GMC hopes to take “premium to the next level” with the 2020 Sierra 1500. The truck will offer GMC’s new carbon fiber bed, a 3-liter Duramax turbo-diesel, 10-speed automatic transmission, and additional technology like Adaptive Cruise Control Camera.
“The Sierra is delivering the tech customers want in the light-duty truck market, and the 2020 model demonstrates that professional grade means never slowing down,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “In just its first year on the market, the 2019 Sierra introduced the available, industry-first CarbonPro Bed and MultiPro tailgate.”
The Sierra 1500’s updates include the following:
- Available enhanced ProGrade Trailering that features a transparent trailer view with 15 total available camera views. The resulting display helps the driver to virtually see through the trailer, benefiting drivers when navigating parking lots, merging into traffic and making tight turns
- MultiPro Tailgate—Provides six unique functions and positions offering enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, a standing workstation and easy access to items in the box
- CarbonPro Pickup Box—Developed to increase durability, efficiency and functionality while offering dent, scratch and corrosion resistance
- Multi-Color Head-Up Display—Projects customizable vehicle data on the windshield on a 15-inch-diagonal display
- Rear Camera Mirror—Offers an available dual-function interior rearview mirror with a camera view display that provides a wide view unobstructed by common visual obstructions like occupants or cargo. This next generation system features the ability to tilt or zoom the view.
- Available Adaptive Cruise Control Camera
- Elevation model now offered in crew cab configuration
- First full model-year availability of the 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel and the CarbonPro editions with the carbon fiber bed
- Available 3-liter Duramax turbo-diesel added to CarbonPro Edition propulsion options, previously offered only with 6.2-liter V-8
- Ten-speed automatic transmission availability expands to 5.3-liter V-8 models (SLT, AT4 and Denali models with 4WD)
- New trailer tow mirrors are available as a free-flow option
- Eight-inch-diagonal infotainment system capable of supporting SiriusXM with 360L (if equipped).
Propulsion & More
The 3-liter Duramax produces an SAE-certified 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The maximum torque is delivered at just 1,500 rpm, perfectly suiting the engine for off-road use in the Sierra AT4, according to GMC.
The Duramax is now available in conjunction with the CarbonPro Edition of the Denali and AT4 models, pairing the innovative turbo-diesel engine with the industry’s first carbon fiber bed for the first time.
The 2020 Sierra Denali features an Adaptive Ride Control suspension system designed to provide premium driving refinement with exceptional responsiveness. It provides continuous ride damping by employing sophisticated sensors to monitor road conditions and chassis responses in real time, enabling adjustments to active dampers every 2 milliseconds, according to GMC.
The Sierra AT4 CarbonPro Edition receives an updated appearance for 2020. Upgraded features include a new Black Chrome grille surround, new black exhaust tips and modified hard badges. The AT4 CarbonPro package will be available in Onyx Black, Summit White, Satin Steel Metallic and Carbon Black Metallic.