GMC has always represented the luxury arm of trucks and its new 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X keeps that tradition alive. Of course, it comes at a price, but GMC is promising several best-in-class and segment-first features. Many of the Canyon's new AT4X features were first tested on the 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X.
“GMC is flexing the might of our off-road muscle,” said GMC Global Vice President Duncan Aldred. “Canyon benefits from key learnings gained from our AT4 strategy to bring customers the most advanced off-road midsize truck.”
The Vehicle of Nowhere
GMC is calling the 2023 Canyon AT4X “The Vehicle of Nowhere” because it can take you virtually anywhere. It is even using an Overlanding expert to introduce it.
See the GMC 2023 Canyon AT4X:
The 2023 GMC Canyon midsize truck has redesigned exterior, but the AT4X package kicks it up several notches with key improvements straight from the factory. While there are several trim levels, the AT4X is what most will be talking about. Edition 1 is packed with luxury appointments.
I mentioned the segment -first features, the 2023 GMC Canyon will be the first midsize truck on the market with things like underbody cameras that have washers to get the mud off. Underbody cameras face both front and back.
Other firsts include:
- Available Head-Up Display
- Fully digital driver information center
- Bose seven-speaker audio entertainment system.
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
- Available Google Built-In
The 2023 Canyon AT4X has a 3” factory lift, plus it has an ultra-wide stance to accentuate the off-road performance and capability. Canyon AT4X comes standard with 33-inch MT tires, Multimatic DSSV dampers, front and rear e-lockers, underbody skid plates and the AT4X-exclusive Baja drive mode. The Canyon AT4X’s factory lift enables 10.7 inches of ground clearance standard and a 36.9-degree approach angle.
The AT4X has a customizable 11.3-inch diagonal touchscreen infotainment system and an 11-inch diagonal fully digital instrument cluster. All of the cameras are accessible through the infotainment center. Drivers can also get real time off-road performance information about pitch and roll, tire slippage and even an altimeter. In addition, the AT4X includes a Bose seven-speaker audio entertainment system.
AT4X Edition 1 Features:
- Front- and rear-facing underbody cameras with washers
- Off-road front bumper with safari bar
- Front 30-inch off-road grille light bar
- Full Winch by COMEUP
- 17-inch beadlock capable wheels
- Reconfigurable bed rail system
- Performance front skid plate
- Special Edition 1 Badging
The 2023 GMC Canyon has an off-road tuned 2.7L turbo engine that is standard across all trims. It kicks out 310 horsepower and provides a best-in-class 430 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2023 Canyon AT4X also has the new tailgate that has a built-in storage compartment on the inside of the tailgate. The compartment is waterproof so it can also be used as a cooler. The 2023 model year also introduces an available sunroof which is a first for the midsize truck.
The 2023 Canyon also introduces a suite of GM’s latest safety and driver assistance technology. Two of the most popular are Adaptive Cruise Control and HD Surround Vision.
When the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Will be Available
The 2023 Canyon is set to begin initial production in early 2023 with AT4X in spring 2023. Ordering for the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 is open now. The MSRP for the AT4X starts at $63,350. The MSRP for other 2023 Canyon trims will start around $40,000.
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