Automakers are still struggling to keep up with consumer demand for new vehicles. As a result of parts shortages that trace their roots back the COVID-19 pandemic, some vehicles are losing options and features to help alleviate supply chain constraints in order to get more cars on dealership lots. GM is struggling with its own set of issues to produce vehicles, and a newfound example of the constraints it’s facing involves some trims of the 2022 GMC Canyon built without the black B-pillar applique.
Specifically, GM Authority has learned that the 2022 GMC Canyon in Elevation Standard trim and Canyon Elevation models finished in Onyx Black (color code GBA) and Satin Steel Metallic (color code G9K) are no longer equipped with black B-pillar applique. That area of the trucks will be finished in body color instead. The change went into effect starting with September 9th production.
The range-topping AT4 and Denali trims will not be impacted by the change, and will continue with black B-pillar applique as normal.
As GM Authority was first to recently report, the corporate cousin of the 2022 GMC Canyon – the 2022 Chevy Colorado – is also impacted by the same changes. The WT trim as well as LT units painted in Onyx Black (color code GBA) or Satin Steel Metallic (color code G9K) are also being produced without black B-pillar trim pieces. That change went into effect on August 11th production. Additionally, all Chevy Colorado models regardless of trim are being produced without a driver-side engine shield cover as of April 21st.
Eliminating features, options and accessories are par for the course for GM models that will soon wind down production as the automaker runs out of supplies. As a reminder, the all new 2023 GMC Canyon is right around the corner, with production set to begin in early 2023.