GMC has introduced the 2016 Sierra Elevation Edition. It features additional body-color accents and 20-inch alloy wheels.

GMC has introduced the 2016 Sierra Elevation Edition.

Based on the Sierra double cab, the Elevation Edition has a monotone appearance as it features body-color bumpers, mirrors and door handles.  The special edition also has a remote locking tailgate, black recovery hooks and 20-inch aluminum wheels with a black finish.

Interior changes are relatively limited but the truck features a six-speaker audio system, a 110-volt AC power outlet and Wi-Fi hotspot.  The model also has an IntelliLink infotainment system with seven-inch display and Android Auto / Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Power is provided by a 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine which develops 285 bhp (212 kW) and 305 lb-ft (413 Nm) of torque.  Buyers looking for something more powerful can order the optional 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with 355 bhp (264 kW) and 383 lb-ft (518 Nm) of torque. 

The truck can be ordered with rear- or four-wheel drive and both versions feature a standard Eaton locking rear differential.

According to Buick and GMC Vice President Duncan Aldred, “The Sierra Elevation Edition offers a boldly styled pickup for customers who want a truck that looks as good as it perform. With its muscular design details, inherent truck capabilities and premium technology features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, Sierra Elevation improves on an already comprehensive package.”

The Sierra Elevation Edition will go on sale in the first quarter of 2016 and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

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