This article originally appeared on gmc.com.
New, premium styling cues, technologies complement crafted interior
DETROIT – With exterior design the top draw for customers to the Sierra 1500, GMC’s best-selling truck rolls into 2016 with a fresh appearance that takes its signature premium styling to a higher level – and offers new, advanced engineering features designed to complement its crafted interior.
Greater visual distinction among Sierra models and some special equipment packages, such as the Elevation and All Terrain, are new for 2016, which also brings significant lighting technology upgrades. Highlights include:
- New headlamps with GMC signature LED lighting on all models
- High-Intensity Discharge (HID) projector-beam headlamps with LED signature standard on base model, SLE and SLT
- Thin-profile LED foglamps standard on SLT, All Terrain and Sierra Denali
- High-performance LED headlamps with LED signature standard on Sierra Denali and available on SLT
- New grille design with specific appearance for base model, Elevation, SLE, SLT, All Terrain and Sierra Denali
- LED taillamps standard on SLT, All Terrain and Sierra Denali.
Advanced engineering in the 2016 Sierra is manifested in next-generation technologies such as Lane Keep Assist, which helps keep the truck in its lane with subtle steering enhancements, and IntelliBeam headlamp control, which automatically adjusts the high beams for oncoming traffic. Both are added to the Driver Alert Package available on SLT and Sierra Denali models.
Additionally, new power-articulating assist steps are available on Sierra Denali, which makes entry and egress easier.
The 2016 Sierra’s new technologies also include phone integration via GMC IntelliLink, which enhances connectivity and promotes safer driving. It allows smartphone users to connect with applications such as navigation, hands-free messaging and more through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Android Auto is standard on a new radio with a seven-inch-diagonal screen at the start of production and is coming to available eight-inch radios later in the model year.