GMC plans to announce the 2022 Sierra refresh in a big way, with the confirmation of the new Denali Ultimate package. Teased this week, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate is set to debut on October 21, along with the rest of the updated half-ton truck family. How much did Big Red otherwise disclose? Well, if you’re interested, you can reserve one as soon as the debut concludes, not unlike what we saw with the Hummer EV.
Update: the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 has been revealed!
2022 GMC Sierra 1500: The Details
MC&T will be on-hand to get a first look at the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, which is expected to have the similar updates as the recently revealed 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. That means the base engine is now a 2.7L turbocharged four cylinder with V8 levels of torque, replacing a beloved pushrod 4.3L V6. Meanwhile, a 20 percent towing improvement for its 3.0L LM2 Duramax diesel engine is expected.
Finally, the new GMC Sierra 1500 is expected to elevate its off-road capabilities with the introduction of a new AT4X trim level. Expected to have the same hardware as the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2, the 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X could be a more refined take on off-roading, with a more buttoned-down exterior design. We were first to report on the upcoming AT4X last July.
Stay tuned for all the details on the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate, and the rest of the new Sierra 1500 lineup in the coming days.