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GMC Teases the All-New Electric Sierra Denali Pickup

General Motors CEO Mary Barra said last week that they are accelerating the company's EV plans. Today, the automaker is teasing the electric Sierra Denali. We will see the new truck unveiled next year.


Get ready to see the all-new electric Sierra Denali pickup! GMC previewed what the front grille of the all-new pickup will look like and says we will see the entire truck unveiled next year. This comes as Chevrolet plans to unveil the Sierra’s twin vehicle, the electric Chevrolet Silverado at CES next month. CES will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 5-8, 2022.

“Sierra Denali holds tremendous equity for GMC and our customers,” said Duncan Aldred, GMC vice president. “We now have an opportunity to evolve Sierra’s capabilities and technologies, as afforded by transitioning to an all-electric propulsion while also elevating the luxurious design and comfort associated with Denali.”

GMC's Electric Sierra Denali

GMC did not say when the entire Sierra Denali will be on view. Previous versions of the Sierra pickup have been twins to the Silverado, with more luxurious trim and appointments. For example, the Sierra had the exclusive MultiPro tailgate for a few years before sharing it with the Silverado. Typically, the two pickups share the same platform and underpinnings. The electric Sierra will be built on GM’s new Ultium battery platform and will be built in the same Detroit Factory ZER0 plant as the Silverado. The Silverado E is expected to go about 400 miles on a charge and will have a full glass roof. The Silverado electric pickup is expected to go into production starting in 2023. No word on when they would start building the GMC Sierra Denali electric trucks. No information was released about potential range or other specifications.

GMC's Electric Future

The electric GMC Sierra Denali will be the third EV in the GMC lineup. The 2022 GMC HUMMER EV is currently being built and will start deliveries by the end of this month. The GMC HUMMER EV SUV is planned as a 2024 model.

The electric Sierra will only be available in the top-of-the-line Denali trim. That is not surprising as many electric vehicles debut as luxury models as the automakers try to recoup some of the battery development costs.

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