GMC today revealed the 2016 Sierra Elevation Edition. A follow up to the "sport" truck GMC introduced for 2015, this one gets some additional equipment and styling tweaks but keeps the dark, sinister look.
New this year are high-intensity discharge projector-beam headlamps and LED accent lighting. The tough look is the result of body-color paint on the moldings, door handles, mirror caps, grille surround, and bumpers, as well as black-painted 20-inch aluminum wheels. New Elevation Edition badging rounds out the exterior features.
Inside, the Elevation Edition features a new radio with a 7-inch-diagonal screen that incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone integration, both of which allow drivers to make calls, send and receive messages, and control music from the IntelliLink intotainment system's touchscreen. Like other GM products, it is also offered with OnStar's Wi-Fi hotspot cabability, which is provided by a 4G LTE signal.
The Elevation Edition is offered only for the 1500 double cab with the 4.3-liter V-6 or 5.3-liter V-8 and rear- or four-wheel drive. Among the standard features are remote keyless entry, remote locking tailgate, heated power-adjustable exterior mirrors, a 110-volt AC power outlet, a six-speaker audio system, black recovery hooks, and an Eaton locking rear differential.
Pricing hasn't been announced, but the 2015 Elevation Edition is a $3,855 option. The 2016 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition will hit dealerships in the first quarter of 2016.