2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid

It was just a matter of time when the truck hybrids will run on and off the road. A plenty of rumors and gossips appeared recently, and now we are ready for 2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid. This company with Chevrolet is working on this project for a while. Now, it is coming as Sierra 1500 eAssist plug-in pickup. American buyers will see it in dealerships next year. So far, only Californian residents could purchase it. Now, the truck is ready to go nationwide. In western state 500 copies were available. For the other states, the hybrid will include $1,100 package.

2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid

2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid drivetrain

The eAssist drive system combines petrol unit used by conventional Sierra 1500 pickup truck and electric batteries. This setup will add more miles for MPG rating. With it, 2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid will bring a boost of at least 2 mpg compared to its gasoline sibling. The GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid eAssist comes with help from two electric motors. One is 0.45 kWh lithium-ion, and another one is 15 kWh battery. Estimated mileage of the 2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid will be 21 mpg combined.

2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid engine

2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid details

The electric package will be available only at Sierra 1500 SLT trim level. However, buyers will be in a position to choose between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configuration. Besides the improvement of mileage, the 2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid will boost the acceleration of the truck. However, towing capacity is not going to be so great as for regular model. Truckers will wait rather for diesel unit to arrive.

2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid rear

2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid premium features

The 2018 GMC Sierra Hybrid is built with SLT trim. So, most of the equipment from this version will be available for the plug-in model. It includes 18-inch wheels, chrome bumpers, and fog lamps. However, the eAssist package will addle lamps for headlights, taillights, and fog lights. Parking sensors, rearview camera, and few other alert systems are also there to help the driver. A hybrid model of this truck will get premium audio sound for IntelliLink infotainment. Part of it is 8-inch touchscreen display and wireless phone charging.

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