The 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV is an Off-Road Pickup With Some Impressive Enhancements

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The GMC Canyon AT4X AEV, inspired by the Sierra 1500, is getting an off-road transformation. This model shares similarities with the Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison.

Just like its Chevy counterpart, the Canyon AT4X receives substantial off-road enhancements from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), a renowned expert in off-road gear for 25 years. It comes equipped from the factory with a 4.5-inch lift kit, an increase of 1.5 inches over the standard Canyon AT4X. With enhanced lift, larger fender flares, and 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, the Canyon AT4X AEV boasts an impressive 12.2 inches of ground clearance, claimed to be leading in its class. This increased clearance contributes to achieving a 38.2-degree approach angle, a 26-degree departure angle, and a 26.9-degree breakover angle.

More than just a lift kit, the off-road Canyon comes equipped with rugged AEV components, including stamped steel front and rear bumpers, boron-steel skid plates for crucial underbody protection, heavy-duty recovery points, and a front bumper capable of accommodating a winch. It also features Salta wheels that can support beadlocks. For connecting winches or other off-road accessories, three auxiliary switches are included as standard.

The powertrain remains identical to the standard GMC Canyon, featuring a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Notably, it shares the same powertrain as the Colorado ZR2 Bison.

In essence, this GMC iteration is a ZR2 Bison with a GMC badge and minor aesthetic differences. It shares AEV skid plates, bumpers, and winch adapters with the Bison, as well as the same tires and lift kit. Since the AEV emblem represents a Bison (explaining the Chevy’s name), you’ll even find the same logo on the headrests.

Pricing details for the Canyon AT4X AEV have not been disclosed by GMC, but it is anticipated to be available for purchase later this year. It is expected to be priced slightly higher than its Chevrolet counterpart, given that the Canyon is generally more expensive than the Colorado.

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