AEV’s GMC Sierra Grande Idea relies on the Sierra 2500 HD and options two winches, a 1.5-inch elevate, and large 40-inch tires
October 27, 2023 at 15:28
American Expedition Automobiles (AEV) is answering the decision of the wild with their new GMC Sierra Grande Idea.
Set to debut on the SEMA Present, the Sierra Grande relies on a 2024 GMC Sierra 2500 HD with an everyday cab and an extended mattress. Whereas that’s a comparatively plain configuration, AEV started working and remodeled the truck right into a rugged off-roader.
Its function is straight away clear after trying on the entrance finish, which sports activities a stamped metal entrance bumper sourced from the Sierra HD AT4X AEV Version. The beefy bumper is joined by auxiliary lights, a prototype brush guard, and a 12,500 lbs (5,670 kg) GM Efficiency/ComeUp winch.
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Greater modifications happen additional again because the truck has been outfitted with an AEV snorkel, HighMark fender flares, and an 8-foot aluminum tray mattress. Eyes may also be drawn to the AEV Salta XD wheels which might be wrapped in large 40-inch BFGoodrich tires.
A customized rear bumper resides out again and is accompanied by a 9,500 lbs (4,309 kg) ComeUp winch. Different highlights embody an ARB on-board air system and an AEV vertical tire mount within the mattress.
The upgrades aren’t simply pores and skin deep because the truck has been outfitted with skid plates sourced from the Sierra HD AT4X AEV Version. The corporate additionally labored with the GMC engineering crew to “incorporate quite a lot of Sierra HD AT4X elements, corresponding to management arms, steering knuckles, rear suspension, and Multimatic DSSV dampers” into the construct. Because of this effort, the truck has a 1.5-inch (38 mm) elevate that guarantees to ship “improved off-road efficiency and flexibility, with out sacrificing consolation or sturdiness.”
Energy is offered by a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine that produces 445 hp (332 kW) and 910 lb-ft (1,234 Nm) of torque. It’s related to a ten-speed automated transmission and, we assume, a four-wheel drive system.