The 2021 GMC Terrain AT4 has been previewed in a new family photo showing the all-new AT4 lineup, which the automaker says will “combine off-road capability, innovative technology and bold design, along with GMC’s premium refinement to practically complement an authentic outdoor lifestyle.”
Complete details on the 2021 Terrain AT4 are not yet available, with General Motors staying light on details, only saying it will feature “a rugged exterior, confident capability and advanced technology.” We imagine it will offer similar equipment to the Acadia AT4, which features black exterior trim, a black grille, 17-inch alloy wheels, all-terrain tires and a standard AWD system. The Terrain AT4 will launch in the fall of this year, making it the last of the AT4 variants to arrive, with the new 2021 Canyon AT4 and 2021 Yukon AT4 set to launch in the spring and summer, respectively.
With the addition of the 2021 Terrain AT4, along with the Canyon AT4 and Yukon AT4, GMC will double its AT4 offerings in the coming year. The automaker says the off-road inspired sub-brand “is a winner with customers,” with Sierra sales up 14% year-over-year in 2019, a result that was driven largely in part by the introduction of the new trim level. In a study, the automaker found its AT4 customers are “adventurous, affluent, highly active and younger than the average light-duty full-size pickup truck buyer.”
“AT4 continues GMC’s bold entrance into the premium, off-road and adventure- oriented truck and SUV space,” said GMC’s vice president of marketing, Phil Brook, said in a prepared statement. “For each of the AT4 variants, we listened to our customers and made sure the vehicles met their active lifestyle needs.”
This little teaser also gives us a preview of the facelift that will be applied to the Terrain for the 2021 model year. From this photo we can see the headlights will be re-shaped and will now touch the top corners of the grille, which has also been re-shaped. The AT4 variant also features new u-shaped chrome trim pieces, which underscore the fog lamps. This seems to have replaced the trim pieces that extended across the entire bottom of the front fascia in the pre-facelift model. We imagine some changes will also happen out back as well, but the rear end remains a mystery for now.
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