The luxurious Canyon Denali starts at $52,495
December 21, 2022 at 19.01
past Michael Gauthier
Chevrolet recently announced that the 2023 Colorado will start at $30,695 and now GMC has revealed that the redesigned Canyon will start at $38,095.
Offered exclusively in a Crew Cab box, the 2023 Canyon costs thousands more than its bowtie counterpart. However, the truck comes better equipped and has a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 310 hp (231 kW / 314 PS) and 430 lb-ft (582 Nm) of torque. This contrasts with the Colorado, which offers base and mid-level 2.7-liter engines with outputs as low as 237 hp (177 kW / 240 PS) and 259 lb-ft (351 Nm) of torque.
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Putting the engine aside, the Canyon Elevation has a sleek exterior with LED IntelliBeam headlights, a CornerStep rear bumper, and 18-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in 32-inch tires. Buyers will also find privacy glass and a remote lockable tailgate.
The interior has been significantly improved and features an 8-inch digital instrument cluster as well as an 11.3-inch infotainment system with Google integration as well as wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other highlights include cloth bucket front seats, a six-speaker sound system and a soft-touch instrument panel for a more premium look. They are joined by power windows/locks, cruise control and a passive entry system with a push-button ignition.
Buyers will find an assortment of driver assistance systems including automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning and lane keeping assist with lane departure warning. There is also a reversing camera with traction control.
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The Elevation trim is the only GMC Canyon that comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available. However, it will set you back an extra $3,300.
Moving up the trim ladder is the off-road-focused Canyon AT4, which starts at $45,395. It has a 2-inch lift, red reset hooks, and an auto-locking rear differential. Other highlights include heated front seats, an eight-way power driver’s seat and cloth/CoreTec upholstery. They are joined by an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a dual-zone automatic climate control system and a remote start system.
Customers who prefer luxury can get the Canyon Denali for $52,495. It has a sleeker exterior with a distinctive chrome grille, chrome side steps and 20-inch aluminum wheels. The truck also features chrome mirror caps, LED fog lights, a spray-on bed liner and a remote lockable tailgate with an integrated storage compartment.
The interior is the star of the show as it has electric leather front seats with heating and ventilation and a memory function on the driver’s side. That’s just the tip of the iceberg as the Denali is also equipped with an 11-inch digital instrument cluster, a heated steering wheel and a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system. Other niceties include adaptive cruise control, a wireless smartphone charger and a 6.3-inch multi-colour head-up display.
The AT4X variant is scheduled to arrive this spring and will start at $56,995. It’s more extreme than the standard AT4 as it features a 3-inch lift, front and rear locking differentials, and 17-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Wranglers Territory MT tires.
In addition to being more capable, the AT4X is more luxurious as it incorporates a number of Denali features. Highlights include heated and ventilated leather front seats, a heated steering wheel, a wireless smartphone charger and an 11-inch digital instrument cluster. Buyers will also find adaptive cruise control as well as the aforementioned Bose sound system and head up display.
The 2023 GMC Canyon will go into production early next year and you can build yours on the recently launched configurator.
2023 GMC Canyon Denali
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