The Revised 2023 Canyon Treads a Path Similar but Distinct to that of the Colorado
The Revised 2023 Canyon Treads a Path Similar but Distinct to that of the Colorado
Photo: GMC The 2023 GMC Canyon

Chevrolet unveiled its Colorado pickup just two weeks ago, which meant of course that GMC was sure to follow suit in short order with its near-twin of that truck, the Canyon.

Maybe not near-twin anymore, though. For the past few years, General Motors’ truck brand has been making efforts to distinguish its models from those made by Chevrolet and re-mold its lineup into one that offers more defined styles. It is also translating into healthy sales results, which means the strategy is working.

That said, the GMC Canyon's structure is the same as the Colorado’s, as are its mechanics. For more details on those, you can check out our report on the unveiling of the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado.

The Revised 2023 Canyon Treads a Path Similar but Distinct to that of the Colorado
Photo: GMC 2023 GMC Canyon Denali

Here are the main features of this new generation of the GMC Canyon:

The versions
GMC is announcing four versions: Elevation, AT4, Denali and AT4X. The last of those is new for the new generation, and essentially it’s the GMC version of the Colorado ZR2, the ultimate off-roader in the Chevy lineup.

What seems to be missing at the moment are the base models. Usually, GMC offers SLE and SLT variants. What leads us to believe those are missing is that the technical file we were provided about the model talks about “preliminary” model specifications. There, only one version of the 2.7L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is mentioned, which is the most powerful (310 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque). With the Chevrolet Colorado, however, less-powerful versions are available in the base model. An 8-speed automatic transmission is paired with this turbo engine, by the way.

One thing to keep in mind about this Colorado lineup is that it could be joined by other players when the model makes its debut in the spring of 2023 (production is scheduled to begin early next year).

The Revised 2023 Canyon Treads a Path Similar but Distinct to that of the Colorado
Photo: GMC 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X, front

Style
As for the styling of each model, there are distinctions from one to the other, notably with specific signatures: abundant chrome with the Denali versions, black with the Elevation, extreme off-road styling with the AT4 and AT4X variants. GMC put a lot of emphasis on the latter in its press release, as it's the star of the range.

AT4X
This one comes at the top of the hierarchy and is fully equipped with, for example, a head-up display, premium audio system, 10 cameras including one under the vehicle, wireless access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps – in short, the whole package.

There’s more. The model gets 33-inch wheels thought for off-roading, Multimatic shocks and differentials that can be locked, as well as a Baja driving mode specifically set for high-speed off-roading. And at low speeds, you'll be able to tackle the most hostile terrain thanks to a 36.9-degree angle of attack in the front.

The Revised 2023 Canyon Treads a Path Similar but Distinct to that of the Colorado
Photo: GMC 2023 GMC Canyon AT4, interior

Still more…
Inside, each model will also be distinct. Obviously, the higher up the ladder you go, the more equipment you'll find. The multimedia system screen, for example, is 8 inches diagonally with the Elevation and AT4 models, and 11 inches with the Denali and AT4X models. Also note the introduction of a waterproof storage compartment in the box, standard on all models except the Elevation version.

Also, like the Chevrolet Colorado, the lineup is simplified with a cab (crew) and box (short) configuration.

For the rest we’ll know a lot more once we get behind the wheel of the new GMC Canyon. Also to watch out for is the possible arrival of more stripped-down variants with less powerful versions of the 2.7L turbo 4-cylinder.

The Revised 2023 Canyon Treads a Path Similar but Distinct to that of the Colorado
Photo: GMC 2023 GMC Canyon AT4, bed, tailgate

TECH NEWS RELATED

Robotaxi Developer Pony AI Is Coming to Arizona

The Tucson area is embarking on Level 4 testing, with safety drivers behind the wheel.

View more: Robotaxi Developer Pony AI Is Coming to Arizona

FIFA 23 Game to be available from September 30: Midnight Physical launch to take place in Mumbai today

Fans will have a reason to rejoice as the FIFA 23 will be available in India from tomorrow (30th September). This football franchise has a tone of duality to it and it has already been confirmed that this one is the last game under the EA Sports banner to ...

View more: FIFA 23 Game to be available from September 30: Midnight Physical launch to take place in Mumbai today

Sonos Sub Mini review

Extra bass that won't annoy the neighbors

View more: Sonos Sub Mini review

Autoline Daily 2022: Top Industry News for Sept. 29

Porsche IPO Off to Strong Start; GM Using New Battery Tech; Citroen Oli is Wild Lightweight EV Concept

View more: Autoline Daily 2022: Top Industry News for Sept. 29

New 2023 Hyundai Kona expected with a range of over 300 miles

The new Kona will arrive next year, featuring a 300-mile electric range and a hybrid option

View more: New 2023 Hyundai Kona expected with a range of over 300 miles

Google Stadia Is Shutting Down On January 18, 2023

Google is pulling the plug on its cloud-gaming service next year.

View more: Google Stadia Is Shutting Down On January 18, 2023

Mercedes EQS SUV review

"The Mercedes EQS SUV is a worthy technological flagship, but all that kit doesn’t come cheap"

View more: Mercedes EQS SUV review

2023 Ram 2500 Rebel Goes Off-Road With Available Diesel Engine

Photo: Stellantis Heavy-duty truck week continues. Following the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD on Monday and the 2023 Ford Super Duty on Tuesday, it’s now Ram’s turn to shake the Earth with a new model that fills a key void in its Heavy Duty lineup. The 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy ...

View more: 2023 Ram 2500 Rebel Goes Off-Road With Available Diesel Engine

Porsche Ignites Blockbuster IPO, Defying Market Turmoil

Despot’s Game: Dystopian Army Builder brings en-masse battles to Xbox and PC

Toyota global vehicle output rises 44.3% in Aug to record for month

Intel's Unison App Lets You Send Text Messages And More From PC

Spotify on Fitbit: How to download the app and play music on your smartwatch

Pokemon Go Evolving Stars Event Features Cosmoem

How to get the G.O.A.T. skin in Fortnite

Video: 2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV: Review

2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV Review: A Taller, Better Take on the EQS Sedan

Toyota, Lexus Offer 10 Years of Connected Services on Some Models

Mercedes releases plug-in hybrid variants of the GLC

Citroën presents the ‘Oli’ family concept car

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News