2023 GMC Canyon Interior Spied For The First Time51
Last month, GM Authority brought you the very first (and exclusive) spy photos of the upcoming Chevy Colorado interior. Now, we have the first cabin photos of the Colorado’s corporate cousin, the GMC Canyon – which, like its Chevy relative, will also be all-new for the 2023 model year. Let’s dissect these 2023 GMC Canyon interior photos with a fine-toothed comb.
First, we must say that it was with extreme fortune that our spy managed to grab these shots, since the prototypes’ interiors are typically covered in camouflage. It’s also worth noting that we currently don’t know which trim level this prototype represents, but the wood trim on the driver’s door panel seems to indicate that this Is the range-topping GMC Canyon Denali trim level.
On to the center stack display. We see a landscape-oriented infotainment screen that seems similar to the horizontally-oriented unit used on the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500. However, the screen used on the 2023 GMC Canyon appears to be slightly narrower than the 13.4-inch unit used on the full-size Sierra. Even so, the Canyon does feature the same chrome-trimmed power and volume knob integrated into the left hand corner of the piano black display assembly.
Below the screen, we see a set of controls for the truck’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. These are split into two rows, with the first row featuring buttons for seat heating and ventilation, controls for the direction of cabin air, plus the requisite system On/Off button.
The second row of HVAC controls is bookended by two chrome-trimmed rotary dials with temperature readouts that control the driver and front passenger temperatures. The heated and vented seats, along with dual climate control settings further indicate that this is a high-end trim level.
Between these two knobs are controls for fan speed, auto vs. manual AC operation, defog, defrost, plus controls for cabin air recirculation and the A/C on/off switch.
The screen itself is showing Apple CarPlay being used as the primary pane (on the left), and an integrated Google Maps route guidance (on the right). Indeed, the 2023 GMC Canyon will feature an infotainment system with built-in and connected Google features, including maps, Google Assistant, live POI search, and more.
We also see a new steering wheel with a new set of buttons on the nine and three o’clock arms. It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary to imagine that the stitching on the inside of the rim will likely be offered in other colors beyond the black seen here. The silver paddle shifter-like element behind the three o-clock arm appears to be a control for either the volume or the favorites or next/previous track controls, and not a paddle shifter at all. Also note the vehicle start button hiding to the left of the driver’s side temperature control knob. Also note the absence of a column-mounted shifter, as that function will be handled by a new console-mounted shifter.
As a reminder, the GMC Canyon and 2023 Chevy Colorado midsize pickup trucks will be completely overhauled (redesigned and re-engineered), despite riding on the same general GMT 31XX platform used by the current models, though improvements to elements of the frame are expected. Beyond that, we expect an all-new exterior design, an all-new interior, and an all-new powertrain.
As GM Authority reported in 2020, the 2023 Chevy Colorado and 2023 GMC Canyon will be powered exclusively by the turbocharged 2.7L L3B gasoline engine. When used in the full-size Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickups, the L3B is rated at 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. However, the 2022 model year refresh of both full-size trucks will see that torque figure jump 20 percent to 420 pound-feet to 430 pound-feet thanks to a few key hardware updates. The power output will stay the same at 310 horses.
You can hear the unmistakable “turbo whistle” of the L3B in this video
It’s currently unclear what the exact output of the L3B will be in the 2023 Chevy Colorado and 2023 GMC Canyon, but we do know that the L3B will mate to GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission in the new trucks.
Meanwhile, the atmospheric 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine, the atmospheric 3.6L V6 LGZ gasoline engine, and the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax offered on the current trucks will not return for the 2023 model year.
The new trucks will also adopt GM’s Global B electrical vehicle architecture. Also known as Vehicle Intelligence Platform (VIP), the architecture will enable over-the-air software updates, the integration of various active safety features, and various other future-facing connectivity functions.
As GM Authority reported previously, both the 2023 Colorado and 2023 Canyon will offer a broad range of trim levels, from work truck to off-road variants in the form of the Colorado ZR2 and the first-ever Canyon AT4X.
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This looks great. Similar to the full-size trucks. I’m assuming that this system will be running the new Google system?
Google system? God I hope not! Volvo has started using that in about half the vehicles we have and it stinks. Especially when you can’t use Apple CarPlay with it. On top of that, in order to get any real benefit from the system, you MUST open a Google account and tie everything you have to it. No thanks.
That right there would have me walking out the door. A Google account to use the features I have already in other vehicles, without that nonsense.
I have a Google account so I can set up play lists in YouTube, and nothing more.
@ Dan Berning
You are right the google system sucks big time. The fact if it has that system in it you can’t even use apple CarPlay would make me walk. I don’t like or trust everything google wants you to connect I feel their encryption sucks.
it’s Android Automotive OS
It’s open source and very friendly to 3rd party developers. So you will see more apps be available to install on the built in vehicle OS.
Also yes it will have Car Play functionality.
You do not need to use your google account for much if anything in this OS.
