Earlier this year, GMC formally unveiled the Canyon AT4 off-road model. Designed to replace the outgoing All Terrain, this spunky model brings new off-roading gear and a distinct personality to buyers. However, a new report from GM Authority suggests that the AT4 is about to recieve an all new Off Road Performance Package to help add a dollup of extra performance hardware to those seeking more out of their Canyon AT4 purchase.
The new package has yet to be formally announced by GMC, but the report suggests that the new package will go in a different direction versus its big brother the Sierra AT4. Wheras the Sierra’s suite of upgrades centered around the engine and the truck’s hardware, the Canyon’s suite of revisions will purely focus on making the truck more rugged. This makes sense considering that the base AT4 is already a potent billy goat thanks to its 31-inch Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires, a novel Advanced Hill Descent Control System, and an infusion of protective equipment.
So what can GMC possibly do to improve on an already stout formula? If the report from GMA is to be believed in full, we could see alot of revisions. These would include front and middle performance skid plates, rocker panel protection, spray on bedliner, a performance exhaust tip, and 17-inch gloss black wheels. A front leveling kit would reduce the factory rake which in turn would be beneficial to ground clearance. Rounding out things would be special black AT4 badges to help these models stand out from their red badged siblings.
As mentioned, GMC has not officially announced or confirmed things, but GMA claims that production of the new package will start in the summer, with more information about it hopefully appearing soon.
Wow! A “performance exhaust tip”????? Gloss black wheels??? “Special black AT4 badges”??? I don’t care if they charge $20K for those great off-road options! I’m in!