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2019 GMC Sierra AT4 marks brand’s entry into off-road territory

Over the years, GMC has offered more sophisticated versions of General Motors pickups and SUVs. At the same time, GMC’s Denali sub brand has turned their vehicles a little more upscale. And now, Chevy has gotten a sub brand that is more focused on the offroading segment.

GMC actually invited everyone a bit early to New York so that we could see the 2019 Sierra AT4, before its debut. This is the off roading variant of the pickup. At the same time, the automaker announced that all models in their lineup will carry the “AT4” badge for two years. They also made it clear that the AT4 line will be aimed at the off road segment.

When looking at the Sierra AT4, it does look like it has some offroad credibility. It even gets a two-inch lift kit with Rancho monotube shocks, and it sits on a set of either 18- or 20-inch wheels. The Sierra AT4 is available in four wheel drive and is standard with a two speed transfer case and a locking rear differential.

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2018 GMC Sierra All Mountain Concept climbs Vail ski mountain for winter season debut

The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD has arrived this week at the snowy mountains in Colorado for its winter long debut. GMC’s tracked Sierra Mountain Concept will be on display at the popular ski destination for the entire season in an effort to provide its audiences a better idea of what the off-roader has in store particularly when having to get through the icy cold mountain.

To get down to the nitty gritty of the concept, GMC has equipped the rig of the Sierra 2500HD with a set of Mattracks 150 Series. The tracks have been painted in GMC red to ensure it will be as attractive as the pickup’s body side graphics and other mountain-themed accessories. When viewing the vehicle at the front, you will notice the All-Mountain Concept is highlighted by the RIGID E-Series 30-inch light bar which is cleverly placed above the winch enough to conceal it. Likewise, a soft rollup tonneu by Advantage is placed at the back to cover the truck’s rear bed.

To conquer the snowy trails, the upgraded Denali 4WD Crew Cab has been equipped with several other accessories -- from Thule snowboard racks down to wheel well and underbody lights in LED. Even its passengers will find comfort with the cabin’s leather upholstery and cozy Bose stereo sound system when stuck in the cold. For sure, GMC has dressed up its pickup truck right for the season.

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GMC unleashed wilder Sierra 2500 HD All Terrain X with 910 lb-ft of torque

After introducing the Sierra 1500 and Canyon All Terrain X pickups, GMC has decided to give the Sierra 4x4 2500 HD a variety of upgrades. And for that, we can expect GMC’s crew cab to have the new underbody plate, off-road suspension kit, leather seats, heated steering wheel, park assist among many others. The 2017 SLT Crew cab will be offered in All-Terrain X and four wheel drive. Seeing how it goes with the Sierra 1500, the strong-featured X package can give the 2500 HD pickup the same rugged appeal.

The exterior modifications and hardware enhancements will significantly improve the crew cab’s overall looks and off-road performance. Aside from the black accents, GMC added a bespoke grille surround in either Summer White or Black Onyx body paint. All these features are considered to easily distinguish the Sierra 2500 limited edition from its inferior counterparts.

Moreover, the 2018 Sierra HD All Terrain X features an 18-inch black set of wheels. The tyres, which come from Goodyear, are the heavy duty LT275/65R18. Other standard equipment that comes with the package consists of Eaton automatic locking rear differential and Z71’s off-road suspension system.

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

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.

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GMC is once again taking the Sierra Denali to new heights with the 2016 Sierra Denali Ultimate. With this model, GMC is again showing the world how the different characteristics of the Sierra Denali like its capability, craftsmanship, and style can still be enhanced.

By building on what can already be considered as segment-leading attributes, the 2016 Sierra Denali Ultimate goes even further by having different precision-crafted features that are aimed at increasing the capability, comfort, and design of this premium full-size truck.

The Sierra Denali Ultimate was introduced by GMC ahead of its scheduled public debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. This model is expected to go on sale during the early months of 2016.

