2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD Release

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.

2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD Body Styles and Features

As is the case with the current model, the 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 HD will be offered in regular cab, double cab and crew cab configurations. The base models will come standard with air conditioning, antilock disc brakes and stability control. Except for the entry-level 2500HD, all of the models should be offered with automatic locking rear differential as standard. Upper trim levels add such features as the steering-wheel-mounted controls and leather upholstery. What’s new for the 2016 model year is the Active Steering Assist that improves handling, available on all models except for the regular cab and Sierra WT versions.

2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali

2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD Engine Specs

The 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD will carry over unchanged when it comes to the engine range. Once again there will be the 6.0-liter V8 punching out 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. For those who opt for more eco-friendly powertrains, there will be 6.0-liter V8 powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) rated at 301 hp and 333 lb-ft. Of course, the most powerful option will come in the form of the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8 that churns out 397 hp and 765 lb-ft of torque. While the six-speed automatic transmission comes standard with all models, the Duramax offers an Allison six-speed automatic with added shift-technology.

2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD Price

The exact pricing figures for the 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD are due to be announced right before the model hits the market in the last quarter of 2015.

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