GMC Introduces First Ever Sierra EV

DETROIT – GMC made an announcement on Thursday that could be a “turning point” for the brand. The company introduced the newest addition to expand the portfolio for all-electric trucks – the first ever Sierra EV.

The first edition of the 2024 Sierra EV Denali – a reference to the highest peak in North America – will offer a variety of features, including an estimated 400 miles of range on a full charge.

“This is the Denali of EVs — and a truck that is every bit a GMC,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC. “That means it leaves nothing on the table when it comes to hauling, towing and overall power while unlocking even more possibilities around what a GMC pickup can offer.”

The new vehicle offering makes GMC the only brand to offer three all-electric trucks, the brand said.  As previously announced, the brand will also be offering GMC Hummer EV Pickup and SUV2

While the new vehicle will be available in early 2024, GMC said it plans to additionally introduce the Sierra EV AT4 and Elevation trims during the 2025 model year.

“The 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 is just the beginning,” added Aldred. “It will offer customers our very latest in technology, capability and luxury delivered in a way only GMC can do – with much more to come. From the Hummer EV supertruck to the first-ever Sierra EV, GMC continues to write the next chapter in its future as a premium truck and SUV brand.”

GMC said the 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 “breaks ground” in four key areas: “next-gen power,” purposeful technology, “grille-to-gate” versatility and “modern luxurious appointments.”

In addition to range, power features include an estimated 754 horsepower and 785 pound-foot of torque in max power mode.

The vehicle will also be equipped for Onboard Power Station Pro, making the vehicle mobile power source that can be used in a variety of situations. GMC said up to 10.2 kilowatts of off-board power will be available.

For fast charging, up to 100 miles of range can be added to the vehicle in approximately 10 minutes when using the 800 volt DC public fast charging cable at up to 350 kilowatts.

Other unique technologies are also available in the new EV model. Features include a 16.8-inch diagonal freeform infotainment touchscreen, trailering-capable Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology on more than 400,000 miles of compatible roads in the US and Canada, max power mode enabling an estimated 0-60 mph acceleration in under 4.5 seconds, air ride adaptive suspension enabling 2 inches of available truck raising or lowering, and other propulsion technologies like Regen on Demand Braking, One-Pedal Driving and four-wheel steer with CrabWalk.

A new GMC feature available will be “MultiPro Midgate,” allowing for expanded truck bed space to store longer items without fully taking away from the rear passenger seating. The max towing capacity for the vehicle is up to 9,500 pounds.

GMC customers can expect “premium materials” within the vehicle design like grain-matched open-pore wood, aluminum, etched stainless steel and more.

Customers can also expect features such as a panoramic fixed glass roof.

“This truck is everything customers know about the Sierra, but is so much more,” said Nichole Kraatz, chief engineer of GM battery electric trucks. “Leveraging GM’s dedicated Ultium pickup platform, it takes the Sierra franchise to new benchmarks of capability, versatility and luxury – all in a zero-tailpipe-emissions package.”

The starting retail price for the 2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 will be around $107,000. Further details of other future models are to be announced closer to the date of production, with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices starting around $50,000.

Source: General Motors

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.