While the 2020 Sierra comes with the minor upgrades, the 2021 GMC Sierra will arrive with a redesign. Fourth-generation is currently present and the 2021 model will most likely represent the fifth-gen Sierra. Knowing that we can expect numerous changes and upgrades. The redesign is on the cards definitely and that includes major improvements both in and out.
However, under the hood, GMC is likely to leave things intact. The 2021 Sierra will be a very modern pickup truck. Not only the 1500 model but also the heavy-duty models. We can expect plenty of modern features as systems such as power tailgate or panoramic sunroof. Even the interior will benefit from the newest modernizations.
2021 GMC Sierra Design Changes and Updates
The forthcoming 2021 GMC Sierra will enter its fifth-generation with a total revamp. Visually, the truck will remain the same. That means the shape and dimensions will stay intact. However, we can expect an all-new design with more attractive styling and new exterior features. That includes new power tailgate that is very similar to the one on the Chevrolet Silverado.
Also, an optional panoramic sunroof will be larger and optional. Moreover, Sierra will lose some weight and the aerodynamics will be improved. The 2020 Sierra 1500 model will most likely continue to ride on the same GM T1 platform. GMC will surely offer a brand-new palette of exterior colors.
The interior of the all-new 2021 GMC Sierra will be redesigned as well. The seating configuration will remain. On the other hand, the pickup truck will offer slightly more cabin space thanks to the latest rearrangements. Also, the interior will be more user-friendly than before. Even the comfort will be additionally improved.
However, the biggest changes will happen in the technology department. The 2021 Sierra will offer the latest infotainment system and will offer more standard features. New touchscreen unit is certain and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will be in the offer too. We can also expect more wood and chrome trims, especially on upper trim levels. Sierra will be offered in six different trim levels.
2021 GMC Sierra Powertrain
The forthcoming 2021 GMC Sierra will continue to offer the same three engine options. That means the redesigned 2021 model will remain the same under the hood. You may like it or not, but a 4.3-liter V6 remains a standard engine choice. This V6 unit is producing 285 horses and 305 lb-ft of torque and it offers a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Optionally, you can opt for a 5.3-liter V8 that cranks out 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain offers both 6-speed and 8-speed automatic gearboxes. Sierra will also offer a smaller 2.7-liter four-cylinder diesel engine with the turbocharger. The output is rated at 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of twists.
Famous Denali model will ride on a 6.2-liter V8 that can burst 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. No matter which engine you opt for, a rear-wheel-drive setup will be standard.
Price and Release Date
No doubt, the starting price of the 2021 GMC Sierra will be increased. It is the only logical outcome after the latest major upgrades. That means the base model will cost around $36,000, while the range-topping Denali trim will cost over $60,000. The 2021 Sierra will arrive in the third quarter of 2020.