We’ve been hit with more than a few sightings of the next-generation of Chevrolet and GMC heavy-duty trucks. This time, Truck Trend has spied the pair while testing, and the trucks have shed more camouflage this time.
Though, the trucks don’t seem to reflect the refreshed looks of their lesser-duty counterparts. The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado recently received a new front fascia, ditching much of the chrome. The 2016 GMC Sierra received a handsome nip-tuck, with classier looks and plenty of LEDs.
These two test mules still wear the current looks of the trucks, but they still sport the hood vent, giving way to an updated powertrain under the hood. It’s all but certain the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2017 GMC Sierra HD will arrive with more power and torque to keep pace with Ram and Ford.
Chevrolet has already announced a wider application of the eight-speed automatic gearbox, and we expect the transmission will find its way to the gas powered models in HD form. The new Duramax diesel will most likely stick with the six-speed automatic.
Chevrolet and GMC have both announced late 2015 availability for the refreshed 2016 models, so we can expect to see the HD variants of both trucks some time in early 2016.