GMC Sierra 1500 is a fairly new model, introduced only two years back. Within these two years, the truck has already undergone mid-cycle refreshment and is scheduled for yet another up gradation in the upcoming year. The latest model will be presented in early 2016 as 2017 GMC Sierra 1500. Looks like the manufacturers aren’t ready to rest until the truck makes a steady place for itself on top of all lists. Technologically, the company prefers to keep their favorite truck right on the edge.
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 – Latest info:
The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is being kept hidden under heavy camouflage, but despite these desperate attempts to guard the truck from spying eyes, certain crucial info about its designing has leaked out. For instance, it is an open secret that the body will now make an extensive use of high strength steel to reduce weight and improve performance. Another aspect which was captured by spy cams is the truck’s huge front grille which completely steals the limelight. And right in its midst, GMC’s logo is shining bright in a reddish hue.
Significant changes in design:
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 will be a masculine, powerful, overbearing truck just like its predecessors. Its front fascia is meant to impart an aggressive look to the truck, which it does. Headlamps of this upcoming edition have also been revamped, with a change in shape and of course it uses the recent LED tech. Bumpers will possibly be body colored and one hopes to see chrome mirrors and handles. Apart from that, some unofficial sources suggest that the truck will get 20 inch aluminum wheels to perfectly compliment its sturdy body.
Cargo bed and cabin:
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is going to arrive with a number of configurations for the cab and cargo bed. It’ll arrive in 4 trims, namely the base version, SLE, SLT and Denali. Amenities are going to differ to some extent depending upon trim levels. For instance, the wheel size changes with trim, 20 inch ones being used in Denali, SLE offering 22 inch wheels and SLT having an option of 18 inch wheels.
The base version of new GMC Sierra allows splitting front seats in 40/20/40 ratio. It’ll be using rich cloth upholstery, but one can hope to find leather in superior trims. There are also features like dual zone air conditioning, power windows; leather wrapped steering and lumber support for drivers.
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 – Performance and Transmission:
One of the probable engines would be a 6.2 liter V8 Ecotec3 unit producing nearly 420 hp along with 460 lb-ft of torque. There’ll be another less powerful engine, which will be used for lower trims; this one would be a 4.3 liter V6 giving 355 HP with 360 pound ft of torque. Rumors suggest eight speed transmission may give way to 10 speed transmission.
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 – Estimated Price and Release:
Well, all the basics have been provided with, starting with a display screen for driver’s info, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Intellilink Audio system, phone and Bluetooth connectivity, keyless ignition and even automatic climate control in higher trims. Price for base versions of 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 will start with $27, 000 and reach $55, 000 for higher trims. The truck is expected to release in early 2016.