GMC Continues adding special editions to the recently redesigned Sierra lineup with its new Elevation Edition package. This package will comes to join the Carbon Edition and is available only on 2015 Sierra 1500s with a double cab. While the Elevation Edition does add a sense of sportiness to the Sierra lineup, it does not include any performance enhancements.
On the outside, the Elevation Edition adds in a body-colored grille surround, color-keyed door handles, mirror caps, side moldings and bumpers, LED lighting, fog lights, and black-painted alloy wheels.. These new components all add a sense of sleekness to the pickup, making it look more like a sport truck.
Other standard features on the Sierra 1500 Elevation Edition include remote keyless entry, power mirrors, 110-volt power outlet, LED cargo box lights, a 4.2-inch Intellilink touchscreen audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, and OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi capabilities.
Under the hood of the Sierra 1500 Elevation Edition there are two options. The base engine is the 4.3-liter, EcoTec3 V-6 that produces 285 horses and 305 pound-feet of torque. The optional engine it the 5.3-liter, EcoTec3 V-8 with 355 horsepower. GMC declined to reveal pricing on this new special edition, but it did say that it will be available at dealers by the end of 2014.
With all of these special-edition models between the Sierra and Silverado twins, it is obvious that General Motors is pushing hard to snag sales from Ford and keep Ram in check. It is a little odd, though, to release a sporty truck with no performance updates, not even a modified suspension.