The GMC Yukon is currently one of three models in the GMC lineup not offered with an AT4 trim level (four models if counting the GMC Savana). As we outlined earlier last month, that should change with the introduction of the all-new 2021 GMC Yukon. Since we don’t yet know what the 2021 Yukon will look like, we decided to envision how the current-gen GMC Yukon would look like as an AT4 model. So we grabbed our digital art supplies and rendered ourselves a contemporary GMC Yukon AT4.
To complete the GMC Yukon AT4, we took cues from the current GMC Sierra AT4 pickup, which provides some insight into GMC’s thought process when it comes to producing these dirt-duty variants.
Up front, we swapped out the standard chrome grille with a reshaped replacement featuring a dark grille insert that stands in contrast to the typically bright treatment on the regular Yukon. Our GMC Yukon AT4 also sports front tow hooks mounted in a reshaped lower fascia. The tow hooks are finished in red, complementing the vermilion (scarlet red) body panels and offsetting the black trim bits.
The profile view is punctuated by new wheels, which offer a design identical to that of the 2019 Sierra AT4, not to mention the same knobby all-terrain tires. The body sits higher thanks to a modest suspension lift, while flat-black fender liners reflect errant bits of terra firma.
In back, we find a familiar squared rear end, with upright tail lamps and a sizable hatch opening. However, lower in the rear fascia, the GMC Yukon AT4 offers dual trapezoidal exhaust tips with a chrome finish.
As we covered previously, GMC has announced that every model in its retail lineup will offer its own AT4 variant by 2021. Currently, the GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra HD, and GMC Acadia offer AT4 trims, while the GMC Yukon, GMC Terrain and GMC Canyon do not. That will change starting with the Canyon AT4 early next year. Unfortunately, the GMC Savana will not be receiving an AT4 variant.
As for the AT4 variant of the all-new GMC Yukon, it’s currently unclear whether such a model will arrive at launch for the 2021 model year, or sometime thereafter.
Are you a fan of our GMC Yukon AT4 renderings? Are you excited for the real thing to drop? Let us know in the comments.