When it comes to versatile heavy duty pickup trucks, the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD has very few rivals that can match up to it. Ever since GM unveiled the midsized truck, it has sold in record numbers in various markets. For 2018, GM is giving it an overhaul, so that it can take on rivals from stables of Ford, Honda and Toyota better. The changes are both in the cabin and in exterior styling.
2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD has typical macho styling but on close inspection, you will notice some sleek changes. It does have core similarities with sibling Chevrolet Silverado HD. The majority of its body is made of high-strength steel. The eye-catching hood scope on the bonnet is not only for eye candy but it reportedly does a better job of in taking large amounts of cool air to ensure the engine never gets hot beyond the limits- even when it is pushed hard.
The grille design varies according to trims and there are 4 trims- SLE, SLE, Denali and ALL Terrain. Of these, the Denali gets plenty of chrome accents on the exterior and more lavish cabin. The High-strength steel bed with the CornerStep rear bumper is standard across trims. The truck can be bought in 3 cab choices- regular cab, crew cab and double cab.
The 2018 Sierra 2500HD has a sleek looking cabin that remains quiet much like the cabin of top-notch sedan models. There are Triple door seals that shut out road and engine noise while Aerodynamic exterior mirrors also help. Special Hydraulic body mounts to aid in reducing vibration. There are plenty of storage options in the cabin including a large centre console. The seats in all trims are good with Dual-density seat foam but again Denali offers the best upholstery with customization choices.
2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD – Modification under the Hood
The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD is powered by a 6.0-liter VVT V8 SFI engine that makes 360 hp. However, for additional performance and towing needs, you may opt for the new 6.6-liter Duramax Diesel engine which generates an output of 445 hp.
In both amenities and safety features, the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD fares well and the Denali trim offers the best features, as expected. All trims get safety features like airbags, StabiliTrak with traction control. Base trim gets HID Projector Beam Headlamps, Aluminium trim and Spray-on Bedliner is available.
In SLE trim you get LED Cargo Box Lighting, Rear Vision Camera, and Driver Information Center. SLT trim brings Fog Lamps, Leather-Appointed Front Seat, Remote Vehicle Starter. In top Denali trim you get Digital Steering Assist, Heated and Vented Front Seats, Bose Sound System and larger Diagonal Driver Information Center.
2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
Pricing for GMS Sierra 2500 HD 2018 will start at $368000 or so. It is going to be unveiled in late 2017 for sale. GMS Sierra 2500 HD 2018 is a solid heavy duty pickup that comes with aggressive styling and enough customization choices. The engines are both powerful. With right pricing, it can definitely slaughter the rivals.