GMC Sierra All Terrain X: Slightly Upping the Off-Road Ante [News]

2016 GMC All Terrain X

Not to be outdone by the Chevy Realtree Edition Silverado, GMC has announced its newest special edition of the Sierra All Terrain – the All Terrain X. You may be wondering what the “X” adds to the standard All Terrain, which is essentially the Z71 off-road suspension paired with all-terrain tires, hill descent control, underbody protection, and some appearance features. Buyers of the All Terrain X can add to that list the following:

  • 265/65-R18SL Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires
  • Bed-mounted sport bar with LED lights
  • Performance exhaust
  • Sport side steps
  • Many, many appearance items such as black wheels and body-colored accessories

We must say, the sport bars look kinda cool, a la Marty McFly, but there are two things we like about the X. First, the exhaust reportedly adds 10 horsepower to the truck’s 5.3L V8 for a maximum of 365 horses. Second, it comes in colors other than murdered-out black. Other paint options include Summit White, Stone Blue Metallic, Iridium Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, and Light Steel Gray Metallic.

2016 GMC All Terrain X

According to Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing,

“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 exceptional capability… It joins other models such as the new Sierra Elevation and premium Sierra Denali to offers more choices for finding the premium truck that matches customers’ style and capability needs.”

The All Terrain X appears to be more of a functional off-road package than the Realtree, but buyers who don’t care about the cosmetic stuff and just want the performance could easily get similar results with a few simple upgrades to their Z71-equipped Silverado. Look for the special edition Sierra to go on sale this Spring, pricing has not yet been announced.

Check out this Chevy Silverado with many similar features.

Brian is an engineer by trade but his true passion is anything automotive. He wakes up every morning to search the web for the latest industry news. He enjoys taking his Tacoma 4×4 off-road in the mountains of Colorado where he spends his free time hiking, biking, and snowboarding with his wife and dogs near their Rocky Mountain home.