2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Desert Sand Metallic Paint No Longer Available To Order10
The 2023 GMC Sierra represents the fifth model year of the fifth-generation full-size pickup truck. GM gave the Sierra 1500 a mid-cycle refresh for the 2022 model year, so the 2023 model introduces just a few changes and updates over the preceding model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Sierra 1500 has lost a paint color option.
As of mid-December, Desert Sand Metallic (color code GTL) was is longer available to order on the AT4X for the reminder of the 2023 model year. The hue will also be unavailable to order on the Elevation and AT4 and Elevation trims as of mid-February 2023. Offered for an extra $625 on the aforementioned trim levels, it’s currently unclear if this hue will return for the 2024 model year.
Desert Sand Metallic was first introduced on the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, along with Titanium Rush Metallic and Dynamic Blue Metallic. With the removal of this hue, the 2023 Sierra 1500 is now available to order with one of 10 remaining exterior hues:
- Cardinal Red
- Deep Bronze Metallic (new for 2023)
- Dynamic Blue Metallic
- Onyx Black
- Pacific Blue Metallic
- Sterling Metallic (new for 2023)
- Summit White
- Titanium Rush Metallic
- Volcanic Red Tintcoat (new for 2023)
- White Frost Tricoat
It’s worth noting that the Desert Sand Metallic shade was not offered on Pro, SLE, SLT, Denali or Denali Ultimate trim levels.
As a reminder, the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is offered with a total of four powertrains. This includes the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 305 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque.
As for structure, the 2023 Sierra 1500 rides on the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Silao plant in Mexico and GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana.
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Trey, you need to go back and redo the 10 available paint colors you list. At least half are wrong!
Yep… quicksilver went away for 2023.
Sterling silver is the replacement.
So until that is correct… the rest of the article is null.
When posting the”name of the colors” could you paste a color chart “with” the colors?
I agree that the listed colors are incorrect. As an example, Trey did not list Volcanic Red Tintcoat (GNT).
To be honest, I was looking at some point to upgrade from my 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 to a 2500HD in the next year but I am not impressed with any of the color options, white is the only color that doesn’t cost extra…. If you going to have to pay extra for a color have most options to offer GMC.
I do have another comment with the AT4 package, all the accents out side with the tow hooks, lettering are in Red, than you get inside interior and the seats have a brown accent, why? Why is the red not carried into the inside with an couple of the limited color options?
The peanut butter stripes on the seats are terrible. Red would be 100x better.
You’ll be able to order the 2024 in January. I’m not sure on colors. That’s what I’m waiting on.
Guess we will find out if that’s color is not available thru the restaurant of GM trucks.
I was on Chevrolet website building a 2023 Colorado with that color in Trail Boss tirm for a extra vehicle for the house. Really liked the color.
I personally hate they keep putting red stuff in all the cars. I hate red interiors and imo the color red isn’t “sporty” or what ever. Not just GM does this like the Rebel is butt ugly inside. I wish they did a v6 turbo instead of the 4 cylinder turbo as well.
Typical GM, discontinue a color or option and then report that its just not selling.