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NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Before the official release, the company is releasing a new sneak peek at the most extreme version of the revamped GMC Canyon midsize truck.
An AT4X off-road variant, similar to the one now offered on the full-size Sierra 1500, will be offered for the 2023 Canyon.
The majority of its specifications are still under wraps, but a cropped photograph of its front end reveals its wide-body, high-riding stance, cutaway bumper for better clearance, underbody skid plate, and metal brush bar guarding the grille.
Since the Canyon AT4X is anticipated to be mechanically identical to the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 that was unveiled last week, the other details are probably not that mysterious.
The AT4X trim level will be available for the 2023 GMC Canyon. (GMC)
The Colorado ZR2 is driven by a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque, and it will only be available as a four-door crew cab with a short bed.
The 2023 Canyon AT4X’s off-road potential is hinted at in a teaser video. (GMC)
A 3-inch body lift, a set of high performance Multimatic DSSV shock absorbers, a 4×4 system with locking front and rear differentials for maximum grip, and 33-inch all-terrain tires placed on 17-inch wheels are also included as standard features.
The 2023 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is anticipated to include equipment in common with the 2023 Canyon AT4X. (Chevrolet)
Depending on how the truck is driven, the shocks have unique valves that offer progressive damping characteristics. The same kind is utilized by the Sierra 1500 AT4X, enabling it to go at high speeds over extremely rough terrain while yet offering a comfortable ride and strong body control on pavement.
On August 11 at 11 a.m. ET, the entire Canyon portfolio is expected to be unveiled online, but the trucks probably won’t get to dealers until the first half of 2019.
The automotive editor for FoxNews.com, Gary Gastelu, covers the auto business and racing. @foxnewsautos