Both models are slated to introduce only a handful of small changes and updates over the current 2021 model year vehicles. Additionally, the 2022 Chevy Colorado and 2022 GMC Canyon will likely be the final model year of the current-generation Colorado and Canyon nameplates before the arrival of the all-new generation for the 2023 model year.
GM Authority recently covered spy photos that capture the next-gen 2023 Chevy Colorado testing on public roads. Updates for the next-gen models include completely overhauled styling, including new cues for the Chevy Colorado that will give it a family resemblance to the recently leaked 2022 Silverado 1500 refresh.
Under the skin, the 2023 Chevy Colorado and 2023 GMC Canyon will ride on an updated version of the GMT-31XX body-on-frame architecture, appropriately dubbed 31XX-2. In addition to new exterior styling, the interior for both models will also be overhauled.
As for the powertrain, both models will be offered with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, the same powerplant currently offered in the Silverado 1500, rated at 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. The four-pot will mate to GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine, naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGZ, and 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax currently offered will not return for the 2023 model year. Finally, both trucks will adopt the Global B electrical architecture, enabling the latest in infotainment and active safety features.