When one discusses 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD, the first thing which comes to mind is its Duramax Diesel powerplant. The HD model is quite heavy; more so than the Sierra 1500 and the thing with heavy pickups is that they need an engine with more fuel efficiency and better towing capability. The American car makers have resolved both these issues quite well with this new engine configuration.
2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD – Engine and towing specs
New GMC Sierra 2500HD will come with two different powertrains. Its gasoline variant is the 6.0-liter Vortec V8 engine with an output rating of 397 lb-ft of torque and 360 HP of power. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Its 2nd variant comes in the form of a 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel V8 engine mated to a 6-speed auto transmission. Power readings are 397 HP and 765 lb-ft of torque.
Its total hauling capacity will be around 3,760 pounds and towing capacity will be somewhere at 13,000 pounds.
Though it is the engine which is the primary giveaway of the Sierra 2500HD, its facelift does hold other magnetism which deserves a look. Some tipsters are opinions that this facelift is not a radical one but it’s enough to make a big impression on all heavy duty truck market.
GM’s engineers have presented this new HD truck with a plus size cargo space. Its body-on-frame designing is a perfect combo of suspension and rear axle. Moving over to its front face, which does appear a touch bigger as its previous line-ups, hosts a honeycomb grille mated with glittering chrome finishes.
Automakers have let out confirmation that some exterior mods will be carried out depending on the trims. Take for instance, the trim comprising of the Denali package will come with fresh fenders and a few new embellishments.
Some heavy duty specs include a double cab configuration comprising of fresh frontal hinged back doors and outside pulling handles in its rear. Newly structured B pillars will also be noticeable. Some prominent chiseled lines along with chrome run boards right along the side flanks will also stupefy fans. Chrome tipped towing mirrors and also chrome door trims will come as new upgrades as well.
At its back end, the bumper will also come with chrome finishes. Its corporate emblem, new side mirrors and backup lights with LED will aid in illuminating the region between the frontal window and its tailgate.
Details of the interior are not much known. Still, some tipsters speculate more plush materials and restyled control panel gauges. Other technical specs include an upgraded GMC exclusive IntelliLink Infotainment system with navigation, Bluetooth and voice recognition.
Its instrumental panel will come looking cleaner and more functional owing to fresh instrument clusters and 6 gauges which are located centrally.
Price, launch and competition
2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD will start with a price of $34,000 for its base trims and will cost more for its higher trims. Its release date is will probably be at the beginning of the 2018. The biggest market competition will come from RAM 2500, Ford Raptor and Nissan Titan TRD Pro.