GM will cease production of the current-generation GMC Canyon later this year as it prepares to shift production to the next-generation model in early 2023. As part of this gradual production wind-down, the automaker stopped taking orders for the 2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab, leaving the Crew Cab as the sole body style available to order for the remainder of the year.
The GMC Canyon Extended Cab was offered in conjunction with the base Canyon Elevation Standard and Canyon Elevation trim levels only, leaving out the popular Denali and AT4 trim levels. This change means the GMC Canyon will be available with a Crew Cab and either a standard 5.5-foot box or a longer 6.1-foot box. The majority of GMC Canyon buyers are looking for a four-door truck, so this change is unlikely to hurt Canyon sales in the remaining six months of the year.
The only 2023 Canyon configuration we’ve seen GM test so far is the Crew Cab, Short Box variant. Given the level of demand for Crew Cab trucks, especially in more premium (and thus more profit-heavy) trucks, it’s unclear whether an extended cab will be offered in the next-gen Canyon. The Ford Ranger, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma are still offered in extended cab configurations, it’s worth noting, although similar to the current Canyon Extended Cab, these are not big sellers outside of fleets.
Production of the 2022 GMC Canyon was originally slated to end in October of this year, with orders for the 2022 model year halted in July. Sources familiar with the matter later indicated production of the 2022MY had been extended by two months, pushing the final production date to December 23rd, with the last order window set for the week of October 20th.
Production of the 2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab and Crew Cab takes place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.