Well, at least for now.
The 2019 GMC Sierra CarbonPro Edition debuted last month and it shocked the automotive world with its promise of lesser weight while keeping the material strength associated with steel and aluminum bed types. The innovative feature is reportedly to be available in Denali 1500 and AT4 1500 trim levels of the Sierra. But there's one tiny bit of information missing last time: its price.
"CarbonPro is made of the same raw material found in seven-figure supercars and even aerospace applications," said Duncan Aldred, vice president at Global GMC.
Gallery: 2019 GMC Sierra CarbonPro Edition
Though the CarbonPro Edition shouldn't reach seven-figure price point of a carbon fiber-enriched supercar, a report from The Drive concluded that it would reach the $70,000 mark. To put things in perspective, the most expensive Ford F-150 Limited is at $72,000.
The starting point of this innovation is the Sierra AT4 CarbonPro Edition, which is priced at $66,635. All the options boxes are ticked at this price, including the performance exhaust on the 6.2-liter V8 and the trick camera rearview mirror, as well as the integrated Kicker tailgate speaker system.
If you want a luxurious pickup truck with a carbon fiber bed, then your choice would be the Sierra Denali CarbonPro Edition with a price tag of $70,020. Just like the AT4, this trim level is fully loaded, including the Denali-exclusive 22-inch rims and CarbonPro badding.
Available in the top-level trims of the Sierra Denali and AT4 for the remainder of the 2019 model year, the pricing of the Sierra CarbonPro Edition looks a bit steep. However, there's a hope for a cheaper set of variants for the next model year.
GMC told The Drive that the Sierra will get more variants with the option of adding the CarbonPro truck bed, which sounds like a good deal considering the value of the materials used.
The 2019 GMC Sierra CarbonPro Edition trucks are headed to GMC dealerships this summer.
Source: The Drive