The refreshed 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD has been released today in the form of three photos. Judging by the shots, the pickup truck seems to get slightly updated exterior styling and possibly new drivetrain. The carmaker didn’t want to show the new interior, but since the vehicle already got some changes inside last year, we don’t expect anything new inside of the 2017 model.
2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD: Changes
The exterior changes are mostly focused at the front end, which gets pretty interesting hood scoop. The carmaker says it will be functional, so is should additionally cool down the mighty oil burner. As for the rest of the body, it really seems unchanged, so if the manufacturer don’t point out anything else new, how we see it the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD has nothing essentially different from its predecessor. Still, the 2016 version looks quite amazing, so there is no need for any big redesigning at all.
On the other hand, there is a completely different story under the hood. No, the producer won’t change the current engine lineup, but there must be some power boost for sure. After all, why would they add this hood scoop if there is no need? At the moment, the truck offers a base 6.0-liter FlexFuel V8 engine with 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD will likely get the upgraded option, so the output should be better for 15-20 ponies. The second, stronger option will stay the powerful 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel unit, which was limited at 397 HP and 765 lb-ft of twist. The new engine is rumored to deliver around 400 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque, which will be distributed to wheels through the upgraded six-speed Alison automatic gearbox.
Price and Release
The newest changes won’t have the big influence on price, so everything over $500 of increase is too much. In any case, the outstanding heavy duty pickup will hit the showrooms this fall, so should found out more specs very soon.