2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Release Date, Engine

The General Motors Corporation is going to refresh its portfolio with the new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. This model will have modifications in its front end along with enhancements in powertrain options. The images clearly reveal that dramatic transformations will take place in its peripheral. Plus, more chrome tones and additional torso taillights could also be seen.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 front

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 – Premium Style and Strong Pickup Truck

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is expected to have an exceptionally crafted body with premium additions. A powerful presence is what its front fascia could hold.

Its distinguished grille – The front fascia will have Denali bold grille with chrome styling and a bigger entrance. This grille will be composed of 3 horizontal air inlets that will merge with matte black interlinks. As seen in its previous model, the grille will sit on a robust metallic bordering. The makers will also look to retain its distinctive cutout design which will double up as an engine cooler.

Its exclusive LED technology – The GMC pick-up trucks are exclusive for their little things and its advanced lighting systems are definitely one of them. The headlights will have GMC signature LED daytime running light strips surrounding the HID projectors. However, the frontal bumper looks more meaningful and incorporates thin profile LED fog lamps.

3 bed options – The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 will comprise of 3 bed choices namely Short, Standard and Long. These options will present the convenience to load up anything and everything. Its bed will likely be prepared with high-strength components and that could just amp up its functionality.

Some of the add-ons which are expected to be present in its bed include 8 tie-down hooks in which are included 4 movable upper hooks. Remote locking tailgate and spray on bed liner, remote locking tailgate feature, CornerStep back bumper and off-course an upgraded LED box lighting system.

In-cab Specifications

The premium materials namely soft-touch gauge panel styled with aluminum trim and perforated leather-appointed seats will be seen. The cabin of 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 will host high degree of comfort with heated frontal seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Furthermore, the central console will come larger in size and will have ample space for holding that extra cargo. Under its seats, storage locking feature will also be seen. This cabin will also comprise of contrast stitching right throughout the in-cab.

Technology specs expected – The MYGMC Mobile App, GMC signature IntelliLink with an 8-inch diagonal touch screen, Voice command, hands-free smartphone integration and rear seat reminder with 5 audible chimes is most likely to be included in the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500.


  • Lane keeping assist
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Safety Alert Seat
  • Low-Speed forward auto brakes
  • Front and rear parking assist
  • Rear vision camera
  • Hill descent feature
  • Automatic crash response system
  • Remote door unlock
  • Roadside assistance
  • Turn-by-turn navigation system for driver assist

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 side

Engine Options

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 will likely have 3 engine options.

  • 1st being a 4.3 liter EcoTec3 V6 engine which could produce 285 HP of output and 305 lb-ft of torque. The EPA ratings is expected to be around 18 mpg in city and 24 mpg in highways
  • 2nd being a 5.3 liter EcoTec3 V8 engine which can notch up 355 lb-ft of torque and 383 HP of output. Its EPA ratings will be -16 mpg in city and 23 mpg in highways
  • 3rd being a 6.2 liter EcoTec3 V8 engine which could crank up 420 HP and 445 lb-ft of torque! Its EPA is-15 mpg in city and 22 mpg in highways

The transmission options are expected to come either in the form of a 6-speed auto or an 8-speed auto transmission.

Available Packages:

The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is likely to come in these following packages:

  • All Terrain SLT premium package
  • All terrain package
  • Elevation Edition
  • Preferred package
  • All terrain X package
  • SLE Value Package
  • SLT Premium Package
  • SLT Crew Cab Premium Plus Package
  • Sierra Appearance Package
  • Convenience Package
  • Texas SLE Value Package
  • Texas SLT Premium Package

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 rear

Launch Date, Price and Competitors

The launch date of this new gen 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, is expected to be at the end of this year. Base price is expected to be near $30,000 and more for higher trims. At this range, expect 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 to lock horns with Chevy Silverado 1500, Ford F-150 and RAM 1500.

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