The transition to electric power within General Motors’ GMC division began by introducing Hummer EV. Hummer EV and the next destination is the highest-end Sierra EV Denali.
2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Changes
In the end, the Sierra is essentially the same as its sibling, the Chevrolet Silverado EV revealed in January of this year. It has the same 200-kWh lithium-ion used within GMC Hummer and the Silverado. Silverado as well as the GMC Hummer EV and employs one motor on each axle, just like the Silverado with all-wheel drive.
However, the Sierra has more power than its brethren with its EV-powered powertrain generating 754 horsepower as well as 785 pounds-feet of torque. That’s 90 horsepower and five pounds higher than that of the Silverado. Its Ford F-150 Lightning is rated with 580 hp and 775 pounds-feet of torque.
As with the Chevrolet model, similarly to the Chevrolet, the GMC truck is a unit-body design that is topped by a skateboard-like platform, similar to the design in the Chevrolet Avalanche from the beginning of 2000. In comparison to the Silverado,, notably, the Sierra is distinct in its styling, with a more refined design, in line with the direction of the brand in recent times.
GMC states that the overall dimensions are similar to the gasoline Sierra and Silverado, however, unlike the Silverado, it has a windshield, and the cab is pushed forward for a cleaner appearance and a shorter front overhang. Additionally this robust “grille” is attached to the front lid of the trunk like those of the Ford F-150 Lightning and Silverado design, which makes for more convenient loading.
The split mid-gate and multi-flex tailgate provide flexible hauling; the standard bed is 5ft and 11in (71 inches) when everything is closed and can be extended 10-foot and 10 in (130 inches) when the tailgate stop is elevated and the mid-gate wide open.
Range and Towing
Similar to both Ford and Chevrolet off-board models, power is accessible via nine outlets with 120V voltage located in the bed, cabin, and frunk. An outlet with a 240V voltage within the bed can deliver a capacity of 10.2 kW. (GMC also has an optional power source that connects to the charge port, allowing more outlets.) The Sierra can also be used for bidirectional charging via its 19.2 power onboard charger which allows for a complete home backup.
Based on GM head of engineering Nichole Kraatz, if a homeowner switches off everything but the essentials and appliances, the Sierra will provide electricity for three weeks. With its bigger capacity battery Lightning is expected to be able to provide a range of approximately 400 miles and 200 miles of towing. GMC claims the time from zero to sixty is 4.5 seconds.
Its Sierra EV Denali will roll out on standard alloy 24 inches wheels and a 35-inch diameter tire. Like the Silverado RST, the GMC will come with four-wheel steering however, unlike the Chevrolet Denali, it will also get an option to walk crabs that are found in the Hummer E-V. The Denali has an air-ride suspension that can elevate and lower its body up to 2 inches. It is the Sierra EV Denali will have the capacity to tow 9,500 pounds and 1300 pounds of payload.
Like the exterior it is also as with the exterior, Sierra EV has an entirely different interior than the Silverado. Instead of the standard display that is found in the Chevrolet model, the Sierra has the portrait-style 16.8-inch touchscreen that has an integrated volume knob at the bottom, which is similar to the layout that Ford uses Ford.
Contrary to the Lightning the GMC features a set of rockers that are located below the screen to allow climate control, a wonderful feature that Ford should take note of. There’s a lot of wood with open pores and aluminum trims in the interior of the Sierra as well as an all-glass roof and a quilted seat covered with vegan leather.
2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Price & Release Date
Based on GMC vice-president Duncan Aldred, the average price that customers are paying to purchase GMC vehicles is currently over $60,000 while the total Denali lineup is worth more than $75,000. The average price of transactions for all vehicles on the U.S. market in June 2022 was $48,000. In this regard, it is expected that Edition 1 will cost $107,000 plus delivery cost, whereas the entry-level Elevation starts at approximately $50,000.
In contrast to the Silverado, which is launched as a work vehicle in the first quarter of 2023 The Sierra EV Denali Edition will not be available until the beginning of 2024, and the AT4 and Elevation trims are released later in the year, as 2025 models. It’s the Sierra EV will initially be constructed at the GM Factory Zero in Detroit, and additional capacity will be added later on at the GM Lake Orion, Michigan assembly plant. Reservations for Denali Edition 1 Denali Edition 1 are now open and require a deposit of $100.