2023 GMC Canyon Teased Ahead Of August 11th Reveal54
GM has released what will likely be the final official teaser image of the next-generation 2023 GMC Canyon before the mid-size pickup truck makes its official debut on August 11th.
This teaser image provides a glimpse of the new 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X model with the exclusive First Edition package. GM did not say what the First Edition package for the new Canyon AT4X will entail, however these limited-run launch models typically come fully loaded and with exclusive cosmetic features like different exterior and interior trim or upholstery. GM will begin accepting customer reservations for the new Canyon AT4X with the First Edition package immediately following the truck’s debut next week.
The automaker says the teaser image also provides a sneak peek of the next-generation Canyon’s “higher and wider stance,” which is factory lifted on the AT4X trim level for optimal off-road ground clearance. Spy shots taken by GM Authority photographers previously revealed this tougher new stance, which will be accentuated by aggressive exterior design cues such as a large grille with horizontal slats and narrow, horizontally-mounted LED headlamps. We also know the next-gen GMC Canyon will feature a rear CornerStep bumper and may also be offered with the automaker’s MultiPro tailgate.
In addition to a completely new exterior design, the next-generation 2023 GMC Canyon will also feature a brand-new interior design, with an overall layout that will take a nod from the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500. Like the recently unveiled 2023 Chevy Colorado, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine will reside under the hood and will be offered in multiple states of tune, while the new-generation GM 8L90 eight-speed automatic will be the sole transmission option. Under the skin will be an updated version of the current truck’s GMT31XX platform, while production will take place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.
GM Authority will have complete details on the 2023 GMC Canyon following its debut on August 11th. In the meantime, be sure to subscribe for more GMC Canyon news, GMC news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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Hey Sam – why are you still reporting that this will come with the 10 speed transmission?
Overall, I like the look. Anxious to see the full reveal.
Been wanting to see this one more than the new Colorado. Based on the pic above, and the last teaser we pretty much know what the Canyon AT4X looks like now (aside from the rear and the interior). Can’t wait to see the other trims.
they could not decide on painting the truck, black or white.
10 speed….are you sure on this one? I mean…it’s possible, but highly doubtful. I think we are going to see the 8 speed in this one as well, same as the Colorado. An engineer was quoted as saying there was no benefit in using the 10 over the new 8, and the 8 fit the torque curve the best.
I am glad to see them start lowering the headlights, it will benefit both the driver and those on the road allowing them to get shot out further down the road without blinging on coming traffic. Trucks have gotten so tall the headlights have to be angled down to meet regulations so they can’t reach as far as they should (or anywhere near a car), but this should certainly help.
Standard box, hopefully
Yeah, they are going to make that specific low selling configuration in the brand/model that sells even less. I want a CCLB as much as the next guy and because it isn’t available I won’t be buying another, but if they don’t do it for the higher volume Colorado they aren’t going to change the bed/frame for the lower volume selling Canyon.
i wish, but GM doesn’t want to give all its customers what they are asking for. they want to tell us what we need and what we can do to make what they are giving us work.
i’ve been told, to get a ladder rack if i want to carry a 6′ ladder around with me
The Majority of customers have been ordering this configuration of vehicle. GM has also telegraphed that they wanted to reduce complexity of manufacturing confutations for some time.
Just because the majority want it doesn’t mean there isn’t a market for it.
Might as well drop the standard box in the half tons too since the mom’s and accountants that other them get them with short boxes.
It’s stupid and those that accept just rob people of their options
Wow, that front grill looks fantastic. Out of the park. Much prefer this to the busy Colorado facia. 10 speed if accurate would be significant. If they’re going to differentiate it this much with a completely differentiate transmission from the Colorado, I’ll hang on to the slimmest of hope that they’ll also differentiate it with extended cab/6 ft box configuration. If not I’m going to the Ranger or Frontier. I can’t deal with the Crew cab tiny bed look. Reminds me of the Suburu Brat. Not in a good way. But A+ on the front end 👍
“I can’t deal with the Crew cab tiny bed look” – Why are you buying a truck based on looks? CUV’s look much better, maybe try one of those instead? A truck is a tool, who cares how it looks if it does what you need/want.
its not just the looks, theres no function to the 62″ bed, its useless to anyone that needs a truck for its intended purpose
If the only factor you care about in a truck is the length of the bed, get a Silverado. Oh that’s right, you have to have the short bed on that.
