Currently available information suggests the arrival of a new pickup model from the General Motors family. This is the basic version of the GMC Sierra model, that is, the 1500 Series. Similar to what has been confirmed and seen with the all-new 2018 GMC Terrain, it is expected in the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup. For now, it is not clear whether all versions of this model will go through the process of improvement. More precisely, it is not confirmed whether the base Sierra 1500 model will arrive in the new generation, or “new clothes” and 2500 HD and 3500 HD models.
The information available so far indicates the arrival of a new generation of GMC Sierra pickup truck models. The sources from which this information comes out say that the new GMC Sierra 1500 will be presented by the end of 2017. After that, the new model will begin selling. Significant changes and improvements have been announced for the new generation of the model. For now, it’s just about them.
First, the information that the new generation of the GMC Terrain SUV model has received three brand new turbocharged engines. Something similar is expected in the new GMC Sierra model. However, the most rumor and information is related to the cosmetic changes of the new model, and to the new transmission.
2018 GMC Sierra is expected with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. This model is just one of the new GMC vehicles that will be available with this transmission. However, this transmission system is not new to the GM lineup. Namely, Chevrolet has already offered its Camaro ZL1 with a new 10-speed automatic gear box. With this model, the new transmission proved to be a great choice.
A total of seven, or more, new GM models will be equipped with this new transmission. Basically, these are models that are equipped with a RWD drive system. Namely, the new 10-speed AT is the most compatible with the RWD system. For this reason, the GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 are some of the models that will be equipped with a new gearbox.
Design and Body Look
All that is said, and what follows with the new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, also applies to the new Chevy Silverado truck. As far as the vehicles look, the biggest changes and clutter are expected at the front of the vehicle. There is an upgraded grille, as well as a new headlights design. Also, the level of comfort and comfort, as well as higher quality materials, is expected. All in all, sometimes working vehicles, and nowadays more and more family cars. This is not the case only with GM’s pickup truck model. Trends and needs are changing. The one who follows them stays in the game.
What attracts additional attention is the announcement that the new generation of this model will receive a large number of elements from aluminum. This trend has already been introduced by some pickup models. First of all, Ford did it. The rumors of this move by the company are further fueled by the fact that GM invested less than a billion US dollars in its own Flint factory in Michigan.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Specs and Price
The current model offers a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with 285 horsepower and 308 lb-ft, for this aluminum-block 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft, as well as the 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine with 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque.
We mentioned that the new Sierra could go the same way as the 2018 Terrain, which got three new powertrain aggregates. For now, there is no information about such changes in the 2018 Sierra 1500 Series. Regardless of what the new model’s development path is, and what kind of changes it brings, the price should remain at the level of the 2017 model.