The new, third generation of GMC’s mid-size pickup has just been presented. We have seen a completely new design, with all kinds of interesting upgrades and changes. Also, for the first time, the Canyon is available in the AT4X version, which represents the most capable off-roader in the lineup. Considering that the new model debuts for the 2023 model year, it’s hard to believe that the 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X could bring more important updates. Besides the standard AT4X, this model will also be available with the Edition 1 package.
You may count on a pickup that comes with a full load of off-road hardware. Besides mechanical upgrades, there are also various visual updates that accentuate the model’s off-road character. On the other hand, the interior design isn’t much different compared to the rest of the lineup, but it looks very attractive after the redesign. Finally, there is the new, pretty capable turbo-four engine under the hood.
We expect the 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X to arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2024 GMC Canyon AT4X Design
The AT4X comes with the third generation of Canyon for the first time and the 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X will represent the second production year. Therefore, we don’t expect to see any notable changes. The overall design is pretty much the same as the rest of the lineup. Simply, this redesign brought a long of novelties, even though the old GMT 31XX platform still serves as the basis. The platform has been updated significantly, in order to provide much better ride quality.
When it comes to exclusive features, the most important thing about this version is a long list of off-road features. Compared to standard models, this version comes with an upgraded suspension, with Multimatic DSSV dampers. Furthermore, you may count on 33-inch tires, front and rear electronic locking differentials, skid plates, additional drive modes etc.
Edition 1 Package
The new AT4X is also available with the Edition 1 package, which brings even more upgrades. It brings an even more appealing appearance, but also adds a couple more off-road features. Some of the highlights will be front and rear underbody cameras with wash function, 14-inch beadlock capable wheels, upgraded front bumper with safari bar, winch, grille-mounted off-road light bar and more. Also, there are “Edition 1” badges all around the vehicle, while you also get a configurable bed rail system.
Interior changes are not expected, especially after all the upgrades that were introduced with the recent redesign. The new cabin looks way more upscale than before, thanks to the new dashboard design, which looks very elegant. Also, the cabin utilizes new, much finer materials, while the build quality is also at a higher level than before. The new model isn’t significantly bigger than its predecessor, so the amount of passenger space is pretty similar as well.
The 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X will continue with an exclusive two-tone color scheme that combines black and red, as well as with a full load of standard equipment. This also includes lots of tech features, such as an 11.3-inch infotainment system touchscreen, an 11-inch fully digital instrument cluster, GMC’s exclusive head-up display, and a seven-speaker Bose audio system.
2024 GMC Canyon AT4X Engine
Things under the hood will definitely remain the same. The 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X will continue with the most capable variant of the new 2.7-liter turbo-four. The max output goes up to 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, which is plenty enough power to ensure strong performance. The engine comes coupled with the new 8-speed transmission, which sends power to all wheels.
As we already mentioned, this pickup comes with all kinds of off-road upgrades, such as various traction control modes. Also, you may count on e-locking front and rear differentials, which provide generous help in challenging situations.
2024 GMC Canyon AT4X Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X sometime in the last quarter of 2023. The starting price should go around 58.000 dollars, while the Edition 1 package would cost you $6.000 extra. The competition is pretty tough among off-road mid-size pickups. Some of the key players in this niche are models like Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, Ford Ranger Raptor, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro etc.