Are There Any New 2022 GMC ProGrade Trailering Features?
New GMC ProGrade Trailering Features for 2022
The capability of GMC pickup trucks is known the world over. New model years come around as regularly as the tide, but the most common question we hear in the Ernie Dean GM is, ‘How much can the new Sierras tow?’ We’ve covered that information extensively on our blog. But what needs some attention are the new 2022 GMC ProGrade trailering features future owners can choose to have equipped. In the 21st Century, it takes more than a powerful engine to pull several thousand kilograms. Today’s truck owners benefit from new technology that gives them peace of mind by giving them more information. Let’s take a look at how GMC accomplishes this critical task.
What is the GMC ProGrade Trailering System?
Most truck manufacturers will give their customers a hitch receiver and maybe a Class II hitch and call it the truck’s towing package. GMC goes well above and beyond the call of duty, which includes one of the most advanced camera systems and towing support systems in the entire automotive industry. Regardless of what you’re pulling, as long as it falls inside of the Sierra’s broad towing envelope, you will be able to do it confidently and, more importantly, safely.
GMC ProGrade Towing Camera Views
The defining feature of the entire GMC ProGrade Trailering System is its up to 15 available camera views that can be sent to the center-mounted touchscreen in the Sierra’s passenger cabin. These available camera views include:
- Transparent Trailer View
- Hitch View
- Cargo Bed View
- Front Camera View
- Rear Camera View
- Surround View
- Front Top-Down View
- Rear Top-Down View
- Bowl View
- Front Side View
- Rear Side View
- Rear Trailer View
- Inside Trailer View
- Picture-in-Picture View
- Rear Camera Mirror
Available Warnings for Drivers While Towing
When the GMC Sierra 1500 is being pushed to its towing limits, a small mistake or unexpected event can have major safety implications. The GMC ProGrade Trailering system is so intelligent that it can give the driver a warning before something goes very wrong.
- Jack-Knife Alert: When a 2022 Sierra 1500 is equipped with the available HD Surround Vision, Jack-Knife Alert is included. When connected to a compatible trailer, the driver will be informed that the front of the trailer approaches the rear of the truck — creating the threat of a jack-knifed trailer.
- Trailer Length Indicator: Towing while dealing with heavy traffic conditions can create a stressful scenario. The Trailer Length Indicator will let the driver know if they have enough room to change lanes safely.
We have barely scratched the surface of what the GMC ProGrade Trailering System can do for you. If you would like to learn more or find out which 2022 GMC Sierra trims it is available with, make an appointment with an Ernie Dean GM product expert, today.