Ah and Alex on Autos reviewed the system GM uses and said it is leaps and bounds better than the mess Volvo is doing.
That’s the thing I don’t want a google account.
MEH: I’ll readily admit that I know nothing about what GM is using (if Google/android based, etc). I know my 2020 CT4 didn’t seem to be android or Google based and I liked it fine. The Volvo I have now is not the Google system, and I’m super thankful for that. When you say GM’s is leaps and bounds better than the mess Volvo is doing, let’s just hope so. Even though I work at a Volvo store, I will not buy/lease anything with the Google system and especially if it won’t support my Apple CarPlay.
As for the apps? Who cares? It’s a stupid car. Can’t we just get in a car and drive and not have to be all wrapped up in what apps we can or can’t have? Seriously?
“As for the apps? Who cares? It’s a stupid car. Can’t we just get in a car and drive and not have to be all wrapped up in what apps we can or can’t have? Seriously?”
^^^ This! ^^^
I am elderly, but still quite the techie I have been my entire life. Yet, beyond – say – local weather forecasts, I can’t see what all this excitement is about with apps. My van came with a host of services from Sirius/Guardian, and a one year subscription. The few times I mashed on the button to get some human help, it was worse than useless. The Gas Buddy App? Used it a time or two, then forgot about it. Other apps require a 4G connection, and at the prices asked for the air time? No thanks.
What apps does a person even need besides navigation? As far as music or audiobooks like audible they just play through your phone on either Bluetooth or if you have it plugged into the USB-A or USB-C plug.
The one that astounds me: there is an app for shopping that came with my van.
A sincere question for those reading this that have found such an app in your radio: have you used it? More than once? Does it offer something that – from my child-of-the-50s perspective – I am not seeing? Thanks in advance.
Lol what’s it do tell you where the closest mall is?
Yes, whatever happened to just driving?
Spoken like a true uneducated apple fan boy. It will support you lr iPhone, don’t get your white panties in a bunch…
Someone has an iPhone so that means they are a apple fan boy got it lol. Commonsense tells me you are just a hater who can’t afford new phones no matter apple or Samsung I’m willing to bet you’re broke.
I have disliked the iphone since it’s introduction. Android is so much more user friendly. Now as for the vehicle one only needs basic apps such as navigation and weather. The rest can operate by Bluetooth regardless the phone. No matter your financial status.
It’s bad enough your phone tracks your every movement while in your vehicle, I don’t need a stranger or a family member to google me and do the same through that account; if they’re able to do that.
I don’t see a shift stalk on the column, so hopefully they go with shifter buttons, a console shifter needs to die as it takes up way too much space. It is a smaller cabin, the added console room would be much appreciated.
Otherwise not sure what to think. I see it will have more tech which is good. Just give it adaptive cruise for the lower levels and don’t make it too car like. It needs to be easy to use and durable.
The Colorado spy pics show a column shifter. Not sure if that means anything. The new electronic shifter could be a GMC differentiator.
Likely push button on canyon ALT and Denali trims, possibly on the Colorado if they make a high country trim, but standard column shifter.
No v6 Option? Sorry I lost any interest in this truck. I doubt a turbo 4 cylinder that constantly tows any weight will last a 100000 miles. There’s a reason they won’t warranty it past 60000 miles.
Not many people are constantly towing in a mid size truck.
Not many people driving trucks of any size are towing much ever. Having a truck is the “In” thing. Too bad, because it’s driven the prices up for the farmers, ranchers, construction workers and those who actually need and use a truck for a truck.
You need to be doing research on the 2.7 and how it’s holding up in the full size trucks (I’ll give you a teaser: It’s doing well) before you blast out an opinion like that. I love the V6 also, but we know this new 4 cylinder will make anywhere from 360 – 430 ft-lbs of torque. That and the fact that FS owners have good thing to say about it means I will gladly take the extra 100+ lbs of torque.
I see cylinder count is an issue with you. So when Ram HD’s I-6 has to daily pull its own 8K lbs weight and tow over 35K lbs it is not an issue there?
The L3B is now rated up 14k GCW. The engine will be upgraded with a number of parts that are built like they were going into a Turbo Diesel. Even pulling 5k every day, it should be just fine.
V6 turbo would be a blast…
That looks very promising. Finally a GM Truck with a nice Steering Wheel.
Looking good so far. I’m in high doubt about the 2.7T being the only engine offered especially considering it’s noisy nature and it’s dismal mileage ratings in the full size line. Perhaps a lower output version tuned for better MPG should be standard with the high torque one offered on performance models or higher trim levels.
I like the idea of offering two tune levels. It certainly doesn’t offer dismal mpg, outside of the 3.0 that 2.7 is showing the best overall mpg compared to any of the other engine offerings.
Looks super cheap to me way to much plastic
Show us a vehicle that isn’t too much plastic!
Bugatti, Ferrari, the corvette the ford gt, rolls Royce, I can name more but I figured you would get the point!
Needs a bigger screen!
when will these and the Collies be released for 2023?
