GMC teases 2023 Canyon in AT4X trim
The following-generation GMC Canyon will get an AT4X off-road variant, GMC confirmed Thursday in a press launch.
Scheduled for a summer season 2022 unveiling, and prone to go on sale as a 2023 mannequin, the brand new Canyon would be the second GMC mannequin to get the AT4X therapy, after the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup.
The Canyon AT4X may have 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, however GMC did not disclose every other particulars. Anticipate the AT4X to be a bit extra hardcore than the present GMC Canyon AT4, although. Launched for the 2021 mannequin yr, the AT4 provides a 1.0-inch suspension leveling equipment, rocker panel safety, and entrance and mid skid plates. GMC in 2021 additionally confirmed a closely accessorized AT4 idea automobile geared toward overlanding.
The AT4 proved to be considerably milder than some hoped. When it was initially teased, hopes had been excessive that it will be a reskinned Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. Maybe the AT4X will get nearer to that.
The present generations of each the Canyon and Colorado date again to the 2014 mannequin yr, so they’re positively prepared for a redesign to maintain tempo with more energizing mid-size pickups just like the Ford Ranger and Nissan Frontier.
New fashions are considered based mostly on an replace model of the present fashions’ 31XX platform, however spy photographs of a Colorado point out barely bigger dimensions. Sticking with the present platform means powertrains might be simply carried over, so the 2023 Canyon and Colorado could proceed with the present gasoline and diesel inline-4s and gasoline V-6. A hybrid choice could also be added to the lineup as effectively.