The 2020 GMC Canyon represents the sixth model year of the current, second-generation midsizer. Sales of Big Red’s smallest pickup have been relatively steady since launch, hovering around the 30,000 units per year mark. And now, the 2020 model gets a few minor changes, which we will outline here.
Two lineup-level changes take place for the 2020 GMC Canyon. The first involves the discontinuation of the All Terrain model in the Extended Cab, Long Bed configuration. As such, the Canyon All Terrain continues to be available as a Crew Cab.
The second is the discontinuation of the 2WD Long Box model. But worry not, the Long Box configuration is still available in conjunction with 4WD models, including the SLE, SLT, All Terrain, and Denali models.
Other than that, the trim level structure remains the same as for the 2020 model year.
Two changes are made to the exterior of the 2020 GMC Canyon. The first is the addition of Carbon Black Metallic to the exterior color palette, while the second is the addition of a remote locking tailgate as part of the Convenience Package. Available only on the Canyon trim level, the package also includes:
- Remote Keyless Entry
- Electronic cruise control
- Rear window electric defogger
- Theft-deterrent system
- EZ-Lift tailgate
Inside, the 2020 GMC Canyon gets a few new features, including a new audio system with navigation and an 8-inch screen. The new system is a next-gen system that replaces the last-generation unit. It is available on SLE, All Terrain and SLT, while being standard on the Canyon Denali.
Two last items round out the changes to the 2020 GMC Canyon. The first is the addition of Tire Fill Alert as standard feature on all trim levels.
The second is the introduction of the Canyon California Elevation Special Edition package. The dealer-installed package includes the Black GMC Emblem, All-weather floor liners, Black 3-inch assist steps with round step bars, plus Front and Rear splash guards. The package is available only for dealers located in California and is available only in conjunction with the Elevation Edition models on the SLE trim level.
And that rounds out what’s new and different for the 2020 GMC Canyon.
We expect the current Canyon to receive a reworked fascia for the 2021 model year, as well as introduce the Canyon AT4 model as a much-improved offering to replace the Canyon All Terrain. Besides those updates, changes for the 2021 model year should be relatively minor, as GM Authority was first to report.
Meanwhile, the 2023 model year should see the introduction of an all-new, completely-redesigned, third-generation GMC Canyon on an updated platform called 31XX-2.