The remote start kit for the 2023 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon is not to be confused with the factory-installed remote vehicle starter system (RPO code BTV), but is an LPO or dealer-installed option normally available for both truck models.
The Chevy Colorado normally offers the remote start kit (S6P) as an available option on all trim levels except for the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2, where the feature is equipped as standard. The remote start kit is available on the Colorado LT as part of the LT Convenience Package II (RPO code PCV) and on the Z71 trim as part of the Z71 Convenience Package II (RPO code PCX).
As for the 2023 GMC Canyon, the remote start kit is normally available as option on the Elevation trim level as part of the Convenience Package (RPO code WPC). Meanwhile, it is ordinarily equipped as standard on the Canyon’s AT4, AT4X, and Denali trim levels.
The remote start kit is priced at $425 and comes with two keyfobs. It is currently unclear when this feature will become available again for the 2023 Chevy Colorado and 2023 GMC Canyon models.
The 2023 model year of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon introduced a new generation of both truck nameplates, with a complete overhaul of the entire design of each. Even the wheelbase was extended by 3.1 inches in order to fit up to 35-inch tires for the all-new third generation of both pickups, increasing off-road performance of the higher trim levels.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Colorado is motivated by two powerplant choices, including the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L2R gasoline engine, cranking out 237 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, and the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine developing either 310 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque, or 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, depending on the tune.
For the 2023 GMC Canyon, only a single engine options is available in the form of the 2.7L L3B with a High Output tune (310 horsepower, 430 pound-feet). Both trucks route power from the engine to the wheels via an updated version of GM’s eight-speed automatic transmission.
An updated variant of the GMT 31XX platform provides the bones for both the 2023 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, while production for both midsize pickup trucks takes place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.