After the presentation of the all-new Sierra 1500 a few months ago, we are waiting to see how the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD will look like. According to the latest reports, the new generation won’t be ready before next year, which indicates that the next year is going to bring no bigger changes. This is the entry-level version of Sierra heavy-duty series and it is expected to come first. GM management claims that the new model will be ready in next 18 months, so we can easily make a conclusion that the 2019 Sierra 2500HD will be the last year-model of the current generation. So, expect to see a pretty familiar design and other characteristics.
2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD continues in the same way
The new generation of this heavy-duty version has been spotted on the road recently, but heavily camouflaged. It is certain that the new generation won’t come before next year. The 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD will continue in the same way, featuring the same design characteristics, both in terms of styling and standard equipment. The engine lineup will also remain unchanged.
When will the new generation of 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD come?
The new model is in the late stage of development. At the moment, it is still hard to speculate about some more precise launch date. However, latest reports suggest the new model will come in the first half of the next year.
2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD Trim Levels
The base trim-level organization will remain unchanged. There are four versions in the offer. The base Sierra comes with standard features like 17-inch steel wheels, an automatic locking rear differential, xenon headlights, and LED daytime running lights. On the inside, you can count on things like cloth upholstery, rearview camera, power door locks, cruise control, 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, Pandora radio etc.
The SLE trim adds several interesting things. Some of the highlights are 17-inch alloy wheels, LED interior lighting, tinted rear windows, leather-wrapped steering wheel, bigger 8-inch touchscreen, HD radio etc.
The next one is SLT trim. This version is characterized by a lot of chrome details, including 18-inch chrome wheels. Also, there is a bunch of new equipment. Some of the most notable standard features are power-folding mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable and heated front seats, remote ignition and many others.
Finally, there’s a top-range Denali trim. This version is characterized not only by a lot of standard equipment. There are many unique styling details as well. The 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali will feature things like front and rear parking sensors, a navigation system, wireless phone charging, a Bose audio system, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel etc. The 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab is definitely the best choice if you prefer comfort. On the other side, Double Cab seems like a little bit more versatile choice. If you need a classic workhorse, Regular Cab version will be in the offer too.
2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD engines
The base engine for this heavy-duty truck is a 6.0-liter V8 gasoline engine. It comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and delivers around 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. This engine also comes in a variant that can be run with compressed natural gas, which is a great benefit in terms of fuel economy.
If you need better-towing capabilities, a 6.6-liter diesel engine is a perfect match for you. This unit delivers around 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. It also comes with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
How much can GMC Sierra 2500HD tow?
Equipped with a diesel engine, this truck can tow up to 17.800 pounds.
2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD release date and price
When it comes to 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD release date, we expect its arrival in usual time, late in the year. Changes in price are not expected, so base models should go around 35.000 dollars.