2023 GMC Canyon Teased In Off-Road Focused AT4X Guise, Will Debut This Summer

2023 GMC Canyon Teased In Off-Road Focused AT4X Guise, Will Debut This Summer

GMC has provided the first glimpse of the 2023 Canyon, ahead of its debut this summer.

Redesigned for the first time in nearly a decade, the next-generation mid-size truck will feature a muscular design, a modern interior, and an all-new AT4X trim.

The latter can be seen in the teaser image and it will follow in the footsteps of the 2022 Sierra AT4X, which features a dark nickel grille and 18-inch aluminum wheels with a gloss black finish. The Sierra AT4X also boasts high-end amenities such as massaging front seats, Vanta ash wood trim, and a microsuede headliner.

However, it’s not a luxury truck as the Sierra AT4X is off-road focused and features Multimatic DSSV spool-valve dampers as well as unique springs that give the model an additional 1-2 inches (25-50 mm) of suspension travel. Other highlights include front and rear e-locking differentials, upgraded underbody protection, and a Terrain mode that allows for one-pedal off-road driving.

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It remains unclear how many of the upgrades will carryover to the Canyon AT4X, but GMC noted the teaser image provides a glimpse of the truck’s rock rails and 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels that are wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires. We can also see pronounced front fenders, chiseled bodywork, and a flatter beltline. GMC added the Canyon AT4X will set a “new standard in advanced off-road performance” and noted the trim combines “serious capability” with “uncompromising refinements.”

While there isn’t much else to see, previous spy photos have shown the truck will feature a more curvaceous front end with a prominent grille that is flanked by slender headlights. The model could also receive a MultiPro tailgate, like the larger Sierra and Hummer EV.

Inside, drivers will find a modern cockpit that sports a new steering wheel and a freestanding infotainment system. The truck is also slated to adopt higher quality materials, modern switchgear, and more advanced driver assistance systems.

The outgoing Canyon is offered with three different engines, but previous reports have suggested the lineup will be consolidated and consist of a single turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder. That remains to be seen, but the engine produces 310 hp (231 kW / 314 PS) and 430 lb-ft (571 Nm) of torque in the Sierra. That’s a huge improvement over the current 2.5-liter four-cylinder, while also besting the optional 3.6-liter V6 which develops 308 hp (230 kW / 312 PS) and 275 lb-ft (373 Nm) of torque.

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