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GMC introduces 2016 Sierra Elevation Edition

Based on the double cab model, the Elevation Edition gains a host of visual updates inside and out.

GMC has introduced the updated 2016 Sierra Elevation Edition. Based on the double cab model, the Elevation Edition gains a host of visual updates inside and out.

It immediately stands out from the stock Sierra thanks to body-colored bits and pieces including the grille surround, the door handles, the mirror caps, the door moldings and both bumpers. 20-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels finished in black and a sprinkling of Elevation Edition emblems add a finishing touch to the custom look.

Inside, the Elevation Edition gets a new seven-inch infotainment that's compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The truck comes standard with remote keyless entry, a remote locking tailgate, heated mirrors, a six-speaker audio system and a 110-volt power outlet. The list of options includes a rear-view camera, all-terrain tires, and XM satellite radio.

Power comes from a 4.3-liter V6 engine that makes 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft. of torque. Buyers who need more grunt can select an optional 5.3-liter V8 that's tuned to generate 355 ponies, allowing it to tow up to 9,400 pounds. An automatic transmission is the only unit available, but both engines can be ordered with either two- or four-wheel drive.

The 2016 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition will go on sale across the nation in the first quarter of next year. Pricing information and availability will be published in the coming weeks.

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