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It’s official! 2023 GMC Canyon coming August 11!


GM announced its new 2023 GMC Canyon will be revealed on August 11, 2022, and it is expected to highlight the new AT4X Edition 1.

The 2023 GMC Canyon follows on the 2023 Chevy Colorado reveal just a month ago and will follow the same type of debut with videos and photos being made public at 11 a.m. EST.

What to expect on 2023 GMC Canyon

If you followed our coverage on the Colorado, you’ll get a pretty good idea of what we expect for the 2023 Canyon: a one cab/bed configuration, one engine with multiple tunes, a new interior and beefy off-road variants.

The AT4X Edition 1 is a special edition package meant to draw early interest from consumers. It will likely receive the similar treatment the Colorado ZR2 got with special front/rear bumpers, lockers, upgraded skid plates, unique badging and the highest output motor available.

There should also be a Denali trim, AT4 and a base Elevation trim for customers to choose from. Interior materials and exterior bumpers and ground clearance will likely be the main differences.

Following the Colorado, it is expected to lose the extended cab option and the crew cab long bed.

Inside the cabin, the 11.3 inch infotainment screen will be incorporated powered by Google Auto software.

Finally, it will offer the latest features like push button start, a host of safety software like adaptive cruise and lane departure as well as the tailgate storage and the three-way adjustable tailgate to haul longer items over the wheel wells.

Wait, a single engine?

The 2.8-liter Duramax diesel is gone, and so is the 3.6-liter V-6 engine. That leaves us with the 2.7-liter inline 4-cylinder engine we see in the Sierra 1500.

All powertrains will likely contain the second-generation 8-speed transmission, which is different from the first generation that had been a source of consumer frustration.

Towing will likely improve from 7,000 pounds to 7,700 pounds as well.

There will still be 4 auto as well as different drive modes complete with fancy graphic overlays when changing the various modes.

The bottom line

With the Chevy Colorado reveal in July, the cat’s out of the bag on the direction General Motors is going with its midsize trucks. Expect more luxury than a Colorado, a different front end design and more features including maybe Super Cruise — an odd feature skipped on the Colorado.

The 2023 GMC Canyon is expected to go on sale in January 2023, and pricing as well as MPG estimates will be announced closer to launch.

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Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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