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2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X Aims to Fight the Ram Rebel

Published on www.automobilemag.com

January 26, 2016
2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X Front Three Quarter In Motion

While the Ford F-150 Raptor is perhaps the gold standard in terms of OEM off-road capability, the Ram 1500 Rebel shows that more modest upgrades can also make a regular truck ready to tackle the mud. Now General Motors is joining the fray with the 2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X.
While not a standalone entry like the Raptor or Rebel, the Sierra All Terrain X is a set of packages that will only be offered for 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab pickups with four-wheel drive. The package essentially beefs up the Sierra’s already proficient off-road capabilities and includes a new Eaton locking rear differential, plus the Z71’s off-road suspension package that includes Rancho shocks, a skid plate for the transfer case, a spray-on bed liner, a better-flowing air intake, and hill descent control.
2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X Rear Three Quarter In Motion

In addition to the All Terrain package, GMC will offer an upgraded “X Package” for the 2016 GMC Sierra which adds a set of Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Mud-Terrain tires on 18-inch aluminum wheels, side steps, a bed-mounted bar to support off-road LED lights, LED headlights, and a sports exhaust that bumps horsepower for the truck’s 5.3-liter V8 engine from 355 hp to 365 hp.
2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X Exterior Detail

“Styling is the biggest influence on Sierra customers and the new Sierra All Terrain X builds on that with a more aggressive, personalized appearance that complements its exception capability,” Duncan Aldred, GMC’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said in a statement. To satisfy those consumers, the All Terrain and X packages also include a host of unique appearance pieces to signify the special nature of the truck, including a unique grill and bumper, body-colored door handles, and a host of blacked-out features around the truck.
The 2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain and additional X packages will go on sale later this spring, though GMC has yet to release any pricing details. The Sierra will be available in Onyx Black, Summit White, Stone Blue Metallic, Iridium Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, and Light Steel Gray Metallic, although we highly recommend the particularly menacing black-on-black scheme featured in the photos.