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GMC unveils Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX concept

In Shakespeare’s language there is an increasingly popular term, Overlanding. It is an adventure activity that marries off-roading with camping, a fad that is gaining popularity around the world and which has given rise to modified vehicles of all kinds. With his AT4 OVRLANDX concept, GMC wants to show that it is sensitive to this activity.

the AT4 OVRLANDX concept that you see on screen was unveiled as part of the event Overland Expo Mountain West 2021, in Loveland, Colorado. This is where activity enthusiasts come together to present the latest trends and the latest accessories in the field.

GMC does not intend to produce this concept, but admits that it is a design exercise that helps it explore new possibilities for its lines of pickup trucks and SUVs.

To come up with an OVRLANDX, GMC took a regular Canyon AT4 and lifted its suspension to achieve 254 millimeters of ground clearance. The automaker then fitted it with 33-inch BFGoodrich KM3 mud tires mounted on 17-inch rims that come from AEV, the specialist behind the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. Moreover, this concept receives the same Multimatic shock absorbers as a Colorado ZR2.

Concept GMC Canyon OVRLANDX

AEV also took care of adding protective plates to protect the vital parts of the mechanics; it also integrated rocker panel protectors and replaced the front and rear bumpers for more solid elements. These bumpers incorporate a winch (at the front) and anchor brackets to help the vehicle release or release from another vehicle in a tough situation.

Concept GMC Canyon OVRLANDX

And that’s not all: GMC has added an external snorkel type air intake, which allows this concept to be submerged up to 82 centimeters. Guy lines have been installed between the roof and the front bumper to protect the windshield from branches on the trails.

Concept GMC Canyon OVRLANDX

But the most important thing for overlanding enthusiasts is the possibility of sleeping in your vehicle. To do this, the OVRLANDX concept is equipped with a stainless steel bucket cover. It comes with a tent on the roof, a retractable ladder for entering and exiting the tent as well as an awning to protect campers from the elements. Finally, the dumpster lid is filled with storage solutions, outdoor and camping accessories as well as containers that can hold gasoline or other important liquids.

Concept GMC Canyon OVRLANDX

Under the hood, nothing has been changed. It’s the same good ol ‘3.6-liter V6 that you find in a regular GMC Canyon, but this concept nonetheless incorporates the same locking differentials as a Colorado ZR2. Its engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. If GMC produced this vehicle, would you take it?

Concept GMC Canyon OVRLANDX

 

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