2016 GMC Sierra Design and Engine

One of General Motors largest pickup trucks is soon going to see the light of the day. This time, we are talking about great 2016 GMC Sierra.

Improvements and design of exterior

2016 GMC Sierra is a full size pickup truck which will represent the third generation of this model. It will go through midcycle facelift so we will see it in its recognizable style. It will share the architecture as its predecessor so the body will stay pretty much the same. The refreshments and details all over the body will be those which will make it more handsome and powerful. According to the latest rumors, it will be a bit lighter because of the usage of aluminum on the front end of the vehicle. This should slightly improve fuel efficiency and performance. Speaking of the exterior design, we will see revised large grille and rectangular and massive headlamps. They will be slightly redesigned as well. The tail and head lights will get LED lighting. The air intakes will be larger now and it will get new alloy wheels.

2016 GMC Sierra front

Interior design of 2016 GMC Sierra

The interior of 2016 GMC Sierra will also undergo some improvements and refreshments. The cabin will be nicely designed and will be made of quality materials such as chrome, leather, soft plastics etc. The central console will be redesigned as well. The passengers will enjoy comfortable seats upholstered in premium leather. As for the equipment, new Sierra will get many modern features. Some of them will be: navigation system, air conditioning, USB, Bluetooth, new audio system, AM/FM radio, keyless entry etc. Some of the safety features included will be a rearview camera, parking sensors, active cruise control, airbags, blind spot warning system, and so on.

2016 GMC Sierra cabin

Powertrain and performance

According to the latest rumors, 2016 GMC Sierra will be powered with several engines. The one is a 4.3-liter V6 engine.  It will make around 285 horsepower and 308 pound-feet of torque. The other one is a 5.3-liter EcoTec V8 engine. This engine will be able to produce 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque.  It will also be offered with even more powerful engine. It is a 6.2-liter V8 engine which will deliver up to 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. 2016 GMC Sierra could also appear with a 6.6-liter Duramax V8 diesel engine with the output of more than 420 horsepower. It should be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, but it is not yet confirmed.

2016 GMC Sierra rear

Release date and price

We are expecting to see the new 2016 GMC Sierra on the market in late 2015 or in early 2016. Its base price should be around $28,000 and it will go up to $55,000.

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