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.

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.