2023 GMC Sierra AT4X AEV Edition Preview

The 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X AEV Edition parked by mountains.

What’s Different About the 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X AEV Edition?

When it comes to the top of the class in refined and off-road-capable pickup trucks, what could possibly beat out the recently added GMC Sierra AT4X trim? Well, according to some interesting information released by our manufacturing partner, only an updated, special edition version of the AT4X can beat it. So, what’s different about the 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X AEV Edition? The most obvious change is GMC’s partnership with leading aftermarket parts supplier American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). With GMC and AEV working together, the 2023 Sierra AT4X will be among the most capable pickup trucks ever produced. Let’s take a closer look at what this combination of industry leaders will deliver.

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New AEV Features for the 2023 Sierra AT4X

It’s important to look at exactly what AEV does. The company builds very high-quality aftermarket parts that often surpass the specifications of the original equipment manufacturer’s components. The AEV Edition isn’t a redesign of the AT4X, designers choose from the parts maker’s extensive catalogue to enhance the already high-performing off-road capability offered by the AT4X trim grade. Some of the key upgrades equipped on the AEV Edition model will include:

  • AEV Stamped-steel front/rear bumpers
  • AEV Hot-Stamped Boron Steel Skid Plates
  • Exclusive interior and exterior badging
  • AEV racing-inspired Salta wheels w/ recessed valve stems
  • Gloss-black door handles and black tailgate accents

Other truck manufacturers produce special edition packages that are little more than just cosmetic. The several AEV-branded upgrades made to the new AT4X AEV model will actually improve the truck’s off-road performance. For instance, the heavy-duty AEV bumpers improve both the front approach and departure angles – critical for handling uneven and rough terrain. Additionally, the improved skid plates will provide more robust protection for critical components like the steering gear, transfer case, fuel tank and rear differential.

The front bumper and front skid plate used by the 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X AEV.
The rear bumper and of the AEV version of the 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X

AEV Interior Design Features for the 2023 Sierra AT4X

While the outside of the 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X AEV Edition is rugged and ready to tackle anything, the truck’s interior remains as luxurious and refined as ever. Ernie Dean GM customers interested in the unique Sierra variant can expect its interior to feature: 

  • Obsidian Rush interior with full-grain leather seat upholstery
  • Red and white double-needle stitching
  • Premium-leather trimmed instrument panel
  • Black-finished Authentic Vanta ash wood trim
  • Microsuede headliner, sun visors and pillars
  • Premium Bose® audio system
  • 16-way power-adjustable front seats w/ massage feature

More information about the 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X AEV Edition will be available when we’re closer to its official launch date. However, you can start the pre-ordering process to take the truck home today when you make an appointment with an Ernie Dean GM product expert.