GMC Sierra was initially launched in the market in year 1998. It came as a replacement for the K series of the company and it started gaining popularity very quickly. Currently, it is majorly considered as an industrial benchmark model. Through all these years, it has served well and it now is in a serious need of an upgrade. Among the several model in its lineup of heavy-duty pickup truck, one model which needs particular mention is Sierra 2500 HD. It is mechanical twin of Chevrolet Silverado model 2500 HD and it is an entry-level vehicle as far as HD trucks are concerned. With current model just being launched, it is expected that 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD will be launching with some important improvements. Upcoming trucks of GMC are set to get visual improvements with each model having a distinctive look.
2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD – Exterior and Interior Changes:
With this particular model, the car manufacturer has decided to continue its traditional design, as a result of which its design will be very typical design of pickup truck from GMC. Having said that, certain minor changes will be included, and they will properly complement all previous accessories.
As far as an exterior upgrade is concerned, 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD will be offering brand new LED lighting for head lamps along with more rugged bumpers. This will be very effective in giving this truck an overall bold appearance. When compared to exterior changes and improvements, the upgrades brought to interior are relatively more even though these changes deal mainly with technological aspect. Apart from new wood work and leather upholstery, the cabin will remain more or less same. Excellent navigation system, climate control, Bluetooth, Audio System and USB 3.0 are amongst the few upgrades that are brought to cabin of 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD.
As far as passenger and driver safety is concerned, basic safety systems will be installed. Apart from all these changes, only other probable change is reduction in weight of this variant; however there is no official confirmation about this.
2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD – Powertrain:
The GMC 2500 will be offered in two main variants, a gasoline model and a diesel model. The diesel model is the new offering and it is highly likely that it will be manufactured by Duramax. There are several speculations about engine configuration of 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 HD and there are rumors that this new variant will be offered with better off-road capabilities and better power output. 6.7 liter unit will serve as the gasoline variant and its output will be 400 HP along with 706 lb ft of maximum torque.
6.6 liter V8 unit will likely be diesel variant and it will be capable of generating 440 HP along with 880 lb ft of torque. Both of these engines will be paired with a 6 speed transmission unit while there is no confirmation on the drive mode yet. Improved fuel economy is expected to be offered by diesel unit.
2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD – Price tag:
2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD will likely hit the market by middle of 2016 with a price tag that is similar to that of current model, despite of several enhancements. Its price will range between $33,000 and $40,000, depending on engine configuration.