GMC may parade its “precision” around there and here. But at the end of the day, the brand still knows how to craft one boss-looking truck. That’s more than apparent with the new 2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X, which makes its debut today at the 2016 Houston Auto Show.
The 2016 Sierra All Terrain X takes the current All Terrain variant and injects a little more capability into the truck. Notably, the following technical specs give meaning to the All Terrain X nameplate:
- Four-wheel drive with Eaton locking rear differential
- Z71 Off-Road suspension package with Rancho monotube shocks, high-capacity air cleaner, Hill Descent Control and underbody transfer case shield
- 265/65R18SL Mud-Terrain-rated Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac MT tires, designed for off-road competence in dirt, gravel and mud, with on-road composure in dry, wet and wintry conditions
- Performance exhaust system, which bumps output of the 5.3-liter V8 L83 engine to 365 horsepower and adds a more aggressive exhaust note
But what is perhaps an even more noticeable part of the package are the well, let’s be blunt, badass exterior accessories. GMC says the looks were inspired by the most recent and popular truck personalization trends.
The 2016 Sierra All Terrain X adds a unique grille up front with tinted chrome accents, along with body-colored front and rear bumpers. Out back, the beefy, bed-mounted sport bar has been designed to support off-road accessory LED lights. The 18 x 8.5-inch black aluminum wheels also add to the mature, off-road look, while looking great wrapped in the meaty Goodyear tires.
Inside, things get a little special, too. GMC has added an inclinometer to the driver information center, and the gauge cluster has been branded with “All Terrain X.” Floor liners are also standard.
GMC says you may have the 2016 Sierra All Terrain X in any color, as long as it’s Onyx Black, Summit White, Stone Blue Metallic, Iridium Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat or Light Steel Gray Metallic. And it will gladly put you down to take delivery of the truck for spring of 2016.