Although this full-size pickup truck has been redesigned last year, it looks like there are big changes on the way already for the 2021 GMC Sierra. Those are the latest reports about this model, which recently came with various changes and improvements, but also came with some unpleasant surprises. This particularly refers to the interior design, which remained largely the same. Therefore, we count on an early update in the next year, which would bring a completely new dashboard layout and make this cabin competitive with rivals like F-150 and Ram 1500.
On the other side, we don’t expect to see bigger changes in other aspects of the truck. The overall design will remain the same, as well as the engine lineup. Still, novelties is terms of standard equipment are always expected, so we won’t be surprised if we see some of the. The new version should arrive in the second half of the year.
2021 GMC Sierra Interior Redesign
The interior design is the aspect that is about to come with significant changes in the next year. As we already mentioned, the current cabin doesn’t look particularly attractive, compared to rivals. Just like Chevy, GMC was also in a rush to introduce the next-generation model at the same time as Ram 1500. Therefore, the cabin remained largely the same as in the previous-generation model. As a consequence, most reviewers criticize Sierra’s cabin for its look and quality. Fortunately, this will change soon.
The 2021 GMC Sierra is about to come with completely new interior design. At this point, we still don’t know the details, but we count on a completely new dashboard layout. We count on more modern aesthetics, but also on the use of finer materials. Also, additions in terms of tech features should make it even more opulent.
The 2021 GMC Sierra Denali will also receive all those changes. Still, keep in mind that this trim level has always been characterized by a lot of exclusive details, so we count on them in the new model as well.
2021 GMC Sierra Redesign
On the other side, the exterior look and base design are about to remain pretty much the same. We believe it is still early for a mid-cycle update, so the front face, as well as the rest of the body, should remain untouched. This means a familiar layout, which is based on a new T1 platform, which has provided some notable weight savings, as well as improvements in terms of towing capacity and overall performances. The best we could see in the next year are new color options and wheels. The rest should remain pretty much the same and this includes the Denali trim as well.
2021 GMC Sierra Engines
The engine lineup will certainly remain the same. This means you may count on a whole plethora of engine options. Base models are equipped with a 4.3-liter V6 engine, which is good for about 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. A new 2.7-liter turbo-four seems like a much better deal, as it is more efficient and offers significantly more power and torque. It is good for about 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque.
Still, the real deal starts with V8 units. There are two familiar engines in the offer, both available with a new 10-speed automatic gearbox. A smaller 5.3-liter unit is good for about 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. On the other side, a 6.2-liter unit is good for about 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, there is a 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel, which is good for about 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Despite the output, it offers a lower towing rating compared to rivals. It is good for about 9.600 pounds, while Ram 1500 EcoDiesel can tow up to 12.500 pounds, on the other side.
As we already mentioned, novelties are always welcome, when it comes to standard equipment, especially when it comes to tech goodies. Therefore, we might see some of them in the 2021 GMC Sierra as well. Still, keep in mind that the current model already features a quite long list and that there isn’t too much space for maneuvering. All models already come standard with things like a 7-inch touch screen, a six-speaker audio system (two speakers in Regular Cab models), Bluetooth, a USB port, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Higher trims also offer things like navigation, voice recognition, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless device charging, an 8-inch touch screen, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot etc.
Release Date and Price
Considering that big changes are about to come, the 2021 GMC Sierra might come a little bit earlier than usual, but still within the second half of 2020. When it comes to the price, the current model goes slightly under 30.000 dollars.