The upcoming 2023 GMC Canyon has been spied, and we can expect it to receive a complete overhaul next year. From the latest information, the new truck will be redesign and re-engineering. On top of that, third-generation will also come with a more comfortable cabin, featuring much more technology.
However, the most exciting news is the release of the Canyon AT4X model. This variant should sit above the AT4 trim level, offering much better off-road ability. The third-generation Canyon will reportedly ride on an updated version of the same GMT 31XX platform, and it will be powered by a 2.7L L3B four-cylinder engine with TriPower technology. Rumor also said the Canyon AT4X model would use the same engine, delivering little more output.
2023 GMC Canyon Platform and Design
The third-generation 2023 GMC Canyon will ride on an updated version of the same GMT 31XX platform used by the second-gen model. This architecture is known as 31XX-2 and is used with the newer Chevy Colorado. From many reports, it will also underpin an upcoming Jeep Wrangler. However, like before the GMC Canyon will be available in cab and bed configurations, Extended Cab, Long Box, Crew Cab, Short Box, and Crew Cab, Long Box.
This truck is considered as a premium, featuring a large nose, LED running lights, and projector-beam headlights. Also, headlights are complemented by flared fenders that add a bit of muscle look.
AT4X and AT4 Trims
Besides Denali and AT4 trim levels, the manufacturer will reportedly introduce a new trim called AT4X. According to GMC, this trim is above AT4 level, offering many off-road goodies.
We heard that GMC would add new 33-inch Goodyear tires, Multimatic DSSV dampers, and much larger wheel arches. In addition, the AT4X should provide an impressive off-the-road performance. The trim below AT4 comes with off-road suspension, aggressive 31-inch Goodyears, and it features skidplate.
As mentioned, the new 2023 GMC Canyon is the pickup truck that will be in the form of an Extended Cab, Long Box, Crew Cab, Short Box, and Crew Cab, Long Box. All models share the same interior that blends contemporary style with truck practicality. Stepping in, you’ll first notice a large center console and seats that are suitable for large folks. The Crew Cab model is the best choice if you’re looking for extra comfort.
Standard features on the GMC Canyon include a 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, two USB ports, and a power driver’s seat. However, step up to Elevation models (and above). You’ll get a larger 8-inch infotainment screen, automatic climate control, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a soft-touch instrument panel, and also an aluminum interior trim. Moving up, the Elevation and AT4 Canyons adds Rear Park Assist, forward-collision Alert, and also lane-departure warning. Moreover, the Canyon Elevation can be ordered with a new High Elevation Package that includes black leather front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a power lumbar adjuster only for the driver.
At the top of the offer, the manufacturer added many amenities to the Denali trim. This model comes with a 7-speaker Bose audio system, cargo lamps, heated outside mirrors, chrome exterior molding, a spray-on bedliner, a trailering package, and attractive 20-inch alloy wheels.
2023 GMC Canyon Engine Specs
The upcoming 2023 GMC Canyon will no longer be available with turbo-diesel Duramax engine choice and the six-cylinder engine choices. In fact, the new truck will most than likely use the same engine as the current Sierra model. This model should use only one engine choice, the turbo-charged GM 2.7L L3B four-cylinder engine with TriPower technology.
This engine under the Sierra model makes 310 horsepower (231 kW) @ 5600 RPM and 348 pound-feet of torque (471 Nm) @ 1500 rpm. On top of that, it’s available with a 10-speed automatic transmission, as the only choice. However, as we mentioned, the manufacturer will also introduce the new Canyon AT4X model that should use the same engine. Interestingly, we heard the AT4X would deliver more output 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.
Release Date and Price
The debut of the new 2023 GMC Canyon is set for the next year. As we said, the upcoming truck will be refreshed, and we can expect many outside and inside upgrades. Perhaps the most exciting news is that GMC will introduce the new AT4X trim. This trim is sitting above the famous AT4 level, offering an excellent package for ultimate off-roading.
The customers will be able to choose a few cab and bed configurations and one engine option with two outputs. Overall, the new model sounds promising, but we are still waiting for some information about its price.