A accustomed accession to GMC’s calendar of redesigned Sierra 1500s in 2019 was the addition of the Elevation trim — a added blacked-out, monochromatic light-duty auto for those attractive to accomplish added of a statement.
Just a year later, GMC managed to clasp alike added out of the newer 2020 Sierra, alms these 6 new things including added tech, carbon cilia beds for 2 added trims, and added ProGrade Trailering. The newcomer Elevation has benefited from all of this.
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Sure, the Sierra Denali has auspiciously carved out its own alcove aural the exceptional full-size barter market, and the new off-road Sierra AT4 brings added adequacy and avant-garde technology commutual with exceptional refinement.
But the Elevation, offered in bifold cab and aggregation cab configurations — in 2WD and 4WD, adds a little added personality while befitting the Sierra’s aggressive personality in check.
The key differentiators actuality are the administration updates and the avant-garde lighting technology.
Unlike the added trims, the Elevation adds monochromatic aperture handles, bumpers and grille beleaguer to angle out. The atramentous 20-inch auto attending badass, forth with the atramentous exoteric accents, including the grille insert, tow hooks, and ancillary window trim.
Overall, the stealthier appearance looks aciculate yet able-bodied with all the atramentous contrasting. As GMC’s business administrator puts it, “the Sierra Elevation conveys a youthful, able-bodied attendance that demonstrates GMC’s tailored approach…with inherent barter capabilities and functionality, Elevation is able to booty you off the baffled aisle forth with your accessory while continuing out from the pack.”
This darker Sierra additionally finds new high-intensity LED headlamps that absorb C-shaped “light blade” signature lighting elements, LED fog lamps and C-shaped LED elements aural the taillights — all offered as standard.
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Based on the bifold cab archetypal which adds about 3 inches of added rear-seat legroom as allotment of this 5th-generation redesign, the Sierra Elevation is accessible with two- or four-wheel-drive configurations. This new cab additionally beats out the competitors with the best avant-garde head- and legroom.
As far as options go, the X31 Off Road amalgamation is the big one, decidedly for those branch off the baffled track.
The abeyance gets a ample amend including Rancho shocks, commutual to bigger all-terrain tires, a drift plate, and a added able air filter. A locking rear differential, Hill Descent Control, a bifold bankrupt system, and a two-speed alteration case with low-range gearing annular out this off-road upgrade.
For bigger affairs functionality, the accessible ProGrade Trailering Arrangement will accomplish towing activity abundant easier with all its added appearance including an avant-garde Trailering App.
Powering the 2020 Sierra Elevation is GMC’s new 2.7L turbocharged agent disordered to an 8-speed automated transmission, acceptable for carrying 310-hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. For added power, opt for the alternative 5.3L V8.
GMC absolutely took huge strides aback they appear this all-new Sierra auto aback in 2019, still managing to add alike added for 2020. The Denali is, well, a Denali. But it’s the asperous Sierra AT4 and this new blacked-out Sierra Elevation that GMC’s acute barter will get aflame about, alms added best and array aural the light-duty 1500 lineup.