Following up on the reveal of its twin, the Chevy Colorado, the 2023 GMC Canyon has made its look. Naturally, it shares a lot with the Chevy pickup, however GMC has gone to higher lengths to distinguish the truck. It comes customary with the high-output engine, all variations function the wide-track suspension setup, and along with the now extra luxurious Denali, there is a ZR2-based AT4X trim.
As with the brand new Colorado, the Canyon will get an overhaul of the design. It is down to at least one mattress and cab configuration (short-bed, crew cab), and it encompasses a longer wheelbase with the entrance axle pushed ahead. The Canyon does get quite a lot of distinctive design options, although. It has its personal entrance fascia with a tall, rectangular grille. LED lighting is customary on all Canyon fashions all the way in which round. That features the distinctive fender lights like these discovered on the Sierra HD. All Canyons additionally function the wide-track off-road suspension just like the Colorado Z71 and Path Boss. There are not any narrow-track, narrow-body variations, even on the bottom two-wheel-drive Elevation. That suspension additionally means all Canyons have a roughly two-inch elevate over base Chevy Colorados. The GMCs additionally get customary 32-inch tires, and so they do not function a entrance air dam with the intention to present higher strategy angles. The mattress, whereas solely out there in a single trim, is out there with a singular storage bin within the tailgate.
On the subject of suspension specs, the Elevation and AT4 trim ranges have 9.6 inches of floor clearance. The Denali will increase that to 10.5 inches, and the AT4X options 10.6 inches. It additionally picks up the Multimatic spool-valve shocks from the ZR2. However we’ll speak extra about what comes on the AT4X in a bit.
Underneath the hood of the Canyon is only one engine. It will get the highest-output model of the two.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The engine makes 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. The one transmission is an eight-speed computerized. Two-wheel drive comes customary on Elevation, and different trims come customary with four-wheel drive.
The within of the Canyon is similar to the Colorado, but it surely has some distinctive cues. It has air vents which might be extra built-in into the squared-off dashboard design, quite than the Chevy’s spherical vents. It has a otherwise formed sprint pad and trim surrounds, too. The actually huge variations come on the Denali and AT4X trims, although. The Denali options actual wooden trim with laser etchings. It additionally will get a lot of actual leather-based and fancy stitching. Naturally it will get all the inside goodies such because the 11-inch instrument show (8-inch is customary on decrease trim Canyons), 11.3-inch infotainment display and GMC-exclusive head-up show. The AT4X loses the wooden, but it surely will get a daring black and white inside with vivid pink accents throughout.
All Canyons do come moderately well-equipped, although, with the big touchscreen, wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. They will additionally lastly be geared up with a manufacturing unit sunroof. Customary security options embrace computerized emergency braking with pedestrian and bike owner detection, lane-keep help and computerized high-beam headlights. Adaptive cruise management, blind-spot monitoring, surround-view cameras, and rear cross-traffic alert with pedestrian detection are all out there in elective packages and trims.
Now we come to arguably the most important information, the introduction of GMC’s tackle the ZR2. It is the AT4X and it will get all the identical off-road goodies. It will get the aforementioned suspension, distinctive entrance fascia, skid plates, entrance and rear locking differentials, 33-inch tires and Baja drive mode. It additionally will get a particular Version 1 model which brings much more to the desk. It options 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, a entrance safari bar with 30-inch off-road mild bar, a Comeup winch, upgraded skid plate, mattress rails and particular badging.
Manufacturing for the brand new Canyon begins early subsequent 12 months. GMC is taking reservations for the AT4X now, which is able to go into manufacturing within the spring. Pricing hasn’t been launched for all fashions but, however the base Canyon will begin round $40,000. The AT4X begins at $63,350 with out vacation spot, which hasn’t been introduced but.