The 2023 GMC Sierra is expected to arrive next year with small rolling changes compared to its predecessor. Besides the lighter 1500 model, the manufacturer also plans to redesign heavy-duty models 2500HD and Sierra 3500HD. Interestingly, a detailed plan is available, and we can expect new front/rear-end designs, a new interior, and potential powertrain updates.
However, considering complications brought on by COVID-19, the manufacturer will probably introduce all models sometime next year. Generally speaking, the most exciting news is that GMC will introduce the Sierra EV version. Reportedly, this variant will use a GM’s new Ultrium battery packs and electric motors in various configurations.
2023 GMC Sierra Exterior Design
The exterior of the new 2023 GMC Sierra will be refreshed. However, with the release of the EV variant, we expect a completely different look from the regular one. According to the news, General Motors will use the latest electric vehicle components. However, at this point, we’re not sure which trim levels GMC will offer, but we expect lower models to provide better value than the GMC Hummer EV.
From what we know so far, the latest GMC Sierra will likely be differentiated from the Chevy Silverado in many things. Every Sierra includes side corner steps and 12 cargo tie-downs in the bed. Denali trim is the best option that comes with a carbon-fiber bed, which GMC says is the toughest ever made. The off-road-oriented AT4 trim should also be available, and expect it to be a 2-inch lifted, with dark exterior accents, beefy all-terrain tires, and a pair of red tow hooks in the front.
The interior of the 2023 GMC Sierra is modern, and it has plenty of soft-touch surfaces. Also, it’s very roomy and quiet. Depending on trim and cab configuration, the Sierra has an option to fit three passengers with regular cab, or five or six with the crew and double-cab configurations.
Hopefully, all seats are comfortable, leaving a big storage compartment in the center console. Besides, the new model should offer plenty of technology, driver assistance, and safety aids. Unlike before, we expect base model to comes with beautiful 8-inch touchscreen system, navigation, and Bose premium audio system.
2023 GMC Sierra Powertrain Specs
The new 2023 GMC Sierra truck will be available with few engines. The highlight of the offer will be an electric variant that will use GM’s new Ultrium battery. The smaller batteries will offer 200 miles on a charge, while the top battery pack should give a 400-mile range estimate.
Alongside EV model, we also expect to see several engine choices, ranging from a peppy turbocharged 4-cylinder to GM’s rumbling 6.2-liter V8. There are also two types of cylinder-management systems, including Active Fuel Economy and Dynamic Fuel Management. Depending on the engine and trim level, all GMC Sierras will use an automatic transmission, either 6-, 8-, or 10-speed.
Release Date and Price
The release of the new 2023 GMC Sierra will reportedly happen next year. Most than likely, it will arrive in the second half of the year. The game-changer is definitively the new EV variant that will introduce a completely new look.
From the information that we got, the EV variant will start at around $55,000. However, the regular model will cost a little less than $30,000, while GMC Sierra Denali should easily reach $70,000.