Introduced only two years back, GMC Sierra 1500 is a fairly new model. However, within these two years, this truck has undergone some of the biggest changes and refreshments and all have seen it battle out with other prominent names across the industry. The latest model is the new 2017 GMC Sierra 1500. Compared to what the company did on the last model, the latest GMC Sierra 1500 has been refined and soon after it was launched the truck has made a steady place for itself on top of all lists. This truck is available in fours trims; base version, SLE, SLT, and Denial.
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 – Exterior and Interior Design
Just like its predecessor, the new 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is a masculine, powerful and overbearing truck. The kind of front fascia it comes with is actually meant to impart an aggressive look to the truck, which it does really good. The headlamps have been redesigned and revised and they now use LED technology. The bumpers are also body colored and buyers will be able to see chrome mirrors and handles, as well. To compliment the sturdy body the car comes with, the truck gets 20-inch aluminum wheels. The car comes with a couple of configuration for the cab and cargo bed. Amenities do differ to some extent depending on the trim level you go for. The base version allows splitting front seats in 40/20/40. It also uses rich cloth upholstery, but buyers can find leather in superior trims. There are also other features like power windows, AC, leather wrapped steering among other goodies.
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 – Engines and Performance
Three engines will be offered beneath the hood of the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500. First, will be a 4.3-liter V6 engine capable of producing 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. The second choice would be a 5.3-liter V8 engine that can make 355 hp and 383 pounds-feet of torque. Third engine option, which is probably the strongest of the three, is a 6.2-liter V8 engine with an impressive power output of 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Although this has not been confirmed, there are rumors milling around that toward the end of this year there will also be available Duramax V8 turbocharged 6.6-liter diesel unit. The power output will be more than 420 hp and over 800 lb-ft of torque. This is an excellent performance. Additionally, despite all that, the designers are not going to stop there; there is talk that beneath the potentially aluminum hood of the upcoming Sierra 1500 is a ten-speed automatic transmission that is paired to the 6.2-liter V8 could bump down to the smaller and more popular, 5.3-liter V8 engine. When you talk of towing capacity, the V6 stands at an impressive 7,200 pounds, enough to handle even some of the heaviest stuff around.
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 – Release date and Price
The truck is already available for purchase and its prices are as follows; the base version starts at around $27,000 and reaches $55,000 for higher trims. At the end, even for an industry that has seen the best, this truck is going to interest you. It is among the best.