GMC Canyon gets moody with the new Nightfall (Special) Edition

The GMC Canyon is my favorite of the mid-size trucks (although the all-new Tacoma looks good at first glance) and this new Nightfall Edition makes the truck even better. GMC took many of the most popular accessories and added them into one package at a price that would be less expensive than if you ordered each option/accessory separately. Good so far. The fact that black vehicles are also a fave of mine just "gilds this lily" a bit more. Start with the mid-level SLE Crewcab Canyon (in 2WD or optional 4WD) and add Black Onyx paint, a unique (to this model) black grille, black assist steps, spray-on bedliner, special 18" alloys, automatic climate control, remote start, and you've got the Nightfall Canyon. (Interior pic [right] and rear 3/4 pic [below] are of the AllTerrain model since applicable Nightfall pics were not available.) Popular SLE model features include the 2.5-liter I 4 engine (200 hp), rear-view camera, eight-inch-diagonal Color Touch radio with GMC IntelliLink and driver information display, soft touch dash, SiriusXM radio, tilt/telescope steering wheel, and much more. In other words, a very well equipped truck,,,and it looks good too. Prices have not been announced, but a regular SLE Canyon starts just under $30k so expect a mid $30s starting price. 4WD, leather, and the 305 hp, 3.6-liter V6 are optional. It won't be cheap, but it will be nice, very nice. For more info, check out the press release (with website links) after the jump.

Source: GMC - Press release and pics after the "read more" jump.

Press Release:
GMC Introduces 2015 Canyon Nightfall Edition

Special edition model offers sleek, shadowy appearance

GMC 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 (pictured below)
  • 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)
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 (pictured right). The V-6 engine enables a segment-leading 7,000-pound trailering rating.

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC trucks, SUVs and crossovers. GMC covers the broad spectrum of customer needs in the pickup market with a premium truck in the midsize, light duty and heavy duty segments. The all-new midsize 2015 GMC Canyon is pure GMC with premium materials, refinement and offers class-leading truck capabilities. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at, onTwitter at @thisisgmc or at

CANYON STANDARD CONTENT (from Canyon website)
Truly Professional Grade. Standard trim features include:
  • 2.5L I-4 engine with Direct Injection
  • 4-wheel antilock disc brakes with DURALIFE™ rotors
  • 6-speed automatic transmission (except 2WD extended cab base trim and SL trims)
  • Rear Vision Camera with dynamic guidelines
  • StabiliTrak® Stability Control
  • 16” Ultra Silver Metallic cast-aluminum wheels
  • Halogen projector-beam headlamps with LED signature lighting
  • Chrome CornerStep rear bumper
  • 4.2” diagonal color display, AM/FM stereo with USB port3 and auxiliary jack
  • Additional optional features


All of the Canyon standard equipment, plus these premium features:
  • 17” Blade Silver Metallic cast-aluminum wheels
  • Automatic locking rear differential (Standard 4WD models)
  • Front fog lamps
  • Power-adjustable, body color, manual-folding mirrors
  • EZ Lift & Lower tailgate
  • 8” diagonal Color-Touch Radio with IntelliLink6
  • OnStar 4G LTE5 (3mo/3GB whichever comes first)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls