The 2022 GMC Canyon is the eighth model year of the second-generation pickup nameplate, introducing just a few small changes over the lightly updated 2021 model year. Critically, the 2022 GMC Canyon was one of several GMC models affected by the global microchip shortage, resulting in availability issues for the pickup’s heated and ventilated seat features. Now, GM Authority has learned that GM has resolved those specific availability issues for the GMC Canyon.
Starting with units produced on or after February 21st, the Heated front seats (RPO code KA1), Ventilated driver seat (RPO code KU1), and Ventilated front passenger seat (RPO code KU3) features are no longer under constraint for the 2022 GMC Canyon. Some units of the 2022 GMC Canyon built between November 15th, 2021 and February 20th, 2022 did not include these features as a result of the microchip shortage.
Heated front seats (RPO code KA1) are offered as optional on the 2022 GMC Canyon Elevation trim level, and are included and only available with the Elevation Premium Package (RPO code PEH). Heated front seats are standard on AT4 and Denali trim levels. Meanwhile, Ventilated driver seat (RPO code KU1) and Ventilated front passenger seat (RPO code KU3) are included as standard on the Denali trim level.
Compared to the preceding 2021 model year, the 2022 GMC Canyon introduces the Denali Black Edition Package, which includes 20-inch wheels, Black 5-inch assist steps, a Black Chrome exhaust tip, and all-weather floor mats.
Engine options in the 2022 GMC Canyon include the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGZ gasoline engine, rated at 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque and connecting to the GM 8-speed automatic transmission, and the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque and connecting to the GM six-speed automatic transmission. As GM Authority covered previously, the Canyon is no longer available with the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine.