The 2018 GMC Sierra is coming soon and it’s bound to shatter even the most optimistic expectations for the next generation of professional grade.
The chrome belt moulding makes a strong first impression. And that impression isn’t disappointed by the features that follow. An aggressive wheel lineup, bold grilles with top cutouts, and signature LEDs combine to create the most distinctive Sierra yet. And with practical features like the CornerStep rear bumper and integrated handholds, GMC flagship backs up its good looks.
LED is more than the hot buzzword in automotive lighting. First off, LED lights can last over 20 years. LEDs also use more than 80% of the energy consumed toward generating light. Meanwhile, halogens waste 80% on producing heat. Finally the pure white light of LEDs penetrate fog and the dark much better than yellow halogens. The point is, you’ll be glad that GMC has is offering LED fog lamps, signatures, tail lamps, and box lights on the 2018 Sierra. Oh, and you can get IntelliBeam technology that automatically switches your high beams off when detecting oncoming traffic.
In spite of the power, the 2018 GMC Sierra cabin is remarkably quiet. The doors are triple sealed and both the engine and body are hydraulic mounted to reduce vibrations. Finally, the available Bose Active Noise Cancellation emits negative waves to shut out unwanted sounds from the road and engine. The combination of all these engineering feats is the quietest Sierra cabin ever – where you can focus on the rest of the interior improvements.
You’ll find premium materials on the seats, steering wheel, and available soft-touch instrument panel. You can get heated/ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel. There’s also an available aluminum trim accents for a first-class finish. Wireless charging pad and OnStar 4G LTE are also available. That means you can stay connected and be productive on the job site or the road.
People buy pickups to do work. That’s why, when it comes to buying one, performance is the most important factor. The base engine is a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 with 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine provides the perfect balance of power and fuel savings for urban drivers. Plus, every engine comes with Active Fuel Management. AFM reduces the number of cylinders in use when performance demands are low in order to save you money on fuel.
New for the 2018 GMC Sierra is a 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 eAsssist. The engine is a small hybrid setup. A fuel cell delivers extra torque and acceleration while allowing the engine to run longer in four-cylinder mode. The battery recharges itself using regenerative braking and should increase fuel economy in general. While it’s a small first step, the hybrid powertrain could hint at what GMC has in store for the future.
All 2018 GMC Sierra Engines
- 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 – 285 HP + 305 lb.-ft of torque
- 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 – 355 HP + 383 lb.-ft of torque
- 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 – 420 HP + 460 lb.-ft of torque
- 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 eAssist – 355 HP + 383 lb.-ft of torque
Whichever engine you choose, you get the confidence and peace of mind reserved only for professional grade drivers. Keep your eyes open for the 2018 GMC Sierra arriving at the beginning of fall, 2017.