The GMC Sierra, along with its Chevrolet Silverado corporate cousin, received a total overhaul for the 2019 model year. While there were many prominent changes and upgrades made to these trucks, one of the most interesting features has to be the optional CarbonPro box on the 2019 Sierra.
The CarbonPro box, made of carbon fiber composite material, not only reduces the weight of the Sierra by at least 59 pounds, but also offers best-in-class scratch, dent and corrosion resistance, as carbon fiber cannot rust.
The caveat to all of this, however, is that the CarbonPro box is only available as part of the $10,925 Denali CarbonPro Edition package and the $12,340 AT4 CarbonPro Edition package for 2019. These special trucks began arriving on dealer lots this summer, and we’ve also received confirmation on just how many examples of the GMC Sierra CarbonPro have been produced for the 2019 model year.
“I have confirmed that we did build almost 500 2019 CarbonPro units, both Denali and AT4,” GMC director of communications Michelle Malcho told GM Authority.
For perspective, GMC typically sells about 200,000 Sierras per year. With a little less than 500 units produced, this makes the 2019 GMC Sierra CarbonPro, in either AT4 or Denali trim, one of the rarest pickup trucks ever produced by General Motors.
Fortunately for those who are less interested in bragging rights and more interested in accessibility and functionality, General Motors has confirmed that the CarbonPro technology is slated to carry on in the Sierra for the 2020 model year, where it will enjoy wider availability.