The GMC Sierra HD AT4X Is the Perfect Base for an Overlanding Rig

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2024 gmc sierra 2500hd at4x driving in the desert with mountains in the background
GMC Expands Off-Road Lineup With Sierra HD AT4XGMC

Following the recent debut of the Chevrolet Silverado HD ZR2 lineup, General Motors is ready to show off GMC’s take on the heavy-duty off-road segment. The brand’s AT4X moniker now expands to the HD lineup for the first time with the all-new Sierra HD AT4X and AT4X AEV Edition models.

Like its Chevrolet-branded sibling, the GMC Sierra AT4X models are based on the brand’s 2500 HD chassis. Customers will have a choice between either a 6.6-liter gasoline or turbo diesel engine. The gasoline engine is rated at 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque. The Duramax brings 470 hp and 975 lb-ft of torque, and both engines come exclusively mated to a 10-speed Allison automatic gearbox. All AT4X models include four-wheel drive. The gasoline-powered trucks come rated with a maximum payload capacity of 3291 pounds, whereas the diesels are rated at 3068 pounds. The diesel gets a healthier tow rating of 18,500 pounds however, while the gas truck ranks in at 16,000 pounds.

2024 gmc sierra 2500hd at4x towing a trailer through rocky mountain terrain

Off-road upgrades for the GMC Sierra AT4X include unique front control arms and steering knuckles, a 1.5-inch suspension lift, Multimatic DSSV dampers, a steel skid plate for the transfer case, an aluminum front skid plate, and a rear electronic-locking differential. The package also includes a larger set of 35-inch Goodyear Territory tires to help make better use of that improved suspension package. The adjustments help the HD ATX4 achieve 11.6-inches of ground clearance, as well as approach, departure and breakover angles of 31.6-, 25.7- and 21.2-degrees, respectively. Like the HD ZR2, the trucks come bolstered by GM’s Off-Road mode software, which programs ABS, traction control and throttle inputs for maximum control on loose surfaces.

Every GMC Sierra HD AT4X will come equipped with the brand’s premium Obsidian Rush interior package. Highlights include full grain leather seats with front massage functionality, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, as well as genuine Vanta Ash wood used throughout the trim pieces. The trucks also pack a A 13.4-inch-diagonal infotainment screen, which works alongside a 12.3-inch digital cluster to provide all your information. A 15-inch heads-up display is available as an option.

the exclusive obsidian rush interior of the 2024 gmc sierra 2500hd at4x

American Expedition Vehicles lent their skills to the GMC off-roader as well, improving the recipe with the AT4X AEV Edition. This model brings further upgrades such as AEV’s stamped steel bumpers, which includes recovery points and winch provisions. Like the ZR2 Bison, this model also gets upgraded steel skid plates underneath the truck, as well as exclusive 18-inch Salta wheels. The package also includes some visual tweaks, including AEV badging inside and out.

2024 gmc sierra 2500hd at4x aev edition towing an off road trailer through rugged terrain

GMC is not quite ready to share pricing information for its new off-roading duo. That said, the automaker has confirmed that trucks are slated to arrive at dealerships sometime this fall. You can expect more details and pricing information surrounding the HD AT4X around that time. Expect the trucks to fall close to the top of the lineup, as that’s been the case the GM’s previous collaborations with AEV.

2024 gmc sierra 2500hd at4x in volcanic red tintcoat tackling rocky off road conditions

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