2023 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X AEV Edition Raises the Bar Even Higher

Maybe because the Sierra 1500 AT4 and AT4X models weren’t quite enough, GMC has decided to raise the bar yet again by introducing the new AEV Edition.

Featuring a bunch of unique parts and accessories designed by American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), the Montana-based company specialized in off-road vehicles and conversions, this truck is essentially the GMC equivalent of the upcoming 2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Bison—and the most off-road capable factory Sierra 1500 ever. 

Upgrades include AEV stamped steel front and rear bumpers with heavy-duty recovery points and standard winch capability up front, five hot-stamped boron steel skid plates that are 3.5 times stronger than cold-stamped steel, race-inspired, laser-engraved 18-inch AEV Salta wheels in gloss back finish (with a recessed valve system for added protection from rocks on the trail) and 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires.

Photo: General Motors

Styling is updated with a unique front grille and fascia to accommodate the new bumper and larger tires, gloss black door handles and a black contrast inner tailgate. There’s AEV branding throughout the vehicle including on bumpers, embroidered head rests and all-weather floor liners. Furthermore, off-road rocker panel protectors and bolt-on step assist are optionally available.

As you’d expect, the AEV Edition features improved off-road stats when compared to the Sierra 1500 AT4X. Among others, the front approach angle increases by more than 27 percent to 32.5 degrees, while ground clearance improves from 10.8 inches to 11.2 inches. The fantastic Multimatic DSSV shocks, locking differentials and two-speed transfer case are the same.

Photo: General Motors

Inside, the cabin in Obsidian Rush boasts power-massaging front seats in full-grain leather, authentic Vanta ash wood trim, a 12-speaker Bose Premium Series audio system and more than 40 inches of combined digital displays.

“GMC has been a pioneer in the premium off road space and this Sierra 1500 AT4X AEV Edition raises the bar yet again,” said GMC Global Vice President Duncan Aldred. “Our customers want an uncompromising combination of on-road technology and off-road capability. Leveraging GMC’s unwavering dedication to providing premium trucks and AEV’s market-leading expertise in engineering and integrating performance-driven parts and accessories, this truck provides unmatched capability, technology and comfort.”

The GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X AEV Edition will launch later this year as a 2023 model. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

Watch: GMC Sierra 1500 is New for 2022

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

Test Drives2022 GMC Sierra AT4X: The Best of Both Worlds?
Yeah, don’t bother telling me: a pickup truck that achieves 15-16 L/100 km is not the best of both worlds, especially with gas prices these days. I know that. But you see, GMC has decided to push the AT4 lineup a little bit further given the strong demand by customers.
ElectricGMC Sierra EV Officially Teased, Reveal Coming in 2022
The Hummer EV is GMC’s new flagship and a powerful statement. Alas, few Canadian drivers will be able to afford one. We’ve known for several months now that the brand will add a second, cheaper electric pickup at some point. On Wednesday, GMC released a first official teaser, confirming that …
News2022 GMC Sierra Adds Two New Models and Plenty of Tech
Following the lead of the Chevrolet Silverado , the GMC Sierra receives a number of enhancements for 2022 including two unique models and lots of new features. Fans and potential customers got a chance to see it for the first time in a TV commercial that aired during Thursday Night …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesGM Adds New Super Cruise Features for 2022
So you prefer to let the car do most of the work on the highway? We have good news for you: General Motors today announced it will introduce new Super Cruise capabilities on six model year 2022 vehicles in the first quarter of next year. The automaker’s semi-autonomous technology allows …
News2024 GMC Sierra HD Gets Big Update, Two New Trims Including AT4X
Just a few days after the introduction of the refreshed and upgraded 2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD (not to mention the 2023 Ford Super Duty and Ram 2500 Rebel ), its GMC sibling is showing up with similar improvements. The 2024 Sierra HD will start to arrive in Canadian dealerships early …
ElectricAll-New GMC Sierra EV to be Revealed October 20
We’ve known for over a year that GMC is preparing to introduce a more affordable and more reasonable alternative to the outlandish Hummer EV . The company released a first teaser in December 2021, and now there’s another one announcing the official debut. That day is coming real soon. The …
News2024 GMC Sierra HD AT4X: 18,500 Pound Off-Road Towing Capacity
The Chevrolet Silverado HD ZR2 was presented to the public last April. Now it's GMC's turn to unveil its off-road heavy-duty hauler, the 2024 Sierra HD AT4X. Like the Sierra 1500 AT4X and Canyon AT4X, it's full of off-road bits, and according to Duncan Aldred, global vice president of Buick …
PreviewsGMC Sierra 1500 AT4, AT4X, AT4X AEV: What’s the Difference?
German automakers are experts at using alphanumeric monikers for their vehicles, but GMC is pretty good, too, at least when it comes to its full-size pickup and best-selling product. The Sierra 1500 is currently available in three different models aimed at off-road driving enthusiasts and customers seeking a more rugged …