As it broadens its lineup of all-electric pickups, the release of the first GMC Sierra EV signals a turning point for the premium truck brand. The new EVs deliver uncompromised pickup capabilities, a GM-estimated 400 miles of range on a full charge, and exclusive features made attainable only by its specialized EV truck platform, led by the 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1.
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More to come from GMC
Beginning in early 2024, the 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 will be offered for purchase. In the 2025 model year, GMC will release the Sierra EV AT4 and Elevation grades.
The popular GMC HUMMER EV Pickup and SUV, together with the Sierra EV, will be the only brands to offer three all-electric vehicles. These three vehicles are built on GM’s ground-breaking Ultium Platform, which offers an all-electric truck with unparalleled adaptability and top performance.
“This is the Denali of EVs — and a truck that is every bit a GMC. That means it leaves nothing on the table when it comes to hauling, towing and overall power while unlocking even more possibilities around what a GMC pickup can offer. The 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 is just the beginning. It will offer customers our very latest in technology, capability and luxury delivered in a way only GMC can do — with much more to come. From the HUMMER EV supertruck to the first-ever Sierra EV, GMC continues to write the next chapter in its future as a premium truck and SUV brand.” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC.
The Ultium Platform brings the power
The Ultium battery pack in the 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 allows its GM-estimated 400-mile driving range. It also serves as a structural component of the car, adding to its overall toughness, performance, and longevity. The battery pack’s position also lowers the truck’s center of gravity, improving ride quality and driving security both on and off the road.
With an e4WD system in Max Power mode, the truck’s front and rear electric drive units provide an estimated 754 horsepower and 785 lb-ft of torque to the wheels, providing it with remarkable grip and capabilities in practically any driving situation.
The ground-breaking Ultium Platform, originally seen on the GMC HUMMER EV super-truck, serves as the basis for the range, performance, and capabilities of the all-new Sierra EV. GMC will release other trims with a variety of ranges and trailering ratings once the Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 goes on sale.
Furthermore, the 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1’s Power Station Pro enables the truck to function in a variety of circumstances as a mobile power provider. The 2024 Sierra EV delivers 10.2kW of off-board power via up to 10 outlets with the Ultium Power Bar attachment, which can be used to power tools and other accessories as required on the trail or at a campground. The Sierra EV Denali’s Power Station Pro can even run another EV when properly configured.
These off-board power capabilities imply that the Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 can power a home’s fundamental demands for up to 21 days when properly configured, including a bi-directional charger and extra goods and services from GM Energy’s Ultium Home line10.
The 2024 Sierra EV Denali has a 19.2kW onboard AC charging module for in-home and public charging, which improves charging efficiency. Additionally, it has 800V DC Public Fast Charging capabilities with a 350kW maximum output, allowing for the addition of 100 miles of range in only 10 minutes4.
Additionally, owners have access to Ultium Charge 360, General Motors’ comprehensive strategy for EV charging, which aims to make the whole charging process simpler. This program gives owners access to more than 110,000 publicly accessible charging stations in the United States and Canada.
Super Cruise hands-free technology included
The Sierra EV boasts the most recent charging, infotainment, and powertrain technology available from the manufacturer, all of which function in concert to improve and maximize every drive.
The moment the driver gets into the car, everything begins. When using Hands-Free Start, the motorist enters the car while holding a key fob. Once inside, all that is required of the driver to get moving is to step on the brake and shift into drive. simple and obvious.
The dynamic animation of the Sierra EV Denali Edition 1’s several high-resolution display displays, the focal point of which is a large, 16.8-inch-diagonal freeform touchscreen, likewise warmly welcomes the driver. It’s GMC’s first screen that is portrait-oriented.
While making standard buttons readily accessible, the touchscreen provides a user-friendly, freeform, configurable experience where icons may be arranged similarly to a smartphone. Additionally, the screen may be “split” to run up to three programs at once.
Additionally, for enhanced customization, additional functions, applications, and experiences may be downloaded wirelessly through GM’s Ultifi vehicle software platform.
Additionally, the 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 has a multi-color Head-Up Display with a 14-inch diagonal field of vision, a central 16.8-inch-diagonal screen, an 11-inch-diagonal customizable driver information center, and other features. All in all, there are more than 40 diagonal inches of digital displays, which provide the driver with assured control and convenience of use.