It seems you’re more apt to complain about what you can’t get versus actually buying a model when it was available.
I have an HD regular cab long bed for the real work. This would be a daily. I just like my trucks to look like trucks, and have a 6′ minimum box. Anything less isn’t really a truck.
Or actually buying what i need over settling for something i don’t need, I don’t need a full sized half ton, it’s a waste of a truck and a waste of money and gas but i do need a mid sized with a long box i have enough tools and I carry a 6′ ladder around with me for work in my current long box canyon.
So before you comment like that maybe you should be sure why someone is complaining in the first place.
Just depends on your intended purpose is.
I have carried in my CCSB a number of engines including a top fuel engine. Sheets of ply wood, 2×4’s and other wood products.
40 bags of multichannel, a number of 6 foot soap box derby cars with the related tools and canopy for a weekend of racing.
A number of bicycles. A kayak.
75” TV. Move a number of house hold items of furniture.
A space shuttle tire.
To be honest it has met nearly all my needs. The only thing I could not haul was two 12’ cedar boards. So I bought four six footers.
I am sure some need the extra few inches but if you need that much more that often you may really need a full size truck.
Being overly dramatic is not a way to react to this. Even as a SB owner I wish they had kept the long bed but they only have so much development money to spend in this class and they decided to spend it on a better chassis, better interior and other items we will learn about like sun roofs and other features many complained this truck was lacking.
This is not a big profit truck like the full size! Once it gets over $40k it is a tough sell and if you want to beat Toyota it needed to be better in a number of other areas.
Also we take for granted the power Toyota does not have vs this truck, we take for granted the 4 wheel disc brakes with 4 piston calibers while Toyota has drums rear and Ford and Toyota have only single piston front calipers.
The ZR is a real suspension upgrade with totally different suspension parts. Toyota they just off set the wheels differently.
One has to look at the big picture here and the economy and understand companies are now focusing on what sells more vs trying to please every single whim.
GM has viable full size offerings about the same price as the crew long bed or diesel trucks. Odds are the I6 is a much better engine than the 4 and the bed is of better service for this type of owner.
The Extra cab is much better as a human can sit there. The extra cab Colorado can only sear LT Dan after he lost his legs.
Exactly. The difference in bed sizes really isn’t that significant and it really isn’t that hard to adjust and haul all you want with the shorter bed.
If I had purchased the Canyon, I would have gotten the longer bed. But ultimately the larger truck just offered more for the same price and the Canyon couldn’t match the features on the Sierra. With this update, GM will likely change that. Maybe it’ll be more of a lifestyle truck but it’ll handle all tasks within reason very well.
Just getting old hearing the endless complaining from people who expect everything to be custom for them but then also expecting $10k off the price. Common sense is hugely lacking.
I will never have to worry about buying this vehicle… Tall people do NOT fit in a Canyon… I tried and it damn near killed me… I still have the steering wheel impressions in my nuts… lower dash imprints in my knees, and thankfully it had a sunroof sparing me from friction burns on the fabric of the roof. Need to be a contortionist to drive it.
So if it had a sunroof, then it was a first generation Canyon. I’m not saying the 2nd gen and this new 3rd gen will offer plenty of space for tall people, but they certainly offer more space than the 1st gens. I should know, as I had a crew cab 1st gen, and now a crew 2nd gen, and hoping to get a crew 3rd gen.
As for bed size. Honestly (to me) the long bed on the 2nd gen Colorado and Canyon just looks awkward. I don’t like it. Short bed looks correct. Go ahead a shame me for not buying a “real truck”, but I do use the bed fairly often. It works for hauling our ATV, or the dirtbike and whatever other truck duties that I use it for from time to time. Do I absolutely “NEED” to own a truck? We’ll maybe not, but if the same logic was applied to everyone then that means about 75% of other truck owners don’t need theirs either, and it sure is comes in handy when I do need that truck bed.
“The difference in bed sizes really isn’t that significant and it really isn’t that hard to adjust and haul all you want with the shorter bed.”
It is a foot, that is big for those of us that use it. We have/had both, it does make a big difference. I can’t fit my bike under the locked cover in the 5ft bed, in the 6ft I can fit two on road trips and have it safely stored. Lumber, ladders, anything I want to lock has a much better chance of fitting in the 6ft bed so I can lock it away or keep it out of the elements. Then I open the bed and I can fit the motorcycle in (a cruiser that won’t fit in the short bed), haul more bags of mulch, it just does make a bigger difference in a vehicle that drives and is quite a bit smaller than a full size.
