GM Authority spy photographers spotted yet another 2023 GMC Canyon prototype this week, which gave us the first photos of the pickup wearing skin-tight black and white camouflage. While these photos give us our best look yet at the next-generation Canyon’s entire exterior, there was something particularly interesting about the test vehicle’s rear end.
Based on the outline of the camouflage on the tailgate, it seems as though this 2023 GMC Canyon prototype could be rocking a MultiPro tailgate. This could simply be an optical illusion caused by seams in the camouflage vinyl wrap, although it’s not far-fetched to think GM will expand the MultiPro and Mutli-Flex tailgate design to its next-generation mid-size trucks.
The MultiPro tailgate is a multi-position tailgate that can be configured in six different ways, allowing it to be used as a load stop or a workbench, among more. It’s currently offered on the GMC Sierra lineup of full-size pickup trucks, as well as on the GMC Hummer EV Pickup.
In addition to the revised exterior styling visible in these photos, the 2023 GMC Canyon will also introduce 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. It will offer just a single powertrain option: GM’s turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which produces 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque in the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500. The pickup will ride on an updated version of the GMT31XX platform that underpins the current GMC Canyon, referred to by GM internally as 31XX-2.
Production of the 2023 GMC Canyon will take place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri. It will make its official debut in the near future before entering production late this year, or in early 2024.