- the gmc canyon at4 ovrlandx concept takes the company’s mid-size pickup truck to the extreme, fitting a bed cap, tent, and rear awning for those seeking to live off the grid.
- the ovrlandx gains a lift kit, multimatic dampers, and 33-inch bfgoodrich km3 mud-terrain tires, as well as custom bumpers front and rear and unique extended wheel arches.
- the bed cap comes with an integrated kitchenette and cooler, as well as jerry cans for extra water or gas should you run out while out exploring nature.
overlanding, a mashup of off-roading and camping, has seen a surge of popularity in the u.s. recently. along with custom builds from creative off-road enthusiasts, automakers themselves have jumped on the trend. last year both toyota and ford showed vehicles prepped for overlanding duty, and now gmc is joining the party with the canyon at4 ovrlandx concept, revealed today at the overland expo mountain west 2021 in loveland, colorado.
starting with a canyon at4, gmc added a heavy-duty front bumper with a winch and recovery points, an aev rear bumper, increased underbody protection, and rocker-panel protectors. a lift kit and 33-inch bfgoodrich km3 mud-terrain tires on 17-inch aev crestone wheels provide 10 inches of ground clearance and a 27.7-degree approach angle. the snorkel helps the ovrlandx travel through up to 32.1 inches of water and guy lines running between the roof and hooks on the front fenders shield the windshield from branches along the trail.
the canyon at4 ovrlandx also gains multimatic dssv dampers, front and rear electronic locking differentials, and cast-iron control arms. visual changes include black wheel flares with integrated lighting units, custom grille and headlight finishes, unique at4 badges, a special leather interior, and a spare tire on a swivel mount.
most importantly for overlanding enthusiasts, there is a stainless steel bed cap with a tent perched on top and an awning that extend outwards to provide shade while you cook on the built-in kitchenette. the bed cap also includes plenty of storage, traction boards for if you get stuck, an off-road jack, and jerry cans for gas and water.
gmc said the truck still uses the 3.6-liter v-6 engine and eight-speed automatic from the stock at4. the canyon at4 ovrlandx is simply a concept for now, but the company did say it is “exploring gmc’s vision for its growing lineup of premium yet capable trucks and suvs,” suggesting that a more hard-core canyon could potentially be in the cards.