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GMC offers 10-speed Allison transmissions in 2020 Sierra Heavy Duty

Jaclyn McQuaid, GMC Vehicle Chief Engineer, Heavy Duty Trucks.
Jaclyn McQuaid, GMC Vehicle Chief Engineer, Heavy Duty Trucks. "The all-new 10-speed transmission with closer gear spacing allows the engine to operate in an optimal range at all times with varying load and terrain conditions."

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. announced along with GMC the availability of a 10-speed, fully automatic transmission in the new Sierra heavy-duty truck. Equipped with the Allison branded 10-speed transmission, the 2020 Sierra will debut in February 2019.

"Trailering is the most important consideration for Sierra Heavy Duty customers and the new features and technologies, including the Allison fully automatic transmission, make it easier than ever to hitch a trailer and tow it confidently," said Jaclyn McQuaid, GMC Vehicle Chief Engineer, Heavy Duty Trucks. "The all-new 10-speed transmission with closer gear spacing allows the engine to operate in an optimal range at all times with varying load and terrain conditions."

The Allison branded automatic transmission, manufactured by General Motors, combines enhanced performance and fuel economy, greater operational flexibility, and improved driver comfort and control, with an industry-leading reputation for uptime and reliability. Designed for high-performance and low-maintenance, the Allison 10-speed coupled with GMC's Duramax diesel engines provide the superior power delivery and productivity customers demand.

"We are pleased that General Motors continues to expand the range of Allison products available for their customers with the Sierra," said John Coll, senior vice president of global marketing, sales & service, Allison Transmission. "Allison Transmission and GM have a long history of collaboration and innovation."

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  • Allison Transmission, Inc.

    One Allison Way
    Indianapolis , IN
    US , 46222-3271

    Allison Transmission is the world's largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,600 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. 

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  • GM Canada

    Customer Communication Centre #163-005
    1908 Colonel Sam Drive
    Oshawa , ON
    CA , L1H 8P7

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