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General Motors proudly announces that the GMC Sierra Elevation Edition will make a comeback in 2016 complete with new styling enhancements and other features not previously seen in any Sierra 1500 lineup. The front-end style has been revised; it also now has the GMC Signature LED lighting plus the discharge high-intensity projector-beam headlamps.

Like the Sierra double cab, this Elevation Edition will have the trademark street-smart stance. This is due to the body-color moldings, bumpers, and grille surround. Its mirror caps and door handles add to the look as well. The appearance is enhanced even further with its Elevation Edition badging and the 20-inch aluminium black-painted wheels.

Looking inside, the Elevation Edition offers the latest in technological advances that ensure the driver remains connected every time. It now has a radio that has incorporated to it a 7-inch diagonal screen and is capable of being integrated with a smartphone that has the Android Auto or the Apple CarPlay.

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GM has just announced the pricing for the 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition, a uniquely styled full-size truck that promises to combine a bold, monochromatic look with the latest connectivity technologies. For those interested in the 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition, they have to know that the 2WD model powered by the standard 4.3-liter V6 engine starts at $34,865, while the model using the same V6 engine and 4WD costs $38,795.

Meanwhile, models equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 petrol engine cost $35,960, while the 4WD version is available for $39,890.

Based on the Sierra 1500 double cab with 1SA trim, the Sierra Elevation Edition is available in four exterior colours and arrives with body-color exterior appointments as well as stylish 20-inch wheels painted in black, fog lamps as well as projector-beam headlamps with light-emitting diode (LED) signature lightning.

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GMC is spoiling us with special edition of its trucks and after it unveiled the new Carbon Editions, the company released the Siera Elevation Edition. Set to go on sale later this year, the 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition promises to offer a combination of style and connectivity features.

Based on the 2015 Sierra double-cab pickup, the 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition arrives with body-coloured grille surround and door handles, as well as new mirror caps, side moldings and front and rear bumpers featuring the same colour as the vehicle in order to give it a monochromatic appearance.

In addition, the Elevation features stylish headlamps with light-emitting diode, or LED, fog lamps and 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels painted in black. As standard, the Sierra Elevation is offered with remote keyless entry, power mirrors, LED cargo box lightning and a 110-volt AC power outlet.

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For the 2015MY, the GMC Sierra will receive new Carbon Editions, for those who want to stand out and make a strong statement. The new Carbon Edition is based on the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 and is offered in three different versions in order to suit you better.

Offered on both Serra SLE double- and crew cab models, the 2015 Sierra Carbon 22 Edition arrives with carbon fiber graphics on the hood and up the tailgate panel, black painted grille, body-coloured door handles and new mirror caps.

In addition, the Carbon 22 Edition includes 22-inch black alloy wheels, fog lamps, remote keyless start, Universal Home Remote, a 110-volt power outlet and dual-zone climate controls as well as four-inch black tubular side assist.

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GM officially introduced the 2015 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD, a vehicle that wants to help its customers tackle tough jobs more comfortably. The 2015 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD is set to go on sale this summer and is available on 2500HD and 3500HD double cab as well as crew cab models, and it is offered with SLE or SLT trims.

Moreover, all models are offered with 4WD, including an electronically controlled transfer case. In addition, the vehicles are offered with the Z71 Off Road package, with Rancho twin-tube shocks, hill descent control and a skid plate.

As you can easily see from the photos, the 2015 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD comes with exclusive design features such as a chrome surround on the grille, exterior graphics, underbody shields made of aluminum, as well as unique 18-inch six-spoke chrome cast-aluminum wheels.

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General Motors is recalling 303,000 of its 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks in the United States to repair a software glitch that could result to engine compartment fires. According to GM, eight fires have been confirmed, including three customer-owned vehicles, but that no injuries have been reported.

GM said the fires occurred in areas with "very cold weather." Four of the fires occurred in trucks at GM dealerships and one was in a GM-owned vehicle. The carmaker is advising owners to avoid leaving their trucks idle while unattended. The glitch was found in pickups powered by 4.3-liter and 5.3-liter V-8 engines. Trucks with the 6.2-liter V-8 engine, however, suffered no glitch.

