Pricing for the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali CarbonPro and AT4 CarbonPro editions has been revealed. Not surprisingly, these range-topping trucks with the CarbonPro carbon fiber composite bed are not cheap.
In addition to General Motors’ new carbon composite bed, the Sierra 1500 AT4 CarbonPro comes standard with a head-up display, 22-inch wheels, power sidesteps, a sunroof, CarbonPro badging, a host of active safety tech and most importantly, a 6.2-liter V8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. The Denali CarbonPro also features all that equipment, but gets unique 22-inch wheels, a Bose audio system, an eight-inch digital driver’s display, and a cat-back performance exhaust, among more.
It’s still not clear how much the CarbonPro bed will cost on its own, although these trucks seem to be about $4,000 more than similarly equipped trucks with the standard bed.
“When you look through the option lists yourself and do the math, what you’ll find is that these customers are getting our best innovation and the carbon fiber bed is included for no incremental cost—they’ll have the envy of the truck industry at a tremendous value,” GMC vice president Duncan Aldred told The Drive.
The Sierra 1500 Denali CarbonPro and AT4 CarbonPro should be available to order shortly, with GM claiming the bed option would become available in early June when it was first announced earlier this year.
GM may expand the use of the CarbonPro bed and the carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic material it’s made of,
saying that virtually any component currently made from steel could be made from the material. It is still quite expensive to work with, however, so the automaker is taking a measured approach with it at first.
Source: The Drive