The upcoming 2023 GMC Canyon is set to introduce a fresh third generation, revealing a brand-new exterior, among several other changes and updates. One of the more notable features for the revised exterior will be new headlights, as recently spied on this prototype model.
As GM Authority covered previously, our spy photographers recently caught the 2023 GMC Canyon testing in prototype form out on public roads, giving us an early sneak peek at the next-gen pickup’s fascia.
Of course, this prototype is covered in the usual camouflage, with heavy black covers for the front end. However, the images still give us a rough idea what the production headlights for the 2023 GMC Canyon will look like.
That includes new LED signatures, which appear to have a more complex shape than GMC’s traditional truck LEDs. Between the signature LED bits are solid forward lighting lamps, which are pushed to the sides of the new front fascia.
The exterior design of the 2023 GMC Canyon, as well as its Chevy-branded counterpart, the 2023 Colorado, are both shaping to be solid improvements over the current-generation models. As GM Authority covered previously, the 2023 GMC Canyon will also feature a brand-new interior highlighted by a new steering wheel design. Check out our previous coverage for a closer look at what the new steering wheel will look like.
Additionally, the powertrain lineup will also be new with the 2023 GMC Canyon. As GM Authority reported in 2020, the 2023 Canyon will cradle the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which will be the exclusive engine option for the next-gen pickup. Output figures have yet to be revealed, but under the hood of the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra, the L3B produces 310 horsepower and an uprated 430 pound-feet of torque. The GM 10-speed automatic will be on hand to harness output.
The 2023 GMC Canyon truck will also feature GM’s latest Global B electronic architecture, while the lineup will introduce the first-ever GMC Canyon AT4X, a more capable off-roader trim level.