Redesign of this heavy duty truck was not so long ago, and now 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 continues with its yearly updates. Production of this popular truck started less than two decades ago. It is well-known and praised truck, not only for its performances, but also for many other reasons. Compared to its twin from Chevrolet, it comes with more equipment. It is basically a little bit upscale version of Silverado, and it also comes with a little bit more attractive look. After it was launched three years ago, company introduces some novelties for each year model. For 2018 Sierra 2500, we expect to see several improvements, in various aspects.
2018 GMC Sierra 2500 features and changes
As we already mentioned, company will continue with its yearly updates. Each year we see something new on this truck. For example, 2015 year model came with new 8-speed transmission, which provided better acceleration and economy. Then, 2016 year model came with several visual updates, especially at the front. We saw new grille, front fascia etc. Exact changes for 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 are still unknown. However, we presume that novelties won’t be in terms of visual appearance, as it was with 2016 year model. Exterior design should remain pretty much the same. On the other side, we believe that company could introduce some new things when it comes to standard features. Each trim level should came with some new standard features. Also, 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 could receive some technology updates, such as latest version of infotainment system.
2018 GMC Sierra 2500 engine
When it is about engines, we expect big novelty for the 2017 year model. So, 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 should come without bigger changes. For the upcoming model, company will introduce completely revisited diesel engine, which will be much more efficient. Compared to current engine, newest version of 6.6 liter Duramax V8 will come with significant boost when it comes to power and torque. Current version is good for about 397 hp and 760 lb-ft, while new engine should have around 455 horsepower and magnificent 910 pound-feet of torque. When it is about base gasoline engine, things will remain unchanged. We will see an old but proven 6.0 liter Vortec V8, which is good for about 360 horses and 380 pound-feet of torque.
2018 GMC Sierra 2500 release date and price
The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 will come somewhere in the second half of next year. Price should remain pretty much the same, which means around 34.000 dollars for a base model.