Earlier this year, General Motors unveiled the all-new 2020 Sierra Heavy Duty pickup, framing the overhauled workhorse as the most capable truck that GMC has ever built. The next-generation GMC Sierra Heavy Duty is bigger, stronger, and better-equipped than the previous generation, making for a stout competitor in the heavy-duty segment. Now, GMC Chief Engineer Marissa West is highlighting some of the new Sierra HD’s features in the following two-minute video.
The video includes narration from West, as well as some fantastic footage of the new GMC Sierra HD doing what it does best.
No doubt about it, one of the Sierra’s headline features is its 35,500-pound tow rating via fifth-wheel/gooseneck, a figure made possible when equipped with the 6.6L L5P V8 turbo-diesel Duramax engine and ten-speed automatic Allison-branded transmission. The combo produces 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, which, stuffed into the Regular Cab, dual-rear-wheel 3500HD model, helps to achieve the impressive tow rating.
The 2020 GMC Sierra comes with a new towing camera system as well, with side and rear cameras in place to maneuver the truck straight from the infotainment screen. There’s also an optional trailer-mounted camera that will look straight through behind the trailer to see the road behind it, and an integrated gooseneck and fifth-wheel hitch design to boot.
We got a chance to tow 30,000 pounds with the 2020 GMC Sierra HD back in August and walked away impressed. The experience proved just how smooth the truck is under towing, with minimal cabin vibrations and secondary motions, as well as linear power delivery.
Indeed, the 2020 GMC Sierra comes with new frame enhancements to help it achieve all that capability. The enhancements also boost performance and ride quality too.
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