Following its introduction for the 2023 model year, the next-gen GMC Canyon is a stark departure from the outgoing 2022 Canyon, and sports an overhauled exterior, interior and powertrain lineup. While GM Authority photographers have captured several Canyon units testing out on public roads, we recently got up-close-and-personal with a 2023 GMC Canyon Denali unit, and today, we’re diving in with the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
Sporting an Onyx Black (color code GBA) paint color, this Denali unit includes all sorts of luxurious upgrades over the rest of the Canyon lineup, which can be seen inside and out. Right off the bat, we can see that this midsize pickup features dual-tier front lighting with C-shaped DRLs, along with a Denali-specific front grille that allows this Canyon to stand out from the rest of the lineup.
Moving around to the side, we can easily spot the Denali’s exclusive 20-inch Diamond Cut Dark Grey Aluminum wheels, as well as the chrome running boards, chrome doors handles, and chrome mirror caps.
Out back, it’s mostly standard Canyon affair, which includes a single exhaust exit, a tow hitch, CornerStep rear bumper, and LED taillights.
It’s worth noting that all Canyon trim levels, including this Denali, feature the same tall and wide stance found on the Colorado Trail Boss and Colorado ZR2. In fact, only the Work Truck (WT), LT and Z71 Colorado trims sport the narrower body.
Under the hood, all Canyon models feature the same powerplant, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine in the top High-Output tune, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed to all four wheels via the revised GM eight-speed automatic transmission.
As for structure, the all-new Canyon rides on the updated version of the GM GMT 31XX platform, known internally as the 31XX-2. Production of the 2023 model kicked off in January 2023 at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.