The 2021 GMC Canyon delivers a handful of changes, including a restyled grille, the addition of the new off-road-oriented AT4 trim level to replace the All Terrain model, and a few other minor changes. There are also major changes to the trim level structure, which we have outlined in the following GM Authority exclusive.
According to our dealer sources, the 2021 GMC Canyon trim level structure replaces several of the available trim levels and even deletes one outright, moving away from the traditional SL-SLE-SLT-Denali GMC trim level structure seen previously. The Canyon Trim is replaced by Elevation Standard, the SLE Trim is replaced by Elevation, and the All Terrain Trim is replaced by the AT4. Meanwhile, the SLT Trim is deleted, and won’t have a replacement.
For the trims that were replaced, the content is pretty much identical. However, content for the deleted SLT trim is deleted as well.
For reference, we’ve included a breakdown of the 2020 Canyon trim level structure and 2021 Canyon trim level structure below:
|Trim level:||SL||Canyon 2WD||Canyon 4WD||SLE 2WD||SLE 4WD||All Terrain 4WD||SLT 2WD||SLT 4WD||Denali 2WD||Denali 4WD|
|Trim level:||Elevation Standard 2WD||Elevation Standard 4WD||Elevation 2WD||Elevation 4WD||AT4 4WD||Denali 2WD||Denali 4WD|
The arrival of the new 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 is undoubtedly one of the big headlines for the nameplate. The GMC Canyon AT4 is offered as the latest addition to the GMC AT4 lineup, with the brand moving to apply the off-roader theme across its stable by 2021 (with the exception of the GMC Savana van).
What’s more, GMC has announced details on the 2021 GMC Canyon Denali, which touches down with new styling. Unfortunately, photographs of the 2021 Canyon Denali have not yet been released, but so far, we know that it will come with a restyled grille featuring a more sculpted, layered pattern that brings it in line with the GMC Sierra 1500.