By on January 29, 2020

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The upscale, off-road-minded version of the refreshed GMC Canyon can’t hold a candle to the midsize excess offered by the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, or even the ZR2 Bison variant of its Chevrolet Colorado twin, but General Motors’ truck division seems intent on giving customers a way to further boost their truck cred.

A package will reportedly offer a roster of things the stock Canyon AT4 leaves off.

As reported by GM Authority, the 2021 Canyon AT4 arriving later this year gains an AT4 Off-road Performance Edition Package to further boost the uplevel model’s appeal.

Like its big brother Sierra AT4, the Canyon AT4 dons a darkened chrome wardrobe, meatier tires, and red tow hooks to go with its sub-Denali interior furnishings, adding a transfer case skid plate, four-wheel drive, hill descent control, and a rear locking differential for go-most-places brawn. Where it differs from its larger sibling is in ride height. The Sierra AT4 offers a 2-inch lift.

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The new package reportedly ups the visual element (gloss-black 17-inch aluminum wheels, performance exhaust tip, spray-in bedliner, black badging) while taking the AT4 closer to what many might feel it should be. Skid plates up front and amidships join rocker guards for upgraded underbody protection. In a nod to the Sierra, the package also brings a front levelling kit. Just how much front clearance is gained remains to be seen.

As with the stock Canyon AT4, power choices amount to GM’s familiar 3.6-liter V6 and a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel four-cylinder, respectively paired with an eight-speed and six-speed automatic.

[Images: General Motors]

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