GMC Introduces 2023 Canyon

Featuring a fully redesigned exterior with a standard factory lift and widened track across the lineup, a new suite of advanced technology and an all-new interior design, GMC has introduced the next-generation Canyon.

The 2023 model year Canyon also introduces the first-ever Canyon AT4X option to its lineup, the company said.

“GMC is flexing the might of our off-road muscle,” said GMC Global Vice President Duncan Aldred. “Canyon benefits from key learnings gained from our AT4 strategy to bring customers the most advanced off-road midsize truck.”

Inspired by the Canyon AT4 concept first introduced in 2021, the Canyon AT4X boasts a factory lifted, ultra-wide track to elevate the off-road performance and capability, GMC said. Canyon AT4X comes standard with 33-inch MT tires, Multimatic DSSV shocks, front and rear e-lockers, underbody skid plates and the AT4X-exclusive Baja drive mode.

The Canyon AT4X’s factory lift enables 10.7 inches of ground clearance standard and a 36.9-degree approach angle.

Within its interior, the Canyon AT4X features exclusive Obsidian Rush interior with Ceramic White accents, customizable 11.3-inch diagonal touchscreen infotainment system and an 11-inch diagonal fully digital instrument cluster. In addition, the AT4X includes a GMC-exclusive Head-Up Display and Bose seven-speaker audio entertainment system.

The Canyon AT4X will also be the only trim to offer the available Edition 1 package, which includes:

  • Front- and rear-facing underbody cameras with wash function
  • Off-road front bumper with safari bar
  • Front 30-inch off-road grille light bar
  • Winch by COMEUP
  • 17-inch beadlock capable wheels
  • Reconfigurable bed rail system
  • Performance front skid plate
  • Unique Edition 1 tailgate badge

The 2023 Canyon and Canyon AT4X were engineered to offer customers a premium off-road experience, the automaker said, and offers key features across its trim lineup that provide customers with optimized performance and rugged off-road capability. This includes:

  •  Standard with an off-road suspension package featuring an ultra-wide track and 2-inch factory lift for Elevation, AT4 and Denali trims and a standard 3-inch factory lift on AT4X.
  • 9.6 inches of ground clearance (10.7-inch ground clearance available on AT4X trim).
  • Multimatic DSSV Shocks
  • Off-road optimized 2.7-liter turbo engine with 430 lb-ft of torque (GM Estimated).
  • Enhanced Front and Rear Electronic Locking Differentials
  • Off-Road Performance Display: Real time metrics including g-force, altimeter, and pitch and roll stats.
  • Standard 32-inch large off-road tires (33-inch Mud Terrain tires on AT4X)

The Canyon has an available 10 camera view system, including HD Surround Vision and waterproof underbody cameras with camera washing system.

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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