The 2023 GMC Canyon introduces a brand-new third generation for the midsize pickup nameplate, ushering in a long list of updates and changes. Now, we’ve once again spotted the 2023 GMC Canyon out testing.
GM Authority previously caught a 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X prototype wearing minimal covering, and now, we’re once again getting a gander at the pickup’s exterior bits, as covered in thin black-and-white camouflage.
Back to the Canyon. Up front, we see a set of production headlights, which, while covered by black-and-white camo, still give us a pretty good idea what the overall design will be. As seen here, the fascia will incorporate a two-tiered lighting design, with signature lighting elements up top, and the primary forward lighting units mounted lower in front fascia. Also notable is the high-clearance bumper design.
In the corners, this 2023 GMC Canyon prototype is running a set of 18-inch wheels wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT tires, sized at 265/65R18. The 18-inch wheels stand in contrast to the simple steel wheels seen on the AT4X prototype spotted previously. Wheel sizing is expected to range between 17 and 20 inches in diameter.
In addition to a completely new exterior design, the next-gen 2023 GMC Canyon will also feature a completely overhauled interior, the layout of which will take after the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, as previewed in GM Authority spy photos captured earlier this year. Under the hood, the Canyon will feature just a single powertrain, namely the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. When equipped by the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, the 2.7L I4 L3B is rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.
Under the skin, the 2023 GMC Canyon will ride on an updated version of the GMT31XX platform, dubbed internally as 31XX-2. The truck will also feature the GM Global B electrical architecture. Vehicle production will take place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.