When GMC unveiled the Sierra All Terrain HD Concept back in 2011, it was a promising truck, with in-your-face styling and serious upgrades to chassis and suspension. Sized up then, it seemed ready to take on the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.
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The translation from concept to reality wasn’t so kind to this truck, however, as the 2015 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD is little more than a styling package – albeit a good-looking one.
“The new 2015 GMC Sierra HD lineup helps customers tackle tough jobs more comfortably, and with the new All Terrain HD, they can do it with greater style,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC sales and marketing.
Gone are the Fox shocks, wide stance, and mean-looking front end of the Concept, but the 2015 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD does start with the off-road-ready Z71 package, which gets Rancho shocks, skid plates and hill descent control. One of the cool features on the Concept was the full composite underbody protection, and this production-ready package will get additional aluminum underbody shields. The 2015 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD will be distinguishable from other 2015 Sierra HD models with its grille somewhat inspired by the concept, special 18-inch wheels and, of course, the numerous “All Terrain” badges. Likewise, the interior of this truck gets spiced up with faux carbon fiber trim and “All Terrain” logos on the instrument panel and door sills.
2015 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD
Being a Sierra HD, the Sierra All Terrain HD will be available on the Sierra 2500HD and Sierra 3500HD with choices of the 6.0-liter gas V-8 or the 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel V-8. The 2500HD version of this truck will offer optional 20-inch wheels, while the 3500HD comes standard with extendable trailer mirrors; all trucks get GM’s newest OnStar with 4G LTE and IntelliLink technologies, as well as a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.
GMC has not announced pricing for the Sierra All Terra yet, but this will be revealed closer to its on-sale date this summer.