This year’s season of mid-sized trucks continues, as GMC has announced the 2024 Canyon AT4X AEV edition. The AT4X is based on the impressive Canyon AT4X, the AEV Edition takes things up to a higher level with off-road-oriented enhancements that offer a mixture of class and quality.
2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition Review
There’s no room for a wallflower as the truck is a focal point thanks to beadlock-capable wheels which are wrapped in a huge 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tire. The truck is fitted with a 4.5-inch (114 millimeters) lift which is 1.5 inches (38 millimeters) greater than the AT4X standard. This is a significant increase and also provides the best-in-class height clearance of 12.2 inches (310 millimeters).
With these and additional modifications With these and other changes, thanks to these and other changes, the AT4X AEV Edition includes departure, approach as well as break over angles that are 38.2 26, and 26.9 degrees according. For those who want to put the numbers in perspective the Gladiator Mojave comes in at 44.7, 25.5, and 20.9 degrees. It’s also important to note that the Jeep comes with 11.6 inches (295 millimeters) of ground clearance.
When you put the tape down The Canyon AT4X AEV Edition is distinguished by its high-quality steel bumpers that have built-in recovery points. The front bumper is equipped with a winch and is a great extra. Additional highlights are hot-stamped boron Steel skid plates, as well as bigger flares for fenders to fit the huge tires. The buyers will also be able to find an interior that has been redesigned that includes three auxiliary switches all-weather floor liners, and AEV embossed headrests.
The enhancements don’t end there. In 2024 Canyon’s Baja driving mode, which is only available on AT4X and AEV versions, AT4X as well as AT4X version with AEV, has an option to control the launch that lets you start hot from an unstoppable stop.
The 2024 GMC Canyon models also get updated software and features which are possible thanks to the launch of GMC’s Ultifi platform. The Ultifi platform allows the functions as well as services provided to customers through the internet which means that a variety of functions and features in the vehicle can be updated at a later date remotely.
Performance of the truck remains unaltered, at least under the under hood as all models are driven by the 310-hp high-output version of Canyon’s 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. This comes with a standard all-wheel drive and an 8-speed auto.
The differences are evident once you get past the engine and get the AEV Edition which comes with the 4.5-inch suspension lift as well as 5 Boron underbody skidplates, as well as beads lock Salta wheels that mix the look of a traditional wheel with tough durability. Other options include an integrated Baja driving mode that has been updated to incorporate a built-in launch control function.
2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition Release Date & Price
In addition to other than the Canyon AT4X AEV Edition, GMC announced a few improvements for 2024. Particularly it announced that the Baja drive option – which is offered only for AT4X and the AT4X or AT4X AEV Edition is now available with launch control. GMC stated that it operates both on and off the road, it also “learns the driving surface” to “adjust engine speed and torque accordingly to improve subsequent performance on future launches.”
Another big announcement in 2024 is the debut of the GM Ultifi system for software. This will allow new services and features to be offered through updates to the over-the-air. GMC states that this Canyon AT4X AEV Edition will be available for purchase later this year.
GMC hasn’t made any announcements about the cost, but bet on it to be more costly than the current Canyon AT4X’s base price of $56,995. It’s not a big surprise to see this AEV package debut this pickup in the vicinity of $60,000. We’ll find out when we are closer to GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition’s launch.