Up to 14 possible camera viewpoints to improve vision surrounding the car serve to bolster that trust.
The Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 has Super Cruise, the first truly hands-free driver assistance system in the market, which enables long-distance driving even while towing over more than 400,000 miles of compatible highways across the United States and Canada.
Customizable drive modes: for the most individualized driving experience, the driver may customize the steering, suspension, propulsion, sound, and power settings. These modes are:
- Off-Road – for when the pavement ends
- My Mode – a fully customizable experience for the driver
- Max Power – a thrilling amount of EV torque enables 0-to-60 mph acceleration in under 4.5 seconds (GM estimate)
Functional versatility through design in the GMC Sierra EV
“The Ultium Platform allowed us to design what a truck can offer differently when it comes to appearance, spaciousness and capability. It was an important goal for Sierra EV to be visually distinctive yet maintain the essence of GMC and this can be seen in many elements inside and out. For example, the powerful front shield and strong, continuous body side with machined detailing.” said Sharon Gauci, executive director, Buick and GMC Design.
The functional advancements made possible by the Ultium Platform provide a level of hauling and cargo stowage flexibility and diversity never previously possible in a Sierra.
The 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 announces a new era for the brand’s design language with its bold, futuristic, and ultra-premium aesthetic. This includes a new interpretation of the GMC grille, which is an essential component of the sophisticated approach lighting animations, including perimeter grille lighting.
The Ultium Platform is also included in the truck’s body construction, allowing for a more expressive overall look and attitude.
The Crew Cab variant of the Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 will be the only one available. It has a built-in 5-foot, 11-inch cargo bed. The unique MultiPro Midgate, which offers 9 feet of storage between the cab and the tailgate when the Midgate is open, maximizes its storage capacity.
A second-row seat with a 60/40 split may be set up in four different ways to accommodate a passenger and tote cargo. A tonneau cover is also an option that can be used to store longer goods like a kayak or windsurfing board beneath a lockable, weatherproof cover.
The 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 also comes standard with GMC’s well-liked MultiPro Tailgate. With the MidGate down and the MultiPro Tailgate’s load-stop open, the maximum load floor length is over 11 feet when this inventive tailgate is in the down position.
The roomy eTrunk, located at the front of the vehicle where the engine would be in a conventional truck, provides lockable weatherproof storage space with two drains and a 120-volt power outlet. The flat floor makes it possible for the cab to have a modular center console and greater storage space.
The Sierra EV is a perfect example of how GMC vehicles are built to be put to work. With a maximum payload of 1,300 pounds and a maximum trailering capability of 9,500 pounds (4,309 kg), the 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 excels in the crucial work of towing. The Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 comes equipped with standard trailering equipment.
Comfort and premium materials
Denali has always been the pinnacle of luxury done the GMC way, distinguished by unique interiors, cutting-edge materials, special features, and cutting-edge technology. The new 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 offers that defining experience in an all-electric vehicle that is the pinnacle of luxury.
One of these interpretations is the brand-new, expansive fixed glass canopy that spans over both rows of the cabin, giving the space a more open-airy feel. To make the cabin cozy, the roof has a UV coating and is infrared reflective.
With careful attention to detail that fosters a contemporary and clean look, the interior highlights openness. Customers will be acquainted with the unique quilting and the embroidered Denali emblem on the front seatbacks, but the Sierra EV Denali debuts a new, luxurious quilting design that evokes the car’s striking front end.
The inside has this same level of fine craftsmanship and high-quality materials throughout, from the exact door finishes to the sweeping lines of real open-pore wood on the instrument panel. Another recent addition is an inductive wireless charger9 that is made of the same open-pore wood and has unbroken lines and surfaces.
Aluminum highlights and even etched stainless steel on the speaker grilles of the Bose audio system go well with the wood furnishings. Additionally, the Bose-developed electric vehicle sound enhancement technology enhances the driver’s sensory perception.
Availability and pricing
Deliveries of the 2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 are expected to begin in early 2024, with a starting MSRP of $107,000 (plus DFC). Further details for the full range of Sierra EV models will be announced closer to the start of production, with MSRPs starting around $50,000 (plus DFC).