New 2019 GMC Sierra Elevation Shows Off Sharp Style, Outdoorsy Appeal
Featuring a new 2.7-liter turbo engine, the outdoorsy 2019 Sierra Elevation is GMC’s latest addition to its next-generation Sierra 1500 lineup.
“The 2019 Sierra Elevation conveys a youthful, athletic presence that demonstrates GMC’s tailored approach,” said GMC Marketing Director Rich Latek. “With inherent truck capabilities and functionalities, Elevation is able to take you off the beaten path along with your gear while standing out from the pack.”
While the Elevation doesn’t come standard with an array of off-road equipment like the 2019 Sierra AT4, it’s definitely designed with that purpose in mind. It comes with a Traction Select System to optimize handling on rougher terrain. The Elevation can also be equipped with the available X31 Off Road Package, which includes Rancho shocks, Hill Descent Control, a locking rear differential, a two-speed transfer case, and protective underbody skidplates.
For more towing capability, the Elevation offers the available ProGrade Trailering System, along with a variety of other features aimed at drivers who prioritize outdoor recreation. The bed incorporates a greater number of tie-downs for cargo, along with enlarged rear corner steps and enhanced cargo lighting. There’s also a 120-volt outlet in the rear and available GearOn rails that make it easier to transport boats and bikes.
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In addition to its outdoor-friendly features, the Elevation looks rugged, too. Adding to the new Sierra’s powerful, chiseled look, the Elevation features black exterior accents and monochromatic bumpers, grille surround, and door handles.
Inside the cabin, there’s a standard six-speaker audio system and a GMC Infotainment System that features an 8-inch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The Sierra Elevation’s standard engine is the all-new 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-four that was recently unveiled for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. This engine puts out 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. The Elevation will also be available with a next-gen 5.3-liter V8 engine, along with a new 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-six engine that will be offered starting early next year.
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