According to the carmaker, it is contacting customers to alert them of the problem, which is indicated by a yellow "check engine light" and an "engine power reduced" message in the instrument panel.

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The reception for General Motors’ next-generation pickup trucks – the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra – was not as good as expected. Despite being regarded as great trucks -- even receiving critical acclamations -- the Silverado and the Sierra were selling badly, as dealers disclosed.

The reason: the pricing of these full-sized pickups failed to consider the current tagging trend in the auto industry – discounting. Heavy discount offers by rival pickup trucks from Ford and Ram continued to sap demand for GM’s offerings, which were launched in June 2013.

Sam Pilato, General Manager at Dimmitt Chevrolet in Clearwater, Fla., remarked to Automotive News that Silverados are "selling very poorly," with his dealership gaining its first 2014 Silverado sale only on Oct. 16. The dealership typically sells between 10 and 25 of full-sized pickups monthly.

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General Motors has increased the prices of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-sized pickups, as their 2013 versions are now running out of supply. All body styles of the base 2014 light-duty pickups will see a sticker price increase of $1,500 on all body styles, according to GM spokesman Jim Cain.

For instance, a base regular cab will see its price surge by 6 percent to $26,670 for the Silverado and $27,170 for the Sierra, including shipping. To temporarily offset the price increase, GM will offer up to $1,500 cash back through the end of the month on vehicles produced after Oct. 7, 2013. According to Cain, the price hikes are part of GM's new launch plan.

He said that they have successfully "sold down all of our 2013 light-duty trucks" and that they now have good availability, noting that they were able to evolve their pricing into "more of a mainstream approach that gives the dealers new tools to close sales."

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General Motors is recalling nearly 21,721 units of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Series 1500 pickups due to the possibility that seats may move in a rear-end collision. The recall will cover 18,972 Silverados and Sierra Series 1500 vehicles in the United States, 2,575 in Canada, 103 in Mexico and 71 exports. 

The vehicles’ manual front reclining seatbacks may fail to meet a federal safety requirement for performance when hit from the rear. In a statement, GM said that no injuries have so far been reported due to the seats.

GM dealers will inspect the recalled vehicle and make adjustments to the seatbacks if necessary. According to GM spokesman Alan Adler, the work will be covered under the new vehicle warranty. In July, GM issued a recall of 843 Silverado and Sierras due to an issue with the passenger airbag that caused some to not fully inflate during crashes.

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General Motors expects its new V-6 engine to increase the demand for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The carmaker’s older 195-hp 4.3-liter V-6 loses in towing power and output as well as fuel economy to similar engines in the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500. The 3.7 liter V-6 in the F-150 provides 302hp while the 3.6-liter V-6 in the Ram 1500 returns 305hp.

GM's new 4.3-liter V-6 now offers 285hp and boasts of higher torque and competitive fuel economy -- 18 city/24 highway – thanks to implementation of advanced technology like direct fuel injection, variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation. GM's new 4.3-liter V-6 also offers the best fuel economy among the similar engines in the three pickups.

GM invested $400 million to retool its Tonawanda site to build the V-6 and three redesigned V-8s, which all belong to the fifth generation of Chevrolet's small-block family.

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The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given five-star overall safety ratings -- the highest possible -- to the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. NHTSA gave five-star ratings to the Silverado and Sierra 1500, as well as the Silverado High Country and Sierra Denali, making them the first large pickups get such ratings since Us regulators implemented a tougher rating system for the 2011 model year, according to General Motors.

NHTSA's new ratings entail tests for side pole crashes and crash avoidance technologies. The pickups gained five stars on NHTSA’s frontal- and side-crash tests and four stars on the rollover test -- with the overall rating a combination of those ratings. The top ratings provide GM giving a marketing edge over rival pickups, which at the best, received overall four-star ratings.

