What to expect from 2023 GMC Canyon? The pickup truck had a complete redesigned project happening in 2015. It had marked its launch as the second generation of Canyon lineup. Since the 2015’s project, nothing much has happened to the truck. Sure, it gets some mild updates and refresh work from time to time, but there has never been anything complete (or full) redesign work. It’s a good thing that the company has decided that they are going to give a full redesign work for the 2023 model, and the project seems to have started.
What Is Happening Next?
There have been several spy photos on the net, showing the highly-possible 2023 GMC Canyon to undergo a testing stage. The truck was shown with camouflaged outfit. Despite the camo, there are several obvious signs that can give you ideas of what the truck will look like. Based on the photos, it’s pretty obvious that the GMC has undergone serious offroad upgrades. It’s likely that there would be the offroad AT4X variant that is designed to compete against Ranger Tremor (from Ford) and Tacoma TRD Pro (from Toyota).
Design Expectation for the New Canyon
On the spy photos, the truck is heavily covered, but there are several clues about the upcoming model and design. For instance, it seems that the Canyon undergoes upgraded suspension, sharing similarities with Chevrolet Colorado Z2R.
Although rumor has it that the Canyon has its AT4 trims, the upgrade on the offroad elements go beyond that, so it’s not the typical or the usual AT4 design. This is probably why the new Canyon for the offroad setting is referred to as the AT4X because the manufacturer has taken it to the new (extreme) level.
From the look of it, it seems that the AT4 Canyon has (disguised) DSSV shocks. The stance is pretty high too. It provides insight and hit that lift kit (factory installed type) would be available. It comes matching with the all-terrain Goodyear Wrangler of 17 inch wheels. It’s said that the 2023 model Canyon would be constructed on the body on frame midsize 31XX-3 platform, which is GM’s enhanced GMT-31XX version. The platform is believed to have better quality for both offroad and onroad condition.
Although the Canyon will remain boxy, it should be more pronounced and confident. There would be LED lights with wider fender flares and intricate door design. People say that some of the styling are similar to the prototypes of GMC Sierra HD 2023 model, so if you are curious about the exterior look, you know the inspiration.
(Possible) Power and Performance
What about the engine arrangement? It’s possible that the new 2023 GMC Canyon would be coming with LB3 inline-four unit with 2.7 liter capacity, able to churn 310 hp and 348 Nm of torque. Unfortunately, it’s likely that there won’t be any diesel option. Not to mention that the hybrid power may be absent from the line too. In short, the company hasn’t said anything about the availability of diesel engine as well as hybrid powertrain.
Price and Release Date
There is no information about the price as well as the release date. But considering that 2021 Canyon starts from around $26,800, we should expect similar price range. The overall price tag shouldn’t be too far from it. As the trim goes up, it’s possible that the price will hike up too. And what about the price tag for the AT4X? That information hasn’t been released on revealed up until now.
On the safer side, let’s wait for the manufacturer to finally provide official announcement about this new line. Hopefully, the 2023 GMC Canyon would be as good as expected – or promised.