That is the 2024 GMC Sierra EV in all its Denali Version 1 glory. You most likely knew this was coming. In spite of everything, when Chevrolet debuts a brand new pickup, the GMC model of mentioned truck is often fast to observe. That’s precisely the case right here but once more because the Sierra EV follows the considerably current debut of the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV.
Per normal, the Chevy and GMC variations of the electrical truck share numerous similarities. They’re additionally completely different in most of the similar methods we’re accustomed to inside the GM pickup household. The most important differentiator is design. If the Silverado EV wasn’t your cup of tea, maybe the Sierra EV is! Similar to the Silverado EV, the Sierra rides on GM’s Ultium platform. It’s being provided solely in Crew Cab type at launch. GMC designers emphasised its upright stance and proportions as typical truck styling. Nevertheless, shut examination will present numerous curved edges and a deal with aerodynamics to realize a decrease coefficient of drag.
The entrance grille is devoid of any flashy patterns, as GMC has opted to go for the defend aesthetic. Gentle is closely used to deliver a flash of design to the face — the entire grille encompasses a light-up encompass. A 3-bar charging standing indicator will be seen on the entrance finish, and engineers deliberately mounted the headlights decrease within the entrance fascia than normal. For the Denali Version 1 (the one model of the Sierra EV out there at market launch), all the exterior trim is finished in shiny black, apart from the areas you may step on, that are completed in a flat black. The rear options GMC’s MultiPro tailgate, and identical to the Silverado EV, the Sierra EV comes with the flamboyant MidGate. GMC calls it the “MultiPro MidGate,” but it surely’s the identical tech used right here as you’ll see within the Silverado EV. With the MidGate down, you get 9 ft of storage between the cab and the tailgate. Storage can prolong out to 11 ft for those who use the MultiPro tailgate’s stopper function with the tailgate down. Additionally, the MidGate will be folded with a 60/40 break up, so you may get that additional size and nonetheless retain some backseat passenger room.
All the powertrain and battery tech is much like the Silverado EV. Meaning you get a pair of electrical motors for all-wheel drive functionality with a mixed output of 754 horsepower and 785 pound-feet of torque. You’ll must be in “Max Energy Mode” (we all know, a lot much less thrilling than WTF mode within the Hummer EV) to comprehend all that energy. Right here, the Sierra EV is able to 0-60 mph sprints of simply 4.5 seconds.
GM received’t discuss battery capability specs, however says the battery is comparable — but in addition barely completely different — to what you’d discover below the Hummer EV. GMC claims the Sierra EV will be capable of journey about 400 miles on a full cost — last EPA numbers will come at a later date. Charging functionality is top-notch, because it’s in a position to cost at 350 kW through an acceptable DC quick charging station. This fee of charging will dump about 100 miles of vary into the battery in 10 minutes, GMC says. For AC charging, the Sierra EV comes with a 19.2 kW onboard charging module. You’ll be capable of energy different issues (and cost different EVs) through the Ultium Energy Bar accent that gives 10.2 kW of energy by the use of 10 out there shops. GM additionally affords the GM Power Ultium Residence line that makes it attainable to straight energy a house through the Sierra EV’s battery pack for so long as you’ve gotten cost in it. How lengthy the battery lasts depends on quite a lot of exterior components, however GM suggests a house’s “important requirements” will be powered for as much as 21 days on a full battery.
How is it as a truck? GM says most towing capability is 9,500 kilos. In the meantime, max payload is 1,300 kilos. Once you do tow with it, you’ll be glad to know that GM’s Tremendous Cruise with towing functionality comes commonplace on the Denali Version 1. Count on that to be non-compulsory for different trims down the road. Talking of, GM says that each an AT4 and Elevation trim shall be out there for the 2025 mannequin 12 months, however not till then.
These hoping for max off-road functionality would do properly to attend for the AT4, as this Denali is fitted with huge 24-inch wheels — they’re the one choice. Plus, in contrast to the Silverado EV, the Sierra EV may have the hilariously cool CrabWalk mode that debuted within the Hummer. That additionally means it has GM’s four-wheel-steer system, which permits for a considerably cutdown turning radius and way more maneuverability. The Denali Version 1 can also be fitted with an air suspension that may elevate or decrease the truck as much as two inches for regardless of the scenario requires.
Each the AT4 and Elevation are proven in a single group image (out there above). They’ve distinctive “grille” designs to distinguish them from the Denali, function the pink “GMC” brand as a substitute of a blacked-out one and sport quite a lot of different smaller adjustments. The AT4 (center) will get pink tow hooks, a lot smaller wheels with knobby-looking tires and the requisite “AT4” badge on the entrance door. It additionally encompasses a 2-inch raise, four-wheel steer and CrabWalk. In the meantime, the Elevation (left) is fitted with huge wheels, solely says “Sierra” on the door and options flat black exterior trim as a substitute of shiny trim seen on the opposite vehicles. GMC says the Elevation shall be priced round $50,000 to begin and supply a number of vary choices. The AT4 and Elevation picture can also be our solely likelihood to see the Sierra EV in a shade apart from its grey launch paint for the Denali.
Simply as the outside design is completely different versus a Silverado EV, the Sierra EV’s inside is exclusive, too. As a substitute of a horizontally oriented display, the Sierra EV will get a giant 16.8-inch portrait-oriented display. It encompasses a huge quantity knob proper within the heart on the underside — sure, the resemblance to the F-150 Lightning’s display design is uncanny. As a result of the display is so massive, many of the automotive’s controls are discovered inside it. Nevertheless, there’s a small row of switches slightly below the display that can be utilized to function a couple of vitals. The opposite display inside is an 11-inch digital instrument cluster in entrance of the driving force, and if that’s not sufficient, a giant (multi-color) head-up show can also be onboard.
The inside design is traditional Denali. It’s easy, not massively flashy and stuffed with premium supplies. GM says the open pore wooden trim is all actual. Quilting of the leather-based contained in the cabin is supposed to remind of the entrance finish. Chrome steel grates are used for the premium Bose audio system. Even the wi-fi cellphone charger has a wooden end to maintain the premium theme going.
Selecting up a 2024 Sierra EV Denali Version 1 received’t be low cost, as the worth begins at $108,695, together with the $1,695 vacation spot cost. There shall be no choice bins out there to verify outdoors of assorted equipment. The grey exterior paint and black inside would be the solely look choices, too, so that you higher prefer it.
GMC says the AT4 and Elevation trims will come out for the 2025 mannequin 12 months, and it suggests these vehicles will begin round $50,000. Now that sounds a complete lot extra engaging. If you would like the fully-loaded Denali Version 1, although, reservations are open now on GMC’s web site. GMC says the Sierra EV shall be assembled at each its Detroit-Hamtramck Manufacturing facility Zero plant and (at a later date) at its Lake Orion, Mich., meeting plant.