General Motors has a very long tradition in the production of pickup trucks for people who need them the most. Maybe you are now wondering how long is that tradition? The answer to that question lies in the fact that this well-known American manufacturer made the first truck vehicle in 1930. Yea, that’s pretty long. Since then it records big success in this automotive segment, but whole time keeps two favorite brands such as Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. They are mechanical cousins, but they differ according to the purpose and trim package. GMC Sierra is intended for industry and has Denali premium package. Also, it is a very good for daily driving, unlike Silverado which is used in agriculture. Further, we talk about half-ton full-size 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck.
It received some changes. In brief, exterior design will get some minor changes, but it looks nicely with new body colors. Second is related to the new transmission that is offered in combination with all engines from range. Finally, you can also expect new equipment options and re-arranged layout.
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 – Exterior design
Upcoming model has distinctive exterior design with a huge chrome front grille, square LED lamps, 22 inch alloy wheels and new exterior colors. Although we don’t expect dramatic changes, whole design will be beautified. It is not necessary to mention Crew cabin and large cargo bed, because they are typicall things for pickup trucks. Thanks to the side sills you can easily enter the cabin and high ground clearance doesn’t represent obstacles for it. Muscular body expresses athletic abilities and excellent aerodynamic features. And of course that’s not all, because ventilation and exhaust pipe work together in the harmony and perform their function very well.
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 – Specs
We can mention two powerful engines in 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 specification. The first engine is 5.3 liter V8 unit with 355 horsepower and 382 ft-lb of torque. For those who need more power and torque there is 6.2 liter V8. Output numbers are stopped on the 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Further, both engines come with new eight-speed automatic transmission which transfers power to all four wheels. The Hydra-Matic 8L90 belongs to 8LXX family of transmissions that make fuel-saving and electronically control driving processes. Excellent suspension, tow capacity and cargo payload push the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 to the top.
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 – Interior
Interior of 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 can be compared with passenger car, because Denali package gives many opportunities. Carmaker covered comfortable seats with leather and they also have ventilation and heating. All other changes have impacted the central console with smartest devices and new instrumental table. Package list includes eight-inch touchscreen which displays all information for driving. New navigation and Wi-Fi connectivity provide communication between passengers and environment. Also, the manufacturer has not forgotten the cargo area, which comes with more tools and accessories for easier operation.
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 – Release date