GMC is set to produce 2018 models of Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 pick-up trucks along the lines of Chevrolet Silverado and other light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty range vehicles. The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali would be a high trim version of 2500. GMC has been on the roll to face light its Sierra trucks to take the fight up to competitors like Ford and RAM. Although the Sierra trucks have been in production since 1988, quite a lot of evolution has happened to their designs and performance.
2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali – Redesign Exterior, Interior, Safety Features
GMC’s heavy-duty vehicle, 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali will have high-end specifics characteristic to Denali trims. Most prominent is the Denali chrome grille on the front with a 2-row square headlight pattern and huge bumpers with chrome linings. LED fog-lights are studded on the sides of the bumper.
The truck’s beds are of high strength steel built on a body-on-frame architecture. High suspensions and 20-inch wheels take the roofline to 6.5 ft. Strong aluminum running boards will assist passengers to board the high cabin. The crew cab version of the new Sierra 2500HD Denali is expected to be over 15-ft. long.
Abundant chrome accents can be found on the body, especially on door handles, fuel door, and mirror linings. The stylish trailering mirrors protrude 1 ft and will automatic folding functions.
A Denali always has premium materials and technology. The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali will also feature leather covered dashboard and power adjustable seats. However, the console will be on an 8-inch Intellilink infotainment touchscreen with added controls for satellite navigation, climate control, integrating with a smartphone through Wi-Fi and 4G communication. Bluetooth connection and also multiple USB ports will come handy for multimedia streaming. Bose audio speakers and a wireless charging pad are also other cabin highlights.
The vehicle will also have enough driving control and safety features including Hill Start Assist, Stabilitrak traction control, control for Trailer sway, backup camera and front/rear quarter sonar range sensors for trailering convenience, front collision cautioning and lane departure sensors.
2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali – Engine Specs
Duramax diesel engines make a comeback in GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali 2018. GMC’s standard 6.0-litre V6 engine will be the most likely candidate delivering 360 hp and 700 lb-ft. torque. It is rumored GMC will also make use of a 6.6-litre turbocharged V8 engine for the new 2500HD Denali. Maximum output of 445 hp and torque of 910 lb-ft. is expected. Allison designed 6-speed automatic transmission will be the standard for the engines.
The powerful V6 or V8 engines will also be fuel efficient and are expected to deliver an average of 16 mpg and towing capacity of 15,000 lbs. Both two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options will be provided. Acoustic rocker covers have been added for quieter engines.
2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali – Launch and Price
The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali has a late 2017 launch target and will be priced between $54,000 and $65,000. With the mentioned features, the vehicle will take on rivals like the Ford Super Duty and also RAM 2500HD trucks.