Although introduced and discontinued decades ago, the Syclone still lives among truck enthusiasts. So much that we’ve been seeing recreations of the original model several times, mostly by SVE. That model was a significantly upgraded Canyon, with monstrous engine power and other upgrades and now when the new generation is here, many think it’s just a matter of time before we see a new iteration, more capable than ever. However, the 2025 GMC Syclone might be a little bit different than before.
Namely, we are getting reports that the company is now planning to bring back the nameplate. In other words, after so many years, the new Syclone would be coming out of factory lines for the first time in so many years. The officials are still quiet, but it looks like GMC could reinvent the pickup truck segment again.
2025 GMC Syclone Design
Back in the day, the original Syclone brought some of the most radical changes in the evolution of pickups. This was the first time pickups were considered much more than utility vehicles. GMC offered the first pickup with performance in mind. With various chassis upgrades and, of course, significant engine upgrades. The performance was so good that the truck was often compared to supercars.
So, we presume that the new generation will follow the same example. We expect to see a high-performance pickup and, as you may presume, the overall design would be based on the Canyon. The mid-size pickup truck has just been redesigned and now features a way more attractive design than before. And the 2025 GMC Syclone would come with further upgrades. One of the first things that come to mind is the body style. The SVE Syclone was based on the extended-cab Canyon and as the new generation comes exclusively as a crew cab pickup, we might see an extended or regular cab version coming out directly from the factory.
Besides the exclusive styling details, the 2025 GMC Syclone would come with a full load of mechanical upgrades. Unlike most performance pickups that put focus on off-road performance, this one would follow the example of the original. We would see classic street races, which primarily refer to the suspension setup, which would be stiffer, while the ground clearance would be lower, all in order to reduce body lean and improve handling. Furthermore, we would expect to see upgraded brakes, along with further chassis reinforcement, which also plays an important role in the pickup’s overall performance.
As for the interior design, the first thing that comes to mind is the cab style. As you probably know, the original Syclone featured regular cab pickup. Third-party upgrades were over the extended cab model, so it’s hard to believe that the new model could be just an upgrade over the current generation, which comes exclusively as a crew cab design. Therefore, the 2025 GMC Syclone might feature a smaller cab and, therefore, smaller dimensions, which would make it more maneuverable.
On the other hand, we don’t believe that the dashboard design could be significantly different. Of course, we presume there would be exclusive materials and color schemes, but the overall layout would remain the same. This includes the latest tech features as well, so we presume we would see the same infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster and other goodies as a part of standard equipment.
2025 GMC Syclone Engine
Powertrain was definitely one of the reasons why the original Syclone was so special. It was equipped with a pretty impressive 4.3-liter turbocharged V6, which indicates that the company might use the same formula and also equip the new model with a turbo V6. This could easily be Cadillac’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo with 400 horsepower. However, the problem is that tuners like SVE have raised the bar significantly with their takes on this legend.
Namely, SVE Syclone comes equipped with a 5.3-liter V8, which gets upgraded with a massive supercharger, so the max output easily goes over 700 horsepower. If the stock Syclone is about to follow that level of performance, it might need something even better. For example, the engine could easily be borrowed directly from Corvette. Of course, are talking about the well-known 6.2-liter supercharged V8, with a max output of 760 horsepower. Now that seems like a proper engine for Cyclone.
2025 GMC Syclone Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2025 GMC Syclone is just a rumor, so make sure to take these paragraphs with reserve. If it happens someday, we have no doubt it will be pretty expensive. How much is that – it’s hard to say, but some sources speculate about six figures.