General Motors Co. has published official information about new 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 HD. In the short report, they were talking about several big changes that will improve this full-size pickup truck. Mid-cycle refreshment brings us a re-engineering platform with solid structure and its durability is now much higher. Further, engineers made efforts to improve power plant range, so we can draw attention on all-new Duramax turbo-diesel option. There are possibilities concerning some interior updates which would bring next level of comfort. For the first time, you can compare this vehicle with any passenger car because new materials and technology improve user interface. What happens with exterior design? The front fascia is a little bit different unlike rest of body that will remain unchanged.
2017 GMC Sierra 3500 HD – Design
Testing in the winter conditions has shown great results, but we for now let’s put that aside and put the focus on the front design. What is different? Huge nose with all-new hood and additional air slots allows better cooling of Duramax diesel power plant. However, in the other hand distinctive mesh grille and sports bumper remained identical with the previous model. The main characteristic for this kind of vehicle is a large cargo bed with double tires on the rear axle. It means that it has excellent payload capacity, which is of course primarily intended for working on any place. Crew cabin looks as a huge apartment with much space for legroom and heads-room in both rows of seats.
2017 GMC Sierra 3500 HD – Power plant
As we mentioned in the introduction the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 HD runs thanks to the 6.6-liter Duramax V8 power plant. According to the sources, you can expect 450 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque. These outputs have great rates that are close to biggest competitors such as Ford and Ram. Towing capacity is a very impressive and it stopping at approximately 23,200 pounds. Customers who are in need for large towing capacity is never satisfied with possibilities and always want more. Diesel power plant is connected with Allison transmission that is sending power to all four wheels evenly. Finally, mechanical components are working perfectly on any type of terrain and for that reason, many people make the easy decision and just go with the purchase.
2017 GMC Sierra 3500 HD – Interior & Price
“The Wall Street Journal” says that GMC is planning to cooperate with Alcoa Inc. and Novelis Inc. suppliers. In other words, more aluminum will be used for body structure. The trailer will be equipped with additional tools and accessories that will ease with any work tasks. Another reason for having this working mule in your possession lies in good fuel economy. Thus money savings in the long run. We don’t have much information about the interior of 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 HD, but we expect large switches, comfortable seats and much more. Price still not confirmed, but it will probably move up and the reason for that is a very simple one. As we mentioned before new power plant and platform. Direct competitors that might jeopardize higher sales of 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 HD are models from Ford Super Duty series and Dodge Ram.