OE Spotlight: 2024 GMC Sierra AT4X HD

GMC first jumped into the off-road market when it introduced the capable Sierra 1500 AT4X and Canyon AT4X. Today, GMC announced another bold move with the introduction of the first-ever 2024 GMC Sierra HD AT4X. This new Sierra HD AT4X also features the AEV Edition — a truck that enables adventurers to go further while still having the towing capability essential for heavy-duty haulers.

The new Sierra HD AT4X bolsters GMC’s lineup of premium off-road trucks. It balances increased off-road capability, and smooth on-road handling, offering the most trailering technology in its class and first-class luxury and comfort features.

“GMC’s AT4X trim, which will be available across the entire GMC truck lineup, offers customers more premium choices when it comes to ‘do-it-all’ capabilities,” said Duncan Aldred, global vice president, Buick-GMC. “Each model delivers unique strengths, with the all-new Sierra HD AT4X taking it to the max, giving our customers the most luxurious and most off-road capable HD, we’ve ever offered. AT4X means you can conquer almost any terrain, in complete comfort and with the towing power to bring your recreational toys, gear, or camper along for the adventure.”


Towing a trailer off-grid has never been so “remotely” possible.

GMC Sierra Options Abound

Building on the foundation of the revamped 2024 Sierra HD, which receives fresh design updates, newly available premium interiors, and an all-new tech-focused layout, the new Sierra HD AT4X’s highlights include:

  • Available 18,500-pound max trailering capacity
  • Factory-installed 1-1/2-inch suspension lift
  • Multimatic DSSV dampers
  • Rear e-locking differential
  • 35-inch Goodyear Territory tires
  • Specific front upper and lower control arms and specific steering knuckles
  • Larger steel transfer case skid plate and front aluminum skid plate
  • Unique Obsidian Rush interior featuring premium appointments like massaging, full-grain leather-wrapped front seats

The GMC Sierra HD AT4X also includes a new Off-Road Mode. When engaged, the Off-Road Mode adjusts various vehicle calibrations, such as the anti-lock brakes, and traction and stability control, to provide optimized performance when venturing off-road. Additionally, Off-Road Mode alters throttle progression and transmission shifts to allow for better off-road control and performance.

The exclusive Obsidian Rush interior of the 2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD AT4X.

Heavy Duty Gets Heavier Duty

The available AT4X AEV Edition adds even more rugged features with robust stamped steel bumpers with integrated recovery points and front winch capability. It also features heavy-duty steel skid plates that help keep vital components protected on the trail. Additional features include unique 18-inch Salta wheels, exterior badging, and interior cues.

“The GMC Sierra HD is an ideal foundation when it comes to on-road performance, off-road capability, and insane pulling power,” said AEV CEO and founder Dave Harriton. “As with the Sierra 1500 before it, we took AEV’s signature performance-driven approach and dedication to detail to elevate the aspects that off-road customers want and demand in their heavy-duty truck. The result is an awesome truck with capability and confidence in all the right spots.”

In addition to the standard 6.6-liter gas engine, the AT4X is available with the turbocharged 6.6-liter Duramax Turbo Diesel. Hauling a load or pulling a trailer was never easier. Enhanced for 2024, it will deliver 470 horsepower and 975 lb-ft of torque, offering more power across the entire operating speed range.

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2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD AT4X.

Both engines are paired with an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission, which is designed to optimize engine power, torque, and efficiency.

Connections Made Easy

Along with the rest of the 2024 GMC Sierra HD lineup, the new AT4X offers the most trailering assistance technologies in the heavy-duty class as well as the available ProGrade Trailering System.

These new technologies include a host of available intelligent assistance technologies designed to help streamline the hitching and towing process. One of those features is the industry-first Transparent Trailer View for gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailers. Buyers will also find available Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert and new, available Adaptive Cruise Control with trailering.

Additionally, there are up to 14 available camera views. These include Hitch View, Bed View with Zoom and Bed Hitch Guidance, and Rear Side View with Trailer Length Indicator.

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2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD AT4X AEV Edition.

The first-ever GMC Sierra HD AT4X brings an interior like never before. Inside, the luxurious appointments and comfort are premium for an off-road-capable HD pickup.  AT4X offers an exclusive Obsidian Rush interior that features power-massaging front seats and full-grain leather-wrapped seats throughout. As a distinguished touch, authentic Vanta Ash wood décor and 12-speaker Bose Premium Series audio system with Centerpoint surround technology is a nice addition. The AEV Edition also features the AEV logo on the front-seat head restraints and unique AEV-branded floor liners.

The centerpiece of the new cabin is an all-new, tablet-style 13.4-inch-diagonal infotainment touchscreen. It is complemented by a 12.3-inch-diagonal configurable driver information center and a 15-inch-diagonal head-up display. Together, they provide customers with an incredible level of personalization and intuitive engagement.

The 2024 GMC Sierra HD AT4X and AT4X AEV Edition are expected to arrive at dealerships in the fall of 2023. Pricing will be announced closer to the start of production, and you can see your dealer for details.

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