Back when the current GMC Sierra was revealed, the brand referenced a carbon fiber bed that would be available at a later date. Well, over a year later GMC is finally ready to rollout its optional CarbonPro bed.
Production of the new bed will commence in June, but it will only be optional on GMC Sierra Denali and AT4 1500 models. The price of this fancy bed is still unknown, but GMC says it provides “strength, durability, and scratch resistance.” It also sheds about 59 pounds from the Sierra, depending on the configuration.
According to GMC, they put the CarbonPro bed through extreme durability testing, like dumping a 1,800 pound load of gravel in the bed and running a generator with the exhaust pointed directly to the side of the bed. Of course, real durability will be tested by owners over many years of use.
Sierra’s equipped with the CarbonPro bed are gaining about one cubic foot of cargo space thanks to the finer shaping of carbon fiber versus stamped steel. The CarbonPro bed also does not need a bedliner since engineers have added a texture to the top of the carbon fiber for better traction.
So while we have more details on the carbon fiber bed, the price is still a glaring omission. If other carbon fiber pieces on other vehicles are any indicators, this will not be a cheap option by any means.