A huge number of available options and forms has become a gold standard in the pickup truck industry and the recently redesigned GMC Sierra 1500 is also liable to the trends. The fourth-generation, half-ton, Sierra puts in front of you five engine options and two transmissions. There are also two drivetrains and three cab styles. The trim range includes base, SLE, SLT, Elevation, AT4 and top-grade Denali version. The model starts just over $30, 000 while closes to $60, 000 in the best-equipped version.
And while the customers are buying all kinds of models and don’t hesitate to pay a high price for the well-equipped crew cab versions, the off-road-ready models have also become their favorites. The Sierra AT4 is the brand’s alternative to the Ram 1500 Rebel and Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss. The AT4 comes with the improved suspension setup, upgraded tires, standard four-wheel drive, underbody protection and different engine options and it is ready to go off-road with confidence. The model gets also attention with the unique styling and interior.
As for the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4, the story is pretty much the same as for the previous model year except there are a few extras. The new model year brings a turbodiesel inline-6 engine in the play and there are also new trailer cameras. The engine count available with the AT4 model will be three now.
2020 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4: Design
The styling isn’t of the primary importance for the pickup but the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 will surely get attention with its bold and unique appearance.
The model is shaped like other versions but the Sierra AT4 comes with unique styling elements and the off-road enhancements affect also the model’s appearance. The factory-built suspension lift, protected fender flares and Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires hint the model’s purpose at glance. The AT4 bears also a unique grille with black chrome inserts combined with the body-color surround. The body-color treatment gets also the door handles and bumpers. The model uses also black chrome fog lights bezels, red recovery hooks, and unique AT4 badging.
Attention will also grab attractive C-shaped headlights, sculpted tailgate, integrated dual exhaust, etc. The model will also offer different style 20-inch wheels as an alternative to the base 18-inch 6-spoke machined aluminum design.
The cabin of every GMC Sierra is designed for high comfort and utility. The model has also easy to use controls and practical storage compartments. The AT4 version adds to that unique details and finishes.
The off-road-ready, half-ton Sierra has unique interior textures combined with leather appointments and a black theme. Inside the cabin, the passengers will encounter an attractive black theme with Kalahari accents. There will also be dark-finish aluminum pieces and all-weather floor mats. The heated front seats with leather surfaces will also be part of the deal.
The model will also employ the newest tech features and systems including the brand’s latest infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen. Available will also be a head-up display projecting important parameters on the windshield. A Rear Camera Mirror and up to 15 campers will also monitor almost every angle of the model. Buyers can also opt for the 8-inch digital instrument panel.
The Sierra AT4 will also rely on modern safety technologies including adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert, lane keep assist, emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, etc.
2020 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4: Performance
The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 will offer three engine options to choose from. A new for the 2020 model year is a turbocharged inline-6 diesel engine while pair of the V-8 petrol units are available again.
A new 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel delivers 277 hp and torque of 460 pound-feet. The standard engine remains 5.7-liter V-8 petrol producing 355 horsepower and torque of 383 pound-feet. 6.2-liter V-8 petrol matches the torque of the diesel engine while produces 420 hp.
All engines will be in the pair with the 10-speed automatic transmission and the part of every AT4 is also a four-wheel drive with two-speed transfer case and locking rear differential. The model comes also with the 2-inch suspension lift and off-road-tuned Rancho monotube shocks straight from the factory.
As for the fuel economy, the AT4 will pay penalties for the standard all-wheel drive and the base V-8 petrol will return 16/21 mpg city/highway. A larger V-8 engine should score 15 mpg city and 19 mpg highway. The turbodiesel should manage 22 mpg city and 26 highways.
2020 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4: Release, Price
The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 will be available later in the year. It will start from $51, 000.