2023 GMC Canyon AT4 On Optional 20-Inch Wheels: Live Photos15
The 2023 GMC Canyon is set to launch this quarter, introducing an all-new third-generation for the midsize pickup truck. Previously, we brought you photos of a 2023 Canyon AT4 painted in the Sterling Grey Metallic. Now, GM Authority photographers have captured another 2023 Canyon AT4 in Sterling Grey Metallic, this time sporting a different set of wheels.
First, a refresher about this particular truck: the AT4 model is positioned as an accessible off-roading pickup truck, slotting between the base Elevation and luxurious Denali, or the even more capable AT4X. Standard on the Canyon AT4 is an off-road suspension package that includes a two-inch suspension lift and extra-wide track, with a total of 9.6 inches of ground clearance.
Now, let’s get to the exterior bits of this particular Canyon AT4. Up front, we can spot the trim-specific faux skid plate, red-painted tow hooks and an AT4 hard badge nestled into the lower end of the driver’s side front grille. A red GMC logo is prominently displayed front-and-center.
Moving around to the side, we see body-colored door handles and black painted mirror caps, as well as the star of this show – the optional 20-inch Full Gloss Dark Grey Machined Finish Aluminum wheels (RPO code RD5). An $800 option, these rollers replace the 18-inch Dark Grey Machined Finish Aluminum wheels (RQL), which are standard on the AT4 and that we saw on the other Sterling Metallic Canyon AT4 we mentioned above.
Out back, we spot a color-matched CornerStep bumper, another AT4 hard badge on the lower right of the tailgate and a single exhaust pipe behind the passenger’s side rear tire.
This 2023 Canyon AT4 is draped in Sterling Grey Metallic paint (color code GXD), a $495 color option that’s available with all Canyon interior colorways:
- Jet Black
- Obsidian Rush
- Jet Black / Teak
- Jet Black / Timber
It’s worth noting that the AT4 trim level is only available with the Jet Black / Timber colorway, in either Cloth seats and CoreTec seat trim or perforated leather appointed seats. Additionally, Sterling Grey Metallic is available across all 2023 Canyon trims.
The 2023 Canyon is available in a total of eight exterior hues (relevant paint code listed in parentheses):
- Deep Bronze Metallic (GXN)
- Desert Sand Metallic (GTL)
- Dynamic Blue Metallic (GLT)
- Onyx Black (GBA)
- Solar Flare Metallic (GCP)
- Sterling Metallic (GXD)
- Summit White (GAZ)
- Volcanic Red Tintcoat (GNT)
Of these, only Summit White is available at no extra charge, while the rest of the colors carry an upcharge.
Under the hood, all 2023 Canyon models are equipped with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine in the top High-Output tune, rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the only transmission offered is the revised GM eight-speed automatic transmission.
As for structure, the all-new Canyon rides on the updated version of the GM GMT 31XX platform, known internally as the 31XX-2. Production will kick-off on January 25th, 2023 at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.
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Nice truck, not sure about the daisy wheels.
I like it! Looks bold and fresh!
Like damn Tonka truck. Meant in the best possible way.
Faux skid plate on an AT4?
One of the best looking trucks available. GM designers, engineers hit this one out of the park !!
I hope it works and drives as good as it looks!!
Order an AT4 last week. Wonder if I’ll get it by summer. I didn’t get the 20″wheels.
i want to see how it looks with the 22’s
Really nice looking truck. Sure wish they would do away with those ugly wheels that look like hubcaps. They are showing up on alot of the trucks and they do absolutely nothing for the looks of the vehicles. Cheap looking!
How are large wheels even an option on the off road packages, that just announces that the driver bought it not to use it off road but look like they do. If you want larger wheels it should be after market, that is just silly and these look already comically larger.
The off road package should be added as a package to different models and it should pair with the smallest wheel size possible, period. Large wheels just reduce the capabilites off road of the truck for which the package is named.
Based on the downvotes we have alot of guys on the forum that dont know the basics of a properly set up off roader.
Perhaps take into consideration the fact that you can get smaller rims with bigger tires on the AT4…in fact they come standard on the AT4. These wheels are OPTIONAL. Also take into consideration that the AT4 offers some features that can’t be had at all on the Elevation model, such as the nicer stereo and certain interior styling and features, so just to use myself as an example…I’d be just fine in the Elevation but since it doesn’t offer some of the things that are important to me then I plan to step into an AT4 model. Do I go offroading? No I don’t. Gravel roads and occasionally a field is the most offroading I’ll be doing. I like a sporty looking truck, so that means I want the big wheels. So what the heck is the big deal if I want to throw a nice set of 20″ wheels on the truck? I’ll answer for you…there is zero problem with it. Also consider the fact that the 20″ wheels comes standard with a slightly taller tire than you get on the standard 18″ wheel, so you loose almost zero sidewall on the 20″ tire. Next time, follow your name sake and apply some common sense.
these trucks now with 20 inch rims…more ground clearance… whats going to happen with that 4cyl. engine in the front with even more less weight on the front end when meet a large tractor trailer with the wind …ask the the guys with the reg. f150 then going to the aluimunim body….big difference
20″ or 22″ aren’t bad on these mid-sized trucks, it’s the design of wheels.
It’s also the design of the fenders around the truck.