2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation Ready for Adventure

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, Automotive Editor - June 11, 2018

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation – which the brand unveiled last week – is a new trim that slots between the SLT and AT4. This is nothing more than an appearance trim that adds a host of cosmetic upgrades on the outside. The trim adds several off-road styling upgrades along with several other features.

On the outside, the Elevation trim adds color-matched door handles and grille surround. Wheels are upgraded to 20-inch alloy units. While those may seem minor, the trim makes available a new package – the X31 Off Road Package.

The off-road package adds a host of features that elevate the Sierra’s appearance while adding increased performance. Underneath, the Sierra 1500 receives Rancho-based shock absorbers, locking rear differential, hill descent control, heavy-duty air filter, two-speed transfer case, and skid plates. The package comes with four-wheel drive while adding a dual exhaust system.

The Elevation trim will come standard with GM’s 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-four engine, which is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. There will be other engines available, such as a 5.3-liter V8 and 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Pricing for the trim or the package hasn’t been announced yet – GMC has yet to announce pricing for any version of the 2019 Sierra. Expect it to be available closer to when the trim goes on sale this fall.

, Automotive Editor

Anthony Alaniz is an award-winning journalist living in southeast Michigan. His professional writing career spans nearly a decade, ranging from writing for the local newspaper to Autoweek and Motor1. When he's not writing about cars, he covers the horror film genre at Modernhorrors.com.

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