GM will ship certain 2022 GMC Canyon units to dealerships without under hood insulators due to a materials shortage, GM Authority has learned.
The automaker began building the 2022 model year GMC Canyon without under hood insulators as of June 1st, 2022. Just like the closely related 2022 Chevy Colorado, vehicles shipped without under hood insulation (RPO code R6N) will have a window sticker indicating this is the case. It’s currently unclear if buyers will receive a credit in exchange for the insulation, or if this part can be retrofitted by the dealership at a later date.
As GM Authority noted previously, GM and other automakers have dealt with a shortage of semiconductor chips over the past year, however seat foam and other similar materials made using petroleum products have also been hard to come by. We should note that it’s unclear what the reasoning for this shortage is at the moment, however.
Customers are currently unable to order the 2022 GMC Canyon with the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax engine, as we reported previously, with production of these variants of the pickup ending on July 4th, 2022. This leaves only the 3.6L LGX V6 engine in the truck’s lineup.
GM has introduced a next-generation GMC Canyon for the 2023 model year, which will enter production in Missouri this coming January. The new Canyon rides on a modified version of the GM 31XX platform and comes standard with GM’s turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine in the High Output guise, rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. The 2023 GMC Canyon will enter production at the Wentzville facility in early January, following the conclusion of 2022 Canyon production this December.