The next-year Canyon is receiving a mid-cycle update and we are about to see several interesting novelties. Still, the thing that draws the most attention is the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4, which replaces the All Terrain trim level and comes as an off-road version of the mid-size pickup truck. This model is coming with several exclusive features, starting from a couple of nice off-road upgrades and interesting styling solutions. Furthermore, we count on a couple of exclusive interior features as well.
Still, the overall layout will remain essentially the same, so you may count on just an upgraded version of standard Canyon, which many consider a more refined version of Chevy Colorado. In any case, we expect to see this model sometime in the second half of the year.
2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Design and Features
When it comes to base design characteristics, this update has brought a couple of interesting novelties, mostly in terms of the styling. All Canyon models came with a new front face, which includes slightly revised grille, bumper and similar parts. All these novelties make the truck looks bolder and more capable and as you used to, there are some obvious differences between certain trim levels. While the flagship Denali trim comes with a plethora of shiny details, the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 also comes with a couple of aesthetical exclusivities that help stand out from the crowd.
However, we find those mechanical upgrades more important in this case. They aren’t as massive as in models like Colorado ZR2, but they definitely make this version more capable compared to the rest of the lineup. You may count on an upgraded, off-road suspension, as well as on a limited-slip differential. Furthermore, count on skid plates for underbody protection, as well as on things like unique wheels and large 31-inch off-road tires.
When it comes to the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 interior, we count on a couple of exclusivities. That could be things like color schemes, some exclusive materials and similar things. Of course, a couple of additions to the list of standard equipment are also possible. However, most of the things are about to remain the same, so the new version will feature a largely familiar cabin, which is more about functionality and less about aesthetics. Most materials are hard to the touch, while the dashboard shape is squarish, in a typical truck manner.
Still, a great thing to know that the list of standard features will certainly be more than decent. You may count on things like an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and many other tech goodies. On the other side, GMC probably won’t be that generous in terms of safety features, though you may count on available forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, rear parking sensors and similar things.
2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 will come standard with a well-known 3.6-liter V6 engine, which puts out around 308 horsepower. That’s a quite respectable amount of power and we have no doubt that performances will be on a high level. Count on a familiar 2.8-liter turbodiesel as well, which puts around 370 pound-feet of torque, which makes it a perfect choice if you need a great balance between towing capacity and fuel economy. While the V6 comes with a 9-speed unit, the diesel is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 release date, we expect that the new version will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year. As you may presume, some of the rivals will be models like Tacoma’s TRD-badged versions, as well as Nissan Frontier Pro-4X. The 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 price is still a mystery, but we presume that the new model will go around 40.000 dollars.
2021 GMC Canyon Denali Gets Nice Updates
The Denali nameplate has always been reserved for the most luxurious versions of GMC’s models. The 2021 GMC Canyon won’t be an exception and a good thing to know is that the company has prepared a couple of very interesting novelties. Of course, there are new styling details that affected the whole lineup. In addition, the new Canyon Denali features more chrome details than ever. Speaking of the exterior upgrades, you may also count on new 20-inch wheels, as well as on a more distinctive grille. On the inside, this model comes with nicer materials, while additions to the list of standard equipment are things like a heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats.
Under the hood, this version is also available with V6 and turbodiesel engines. When it comes to the price, the exact details are still to come, but we presume this version will start around 42/43.000 dollars.