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New Carbon Edition Adds Style and Substance to 2015 GMC Sierra Lineup

New Carbon Edition Adds Style and Substance to 2015 GMC Sierra Lineup

By Jeff Youngs,

GMC has introduced a new addition to its line of light-duty, full-size pickups. The Carbon Edition of the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500, which will be available at dealers this fall, adds extra style and substance to a vehicle that General Motors (GM) is already touting as a premium pickup truck. The 2015 Sierra Carbon Edition is offered in three different versions, each geared to specific lifestyle requirements, according to GM.

"The beauty of the new Sierra lies in its strength and sophistication," said Stuart Pierce, Sierra marketing manager. "But for customers wanting to stand out and make a strong statement, the Sierra Carbon Edition models are the answer."

The standard Sierra Carbon Edition builds off the standard Sierra 1500 double cab model, with some additional styling cues, such as a black painted grille, carbon fiber graphics, and body-colored trim that it shares with other Carbon Edition variants, and adds content to the standard Sierra 1500, including remote keyless entry, a 110-volt power outlet, and LED cargo box lighting.

The Carbon 20 Edition, offered only as a Sierra SLE double cab, incorporates the same painted grille and carbon fiber appearance accents as the Carbon Edition and rides on distinctive 20-in. aluminum alloy wheels. The Sierra Carbon 22 Edition, which is offered on both Sierra SLE double- and crew-cab models, adds distinctive carbon fiber appearance graphics to the hood and the tailgate panel; body-colored door handles and mirror caps; 4-in. black tubular side assist steps; and unique 22-in. black alloy wheels. Carbon 22 Edition models also include fog lamps, remote keyless start, Universal Home Remote, a 110-volt power outlet, and dual-zone climate controls.

All 2015 Sierra Carbon Editions are available with 2- or 4-wheel drive. The standard engine is a 4.3-liter V-6 that delivers 285 horsepower, 305 lb.-ft. of torque, and EPA highway ratings up to 24 mpg. A 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 engine is optional.

MSRP for the 2015 Sierra Carbon Edition starts at $33,075, while pricing for the Carbon 20 and Carbon 22 Editions start at $38,275 and $42,270, respectively. Dealers are currently accepting orders for double-cab 2015 Sierra Carbon Edition models; crew-cab models will be available in early October.

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