GMC Sierra Denali EV electric pickup unveiled

GMC Sierra Denali EV Edition 1 launch version to arrive in 2024

Today was the day chosen by GM to unveil the GMC Sierra Denali EV, a new electric pickup that joins the GMC Hummer EV and its SUV variant, making it the only brand that currently has three electric pickups in its line-up. In addition to GMC, other GM brands such as Chevrolet have also launched electric pickups, following Chevrolet’s lead with the Silverado EV.

Late last year, GMC released a short teaser announcing the arrival of the all-electric Sierra Denali, but it is only now that the brand has decided to unveil it. The version that will be launched first is the Sierra Denali EV Edition 1, which is expected to arrive in 2024, and will offer a range of 640 kilometres. Global Buick and GMC vice president Duncan Aldred said:

“The 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 is just the beginning. It will offer customers the ultimate in technology, capability and luxury in a way that only GMC can, with much more to come. From the HUMMER EV pickup to the first-ever Sierra EV, GMC continues to write the next chapter of its future as a premium pickup and SUV brand.”

Like the Hummer pickup and SUV, the Sierra Denali EV is also based on GM’s Ultium platform. It delivers 754 hp and 1,064 Nm of torque (in ‘Max Power’ mode). This mode enables acceleration from 0-100 km/h in less than 4.5 seconds.

Several customisable driving modes allow the driver to adjust steering, suspension, propulsion, sound and power: Standard, Tow/Haul, Off-Road, My Mode and Max Power. The vehicle also features a fixed panoramic glass roof, which is infrared-reflective and has a UV coating.

It features 800V fast-charging technology and up to 350 kW, which they claim “allows a range of up to 160 kilometres in approximately 10 minutes”. As mentioned above, the estimated range of the Sierra Denali EV is 400 kilometres. The on-board ‘Power Station Pro’ turns the Sierra EV Denali into a mobile power source through up to 10 power outlets, capable of delivering up to 10.2 kW, which can help power tools and other accessories, and even another electric vehicle.

GMC says that with a two-way charger, additional products and services offered through GM Energy’s Ultium Home line, the Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 can power a household’s essential needs for up to 21 days collectively.

Inside, it features a 16.8-inch infotainment display, the largest ever mounted in a GMC Sierra. With GM’s Ultifi vehicle software platform, new features and apps can be downloaded wirelessly for further customisation. The centre display is combined with an 11-inch instrument cluster and a 14-inch multi-colour Head Up Display.

It also incorporates Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology with towing capability. Up to 14 camera views are available. It features adaptive ‘Air Ride’ suspension, which makes it possible to raise or lower the vehicle by 5 cm. It also features propulsion technologies including ‘Regen on Demand’ braking, one-pedal driving, and 4-wheel steering with CrabWalk.

GMC’s first-ever MultiPro Midgate extendable bed provides space for longer items, while still allowing room for a rear-seat passenger. A front boot is also available, along with a 120-volt power outlet. The Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 includes a towing package as standard. Maximum towing capacity is up to 4,309 kg and up to 1,300 kg of payload is possible.

As mentioned at the start, the first version to be offered is the Sierra Denali EV Edition 1, which will begin delivery in early 2024, with a starting price of $107,000 . Reservations are already open as of 20 October. This first edition will be assembled at GM’s ‘Factory ZERO’ in Detroit-Hamtramck (Michigan, USA), along with the pickup and SUV versions of the Hummer.

GMC will introduce Sierra EV AT4 and Elevation trims in the 2025 model year. The brand has said it will introduce more trims and will announce them as production nears, with a starting price of $50,000. Future Sierra EVs will be assembled at GM’s Lake Orion plant in Michigan.


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