General Motors unveiled the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 last year, pulling the sheets on the fully updated Light Duty pickup in October. Among the changes was the introduction of the GMC Sierra AT4X, an even-more capable off-roading model. Now, we have new photos of the GMC Sierra AT4X out and about in the real world.
For those who may be unaware, the GMC Sierra AT4X slots in above the standard GMC Sierra AT4 with regard to the 2022 Sierra trim level cadence. This particular example is covered in a healthy amount of road salt, but under the grim, the body panels are painted in Cayenne Red Tintcoat.
The front end of the pickup includes the new Sierra fascia, with a new grille that incorporates gray and silver horizontal slats, a red GMC badge, and an AT4X badge placed in the driver’s side lower corner. In the bumper, the AT4X includes two red tow hooks, similar to the “standard” Sierra AT4.
Viewed in profile, the 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X shows off a set of black 18-inch wheels, around which are Goodyear’s Wrangler DuraTrac Mud-Terrain tires. The rubber measures in at 265/70R18. This particular example also looks to be equipped with a set of side steps.
The suspensions spec is also built for off-roading adventures, and includes Multimatic DSSV dampers, similar to the Chevy Colorado ZR2 and Chevy Silverado ZR2. Enhanced suspension travel provides the right stuff to hit the trails with confidence.
Under the GMC Sierra AT4X are sturdy steel skid plates, which help to protect vital mechanical parts from errant bits of earth. Notably, the standard AT4X is equipped with exhaust tips that are tucked up underneath the rear bumper. This particular model, however, has exposed exhaust tips.
Those exhaust pipes are connected to the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The GM 10-speed automatic transmission and upgraded with front and rear e-locking differentials send it to all ground.