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2021 GMC CANYON AT4 INTRODUCED: OFFICIAL

The Canyon Denali Was Also Updated For The 2021 Model Year

GMC Canyon AT4
2021 GMC Canyon AT4

GMC will uncover the all-new 2021 Yukon SUV family this week in Colorado. But before that happens, the iconic truck and SUV brand is whetting our appetites with the reveal of a refreshed 2021 GMC Canyon pickup truck, highlighted by the new AT4 off-road package. With its introduction, the GMC Canyon AT4 effectively replaces the All Terrain package from years prior. Here’s a breakdown of the kit:

  • Greater capability from 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires fitted to 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Off-road tuned suspension with Advanced Hill Descent Control System
  • Four-wheel drive system with Eaton G80 rear locking differential
  • Transfer case skid plate providing additional protection when traveling off the beaten path
  • Red tow hooks.

Now, those that pay attention may notice something: the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 package doesn’t really have any difference from the All Terrain package it replaces, save for red tow hooks. The wheels, tires and off-road hardware all appear to be carryover, but at least the seats appear to wear new skin, highlighted by the embroidered headrests.

Under the hood of the GMC Canyon AT4 is the choice of two unchanged engines. The standard mill is GM’s ubiquitous 3.6L V6 engine with 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, while the upgrade is a 2.8L Duramax four cylinder turbodiesel with 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.

While it’s not pictured, the 2021 GMC Canyon Denali promises to deliver more refinement than years prior. The package will still come with 20-inch wheels, assist steps, and levels of chrome that the Denali sub-brand has become known for. The interior includes open-pore ash wood trim, aluminum accents and unique stitch work. Finally, a new Cocoa/Dark Atmosphere color theme further is added as an interior option. Standard heated and ventilated front seats with a heated steering wheel make a return, as well.

The new 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 and Denali will be built alongside the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado exclusively at the GM Wentzville Assembly plant in Missouri. Pricing will be announced later this year.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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