GMC Sierra : Winter Adventure in Vermont
It was said aloud, loud and proud, as forks clinked white plates piled high with to-die-for arugula salad dotted with creamy goat cheese crumbles and candied walnuts sweeter than a bag of Fun Size Snickers bars, “people don’t say they drive a GMC Sierra Denali, they say simply that they ‘drive a ‘Denali’.”
Spending a few cold Vermont days in the luxurious cabin of a 2019 Denali, it quickly becomes clear why, like a Brazilian footballer, this pickup truck has become recognizable by a single name on the back of a jersey, on the tip of tongues. This year, the already adored Denali truck driven with confidence everywhere is getting a brother meant for going way, way off road.
With the launch of AT4 trim, GMC Sierra now delivers an authentic off-road capable truck paired with innovative technology and the kind of premium refinement you would expect to find in a luxury sedan. It’s like hailing an UberBlack into the muddy center of a Monster Jam rally.
Each 2019 Sierra, AT4 and Denali alike, provides a GMC exclusive, industry-first MultiPro Tailgate and CarbonPro pickup box. The first is the most innovative tailgate ever created — with six unique functions and positions offering enhanced second-tier loading and load-stop solutions, a standing workstation and easier access to items in the box.
The second, the CarbonPro pickup box, was developed with carbon fiber to increase durability, efficiency and functionality while offering best-in-class dent, scratch and corrosion resistance. As they say in late night TV advertisements, but wait, there’s more!
The newest Sierra to grace dealer lots, paved American highways and dusty dirt byways also has an all-new ProGrade Trailering System with a most clever trailering app. This piece of modern gadgetry offers a connected and comprehensive suite of trailering tech so that towing novices can do so with confidence and experts can double check themselves for the utmost in safety.
The segment-first Multi-Color Head-Up Display and Rear Camera Mirror, projects key, customizable vehicle data on the windshield in a 15” diagonal display to help drivers keep their eyes on the road and offers an optimized view via an available dual-function interior mirror, respectively.
That rear camera mirror is akin to watching a movie in 4K and the position of the camera expands vision to allow the driver to overcome common visual obstructions like occupants in the backseat, cargo in the truck bed or a pair of snowmobiles being towed. This next generation rear view mirror system features a higher resolution camera and display and has the ability to tilt or zoom the view to suit your needs. It is brilliant and again, the resolution is stunning.
For when you are blitzing through snow on a frozen lake in Vermont, the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali and the first-ever GMC Sierra AT4‘s fast-acting front and rear heated seats are a must.
To ensure that you are never without the ability to share your big catch with your friends and followers, the optional WiFi hotspot is always on to keep you connected to the world no matter where you roam off-road or on-lake.
And then there’s all these extra goodies with the first-ever AT4:
- 2-inch factory-installed suspension lift
- Standard 4WD with two-speed transfer case, locking rear differential and skid plates
- Off-road-tuned Rancho monotube shock absorbers
- Hill Descent Control
- Red vertical recovery hooks
Before long, it’s likely that you will hear happy owners saying, over a healthy salad or some juicy pit BBQ, simply that they “drive an AT4” and there will be no doubt as to which brand of truck they are talking about.