We can’t wait to see the new 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 debuting at Detroit Auto Show. The heavy-duty segment is entering the new chapter. Reports from all sources are claiming the major companies are launching the next-gen trucks during 2019. We will find out soon if these reports are true. Anyhow, fans of the Sierra HD lineup will have many reasons to wait for the 2020 model.
As before, the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali model will be the best offer. However, General Motors also offers many other options for configuring the heavy-duty pickup. Petrol and diesel engine, 2WD and 4WD, trim levels, cab, and bed types… all in all, buyers will have a lot of choices before they build their perfect 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD.
2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Specs
Under the hood of the current Sierra 2500 lays a 6.0-l V8 powertrain. Engineers are not going to change something that works perfectly. So, a gasoline unit returns both for 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 and its Chevy twin – Silverado 2500. The V8 motor is capable to produce 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Also, it is tuned to take the CNG. In this case, drivers can squeeze 300 hp and 333 pound-feet of this ride. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that sends power to 2WD or 4WD.
2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Duramax Diesel
The real deal comes with a diesel engine. It is a 6.6-liter unit with the capability to produce 910 pound-feet of torque. The 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Duramax also uses the Allison six-speed transmission. Turbodiesel engine is able to deliver 450 hp, which is on par with major rivals – Ford F-250 and Ram 2500 HD. Maximum conventional towing capacity of the new Sierra 2500 will get a minor boost. However, the maximum tow rating with the 5th wheel will stay the same. A diesel engine can pull 18,000 pounds.
2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali
The 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Denali will be the most luxurious truck, not only in the Sierra HD lineup but also in the entire heavy-duty class. It is a home on wheels. Leather seats are standard. Heating, ventilating, and 12-way adjustment is upgraded for front buckets compared to regular offer. Outside, we will find a unique grille with new details. Chrome 20-inch wheels with refreshed design are highlights. Driver assist package includes a rearview camera, park assistance, lane departure warning, and collision alert. Finally, its price reflects what to expect from the Denali package.
2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Release Date, Price
The new 2020 Chevy Silverado HD will be presented in Detroit. However, its twin, the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 will debut at some other event. But, we can have some clues what to expect from the premiere of Chevrolet’s vehicle. However, for the complete image, we will have to wait for the second half of 2019.
The 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 will cost nearly the same as the outgoing generation. There is no room for a price increase and the heavy-duty truck segment is already one of the most profitable in the automotive industry. So, expect the pickup to cost at least $37,000. Heavy-loaded Denali model will go over $70,000.