GM is reducing availability of the Pacific Blue Metallic (color code GA0) exterior paint color for the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck, GM Authority has learned.
Availability will now depend on cab configuration. Pacific Blue Metallic will no longer be available to order on Regular Cab and Crew Cab configurations of the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500. However, it can still be ordered as a paint color option on trucks with a Double Cab.
Pacific Blue Metallic has been built out on Regular Cab GMC Sierra 1500s after the week of March 13th, 2023. The color will be built out on Crew Cab trucks after the week of March 27th.
Buyers can normally choose to add Pacific Blue Metallic exterior paint to the Pro, SLE, SLT, Denali and Denali Ultimate trims of the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500. The price for the color option is $495. It is not offered on the truck’s Elevation, AT4, or AT4X trim levels.
Pacific Blue Metallic could be combined with all interior colorways of the trim levels it was available for (trims listed in parentheses):
- Alpine Umber (Denali Ultimate trim)
- Atmosphere/Brownstone (Denali trim)
- Dark Walnut/Slate (SLE and SLT trims)
- Jet Black (Pro, SLE, SLT, and Denali trims)
The hue has been available for the entire run of the GMC Sierra’s fourth generation since it debuted with the 2019 model year. It was one of four premium metallic colors introduced with the launch of the 2020 GMC Sierra, the others including Dark Sky Metallic, Brownstone Metallic, and Carbon Black Metallic.
It’s unclear at this point whether Pacific Blue Metallic will be available on the upcoming 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 or if it will be removed from the new model year’s revised color palette. The 2024 model year will introduce only minor updates and changes from the 2023 GMC Sierra. Start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 is scheduled for July 17th, 2023.
As a reminder, the GMC Sierra 1500 is available with four powertrain options. Gasoline powertrains include 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, and the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine developing 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
A single diesel option is offered in the form of the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax developing 305 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque. The turbo-diesel was updated for the 2023 model year, replacing the LM2 that was available for the 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 model years.
Under the skin, the truck rides on the GM T1 platform. Current and future production of the model takes place at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana and GM Silao plant in Mexico. Dealers will be able to order new units of the 2024 Sierra starting in June.