Just a bit ago, we told you about the optional Denali Ultimate Package on the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra. The package takes the 2019 Sierra Denali and loads it to the gills with features that include the range-topping 6.2L V8 L87 EcoTec3 engine, four-wheel-drive, the Technology Package, Driver Alert II Package as well as the GMC MultiPro Power Steps.
Assigned GM RPO code ‘BRS’ and often described as “rearward articulating” (we’ll get to this part in a minute), the steps have three general positions:
- When not in use, the steps retract under the pickup truck for a clean look that also in some cases helps the 2019 Sierra be more aerodynamic (compared to trucks with fixed running boards, which often can increase drag and reduce aerodynamic efficiency).
- When any of the truck’s door are opened, the steps automatically deploy downward, allowing for more convenient ingress and egress for the driver and passengers.
- When one needs to access the forward-most part of the cargo box from the side of the truck, a simple tap of the foot to the rear-most part of the step brings the entire running board down and toward the rear wheel, thereby earning its “rearward articulating” moniker.
In all, the MultiPro Power Steps on the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate provide easy access in and out of the truck, as well as easy access to the bed from the side of the truck. And when not in use, they sit (almost) flush with the truck, delivering a clear look that’s in some cases may enhance aerodynamics.
Though no videos exist of these steps just yet, we do have this video published by GMC back in 2015 that shows the functionality of the steps on a last-generation 2016 GMC Sierra 1500.