Overlanding has become a world of its own, with several parts and vehicle customization companies, media publications, and guide services popping up all over the place. GMC realizes this, and to capitalize on the overlanding craze, the automaker built a Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX off-road concept to show off at the Overland Expo Mountain West 2021, which took place last week.
The OVRLANDX concept carries a kitchenette, solar panels, and more.GMC
Some of the upgrades on the truck include:
- Cast-iron control arms
- A heavy-duty front bumper with winch
- Front and rear electronic locking differentials
- An off-road jack and mount
- Multimatic DSSV dampers
- Off-road rocker panel protectors
Listing the rest of the upgrades would take more words than anybody cares to read but rest assured that they are plentiful and impressive. GMC says that the concept truck gained legitimate capability from the upgrades.
The approach angle is 27.7 degrees, and the truck can ford water up to 32.1 inches, which come thanks to a ground clearance of 10 inches and a custom-built snorkel system. The truck rides on 17-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch BFGoodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires.
Since it’s an overlanding concept, the truck needs the ability to support its passengers well off the beaten path. To do that, GMC gave the Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX a cooler and kitchenette, solar panel, and a truck bed storage system with drawers.
You can build something similar to the concept with off-the-shelf parts.GMC
As a concept truck, it’s unlikely the AT4 overlanding rig will make it into production as it sits. That said, it’s an interesting idea for an intrepid Canyon owner to use as a blueprint. Outside of the chassis work, most of the parts and upgrades can be purchased and installed without a major hassle, but if you’re in the market to build a rig, it’s best to research your truck’s payload capacity and capabilities before overloading for overlanding.