As we near the end of 2022, more electric pickup trucks are showing up, and their numbers are only gonna go up going forward. The latest one to join the bandwagon is the 2024 GMC Sierra EV—which is expected to go on sale in early 2024 with the range-topping Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 with a starting MSRP of $107,000. But don’t worry, GMC also promises to offer cheaper trims with a starting MSRP of around $50,000, but you’ll have to wait until 2025 to get them. For now, three regular trims plus one special edition have been confirmed: Sierra EV Elevation (available early 2025), Sierra EV AT4 (available late 2024), Sierra EV Denali (available spring 2024), and of course, the Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 (available early 2024).
For those who couldn’t figure it out already, the GMC Sierra EV is essentially a GMC version of the Chevrolet Silverado EV we saw earlier this year. It’s always good to have brand options, isn’t it? Well, the GMC’s version looks just as stylish as the aforementioned Chevy. Depending on the trim, you get slightly different “grille” and front bumper designs, while the key components such as the running lights and headlights will remain in the same position.
The off-road-focused AT4 model features red accents and smaller 18-inch wheels wrapped with 35-inch all-terrain tyres. It also boasts 2-inches of additional ground clearance, four-wheel-steering and CrabWalk as standard. Remember CrabWalk? We read about it in the Hummer EV two years ago. The four-wheel-steering and CrabWalk are optional extras on the Denali but are standard in the Denali Edition 1. The Denali rides on 22-inch wheels wrapped with 33-inch tyres. For some strange reason, the Denali Edition 1 rides on gigantic 24-inch wheels wrapped with 35-inch tyres.
As with the Silverado EV, you got a fairly usable frunk (branded as eTrunk) with a 120-volt power outlet; a GMC-first expandable bed called MultiPro Midgate (standard in Denali Edition 1), and multiple power outlets in the bed. The Midgate offers 9-feet of storage between the cab and the tailgate, which otherwise would be 5-feet and 11-inches. The Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and Panoramic Fixed Glass Roof are optional extras on the Denali but are included as standard in the Denali Edition 1. The Air Ride Adaptive Suspension offers the ability to raise or lower the truck by approximately 2 inches.
On the inside, the GMC Sierra EV features a minimalistic design with mostly straight lines and rectangles. The dashboard is dominated by a rather large 16.8-inch portrait-style touchscreen with a physical knob in the middle. It kinda reminds me of the one in the Mustang Mach-E. Depending on the trim, you also get a 11-inch driver display and a color head-up display with 14 diagonal inches of view. The centre console offers plenty of storage spaces. Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance tech is included as standard in the Denali Edition 1.
Moving on to the juicy bits of the story, the Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 is gonna offer estimated figures of 562 kW (754 bhp/764 metric hp) and 1,064 Nm (785 lb-ft) of torque in ‘Max Power’ mode. In the same mode, a 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) acceleration time is estimated to be less than 4.5 seconds. Depending on the variant, you get up to 4,309 kg (9,500 pounds) max towing capacity. For the rest of the details, you’re gonna have to wait. The battery pack energy content details aren’t available yet, but the 800-volt system allows you to DC fast-charge with up to 350 kW. As for the range, the Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 is estimated to offer 644 km or 400 miles on a full charge, but again, wait for the final numbers.