GMC unveils new Canyon AT4 OverlandX concept truck
The Overland Expo Mountain West has begun in Colorado, and GMC started it off by unveiling a new concept pickup truck, the Canyon AT4 OverlandX. This is essentially a GMC Canyon AT4 fitted with the Bison package from Chevrolet along with several additional custom add-ons.
The additions are meant for a concept overlanding rig made from the Canyon in its off-road AT4 package. GMC says that the Overlanding Expo consumer reaction to the concept will help the company with future product designs.
Additions to the GMC Canyon AT4 include a further suspension lift and widening of the chassis, added underbody coverage points to include off-road rocker panel protectors and cast-iron control arms from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV).
The heavy-duty front bumper with winch and front recovery points are also familiar to those who’ve seen the Bison package for the Canyon’s Chevrolet twin, the Colorado ZR2, which we drove in 2019. Like the ZR2, the AT4 has front and rear differential locks and multimatic DSSV dampers.
Further additions include a snorkel, guy lines (aka “branch catchers”) to protect the windshield from tree branches, and a spare tire swivel mount so a bed-mounted spare can be swung out of the way when access to the rest of the bed is needed. The concept is powered by General Motors’ 3.6-liter V6 and eight-speed automatic transmission with a four-wheel drive transfer case.
The changes to the GMC Canyon AT4 OverlandX give the truck an approach angle of 27.7 degrees and a ground clearance of 10 in (254 mm) on 33-in BF Goodrich KM3 Mud-Terrain tires on ATV-made 17-in wheels. Water fording in the rig is set at 32.1 in (815 mm).
Overlanding gear is mounted on a stainless steel truck bed cap, which holds a roof-mounted tent with 270-degree awning, added Jerry cans for fuel and water, traction boards (aka “mud boards”), an off-road jack in a mount, a cooler and kitchenette package, solar panel, and truck bed storage drawer system.
GMC aimed to have all of the accessories match the truck’s design cues for a unified, rugged appearance. AT4 badges and other design details on the truck are customized for the OverlandX concept.
The GMC Canyon AT4 OverlandX concept is on display at the Overland Expo Mountain West 2021 in Loveland, Colorado through Sunday, August 29. The video below has more.