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2021 GMC Yukon Goes Rugged with AT4 Version for the First Time

After announcing earlier this week the launch of the AT4 variant for the Canyon – a first for the nameplate – GMC said the same would be happening for the full-size Yukon, as the American carmaker seeks to expand the reach of its products.
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Until recently, the AT4 lettering was mainly available for the Sierra, but GMC decided that an off-road-oriented approach across the board wouldn’t hurt. And to make things even more attractive for customers, the AT4 will be accompanied from this model year onward by an evolution of the Denali trim.

In the AT4 configuration, the Yukon (and the XL as well) gets things like 20-inch Goodyear tires, hill descent control and traction select system with off-road mode. Extra protection for the increased dangers the car can be subjected too will be ensured by skid plates fitted beneath.

Inside, this configuration brings exclusive leather seats and stitching, Jet Black interior color theme with Brandy accents, and heated steering wheel and seats (both front and second-row outboard seats).

As for the improved Denali, on deck are things like power sliding center console, nine cameras, 15-inch touchscreen, or panoramic roof.

As for the engine choices available this year, the Yukon remains equipped with the monster 6.2-liter V8 that develops 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. New units though have been added, namely a 5.3-liter V8 and a much smaller 3.0-liter diesel.

“Our mission with the next-generation Yukon was to create an off-road capable vehicle with a premium interior, advanced technology and class-leading space for eight people and their cargo,” said in a statement Jim Danahy, executive chief engineer of full-size trucks.

The full scope of the modifications made by GMC to the Yukon range for the 2021 model year can be found in the press release section below. For now, there is no info on pricing.

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