GMC Canyon gets its own extreme off-roader
35s, skid plates, bumpers are the highlights
The 2024 GMC Canyon just got even more extreme. The AT4X off-roader has just gotten the American Expedition Vehicles treatment that lets it do even more off-road. Plus the 2024 Canyon launches a new electronic architecture that GMC says will bring more features to the truck down the road.
AT4X is GMC’s version of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. It’s an extreme off-road pickup that benefits from hardware like Multimatic DSSV dampers, special bumpers, a Baja off-road mode, and more.
For the 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV, AEV has given the truck its stamped steel front and rear bumpers with heavy duty recovery points to help increase its trail-bashing abilities and to help you get out when you push too far.
The Canyon AT4X AEV has wider fender flares as well, and a new front fascia. They help it clear the 35-inch tall Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires (with a spare mounted in the bed) that lurk in the arches on AEV wheels. The truck has a 4.5-inch lift, giving it 1.5 inches more clearance than the standard AT4X and towering it above the ground.
If that’s not enough clearance, underneath the truck are five AEV boron steel skid plates that protect the rad, steering, trans and transfer case, fuel tank, and differential.
While those changes are AEV exclusive, the new Utilify tech platform covers every 2024 Canyon. It is GM’s new software that lets GMC add new features over the air down the road. GMC says it will be able to update its off-road aids, though doesn’t go into specifics.
The 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition will open for customer orders later this year.