2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Release Date, Diesel, Specs, Price – Rumours are going round that the new 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 will be christened towards the end of this year (2015) and the internet is buzzing with all sorts of expectations. As we all know, the Sierra 1500 has earned its image in the market through high performance specs and reliability.
What is most noticeable in the new truck is its breath-taking appearance that it comes with, it is bold, beautiful, strong and reliable. The new 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 truck will come with a new look that is more aggressive and will certainly appeal to anyone looking for a powerful machine.
With time, the auto makers have been able to mate luxury and power in the new truck and the result has been overwhelming. The upcoming novel 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 will certainly be the truck prospective buyers should look out for.
It is rumoured that the new truck will come with an assertive front fascia, enhanced interior, multiple colour options and exterior designs and above all other features – a powerful engine. The following 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 review will not only educate you but will also be enjoyable to read.
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 exterior
The exterior of the new 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 will most certainly have a massive power grille that will have an embedded GMC logo written at its centre. More changes in the front fascia will include redesigned headlights and bumper.
Almost every feature on the anterior end will be angular in design including the headlights and fog lights. This is rumoured to be Sierra’s trademark according to sources privy of the automobile.
The cabin will be offered in different configurations which will include the Double Cab, Crew Cab and Regular Cab configurations. The car will be supported by 20” wheels and inside the apcion are posterior wheelhouse liners.
This pick-up truck will have no problem pulling a load of up to 14,500 lbs. by itself. This is pretty much impressive and other unconfirmed reports indicate that the optional fifth wheel version will be able to pull up to 17,900 lbs.
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 interior
The interior comes with an updated upholstery thanks to the new top quality materials that have been used to realise this. The materials will include leather upholstery, real aluminium accents and wood grain touches.
Enough storage compartments will also be made available in the new 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 which will include one beneath the arm rest. The centre touch screen display will come as either 4.2” in the base model or 8” for top of the range models.
The 8” display will come with high tech features which will include the InterLink infotainment system that has streaming radio and navigation, and smartphone connectivity as well.
The vehicle will also make a market entrance with high tech safety features which will include StabiliTrak, airbag system, rear view camera and OnStar package for top trims.
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 engine
The new 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 will either come with two or four wheel drive system. Under the hood of the new Sierra, buyers should expect two engine options which will include a 6.2L Ecotec3 engine or a 5.3L V8 engine.
In terms of the engine performances, the 6.2L engine will produce up to 420 hp and 460 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the 5.3L engine will be able to generate up to 355 hp and 380 pounds of torque.
The 5.3L engine will come paired to a six-speed automatic transmission system while the 6.2L engine will be paired to the HydraMatic eight-speed auto transmission system.
As for the EPA ratings, the 5.3L engine will come rated as 16/23 mpg in the city/highway while the 6.2L engine will be rated at 18/24 mpg in the city/highway. The specific towing capacity for the 6.2L is pegged at 11,400 lbs. while the 5.3L engine is estimated at 7,200 lbs.
In addition to the above mentioned safety features, it will also come with Emergency Services Link, Automatic Crash Response, Remote Door Unlock and Turn-by Turn Navigation.
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 price and release date
The base 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 will cost around 34,000 USD while the SLT version will be around 42,000 USD. As is expected, the 4×4 choices will raise the cost significantly. As mentioned above, we should expect the release date to be somewhere in the second half of this year.
The price of the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali, SLE and SLT might also push up the costs to up to $70,000 depending on the variant and technology package.