2017 Chevrolet Silverado And GMC Sierra HD Spied Breathing Easy4
Just yesterday we were served a new round of spy shots featuring the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD and it’s more luxurious 2017 GMC Sierra HD cousin. But today, we have our best look yet at the new heavy-duty trucks.
The official SEMA page has posted official spy shots from KGP Photography, providing a clear look at what’s going on up front. As we’ve seen in a handful of other 2017 Silverado and Sierra HD spy shots, a new, function hood air intake will be part of the Duramax formula this time around.
Greater air flow gives way to easier breathing, and more power. Currently, General Motors has been outdone by Ford’s 6.7-liter diesel, producing 440 hp and 880 lb-ft of torque. The 6.6-liter Duramax from GM, in comparison, produces 397 hp and 760 lb-ft. It’s obvious Chevrolet and GMC need to catch up, or even eclipse that figure. In conjunction with the new air intake, modified turbos and new engine-management software should put the Silverado/Sierra twins on par, if not greater, than the F-150 in terms of power.
From the spy shots, we can see the 2017 Silverado HD receives diamond-shaped grille insert, while the 2017 Sierra HD goes with a circular-mesh pattern. Both trucks’ front ends were done up with camouflage, but the slits on the hood are a dead giveaway for the new hood air intake.
The revised trucks are due in 2016 for the 2017 model year.
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Hopefully a hp and torque update on the 6.0 vortec.
I would like to see the 6.0L go bye bye.
The 6.2L is the future, and really, they have the technology to make the 7.0L small block just as fuel efficient as the 6.2L.
They would only need to make a couple of block casting changes, to beef it up for heavy duty use.
GM Authority rarely has time worthy articles, and is at the bottom of the barrel, so far as information. I have seen time, and time again, poorly written articles, with incorrect information and poor grammar choices.
As a devout GM fan until I die – this bothers me from a site that’s supposed to be at least knowledgeable of these great vehicles.
The current Chevy HD has the diamond grill inserts (post 08/14 or 2015.5). The Denali also currently has the oval mesh grill.
Oh, and the 2500 HD models are not competing with the F-150, as you stated above.
Does anyone read these before they are posted? If so, the editor is just as poor as the writer.
Over, and over again I read articles from you guys that are mis-informed, inaccurate, or just completely wrong.
You are giving the competitors something to laugh about.
You need to tighten up – or stick to detailing your car.
Let’s compare shall we Silverado 2500 6.6L to Ford F-250 7.3L the Silverado has less break down records than the F-250 while the 7.3L has more towing capacity the 6.6L is more fuel efficient also in a note col. Lingus if you want to criticize Chevy based on outdated info and not know the current breakdown reports.
Master technician Joseph