Earlier this week, GM Authority brought you the very first spy shots of the upcoming 2023 GMC Canyon, with one of those photos showing a glimpse of the interior. Though the sub-optimal angle of the photo colluded with the interior camouflage to (seemingly) prevent us from getting a really good look at the overhauled midsize pickup’s interior, we still got a healthy glimpse of the center stack.
In that photo, two items stand out from the rest: a prominent volume knob with a chrome finish positioned closer to the driver’s side of the center stack, along with what appears to be a decently-sized center screen that extends toward the front passenger.
Those paying particularly close attention to the latest GM news here at GM Authority may notice that those two elements bear a striking resemblance to those seen in the Canyon’s larger brother – the upcoming 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali that we spied earlier in May.
Looking at the the spy shots side-by-side, it seems that both GMC trucks will feature the same chrome-trimmed volume knob along with a relatively large, horizontally-oriented infotainment screen.
As a reminder, the GMC Sierra 1500 will get a much-anticipated refresh for the 2022 model year that will see the full-size pickup truck gain a new cockpit, revised exterior styling, and updates to the powertrain lineup. In addition, the Sierra Denali will likely feature a unique center stack compared to the rest of the lineup.
The GMC Canyon will be overhauled for the 2023 model year after the current, second-generation model runs its eight-year-long lifecycle. The revamped truck will ride on an updated version of GM’s current GMT-31XX midsize body-on-frame architecture, dubbed 31XX-2.
Specifically, the 2023 GMC Canyon will get an all-new exterior and interior, along with an all-new powerplant in the form of the turbocharged 2.7L I-4 L3B gasoline motor currently offered in the Sierra 1500. In that application, the boosted four-pot is rated at a robust 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission will handle shifting duty. The current model’s atmospheric 2.5L I-4 LCV and 3.6L V-6 LGZ, along with the 2.8L I-4 LWN turbo-diesel baby Duramax will not be offered.
Additionally, the 2023 GMC Canyon is expected to adopt GM’s new Global B electrical architecture – otherwise known as Vehicle Intelligence Platform, or VIP. Besides enabling over-the-air (OTA) updates for all vehicle systems, Global B also allows for the latest in infotainment and active safety technologies.
The 2023 GMC Canyon will be built at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri alongside its corporate cousin, the 2023 Chevy Colorado. GM has invested $1 billion into the facility specifically for the new midsize pickups.