As GM Authority has covered on several occasions, the fifth-generation GMC Yukon SUV will be refreshed for the 2024 model year, with a long list of updates and changes on the docket. As before, the 2024 GMC Yukon will once again offer the off-road-oriented AT4 trim level, as spotted in spy photos published in March. But we got to wondering – what would a more-capable GMC Yukon AT4X trim level look like?
At present, GM has no known plans to actually develop a new GMC Yukon AT4X trim level, at least for now. That said, such a model certainly wouldn’t be all that farfetched given the expansion of the AT4X lineup to every other body-on-frame GMC model. In the meantime, however, we created this rendering just for fun to see what such a thing might look like.
For those readers who may be unaware, GMC’s AT4X trims build on the AT4 lineup with even more off-road capability, with the current AT4X lineup including the GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X, the GMC Sierra HD AT4X, and the GMC Canyon AT4X.
So then, with all that in mind, what would a potential GMC Yukon AT4X actually look like?
Well, for starters, it would feature a new design. As such, we added in the grille from the Sierra AT4X, as well as the Sierra AT4X’s multi-spoke wheels. A set of Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires provide the traction. A prominent Safari Bar was added to the front fascia as well, while the front end design was modified with a slightly revised bumper, light bar, and a new skid plate to accommodate updated red tow hooks and a winch.
Rocker protection is in place along the flanks, while in back, we revised the rear apron for an improved departure angle. The exhaust pipes are also tucked under the body, once again in the name of an improved departure angle.
Obviously, GM’s Multimatic DSSV dampers would be installed for the suspension spec, while driver-selectable full-locking front and rear e-locking differentials would help in more-difficult terrain.
Looks good. We certainly wouldn’t mind seeing a GMC Yukon AT4X out on the trail, how about you?