GMC: New 2023 SIERRA 1500 AT4X AEV Edition Announced

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GMC in cooperation with the American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) recently announced the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X AEV Edition model. The vehicle is presented as a premium off-roading truck equipped with different off-road enhancements from AEV, and the most capable off-road model of the brand ever.

The GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X is equipped with a 6.2L V8 engine providing 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque as standard, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Terrain mode is also available (ideal for low-speed off-road conditions), in addition to outstanding 8,700 lb towing capacity and front and rear e-locking differentials. These differentials can send torque to those specific wheels that lose traction, delivering maximized and efficient off-roading.

The AEV will provide the new model with additional top-class performance equipment, specially designed for off-road vehicles, such as Ram Trucks or Jeeps. The company is the world’s premier OE-quality aftermarket parts and accessories supplier for off-road vehicles. It will add five extra boron steel skid plates for additional strong underbody protection (3.5 times stronger than cold-stamped steel). These plates will cover important parts such as the fuel tank, steering gear, transfer case, rear differential, etc. Further improvements include bigger 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory Mud-Terrain (MT) tires and gloss-black 18-inch wheels, all-weather floor mats in the luxury and ultra-premium interior, as well as AEV branding and design elements. AEV also raises this model’s ground clearance for an additional 0.4 inches to 11.2 inches. 

The steel powder-coated front and rear bumpers from AEV are designed to provide an impressive 32.5-degree front approach angle, and 23.4-degree departure angle combined with enhanced corrosion resistance and durability. It is expected the model to be available at the beginning of 2023 and at a price higher than the normal GMC Sierra AT4X, which starts at $76,500. It is still unknown at what price the AEV package will be offered, but with unofficial prices, the upgraded AEV Edition will cost between $90,000 and $100,000.

Bianca Van der Watt

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