GMC creates one-of-a-kind Sierra snowmobile?
While the Southern hemisphere basks in December sunshine, this week at the US ski resort of Vail Mountain, GMC revealed its one-of-a kind snow-climbing machine, the 2018 Sierra 2500HD All Mountain concept.
Rather than wearing a set of specialist snow tyres, the Sierra All Mountain concept has tank-like tracks that help it navigate rugged, snow-covered terrain.
Built on a GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali 4WD crew cab platform with a 6.6-litre V8 turbodiesel engine and six-speed Allison automatic, the All Mountain concept offers enhanced capability in snow thanks to the concept Mattracks technology and GMC Accessories.
The Sierra All Mountain Concept features Mattracks 150 Series Tracks with GMC Red finish, bodyside graphics, wheel well and underbody LED lights, Thule snowboard racks, plus a Kicker amplifier, dual pod speaker kit and associated accessories.
It is also equipped with a Rigid E-Series Light Bar and an Advantage soft roll-up tonneau cover.
The GMC Sierra All Mountain will remain at the ski fields for the northern hemisphere winter season as part of an partnership announced earlier this year with Vail Resorts.
GMC has extended its presence by also collaborating with the Vail Valley Foundation and the Town of Vail. It will have a large presence in the Town of Vail through vehicle displays, courtesy vehicles, signage and special events.
“The Sierra All Mountain concept is perfectly suited for the outdoor activities offered at Vail properties,” says GMC marketing director Rich Latek. “This unique concept truck is a great way to attract attention to GMC and promote our partnership with Vail Resorts.”
A similar Sierra All Mountain concept, built on a Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X platform, is on display at the 2017 Los Angeles International Auto Show.