The big red “GMC” was never short of respect within the worldwide pickup truck market. It is said that the 2018 model should pose a serious threat to its competitors, once gone through a thoughtful and long-anticipated makeover. The General Motors Corporation outlined most of the changes, pointing out how the concept vehicle already looks more powerful and modern.
The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is bound to draw the attention of fans all around the globe, with numerous customization options. Leading-edge key features that should dictate the market segment and eventually establish GMC as its foremost competitor.
Considering there has been much rumor about the new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, General Motors was ready to discuss only a few likely features from the shortlist. A new grille design, lots of new materials and innovative technologies were pinpointed, as speculated. GMC seems to be in the process of creating a bigger, more luxurious and efficient truck.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 – Exterior and Interior Design
The new GMC Sierra 1500 2018 from GMC doesn’t borrow from competition, as it is meant to look both smart and brave from the outside. Expected to be as much as 20 ft. long and 6.5 ft. high, it is aimed at drivers who won’t settle for less. Large wheels and their arches add to the muscular impression 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 gives. It is likely to keep much of the chrome detailing and even introduce some redesign on mirrors and doors. The latter should receive routed seals, holding the entryways shut at three different points. General Motors also listened to advice regarding windows and air conditioning, so we should expect even more comfort in a sound-tight, 4-seater cabin.
Large wheels and their arches add to the muscular impression 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 gives. It is likely to keep much of the chrome detailing and even introduce some redesign on mirrors and doors. The latter should receive routed seals, holding the entryways shut at three different points. General Motors also listened to advice regarding windows and air conditioning, so we should expect even more comfort in a sound-tight, 4-seater cabin.
General Motors also listened to advice regarding windows and air conditioning, so we should expect even more comfort in a sound-tight, 4-seater cabin.
Quality and good taste, with a hint of luxury (available through numerous options) – these are the things GMC wants to impress us with. The front panel board aims at looking more compact and functional, from the minute passengers get inside the cabin.
Coupled with the selection of perforated Nuance natural leather seats, the upcoming Sierra 1500 looks really trendy and intensive. General Motors spared nothing towards comfort-dedicated technologies; there’s the 8″ LCD touchscreen with a state-of-the-art music player, along with Bluetooth and USB connectivity and a 4G wireless hotspot.
Everything should be neatly packed in the aluminum casing. There were suggestions about the central tunnel placement, as a few sources proposed it should stand a bit higher and even attribute a smaller gear-shifter. Since no one knows this for sure, we’ll just have to wait and see for ourselves.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 – Engine and Performance
It is absolutely positive that GMC’s greatest drive for change comes from the desire to perfect Sierra’s engines. Without any doubt, the designers of “1500” want to invent the most economical V6 ever to be seen inside a pickup truck model.
To do that, they’ve decided to introduce an 8-speed automatic gear shifter to make better use of 4.3-liter V6 and its turbocharged aluminum V6 match, which is supposed to replace the 5.3-liter V8 option. It is unsure, however, if the biggest V8 blocks will be reserved for the Sierra 2500 and 3500 models. In any case, the 6-speed automatic will remain proportional to bigger V8s, such as 5.3-liter and the 6,0-liter variant.
Rear wheel drive or all wheel drive, the redesigned 4.3-liter V6 will offer as much as 285 hp with 308 lb. ft. entailing torque. If the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 eventually sticks with the 6.2-liter V8 assortment option, it would be mostly because of the Denali fans. Anyhow, the maximum towing capacity is expected to remain at 12,000 lb. and the maximum payload about 2260 lb.
The new 2018 Sierra 1500 is expected to push beyond the 18 mpg fuel consumption mark (city), which should result in about 24 mpg on the open highway when the truck is fitted with the V6. We’re also anticipating the introduction of micro-hybrid engine technology for the new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, which should further increase the fuel efficiency.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 – Price and Release Date
Some of more common options GMC intends to embed in standard 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 should push the price towards the $30,000 mark. A V8-equipped, 8-speed 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 packed with a smart choice of enhancements is expected to sell around $55,000. The Denali models usually cost more but sound unbelievably good.
No one’s been assuring the media and the public about a fixed release date. We don’t expect General Motors to set it before 2017. On the other hand, the “1500” is a model that belongs to much desired Sierra series, which aim at the pure satisfaction of GMC’s customers.
Because of this quality-driven policy, the new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 may be available for purchase somewhere in between the autumn of 2017 and early 2018.