As previously reported by GM Authority back in February 2023, production of the off-road-focused 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X was originally scheduled to kick off in April 2023. Unfortunately, this production start date never came to fruition, and was delayed. Now, GM Authority has learned that production of the Canyon AT4X is officially under way.
Sources close to the matter tell GM Authority that production of the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X officially commenced as of mid-May 2023. Notably, this production delay also affected the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2.
As a reminder, the Canyon AT4X ups the ante for Big Red’s midsize pickup, and takes its all-terrain prowess to the next level with the introduction of a bevy of off-roading goodies. These features include a factory lift, ultra-wide front and rear tire tracks, 33-inch tires, underbody skid plates, Multimatic DSSV shocks, front and rear e-lockers, and a Baja drive mode.
Further upgrades can be found in the interior, where the AT4X sports a two-tone red and black leather upholstery, an 11.3-inch infotainment system touchscreen, head-up display, and a seven-speaker Bose audio system.
For the most hardcore enthusiast, General Motors also offers the limited-run Canyon AT4X Edition 1 model. This exclusive package includes the likes of front- and rear-facing underbody cameras with a wash function, 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, an off-road front bumper, winch, grille-mounted 30-inch off-road light bar, and front skid plate.
In regard to the powertrain department, the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X features the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. Only available in the High-Output tune, this powerplant develops 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. All 2023 Canyon models are equipped with the revised GM eight-speed automatic transmission.