The GMC Sierra is a rugged, capable truck, and there’s one feature that sets it apart from the competition: the CarbonPro™ bed. The more you learn about this groundbreaking technology, the more impressive it becomes. If you’ve wondered “How does CarbonPro™ work?” we have a simple explanation.
Carbon fiber composite
The secret behind CarbonPro™ is its high-strength, durable carbon fiber construction. According to Duncan Aldred, Vice President of Global GMC, “CarbonPro™ is made of the same raw material found in seven-figure super cars and even aerospace applications.”
What can it do?
Just saying “carbon fiber” means nothing; the proof is in the real-world application. After rigorous testing, GMC found that the CarbonPro™ bed is strong enough to withstand drop tests from objects like cinderblocks and 1,800 pounds of gravel. It’s naturally resistant to corrosion and weighs 25 percent less than a steel bed. That weight reduction, alongside carbon fiber’s natural strength, can increase your Sierra’s max payload by up to 59 pounds. Because of its thin stature, the CarbonPro™ bed gives properly equipped Sierra trucks superior cargo space and completely eliminates the need for spray-on liners and rear-wheelhouse liners.
To get up close and personal with a GMC Sierra equipped with a CarbonPro™ bed, or to learn more about its benefits and capabilities, pay us a visit at Transwest Buick 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.