Some of those pickups, like the 2013 Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra were given overall four-star ratings from NHTSA. The agency has yet to rate the 2014 Toyota Tundra. The outgoing 2013 Silverado and Sierra also received four stars from NHTSA. GM launched the 2014 pickups in late spring. NHTSA tested only the 2014 crew-cab models, which according to GM will account for around 60 percent of its light-duty pickup sales.

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After getting their hands on the first 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks last week, engineers at Callaway have commenced their work on developing their latest Supercharged versions of 2014 GM SportTrucks. Callaway will start product development, testing and validation of the 2014 Silverado and Sierra in the next few months.

Supercharged 5.3L and 6.2L versions of every GM pickup are expected to be available later this year. Using its proven supercharging techniques, Callaway expects to top 450 horsepower for the 5.3L versions and exceed 540 horsepower for the 6.2L version.

The new 5.3L and 6.2L EcoTec3 engine will integrate a number of technological advances like direct injection and variable valve timing, allowing engineers at Callaway to get greater control of engine operating parameters. The features will serve as tools for improving compatibility with supercharging’s positive manifold pressure for providing a better way for complying with emission rules and extended durability.

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All-new 2014 GMC Sierra Denali made is debut today and showed its 6.2-liter V8 engine capable to pump out 420 hp and 450 pounds-feet of torque. This means a 20 hp increase comparing it with the outgoing model. For the first time on the Sierra Denali, the 6.2-liter V8 engine will be offered as an option, while a 5.3-liter V8 will come as standard.

The 5.3-liter V8 delivers 355 hp and 383 pounds-feet of torque. According to the official press release, the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine promises an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 23 mg highway on 2WD models, better than any V8 turbocharged V6 pickup on the market. In terms of design, the 2014 Sierra Denali comes with the signature chrome grille, new 20-inch chrome wheels, unique decorative trim, polished stainless steel exhaust outlet and body-color front and rear bumpers.

Inside, the truck comes with an 8-inch Customizable Driver Display that can show relevant settings, audio and navigation information in the instrument panel. The standard eight-inch Color Touch navigation radio with Intellilink, located above the center console, serves as the main hub for Bluetooth-connected phones and portable devices connected through five standard USB ports.

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Aerodynamics played a big role in bringing in design changes to the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra full-size pickup truck, making it more fuel efficient and giving it a more silent cabin. It turned out that the 2014 Sierra had more development time in a wind tunnel than any GMC pickup before it. Aerodynamic engineers like Diane Bloch examined every square inch of the Sierra to spot areas that needs to be improved while demystifying some myths along the way.

They used General Motors’ advanced Aerodynamics Lab, a 750-foot-long tunnel in which flow winds of up to 138 mph as produced by 43-foot-diameter fan powered by a 4,500-hp DC electric motor. The Lab allowed engineers to study the way air passes over, under and around the 2014 Sierra. Advancement in aerodynamics will allow the 2014 Sierra to become the most fuel-efficient V-8 pickup.

For instance, a new air dam below the front bumper reduces drag by directing air toward the ground, away from the 2014 Sierra’s underbody. The ducted flow path between the Sierra’s grille and radiator prevents air from moving around inside the truck’s front cavities.

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Later this spring, dealerships will have the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup truck in stock. It boasts of having the best V-8 pickup fuel economy in the industry. Sierra will be equipped with a new 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 that uses direct injection, cylinder deactivation and variable valve timing.

It has an EPA-estimated rating of 16 mpg city and 23 highway with two-wheel drive or 16/22 with four-wheel drive. Its highway estimates are 2 mpg higher than a corresponding 2013 Ford V8 pickup. It also has a 3 mpg improvement over a Ram V8. Sierra’s new V-8 fuel economy estimates are also higher than those of the 2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost V-6. The new 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 is available with the foremost fuel efficiency with performance and capability.

It has an SAE certified 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, standing for an output improvement of 40 hp and 48 lb-ft compared to the 2013 model. Sierra’s new 5.3L comes with a class-dominating towing capacity of as much as 11,500 pounds.

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