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Car FYI's 2024 Canadian Automotive Guide: GMC

Photo Credit: Chris Nagy/Car FYI Canada

Product Lineup: Acadia, Canyon, HUMMER EV, Savana, Sierra, Sierra Heavy Duty, Terrain, Yukon, Yukon XL

Overall Brand Impression: 

GMC’s 2024 lineup of trucks, crossover utility vehicles and commercial vans (the GMC Savana remains in production as a steady work vehicle) reflects a diverse customer base for the General Motors brand. GMC is taking utility along new avenues for the 2024 model year. In addition to a heavily revised, enlarged Acadia crossover and an upgraded Sierra Heavy Duty pickup truck, a full-fledged charge of the HUMMER EV lineup with the SUV joining the pickup truck presents GMC’s work-duty performance in a light for the future. 

What’s New for 2024:

A brand-new GMC Acadia drops for the 2024 model year as a larger, more capable premium crossover. Stretching 10.6 inches longer than the previous generation vehicle, the 2024 Acadia offers greater space for the three-row passenger cabin. A richer array of safety features, available Super Cruise driver assist program and a trail-oriented AT4 with increased ground clearance is part of the all-new Acadia. The all-new GMC Acadia is expected to go on sale in Canada early 2024. 

For what is actually the path of GMC’s second entry into the electric vehicle space, the HUMMER EV has succeeded in projecting battery-powered automobiles as a powerful and utilitarian choice coupled with a large dose of premium amenities. While Edition 1 models of the HUMMER EV pickup variant appeared last year, the fully-electric supertruck line makes an even grander impact on roads and on trails for 2024. The SUV body style for the HUMMER EV officially joins the GMC lineup. A design incorporating in a fully enclosed interior and cargo space, the 2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV features a Power Swing Gate that allows the rear to open and close through the press of a key fob button. Both the HUMMER EV Pickup and HUMMER EV SUV are available with two-motor or three-motor versions. 

An all-electric version of the GMC Sierra will launch in the United States for the 2024 model year with a 754-horsepower power unit and an estimated driving range of 640 kilometers. Canadian customers will see the 2025 Sierra EV in limited availability starting in late 2024. When the GMC Sierra EV arrives in Canada, expect to see a Denali edition of the electric pickup truck equipped with comfortable, luxury appointed interior, 33-inch tires and a maximum towing capacity of 9,500 pounds.  

The gasoline-powered GMC Sierra 1500 extensive product range features a handful of minor changes for 2024. The 2.7-liter Turbo High-Output engine is now branded as the TurboMax while new exterior colour and wheel options are available. Starting in 2024, the highly-capable GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X and AT4X AEV Edition models come standard equipped with a 3.0-liter Duramax turbocharged diesel inline-six engine. 

With the 2024 GMC Sierra HD range, the optional diesel engine has been re-engineered. Through the addition of a new engine controller, higher-flow injectors, engine brake and upgraded cylinder heads, the 6.6-liter Duramax V8 turbocharged diesel engine now produces 470 horsepower and 975 lb.-ft. of torque. The improved Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 excels in providing greater towing capacity with the 2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD capable of pulling up to 22,500 pounds (4,000 pounds more than its 2023 counterpart). The Denali Ultimate and AT4X are a pair of new trim models available with the Sierra HD for 2024. An interior containing full-grain leather and premium microsuede upholstery, 16-way power-adjustable front seats as well as power sunroof comes with the high-end Denali Ultimate model alongside power assist steps. The Sierra HD AT4X enriches the AT4 trim level with added off-roading tailoring with items including Multimatic DSSV shock dampers, 35-inch Goodyear Territory MT Tires and rear E-locking differential. An AT4X AEV Edition Canyon makes the mid-sized GMC pickup truck a more trail-ready product for 2024.   

Changes to the GMC Terrain for 2024 are minor consisting of two new extra cost metallic paint colours (Downpour Metallic and Riptide Metallic) as well as GMC Pro Safety added standard on the AT4 and optional with the SLE and SLT trim levels. 

Highlight Models for 2024:

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2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV 3X Edition 1 ($155,059 Canadian): The second body style for GMC’s superlative of electric and off-roading performance, the 2024 HUMMER EV SUV is likely to prove more attractive to tastes preferring a fully enclosed cabin for passengers and cargo. 

With the three-motor GMC HUMMER EV SUV 3X, the equivalent of 830 horsepower and 11,500 lb.-ft. of torque provides a monstrous grunt for movement on pavement, on trails or when towing. Capable of pulling up to 7,500 pounds, the SUV retains the HUMMER EV’s focus on superior off-roading with a range of breathtaking technologies. Radical features available on the 2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV include Super Cruise driver assistance, underbody cameras and electronic 4-wheel steer with CrabWalk.

Through the Edition 1 package, the GMC HUMMER EV SUV is accented with an exclusive Moonshot Green Matte exterior colour scheme matched with a Lunar Shadow cabin shade. An Infinity roof with removable transparent panels also included on the BUMMER EV SUV Edition 1 models allowing the cabin to be converted into an open-air riding experience.

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2024 GMC Acadia Denali (Canadian price to be announced): The 2024 model year’s all-new third generation version of GMC’s larger crossover vehicle is engineered with a strong sense of refinement alongside its practical nature. The Denali version of the 2024 GMC Acadia projects the most opulent presentation of the three-row passenger product. Granted unique exterior styling touches, the Acadia Denali features a special front grille, leather-appointed front and second row seating, a configurable head-up display as well as a 12-speaker Bose premium audio system. An enhanced 16-speaker sound system, panoramic sunroof and 22-inch machined aluminum wheels are available on the 2024 GMC Acadia Denali.  

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GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition (Canadian price to be announced): Demonstrating itself as an line of apex predators for off-roading within the GMC lineup, the AT4X line introduced with the Sierra pickup truck in 2022 touts impressive handling of various surfaces while also rewarding occupants with a full host of premium refinements. Arriving in early 2024, the GMC Canyon’s AT4X AEV Edition is a further exploration of an outstanding off-road ready performer.

Boasting an additional 1.5 inches of ground clearance than the regular Canyon AT4X, the 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition rides on 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires. Front and rear electronic locking differentials as well as Multimatic DSSV dampers provide both toughness and confident operations for the Canyon AT4X AEV Edition over rough trails of dirt, mud and rocks. 

This special edition model of the mid-sized GMC truck is enhanced by products supplied through a partnership with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). Five hot-stamped Boron steel skid plates, Salta wheels, stamped-steel front and rear bumpers as well as an in-bed vertical spare tire mount are accessories delivered as part of the 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition. A 38.2-degree front approach angle and 26-degree departure angle is obtainable with this fully off-road capable GMC Canyon.  


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