Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2011 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept

GMC has unveiled the Sierra All Terrain HD Concept which is mentioned as the exploration of heavy-duty truck capability combined with greater off-road versatility, highlighted by a bold exterior design. The new 2011 Sierra HD also underpins the All Terrain HD concept, with a modified, production-based 4WD chassis and the Duramax diesel/Allison 1000 six-speed powertrain.
The Sierra All Terrain HD Concept features a unique five-foot, eight-inch Crew Cab/short box body configuration that supports a wheels-at-the-corners proportion. Shorter in overall length than production Sierra HD models, the concept features enhanced suspension and unique body dimensions, including increased ground clearance and wider track, as well as greater approach/departure angles to deliver off-road capability.
The Sierra All Terrain HD concept is propelled by the new, production 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel V-8 and Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission powertrain combination offered in the 2011 Sierra HD trucks. The Duramax is rated at 397 horsepower (296 kW) and 765 lb.-ft. of torque (1,037 Nm). The 6.6L Duramax is more fuel-efficient – with up to 11% greater fuel economy than previous versions – and reduces NOx emissions by up to 63%.
With the same proven powertrain as production Sierra HD trucks, the All Terrain HD delivers comparable hauling and towing capabilities, including: est. payload capacity of 2,700 pounds (1,225 kg), est. conventional towing capacity of 13,000 pounds (5,896 kg), and est. fifth-wheel towing capacity of 15,600 pounds (7,076 kg).











The Sierra All Terrain HD also features four-wheel drive, with automatic locking front and rear differentials, while the 14-inch, four-wheel disc brake system from the production Sierra HD provides the stopping power for this unique off-roader.

2011 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept

GMC has unveiled the Sierra All Terrain HD Concept which is mentioned as the exploration of heavy-duty truck capability combined with greater off-road versatility, highlighted by a bold exterior design. The new 2011 Sierra HD also underpins the All Terrain HD concept, with a modified, production-based 4WD chassis and the Duramax diesel/Allison 1000 six-speed powertrain.
The Sierra All Terrain HD Concept features a unique five-foot, eight-inch Crew Cab/short box body configuration that supports a wheels-at-the-corners proportion. Shorter in overall length than production Sierra HD models, the concept features enhanced suspension and unique body dimensions, including increased ground clearance and wider track, as well as greater approach/departure angles to deliver off-road capability.
The Sierra All Terrain HD concept is propelled by the new, production 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel V-8 and Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission powertrain combination offered in the 2011 Sierra HD trucks. The Duramax is rated at 397 horsepower (296 kW) and 765 lb.-ft. of torque (1,037 Nm). The 6.6L Duramax is more fuel-efficient – with up to 11% greater fuel economy than previous versions – and reduces NOx emissions by up to 63%.
With the same proven powertrain as production Sierra HD trucks, the All Terrain HD delivers comparable hauling and towing capabilities, including: est. payload capacity of 2,700 pounds (1,225 kg), est. conventional towing capacity of 13,000 pounds (5,896 kg), and est. fifth-wheel towing capacity of 15,600 pounds (7,076 kg).











The Sierra All Terrain HD also features four-wheel drive, with automatic locking front and rear differentials, while the 14-inch, four-wheel disc brake system from the production Sierra HD provides the stopping power for this unique off-roader.

post - Christmas - post

They've all gone home, and we're left with our books, a quiet house, turkey soup simmering on the stove, and some lovely memories of Christmas 2010.

One highlight was my eldest daughter saying that her friends rolled their eyes at her because she loved coming home for Christmas and/or spending it with family -- to many of them, the kith and kin portion of the holidays is either boring or stressful, obligatory rather than enjoyable. Other daughter, son, and all the partners, quickly chimed in that they liked our Christmasses as well. Must have, all of them, because they arrived last Thursday and only left today (excepting Son and Partner, who headed up-island on Christmas afternoon for Family #2). Daughter #2 might count herself as one of the dissenters, I suppose, as she was in Aurora, but I think she missed our Christmas 'cause she found a way to Skype herself into and she phoned a few times as well.

The other big light, highbeam all the way, was two-year old Nola -- above, she's wearing a dress I hand-smocked (click for an enlarged view that shows the rocking horse detail -- my fave!) and sewed for her Aunt Megan somewhere back in 1986 or '7. There were a number of lovely echoes like that, past stitched to present. The Brio train set, for example, for which all the guys had a turn configuring, bridges, hills, crossings . . . .

Next year, I think we'll make our traditional Graham cracker faux Gingerbread houses, and I suspect everyone will be in on the candy action. . .

For now, though, Granddad and I are going to kick back with a few episodes of Angel and a big bowl of soup. . . Is your house quiet now too?