GMC thrusts another entry into the sport truck market, the Sierra 1500 Elevation Edition


GMC has announced another sport truck for 2015, the Sierra 1500 Elevation Edition (EE). Unlike the Sierra Carbon Edition, the Sierra EE will be available as a double-cab only with the 4.3-liter Ecotec V6 (285 horsepower, 305 lb-ft of torque) as standard fare and the 5.3-liter Ecotec V8 (355-hp) and all-wheel drive are optional. Transmission choices have not been disclosed.  The Sierra EE is a mean looking truck (in the best way) with black paint, body-colored trim (grille surround, color-keyed door handles, mirror caps, side moldings and front and rear bumpers), and matching black 20-inch wheels. The prominent (dominant?) front fascia also includes premium headlamps with distinctive light-emitting diode (LED lighting) and fog lamps. Also standard on the Sierra EE is remote keyless entry, power mirrors, a 110-volt AC power outlet, LED cargo box lighting, a 4.2-inch Intellilink color touchscreen audio system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and OnStar with 4G LTE (which provides an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven devices). Pricing will be announced closer to the Sierra Elevation Edition's arrival at your local dealer later this year. Normal stuff after the jump.

Source: GMC - Press release after the jump.




Press Release:
Sierra Elevation Edition Raises Bar for Sport Trucks

Double-cab model offers bold appearance and up-level content



GMC today introduced the 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition, a new entry to the sport pickup truck market. The Elevation Edition, which goes on sale later this year, offers a combination of style and content unavailable from competitors in the sport truck segment.

“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.”

Built on the strong foundation of the standard 2015 Sierra 1500 double-cab pickup, the 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition incorporates 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.

All Sierra Elevation Edition models are equipped with remote keyless entry, power mirrors, a 110-volt AC power outlet, and LED cargo box lighting. Advanced connectivity is included with every Elevation Edition, as a 4.2-inch Intellilink color touchscreen audio system and Bluetooth phone connectivity are standard. Elevation Edition models also feature OnStar with 4G LTE Connectivity, which provides an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven devices.

The 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition is offered with two- or four-wheel drive. A 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V-6 engine is standard equipment, and delivers 285 horsepower, 305 lb-ft of torque, and EPA highway ratings up to 24 mpg. A 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 is optional.

The 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition will be available at GMC dealerships by the end of 2014. Pricing for the Elevation Edition will be announced later.

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.