The 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 should be released during next year. The new model will bring some stunning improvements, which will certainly help the model win more buyers. The new Sierra 2500 is already a decent heavy-duty pickup truck, but there is always room for improvements. The new 2016 model will focus on the flaws of the current truck, though none of them are severe. To start with, the new model, naturally, have a new exterior design. Though the changes in this field will not be too drastic, they will make the model look more powerful and robust. The interior changes, on the other hand, aren’t known at the moment, but we expect at least refreshment in the cabin style. In addition, the new model will use the a brand new Duramax diesel engine. This unit will make all the difference between the current model and the 2016 model. The new unit will be much more powerful than the one that is installed now, and it will also improve towing capabilities of the truck immensely. Since this ability is the HD pickup truck’s strongest suit, it is easy to see just how important this change is.
2016 GMC Sierra 2500 Appearance
The 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 will have an updated appearance. Thought the changes in design will not be radical, they will change the overall impression the model gives. To start with, the model will mostly be altered on the front. The model will feature a new hood and larger air intakes, while the headlights and bumpers will remain more or less unchanged. As for the body shape and the rear end, they will not be noticeably changed, but since there is still plenty of time until the model’s release, maybe the manufacturer does make some alteration. However, even if that doesn’t happen, the 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 will remain the bold and attractive pickup it always was. In addition, the new model will also use the current platform, but some sources say it will be slightly lighter than the current model. Whether or not this is true remains to be seen once the new model is released.
Duramax Engine & Its Specs
As for the powertrain, the 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 will use a new Duramax engine. It will be a turbocharged 6.6-liter V8 diesel engine with remarkable specs, which will also be used for the new Chevrolet Silverado 2500. According to some rumors, the new unit will produce 450 horsepower and an incredible 855 lb-ft of torque. If this happens to be true, the new model will be a fierce competitor to other HD pickup truck in its market segment. In addition, such power boost will improve the model’s towing capabilities, which is one of the most important features of all vehicles this kind. Additional information about the new model’s engine is scarce at the moment, so we will have to wait a bit longer to hear more about it. Also, the details about the possible transmission, drive modes etc. are unknown.
2016 GMC Sierra 2500 Release & Price
The 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 should be in the showrooms sometime next year. As for the price, it is too early to say since not even the powertrain has been confirmed, but we don’t expect it to differ too much from the competitors’ pricing since that could make a negative impact on the truck’s sales.