GMC Electric Pickup Truck Could be in the Works

When you think of a pickup truck, it’s likely you don’t think of an eco-friendly vehicle. Typically, these workhorses are known for their relatively gas-guzzling nature. That’s about to change, though, as more carmakers are looking to introduce all-electric pickup trucks – and GMC might just be one of them.

According to MotorTrend magazine, Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC, hinted at the possibility of a GMC electric pickup truck earlier this year. “Certainly, it’s something we’re considering,” he said in an interview with the Detroit Bureau.

While this model is purely rumor right now, it’s possible that it will come when all vehicles on the road become electric, though many think that this electrified pickup truck will come sooner.

Currently, General Motors is working on a new electric architecture that is expected to make its debut by 2021. While GM has geared Cadillac to be the brand that first sits on this new platform, it’s possible that an electric pickup truck will be one of the 20 new all-electric vehicles the brand intends to introduce by 2023.

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GMC would be joining the likes of Tesla and Rivian in its plans for an electric pickup truck. It would also go head-to-head with Ford, who recently said it plans on creating an electric version of the F-150 at some point.

We don’t have an electric truck on the lot, but if you’re looking for a work vehicle for today, contact us at Transwest Buick GMC.

New GMC Sierra Ad Shows Off MultiPro Tailgate

The big innovation for the new GMC Sierra 1500 is the MultiPro™ tailgate, which has six unique configurations that enable easier loading and unloading in the cargo bed and makes accessing the cargo bed yourself much easier. The six functions of the new MultiPro tailgate are Primary Gate, Primary Gate Load Stop, Easy Access, Full-Width Step, Inner Gate Load Stop, and Inner Gate with Work Surface.

This, of course, isn’t the only change for 2019, which ushers in a new generation; GMC also debuted new Dynamic Fuel Management technology on the Sierra.

To drum up excitement about the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 and the MultiPro tailgate specifically, the automaker released a new ad called “Anthem,” which aired earlier this year during several important NFL games.

It’s a strange ad, but it’s doing quite well with audiences. In the ad, a driver takes his new GMC Sierra to a hilltop as a sort of beacon to truck drivers everywhere. And those truck drivers answer the call. The ad shows us drivers of trucks like the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 ripping the tailgates off their trucks and walking together toward the hill with the Sierra, all while singing “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” by Steam.

You can watch the ad below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=36&v=LgbZiuGlqOY

If you want to see the new GMC Sierra for yourself, contact us at Transwest GMC.

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2020 GMC Sierra HD Gets More Tech Features

The 2020 GMC Sierra HD is ready to take on the heavy-duty pickup truck segment — and it’s doing so with a brand-new, tech-loaded model that’s ready to head off-road.

For the 2020 model year, the 2020 Sierra HD will come with an integrated trailer-brake controller, along with an available exterior camera system that can display up to 15 different views on the truck’s infotainment system. This includes an image that can “see through” your trailer, using the tailgate camera and a camera mounted on the trailer’s rear to help you see behind you as you’re towing.

Along with this new technology, the 2020 Sierra HD will also offer a new off-road model, called the AT4. This model will use Rancho shock absorbers, skid plates, and a locking rear differential to conquer uncharted terrain. It will also have a dedicated driving mode and 18-inch Michelin all-terrain tires to help make it more appealing to those who crave off-road adventures. This model will even come with dark-chrome exterior accents, a black-chrome grille, and red tow hooks to give it a unique exterior style.

The 2020 Sierra HD will be ready to go on sale by the end of 2019. There’s no word yet on the heavy-duty truck’s pricing, but we can guess that its starting MSRP will be around the $35,000 mark.

While the 2020 GMC Sierra HD isn’t on dealership lots yet, you can check out the rest of the spectacular GMC lineup at Transwest GMC.

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2019 GMC Sierra Elevation Helps Raise the Bar

GMC is revamping the next-generation Sierra lineup and has added a new double-cab model — the 2019 GMC Sierra Elevation. Combining a bold design, top-notch capabilities, and innovative technologies, this new pickup truck is sure to bring the brand to new heights.

“The 2019 Sierra Elevation conveys a youthful, athletic presence that demonstrates GMC’s tailored approach,” said Rich Latek, GMC marketing director. “With inherent truck capabilities and functionality, Elevation is able to take you off the beaten path along with your gear while standing out from the pack.”

Based on the Sierra double-cab model, the Sierra Elevation comes with either two- or four-wheel-drive configurations. This set up will add three inches of additional rear legroom and best-in-class front seat head- and legroom.

In addition to these changes, the Elevation helps give you more confidence out on the road thanks to the Traction Selection System, which allows you to choose from preset modes depending on weather conditions. It also comes with an available X31 Off Road package, which prepares your Sierra for tough terrain.

This pickup comes standard with a 2.7-liter turbocharged engine, which is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, allowing the truck to output up to 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. A 5.3-liter V8 is also available and, in early 2019, the truck will also have a new 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel engine option.

The 2019 Sierra Elevation is set to arrive in dealerships in the fall of 2018. For more details on this new truck, visit or contact our expert team at Transwest GMC.