Pickup truck beds are fast becoming the battleground of new ideas and technologies for automakers looking to differentiate their offerings in the highly competitive full-size pickup truck space. In the last few years, every domestic automaker has introduced some new technology to make its truck stand out from the rest. Ford staked its bread-and-butter F-Series on aluminum and Ram recently introduced a barn-style tailgate, but General Motors probably has the fanciest improvements to a truck’s bed yet: the GMC Sierra carbon fiber bed, branded as CarbonPro, along with a highly functional MultiPro tailgate.
We already told you about some of the benefits of the carbon fiber composite bed, including its extremely high resistance to dents, scratches, and corrosion. But the benefits of the innovative box go well beyond that. For instance, CarbonPro also has provisions that help to haul motorcycles and bikes.
The GMC Sierra carbon fiber bed features indentations, or cutouts, designed specifically for street motorcycles or dirt bikes. There are a total of three cutouts carved into the front-most wall of the box: a large indentation meant for larger tires of street motorcycles sits dead-center; it is flanked by two smaller cutouts for dirt bikes.
The indentations are complemented by two additional tie-down locations at the front of the bed, just under the upper lip, to secure the two-wheeled machines. The GMC Sierra carbon fiber bed is paired with GMC’s multi-function MultiPro tailgate. The duo delivers uncompromised hauling functionality.
The CarbonPro will only be available as an option on the 2019 Sierra AT4 1500 and the 2019 Sierra Denali 1500 on the special, limited-run model branded as the GMC Sierra CarbonPro Edition. The CarbonPro bed will become available in more significant quantities on both trims for the 2020 GMC Sierra, which is expected to launch around fall of the 2019 calendar year.