GMC announces 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition
The US auto maker GMC has announced the 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition, which is the company's new entry into the sport pickup truck market. The new vehicle bets on a unique combination of style and content that cannot be found in other auto makers.
"Much in the same way the Sierra Denali and Sierra HD Denali models raised the standard for premium pickup trucks, the Sierra Elevation Edition will surprise and excite customers shopping for a sport pickup," said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president, Buick and GMC. "With its striking looks, sophisticated connectivity features and legendary capability, the Elevation Edition raises the standard of what a sport pickup truck can be."
The new 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition is based on the standard 2015 Sierra 1500 double-cap pickup and includes a body-colored grille surround, color-keyed door handles, mirror caps, side moldings and front and rear bumpers designed to give Elevation a sporty monochromatic appearance. Elevation models also feature premium headlamps with distinctive light-emitting diode, or LED lighting, fog lamps, and black-painted 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
The new GMC vehicle includes a number of features and functions that are designed to make your life easier. Thus the pickup truck is equipped with remote keyless entry, power mirrors, a 110-volt AC power outlet, and LED cargo box lighting. There's advanced connectivity in the car in case you need it and it is represented by OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity, which provides an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven devices and Bluetooth phone connectivity. A 4.2-inch Intellilink color touchscreen audio system will satisfy your sound needs.
We now come to the most interesting part – engines. The 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition will have two engines – the 4.3-liter EcoTec V6 engine is standard and it outputs 285 horsepower (210 kW) and 305 lb-ft (414 Nm) of torque and has an EPA highway rating of 24 MPG (9.8 liters per 100 km). The other engine is optional and it is a 5.3-liter EcoTec 3 V8 unit with 355 horsepower (261 kW).
The 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition will be available at GMC dealerships by the end of 2014. The price of the new vehicle will be announced later.