Carbon Fiber Truck Bed? The Technology of the New 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali CarbonPro
If you’re looking for a truckload of technology, you’ll find it in the 2020 Sierra 1500 Denali CarbonPro. While carbon fiber parts are nothing new to vehicles, it is a novel material for the business end of a work truck. When Ford came out with a bed made of aluminum years ago, proponents of steel were extremely vocal about how it wasn’t strong enough. But as time passed and the lighter metal proved robust enough for the rigors of real labor, the work truck crowd began to accept it, even to the point of potentially being open to other more exotic materials. Now, GMC’s exclusive carbon fiber pickup box is available on the 2020 Sierra 1500 Denali CarbonPro that was developed to increase durability, efficiency and functionality and dent, scratch and corrosion resistance.
Some of the other major premium truck options for the 1500 include 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel, new 10-speed automatic transmission and ProGrade Trailering. GMC’s Duramax boasts 277hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, with the peak toque numbers coming in at just 1500 rpm.
The 10-speed automatic has more gears for more ratios, enabling the Sierra to refine performance and improve shift quality. The Enhanced ProGrade Trailering is a segment-first transparent trailer view and segment-leading 15 total available camera views.
GMC didn’t stop there when adding technology options to the truck. There’s also an innovative MultiPro Tailgate that features six functions like a standing workstation and enhanced second-tier loading and load stop solutions. It also has a multi-color heads-up display that projects customizable vehicle data on the windshield creating an easy-to-see 15-inch diagonal display.