2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid

Posted in GMC on August 31st, 2009 by admin –
2010 gmc sierra hybrid

General

Lately GM released an information about their new hybrid pickup truck - 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid. According to General Motors information, new Sierra 1500 has got hybrid V-8 gasoline engine with GM electric motors. Electric motors and V-8 engine are teamed up to gain an overall combustion rating of 25 percent less, compared with the normal 1500 GMC Sierra. The Sierra Hybrid is available in two versions 2 wheell (rear) or 4 wheel drive crew cab. Both of them are supplied with flex-fuel capable 6.0-liter V-8 engine teamed up with two electric motors with transmission.
2010 gmc sierra hybrid

Exterior

The Sierra exterior is similar to the other 2100 Sierra models without hybrid engine. In the Sierra Hybrid there are lower panels and nice green stripes with sign “hybrid” typed on them. In the Hybrid model there are also a “hybrid” badge on the rear window. The badges are also on the side mirrors and on the tailgate. There are no significant differences between Sierra Hybrid and other 2010 GM Sierra models.

Interior

The GM 2010 Sierra has got the interior quite similar to the other GM truck - Silverado. In Sierra you can find the exact sitting layout well known from GMC Silverado. Inside the crew cab can seat five or six adult people. The interior differences in Sierra hybrid is a “hybrid” badge right on tachometer and very useful fuel economy gauge. The navigation system is optional.

Engine

General Motors applied the two-mode hybrid system in its Sierra pickup. It enables “full” hybrid operations. Electric engine can be used to to cruise up to 20 mph. The V-8 gasoline unit launches when more power or acceleration is needed and of course at high speed. To gain the best performance, the electric units and gasoline engine work together. The Sierra Hybrid has got under the hood a 6.0-liter V-8 together with GM’s Electrically Variable Transmission. This is a gearbox that integrates double 60-kilowatt electric motors. The electric units draw power is taken from a 300-volt battery pack. The battery can recharge itself off from the generated power from the brakes. The gasoline engine generates 332 horsepower with a towing capacity of 6,100 pounds with rear-wheel drive version. Four wheel drive generates towing of 5,900 pounds — not as much as the regular Sierra’s 10,500-pound maximum towing capacity. It isn’t a bad result for a hybrid.

Safety

Standard version of 2010 Sierra Hybrid includes a tailoring package with locking rear differential. there are also a side curtain and side-impact airbags. In GMC Sierra you can find a four-wheel antilock brakes and fully electronic stability system.

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