The world-famous brand, GMC is popularly known for making mid-size trucks. GMC stands for General Motor Trucks Company. GMC’s Sierra 1500 is one of its best-selling trucks. This upscale sister to Chevrolet Silverado recently made the debut of its 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 at the Detroit Auto Show.
This model rolls out in the coming year with a fresh front-end appearance, more advanced engineering features and an upgraded interior. GMC has a number of cars in the market, but its upcoming model 2018 Sierra 1500, is worth the wait, if buyers go for looks. It is the prime contender among light duty pickup trucks and is sold well in the market since its inception.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 – Appearance of Exterior and Interior
GMC has decided to give its 2018 Sierra model a nice makeover. Though it has not much updated since its 2015 model, its grille and bumper may receive an update. GMC’s Sierra lineup is known for its boxy and rugged looks. So it will adhere to this design for its 2018 model also. GMC has expertly crafted its body for a striking appearance. This model has brighter headlights and chrome finished front grille, which makes it look splendid.
Signature LED lighting will be used for its headlights, tail lights and fog lights. Its body sits on fine cut alloy wheels, that make it look classy. Its cargo bed will also be illuminated and there will be an option of 3 bed types. The truck has four doors, which makes it easier for the back seat passengers to move in and out of the vehicle. Being a heavy-duty pickup truck, GMC has done full justice to make it look stylish.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 – Main Power Production Unit
An engine is the backbone of any vehicle. The looks and design may be impressive but finally the engine should have outstanding power and be fuel-efficient. The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 does not disappoint here. Its base model engine will have a 285 hp, V6 engine whereas higher trims will come with 355 hp V8 engine and the next with 420 hp V8 engine.
With this engine it is expected to give a mileage of 15 mpg for cities and 21 mpg on highways. These engines may be paired with the new 8-speed automatic gearbox. GMC gives its new smooth transmission system and the biggest engine in its category which does make a lot of sounds. Its trailering capacity and payload will be same as in the 2017 model.
GMC never compromises on quality. It has loaded this truck with such features which buyers might not get in most of the high-end cars. Style meets substance with the new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. The interior of this truck is no less than a high-class sedan. Starting from the fine leather seats to the wireless Bluetooth controlled infotainment system, customers will certainly not believe it to be a truck. Its interior is classy and laden with amenities.
The dashboard is filled with various kinds of controls from AC to externally fitted sunroof. On almost all trims the 110V power outlet, wireless charging pad and a leather-wrapped steering wheel which is equipped with heating are available. The standard safety features available on all Sierra models include Automatic Crash Response, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Roadside Assistance, Emergency Services Link and Remote Door Unlock.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 – Pricing and Release Date
The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is expected to be released in the second half of 2017. It comes at a base price of $57,930. Customers need to pay $4,000 more if they don’t want to compromise on any of the luxury factors. The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is worth watching as it has got a beautifully crafted exterior design along with a bold interior filled with all kinds of detailing in every work of art. Buyers also get high-end features along with impressive power.