The half-ton pickup truck war is as fierce as ever and GMC is aiming to stay in the battle with new features for the Sierra 1500. The 2020 Sierra will gain several new technology features, including–finally–adaptive cruise control.
Many of the new features are centered on trailering. For 2020, Sierra owners will be able to opt for Enhanced ProGrade Trailering. The system includes a segment-leading 15 unique camera views, including a “transparent” view that effectively allows you to see thru the trailer. This system was recently announced for the all-new 2020 Sierra HD.
Those who tow will also be able to setup the trailering system via the myGMC app on their mobile device.
Additionally, buyers will be able to add adaptive cruise control to the Sierra for the first time ever. GMC says this adaptive cruise control system utilizes a camera mounted behind the rearview mirror to watch the road and can bring the truck to a complete stop. It is worth noting that most adaptive cruise control systems use a radar mounted on the front of the vehicle, not a camera.
Rounding out the major changes includes the addition of GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission to Sierra’s 5.3-liter V-8. GMC has not disclosed what impact the added gears will have to the 5.3-liter’s fuel economy.
Those wanting a different engine will be able to opt for the 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six with more trim levels, including the Denali and AT4 trims.
Lastly, Sierra’s equipped with the optional eight-inch touchscreen display will also feature SiriusXM’s 360L. The 360L system combines satellite and streaming content for more channel options.
The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 will go on sale later this year.