GMC ups Canyon’s off-road chops in pursuit of midsize truck proportion

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U.S. gross sales of the Tacoma crowned 237,000 endmost hour, greater than double its upcoming competitor, the Chevrolet Colorado, which GM additionally redesigned for 2023. GM bought 27,819 Canyons all through a supply-constrained 2022, the fewest within the section however a fifteen p.c bump from 2021, consistent with the Car Information Analysis & Information Middle.

Midsize pickup consumers need in an effort to navigate slim, rugged landscape, GMC says. As such, the Canyon has been redesigned with a 2-inch manufacturing unit raise same old at the Elevation, AT4 and Denali trims and three inches at the AT4X, GMC mentioned. The AT4X has a brandnew off-road method, extra top rate appointments and complex generation.

GMC mentioned it expects part of Canyon consumers to make a choice the AT4 or AT4X. That compares with about 20 p.c amongst Sierra light-duty consumers.

Pricing begins at $38,395 together with transport for the Elevation scale down and climbs to $56,995 for the AT4X.

The Canyon do business in one same old engine, a 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-four that generates 310 hp and 430 pound-feet of torque, paired with an eight-speed transmission.

Off-road capacity is helped by way of the “high and wide” stance of the redesigned truck, mentioned Dan Dokter, the Canyon’s program engineering supervisor.

“Our mission when designing the Canyon was, how can we engineer the most advanced, off-road-capable, midsize truck possible?” Dokter mentioned.

“Like every engine that we make, we beat the crap out of it, so that way it provides our customers consistent off-road performance, trail after trail,” he advised journalists. “This engine is a torque monster and is one of the key enablers for Canyon’s off-road capability.”

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