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The Midsized Off-Roader Will Be On Display At Overland Expo This Weekend

2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition Overland Expo Midsized Truck Off-Road 4x4

After a sneak peek earlier this spring, GMC has finally debuted the 2024 Canyon AT4X AEV Edition. And it’s everything we expected, and then some. Because while, yes, nearly identical to the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, there are a few surprises. And those in attendance at the 2023 Overland Expo Pacific Northwest event will be able to get a close-up look at this top-of-the-range midsized truck, which was designed with overlanding in mind.

What’s Special About The 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition?

Equipped with 35-inch tires, hot-stamped boron steel skid plates, steel rock sliders, steel bumpers, 1.5-inch lift, AEV Salta wheels, a high-output L3B turbo engine with 310 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and more cameras than an art museum, the 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition brings together a unique combination of go-anywhere hardware that seeks to inspire driver confidence like nothing else.

2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition Overland Expo Midsized Truck Off-Road 4x4

Canyon AT4X AEV Edition Off-Road Specs

Thanks to the larger tires (35-inches from 33-inches), and a 1.5-inch lift compared to the standard Canyon AT4X, the 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition improves on the standard truck with a 38.2-degree front approach angle, a 26.9-degree breakover angle and an optimized 26.0-degree departure angle. The truck also features a best-in-class 12.2 inches of ground clearance (yes, over a foot), as the new Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro boasts 11 inches of clearance, and Ranger Raptor offers 10.7 inches. In addition, front wheel travel remains 9.9 inches, while the rear will articulate some 11.6 inches. The new Ford Ranger Raptor can do 10 inches of front travel and 11.5 in the rear.

Should things get sticky, both front and rear steel bumpers feature integrated heavy-duty cast rear recovery points and front winch capability, while providing excellent durability and corrosion resistance. The rear bumper also features removable corners intended for easy removal and reinstallation, should a little contact happen along the trails.

For a little extra dust, the Canyon AT4X AEV Edition also has a launch control feature that engages during the Baja driving mode, helping the truck claw and grab at loose dirt and gravel with more precision. Off road cameras, like on the standard AT4X Canyon, are also present and accounted for. This allows for low-angle forward vision, underbody vision, and even a view that points toward the front tires, to aid in traversing whatever obstacle comes in the way, be it rock, wood, or post-apocalyptic wreckage.

2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition Pricing, Ordering And Availability

The 2024 Canyon AT4X AEV Edition is made in the USA at the GM Wentzville Assembly plant in Missouri, and is expected to be available for customer orders later this year. Pricing for the premium midsize truck is expected to start between $60,000 and $65,000 USD. Which, yes, is C8 Corvette money. But when’s the last time you’ve seen a Corvette driver cross the Rubicon trail with a three of their friends, and a bed full of gear?

2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition Overland Expo Midsized Truck Off-Road 4x4

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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