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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
GMC has been around for more than 100 years, and has become a favorite among truck and SUV owners. The brand is known for its high-quality designs and impressive technologies, and its striking exterior styling that sets it apart from the competition. SUVs like the Terrain, Acadia, and Yukon are great for families and exploring, and the Canyon, Sierra 1500, and Sierra HD are versatile trucks. Welcome to GMC.
You can find virtually anything you need when you shop for a new GMC model. For example, the Yukon comes with seating for up to nine people, while vehicles like the Sierra HD can tow up to 23,300 pounds when properly equipped. The Canyon is well-suited for city streets, and the Terrain has a bold exterior and efficient powertrain.
GMC has a long history of commercial and military designs, one reason you know the latest GMC lineup is built to last. GMC vehicles are known for handling hard work and treacherous terrain, and the newest models comes with intelligent features and up-to-date safety. Smart features like a Rear Vision Camera and available 4G Wi-Fi hotspot keep you safe and connected on the go, while premium Denali trims come with leather trim, wireless charging, and more.
Don’t settle—shop GMC. Come look over our inventory and take a test drive today at Transwest GMC.