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For the First Time in the Middle East, GMC Introduces the GMC Canyon


GMC has revealed today the 2023 GMC Canyon midsize truck, set to join the Middle East line-up for the first time ever, in the AT4X trim exclusively. The rugged pickup boasts a sophisticated and modern exterior with a standard factory lift high and wide track, a premium suite of advanced technology and interior design. The GMC Canyon is built from the ground up to conquer any terrain.

Building on the success of AT4, the AT4X sub-brand is the ultimate expression of GMC’s commitment to delivering serious off-road capability. First introduced on the 2022 Sierra, the AT4X trim has quickly become synonymous with robust off-road credibility.

The 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X will be the first midsize truck on the market to offer a suite of segment-first key features, including:

  • Underbody cameras1, including front- and rear-facing views underneath the vehicle
  • Head-Up Display
  • Fully digital driver information centre
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay2 and Android Auto3
  • Google Built-in4 (Google Automotive Services)
 Introducing Canyon AT4X

The All-New GMC Canyon AT4X is designed to be a premium, no-compromises, off-road midsize truck. It offers serious off-road equipment and advanced technology for optimum capability and convenience – no matter the destination.

The Canyon AT4X boasts a factory-lifted, ultra-wide track to elevate the off-road performance and capability. Canyon AT4X comes standard with 33-inch MT tires, Multimatic DSSV shocks, front and rear e-lockers, underbody skid plates and the AT4X-exclusive Baja drive mode.

Within the interior, the Canyon AT4X’s Ceramic White and Obsidian Rush, customizable 11.3-inch diagonal touchscreen infotainment system and an 11-inch fully digital instrument cluster. In addition, it offers a GMC-exclusive Head-Up display and Bose seven-speaker audio entertainment system.

The Canyon AT4X will offer the Edition 1* Package, Which Includes:
  • Front and rear-facing underbody cameras1 with wash function
  • Off-road front bumper with safari bar
  • Front 30-inch off-road grille light bar
  • Winch by COMEUP
  • 17-inch Beadlock capable wheels
  • The reconfigurable bed rail system
  • Performance front skid plate
  • Edition 1 tailgate badge

* Minimal availability

Serious Off-Road Equipment

The 2023 Canyon AT4X is engineered to offer customers a premium off-road experience. The Canyon offers key features across its trim lineup that provide customers with optimized performance and rugged off-road capability to take you anywhere, on or off the map. This includes:

  • Factory Lift and Ultra-Wide Track: 2023 Canyon comes standard with an off-road suspension package featuring an ultra-wide track and factory lift standard for improved approach departure and breakover angles.
  • Multimatic DSSV Shocks: The latest Multimatic DSSV shocks offer control and comfort on-road and robust performance for extended off-road adventures.
  • Off-Road Optimized 2.7L Turbo Engine: The high-torque, off-road optimized 2.7L turbo engine provides among the best-in-class gas engine (583 nm of torque. GM estimate).
  • Enhanced Front and Rear Electronic Locking Differentials: The 2023 GMC Canyon’s available front and rear e-lockers allow drivers to engage the front or rear axles to lock both wheels at the same speed.
  • Off-Road Performance Display: Accessible through the centre screen instrument cluster, 2023 Canyon drivers can access and monitor real-time metrics of their off-road trek, including g-force, altimeter, and pitch and roll stats.
  • All-New Drive Modes: 2023 Canyon AT4X features the introduction of all-new drive modes, crafted to provide customers with a robust drive experience:
    • Baja Mode: for high-speed off-road driving
    • Terrain Mode: for low-speed precision off-roading and rock crawling
    • Off-road Mode: for general off-road dynamics
    • Normal Mode: for balanced everyday on-road driving
    • Tow/Haul Mode: for optimized hauling of heavy loads and towing
  • Standard 32-inch large off-road tires (33-inch MT tires)
  • The front axle moved forward for improved proportions and a more planted, level stance
Most Advanced Canyon Ever

The 2023 GMC Canyon marries its off-road prowess with a premium technology suite to offer customers an advanced off-road experience. Canyon’s technology-focused cockpit features a more dynamic, high-resolution infotainment screen and driver information centre.

The All-New Canyon gives the driver ample control with its advanced technology cockpit, powered by a new electrical architecture. Through this updated system, drivers can experience Canyon’s available 10 camera view system1 — more camera views than any competitor in its class — including HD Surround Vision and a waterproof underbody camera with a camera washing system. The Canyon’s advanced cockpit also includes the off-road performance display, which allows drivers to track real-time, off-road performance data on the centre screen.

In addition to these features, the 2023 Canyon also includes a variety of other enhancements, including:

  • Class-leading, 11-inch diagonal fully digital instrument cluster on the AT4X trims.
  • Class-exclusive 6.3-inch diagonal Head-Up Display provides the driver with key information like navigation, safety alerts, speed, audio and more.
  • Wireless Android Auto3 and Apple CarPlay2 wireless phone projection capability
  • Bose seven-speaker audio system.

The 2023 Canyon also introduces a host of safety and driver assistance1 technology features, including:

  • Standard Canyon Pro Safety Package1
    • Automatic Emergency Braking
    • Front Pedestrian Braking with Bicyclist Detection
    • IntelliBeam Headlights auto high beams
    • Following Distance Indicator
    • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
    • Rear Cross Traffic Braking
    • Blind Zone Steering Assist
    • Safety Alert Seat1
  • Technology Package1
    • Rear Pedestrian Alert
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    • HD Surround Vision
 Elevated Exterior and Interior Design

The 2023 GMC Canyon features a bold stance, aggressive exterior styling and elevated interior.

The All-New Canyon is equipped with a standard short bed crew cab configuration.

The 2023 Canyon’s exterior is pronounced by its high clearance, trimmed corners and the all-new integration of sheet metal for a completely unique look. The front fascia features full LED exterior lighting.

Under the vehicle, the Canyon AT4X includes a large front heavy-duty AT4X skid plate and a transfer case shield rocker protector to tackle the most rugged terrains. The 2023 GMC Canyon also introduces a water-tight tailgate storage system for enhanced bed functionality and the best-in-class cargo volume.

More details about the availability of the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X in the region will be shared soon.

1 Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

2 Vehicle user interface is Apple’s product, and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone, and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks for Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

3 Vehicle user interface is a product of Google, and its terms and privacy statements apply. You’ll need an Android phone running Android 6 or higher, an active data plan, and the Android Auto app to use Android Auto on your car display. Google, Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

4 Google built-in services are subject to limitations, and availability may vary by vehicle, infotainment system, and location. Select service plan required. Certain Google actions and functionality may require account linking. User terms and privacy statements apply. Google, Google Play, Android Auto and Google Maps are trademarks of Google LLC.

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