We’ve covered the ins and outs of the mildly refreshed 2021 GMC Canyon in-depth here at GM Authority. However, we now have some new info previously unreported – new units of the pickup are already rolling off the line, as 2021 GMC Canyon production started last month.
According to our friends building the truck, the 2021 GMC Canyon started production on June 26th, 2020, alongside the mildly refreshed 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, making the two pickups the first U.S.-built 2021 model year GM vehicles to go into production. As with the previous model year, 2021 GMC Canyon production is taking place at the GM Wentzville facility located in Missouri.
Engine options include the 2.5L I4 LCV, the 3.6L V6 LGZ, and the turbodiesel 2.8L I-4 LWN Duramax engine. Similarly to the new Colorado, the 2021 GMC Canyon will have late availability for the LWN diesel engine.
The 2021 GMC Canyon brings with it a number of changes, updates and new features. For example, the trim level cadence has been completely revised, with the new Elevation Standard and Elevation occupying the lower rungs, and the AT4 arriving as a direct replacement for the All Terrain. The new trim cadence is now listed from base-model to range-topper as Elevation Standard, Elevation, AT4, and Denali.
There are also new color options, both inside and out, as well as revisions to the engine availability and a reshuffle for the packages. Check out our intel page for a complete breakdown of all the changes, updates, and new features.
With 2021 GMC Canyon production launching late in June, the mildly refreshed model is expected to start arriving at dealers within a month.
The current second-gen GMC Canyon will sunset around the 2023 model year, with an overhauled model built on a revised version of the GMT31XX platform set to follow. When it arrives, the next-gen Canyon will be powered by a single engine option, namely get a turbocharged 2.7L I-4 similar to the L3B.