Taking premium trucks to the next level
GMC adds options for carbon fibre bed, Duramax diesel and more to 2020 Sierra 1500
GMC has announced a number of updates for its 2020 Sierra 1500 that the company states will take premium trucks to the next level. Availability of a carbon fibre bed, the 3.0L Duramax turbodiesel and 10-speed automatic transmission, plus additional technology like Adaptive Cruise Control - Camera, add to a robust portfolio of technologies that deliver an innovative and premium ownership experience.
Top towing technology
The Sierra already features an innovative suite of towing technologies that enable an exceptional light-duty towing experience. For 2020, the Sierra 1500 will be available with the upgraded ProGrade Trailering System introduced earlier this year on the 2020 Sierra HD.
The ProGrade Trailering System now features an available 15 unique camera views, including a transparent trailer view to help optimize the driver's view around the truck and compatible trailers to provide added confidence when towing. New for 2020, the available transparent trailer view uses the tailgate-mounted camera and an available accessory camera mounted on the rear of the trailer. The resulting display helps the driver to virtually see through the trailer, benefiting drivers when navigating parking lots, merging into traffic and making tight turns.
The in-vehicle Trailering App has updated features and enhanced mobile integration for 2020. Owners will now be able to create and edit trailer profiles through the myGMC mobile app and load them into their Sierra, saving time when hooking up for the first time. Owners will also have the option of making a trailer profile shareable for easy transfer of trailer specs. The in-vehicle Trailering App will now also send maintenance reminders and trailer mileage information to an owner's phone.
Also new for 2020, the Sierra 1500 will feature available smart trailer technology designed to allow access to select features of the iN∙Command Control System from ASA Electronics through the myGMC mobile app, either on compatible Android and iOS smartphones or on the vehicle's infotainment system via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility.
Adaptive Cruise Control available
For 2020, the Sierra also receives Adaptive Cruise Control - Camera available on SLT, AT4 and Denali trim levels. The system features a single high-mounted camera behind the rearview mirror and can bring the Sierra to a complete stop.
The 2020 Sierra is also capable of supporting SiriusXM's next generation audio entertainment platform.
New for 2020, the 10-speed automatic transmission is now offered with the 5.3L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management. The 5.3L V-8 and 10-speed automatic pairing will be standard on the Sierra Denali and Sierra AT4 and available on all four-wheel drive Sierras with the SLE trim level and above. The 10-speed automatic has more gears for more ratios, giving Sierra refined performance and outstanding shift quality.
The previously announced available 3.0L Duramax inline-six turbodiesel engine will pair with the 10-speed automatic as well. The 3.0L Duramax produces an SAE-certified 277 hp and 624 Nm (460 lb.-ft.) of torque at just 1,500 rpm, perfectly suiting the engine for off-road use in the Sierra AT4. That amount of torque at such a low engine speed - and the truck's driving range - adds another level of capability to the Sierra's most off-road-focused package ever.
The 3.0L Duramax will be available on Denali, AT4, SLT, Elevation and SLE models.
Continued technological excellence
The Sierra offers what GM states is the world's first MultiPro Tailgate, with six unique functions and positions offering enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, a standing workstation and easy access to items in the box. The GMC-exclusive CarbonPro Pickup Box is the industry's first carbon fibre pickup box, developed to increase durability, efficiency and functionality while offering dent, scratch and corrosion resistance.
A multi-colour Heads-Up Display projects key, customizable vehicle data on the windshield on a 15-inch-diagonal display. The Rear Camera Mirror offers an available dual-function interior rearview mirror with a camera view display that provides a wide view unobstructed by common visual obstructions like occupants or cargo. This next generation system features the ability to tilt or zoom the view.
The 2020 Sierra Denali features an Adaptive Ride Control suspension system designed to provide premium driving refinement with exceptional responsiveness. It provides continuous ride damping by employing sophisticated sensors to monitor road conditions and chassis responses in real time.