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INTRODUCING THE 2016 SIERRA with E-ASSIST

Innovative powertrain technologies enhance Sierra’s efficiency while elevating the driving experience.


At GMC, we specialize in bringing innovative technologies to market that enhance capability and elevate the driving experience. There’s no better example of our commitment to leveraging advanced technology than the new 2016 Sierra with eAssist, available this spring in California on a limited number of two-wheel drive Sierra SLT crew cab pickups.

EFFICIENT FOUNDATION
We started by taking an already advanced drivetrain and made it even more cutting edge. As it stands, Sierra’s 5.3-liter V-8 engine boasts direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, and Active Fuel Management, and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission – all technologies designed to deliver the perfect combination of fuel efficiency and power when needed most.
 

The new Sierra with eAssist builds upon that package by with the new lightly electrified eAssist system, which includes both a compact induction motor and an air-cooled, 0.45 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. When a conventional vehicle comes to a stop – for example, at an intersection, or in bumper-to-bumper traffic – the engine typically does not stop running. Running the engine during these periods is inefficient, as it doesn’t result in any vehicle movement.

A SOLUTION THAT SAVES FUEL
Sierra’s eAssist system solves that without making the driver take any additional action, nor sacrifice comfort or convenience. Once the engine is at operating temperature, the eAssist system can smoothly bring the engine to a halt once it senses the driver bringing the truck to a stop. The battery pack then provides ample power to keep vehicle systems – including lighting, heating and cooling, electrical accessories, and more – fully powered and operational, as if the engine were running.
 

As soon as the driver moves his or her foot off the brake pedal, the induction motor instantly re-starts the engine, allowing the Sierra eAssist to accelerate off the line like any other vehicle. The driver never needs to plug in or manually recharge the eAssist battery, as regenerative braking recovers energy during braking and converts it to electricity.
 

eAssist’s induction motor can also provide a small boost – up to 13 horsepower and 44 lb-ft -- of power. This can be particularly useful when accelerating from a stop or while towing a trailer, and also benefits normal driving around town. The added power of the motor allows Sierra’s Active Fuel Management system to run the V-8 engine in four-cylinder mode for extended periods of time, and further reduce fuel consumption.
 

Sierra eAssist also builds upon the Sierra’s aerodynamically-efficient shape by incorporating a standard soft tonneau cover and automatic grille shutters, which close at speeds over 30 mph. These changes improve Sierra’s aerodynamics by 6 percent, and optimize fuel consumption.

All told, Sierra with eAssist offers an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city rating, an estimated 24 mpg highway rating, and a combined rating of 20 mpg. Compared to a comparable Sierra with a similar engine and transmission pairing, eAssist delivers a 2 mpg improvement in the city, 2 mpg on the highway, and 2 mpg combined.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, INSIDE AND OUT
As the Sierra with eAssist is based on a two-wheel drive SLT crew cab with the Premium Plus package, advanced technologies extend beyond the drivetrain. High-Performance LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, and LED tail lamps are included, as are Intellibeam technology, which automatically dims headlamps when oncoming traffic is detected. Sierra SLT eAssist also includes front and rear park assist systems, a rear vision camera, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Keep Assist.

Inside, a Bose premium audio system is paired with GMC’s IntelliLink system1 with 8-inch diagonal color touch screen with navigation2. Additionally, Sierra’s center console features wireless phone charging3, which allows compatible devices or phone cases to recharge without using a dedicated charger or cable.

Other premium appointments on the Sierra with eAssist include heated and vented leather-appointed front bucket seats, a heated steering wheel, 20-inch chrome-clad wheels, six-inch rectangular chrome assist steps, a spray-on bedliner, and eAssist badging.

The 2016 Sierra with eAssist will be available only through a select number of GMC dealers in California this spring.

 

Look for the new Sierra with eAssist at the following GMC dealerships:

ALLEN CADILLAC GMC
Laguna Niguel, CA
http://www.allencadillacgmc.com


CAPITOL BUICK GMC
San Jose, CA
http://www.capitolbuickgmcsanjose.com

 

CASA DE CADILLAC BUICK GMC SHERMAN OAKS
Sherman Oaks, CA
http://www.casadecadillac.com

 

DIAMOND HILLS CHEVROLET BUICK GMC
Banning, CA
http://www.diamondhillscbg.com

 

DUBLIN BUICK GMC
Dublin, CA
http://www.dublingmc.com

 

DUTTON MOTOR COMPANY
Riverside, CA
http://www.duttonmotorcompany.com

 

GOLD STAR BUICK GMC
Salinas, CA
http://www.goldstarbuickgmc.com

 

GREENWOOD CHEVROLET BUICK GMC
Hollister, CA
http://www.teamgreenwoodchevrolet.com

 

GREINER BUICK GMC
Victorville, CA
http://www.greinergm.com

 

JESSUP AUTO PLAZA
Cathedral City, CA
http://www.jessupautoplaza.com

 

KITAHARA BUICK GMC
Fresno, CA
http://www.kitaharabuickgmc.com

 

LEHMER’S CONCORD BUICK GMC
Concord, CA
http://www.lehmers.com

 

MARK CHRISTOPHER AUTO CENTER
Ontario, CA
http://www.markchristopher.com

 

MARVIN K. BROWN CADILLAC BUICK GMC TRUCK
San Diego, CA
http://www.mkb.com

 

MOSS BROS. BUICK-GMC
Moreno Valley, CA
http://www.mossbrosbuickgmcmorenovalley.com

 

NORM REEVES BUICK GMC
Irvine, CA
http://www.normreevesbuickgmc.com

 

NORTH COUNTY BUICK GMC CADILLAC
Escondido, CA
http://www.ncbcg.com

 

ORANGE COAST BUICK GMC CADILLAC
Costa Mesa, CA
http://suburbanbuickgmcofcostamesa.com

 

PARADISE BUICK GMC
Temecula, CA
http://www.paradisebuickgmc.com

 

PARKWAY BUICK GMC CADILLAC
Valencia, CA
http://www.parkwaymotorcars.com

 

RALLY BUICK GMC CADILLAC
Palmdale, CA
http://www.rallyauto.com

 

REYNOLDS BUICK GMC
West Covina, CA
http://www.reynolds1915.com

 

SILVER STAR BUICK GMC
Thousand Oaks, CA
http://www.silverstarbuickgmc.com

 

SIMI VALLEY BUICK GMC
Simi Valley, CA
http://www.simibuickgmc.com

 

SOUTH COUNTY BUICK GMC
National City, CA
http://www.scbuickgmc.com

 

THOMPSON CHEVROLET BUICK GMC
Patterson, CA
http://www.thompsonchevrolet.com

 

THORSON BUICK GMC
Pasadena, CA
http://www.thorsonmotorcenter.com

 

TUSTIN BUICK GMC
Tustin, CA
http://www.tustingmc.com

 

WOODLAND CHEVROLET BUICK GMC CADILLAC
Woodland, CA
http://www.woodlandmotors.com

 

WOODLAND HILLS BUICK GMC CADILLAC
Woodland Hills, CA
http://www.woodlandhillsgm.com