GMC Introduces its Most Luxurious Sierra 1500 Lineup

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Middle East, October 22, 2021 – All-new technologies alongside elevated levels of premium craftsmanship and capability, make the newest GMC Sierra the most advanced and luxurious Sierra line-up to date.

The range is led by the new Sierra Denali Ultimate trim, the most advanced and luxuriously appointed Denali model ever, as well as the most advanced and luxurious pickups in its class. Accompanying the Denali Ultimate is the first-ever Sierra AT4X — the new peak of premium off-road with serious capability and uncompromising refinements.

Sharon Nishi, Chief Marketing Officer, GM Africa and Middle East said: “The GMC Sierra is one of our most popular models and highest selling vehicles in the Middle East. Over the years, we have introduced new generations of the model, including exclusive trims such as the Elevation and AT4 reg-cab, designed specifically for our market. With the global reveal of the newest GMC Sierra and the introduction of the first ever Denali Ultimate and AT4X trims, we are setting the bar high in the truck segment. The all new Sierra perfectly blends design, capability and technology, all of which are significant elements for our regional customers. We truly can’t wait to see the new Sierra on-road and off-road in the Middle East.”

Sierra Highlights

The new Sierra features an elevated exterior design and all-new, expressive interiors, with enhanced technology integration, including a large, 13.4-inch-diagonal touchscreen with Google built-in compatibility.

Additionally:

  • The refreshed exterior features a new grille and revised headlamp design and expressive lighting animation when approaching, starting or walking away from the vehicle
  • A new, unique interior design includes cockpit-oriented instrument panel along with a new, more functional center console that feature electronic precision shift on models with front bucket seats.
  • The new, larger 13.4-inch-diagonal color touchscreen is complemented with a new 12.3-inch-diagonal configurable digital instrument cluster and 15-inch-diagonal multicolor head-up display to provide more than 40 diagonal inches of digital display, the most in its class.
  • Previously announced for the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Pickup and introduced on the 2022 Yukon, Sierra comes with Google built-in.
  • Sierra Denali Ultimate trim offers exclusive design and premium materials, along with technologies and a standard 420-hp 6.2L V-8 engine.
  • All-new AT4X trim that offers an exclusive premium interior and advanced off-road capability, with features such as Multimatic DSSV dampers, front and rear e-lockers and Terrain Mode with one-pedal crawling, while delivering excellent on-road comfort and trailering capability.
  • A new 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine offers greater refinement, performance and enhanced trailering

First-ever Sierra Denali Ultimate trim

The first-ever Sierra Denali Ultimate trim is the most advanced and most luxurious pickups in its class, taking the popular Denali sub-brand to an even higher threshold of capable luxury.

GMC Sierra exteriorUnique exterior styling cues, along with exclusive interior trim and features, are complemented with more standard equipment — including the segment exclusive CarbonPro composite cargo box, offering best-in-class short-bed cargo volume — to set a new standard for premium truck buyers who want to reward themselves.

On the exterior, a unique grille in exclusive Vader chrome, along with exclusive 22-inch wheels, finished in Low Gloss Black with machined accents, Vader chrome GMC logo and unique front fender trim featuring Mount Denali, distinguish the Denali Ultimate. Additionally, GMC’s six-way MultiPro tailgate, the Denali Premium Suspension with segment exclusive Adaptive Ride Control, and power assist steps are standard.

The Denali Ultimate’s Alpine Umber interior builds on the already luxurious Denali cabin, with full-grain leather appointments and open-pore Paldao wood trim. The wood’s darkened finish creates a distinctive color blend, while the unique graining adds bespoke attention to detail.

Additional content includes:

  • Leather-trimmed instrument panel
  • Full-grain leather-wrapped door panels with etched stainless-steel speaker grilles
  • Full-grain leather-wrapped console lid
  • Full-grain leather front and rear seats with the Denali Ultimate badge on the front seatbacks
  • Premium microsuede headliner, visors and A- and B-pillar trim along with leather-wrapped A- and B-pillar handles
  • All-new best in class 16-way power-adjustable and massaging front seats
  • All-new 12-speaker Bose® Premium series with Center Point surround technology with AudioPilot and Richbass woofer
  • Standard Rear Camera Mirror, with full camera display
  • Standard 15-inch-diagonal multicolor Head Up Display
  • Standard power sunroof

Embossed and laser-etched across the interior are a number of topographical maps of the summit of Mount Denali, the highest peak in North America. These maps can be found laser-etched on to the open-pore Paldao wood on the front passenger-side dashboard, in the full-grain leather on the front and back of the front seats, rear seat and door panels, as well as on the exterior fender vent badges.

When it comes to propulsion, the Sierra Denali Ultimate’s standard engine is GMC’s 420-horsepower 6.2L V-8 and it is matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission featuring Electronic Precision Shift. Four-wheel drive, with an electronically controlled two-speed transfer case, is standard.

Additionally, GMC Pro Safety is standard and includes Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Change Alert Side Blind Zone Alert, Following Distance Indicator and IntelliBeam auto high-beams.

Sierra AT4X: the new peak in premium off-roading

As GMC continues to break ground in the premium truck category, the all-new Sierra AT4X — a balanced execution that delivers advanced off-road capability when called upon without compromising the on-road comfort, tech, towing, and payload capability expected from a premium pickup.

