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2023 GMC Sierra AT4X AEV Edition Is Seriously Rugged

It's a wonder what a bunch of steel will do for a truck's appearance.

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Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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GMC on Friday unveiled the 2023 Sierra 1500 AT4X AEV Edition.     

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The standard bumpers are swapped out in favor of AEV's stamped steel front and rear bumpers, which include more rugged recovery points and the capability to add a winch to the front.    

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These bumpers also improve the truck's off-road capability, boosting its approach angle to 32.5 degrees (up from 25.5), its departure angle to 23.4 degrees (from 23) and its breakover angle to 23 degrees (from 22.7).     

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Off-roading should come with more peace of mind thanks to five boron steel skid plates covering the front approach, steering gear, transfer case, fuel tank and differential.    

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