Just a few days ago, I showed you the updated 2016 Chevy Silverado. As I expected, the GMC Sierra followed suit just a few days later and showed off a refresh all its own.
Much like its Chevrolet cousin, the GMC Sierra’s updated are mostly limited to simple visual changes, with the biggest changes being to the front fascia and the lighting. The front end of the 2016 GMC Sierra features brand-new lighting with C-shaped LED accents lights, a new and bolder front grille, an updated bumper, and new horizontal fog lights, giving the model a stronger look than it had in 2015.
Around back, the Sierra receives a new bumper and unique C-shaped graphics in the taillights.
Like the Silverado, the GMC Sierra should carry over with the same engines as the 2015 model year. One gray area is the transmission, as Chevrolet expressed that the eight-speed auto would become more prevalent in the Silverado lineup, but GMC makes no mention of this. I can only assume that the GMC would see an increased use of this transmission.
Inside the cabin, look for the Sierra to continue on without any obvious visual updates. However, expect to see some tweaks to the infotainment system and other tech stuff.
GMC did not reveal any pricing details, but I expect nothing more than inflationary price increases when the 2016 model debuts. If the increases area any more than $1,500, I would be shocked.
The new Sierra hits showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2015, so we should have all the details on it very soon. Stay tuned for more.