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  • VIDEO: Bone-Stock 2015 GMC Sierra Work Truck Makes Hillclimb Look Easy

VIDEO: Bone-Stock 2015 GMC Sierra Work Truck Makes Hillclimb Look Easy

Stock Tires, Stock Suspension, Skilled Driver

Mar 23, 2016
In a world of Ford Raptors with nearly a foot of suspension travel and Ram Power Wagons offering incredible articulation, it’s easy to get jaded. With offerings like these, how could a “standard” pickup suffice in off-road situations?
But the truth is, almost every modern pickup is remarkably talented at a wide variety of things. Not only are they more comfortable and efficient than their forebears, they’re better at towing, hauling, and yes, even four-wheeling.
Photo 2/2   |   2015 Gmc Sierra Work Truck Kamploops Hill Descent
For proof, look no further than this 2015 GMC Sierra. The base-trim pickup betrays its humble origins with steel wheels, black bumpers, and clear side glass. This is the truck GMC intends to sell to contractors and fleets, not boulder-pounding off-roaders. Nevertheless, the Sierra makes quick work of the Batch Hills Widowmaker near Kamloops, British Columbia.
The Canadian hillclimb is long and steep, and it’s dispatched many a dirt biker and truck. The Sierra, however, did not fall prey. Thanks to what looks like some skilled driving and a heavy right foot, the work truck crests the hill in 30 seconds.
What goes up must come down, and descending a hill is probably even more challenging to a driver than ascending it. Again, the Sierra’s owner shows his skill, and the only damage the truck sustained was a little scrape to its insanely low air dam at the bottom of the hill. Heaven knows we’ve had problems with GM’s low-hanging (and thankfully removable) bit of aero plastic.
So before you plunk down 60 large on your off-road special pickup, just remember this Sierra. If this is all the off-road fun you’ll be having, who needs a Z71?
Source: YouTube
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