The 2021 GMC Canyon, as well as its Bow Tie-brand counterpart, the Chevrolet Colorado, are both set to receive updates to their respective front fascias as part of the upcoming model year changeover. We previously covered these changes back in July, but now we have a fresh set of spy shots that preview the styling changes headed down the pipeline.
Unlike the relatively blurry shots seen in July, these new spy photos are much clearer, providing us with a better picture of the 2021 GMC Canyon and its respective styling updates. This particular model appears to be in the Crew Cab / Short Box configuration, and wears the standard six-spoke 16-inch wheels.
The most important details are up front, where the nose is heavily camouflaged by the usual black-and-white covering. Once again, we find the 2021 GMC Canyon will offer a new single-piece grille section, with rectangular intake slats that stretch from the bottom of the hood to the top of the lower bumper section.
The look is wider and taller than that of the current model, lending the 2021 GMC Canyon a more upright style that will undoubtedly bring the future GMC Canyon in line with stablemates like the 2020 GMC Sierra HD and 2019 GMC Sierra 1500.
The rest of the vehicle is unchanged, as expected per our report in August.
As a reminder, the 2021 GMC Canyon won’t receive a mid-cycle enhancement, as GM Authority was first to report back in July. Rather, the small styling changes previewed here will keep the truck going until a complete overhaul is performed later on.
The 2021 GMC Canyon will debut some time in the second half of 2020 for the 2021 model year, ahead of an all-new truck set to arrive for the 2023 model year. The all-new Chevrolet Colorado will drop around the same time, and both will be based on the 31XX-2 platform, which is essentially an updated version of the GM 31XX platform used currently.