Upcoming 2019 Sierra 1500 'Elevation' takes monochrome, blacked-out route, features GM's new 2.7L turbo truck engine
GMC's next-gen Sierra 1500 lineup will again include an Elevation edition—although it's now more focused on appearance than sport truck performance, which is how the Elevation came onto the scene among the previous-generation Sierras in 2015. But on that note, its engine may be a surprise high point.
The Sierra Elevation, which will be available starting this fall, joins the SLT, off-road-themed AT4, and high-society Denali trims that will be available on the 2019 Sierra 1500. With their tall front grille and curved "blade"-style headlights, the new Sierra 1500s all are designed for a standout look.
The Elevation model takes that farther, however, with body-color door handles, bumpers, and grille surround as well as a black grille insert, tow hooks, side window trim, and 20-in. wheels.
To outfit the Elevation for more serious off-road use, you'll want the available X31 Off Road package, which includes a specially tuned suspension with Rancho shocks, locking rear differential, protective underbody skid plates, heavy-duty air filter, dual exhaust system, a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing, all-terrain tires, and hill descent control.
Or for towing, the Sierra's available ProGrade trailering system incorporating multiple cameras and backing guidance overlays is designed to make backing and hooking up to a trailer simple even for noobs.
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