After introducing a revamped model of the Silverado pickup truck, General Motors has revealed the 2016 GMC Sierra.
Sierra is GMC’s best-selling vehicle and its sales have skyrocketed after 12 successive months of growth. The current sales figures haven’t been seen since 2006 and Sierra is said to be among the 20 most popular cars in the American market this year.
The 2016 Sierra will have some minor cosmetic changes. It will come with a new bumper, restyled hood, LED daytime running headlamps and fog lamps and C-shaped LED taillights. The updated model’s IntelliLink infotainment system will feature Apple CarPlay compatibility.
GMC hasn’t mentioned about any mechanical updates, so we are assuming that the 2016 Sierra will have the same engine options as the current one. These include a 4.3-liter V6 producing 285 hp and 413 Nm of torque, a 5.3-liter V8 delivering 385 hp and 519 Nm of torque and a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 hp and 624 Nm of torque – making Sierra the most powerful pickup truck in its class. At present, the customers can choose between a rear-wheel drive (RWD) or an all-wheel drive (AWD) layout. While the V6 comes up with a manual transmission, the two V8 models have an automatic gearbox. There’s also an exclusive top-of-range Denali edition, which has more sophisticated interiors.
The 2016 Sierra will hit the market in the fourth quarter of this year and its pricing will be released closer to the launch.