Following up on the mid-August 2022 debut of the 2023 GMC Canyon Denali, GM Authority got the opportunity to examine the range-topping luxury trim of the new generation truck closely at the launch drive event.
We’ve already shown you the exterior of the overhauled Canyon Denali in-depth, including eye-catching trim-specific headlights, grille, wheels, and other features, so today we’re following up with a GM Authority Live Photo Gallery of the truck’s cockpit.
The Jet Black / Teak interior colorway available exclusively on the Canyon Denali sets it apart from the other 2023 GMC Canyon trim levels. The dash features a gleaming, polished chrome surround and A/C vent bezel, framing additional luxurious details.
These include a real wood, open-pore finish accent piece extending across part of the dash, along with a quilted leather panel providing a softer and more tactilely pleasing dash surface. Large portions of the dash are also hard plastic, but the accent pieces provide an elite and upscale feel to the front seating positions.
The wooden dash accent features a laser-engraved “Denali” badge along with other laser-etched detailing. The open-pore finish gives the wood a more natural look and texture than a closed-pore, high polish surface that has a more “plasticky” feeling in many cases. While open-pore wood is slightly less durable than a closed-pore finish, the Canyon Denali accent pieces are not on wear surfaces.
Quilted leather finds its way to the door panels as well, along with more open-pore finish natural wood accenting. The real wood accents are only present on the truck’s front doors, not on the rear doors, which is different from other GM Denali trim level vehicles where wood accents are found both front and rear.
Quilted leather, wood trim, and other detailing come together at the door handle, armrest, and window switch.
Both the front and rear seats of the 2023 GMC Canyon Denali truck feature genuine perforated leather in Jet Black with Teak accents, providing a luxurious aesthetic and feel. The front seats are heated and ventilated, and the driver seat is 8-way power adjustable for maximum comfort. Leather seats are known not only for their ritzy appearance and feeling, but also for ease of cleaning and for adding to the vehicle’s resale value.
The seatbacks are stitched with the Denali name to complement the Denali badging found throughout the rest of the 2023 GMC Canyon Denali.
Under the skin, the all-new Canyon rides on the updated version of the GM GMT 31XX platform, which is internally designated as the 31XX-2. Production of the 2023 model began in January 2023 at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.