Big changes are coming for the next year when it comes to GM trucks. They will include GMC 1500, as well as its diesel version. Simply, the changes that are about to come in the next year are mostly about the new cabin design. The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel interior will come completely redesigned and it will be characterized by significantly improved quality and aesthetics. At this point, we are still waiting for the official details, but it looks very likely that the new cabin will take a lot of inspiration from the recently introduced next-generation Yukon.
Other than that, things will remain pretty much the same. The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel will carry with the same specs, so you may count on the same powertrain, performances, and overall capabilities. On the other side, we always expect to see some novelties in terms of standard equipment, so that should be the case with this model as well.
2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel Gets New Interior
There is no doubt that this will be the biggest novelty for the next year. Finally, the company found some time to work on the interior of this model. As you know, the recent redesign didn’t include any bigger interior changes. For the next year, both GMC and Chevy trucks will come with new designs in this aspect.
At this point, we still don’t know how exactly the new model will look like, but we are pretty sure that it will have a lot of similarities with the recently introduced new Yukon. The two models will share pretty similar, or even identical dashboard design. When you look at the new Yukon, you can notice a modern layout, characterized by the great overall quality and significant improvement in terms of aesthetics. You can notice a new, tablet-like touchscreen, new instrument cluster and many other novelties, which should find their place in the new 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel as well.
2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel Engine
On the other side, the engine lineup will remain untouched. This means that the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel will continue with a familiar 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel, which is good for pretty impressive 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission and these numbers are enough to provide pretty respectable performances. Of course, this model isn’t quick as bigger gasoline units, but it is quicker than its diesel rivals from Ram and Ford. Also, we like the fact that the fuel economy is pretty good, as you may count on 23 miles per gallon in a combined ride.
On the other side, the thing we don’t like is that the towing capacity is significantly lower compared to rivals. This truck can tow no more than 9.300 pounds. On the other side, Ford F-150 with diesel engine is good for about 11.500 pounds, while Ram 1500 EcoDiesel tows impressive 12.500 pounds. Also, the price tag of this version is pretty high. Practically, you can get a version with a 6.2-liter engine for a little bit more money, which is significantly quicker and can tow up to pretty impressive 13.400 pounds.
Release Date and Price
Given the new interior design, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel should arrive a little bit earlier than usual, but still within the second half of the year. When it comes to the price, versions with this engine start around 45.000 dollars and we don’t expect bigger changes in the future.