A Closer Look at the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500

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GMC recently announced the pending release of the new 2022 GMC Sierra 1500. The automaker is citing the upcoming model as its most advanced, capable, and luxurious Sierra 1500 lineup in the history of the brand. General Motors has a few surprises for drivers with a load of new technologies and a new trim. Here is everything we know about the new 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 so far.

GMC offers the Ultimate

GMC’s pressroom announced that for the first time in its history, the pending release of the Sierra Denali Ultimate along with AT4X trims that will feature a new level of technology updates with new styling and interior enhancements across the entire lineup of vehicles. The Detroit manufacturing plant is spreading the word about the multitude of changes we’re going to see.

A closer look at the 2022 GMS Sierra 1500

The press release gives us an in-depth look at what w can expect to see in the new Sierra 1500 lineup. They’ve thrown in some serious updates in the tech department across the board including new 13.4-inch diagonal infotainment screens, and Super Cruise 1 driver-assistance technology that is trailering-capable. The tech advances claimed are unprecedented. Here are a few of the new features we’ll soon see.

Exterior refresh

On the outside, GMC has refreshed the exterior by revising the design of the headlamps and adding a new grille. They’ve thrown in technology that is called expressive lighting animating that signals when you’re walking away from, approaching, or starting the vehicle. The all-new Sierra Denali Ultimate and Sierra AT4X along with the rest of the models will receive a revised facia and front bumper with exciting new finishes on each trim, along with new wheel designs on the Denali and the SLT trims with three new exterior color options. For an extra cost, you could choose between Desert Sand Metallic, Dynamic Blue Metallic, or Titanium Rush Metallic. The new Sierra has a wider and bolder appearance with dual projector LED headlamps and daytime running lamps in the GMC Signature C-shape. There are a few features that have not changed from previous model years. We shall still see the MultiPro tailgate and the choice of the CarbonPro carbon fiber composite bed, lauded for its durability and toughness.

Interior additions

On the interior, GMC has made some changes with new interiors on three trims including the Elevation, SLT, and SLT. The new AT4, AT4X, Denali and Denali Ultimate trims will also provide drivers with new interior options. Notable changes we’re told, include more premium materials distributed throughout the cabin for a more luxurious look and feel, with new colors and stitching designs. The SLT trim and above will come stock with the new 13.4-inch diagonal horizontal infotainment 10 touchscreens with a new 12.3-inch diagonal digital instrument cluster that is configurable. We will also see a new design for the center console. Models with front bucket seats will come with a new electronic precision shift for adjustment and comfort while bench seat models will be equipped with a column shifter. We will also see an optional Elevation Premium Package that outfits your new Sierra with Jet Black leather bucket seats, spray on Bedliner, the Sierra Safety Plus Package, and a rear set with storage. GMC also offers a new power-adjustable steering column for its upper-level trims as standard fare.

All-new Sierra Denali Ultimate Trim

This new trim offers premium materials and advanced technologies. Part of the package includes the trailering-capable Super Cruise 1 driver-assistance technology with a standard 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates 420 horsepower. It’s loaded with features including a unique grille in Vade chrome, 220inch wheels, a GMC logo in Vader chrome with a special edition front fender trim featuring mount Denali, a 6-way MultiPro tailgate, Denali Premium Suspension, Adaptive Ride control, power assist steps. On the inside, it begins with the Alpine Umber interior with a luxurious Denali cabinet, full-grain leather, and Paldao wood trim in a darkened finish. The instrument panel is leather-trimmed, full0grein leather on the console lid, door panels, and front and rear seats with a microsuede headliner and visors. The seats feature a 16-way power adjustment with a massaging feature. Other amenities include a 12-speaker Bose Premium series audio system with Center Point surround tech, AudioPilot, Rich bass woofer, standard rear camera mirror, full camera display, standard 15-inch diagonal multicolor head-up display, and a standard power sunroof.

The AT4X trim

This trim offers advanced off-road capability with exclusive premium trappings on the interior. It’s powered by a standard 6.2-liter V8 engine matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission, multimatic DSSV spool-valve dampers, to increase front and rear suspension travel. It also comes standard with a two-speed transfer case with Terrain Mode for one-pedal rock crawling, front and rear e-locking differentials, and suspension and chassis calibrations for specific off-road functionality. Their trailering rating is 8,900 pounds with a payload capability of 1,420. pounds.

Pricing and availability

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is on schedule for delivery at some point in the first quarter of 2022. GMC is already taking reservations, and allowing buyers to design their own customized versions of the new Sierra 1500. There are more choices for tailoring than ever before. Although prices are not yet set in stone, the estimated base prices are $80,395 for the Denali Ultimate, $74,995 for the AT4X, and $61,295 for the Denali. The AT4 will be priced at $60,995 with the SLT at 50,895, the Elevation at $45,895, the SLE at $43,895, and the lowest-priced new 2022 Sierra Pro at a base price of $32,495. GMC Sierra fans have a lot to look forward to in the Spring of 2022, but now is the time to visit the GMC website and pore over the options to start putting together the various optional features and packages for your new Sierra 1500.

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