I also go in the back country, the Silverado does ok, the smaller Canyon does even better. I don’t need the spacious crew cab of a full size nor the 10k towing as our boat is a little north of 5k loaded, same with the GTO. I like to buy what fits the needs, a midsize with the long bed and crew cab (for the nephews and occasional couple we take to the lake) works better.
Just because a short bed works for some, doesn’t mean it works for others and there have been plenty of times it, well, came up short and had to switch vehicles.
“I am sure some need the extra few inches but if you need that much more that often you may really need a full size truck.”
I don’t want to make a compromise with a wider, bigger, more expensive truck. I don’t need the full size, the mid size tows everything we have (5k+ boat and trailered GTO) and the bed swallows our bikes with the long bed on road trips (but the short bed won’t). Nor does it have the length for the occasional motorcycle in the bed, it has come up short on lumber and there are times that items we have bought just fit with the tonneau cover closed in the 6ft to keep it locked safe or out of the weather.
The crew cab is big enough to fit a couple of adults there to take to the lake or for a trip in the back country and plenty for the nephews while fitting more comfortably in both our garage and the one at work; which is unrealistically tight and has signs about over sized vehicles. This is one reason I may not spring for the long bed on a full size since I may be pushed in to that if I don’t go to the competition, but the extra length is always better and has proved beneficial more often than not compared to our short bed.
The midsize CCLB is perfect, and we enjoy our current Canyon, a full size is over kill and not ideal, but that is no longer an option. On top of that they took an inch out of the rear legroom which was already a little tight, so they are going the wrong way with it.
Oh well, have a few years before it is time to look again, so will see what the competition comes with. Maybe a next gen Silverado with the diesel could be in the cards.
Most understood my comment but the point was a little too complex for you. Crew cab with stubby useless bed not only makes it look less like a truck, it makes it a lot less usable as a truck. So you’ve got it backwards, if you want the gigantic mega XL super stretch cab with what barely passes for bed, you’re the one that should be looking for an SUV. And stop ruining trucks for the rest of us by demanding the SUV configuration lol.
Oh, so dramatic. You want a bed that’s 10 inches longer because it looks so much more like a truck and is so much more useful. Your statement is so ridiculous.
The difference in utility is so minuscule. If you need that 10 inches, drop the tailgate, you’ll actually get way more than 10 inches extra space. Oh wait, then the tailgate will hit the hitch that you have to keep in all the time yet never use. Without a hitch, it won’t look like a truck.
You’ve given me new perspective. I actually think it’s funny that my purchase of a new crew cab short box pisses you off because it gives GM more reason to drop the unicorn models you want. Thanks for the laugh.
I think you’re the one that’s pissed off because you’re starting to realize how ridiculous your CCSB looks 😂
I don’t know why you guys don’t just buy SUVs… same cargo space in the back as your Tonka truck bed but you can keep everything out of the rain!
Actually that ten inches are the difference for many shutting a garage door today.
Many houses have garages that are not very deep.
Mines bigger but it is more room for my hobby cars.
Look they are offering what sells. Not everyone needs a big bed to make of for their own personal short comings.
Interestingly, nobody was talking about “manhood” until you… Is there something you want to get off your chest? Personally, for a sport truck, a toy, I would prefer a 6-foot 6-inch box… for a work truck or a serious toy hauler, I would want the 8-foot box with a class 3 or 4 hitch, with the option to haul gooseneck trailers. People buy based on what their wants or needs are, non of my business if, for example, the GM Fan likes a pickup without a usable box. That’s his business…
All this b!tching is like a few fleas arguing over who owns the dog that they are on…
John, I know opinions don’t matter. Yours doesn’t, and neither does mine. But to my eye, the Colorado/Canyon crew cab with the long bed just look really awkward. I’ve had other people agree with me on that one, so it’s not just me. Now an extended cab with regular box, that looks OK.
Sorry for any hurt feelings. Not really.
How would 2 extra gears be significant?
Like the cat-eye lights.
Seems to be paying homage to the GMT-355s.
