GMC Sierra forces Chevrolet to update Silverado EV. The specification war has started and will likely conclude quickly. GM has officially introduced the 754-horsepower Sierra pickup truck. It came as a shock, given that the Chevrolet Silverado EV, whose RST trim also uses the Ultium chassis, was just confirmed to have 664 horsepower.
Neither vehicle will hit the market anytime soon, but Chevrolet saw fit to bring the Silverado up to the same level of refinement as the Sierra. The power output of both vehicles is now 754 horsepower. The upgraded specs include a new torque rating of 785 lb-ft, prominently shown alongside the previous ratings.
Semi-trucks operate off the same chassis and use the same battery and motors. The Silverado EV was the first electric pickup truck to be revealed and will be the first to hit the market in autumn 2023. Beginning in the first half of 2024, GMC will begin manufacturing the Sierra.
GMC Sierra forces Chevrolet to update Silverado EV.
While both vehicles have almost identical specs, the Chevy Silverado has a higher towing capability (10,000 lb) than the GMC Sierra (9,500 lb). They both boast a 0-60 mph pace of 4.5 seconds and a range of 400 miles. Silverado is more affordable than GMC.
The base WT model begins at $39,900, while the least expensive Sierra sells for $50,000. The top-of-the-line Sierra Denali costs $108,695, while the base Silverado RST costs $105,000. Unless manufacturers succeed in reigning dealers, actual pricing will be far higher than MSRP.