The GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX Concept is a dream adventure truck.
Ford may have grabbed most of the truck-related headlines this year with confirmation of the forthcoming V8-powered Raptor R and the launch of the F-150 Lightning, but GMC makes some fantastic trucks for customers not hypnotized by everything the Blue Oval does. Last month, it was announced that a more capable Canyon AT4X off-road truck will arrive in 2023. Sticking with this off-road theme, GMC has just revealed the Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX, an off-road concept for overlanding enthusiasts. The aggressive truck was unveiled at the Overland Expo Mountain West 2021 in Colorado.
GMC's AT4 trucks represent the most capable of each model line, with the first one being the Sierra AT4 introduced in 2019. The AT4 OVRLANDX takes the Canyon AT4's capabilities to the next level. It's got a factory-lifted, wide off-road chassis and 33-inch BFGoodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires wrapped around 17-inch AEV Crestone wheels. These changes alone give the truck a much more hardcore appearance but there are many more upgrades over the normal Canyon AT4 midsize truck.
The OVRLANDX also has cast-iron control arms, off-road rocker panel protectors, a heavy-duty front bumper with a winch, front/rear electronic locking differentials, and wheel flares with integrated task lamps.
Multimatic DSSV dampers, which are also said to make it onto the 2023 Canyon AT4X, round out a thorough overhaul of the standard truck's underpinnings. All these changes allow for ten inches of ground clearance, an approach angle of 27.7 degrees, and 32.1 inches of water fording. The spare wheel mounted at the back has a swivel mount, so it doesn't hamper access to the bed. Other nifty features include a 270-degree awning, a roof-mounted tent, and even a kitchenette for preparing meals. There is a solar panel for natural energy and truck bed storage for stashing valuables out of sight.
The interior itself is finished in exclusive leather and AT4 branding has been stitched into the headrests.
"We wanted to showcase GMC Canyon with this concept and punctuate GMC's commitment to premium, off-road capable vehicles," said Duncan Aldred, Buick & GMC Global Vice President. "Consumer reaction to this concept's design will help us further serve the growing market of buyers leading authentic outdoor lifestyles."
GMC says that the AT4 OVRLANDX represents the future of the Canyon pickup which means we'll likely see more off-road concept like this one and, if 2023's AT4X looks nearly as good as this, it should be a hit.