With the announcement of an all-electric GMC Sierra joining the electrified truck lineup, General Motors has released a teaser of what the front end of the Sierra EV will look like.
Truthfully, we know just a little. We said it was just a teaser and that’s about all it is. Aside from being built on the same Ultium platform as Silverado and Hummer, the electric Sierra will only be available in the Denali trim.
“Sierra Denali holds tremendous equity for GMC and our customers,” said Duncan Aldred, GMC vice president. “We now have an opportunity to evolve Sierra’s capabilities and technologies, as afforded by transitioning to an all-electric propulsion while also elevating the luxurious design and comfort associated with Denali.”
The truck will be revealed next year and will be assembled in GM’s Factory ZERO Assembly Plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan.
The Silverado EV also has only been teased; however, it will be revealed in Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show in January. We also know that the production rollout for the Silverado EV won’t begin until 2023.
We also know a few other morsels including:
If the electric Silverado EV is getting four-wheel steer from the Hummer EV, we have to wonder if there are there other features that might carry over to the Sierra EV. Other things we think we might see on Sierra EV: variations of the “Extract Mode” air suspension, 800-volt fast charging capability, Super Cruise and the adaptive ride control.
It isn’t surprising that GM is offering a GMC version of an electric truck, but we are disappointed it will only be available in the most expensive trim. We have no information on pricing, but considering a GMC Denali is already expensive, adding EV technology we can speculate that the Sierra EV will approach $100K, similar to the Hummer EV pricing.