The GMC Canyon is a popular choice when it comes to the pickup body: a market segment in which every automaker competes fiercely, and also one of the most popular among American buyers. The AT4 package was introduced in 2019 by GMC and has proven to be a success, bringing new buyers to the GMC family. The OVRLANDX is a concept off-road vehicle that GMC claims will offer the best features for off-road and outdoor adventures without compromising on style or comfort.
Let’s find out more about OVRLANDX and its best features that make outdoor life a first-class trip.
Born off-roader from the factory
The GMC Canyon is among the best off-road pickup trucks you can buy thanks to its all-wheel drive system with Eaton G80 rear automatic locking differential, large tires and well-balanced ground clearance.
OVRLANDX is capable of extreme off-road driving as a wide range of features are added to the list. The OVRLANDX has 10.0 inches of ground clearance thanks to 33-inch BFGoodrich KM3 Mud-Terrain tires on 17-inch AEV Crestone wheels. Cast iron steering arms replace the aluminum arms for a longer life and increase the truck’s rigidity when driving off-road. A snorkel is supplied as standard to allow cooler air flow into the engine and contributes to the truck’s ability to explore deep water. The deck setup combined with the snorkel allows the OVRLANDX to water anything up to 32.1 inches.
Along with the list of added off-road features is a wide off-road chassis with improved underbody coverage. Alongside the doors, the OVERLANDX carries off-road rocker panel guards. The front is paired with a heavy-duty front bumper with a winch and integrated recovery points.
Things get more interesting on the back end
The OVRLANDX concept takes adventure and outdoor living to the next level. The rear end of the GMC Canyon doesn’t really have a flatbed, and instead it’s loaded with features. For starters, GMC fitted an AEV rear off-road bumper and a stainless steel truck cap.
Above the stainless steel bed cap sits a roof tent that comes on the standard list and a tent with large coverage. Along both sides of the bed cap, the OVRLANDX is loaded: one side holds gas and water canisters and some storage spaces, and the other side gets a cooler and galley. The design of the galley really gives the premium feeling of outdoor adventure as the glasses, knives and forks are kept in place.
The truck bed storage is almost full and takes up most of the truck bed. Inside are drawers that can be filled with optional accessories, such as draw boards, booster packs, hinges, ropes and first aid kits. The spare tire is mounted on a swing-out gate.
The last touch and the best feature
The AT4 package blends well with the AEV off-road accessories. This is one of the benefits of having an off-road ready vehicle from the factory. Taking a closer look at the front bumper, the LED light strip is unified with the bumper, the skid plate hides the powerful winch, and the color scheme is design perfect. The grille highlights the car’s aggressive and premium design, along with intelligent headlights from the AT4 package. A small detail from the shape of the grill is the snorkel intake, shaped the same as the grill.
OVRLANDX also features Multimatic DSSVTM dampers. Simply explained, DSSVTM stands for Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve. This is what keeps supercars on the track at high speeds and trucks like the Chevy Silverado ZR2 jumping over dunes without bending the frame. It is a suspension system that will dictate how the valves open and close depending on the driving dynamics.
Overall, this off-road concept vehicle will provide the premium feeling of driving home after a long day of outdoor adventure, without compromising on quality, comfort or reliability. This is one of the best features that OVRLANDX provides, as similar trucks like the Land Rover Discovery come at an expensive MSRP, budget builds compromise quality and comfort, and some other off-road vehicles aren’t great for long trips. The AT4 Canyon’s MSRP is $39,595, given that the same 3.6L V6 engine will be used in OVRLANDX, we could soon see this concept at GMC dealers listed around $55,000 – $60,000.