black Chrome.

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I reckon giving it a different color will get customers to buy it and like the look as having a vehicle which does not look nice to look at will maybe make the driver not enjoy the experience of driving the car in the first place. Giving it a good look is what will attract the customers and also, selling it at a reasonable price will get the vehicles sold and not sitting in the store and losing the value if it is priced too high.I think it is a good thing the company is doing have a color change is good and will work out if it is well done and the finish looks good and the people are happy when buying it and will enjoy it.

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I hate black cars and said I would never buy another 3 black cars ago.

 

Yes I love the look but they do take extra work to remain clean.

 

I have said I will look for a red one or but may end up with cyber grey or I hope the iridium metallic makes its way there from the large truck.

The real plus for a solid black or red is I can touch them up and you would never know it was chipped. Metallic's are a lot tougher.

 

I do like the lack of chrome and that is what would really sell me here. I hate cheap plastic chrome on the new trucks.

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      The 2019 Sierra offers a more confident towing experience thanks to GMC’s new ProGrade Trailering System, standard on Denali and SLT. The trailering system includes an all-new Trailering App featuring a Pre-Departure checklist, Maintenance Reminders, Trailer Light Test, Trailer Electrical Diagnostics and Trailer Tire Pressure and Temperature Monitoring.
      Many of the Trailering App’s functions, including the lighting test and pre-departure checklist, are also available with the MyGMC app on compatible Android and iOS smartphones, a feature that offers great convenience when outside the truck or trailer.
      The next generation Sierra also offers Hitch Guidance with Hitch View and Auto Electric Park Brake to help with perfect positioning when hitching. The available side view cameras and a trailer-mounted HD camera provide additional assistance when driving down the road or in reverse. With exclusive Trailer Theft Detection, owners can receive text and mobile alerts from OnStar when the trailer has been detached from the truck without permission.    
      Purposeful technologies
      Seamless, driver-focused technology has long been a Denali standard, and the 2019 Sierra Denali establishes a new benchmark by incorporating purposeful technologies.
      These technologies work together to increase functionality and enhance comfort and convenience. Highlights include:
      Segment-first Multi-color 3x7 Head-Up Display: The 2019 Sierra is the first full-size truck to offer this technology, which projects key vehicle information on the windshield within the driver’s line of sight. Advanced GMC infotainment: This new, dynamic platform offers a smartphone-like experience with an intuitive interface, faster response and improved voice recognition. Sierra Denali’s standard 8-inch diagonal system includes navigation.  Segment-first Rear Camera Mirror: This available dual-function interior mirror offers an optimized camera view that can help the driver’s view around potential vision obstructions such as occupants or cargo, while also offering a greater field of vision. This next gen system features a higher resolution camera, a higher resolution display and the ability to tilt or zoom the view. A conventional mirror view is also available. Surround Vision: Offering a bird’s-eye view of the truck, this available feature displays an overhead image on the infotainment screen, helping the driver detect potential obstacles when backing up, including when trailering. Full suite of advanced safety features: The 2019 Sierra Denali offers a full range of available advanced safety features, including Side Blind Zone Alert, Pedestrian Detection and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking. Sierra performance
      New versions of the proven 6.2L and 5.3L V-8 engines will be joined by an all-new 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel engine, expanding the powertrain lineup for the 2019 Sierra.
      The 5.3L and 6.2L engines feature stop/start technology and new Dynamic Fuel Management that enables the engine to operate on one to eight cylinders, depending on demand, to optimize power and efficiency. The new diesel builds on GMC’s expertise with Duramax turbo-diesels offered in Sierra HD and Canyon models. The available 6.2L and 3.0L engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
      Sierra Denali features an exclusive Adaptive Ride Control suspension system designed to provide premium driving refinement with exceptional responsiveness. It employs sophisticated sensors to monitor road conditions and chassis responses in real time, enabling adjustments to active dampers every 2 milliseconds.
      Coming this fall
      The 2019 GMC Sierra Denali and SLT go on sale this fall. Additional details will be released closer to the start of production.

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