GMC unveiling new Sierra All Terrain X pickup

Michael Wayland
The Detroit News
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General Motors Co. on Wednesday will unveil a new special edition of its 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 All Terrain pickup at the Houston Auto Show.

The Sierra X’s exterior features include special off-road tires and a bed-mounted sport bar to support an LED lighting package.

The 2016 Sierra All Terrain X, the company says, is a new trim package for the pickup that features exclusive premium content that enhances off-road capability, and an aggressive, monochromatic appearance.

“Styling is the biggest influence on Sierra customers and the new Sierra All Terrain X builds on that with a more aggressive, personalized appearance that complements its exceptional capability,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC sales and marketing, in a statement.

Pickups with the special-edition package are expected to go on sale this spring on 2016 Sierra 1500 4WD crew cab/short box models with SLT trim, which start at about $48,000.

GMC did not announce pricing of the “X” package. The regular All Terrain package is available on Sierra SLT trim starting at about $52,000.

With the new package, consumers will get everything that the Sierra All Terrain offers: Z71 off-road suspension suite of technologies, four-wheel-drive with locking rear differential and All-Terrain badging, as well as other aesthetic and performance features.

The “X” package also includes special off-road tires on 18-by-8.5-inch black aluminum wheels; performance exhaust that bumps output of its 5.3-liter V-8 engine to 365 horsepower; bed-mounted sport bar designed to support the accessory off-road LED lighting package; and other exterior features.

GM sold 224,139 Sierra pickups in the United States in 2015, up 5.8 percent from the previous year.

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