The new generation on GMC’s mid-size pickup is on the way. The current generation has been around since 2014 and it makes perfect sense that the new model is about to come for the 2023 model year. From what we know so far, the new model will bring all kinds of novelties. It will be improved in various aspects, and it will also come with new, more special variants. This particularly refers to the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X, which will be the most capable version of the pickup, even more, capable than the standard AT4.
At this point, we are still gathering information. Still, from what we know, this particular version will come with a couple of additional upgrades. This particularly refers to the suspension setup, which will provide better off-road capabilities. Of course, it will also get new wheels and tires, while we have no doubt that the company will accentuate its performance character with a couple of exclusive styling details.
The brand-new 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X is expected to hit the market by the end of 2022.
2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Design
The 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X will come along with the new generation of GMC’s mid-size pickup. The whole lineup will come with novelties and from what we know so far, the next generation won’t come with a completely new platform. It will rather come with the updated version of the current one. Still, many things will be improved, starting from the ride quality, interior practicality, styling etc.
This particular version will come with a couple of further upgrades. From what we know so far, the biggest upgrade compared to the standard AT4 model will be a new suspension. Allegedly, the 2023 Canyon AT4X will come with a set of Rancho shocks, similar to those found in the Colorado ZR2. Other than the new suspension setup, we will see Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires and new 33-inch wheels. Of course, we also count on typical off-road hardware, such as a locking rear differential, a two-speed transfer case, hill descent control, skid plates etc.
Styling and Interior Design
Of course, we have no doubt that the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X will come with a lot of exclusive styling details. The company will accentuate the model’s performance characteristics, which means revisions in areas like bumpers, grille, wheels etc. We also expect to see things like exclusive color options. More things should be known once the test mule takes of the camouflage.
The same thing is expected with the interior. We have no doubt that the new generation will bring a much nicer dashboard, with finer materials, more tech features and better overall quality. Furthermore, this particular version will also come with a couple of exclusive details.
2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, we know that the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X will be offered in just one variant. That will be a 2.7-liter turbo-four, the same one that can be found in the bigger Sierra. However, the engine will undergo some upgrades and it will feature more power than the current version. Some sources suggest a max output of 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Those are the numbers that guarantee pretty impressive performances.
The engine is expected to come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X will arrive by the end of 2022. Some estimations suggest a price of around 45.000 dollars but take this with a reserve. When it comes to rivals. Some of the models that come to mind are Ford Ranger Raptor, Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro etc.