• Nov 19, 2010
2011 GMC Sierra HD – Click above for high-res image gallery

General Motors' heavy-duty truck twins – the GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Silverado HD – were reworked for 2011 with the addition of an all-new chassis and an upgraded 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine. But while the capable trucks' guts were given a transplant, the vehicle's blue-collar exterior and aging interior were left unchanged. With Ford and Ram updating the look and feel of their heavy duty pickups over the past year, we're thinking GM won't stand idly by forever, and we may have a peak at the next Sierra sooner than you think.

Our friends over at PickupTrucks.com are reporting that sources within GM have said that we can expect a Sierra HD concept at the North American International Auto Show in January. The super-sized concept will likely show one possible design direction for the haul-happy pickup, giving it new sheetmetal to accompany its already very capable hardware. Will the concept look production-ready, or will it be a pie in the sky rendering on wheels? We'll have to wait until January to find out.



Photos copyright ©2010 Sam Abuelsamid / AOL

[Source: PickupTrucks.com]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Gm, Ford, trucks both look massive in the front, like a fat lipped boxer. I prefer cleaner styling and not this " beastly" thing that seems to be the latest. Bring back the smooth lines of the 90's trucks, with front bumpers that don't look like cement blocks hung off the front end.
      • 4 Years Ago
      When did Ford start making the grills for GMC trucks?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The grille does have that mesh/honeycomb thing on the bars, just like the F-150. They could have left it alone instead of trying to copy another element from the F-150.
      jhon smith
      • 3 Years Ago
      nice looks GMC sierra HD. The color, shape, wheels is awesome. Also have 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine. I want to buy this truck. Thanks for sharing. http://www.amazingboats.net/
      • 4 Years Ago
      I still can't figure out why GM needs Chevrolet Trucks and GMC both.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ego?
        • 4 Years Ago
        GMC trucks sell with much higher option spec that Chevrolets, typically. That means more profit. The other reason is that while Chevrolet tends to be a stand-alone brand, Buick and Cadillac (and previously pontiac) do well paired with GMC, as it allows GM to sell trucks in those stores as well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope this truck cant be stolen like the Caddy Escalade, Chevy Tahoe or GMC yukon
      • 4 Years Ago
      nice post i liked it GMC sierra HD is a great truck no matter its GM or GMC all matters is its output to people m eagarly waiting for that auto show think will get more good infomation about such stuffs

      http://www.trucklistingonline.com
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow what a boring interior
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's a truck -- not a Ferrari. Folks who typically buy these trucks aren't looking for a luxurious interior.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @David S.

        but it does have a bigger engine than a ferrari.

        º_º
      jhon smith
      • 3 Years Ago
      nice looks GMC sierra HD. I love GMC sierra HD. The color, Shape, Wheels are awesome. I want to buy this truck. Thanks for sharing information.
      jhon smith
      • 3 Years Ago
      nice looks GMC sierra HD. The Color, Shape, wheels is awesome. I want to buy this truck. Thanks for sharing information. http://www.amazingboats.net/
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks brawny.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't see anything wrong with the current styling. Maybe thin up the headlamps, on the Silverado, with LED's on the outer edges of two Bi-Xenon bulbs stacked atop one another in a very narrow headlight column, and a big thick grille.

      That truck would look aggresive.. I'll try to pen out what I mean later and post it as a comment on this one.

      As for the GMC, I'm still not sure why GM would kill Pontiac and not GMC... to me I'll never get over that.

      In any case, the truck doesn't look too bad as it is. No reason to change what's already good in the first place if you ask me.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why didn't GM kill GMC? I don't have any numbers but i am guessing it's because GMC makes money for them. People are willing to pay a price premium for the GMC brand over the plain jane Chevy. There was nobody lining up to pay sticker on Pontiac's let alone any price premiums.
        HotRodzNKustoms
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't know if this is still true but from what I understand is that GMC is the most profitable of the GM brands, that's why GMC was not killed.

        I still do mourn Pontiac, it could have been great again.
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