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CarbonPro Bed Finally Coming to GMC Sierra This Summer

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This summer, buyers of the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 will finally be able to obtain models outfitted with the innovative new CarbonPro bed.

General Motors claims that this high-tech bed made from carbon fiber composite will resist dents, scratches, and corrosion more effectively than anything else in its class. CarbonPro models will go into production early this June.

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“CarbonPro is made of the same raw material found in seven-figure supercars and even aerospace applications,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president for Global GMC. “Coupled with offering the world’s first six-function MultiPro tailgate, the 2019 Sierra packs a one-two hauling punch for whatever the situation demands.”

The CarbonPro bed underwent extensive testing to prove its toughness. Engineers put it through corrosion testing, dropped massive objects into it, drove a snowmobile on it, and exposed it to extreme heat and cold.

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According to GM, the CarbonPro bed easily resists corrosion. It’s strong, long-lasting, and scratch-resistant. It weighs 25 percent less than a regular steel bed but offers 1 more cubic foot of cargo space than a normal Sierra bed. It’s designed to offer extra functionality, too, with additional cargo tie-downs and special indentations for bike tires. The CarbonPro bed is even easier to clean thanks to its variably grained textures.

“The bed is the working end of a truck; it’s what brings buyers to the segment,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer for GM full-size trucks. “Loaded with motorcycles, snowmobiles, or dirt bikes, CarbonPro in the 2019 GMC Sierra is sure to impress with its strength, space, and innovation.”

This summer, two Sierra models will be available in limited quantities as CarbonPro Editions: the Denali 1500 and the AT4 1500. The CarbonPro bed will be more widely available for 2020 models.

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