U Spy The 2023 GMC Canyon Ahead Of Its Debut Later This Year

The mid-size truck segment is heating up as Ford recently unveiled the redesigned Ranger. Not to be outdone, General Motors is putting the finishing touches on the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

One of those trucks was recently spotted undergoing testing in Phoenix, Arizona by CarScoops reader Nicholas and although it’s hard to identify which version it is, it appears to be the redesigned Canyon.

Dressed in heavy camouflage, the truck features a prominent grille that is flanked by slender headlights with circular lighting units located beneath them. Additional details are hard to make out, but it appears the truck will adopt a more curvaceous design and pronounced fender flares, which may indicate this is the off-road focused AT4 variant.

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The camouflage does a good job of hiding details, but the Canyon is slated to adopt muscular bodywork and a flatter beltline. We can also see vertical taillights and a sliding rear window. Rumors have also suggested the Canyon could receive a MultiPro tailgate, like the larger Sierra and the Hummer EV.

The exterior updates are certainly welcome, but some of the biggest changes will occur in the interior. Previous spy photos have shown the truck will be equipped with an all-new steering wheel and a freestanding infotainment system. The model is also slated to adopt higher quality materials, modern switchgear, and more advanced driver assistance systems.

While the current Canyon is offered with an assortment of different engines, rumors have suggested the redesigned truck could be offered exclusively with a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder. That remains to be seen, but the 2.7-liter engine develops 310 hp (231 kW / 314 PS) and 430 lb-ft (571 Nm) of torque in the facelifted Sierra. That’s a huge improvement over the current 2.5-liter four-cylinder, while also besting the 3.6-liter V6 which develops 308 hp (230 kW / 312 PS) and 275 lb-ft (373 Nm) of torque.

The 2023 GMC Canyon is expected to be introduced later this year and we can expect to learn more details shortly.

Thanks to Nick for sharing the photos!

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