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GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX Off-Road Concept Unveiled

If you were at Overland Expo Mountain West 2021, you might have witnessed GMC revealing its new Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX concept truck. It explores GMC’s vision for its growing lineup of premium yet capable trucks and SUVs. But that's just the tip of the spear. Beyond its rugged good looks, the concept also elevates the Canyon AT4’s off-road cred by showing how it could be customized for overlanding adventures galore.

GMC Canyon AT4 concept driving a fire road

Or, as GMC Global VP Duncan Aldred put it, “We wanted to showcase GMC Canyon with this concept and punctuate GMC’s commitment to premium, off-road capable vehicles. Consumer reaction to this concept’s design will help us further serve the growing market of buyers leading authentic outdoor lifestyles.”

GMC Canyon AT4 overlanding concept camping set up

With the impressive styling and premium appointments to match, the Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX concept truck packs features to satisfy any overlander. Among them:

  • Factory-lifted, wide off-road chassis with enhanced underbody coverage
  • Off-road rocker panel protectors
  • Cast-iron control arms
  • Heavy-duty front bumper with winch
  • Integrated front recovery points
  • Front and rear electronic locking differentials
  • Wheel flares with integrated task lamps
  • Multimatic DSSV dampers
  • Spare tire swivel mount so a spare tire can be kept on the back of the truck and swivel out of the way of the tailgate when bed access is needed
  • Guy lines for protecting the windshield from low-hanging branches

Haevy duty bumper and winch on 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 concept

Beyond that, the OVRLANDX tackles tough terrain with GMC’s 3.6L V-6 engine. It's mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Snorkel on 2021GMC Canyon AT4 concept

GMC says that the concept truck could conquer a variety of obstacles in all kinds of wild terrain thanks to a 27.7-degree approach angle and a ground clearance of 10.0 inches. Moreover, the vehicle could ford water up to 32.1 inches also. And its custom-tailored snorkel could allow for filtered and cooler air intake.

GMC Canyon AT4 concept on rocky trail

But Wait, There's More

Additional features that could help drivers venture off the beaten path include:

  • AEV rear off-road bumper
  • Stainless steel truck bed cap
  • Roof-mounted tent
  • 270-degree awning
  • Jerry cans for gasoline and water
  • Traction boards
  • Off-road jack and mount
  • Cooler and kitchenette
  • Truck bed storage with drawer system
  • Solar panel

pop-out kitchenette on GMC Canyon AT4 concept

All concept features are integrated with GMC’s premium design cues. That gives the machine a rugged-yet-premium appearance. Unique grille and headlamp finishes, distinct AT4 badges, and an exclusive leather-wrapped interior create a sense of confident capability that doesn’t compromise style or comfort.

Interior of 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 overlanding concept

“The Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX concept truck was designed to balance functionality with aesthetics. When you’re overlanding, capability is an important factor, but doing it with premium style and comfort elevates the experience even further for customers who truly want zero compromises,” said John Owens, lead creative designer for the concept truck.

Overlanding setup with expanded roof top tent on 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 concept

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