GMC has decided to drop another truck on us, the 2024 Canyon AT4X AEV Edition. Yeah, the name’s a mouthful, but hey, so is a Venti Iced Caramel Macchiato with five pumps of vanilla, extra caramel drizzle, and almond milk, but we still order it, don’t we?
It’s the next-gen model, coming in hot just after the 2023 Canyon. The 2024 version has a bit more lift, bigger tires, and upgraded hardware. GMC basically took the AT4X, gave it a glow-up, and then sent it out to conquer the world.
GMC is calling this their attempt to “forge their own path within the premium off-roading space.” Which, translated from corporate speak, means an expensive truck you can take to the grocery store. C’mon, you’re not really going off-roading are you.
The AEV Edition also comes with a host of other features, like a 4.5-inch factory-installed lift (1.5 inch more than last year’s model and we know all those inches matter), heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, and five ultra-high strength skid plates.
But the real star of the show is the introduction of GM’s Ultifi Platform. This is an end-to-end vehicle software platform that allows for over-the-air updates. We’re slowly going downhill to where car companies like GM hold the keys to your vehicle’s features and functionality, doling out updates like digital puppet masters. Tesla and BMW, who’ve been known to unlock features or performance upgrades for a pretty penny, turn your car into a subscription service on wheels. Imagine 10 years from now what this will look like. But you know, bigger tires!
The 2024 Canyon AT4X AEV Edition lets you flex and gives you off-roading utility. While we should be wary of “software updates”, you can’t NOT like this truck. It’s a beast.