Last year, GMC released the more stylish Sierra Elevation to the world and it continues into 2016. For the new year, however, GMC has updated the model, giving it a light visual refresh and a few new tech bits.
For 2016, the Sierra Elevation Edition continues on unchanged, for the most part. It continues with 20-inch wheels, Elevation Edition badges, V-6 and V-8 engines producing 285 and 355 horsepower, respectively, and rear-view camera. New for 2016 are the high-intensity discharge headlights, and a fully restyled front end.
The changes to the front end are clearly the highlights of the 2016 Elevation Edition. Included in this new nose are the aforementioned new headlights, a revised grille with bolder slats that are broken where the “GMC” logo is, and elongated fog lights.
The interior mostly carries over unchanged, but there is a new radio with a 7-inch touchscreen. Also included is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Like 2015, the 2016 Sierra Elevation Edition is based upon the double-cab model and comes with plenty of premium features like a 110-volt AC plug, a six-speaker audio system, keyless entry, a remote-locking tailgate, power-adjustable mirrors, OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and GMC’s signature LED lighting.
The 2016 Sierra Elevation Edition will go on sale in the first quarter of 2016, but there is no firm date. Pricing also remains unknown, but I wouldn’t expect it to be too much more than the $34,865 starting price of the 2015 model.
We’ll bring you all of the pricing details and the precise release date once they become available, so keep it locked here.