There’s plenty to love about the 2016 GMC Sierra. From its stylish design to powerful engine options, this full-size pickup delivers on everything that truck-lovers want. Now the 2016 Sierra will be even better, with an eAssist powertrain which promises to deliver significant savings without compromising a millimeter on power and capability.
2016 GMC Sierra eAssist Canadian Release Date
A limited number of 2016 GMC Sierra trucks with eAssist technology will be hitting dealerships across Canada starting this spring. Available only on the Sierra 1500 SLT crew cab with four-wheel drive and the optional SLT Premium Package, this powertrain will offer an impressive increase in fuel efficiency.
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Sierra eAssist Fuel Consumption
The 2016 Sierra with eAssist will feature a 5.3-liter V8 engine matched to an eight-speed transmission that offers 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the same as the standard Sierra’s 5.3-liter engine. However it will offer a fuel consumption rating of just 14.4 L/100km in city driving, compared to 14.6 L/100km. Holding onto the same 10.4 L/100km rating for highway driving, this means that the 2016 GMC Sierra eAssist will feature a combined driving fuel consumption rating of just 13.0 L/100km. Already the most fuel efficient gas truck in its class, this lets the 2016 Sierra reach even more impressive heights of efficiency.
What advantages does eAssist offer?
The new eAssist technology on the 2016 GMC Sierra can offer such an impressive fuel consumption rating thanks to a host of efficiency technologies. In addition to Stop/Start capability, the 2016 GMC Sierra eAssist will also come equipped with regenerative braking, an electric power boost function that uses motors to assist in acceleration and passing, and advances in the truck’s aerodynamics.
To learn more about the 2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist, and to find out if it will be available this spring at Craig Dunn Motor City near Winnipeg MB, please contact a member of our sales team.