There is no doubt the overlanding scene has exploded in the last several years, with key vehicle companies last but not least obtaining on the buzz with distinctive bespoke cars specific squarely at off-highway fans. And GMC is the most current to offer an overlanding distinctive of a existing design with the Canyon AT4 Ovrlandx concept truck, which was unveiled right now at Overland Expo Mountain West 2021 in Loveland, Colorado.
The Canyon AT4 previously had outstanding 4×4 stats. The off-highway-ready mid-sizing pickup boasted a 1” carry, skid plates, better crack-in excess of angles, an vehicle-locking rear diff, and hill-descent handle. GMC just bumped them up with a bevy of updates and vital overlanding accessories. Off-highway performance enhancements incorporate sliders, forged-iron handle arms, a major-obligation entrance bumper with winch, built-in restoration details, entrance and rear vehicle-locking diffs, mud flares with an built-in light-weight, a rear-mounted spare tire swivel on an AEV off-highway bumper, and Multimatic dampers on the shocks for better on- and off-highway handle.
Other off-highway cred enhancements incorporate a 27.seven-diploma solution angle and a ground clearance of ten inches, which is attained by the addition of 33-inch BFGoodrich KM3 Mud-Terrain tires on 17-inch AEV Crestone wheels. A tailor made snorkel presents it better breathing by bringing awesome, filtered air into the engine, although also enabling for the truck to obstacle drinking water crossings up to 32.1 inches deep.
“We wished to showcase GMC Canyon with this concept and punctuate GMC’s dedication to premium, off-highway able cars. Purchaser reaction to this concept’s design will help us additional provide the rising sector of consumers main reliable outdoor existence,” stated Buick & GMC world vice president Duncan Aldred.
It seems GMC is just obtaining started out with this gamut of goodies by tapping some of the most effective overlanding equipment brands to absolutely trick out the truck. A stainless steel truck mattress cap opens up on every single side to make it possible for access to equipment and a trick RSI SmartCap kitchen—not to point out the ability to mount a roof-top rated tent solar panel and a massive, 270-diploma awning for wide-ranging protection from the components.
Within the back of the truck GMC included a neat Decked drawer method to hold applications sorted, a Dometic electrical cooler, and other overlanding essentials like jerry cans, traction boards, and a jack.
“The Canyon AT4 Ovrlandx concept truck was made to stability features with aesthetics,” stated John Owens, direct imaginative designer for the concept truck. “When you’re overlanding, capacity is an critical component, but carrying out it with premium fashion and comfort elevates the working experience even additional for customers who actually want zero compromises.”
We assume GMC developed an wonderful, able overlanding rig—based off of an previously established and common base vehicle—the only suffering issue is this won’t be slated for creation any time soon.
While just a concept, it does give overlanders in the sector for a new truck lots of concepts on how to make their very own Canyon AT4 just that considerably more badass on the trail.
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