The present GMC Sierra 1500 was introduced just two years back and is still pretty new. It is a very popular model and it has undergone mid-life refreshment. The new refreshed vehicle will be available in the early part of next year in the form of a 2017 model. Spy photos of the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 could not reveal too much because the vehicle was so heavily camouflaged. The one thing that GMC camouflaged well in its 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is its GMC badge. The one thing about this camouflaged vehicle that we can infer is that it is by no means an offering from Ford.
2017 GMC Sierra 1500: News and Changes
The camouflage also could not hide the fact that the grille area has been reworked and the same is the case with the headlights to which some major changes seem to have been made. The camouflage does make it hard to guess what shape the headlights will be. The heavy camouflage should make one assume that the camouflaged headlights are hiding some changes to the makeup of the headlights that the company does not want anyone to see. So intent is the company on hiding details about the new Sierra 1500 that it has also covered up the fenders as well as the hood.
Rumors also have it that the front end of the truck will put on some aluminum in the front to help improve weight and fuel economy. However, these are only rumors and we are only guessing that this is the case.
Some major changes may also have been done to the rear of the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500. Whatever little one could see of the rear of the vehicle one can assume that a minor change has been made to that part of the vehicle. Some minor tweaking and some physical changes will certainly make the new 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 a more interesting vehicle.
2017 GMC Sierra 1500: Redesign and Engine Specs
GMC may also want to install a very impressive and brand new 10 speed automatic transmission to help get things moving very efficiently. The current eight-speed automatic transmission in the present model will be replaced. The eight-sped automatic transmission will probably be used with the ever popular but smaller 5.3-liter V8 engine.
GM is not ready to reveal anything about the new 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 but it seems that the company has chosen to show a few things to whet interest in their new offering. For example, they have chosen not to cover the badging. This means that the badging will probably not be any different than the badging on its present model. At the same time, the company has hidden the grille and the headlights and this suggests that some changes will be made to these parts of the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500. The company may not go all the way to change the headlights’ structure but it will certainly make changes to its shape and housing. Since the rear portion of the vehicle has also been camouflaged, we can expect that some major changes will also be made to the rear. The biggest change in 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 will probably be made to the fenders because this part is heavily camouflaged. We can almost say for certain that the front grille along with the headlights will undergo some radical changes. Also, the company will use the best fuel-economy technologies to take on its competitors.