The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 adds four new exterior colors to its palette: Hunter Metallic, Brownstone Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, and Cayenne Red Tintcoat. Here’s our first look at the new red hue.
Assigned color code GSK and touch-up paint code WA-252F, Cayenne Red Tintcoat is the only tintcoat paint option available for the 2021 Sierra 1500. Additionally, Cayenne Red Tintcoat is one of two red exterior paint hues offered, with the other being Cardinal Red Metallic.
Cayenne Red replaces Red Quartz Tintcoat which was deleted after the 2020 model year. In fact, the new Cayenne Red Tintcoat color is very similar to the Red Quartz Tintcoat paint option, though it appears to be a bit brighter.
It is worth noting that three of the four new-for-2021 colors are metallic options, bringing the total number of metallic paint colors to seven for the 2021 Sierra. With four exterior paint options deleted for the 2021 Sierra 1500, the addition of four new hues keeps the total number of exterior paint options at 12 for the light duty pickup truck.
The new Cayenne Red Tintcoat color is not included in the base price of the 2021 Sierra 1500. Instead, it costs an extra $645. It’s available in conjunction with three of the four interior color combinations and is avaialble on most trim levels except the Sierra (base) and Elevation (3VL).
2021 Sierra 1500 Trim Levels:
- Sierra (1SA)
- SLE (3SA)
- Elevation (3VL, 3SB)
- SLT (4SA)
- AT4 (4SB)
- Denali (5SA)
2021 Sierra 1500 Interior Color Combinations:
- Jet Black
- Jet Black with Kalahari
- Dark Walnut with Slate
- Dark Walnut with Dark Ash Grey
Notably, Summit White is the only exterior paint option included in the base price of the 2021 Sierra 1500.
As of this writing, GMC dealers might have the 2021 Sierra 1500 in stock, including models in Cayenne Red. However, the ongoing microchip shortage has severely disrupted the supply of Sierra pickups as well as most vehicles from other manufacturers, so we recommend checking with a dealer for complete availability details.
Prospective buyers may be interested to know that the 2021 model year sees the addition of Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, new wheel availability, and several new packages.
- See detailed 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 changes, updates and new features here: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 change log.
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