The 2023 GMC Canyon adds four new exterior colors to its palette: Deep Bronze Metallic, Volcanic Red Tintcoat, Sterling Metallic, and Solar Flare Metallic. Here’s our first look at the new Yellow hue.
Assigned RPO code GCP and touch-up paint code WA-628G, Solar Flare Metallic is one of eight exterior colors offered on the next-generation midsize pickup truck, which include:
- Summit White
- Onyx Black
- Desert Sand Metallic
- Dynamic Blue Metallic
- Sterling Metallic (new for 2023)
- Solar Flare Metallic (new for 2023)
- Deep Bronze Metallic (new for 2023)
- Volcanic Red Tintcoat (new for 2023)
The Solar Flare Metallic color is an extra-cost option priced at $495 that is not available on the Denali trim level. It can be combined with all available interior colorways except Jet Black/Teak, which is exclusive to the Denali trim.
For reference, here are the four available interior colorways offered on the 2023 Canyon:
- Jet Black (Elevation)
- Jet Black/Timber (AT4)
- Obsidian Rush (AT4X)
- Jet Black/Teak (Denali)
In August, GM unveiled the all-new 2023 GMC Canyon as the fresh, third generation of the midsize pickup. Highlights include the first-ever 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X as the range-topper of the off-road lineup, along with revised exterior styling, an overhauled cabin, a new powertrain, and a range of tech goodies. The new truck is available in four trim levels: Elevation, Denali, AT4, and the aforementioned AT4X, offering an exclusive Edition 1 package, which sold out in just 10 minutes. All trims except the AT4X feature a factory two-inch suspension lift, enabling ground clearance of up to 9.6 inches, while a dedicated off-road performance display page in the infotainment system is standard.
The 2023 GMC Canyon also gets a new tailgate-mounted storage compartment, plus new wheel designs up to 22 inches is size and new CoreTec seat material. Plus, it keeps the Denali Black Edition package.
The 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X features an extra one-inch lift over the rest of the line for a total of three inches, as well as standard 33-inch MT tires, Multimatic DSSV dampers, front and rear lockers, underbody skid plates, and an exclusive Baja drive mode for high-speed driving on the rough stuff. Inside, the Canyon AT4X includes an Obsidian Rush colorway with Ceramic White accents. The Edition 1 package mentioned earlier aims to make the new off-road-ready AT4X trim level even more appealing with a variety of exclusive off-road parts and components.
The 2023 GMC Canyon AT4 gets an optional Off-Road Lift Package to match the three-inch lift of the Canyon AT4X.
Under the hood, the 2023 GMC Canyon is equipped as standard with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine in the High Output tune rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to an updated version of the GM eight-speed automatic that addresses many of the transmission’s shortcomings. The midsize pickup truck rides on an updated version of the same GMT 31XX platform, internally known by GM as 31XX-2.
Production of the 2023 GMC Canyon started on January 24th at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri, while the new AT4X trim started rolling off the line in mid-May. The online configurator tool is live for the 2023 Canyon.
A 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition has just been revealed and will include a number of important upgrades over the Canyon AT4X.
No other discounts or incentives available on next-gen midsize pickup truck.
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