The 2023 GMC Canyon will be making its debut in only a couple days, but what can buyers expect from the revamped Canyon especially as it aims to add new depth to GMC’s sales charts. Here’s three things that you can expect from the 2023 GMC Canyon
Canyon Will Have A Stronger Resemblance To Big Brother Sierra
With the price of full-size trucks like its corporate cousin the Sierra going up considerably over the past few years, the Canyon’s role in GMC’s sales machine will be more important than ever. As such, look for this Canyon to embrace more of the Sierra’s styling DNA. The lone teaser image GMC released a short while back only featured the AT4X Edition One but the front bumper, headlights, and even the basic shape of the reworked front end all point to the Canyon embracing more of its familial heritage.
The interior will also most likely do the same though the Canyon’s segment and price point will cause things to be not as flashy or luxurious as the Sierra. However look for a noticeable improvement in material quality and technology with both of those items rapidly becoming core must have items for the Canyon’s growing pool of customers. The Canyon will share its infotainment system technology with the 2023 Colorado which is good for owners that have come to enjoy GM’s recent crop of infotainment systems over the past few years.
One Size Fits All Performance For Canyon
The 2023 GMC Canyon will also follow the Colorado’s lead when it comes to completely rebooting its performance heritage. The engine lineup has been completely shuffled with the turbodiesel and the naturally aspirated V6 all being pitched for a 2.5 liter turbocharged four cylinder. We have to wait and see if GMC’s engineers managed to squeeze out more power, but in the event that they didn’t, look for the performance numbers to carryover from its Chevrolet sibling unchanged along with the transmission.
The one lone divergence that could emerge is between the AT4X and the ZR2. Both the Canyon AT4X and the Colorado ZR2 are designed to slay the nearest off-road trail but GMC has always made a point to market the AT4 lineup differently from the ZR2 models and perhaps these differences will extend to potential technology and styling tweaks that would be exclusive to the AT4 and the AT4X. If so, it would help enhance the GMC’s luster while also giving customers a reason to go to a GMC showroom instead of a rival or even corporate sibling Chevrolet.
When Can I Buy One?
GMC will be unveiling the full 2023 GMC Canyon lineup on August 11th. In the meantime, the brand released a new teaser video that doesn’t reveal anything new on the truck itself, but encourages viewers to try and find nowhere. That could be a sly way of referencing the truck’s capabilities, but we’ll have to wait a bit longer to get the full truth.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.