New 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Release Date, Review and Specs

 

The newly acclaimed 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 can boast with a rugged yet handsome exterior and it actually manages not to complicate things in any mayor way giving us a useful simple design. The newest Sierra vehicle actually provides everything that is needed for the pickup truck buyers. With its awesome setup and specs it has a very appropriate and high utility characteristics.

The Sierra comes out with some of the best hauling and towing characteristics among light-duty trucks. But that is not all it hides under its skin as the car also provides some very nice performance abilities and comes with very good fuel efficient numbers. Surprisingly it achieves the fuel economy specs without using aluminum to its design or even without offering a turbo charged or a diesel engine.

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The GMC Sierra 1500 was just redesigned and overhauled two years ago which brought new powertrain options, a much more plush inside and also gave the car a much chiseled look on the outside. This managed to elevate the vehicle to a certain standard and the price was even a reasonable one. Many of these characteristics were kept for the 2018 Sierra and it will be a good starting point for the vehicle’s future. Study the review for additional info.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 – Exterior Design

What the previous GMC Sierra 1500 had compared to its rivals which enabled it go get an upper hand on them was its style. The design that was made two years ago was a welcoming and fresh one which accounted for much of the popularity the vehicle has gained over the period. With a few tweaks the new 2018 will hopefully continue with this premise into the future as well. The design for the new model has been mostly kept, but there are some parts which have been newly added or made for the car. The things that were changed was the font fascia of the alongside the grille. Actually each trim level is going to get not only a new grill design but a different one for every vehicle, making the trims in that way distinctive from each other and much more distinguishable.

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There are going to be some additional updates by adding some LED fog lamps and also some updates to the back. The taillights have been remodeled additionally and sport a C-shape design which looks more refined. That way the back receives much more details to its look and with the new bumper that has been remodel as well it concludes the changes that were made to the rear side of the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. All other design cues have been kept the same as before, which is a good thing as already having a strong case with the previous look. The car keeps to its muscular design and has the appealing aesthetics of a GMC car.

Engine Specs

Instead of turbocharging the lineup or even downsizing it, GMC decided to keep the previous engine setups and mostly carry over the available powertrains. Thus the larger displacement engines have been retained which leads us to the 4.3-liter V-6 engine that has been made as the base version. This one is up for any heavy duty task that you can think up for it as it manages to provide great tow ratings and performance specs. The 5.3-liter V-8 is the second and stronger version which makes 355 horsepower. With an incredible towing ability of 11,000 pounds, this engine option enables you to do almost any task necessary to you. Finally there is the strongest one of them all, the ostentatious 6.2-liter V-8, making 420 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. All of the mentioned engines are available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive and also use a six-speed automatic transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic.

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Interior Pics of 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

The interior of 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 has been more or less designed in the standard GMC fashion. You don’t really get the exact same inside as with the previous year but you do get something similar. The inside has been made to be more business-like and sports some comfy materials on the seats and some soft touch ones on various surfaces of the cabin. This does not only make you feel comfortable but makes the overall atmosphere of the car much better. The buttons and knobs on the dahs are big enough so you can operate them with a gloved hand without any problems. The cabin is a little bit freshen with the some red-colored accents which brightens up the mood and opens up the place a bit. The combination of the added specter and the used materials make up for a very nice looking inside.

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There are some additional packages offered in order to maximize your driving experience. As some are more driving orientated, like the  Sierra All-Terrain one, there is also the Luxury package for the Denali trims that maximizes the inside potential of the ca. Adding some safety features to the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 has made it perhaps the most safest model that GMC has put out on the road so far. Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist come included now while some previous features like the StabiliTrak stability control system and Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning are given as standard one.

Price and Release Date of 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

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Expect the newest 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 car to come out next year with the release date being set in April. You will be able to get to car for sale then at en estimated base MSRP price of 27,275 USD, making it still one of the mest affordable vehicles in its segment.

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