2016 GMC Sierra 1500 First Look

July 15, 2015

Coming hot on the heels of our first look at the updated 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has dropped the first details on the popular pickup’s GMC cousin, the Sierra 1500. The GMC Sierra range is coming off its best June since 2006, not to mention 12 consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains, but GMC isn’t one to rest on its laurels and thus has come out with an updated version of its top-selling Sierra 1500, a model that was all-new for 2014.

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Right now all we know is that the truck adopts a new C-shape design for the daytime running lights and the tail-lights, and there are new LED units for the headlights and fog lamps. There are also revised bumper and grille designs for all Sierra 1500 trim levels, including the upmarket Denali, and it’s likely the vehicle matches the 2016 Silverado by offering Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. A few new safety features should also be included.

Full details on all the changes will be announced closer to the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500’s market launch in the fourth quarter of the year. In the meantime, you can read about the mechanically similar 2015 model in our in-depth review.

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