The Ram 2500 has been praised for its towing and hauling abilities for years. It is currently one of the best choices in the heavy duty pickup truck segment, powered by the renowned Cummins turbodiesel V6. The news is that the 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 will be offered with the Laramie Limited trim for the first time. While the 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 HD’s version of the Cummins diesel unit is due to receive additional 35 lb-ft torque, the 2500 HD will carry over mechanically unchanged.
The GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickup trucks are due to receive several updates for the 2016 model year. When it comes to the visual changes, the 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD will be offered with new exterior colors, projector-beam HID headlights as well as LED ancillary lighting that will come standard across the range. The WT, SLE and SLT trim levels will include a remote locking tailgate as optional, while the same feature should come standard with the range-topping Denali trim. The latter will also get a new wireless phone charging function. The new Sierra 2500HD will be offered with an upgraded audio system and enhanced GMC IntelliLink system that comprises 7.0-inch and 8.0-inch touch-screens as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability.
The all-new GMC Canyon, alongside its Chevy Colorado sibling, was launched for the 2015 model year. Now, the 2016 GMC Canyon is due to receive only several changes. Certainly the most important one will come in the form of a new turbodiesel engine, initially scheduled to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2015. However, the most recent reports state that its launch might be postponed slightly due to additional testing by the Environmental Protection Agency. The latest developments were triggered by the recent scandal concerning the Volkswagen’s diesel emissions cheating. Unfortunately for the new diesel-powered Canyon, it seems that the EPA is determined to introduce more stringent testing when it comes to diesel emissions.