Back in August, GM Authority was the first to report that the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 would offer a new special edition model. Now, that model has been revealed as the new Off-Road Performance Edition, offering enhanced capability to provide customers with the confidence to “venture into rugged off-road environments, all while maintaining the premium comforts they have come to expect from GMC,” per a recent GMC press release.
The automaker states that the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition is designed specifically for “off-road courses or embarking on a weekend adventure,” and comes with greater maneuverability, extensive underbody protection, and a more aggressive approach angle.
Making the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition unique is a new factory-installed suspension leveling kit, as a well as a delete for the front air dam that improves approach angle a further 35 percent – up to nearly 30 degrees.
The special edition pickup also comes with new rocker panel protectors and new aluminum skid plates, which combine with the AT4’s standard underbody protection to armor the majority of the powertrain. The front and mid skid plates are made from 5/32-inch aluminum, and are mounted to protect the lower radiator, the steering gear, the front diff, and the oil pan.
Final touches for the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition include 17-inch Gloss Black wheels, Carbon Black AT4 logos, and a Gloss Black performance exhaust system. The truck also comes with fresh gear in the interior and the bed thanks to new accessory floor liners and a spray-in bedliner.
“When customers are looking for a capable off-road truck, we know that they want improved vehicle height as well as additional protection,” said GMC Marketing Director Rich Latek.
As a reminder, the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 debuted back in January, and comes standard with 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, unique off-road suspension, an Advanced Hill Descent Control System, 4WD, and an Eaton G80 Rear Automatic Locking Differential.
The new 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition will be available to order later this year. Exact pricing information is expected closer to release.