Introduced alongside Big Red’s next-gen midsize pickup, the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 stood as the range-topping variant in the Canyon hierarchy, boasting a suite of goodies intended to take the Canyon’s all-terrain prowess to the next level. Now, GM Authority has learned that the Edition 1 will not return for the 2024 GMC Canyon.
Frankly, this isn’t much of a surprise, as the Edition 1 (RPO code XS1) was planned for the introductory 2023 Canyon, and will be indirectly replaced by the AT4X AEV Edition in a similar fashion to the Colorado ZR2 Bison replacing the Colorado ZR2 Desert Boss. Exclusively available on the AT4X for an extra $7,850, this package included (relevant RPO code in parenthesis):
- Re-configurable bed rails, LPO (RW2)
- Front 30-inch Off Road Grille Light Bar (S3W)
- Off-Road front bumper with Safari Bar (SD0)
- 17-inch Beadlock Capable Wheels, LPO (SMU)
- Forward and Rearward underbody cameras (UXA)
- Accessory power distribution box (VBP)
- Performance Front Skid Plate (SIQ)
- Lighting Wiring Kit (RZY)
- Accessory switch kit, LPO (VZJ)
- Winch by COMEUP, LPO (VW1)
- Edition 1 Tailgate Badge
It’s worth noting that the Front 30-inch Off Road Grille Light Bar, Off-Road front bumper with Safari Bar, and Lighting Wiring Kit options are all no longer available on the 2024 Canyon, even as standalone options.
As a quick reminder, the 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition features a bevy of all-terrain goodies, including stamped steel front and rear bumpers, and five ultra-high strength and hot-stamped Boron steel skid plates. Off-roading specs include a 38.2-degree approach angle, a 26-degree departure angle, and a 26.9-degree break-over angle, as well as 12.2 inches of ground clearance.
Under the hood, the 2024 GMC Canyon will feature a single powertrain configuration, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. Available solely in the High Output tune, this engine produces 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. RWD is standard on the starting Elevation trim level, while 4WD is available on the Elevation and standard affair on AT4, AT4X and Denali trims.
As for structure, the third-gen Canyon rides on an updated variant of the GMT 31XX platform, which it shares with the Chevy Colorado. Meanwhile, production of the 2024 model year will kick off in at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.