The GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX made its debut at the Overland Expo Mountain West 2021 event in Loveland, Colorado in late August. While its arrival flew somewhat under the radar, there’s actually one very good reason to get excited about this accessorized concept truck: we believe it serves as a sneak preview of the upcoming 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X production model.
We were able to get a closer look at the GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX at the 2021 SEMA show in Las Vegas this week, so we decided to record this walkaround video show you some of the vehicle’s more interesting features.
As our video shows, the Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX is finished in a gloss grey color and features contrasting black plastic fenders, a matte black hood decal and red accented tow hooks. The truck also rides on 17-inch AEV Crestone wheels, which feature a matching red lip accent, along with aggressive 33-inch BFGoodrich KM3 Mud-Terrain tires.
We believe that this concept previews the upcoming 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X production model, which will essentially be the GMC equivalent of the Chevy Colorado ZR2, only for the next generations of both trucks. As such, it also features various off-road-focused upgrades, including the same MultiMatic DSSV dampers as the ZR2, as well as the same front and rear electronic locking differentials.
Other performance upgrades include stronger cast-iron control arms, wider front and rear tracks, underbody skidplates, guide lines, as well as AEV’s off-road rocker panel protectors. Out back resides a 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.
An aftermarket bed cap, a rooftop tent and an awning, plus an onboard cooktop and refrigerator, make the OVRLANDX more of a mobile command post than a regular pickup.
As previous GM Authority spy shots show, the upcoming 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X will ride on 17-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires. This model will be based on the overhauled 2023 GMC Canyon, which will be the first model year of the all-new, third-generation Canyon.
This new, third-generation Canyon will ride on an updated version of the same GMT 31XX platform used by the second-gen model and will also introduced all-new exterior and interior, among other changes and updates. Powering the next-gen model will be the turbocharged 2.7L I-4 L3B engine, where it’s expected to make upwards of 300 horsepower and around 330 pound-feet of torque.
Watch the video below for a detailed walk-around of the concept: