GMC boosts the new Canyon AT4 with a selection of off-road parts. It’s called the AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition. It’s still not quiet a Colorado ZR2 in GMC clothing, but check out all the things GMC did. The Performance Edition loses its chin spoiler (that is on the standard AT4) and gains a suspension leveling kit. This results in a massive 35% improvement in the front approach angle. This truck now has 30-degrees of approach angle. This is a great update, but this is still not a class-leading approach angle. The truck also gets unique blacked out accents, wheels, badges, and an exhaust tip.
2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Performance
The Performance Edition offers additional skid plates for extra protection when hitting those tough off-road obstacles. The tires remain the same 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs. This is a good and aggressive tire that matches this truck just right. The wheels are blacked out 17-inch units. The Performance package also includes what GMC calls a Rocker Panel Protectors. This is basically a “rock-slider” that GM offers for additional protection. If you are wondering about the shocks, these remain the same as a standard AT4. This truck does NOT get a wider stance and the DSSV Multimatic shocks from the ZR2.
When this special AT4 reaches the market in early 2021, it will also have to contend against the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor, 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon/Mojave, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, and other specialty midsize off-road trucks.
The Off-Road Performance Edition package also offers a spray-in bedliner and accessory floor liners on the inside. The package pricing has not yet been announced. You will be able to order this special edition by the end of this year, according to GMC.
Check out our latest review of a standard model of the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4.