GMC Reveals All Terrain X for 2017 Sierra 2500

2017 GMC Sierra 2500 HD All Terrain X 2[3] II

Both Chevrolet and GMC are enjoying strong success with their blackout limited-edition trim packages; the former called the Midnight Edition and the latter the All Terrain X.

The newest of the GMC packages — which, interestingly, can also be ordered in bright white — is for the 2017 Sierra 2500 crew-cab four-wheel-drive model equipped with the all-new, more powerful turbo-diesel 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 and upgraded six-speed Allison 1000 transmission, and it looks sharp.

The new trim package will have the characteristic monochromatic exterior trim, meaning all bumpers, door handles, front bumper skid plate, side molding and grille surrounds can be ordered in either Black Onyx or Summit White. The package will also include black painted aluminum rims, aggressive Duratrac MT tires, power adjustable trailer mirrors, a 4-inch side-step bar, a black sport bar (which you can add accessory spotlights to) and the standard Z71 off-road suspension package.

We recently had the chance to drive a Sierra 1500 All Terrain X (pictured at the very bottom) and found it to be impressively capable in rugged and punishing off-road environments. The knobby mud tires and front skid plate were lifesavers during our backcountry outing. In the half-ton configuration, the Sierra All Terrain X comes equipped with a choice of the 5.3-liter or 6.2-liter gas V-8 (each with the eight-speed transmission) and lists, depending on options, around $55,000 (including destination). With its premium diesel and heavy-duty transmission option, the HD All Terrain X is likely to start well more than $60,000. But we love the looks.

Expect Chevy to announce its own new limited-edition trim package soon.

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2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD, Sierra 1500 and Canyon All Terrain X Family[5] II

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Comments

looks nice!!

Everything about this looks great except for the idiotic bed bars. Why GM? I thought those died in the 80's.

Nothing makes an off road package more capable than painted trim pieces...

Yep, painted trim sucks offroad. My farm field has put many scratches into my painted front bumper on my truck. I wish I would have got the chrome bumpers instead of painted.

The GM trucks already look so dated.

Nice new avalanche, man that GM keeps coming up with new ideas, oh wait, its an old tired idea, nevermind

GMC is still the best looking truck you can buy. This all terrain X version is another great looking truck.

@gmsrbad, i guess you are right, they are the best looking if you like old outdated trucks with square wheel wells

I'm still waiting for something more along the lines of a Powerwagon or Raptor from GM.

Doesn't look like it'd go very far off-road.

GM ruined the All Terrain concept's name.

@gmsrbad, i guess you are right, they are the best looking.....

Posted by: Nitro | Oct 10, 2016 12:44:19 PM
Now your making sense for once. You should pick one up to match that wisely chosen Camaro you cruise around in.

Another paint and sticker noodle frame GM.

Posted by: Ford rules G M and Ram break down | Oct 10, 2016 6:15:29 PM

Speaking of noodle frame, check out the Ford Ramon Noodle special edition fords in the videos below.

https://youtu.be/TKMQjm7i2Jw

https://youtu.be/_f3CAnH7WI

This package looks like garbage and is garbage. Good going GM.

Excerpt from article above:

With its premium diesel and heavy-duty transmission option, the HD All Terrain X is likely to start well more than $60,000. But we love the looks

With words such as " premium diesel", "heavy-duty transmission" and comments like "we love the looks", it certainly discredits the haters comments.

I agree that this pkg is garbage. Complete waste of time, GM.

This is why GM is the #1 truck maker, they build stuff people want. Ford will follow the leader soon.

Why would you put a big heavy diesel in a off-road vehicle? Usually for off-roading you want it to be light as possible to be easier on the suspension and have better flotation over rough terrain. Seems counter productive to me. Lol

Bed bars and square wheel wells, who would ever copy that look. Oh that's right the Ram Rebel TRX.

To GM engineers challenging off-road environments do not require the removal of the plastic front air dam.
To people that actually USE their trucks in challenging off-road environments, the air dam comes off one way or another, leveling kits are needed for decent sized tires, and on the 1/2 tons-the aluminum diff housing is frequently damaged.
One is hard pressed to beat them when pavement or at worst a graded forest road is the only use they get.
Sticker packages with cr@p from the JC Whitney catalog do NOTHING but change appearances. Goodyear Duratracs are marginal, at best, off-road.
I'm far from a Toyota fan boy, but the TRD Tacoma and Tundra have the right idea. The Power Wagon and the Raptor also have it down. Off-Road prowess is a compromise. Accept it and market accordingly. That means big tires, tall clearance, and no stupid air dam that is less than an inch above the height of a standard city curb.

For those that cant afford a super truck raptor, or a real off road package like the power wagon or rebel, or even bother to step up to the TRD... GM has you all covered with,... wait for it... PAINT.

GM has you all covered with,... wait for it... PAINT.

Posted by: Clint | Oct 17, 2016 1:47:40 PM

Clint, you reinforce my belief that you can only communicate using pictures and colors. If you had the ability to read then you would have discovered the following excerpt from the article:

We recently had the chance to drive a Sierra 1500 All Terrain X (pictured at the very bottom) and found it to be impressively capable in rugged and punishing off-road environments.



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