The top of the line luxury variant of the GMC Sierra is loaded with features to complement the massive V8 and bigger-than-life dimensions.

Have a liking for Pure American horsepower in a luxury package? A used GMC Sierra 2500 HD listed in Mumbai might be the perfect choice for you. For those who are not aware, GMC-General Motors Truck Corporation is the Premium range of Pickup Trucks and Utility vehicles which are placed above the Chevrolet brand. The trucks from GMC brand are aimed for the more upmarket customer offering enhanced comfort, capability and use of pricier materials in its lineup.

The Sierra 2500 HD-Heavy Duty is based on the Chevrolet Silverado, but with its enhanced cosmetics featuring a more muscled build with ample use of chrome, the pickup looks big, powerful and not-cheap at all. The vehicle is imposing, with its massive chrome-mesh grille, boxy shape and the wide wheel arches which also have black plastic bolsters on them. Certain parts of this truck are extra options, and therefore push the price ceiling quite a bit further. The truck is a crew cab version with four seats and extra space inside the cabin and rides on 20-inch chrome colored chunky wheels. The design of the 2018 truck may be a bit contemporary, but it has a very impressive road presence.

The biggest reason to go for an American pickup truck is the massive amounts of power that their engines produce, this Sierra is right up there with its massive Duramax 6.6 litre V8 Turbo diesel engine which makes 445 horsepower and 910 pound per feet of torque, this engine is mated to a Six-Speed automatic gearbox. When it was on sale from 2019-2020 this engine in the Sierra was the most powerful unit in the whole segment, and with the numbers it cracks is not probably to be overpowered by a lot of other units even in coming years.

Despite being a pickup truck, the interiors are almost a match with those of the luxury SUVs out there. Wrapped in high-quality leather the massive interior is plush, now despite costing as much as many other mainstream luxury vehicles the GMC cannot compete on the interior design but offers contemporary comfort. The infotainment screen is a 7 inch unit and comes with Bluetooth, Apple Carplay and Android Auto while for the rear seat passengers the entertainment package adds multimedia screens to the back of the front seats, for the enjoyment of the passengers. The ride of the vehicle might not be the best, due to the reinforced suspension designed to tow and carry heavy loads, it will be best to load some heavy cargo in the back to even it out for a less jumpy ride.

The GMC Sierra 2500 Heavy Duty is then a pickup truck with immense power, tastefully designed interiors and a big price tag. This particular one has been imported and only has a 100 kilometers on clock, but the price tag of INR 1.55 Crores is somewhat a drawback, because one can get a Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover Sport, Audi Q8, BMW X7, Lexus RX and Maserati Levante for this price in India as well as in the US. and then there is the fuel guzzling 6.6 litre V8 which will not win any awards for fuel efficiency or emission norms. The pickup then is for people who are really fond of American cars, and with the pure-bred V8 under the hood and the GMC logo on the massive grille and the road presence equivalent of a Supercar in India, the Sierra will not disappoint.

GMC currently does not sell in India, and after an ill-fated campaign of Chevrolet it is highly unlikely that they will try again, but if their pickup trucks and SUVs can be sold with deflated pricing then the American company may turn some fortunes here.

Anagh Bhaskar

Anagh Bhaskar

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