GM pulled back the cover on the 2023 GMC Canyon in mid-August 2022, heralding the launch of the midsize truck’s third generation. Now, GM Authority has learned when production of the GMC Canyon AT4X trim is scheduled to begin.
Production of the 2023 GMC Canyon‘s Elevation, AT4 and Denali trim levels is already under way, having launched with some fanfare on January 24th, 2023. However, the GMC Canyon AT4X, a new trim level of the truck that is focused on off-road capability, did not start production at the same time.
GMC Canyon AT4X production will start on April 10th, 2023 according to the information obtained by GM Authority, where previously only a spring 2023 production date was known. April 10th is the same date for start of regular production (SORP) as the similar 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2.
As with the third-generation 2023 GMC Canyon trims already rolling off the assembly line, production of the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X will take place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri. The Wentzville plant is the same facility that produces the Chevy Colorado, the Chevy Express, and the GMC Savana.
The GMC Canyon AT4X features a factory lift and ultra-wide front and rear tire tracks. It also includes 33-inch tires, underbody skid plates, Multimatic DSSV shocks, front and rear e-lockers, and a Baja drive mode among its standard features, giving it upgraded off-road capability. The interior of the AT4X sports two-tone red and black leather upholstery, an 11.3-inch infotainment system touchscreen, head-up display, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, and more.
GM is also offering a very limited number of 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X trucks with a special Edition 1 package installed. This exclusive package adds even more off-road elements, including front- and rear-facing underbody cameras with a wash function, 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, an off-road front bumper, a winch, a grille-mounted 30-inch off-road light bar, a front skid plate and a Comeup Winch.
Beyond the Edition 1 package, a Canyon AT4X AEV Edition will be revealed later this year. GM Authority got spy shots of the AEV Edition truck during testing. The AEV Edition will include even more off-road features, possibly including (based on the 2023 Sierra 1500 ATX4 AEV Edition) AEV stamped steel front and rear bumpers with heavy-duty recovery points and winch capability, hot-stamped boron steel skid plates, AEV branding, available rocker panel protectors, and more.
The 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X is powered by GM’s turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine in High-Output tune, developing 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque and paired with a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Like other 2023 GMC Canyon trucks it rides on an updated version of the same GMT 31XX platform, internally known by GM as 31XX-2.
The 2023 GMC Canyon configurator is live. As a reminder, the GMC Canyon AT4X is priced from $56,995 MSRP, including the destination freight charge.