The battle for supremacy among the full-size trucks still rages on in today’s auto world. In fact, this is one of the reasons why every pick-up manufacture is trying to bring something in the market, and General Motors is one such company. GM wants to make headlines once again by introducing the new series of GMC Sierra as a 2016 year model. This way, truck enthusiasts whose demand is to acquire a challenging yet masculine car will be met once the new 2016 GMC Sierra is released. The new model is expected to come with a lot of improved features which will reverse the stereotypes of pick-ups. Sources indicate that the new 2016 GMC Sierra will run on a Duramax engine which will produce more power and the highest mileage as expected by every pick-up truck buyer. The upcoming model will be a redesigned version of the existing model.
2016 GMC SIERRA: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
The 2016 GMC Sierra will be offered in a number of versions namely the regular cab labeled 6’6 and 8’, the double cab labeled 6’6 and the crew cab labeled 5’5. The main difference with these versions is in their wheelbase which ranges from 119 to 153 inches. Their length also varies from 205.6 inches to 239.6 inches while their height varies from 73.5 inches to 74.2 inches. As for the height, it is the same in all the three versions. In all three trims, the most expensive one known as Denali will be offered with an off-road package which includes a raised model by a few inches than the others, and al terrain tyres with 20 inch rims. The other two trims get standard features such as an 8 inch touch screen embedded on the dashboard, climate control, and high quality audio system. Each trim will have its own bed and cabin space.
Outwards, buyers can expect to find a revamped exterior featuring newly designed bumpers and grille aimed at making the new model more aggressive. Its head, tail and fog lamps are expected to comprise of the LED technology while the head lights will acquire a new ‘C’ shape. All trims will get a new looking front pat with large air intakes and a wider grille.
Inside, this new pick-up 2016 GMC Sierra will get various luxurious features aimed at making its users comfortable. There will be adequate leg and head space. Buyers will also be treated with the latest entertainment and safety features which include five USB ports, wireless connectivity, navigation system, cruise control, satellite radio and mug holders, dual density seat foams, etc.
2016 GMC SIERRA: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
As for its mechanical bit, 2016 GMC Sierra will remain the same as the current model. Two engines will e made available and they include a 6.0 liter L LY6 Vortec V8 capable of generating 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, and a more powerful 6.6 liter L LML V8 diesel generating 397 hp and an outstanding 765 lb-ft of torque. The new pick-up will transmit power through the same six speed 6L80 automatic mechanism. The smaller unit will have a fuel economy of 21mpg on average while the powerful unit will have a fuel economy of 16 mpg combined, and as low as 9 mpg while transporting heavy cargo.
2016 GMC Sierra: Release Date, Price, Competitors
Unofficial reports suggest that the new 2016 GMC Sierra will be unveiled in late 2015. In terms of competition, the new model will rival against its own sibling Silverado as well as Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan and Dodge Ram. Its price is predicted to be from $ 26 500 up to $ 57 500 depending on the trim.