The premiere of a new generation GMC Sierra pickup truck

The premiere of a new generation GMC Sierra pickup truck

March 2, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The new truck will enter the US market this fall.

The GMC Sierra pickup is a more expensive analog of the Chevrolet Silverado. Like the Chevy model of the latest generation, the new Sierra truck is built on the T1 platform (formerly K2), the wheelbase’s size has also grown by 100 mm, the interior has become more spacious – the distance between the rows is increased by 40 mm. The hood, doors and rear side of the novelty are made of aluminum.

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And yet, with the change of generation, the GMC pickup distanced far more from the brother of Silverado. So, at Sierra now not only other design of a forward part: practically all external body panels – others. In addition, the model offers options that are not available for Chevy. For example, buyers can order a carbon-fiber cargo platform for the Sierra-2019, which is 28 kg lighter than steel. The composite material has side and front walls, wheel arches and floor. Also GMC Sierra received the rear side MultiPro with built-in folding section, and for the expensive version of Denali adaptive shock absorbers are available.

But the salon of the pickup GMC is almost the same as the last Chevrolet Silverado, changed only the design of the devices. At the same time, the Denali luxury equipment list can include a color projection screen and a screen that replaces the traditional salon mirror, as in the Cadillac models, it displays a rear view camera image.

The engines are the same as those of the Silverado: Sierra is equipped with gasoline engines V8 5.3 and V8 6.2, as well as a new in-line turbo diesel Duramax V6 3.0. The characteristics of the engines of both pickup trucks have not been disclosed. But it is known that engines 6.2 and 3.0 are combined with a ten-speed automatic transmission.

Both Silverado and Sierra will get to American dealers this fall, prices have not yet been announced. The Chevrolet pick-up of the previous generation costs from 28 285 dollars. The GMC Sierra truck of the previous generation will cost at least $ 29,000. All prices are excluding taxes and shipping.

Because of the price positioning, the Chevy pickup truck is much more popular: in 2017, 585,864 Silverado cars were sold in the US, while GMC Sierra sold 217,943 copies last year.

Earlier GMC presented an updated Yukon SUV in the top version of Denali. This model is the “twin” Chevrolet Tahoe.

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