The GMC Sierra is well-known for its unparalleled style, sophistication and strength. The pickup truck is one of the vehicles making waves in the world of light-duty pickup trucks. This American automobile company has produced a number of Sierra models in an effort to strengthen the car’s customer base. In the coming months, the automaker will be releasing a new model which is expected to take the name, 2016 GMC Sierra 1500.
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 – Body and Design:
With an aggressive yet appealing body, the new pickup truck will have a breathtaking appearance. The entire body will be pampered by pronounced body lines, curves and overtures. The automaker is planning to make this truck stronger and more powerful than the outgoing models. So some stronger materials are expected to make up the body. Front side of 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 will feature a large and bold grille, high performance LED headlamps, LED fog lamps and chrome belt moldings. Rear side will come with a CornerStep bumper, remote-locking tailgate, LED box lighting, spray-on bed liner and LED tail lamps. Other notable exterior features include: redesigned side mirrors and 18-inch wheels.
When it comes to the interior, 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 will provide a quiet and comfortable riding experience with its well-designed cabin. Seats will feature dual-density foam and will be heated and vented. Steering wheel will be leather-wrapped and also heated. More premium materials like real aluminum will be available in the interior. On the technology side, the GMC pickup truck will have an 8-inch color touchscreen supporting IntelliLink system, Bluetooth connectivity, Smartphone integration, MyMedia and Pandora internet radio. Other tech features include Apple CarPlay, 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot and Onstar RemoteLink App. Refurbished models will come with additional features such as remote keyless entry, power mirrors and dual-zone automatic climate control. Safety features of the GMC Sierra 1500 2016 model include: lane keep assist, forward collision alert, safety seat alert, intelligent brake assist, rear vision camera, hill start assist, trailer sway control and hill descent control.
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 – Engine and Transmission:
The new GMC pickup truck will come with three engine options. One of the engines will be a 4.3-liter V6 capable of generating 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Another engine will be a 5.3-liter V8 with a capacity of 420 hp and 350 lb-ft. Models with this powertrain has towing capacity of 11,000 Lbs.
Transmission systems will be 6-speed automatic and 8-speed automatic. With features such as active fuel management, variable valve timing and direct injection, the engines are expected to provide improved fuel economy and reduced emission rates. Fuel consumption will be up to 18 mpg in city and 24 mpg on highway. The pickup will use 2 or 4-wheel drive system.
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 – Expected MSRP and Availability:
Starting price of the new 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 will be set at $27,905. There will be three body styles: regular cab, double cab and crew cab. Retailing at $36,030, the crew cab will be the most expensive model. Release date is expected at the start of 2016.
The upcoming Sierra 1500 2016 will face rivalry from Chevy Silverado, Toyota Tundra, Chevy Avalanche, Ford Ranger, Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Navara, Nissan Titan, Ford Atlas, Dodge Rampage and Mitsubishi L200.