2021 GMC Canyon to Get AT4 Off-Road Variant
Pickup buyers looking for a smaller version of the GMC Sierra AT4 are in luck — the truck brand is planning to release a Canyon AT4 model for the 2021 model year.
GMC has already said it will offer an AT4 variant for each model in its lineup (except the Savana van) by 2021, and the Canyon will now join the Sierra and Sierra HD with this special off-road build. The Acadia SUV received a mostly appearance-oriented AT4 option for the 2020 model year. The Yukon and Terrain SUVs are expected to follow suit in the near future.
The Canyon already has an All-Terrain trim, but this will be replaced by the more-capable AT4. The Canyon AT4 is likely to provide features like skid plates, special shocks, locking rear differential, hill descent control, a suspension lift and standard four-wheel drive for more effective and surefooted off-road performance. It should also come with a variety of special exterior design touches to distinguish it from other Canyon models.
The Canyon’s Chevrolet counterpart, the Colorado, already offers a ZR2 off-road trim, so it would be easy for GM to shift some of those features over to the GMC truck.
The 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 was introduced to the media this month in an unusual manner. Instead of revealing the vehicle itself, General Motors shut the prototype inside a trailer, then displayed it via a see-through trailer view on the touch screen of the truck that was doing the towing.
Not surprisingly, this view didn’t allow for a detailed look at the Canyon AT4. The front end was thoroughly camouflaged, though, indicating that the truck could offer some unique styling there.
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