GMC Sierra was brought into the market in 1998 as a replacement to the company’s K series. It quickly gained popularity as a benchmark industrial vehicle. This pickup truck has served many through the years and is now in need of an upgrade. This vehicle will be redesigned and released as the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD. This new variant adapts to a full-sized pickup truck’s dimension and will be offered in a diesel variant as well. It is most likely that this diesel engine will be manufactured by Duramax.
Therefore a better and more powerful engine is expected. Additionally, this vehicle will also come with some design upgrades. Considering the present market status, it is certain that this pickup truck will be in stiff competition with cars from Ford Ranger and Dodge RAM range.
2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD will be released in one gasoline and one diesel variant. As stated earlier this diesel variant will be new and manufactured by Duramax. A lot of speculations have been made about the engine specifications of this new variant and some sources suggest that it will be equipped with better off-road capabilities and will also offer high range power outputs. Gasoline variant will come with a 6.7-liter engine whose power output will range up to 400 horses and will offer a maximum torque of 706 lb-ft.
The Duramax diesel variant will likely be a 6.6-liter V8 engine. It will easily produce up to 440 HP and will provide 880 lb-ft of torque. To add to that these engines mated with a six-speed transmission system. No confirmation has been made regarding the all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive variant choice. Diesel variant will offer improved mileage.
Exterior & Interior Changes
GMC has decided to retain the traditional design and the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD will feature a very typical GMC pickup truck design. However, some minor changes have been made and they go well with the previous accessories. In terms of exterior upgrades, this variant will offer new LED vision curved headlamps and sturdier bumpers. That will effectively give this truck a bolder look. Compared to the exterior upgrades, the interior upgrades are a few more in number but they are mostly technological and cabin will remain same with the exception of the new leather upholstery and woodwork.
Advanced navigation system, Audio system, Bluetooth, Climate control, USB 3.0, are the few upgrades that will be offered. Basic safety systems have been installed. Other than that there will be a probable reduction in this variant’s weight but there is no confirmation regarding that.
2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Cost & Availability
GMC had just released the previous variant of the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD therefore in all probability this vehicle will be available in the showrooms, in no time before the end of 2017. Even though a lot of enhancements have been added the price of the 2018 variant won’t vary much from its older variant. Depending on the engine offered the price of this pickup truck will range from $33,000 to $ 40,000. With such a reasonable price tag and amazing features, this car will certainly do well.