2023 GMC Canyon Available With New CoreTec Seat Material8
GM pulled the sheets on the 2023 GMC Canyon last August, revealing a brand-new third generation complete with new styling, an overhauled interior, a new powertrain, and the new 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X trim level. Notably, the 2023 GMC Canyon also introduces a new seat upholstery material for the brand dubbed CoreTec.
CoreTec is similar to the new Evotex upholstery offered with the 2023 Chevy Colorado and 2024 Chevy Trax, as covered by GM Authority earlier this week. Both materials are essentially synthetic leather that’s easy to clean and offers high wear-resistance, stain- and spill-resistance, and is pleasing to touch. GM filed to trademark the CoreTec name last September, and the Evotex name earlier this month.
Now, customers are offered CoreTec seat upholstery in conjunction with two of the 2023 GMC Canyon’s four available trim levels, including the 2023 GMC Canyon Elevation, and the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4. The 2023 GMC Canyon Elevation offers Jet Black CoreTec seats in conjunction with the Elevation Premium Package (RPO code WPL, $1,715), replacing the standard Jet Black cloth-covered seats, while the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4 is equipped as standard with Jet Black / Timber Cloth / CoreTec seats. To note, the AT4 trim level can also be upgraded to Perforated leather-appointed seats, which are equipped as standard by AT4X and Denali trim levels.
The addition of the CoreTec seat upholstery is only one of many updates introduced with the new third-gen 2023 GMC Canyon. The interior layout was completely revamped as well, and is equipped as standard with an 8-inch digital instrument cluster for Elevation and AT4 trim levels, while Denali and AT4X trim levels are equipped with an 11-inch instrument cluster. The exterior was also revised and now features fresh styling, not to mention taller and wider exterior dimensions, with LED exterior lighting to boot.
As for the power spec, the 2023 GMC Canyon is equipped as standard with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine in the top 2.7L Turbo High Output tune, rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Under the body panels, the new Canyon rides on the updated 31XX-2 platform. Production will kick off next week at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.
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$1,715??? That’s one expensive vinyl seat
CoreTec, continuing the marketing of plastic in place of cowhide into it’s 50th year
They can come up with a new formula and a new name, but it’s still a synthetic seat, vinyl or not. Natural materials are still the way to go.
CoreTec is already a registered name of a vinyl plank flooring product. GM couldn’t think of something different??
I dont get it. My clothe seats in my 2003 silverado were still in great shape when i sold the truck in 2017 with 280,000 miles. I dont see the allure of leather or synthetic leather seats. They never hold up.
when is gm accepting orders for 2023 colorado zr2
The fabric upholstery in my 94 S10 was still good and showed almost no wear when I sold it in 2016. That was the best wearing fabric ever used and it did not show dust and light dirt, unlike the sorry fabric on the seats of my 2019 Colorado.
This is a good option for a work truck when you don’t want to ruin real leather seats… Fabric seates are nice to it’s just that getting stains out of fabric is a pain in the resr… Trust me I know from experience my synthetic leather in my 2010 equinox is holding up fine I treat it with a eather and vinyl spray… To each his own get what you like.