General Motors has been testing prototypes of the new-generation 2023 GMC Canyon. A camouflaged test vehicle has been recently spotted.
It is the first time when spies see the testing of the all-new Canyon. Tests of its cousin – next-gen Chevy Colorado are also underway.
Judging by spy photos, the 2023 Canyon will feature more aggressive body surface compared to the outgoing model, meaning bolder fender flares, more complicated sheetmetal treatment on the doors, and upright, stumpy front fascia.
The 2023 GMC Canyon will ride on the 31XX-2 platform which is a revision of the currently used body-on-frame architecture of General Motors.
Expect the next GMC Canyon to bring all-new exterior, interior and powertrain comprising a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder gasoline turbo engine – the same as the Sierra 1500 uses now, in pair with GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission. That engine delivers 310 hp and 348 pound-feet of torque.
The manufacturer will revise the engine lineup for the 2023 Canyon. Its current 2.5L I4 Ecotec LCV 200-hp, 3.6L LGZ V6 308-hp and 2.8L Duramax LWN I4 185-hp engines will leave.
The pickup truck will adopt GM’s new Global B electrical architecture (VIP, Vehicle Intelligence Platform). It allows over-the-air updates to all systems, the newest infotainment and active safety technologies.
The company will go on building the GMC Canyon at its Wentzville plant in Missouri, along with the Chevrolet Colorado. In addition to North America and Mexico, the 2023 model will possibly reach the Middle East.
The current 2021 GMC Canyon costs between $26,400-44,700. Saying about its weak points, experts note fewer bed features than competitors, mediocre interior quality, and low safety score. We’ll see if the automaker fixes these shortcomings in the next Canyon.