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 commonplace with the high-output engine, all variations characteristic 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 1 mattress and cab configuration (short-bed, crew cab), and it includes 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 commonplace 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 characteristic 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 commonplace 32-inch tires, and so they do not characteristic a entrance air dam with a view to present higher method angles. The mattress, whereas solely accessible in a single trim, is out there with a novel 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 discuss 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 commonplace on Elevation, and different trims come commonplace with four-wheel drive.
The within of the Canyon is similar to the Colorado, however it has some distinctive cues. It has air vents which might be extra built-in into the squared-off dashboard design, moderately than the Chevy’s spherical vents. It has a in a different way formed sprint pad and trim surrounds, too. The actually large variations come on the Denali and AT4X trims, although. The Denali options actual wooden trim with laser etchings. It additionally will get a number 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 commonplace on decrease trim Canyons), 11.3-inch infotainment display and GMC-exclusive head-up show. The AT4X loses the wooden, however it will get a daring black and white inside with vibrant pink accents throughout.
All Canyons do come moderately well-equipped, although, with the massive touchscreen, wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. They’ll additionally lastly be outfitted with a manufacturing facility sunroof. Commonplace security options embody 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 accessible in non-compulsory packages and trims.
Now we come to arguably the largest 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 mannequin 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 yr. GMC is taking reservations for the AT4X now, which can 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.