The GMC Sierra series have been one of the most popular car series of GMC in America. The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel will soon roll out with other ranges: 2500 and 3500. The higher ranges provide more towing capacity. These models have powerful engines and sensational looks. The 2018 model is expected to keep with the trends of the earlier models. GMC Sierra is one of the leading models of GMC since 1988.
Of course, there will be various improvements in the 2018 model regarding design, engine and interiors. With all essential comforts, this car is also suited for family picnics as it can tow enough load. It looks more like a car than a pickup truck and its diesel option gives the much-needed fuel economy.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel – Exterior and Interior Design
On the outside, the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel model does not show significant changes than its current 2017 model. It bears the same tough look with a powerful impact. The body of the vehicle has been upgraded using more aluminum parts for reducing weight. Its outspread wheel arches add to the masculine look of the vehicle. The whole front fascia is covered with large chrome grille, with a larger GMC badge at the center in red letters.
This light duty truck will sit comfortably on standard 18-inch steel or aluminum wheels with 20-inch wheels as an option. New and brighter headlights will come with LED technology. The door handles and mirrors will also be chrome lined to add to the shine. Its classy appearance makes it look majestic and luxurious.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel – Engine Specs
The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel will be powered with three engine options. GMC offers a rear wheel drive or a four wheel drive for all options. The first engine being the 4.3-liter V6 engine that produces 285 hp at 305 lb-ft of torque. For 2 WD option this engine will have city/highway fuel economy of 18/24 mpg as for 4 WD a fuel economy of 17/22 mpg.
The second option is a 5.3-liters engine producing 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque which will give a fuel economy of 16/23 mpg (2WD) and 16/22 mpg (4WD).
Lastly, its most powerful engine option will be a 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 420 hp at 460 lb-ft of torque. The estimated fuel economy for this engine on city/highway is 15/21 mpg (2WD) and 15/20 mpg for the (4WD).
The internal cabin the perfect blend of space and comfort. Its interior is no less than a high-class sedan. The seats come with top quality and luxurious leather work. Like all truck models, this also comes with different cab and bed varieties like the double cab, crew cab, regular cab and also, standard box and long box. The GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel 2018 holds a seating capacity for around 6 people, and every individual gets his share of comfort.
The dashboard carries a 4.2-inch instrument display along with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen at the center fitted with a smart IntelliLink infotainment system. This integrated system has all kinds of controls, including a CD player and USB access.
The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel is also equipped with modern safety features like airbags for passenger and driver, traction control, stability control and lane keep assist.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel – Pricing and Release Date
The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel is likely to be released in the end of 2017. It will be available in two varieties: gas and diesel. Its base model will cost around $32,660 whereas the diesel model would go up to $36,000. This new generation Sierra is all set to compete with the Toyota Tundra and the Honda Ridgeline. All said and done, this model will be a combination of beauty and power. GMC will successfully attract huge response from the market with Sierra 1500’s unparalleled engine power and macho body.