It has been over 100 years since the inception of GMC, and American automakers have created a niche for themselves as they remain committed to quality and precision. In July 2021, Duncan Aldred, global head of General Motors’ trucking company, announced that the company would soon launch its third electric pickup ahead of the GMC Hummer EV, which is expected to begin shipping later this year.
The EV truck will probably have a completely new look and will use the company’s latest EV components that will stand out among other trucks and electric vehicles. Although GMC did not specify the exact date of launch of this full-size electric truck, it is expected to be available in 2023. If you’ve ever thought about what an EV truck should look like, let’s take a tour of amazing features expected from 2023 GMC Sierra EV.
Following the introduction of the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 limited, the Sierra generation has promised to satisfy the desires of truck lovers gradually. Now, with the introduction of the electric full-size 2023 GMC Sierra EV pickup, which comes with features you probably have not seen in several trucks.
It will probably be cheaper and more work-focused than the expensive off-track-efficient Hummer EV and will probably resemble the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV, this time, with an electric motor, a single-speed gearbox and larger seats.
9 Engine / gearbox
2023 The GMC Sierra EV will be designed to have a 400-625 horsepower electric motor where the Ultium battery pack will be used to supply the truck’s electric motors with power in various configurations. Designated to have a single-speed four-wheel drive, the EV should have a two-engine setup with one engine at the front and the other at the rear.
Alternatively, it can adopt a three-engine set like the GMC Lobster EV – anyway, this truck promises to be a bestseller.
8 Battery life / Charging
GM’s Ultium battery packs come with different capacity levels, and the driving range for the 2023 GMC Sierra EV will be the deciding factor for which of the battery packs will be most suitable. Currently, the highest Ultium battery pack can be as large as 200KWh, and according to the EPA rating, this capacity can cover an estimate of 400 miles range.
Given the fact that it would work more as a work-based than a luxury truck, the Sierra EV should have a fast charging feature.
Since the GMC Hummer EV has a twin-engine installation with 625-1,000 horsepower, it is safe to say that in 2023 the GMC Sierra EV would start with a single-engine set. If this is the case, the vehicle should be armed with a capacity of 400-625 horsepower, where the engine of 400 hp would deliver at least 250 miles range.
However, the denali trim of the 2023 Sierra model is expected to have a twin-engine, 4WD driveline, but it may not be as powerful as the Hummer EV.
6 Towing and payload capacity
After due consideration of trailer weight (GTW), gross vehicle weight (GVWR), total weight rating (GCWR) and weight capacity type, Sierra Limited 2019 had a towing and payload capacity of between 6,500 and 12,200 pounds weight. Despite all its load capacity, the GMC Sierra is often overlooked.
The towing and payload capacity for the 2023 Sierra model would probably be the same or probably higher than that of its predecessor as it is expected to be more of a work-oriented truck.
The interior features of the 2023 GMC Sierra EV will likely have the same features as its predecessors, depending on the respective trim. For example, in Base trim, the rubberized vinyl floor covering and gearbox floor-mounted gearbox, which checks if the truck is in 2WD or 4WD, would likely be retained.
In addition, we expect the addition of storage under the seat in the middle seat, unlike the 2019 Sierra Limited Base trim.
At present, there is no certainty about what the 2023 GMC Sierra EV would look like, but then General Motors would always amaze the universe with its unique external modifications. Although we expect that certain features such as the color of the door handles, grille and adjustment mirrors will be maintained for each trim, there may be minor or major changes here and there.
Some external convenience features such as the EZ tailgate, remote locking tailgate, heated electrically adjustable mirrors and cargo box lighting in the 2019 Sierra Limited SLE Trim would probably fit into the 2023 model.
2023 The GMC Sierra EV is designed to be more of an everyday truck, unlike the GMC Hummer EV, so the price may not necessarily fall below the six-digit range. Given the various trims available in the Sierra family, we have arrived at estimated prices that each trim should fall under.
These estimated prices are based on the prices of its predecessors (ie 2019 Sierra Limited). For the 2023 Sierra EV, $ 55,000, $ 60,000, $ 70,000 and $ 75,000 are estimated as prices for Base, SLE, SLT, Denali and trim respectively.
2 Infotainment and connections
The infotainment and connectivity options for the 2023 GMC Sierra EV would definitely enhance what GMC currently offers. The 2019 Sierra limited bass trim came with a 7-inch infotainment system; Therefore, anything less than an 8-inch infotainment system would be a disappointment for the 2023 GMC Sierra EV.
Of course, General Motors has grown beyond manual launchers, so the new Sierra breed is expected to be a remote starter vehicle or even use a voice recognition system.
1 Safety and driver assistance functions
With advances in technology and smart innovations popping up every day, it’s uncertain what GMC has up its sleeve for the 2023 GMC Sierra EV. But, as with previous models, the EV should come with advanced safety technologies such as Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking.
In addition, we can see a Head-Up Display, Safety Alert Seat, Forward Collision Alert, as well as IntelliBeam headlights.
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