GMC spokesperson Kelly Wysocki told Edmunds that pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.
The new engine choice this year is a more powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. It features continuously variable valve timing, direct injection and an active fuel management (cylinder deactivation) system to improve fuel economy.
A new eight-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the previous six-speed unit, includes an advanced control system designed to provide smoother shifts as well as better acceleration.
According to GMC, the new powertrain combination of V6 and eight-speed transmission supports up to 7,000 pounds of trailer-towing capacity.
The new 2017 Canyon All Terrain X trim level, which GMC says is the most off-road capable version of the Canyon, includes such dirt-ready features as beefed-up suspension, transfer case shield, 17-inch aluminum wheels, all-terrain tires and all-weather floor liners, as well as body-color grille surround and rear step bumper, unique interior trim, heated front seats, remote start and automatic climate control.
Power for the All Terrain X is provided by the new 3.6- liter V6, which comes mated to the eight-speed automatic transmission, or an available 2.8-liter, four-cylinder Duramax turbodiesel engine.
And, as previously reported by Edmunds, the top-of-the-line 2017 Canyon Denali, introduced late last year, is aimed at buyers looking for more luxury in a midsize pickup.
The exterior features a Denali-signature chrome grille, unique 20-inch bright aluminum wheels, tubular chrome assist steps, polished exhaust tip and a spray-on bedliner.
The Jet Black interior is highlighted by leather-trimmed, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, model-specific dashboard and console trim, sill plates with Denali logos, automatic climate control, a full-color driver information center, remote start, navigation system with 8-inch touchscreen, a premium Bose sound system, forward collision warning and lane departure warning.
As with the All Terrain X, engine choices for the Denali include the 3.6-liter V6 and the 2.8-liter turbodiesel.
Edmunds says: The new powertrain options and trim levels on the 2017 GMC Canyon should give midsize pickup shoppers a lot to think about.