It's an AT4 model but taken to the extreme.
GMC has partnered with American Expedition Vehicles to improve the already capable 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X's off-road capabilities. The latest Canyon AT4X AEV Edition teaser shows off the underbody protection and integrated front winch that should come standard with the AT4X AEV Edition.
GMC will unveil the hardcore AT4X AEV Edition on July 6th, giving buyers enough time to play off-road in the summer before facing winter off-road challenges. As far as we can tell, the AEV Edition includes stamped steel bumpers with integrated recovery points and an onboard front winch, steel skid plates, and AEV-branded wheels. How much the AEV version will cost is unclear, but it will likely carry the AT4X's price from $58,490 to just under $70,000.
That extra $10,000 or so will put the upgrade in line with the ZR2 Desert Boss package that can be optioned with the Chevy Colorado and has the same type of upgrades. We're hoping the Canyon AT4X AEV Edition goes a little further than the ZR2 Desert Boss, though.
The standard AT4X's Multimatic DSSV dampers, suspension, and chassis upgrades give it a huge advantage off-road, so the AEV Edition adds a layer of protection and rescue ability on top as well as things like the AEV wheels to remind people you sprung for the top model. It should also add some extra off-road ability where it counts the most.
American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) is an off-road supplier of aftermarket parts and accessories that started from a dirt-floor garage in Montana in 1997 and grew into a world-class outfit using advanced and innovative engineering and manufacturing processes. Its first partnership with GMC resulted in the GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X AEV Edition that included an improved 32.5-degree front approach angle, raised ground clearance to 11.2 inches, and a 23-degree departure angle. Hopefully, the Canyon AT4X AEV Edition will follow in the same tire tracks with its specs being upgraded.
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