New for 2016:GMC

Thom Blackett | Sep 28, 2015

The big news coming out of the GMC camp for 2016 is the debut of updated Sierra and Sierra HD pickups, both of which now feature a freshened front end, new digital steering system for the HD, and the addition of Apple CarPlay technology to the company’s IntelliLink infotainment system. As for the rest of the 2016 GMC lineup, styling and equipment tweaks highlight the Terrain crossover, revised safety packages accompany the Yukon and Yukon XL, an optional navigation system debuts in the Savana, and a highly anticipated turbocharged diesel engine finally arrives for the 2016 GMC Canyon midsize pickup.

Following is a list of new or updated features for each 2016 GMC truck, SUV, and van model:
2016 GMC Acadia SLT photo

  • Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity via OnStar 4G LTE
  • White Frost Tricoat and Ebony Twilight Metallic paint colors


2016 GMC Canyon photo

  • Updated IntelliLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay
  • Broader availability of rear sliding window
  • Available turbocharged diesel engine


2016 GMC Savana photo

  • Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity via OnStar 4G LTE
  • Available navigation system through the IntelliLink infotainment system
  • 6 standard air bags
  • Standard radio with auxiliary input jack (cargo van)
  • Optional heavy-duty alternator and dual-battery setup
  • Available single-pane rearview mirrors (passenger van)


2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation Edition photo

  • Redesigned headlights and taillights, fog lights, grille, and available alloy wheels
  • Broader availability of 8-speed automatic transmission/5.3-liter V-8 engine combination
  • Wireless phone charger (not available on trucks equipped with front bench seat)
  • Power running boards (Sierra Denali)
  • Elevation Edition package (base double cab Sierra model)
  • Updated 7- or 8-in. touch-screen IntelliLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay
  • Remote locking tailgate
  • Driver Alert package adds lane-keep assist and automatic headlights
  • Crimson Red Tintcoat, Cardinal Red, White Frost Tintcoat, and Mahogany Metallic paint colors


2016 GMC Sierra HD All Terrain photo

2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD

  • Redesigned headlights with standard LED lights
  • Available wireless phone charger and remote locking tailgate
  • Updated 7- or 8-in. touch-screen IntelliLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay
  • Crimson Red Tintcoat, Cardinal Red, Deep Garnet Red, and Mahogany Metallic paint colors
  • Digital Steering Assist system engineered to improve handling and steering feel (not available on Sierra HD regular cab)
  • Gooseneck/Fifth Wheel Trailering Prep package (maximum gooseneck/fifth-wheel towing capacity is 23,000 lbs.)


2016 GMC Terrain SLT photo

  • Exterior and interior styling updates
  • Available LED daytime running lights
  • SL, SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT, and Denali trim levels
  • Broader availability of key safety systems
  • Saddle Up and Light Titanium/Jet Black interior color schemes
  • White Frost Tricoat and Crimson Red Tintcoat paint colors
  • Power passenger’s seat with 8-way adjustment (SLT)
  • Upgraded cloth upholstery on base model


2016 GMC Yukon SLT photo

  • Upgraded IntelliLink infotainment system features Apple CarPlay
  • Crimson Red Tintcoat and White Frost Tricoat paint colors
  • Capless fuel filler
  • Driver Alert package adds lane-keep assist and active high-beam headlights
  • SLT includes standard power liftgate


2016 GMC Yukon XL SLT photo

  • Lane-keep assist and active high-beam headlights added to Driver Alert package
  • Capless fuel filler
  • Upgraded IntelliLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay
  • Crimson Red Tintcoat and White Frost Tricoat paint colors
  • Power liftgate standard on SLT


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