2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X ready to hit the dealerships this spring [w/video]

Article by Andrew Christian, on February 1, 2016

The current Sierra All Terrain truck is impressive enough but for the 2016 model-year, GMC has seen it fit to unveil a special edition of the Sierra called the Sierra All Terrain X. The X model takes all that the Sierra has been popular for, and adds in its own flavor to achieve incredible off-road performance as well as breathtaking visuals.

The All Terrain X is a reflection of customer preference, particularly a taste for personalization that’s now prevalent among drivers of off-road vehicles. GMC simply took those preferences, and applied them to the All Terrain X in the manner that it executed the old Sierra Denali.

The result – a limited edition model with the latest in driving and infotainment technology combined with an impressive monochromatic exterior finish. The Sierra All Terrain X’s capabilities are made possible by a set of mechanics and technologies, including an Eaton 4-wheel-drive locking rear differential as well as a Z71 Off-Road suspension package. This package includes Rancho monotube shocks, a high capacity air cleaner and Hill Descent Control Technology.

There is even an inclinometer to keep tabs on the trucks’ altitude when climbing hills. The All Terrain X’s impressive exterior includes a unique grille built into the body. The grille features a body-color surround finish paired with tinted chrome accents. In addition, GMC carries on with the monochromatic aesthetics, the front and rear bumpers are also finished in the body exterior.

Responsible for pushing the truck forward are pairs of 18x8.5-inch black aluminum wheels, attached with off-road 265/65R18SL Mud-Terrain-rated Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac MT tires.

As for its power source, the 2016 Sierra All Terrain X has a monstrous 5.3-liter V8 engine that delivers 365 horsepower -- ideal for the car’s all-season, all-terrain capabilities. The engine is connected to a high performance exhaust system.

Black dominates all of the exterior and interior furnishings of the Sierra All Terrain X limited edition truck: black finish is used in the sports side steps, the bed-mounted sport bar, body side moldings and body color door handles.

Even the exterior mirrors are finished in black. Illumination is provided by high-performance LED lights, while parking safety is further ensured by Rear Park Assist technology. Black is definitely intimidating and adds character to the 2016 Sierra All Terrain X, but five other colors are available. These are, namely, Summit White, Stone Blue Metallic, Iridium Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Light Steel Gray Metallic.

2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X is scheduled to roll out to dealerships in spring this year. Everything about the 2016 Sierra 1500 is new and reimagined – from its exterior styling to the various engineering refinements that it has over its previous models. With its new look, the Sierra 1500 sets itself apart from its own predecessors and its own cousins in the GMC fleet.

All models of the 2016 Sierra 1500 feature redesigned LED headlamps styled in the signature GMC lighting. Inside the car is a host of impressive new technologies, including phone integration using GMC’s IntelliLink service. This service supports micro-transactions using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, as well as give drivers access to navigational information and hands-free SMS messaging.

Press Release

GMC Announces Sierra All Terrain X

GMC today announced the 2016 Sierra All Terrain X – a special edition of the All Terrain model, featuring exclusive premium content that enhances off-road capability and an aggressive, monochromatic appearance.

The All Terrain X’s powerful attitude reflects a popular personalization trend among off-road enthusiasts, executed with the top-range refinement GMC has cultivated for years with models such as the Sierra Denali. Its premium package of monochromatic exterior trim and special equipment offers a customized appearance in a limited-edition model, complemented with GMC’s latest technologies.

The Sierra All Terrain package blends capability with unique style to make a statement on or off road. Highlights include:

4WD with Eaton locking rear differential
Z71 Off-Road suspension package with Rancho monotube shocks, high-capacity air cleaner, Hill Descent Control and underbody transfer case shield
Rear Park Assist
Unique grille with body-color surround and tinted chrome accents; body-color front and rear bumpers (rear bumper with corner steps)
Spray-on bedliner
All-Terrain-logo instrument cluster
Inclinometer in the driver information center.
Product Details

The new Sierra All Terrain X is offered on the 2016 Sierra 1500 4WD crew cab/short box models with SLT trim. In addition to the standard All Terrain content, the “X” package includes:

265/65R18SL Mud-Terrain-rated Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac MT tires, designed for off-road competence in dirt, gravel and mud, with on-road composure in dry, wet and wintry conditions
18 x 8.5-inch black aluminum wheels
Sport side steps (black)
Bed-mounted sport bar (black) designed to support the accessory off-road LED lighting package
High-performance LED headlamps
Performance exhaust system, which bumps output of the 5.3L V-8 engine to 365 horsepower and adds an aggressive note
Body-color door handles and body-side moldings
Black exterior mirrors, belt moldings and B-pillars
Interior floor liners
Available colors: Onyx Black, Summit White, Stone Blue Metallic, Iridium Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Light Steel Gray Metallic.
On Sale

Spring 2016

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