GMC showed off its 2019 Sierra 1500 pickup not too long ago. It’s a pickup focused on high-class materials, technology, and an innovative tailgate design that’s unique for the vehicle type. What was missing from GMC’s new package was a legit off-road offering. Well, that’s no longer the case. The GMC Sierra 1500 AT4, which made its debut at the New York Auto Show, is a trim level of the brand’s pickup built specifically for going off the beaten path.
From an aesthetic standpoint, the model is dark and almost sinister looking. It's lacking chrome on the exterior, and it has just a couple touches of red to break the darkness up a bit. Inside, the cabin is almost as dark as the outside, though it offers textured aluminum and some light brown accents. This keeps it from feeling like you’re in a truck-shaped cave. The good news doesn’t end with how the model looks. It gets all the necessary upgrades to be a true contender off-road.
Here are the vehicles details:
- The AT4 gets a two-inch suspension lift with off-road-tuned Rancho monotube shocks and a standard 4WD system with a two-speed transfer case.
- It also comes with a locking rear differential and numerous skid plates to protect its underbody.
- The truck can come with 18-inch or 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. Buyers can also pony up some more dough for Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires.
- The model comes with a 5.4-liter V8 as standard equipment. A burly 6.2-liter V8 or a torque-happy 3.0-liter diesel inline six can be had as optional equipment.
- GMC’s new MultiPro recursive tailgate is standard equipment on the AT4 as well.
- The truck also offers the company’s CarbonPro carbon-fiber pickup truck bed and the ProGrade trailering system.
- Optional equipment includes a head-up display, rear-view mirror camera, lane-departure warning, blind spot monitoring, 360-degree camera, automatic braking, and front pedestrian braking.
The AT4 will hit dealership showroom floors in fall of this year. Unfortunately, GMC didn’t let pricing slip, so that will be announced at a later date. Until then, you can gaze at these pictures and imagine all the places you’re going to travel to in your new GMC pickup truck.