Really hope the new GMC doesn’t get those ugly square creases on the top of the front and rear wheel fenders/wells like the new 2023 Colorado.
you just know it will… they usually are clones of each other except for the grill and dash…
It looks like it has independent front suspension.
You don’t say? Did you think they were going solid front axle this day in age?
Well, so many posters do want to live in the past so maybe?
The colorado has always had independent front suspension except the zr2.
Everyone knows what it will look like- remove the Chevy logo and put in the gmc logo and that’s it.
Wrong on the exteriors. Interiors….sure.
The Colorado and Canyon have distinct personalities on the exterior. Front end isn’t remotely the same. The sides, while very similar have differences, and the rear-ends are also different because of the tail-lamps and the Chevy having a big “CHEVROLET” stamped in the gate. If you can’t get on board with that, well then lets just say that the Ford and the Taco also are exactly the same as well.
OK….wait, they have similar stances, are built on the same platform, have four wheels, and doors. You got me.
I used to like GMC, but lately their designs have been just awkward and try hards. Hopefully they’re turning around and making stuff that looks good like Chevy.
Where are the Electric for those us who dont want gas anymore?
Latest rumors say a 2025 or 2026 launch for electric midsize trucks from GM.
I’d much rater have a hybrid setup. That’s something I’d actually consider buying. I’m not ready for full EV yet, but GM has stated it’s all or nothing for them.
Will there be a Kenny Rogers and The First Edition package?
Yeah you know those 6′ short beds are so antiquated. The enlightened ones know that trucks are only used for an occasional gallon of paint at home depot. I can’t wait for the next gen trucks with a third row cab and 2 1/2′ box 😂
Just get it over with and buy a Blazer. That way your gallon of paint will be protected from the rain.
Sure hope for a 74″ box option. A 5ft box is just dumb. Can’t believe the Colorado has no option for it. Extremely disappointed and that alone is enough for me to look at a taco.
You should get the Tacoma.
It’s only a generation behind the current one.
Alex Luft , I hope you are passing along all the complaints people have with lack of choose on box length. Yes people use these trucks for family haulers but what were they thinking on limiting the box to 5 foot. Just limit it to 6 foot and most people would be happy. Family haulers wouldn’t even realize the difference but people that use it for work sure would appreciate the extra foot. Please keep us up to date on this subject. A bonus is the truck will look so much better, balance out!!
God I wish still had my 02 ranger with the 7 foot bed.A 5 foot bed is plain dumb on a truck.
Why did you sell it if a long bed is so important? Oh wait, turned out it really wasn’t that important and you’ve gotten by just fun with a shorter bed.
So the box is 60 inches and maybe add another 24 with the tail gate down. So you have about a 7ft total you can put lumber on or other things. For most that is perfect. Second the tailgate can be set at half way down to support 4×8 sheets of plywood. Seems fine for most. I for one like the look and the fact I can park it in my garage in the winter. Not everyone needs a supper long bed. The Crew Cab short box is the most sold by a large margin, makes complete since to offer as the only bed. Maybe if these beat out Toyota they might add a longer bed. You can tow up to 7700 pounds. So it can tow two PWC or a boat, or trailer with a side by side. Seems like the perfect truck for most people.
Joe so u don’t need a truck, get an suv. U ever get 10’ or 12’ 2x6s. Truck stuff? I have a Silverado, xtended. 6.5 ft bed. It’s a happy medium, barely. Looking to down size but still need a real truck bed
Wow a lot of ridiculous haters here. It’s just preference and usability and function. There’s nothing wrong with this short box if you have groceries and plants from the nursery and the odd time you take a couple big bags of dog food. However, Having an extra 12 in actually makes quite a lot of difference. With a proper 6’2 box I can do all the outdoor activities like haul my motorbike haul my quad, haul my snowmobile, kayaks ect ect. Not saying that it can’t be done in a 5 ft box but it becomes increasingly difficult cuz you have to run around with your tailgate down all the time and half your cargo sticking out the back. Now the only option left is to leave Chevy and go for the other brands to have a proper size box, or buy a bohemoth half ton truck. And yes they are massive. Ever compare the size of a 93 Chevy truck versus a 2022? Half ton trucks have become huge. Which is perfectly fine for some people but not my preference being that I primarily commute which works better with a small truck. I just think they’ve made 6’2 boxes for the last 7 years and had huge success why stop now? Like it or not it’s going to turn a lot of people off.
Right with u wend, well said.