GMC Sierra Highlights include:

  • Standard 6.2L V-8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Unique Multimatic DSSV spool-valve dampers
  • Unique springs that, with the Multimatic dampers, increase maximum front and rear suspension travel by 50 mm and 25 mm, respectively, compared with the standard AT4 suspension
  • Two-speed transfer case, with selectable modes for different off-road conditions — including Terrain Mode, which allows one-pedal rock crawling
  • Front and rear e-locking differentials, a combination not offered by any other competitors in its class
  • Specific off-road chassis and suspension calibrations
  • Unique, larger steel transfer case shield
  • 18-inch black wheels with LT275/70R18 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac Mud-Terrain tires
  • Available rocker guard accessory

The functional features are complemented with a unique, luxury-focused AT4X Obsidian Rush interior that balances the off-roader’s capability with comfort and convenience. The cabin is awash with premium leather, including full-grain leather-wrapped and technical grain leather accents, all of which is highlighted with white piping and red stitching.

The interior also features authentic, dark Vanta ash wood trim, best in class 16-way power-adjustable and massaging front seats, a premium microsuede headliner, a 15-inch-diagonal Head-Up Display, power sunroof, a 12-speaker Bose® Premium Series audio system with Center Point technology and more.

AT4X’s payload capability is 1,420 pounds and its trailering rating is 8,900 pounds.

Elevated design — inside and out

In addition to the distinctive design cues of the Sierra Denali Ultimate and Sierra AT4X, the vast majority of the new Sierra lineup is elevated with styling and design updates, inside and out. Exterior highlights include:

  • Revised front bumper, fascia, grille designs and finishes on each trim.
  • New dual-projector LED headlamps, along with a revised execution of GMC’s signature C-shaped daytime running lamps, giving the Sierra a bolder, wider appearance.
  • Animated lighting sequences that activate when approaching, starting or walking away from the truck.
  • New wheel designs on SLT and Denali
  • Three new exterior colors (extra cost): Titanium Rush Metallic, Dynamic Blue Metallic and Desert Sand Metallic.

What hasn’t changed with the new Sierra’s exterior are the professional-grade features that underpin its capability, including the available, industry-first six-function MultiPro tailgate, the available CarbonPro carbon fiber composite bed, which provides more short-bed cargo bed volume – 63.9 cubic feet – than any other competitor

Inside, GMC designers set apart Sierra from the competition with unique, new interiors on SLE, Elevation and SLT trims, as well as unique premium interior designs for AT4, AT4X, Denali and Denali Ultimate trims. There are also new color and stitching designs throughout, with more premium materials throughout the cabin, further elevating the Sierra’s premium look and feel.

Additional interior highlights include:

Interior Sierra Denali

  • All-new 13.4-inch-diagonal horizontal infotainment touchscreen (standard on SLE trim and above).
  • All-new 12.3-inch-diagonal digital, configurable instrument cluster (standard on SLE trim and above).
  • A new center console design.
  • All-new Electronic Precision Shift on models with front bucket seats (a column shifter is available on models equipped with a front bench seat) New power-adjustable steering column is standard on up-level trims.

New 13.4-inch-diagonal screen, Google built-in and more

The centerpiece of the new Sierra’s redesigned interior (SLE trim an above) is an all-new and customizable 13.4-inch-diagonal horizontal touchscreen, along with a 12.3-inch-diagonal digital, configurable instrument cluster. Together, they provide users with incredible levels of personalization and intuitive engagement, starting the moment the driver slides behind the wheel and the driver information center comes to life.

Those personalization options allow customers to prioritize their views and even have two areas of information, to display navigation and trailering details simultaneously, for example, with the option to prioritize one over the other. Or, the customer can choose full-screen navigation, or entertainment or other options. It’s all about enabling a more personalized experience that enhances comfort and convenience.

Additionally, the Sierra comes with Google built-in compatibility (standard on all trims except Pro). With it, many of a user’s favorite phone features are available in the vehicle, through the infotainment system, including Google Maps, Google Assistant and Google Play. With Google Assistant, drivers can use their voice to get directions, play their favorite podcasts, control vehicle functions and more allowing drivers to keeps their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

Google built-in is compatible with both Apple and Android devices, working with and complementing existing connectivity features such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as available Amazon Alexa (standard on SLE trims and above).

Additional Sierra technologies include available multicolor 15-inch-diagonal Head-Up Display, which, along with the 13.4-inch-diagonal horizontal touchscreen and 12.3-inch-diagonal digital, instrument cluster,  take the total of available digital display space in the new Sierra to more than 40 diagonal inches, each helping provide an engaging , customizable and comprehensive driving experience.

 Enhanced 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine

The new Sierra includes an enhanced 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine. Highlights:

  • Torque estimated at 420 lb.-ft. (569 Nm) more-than 20-percent increase over the current engine.
  • A new, more rigid cylinder block casting is complemented with a 30-percent-stiffer crankshaft, which enabled engineers to enhance smoothness, reduce noise and tune the engine for greater torque production, particularly in the usable low-mid rpm range.
  • Higher maximum trailering ratings of 9,600 pounds with 2WD models and 9,300 pounds with 4WD models are achieved with the new 2.7L Turbo.
  • Shift scheduling revisions with the 2.7L Turbo’s eight-speed automatic transmission enhance refinement and deliver quicker downshifts, for a greater feeling of power on demand.
  • The available proven 5.3L V-8 and the 6.2L V-8 both with Dynamic Fuel Management.

The new GMC Sierra is set to arrive to dealerships across the Middle East in Summer 2022. More details and pricing will be announced closer to date.