New GMC Sierra 1500 Will Be Unveiled on October 21

New GMC Sierra 1500 Will Be Unveiled on October 21

On October, 21, 2021, the automaker plans to introduce the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 during a media preview event.

General Motors have refreshed the GMC Sierra 1500 for the 2022 model year. The carmaker is going to show the truck to the public in two weeks – precisely, on October, 21.

This time, we mean a full refresh and you should not confuse with the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 and an intermediate version – 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 designated as “Limited”. Both landed later than GM initially planned due to the coronavirus pandemic-caused complications.

The GMC Sierra 1500 is a ‘corporate fellow’ of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. So, it is normal the 2022 Sierra will debut after the 2022 Silverado and will bring similar changes, including a revised front fascia, air curtains which help reduce aerodynamic drag and up fuel returns.

Also, expect to find significant updates in the cabin, in particular, a fully new center stack configuration, slim horizontal air vents, a large center-mounted infotainment display. A Denali trim with exclusive features should be available.

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 with the ride of General Motors’ global B electrical platform that adopts the Super Cruise tech. As for the engine range, there will be an upgraded gasoline 2.7-liter turbo-four L3B engine providing one fifth more torque, and a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder LM2 Duramax turbocharged diesel unit.  The towing capacity of diesel-powered versions should increase from a decent 9,300 to excellent 13,300 pounds.

Now a few words about sales. In the 3rd quarter of this year, GMC Sierra sales amounted to 52,774 units versus 67,812 sales a year earlier. It’s a nice result, indeed, though not as good as the Chevy Silverado’s figures of 123,067 vehicles in Q3 2021 vs 147,484 sales in Q3 2020.

Source: GM Authority

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