Neither the Colorado or Canyon will have a column shifter. They don’t now and won’t have one going forward. The only difference regarding shifting between the chevy and GMC is the Chevy might have a regular console shifter like they both have now and the GMC is electronic. However I bet they both will have electronic shifters as there is no reason to have both.
When they show the interior of the colorado on this site they had a picture of the Silverado new dash that shows the option for a column shifter. Which will probably be available if you get the bench seat up front.
The proportions of this truck look so great! Glad to see GM is giving it an interior it deserves. This will be hands down the best vehicle in its class when it launches.
Looks great, loving the new steering wheel design. The only thing that was not modernized on the mid size trucks. As for the 2 main complaints about android automotive, I don’t worry much, or I may after all.
For those saying volvos new ui currently sucks; no carplay support, lack of apps, ui design, etc. Remember the great thing about Android automotive os is ota updates, and the gooplgle play store. Sure the ui may suck on some vehicles, but atleast they can overhaul the ui if they want with a future update similar to phones, unlike current systems. Good thing GM is keeping Android auto and carplay on release, unlike volvo(update is coming). As for apps, we’ll surely get more and more apps as soon as more manufacturers release their vehicles. I’m not someone who cares much about my privacy, but understand how some may be against google. The only thing that does worry me is that you need an on star membership to use most of GMs Android automotive features. I’m no entirely sure how this works, is there an option to use my phone as a hot spot?
There is an opportunity in the small pickup segment to jump up with a better interior. Most of the current offerings are pretty drab. They need to offer all the features for trims available from other vendors. The 2.7 will be a killer app on this class. Just sweat the other details
It ain’t gonna happen, but hoping for SCSB version.
Anyone know if the 10AT an improved design from the 8AT? Did GM fix the design issue that caused the shutter and hard shifting in the 8, cuz that transmission was trash?
Yes and Yes, the new fluid basically fixed that shudder in the 8 Speed, the only real thing with the 8 speed is the first cold 1-2 shift.
There was no “Design Issue” with the 8 speed. There was a run of incorrect fluids that caused a shudder that was usually fixed with new fluid, sometimes (like 10% of the time) the torque converter failed and very few needed a full transmission replacement. With the new fluid it was a good transmission, it had its quirks but so did many other transmissions like the 6 speed. It wasn’t bad let alone trash, it was pretty good just could use a little more fine tunning. It was better than how Ford tuned their 10 speed…
Please stop spreading false information if you don’t know what you are talking about, thanks!
Its’s a bit different but looks good. It’s about time the little trucks get some GM attention to be competitive in the interior space.
JMO, let’s not complain too much about the interior materials as that will raise the cost of the trucks to satisfy a small amount of some people. Geez, it’s-a-truck… My kids and dogs don’t give a hoot what their sitting on or the material of the doors when they plug the cell phone in to listen to some crap… Or… hey dad, these seats are too cheap for my dirty football practice gear to sit on… Raise your hand if your wife tells you, let’s take the truck over my comfy SUV or CUV…not.
Anyway, GM is making headway.
It is a sad day own the turbo diesel best truck ever owned mileage and power unbelievable the price was steep but mileage offset in 40,000 miles looking forward to the next 160,000 miles
Totally agree. While the new 2.7 might have some pretty good looking torque numbers, I still don’t think it will match the diesel for mileage and longevity. Just my 2 cent’s worth.
I waited years, hanging on to my 2002 Trailblazer LTZ, for GM to finally build a midsize truck with some decent options and the Duramax in it. Now they have put together what looks like some nice upgraded packages but no diesel? I already have too much experience with 4 cylinder turbo vehicles and my living at 5000 feet altitude. My company car is a Ford Ranger and the 4 cylinder just doesn’t quite cut it if you’re towing or hauling a load. Guess I’ll be looking at the Ram full size ecodiesel. Bummer, I really wanted a gM vehicle.
Why not buy the current version? It has the turbo diesel, is well reviewed and the top of its class and you are looking for descent options which this truck has more than descent options on. What more do you want? Sounds like an excuse to me, I mean you drive a 2002 Trailblazer, this new truck will be a huge step up; not to mention has been around a few years so the bugs are well worked out for the most part or easily identified…
We need, and I know how silly this sounds, the multi-zone climate control. Not offered in the current version.
Steering wheels are different in the photos, I don’t like the wheel controls, feels cheap in my 21 Chevy. My 2018 equinox doesn’t have and doesn’t cry cheap. Let’s move up the timing guys.
Nice looking truck even with the cameo on it the interior looks so far so good 👍. Now everyone crying over the diesel being gone… Well consumers basically had a hand in GM dropping the diesel from the 2023 lineup because hardly anyone bought the diesel and while I will miss the 3.6 liter V6 the turbo 4 will have more power and probably better fuel mileage… The 3.6 V6 in my wife’s Enclave even in FWD mode drinks gas pretty fast… But I still think GM should offer a second engine though.