This GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX Concept Isn’t Letting Jeep And Toyota Get All The Overlanding Glory: News

GMC gives the Canyon much-needed ruggedization

All right, this GMC Canyon AT4 looks pretty awesome.

Folks flock to the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, Jeep Gladiator Rubicon and even the Chevy Colorado ZR2 to buy a sweet off-road truck, and to build up into overlanding rigs. You don’t see quite as many examples of the GMC Canyon AT4 going that route, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Of course, creative and ambitious owners out there can transform their trucks into mean and capable rigs, but now GMC hit this year’s Overland Expo Mountain West in Loveland, Colorado with their own overland-worthy concept.

Underneath, the GMC Canyon OVRLANDX (yes, that is how it’s spelled) concept builds on the standard, 3.6-liter V6-equipped truck. That comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, though GMC upgraded most of the important bits. Right off the bat, this concept brings a factory lift — bringing the total ground clearance up to 10.0 inches from the standard AT4’s 8.2 inches. The OVRLANDX’s approach angle measures up to 27.7 degrees, which is actually slightly lower than the AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition Package’s 29.5-degree angle thanks to the beefier skid plate.

Speaking of added protection, the concept also brings in rock rails, cast iron control arms, and a heavy-duty front bumper with an integrated winch. Beyond that, GMC fitted bulkier recovery points, as well as 33-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires on 17-inch AEV Crestone beadlock-capable wheels. A custom-made snorkel allows the AT4 OVRLANDX to ford water up to 32.1 inches deep. Guy lines running from the hood to the roof help protect the windshield from low-hanging branches.

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More off-road goodies

Moving around to the back and up top, the GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX concept brings even more off-roading gear. Wheel flares with integrated task lamps fill out the truck’s stance with those mud-terrains, and it also brings in an AEV rear bumper, swivel-style rear tire mount, a stainless steel bed cap and a roof-mounted tent with a 270-degree awning, as well as a solar panel. Integrated into the rear area, there’s a Decked bed storage system with a kitchenette and cooler, jerry cans for water and fuel, traction boards, and an off-road jack and mount.

Underneath, this truck gets helpful upgrades from its Colorado ZR2 cousin. That includes Multimatic DSSV spool valve shocks, as well as front and rear locking differentials.

Finally, throughout the Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX concept you get exterior and interior styling features bespoke to this truck, beyond just fitting all the off-road changes. The truck gets unique headlight and grille finishes, while the inside gets an exclusive black-and-tan interior, rather than your standard Jet Black affair.

While GMC says this truck shows the brand’s “off-road performance vision”, we’ll have to wait and see if GM actually goes full-send and offers this setup as an OEM package. As the package does (mostly) use off-the-shelf parts, you could conceivably come close to GMC’s vision with your own Canyon AT4 as well.

We’ll have more coming on this concept soon from Overland Expo Mountain West, so stay tuned! Check out one of our latest Canyon AT4 off-roading videos below: