The 2024 GMC Canyon introduces a few important updates and changes compared to the 2023 model year, the latter of which was the first model year for the pickup’s third generation. Notably, the 2024 GMC Canyon also introduces GM’s TurboMax branding to the lineup. All 2024 GMC Canyon units are equipped as standard with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine.
For those readers who may be unaware, GM uses the TurboMax name in conjunction with the high-output version of the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. It’s possible the TurboMax brand will expand to other turbocharged gasoline engines in the future.
As GM Authority was the first to report, GM filed a trademark application with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) in January of 2023 to secure the TurboMax brand. The brand was subsequently applied to the turbocharged L3B gasoline engine cradled by the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2024 GMC Sierra 1500. Now, the engine brand has been applied to the 2024 GMC Canyon as well.
To note, the TurboMax name is similar to another GM engine brand, specifically Duramax, which is used in conjunction with GM’s turbodiesel engines.
As a reminder, the high output version of the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine is rated at 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 430 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm.
According to GM Authority sources, the start of regular production for the 2024 GMC Canyon is set to kick off on October 30th, 2023. Production will once again take place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri. Dealerships will be able to place orders for the 2024 GMC Canyon later this week, while retail orders will be processed later in September.
One of the more impactful updates for the 2024 model year is the introduction of the new GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition, which was developed in partnership with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) and equips a variety of off-road-oriented equipment and upgrades.